4th GFNY Ecuador Manta

September 22, 2022

Manta on the Pacific coast hosts the latest edition of the very first Ecuadorian granfondo this Sunday, September 25

GFNY Manta offers runners a challenging 142.2km course with 2030m of elevation. This year’s race will start and end at the Wyndham Manta hotel located in the bustling center of this coastal city with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

“Ecuador is currently experiencing a road cycling boom that couldn’t even be stopped by the pandemic,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “GFNY Ecuador Manta was the first ever granfondo in the country in 2019 and has been held every year since. It is one of the few endurance races in the world that has never been canceled or postponed in the past two years. This says a lot about the professional work that the team around Elena Nolasco and Christian Mendez do.

“With GFNY Marathon Quito on October 9, GFNY Panama City on October 30, and GFNY Cycling Quito on November 13, Elena and Christian have expanded their offerings to Ecuador and even Panama – and there’s more to come!”

Race week activities will take place at the Wyndham Manta Hotel. It includes the fun 40km group warm-up race on Saturday where runners can take a relaxed ride with friends and competitors. On Sunday, runners will tackle a spectacular and challenging course that will combine hills along the Pacific coast and the forest of Pacoche.

Website: manta.gfny.com

About the GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports events company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand organizes numerous events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts its athletes first.


More than 30 events around the world. See the latest schedule here

Riders become PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

The top 10% (20% at Regionals) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at each GFNY World event.

GFNY NYC World Championship

The 11th annual GFNY World Championship in New York will be held on May 21, 2023. The race features the most international field in the world with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take a challenging 100-mile course from New York to Bear Mountain to Fort Lee to compete against each other, against the clock and against themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

Other documents for the use of the media

Official GFNY Manta video: here
GFNY press images: here
GFNY results: here
GFNY World calendar chart: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme, [email protected]
Caroline Lindsay, [email protected]


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