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Manta

Manta is a city well known for loving sporting events and welcoming new athletes warmly. The city is located by the sea, making Manta a paradise for beach and water sports lovers, as well as seafood lovers, they will be delighted with the incredible dishes at the lowest prices you can imagine.

Manta is a great place to come for a family vacation because you can have all the comforts of a big city (restaurants, shopping malls, cinemas, bars, clubs, 5-star hotels, beach clubs, etc.) but in a small town far from all. the noise, the traffic and the hustle and bustle.

Near Manta you will find beautiful national parks from where you can observe humpback whales or enjoy bird watching, a spectacle not to be missed.

Course

This course offers an exciting challenge with 175 km and 2103 m of ascent. All possible environments are experienced starting from the historic city of Montecristi Ciudad Alfaro Civic and Cultural Center, connecting with the beautiful city of Manta, passing through the port of Manta and San Mateo, entering the majestic nature of the Pacoche forest to join the coastline "La Ruta del Spondylus" along with beautiful turquoise beaches until reaching Puerto Cayo. The race will be defined with a 7.6 km second category mountain pass called (El Aromo) where the attacks will begin and the King of the Mountain competition will also begin to take a steep descent again to the city of Montecristi that will make you enjoy the speed. For the arrival a high end with a great short climb to the Ciudad Alfaro Civic and Cultural Center.

The mountain pass "El Aromo" Distance 7.6 km Average slope 5.1% Maximum slope 13.2% Port of 2nd category (KOM award).

The medium distance is just as challenging as the long distance, but with less climbing and a distance of only 76 km and 978 m of ascent. This distance will start together with the long distance runners with a spectacular starting ceremony where all the runners will go out together and travel through the historic city of Montecristi Centro Cívico y Cultural Ciudad Alfaro, connecting with the beautiful city of Manta, passing through the port of Manta and San Mateo, entering the majestic nature of the Pacoche forest, to take a steep descent again to the city of Montecristi that will make you enjoy the speed. For the arrival a high end with a great short climb to the Ciudad Alfaro Civic and Cultural Center.

  • Expect this ride to be as challenging as the long distance, but it's a perfect distance to choose if you're a new rider or don't want to run such a long distance.

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.

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