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Cusco

Cusco or Cosqo, is located in the Peruvian Andes, 3,200 meters above sea level. It is the historical capital of the country, in addition to being recognized as world heritage site by UNESCO.

The name Cosqo translates as the Navel of the World, because it is a vast network of roads that effectively linked all of South America, from southern Colombia to northern Argentina.

At first glance, Cusco has a Spanish colony look, the perimeter of the Plaza de Armas has colonial arches and balconies on the second floors, but the bases of the structures are the remnant stone constructions of the extraordinary Inca culture.

Cusco was built by the Inka Pachacutec and is designed under the image of the Puma, where “La Otra Casa Real Del Sol” or “Saqsaywaman” represents the head.

The imperial city is like a Villa, one can visit Cusco on foot, entering the city you will discover various temples or tourist spots such as Koricancha, La Catedral and La Piedra de 12 Ángulos as well as its various Squares such as San Blas, Kusipata, and other places like the San Pedro Market. It has fascinating hotels and accommodations, as well as a diverse gastronomy that masterfully combines the products of the Andes, reflected in its many restaurants and cafes.

Course

The 2023 route starts and ends at the Living Inca City of Ollantaytambo, in the heart of the Sacred Valley at 2,800 meters above sea level. An architectural jewel on the way to Machu Picchu, with more than 3,500 years old. Located 2 hours from the Imperial city of Cusco.

The town of Ollantaytambo was a strategic military, religious and agricultural center surrounded by terraces and ruins, with buildings over four meters high. It is a wonderful place that surrounds you with magic and mystery. Ollantaytamo is the only peruvian living inca town.

The town it is like a village, all the hotels are within walking distance and the gastronomy is wonderful, with warm and friendly people who will make you live a unique experience full of culture and sports.

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 qualify for the Racer 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 Peru

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

CHIP TIMING: GFNY Peru is a timed race. Each athlete has their own timing chip, which starts just after crossing the starting line and stops when it crosses the finish line. Time results for all runners will be provided in the finish area on race day and online after the race.

FINISHER MEDAL: Every GFNY Peru finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they completed. 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.

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What are your GFNY goals?
            Podium!
            Qualify (finish in the top 10% of my age group)
            Improve my time
            Finish the race


GFNY Coaching is here to help you prepare for your best race day. We offer these t
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a) Get a GFNY Coach for personalized training: maximize results with the time you have available.
b) Get one of our GFNY specific training plans on TrainingPeaks: structure, expert advice and a motivation boost with flexibility to match your life.

GFNY Coaching

The personalized training plan written by your GFNY Coach is tailored to your schedule, cycling experience, fitness and goals. GFNY Coaches are qualified coaches with years of success in working with athletes of all fitness levels. 

No matter your goals or your cycling experience, with GFNY Coaching you get personalized training plans, advice, and guidance to focus on your target race. Whether you have a couple of months to tune-up, or half a year to change yourself completely as a rider, you will be ready to earn that PR, get your highest placing ever, or finish your first GFNY race.

Let the GFNY experts at GFNY Coaching prepare you. GFNY coaches have raced GFNYs and understand the demands of every race and course on the calendar.

Training Plans on TrainingPeaks

Benefit from training structure and work out smarter by following a GFNY training plan. The easy-to-follow GFNY training plans are designed to give you flexibility and control over your training process and adjust based on how you feel, the weather and your physical condition.

The plans are written by GFNY Coaches, with options based on your cycling experience, and are tailored for the type of GFNY race course you’ll be racing - flat-to-rolling, or mountains.

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 to every GFNY athlete. 

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