Course

GFNY Punta del Este's course is demanding, and it honors its name. From city, to beach, to sprawling cattle ranches and past iconic architecture, this race will challenge and amaze you.
 
The race starts at the center of Punta del Este and does a loop along Punta del Este’s coastline, past the scenic yacht harbor, past the iconic “La Mano” (The Hand) beach sculpture and over the famous La Barra wave bridge. From there, you race with breathtaking coastal views in famous beach & party towns of La Barra and Manantiales. In Manantiales, you turn inland and the challenge begins. You will race past vast cattle ranches and scenic, remote villages on small, rural roads. The whole course has police-moderated traffic.
 
The wind will dictate your pace, and wind direction will vary. The climbs are short, but they are steep. On the long course, there is a stretch of 80km of unrelenting climbs ranging from 300m to 1km long, with inclines averaging 8% to 12%.The long course is indeed long and challenging, while the recreational medium route is more attainable, both in distance and climbing. 
 
To complete your incredible GFNY Puta del Este experience, enjoy your hard-earned post-race meal & celebration and awards ceremony at the swanky Parador Imarangatu beach club.

Long & Medium Course

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 50 miles 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

Course Strategy by GFNY Coaching

Looking for a detailed breakdown of the course? Need some help planning out your race strategy? Check out the GFNY Punta Del Este Course Guide by GFNY Coaching. We dig into the challenges of the course and help you plan your pacing, nutrition and tactics to have your best race. You've done the preparation, now focus on the final details! 

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