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Manta

Manta is a city considered "The Gateway of the Pacific", characterized by providing the best experience of nature, beaches, adventure sports and its nightlife.

It is the first tourist, maritime and fishing port of Ecuador of great importance for Ecuadorian foreign trade. Manta has a tourist charm, for its magnificent beaches, located in the heart of the city.

Its dry subtropical climate, with temperatures that oscillate between 24ºC and 26ºC, make Manta a charming place throughout the year. Its real estate and commercial development have managed to place Manta among one of the most developed cities in Ecuador.

Course

We have two courses, the long course is 150 km with a height of 2083 m, it starts  from the scenic boardwalk of Manta, passing through the beautiful beach of Santa Marianita, Ligüiqui, the Pacoche Forest, San Lorenzo and the Ruta del Spondilus until Puerto Cayo and the return will be through the mountains.

The medium course with approximately 75 km, is as challenging as the long course, but with less climbing, with a climb of 1289 m, this course also starts from the scenic Manta boardwalk, passes through San Mateo, reaching the Pacoche Forest, passing through Ligüiqui and returning through Puerto del Aromo to Manta. This course will start together with the long course riders, in which there will be a spectacular ceremony.

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.

Course Map

Perks included as part of  GFNY Ecuador

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

CHIP TIMING: GFNY Ecuador 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 Ecuador finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they complete. All finishers also earn a “Finish” towards their 3x2020-2021 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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