Race numbers are assigned by ticket type, qualification status, age group and distance. You can start with your friends if they are allocated to the same start corral as you. If they are in a different start corral, you can move back to start with them, but they cannot move forward to join you. “Jumping” forward a corral (starting in a corral not assigned to your number) will result in 10-minute penalty added to your finish time.
Race corral set-up may vary between GFNY races. Make sure you check the races website for more information.
If you finish a GFNY Regional Championship or the GFNY World Championship long course in the top 20% of your age group, you will start in the Qualifier Corral at all GFNYs for the next 380 days.
Overall Champions (man and woman) of a GFNY Regional Championship win flights, hotel and entry to GFNY World Championship NYC to compete for the GFNY World Championship crown.