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Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Located on the easternmost tip of Puerto Rico, Fajardo is a great base if you want to explore Puerto Rico’s nearby islands and cays. Known for breathtaking views and pristine natural reserves, the town is only 40 minutes away from SJU airport.

Home to half-dozen marinas-one of them the largest one in the Caribbean- Fajardo is leader in sailing, parasailing, catamaran chartering, and much more.  The town is home to one of the three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico, where you can kayak and explore the diversity of marine life.  There is also the Cabezas de San Juan nature reserve, where you’ll find more outdoor adventures await.

Course

GFNY Puerto Rico starts from the El Conquistador Resort. The race will go on fast and mostly flat roads, and some short, slight climbs through the eastern coastal towns of Fajardo, Ceiba, Naguabo and Humacao.   

In Humacao, you turn inland to take on the second half of the loop. This section will travel through lush, remote, tranquil roads, but the beautiful surroundings also come with a price: be ready for five steep, punchy climbs (11.9% max) and fast, technical descents that will make your legs burn.   

Long route will do the loop a second time. The medium route riders complete the loop once. At the end of the loop, turn left and return back on the same road you started. A mostly-flat and fast final miles to get back to El Conquistador, a festive finish line and the biggest post-race party you’ve ever seen. Be ready for music, food, dancing.   

Stay an extra night and join us for sunset party and a cool-down group ride on Monday morning with your GFNY Family to cap off an amazing race week.

LONG COURSE IS A COMPETITION: Only the finishers of the long course are eligible for category rankings and Overall and Podium awards. If you want to race and be ranked in your category, you must complete the long course. Top 10% of finishers in each age group earn a spot in the Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

 

MEDIUM COURSE IS NOT A COMPETITION: The riders of the medium course will be provided their start-to-finish time, but will not be ranked by finish time. All finish times will be listed in alphabetical order.

Perks included as part of GFNY Puerto Rico

THE JERSEY: All riders receive the official GFNY Puerto Rico race jersey, which is mandatory attire at the race. The jersey is designed in NYC and Made in Italy.

CHIP TIMING: GFNY Puerto Rico is a timed race. Each athlete has their own timing chip, which starts right after you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line. Timing results will be available at gfny.cc/results.

FINISHER MEDAL: Every GFNY Puerto Rico finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they complete. All finishers also earn a “Finish” towards their 3x2023 GFNY medal or the 10x medal. Go to gfny.com/medals for more information on GFNY’s multi-finisher medals.

GFNY Gear

GFNY Coaching

Coaching.gfny.com is a platform to help you find your best GFNY performance through personalized training plans, performance analysis, online meetings and an extensive library of training content.
 
GFNY Coaching can help you prepare for all your GFNY World races. You can choose from one of three monthly plan options that provides you with a training plan by a GFNY coach to help you meet your goals in your next GFNY, whether the goal is #breaking10, #breaking6, or even #breaking4. All of our plans are customized for each athlete, and feedback and coach contact is always included. GFNY Coaching is available in English and Spanish.
 
No matter your goals or level of experience in cycling, whether you have a couple of months to tune-up, or half a year to change yourself completely as an athlete, you will be ready to hit that PB, get your highest placing ever, or just finish your first GFNY race.

GFNY Training Center

The GFNY Training Center section of coaching.gfny.com provides you content focused on training topics like nutrition, cadence, and power, as well as course guides to GFNY races around the World. This training and course strategy content is free of charge to every GFNY athlete.

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