Scoring and Rankings


Every competitor is chip timed start-to-finish.

In some races, there may be a Timing Finish which is a different location than the Post-Race Festivities for course logistics reasons. The Timing Finish is usually the location where you collect your medal, get your finisher photo and have a basic aid station to refuel you with water, soda and small snacks. The Post-Race Festivities include the post-race meal & recovery zone, family photo wall, awards ceremony, bike parking, GFNY shop and multi-finisher medal handout. We recommend that your family awaits you at the Post-Race Festivities venue.

Your ticket is your entry into the race, regardless of the distance you complete. You can change your race distance even during the race. There are various check points along the course. As you pass various check points, the timing chip on your bike detects which course you are riding. You will be classified under the distance you completed automatically, regardless which distance you selected before the race.


In races where the medium course is part of the long course: If a rider completes the medium route, but has to abandon their race somewhere after crossing the medium course finish line but before the long course finish line, they will be classified as a medium route finisher.

For races where the medium route is not overlapping with the long course, and a rider does not cross the medium course or long course finish line, the rider will not be listed in the results and will not be considered a finisher.

If there is a stated cutoff, and a rider does not meet the cutoff, they will not be able to cross the finish line, and will not be in the results.

Some races can have intermediate cutoffs that reroute riders from the long route to the medium route. In case of missing a long route cutoff and being rerouted to medium route, if the rider successfully crosses the medium route finish line, they will be listed with the medium route finishers.


The medium course is a non-competitive, recreational ride. Your total time is provided, but there are no rankings. The listing of medium route finishers is provided in alphabetical order.

The long route riders are taking part in a competitive race. All finishers are ranked overall. The overall podium (top 3) are ranked overall, but removed from age group calculations, they are ranked in the Overall category only. This ensures that athletes who go on the overall podium aren’t awarded a 2nd time, rather allowing other athletes to claim the podium for the age group. All other athletes beyond the overall podium are ranked in their age group.

Overall results are based on gun time. Category results are based on chip time.

On, you will initially see the Overall rankings, based on gun time. Select the category in the filters on the page to see an age group and the age group rankings by chip time.


GFNY is open to any athlete over age of 18 (or 19 at select races, e.g., GFNY Italia). In order to register, go to or go to the race’s website and register there. You do not need to Qualify to take part in GFNY. 

Qualifier status earns you a start in the Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World race. 
Qualification is based on placement in your age group. Age group results are based on chip time. Overall rankings are based on gun time and an athlete who has a faster gun time may see qualifiers who were slower by gun time, but they had faster chip times.
Qualifications are calculated as follows:

Top 3 overall (m/f)
Top 10% of finishers in each age group
Top 20% of finishers in each age group at Regional Championships and World Championship
Minimum of 1 qualifier per age group
Rounding up .5 and over: if there were 15 finishers at top 10% of finisher qualify, top 2 finishers in the age group earn Qualifier status.
Qualification status is calculated from Final results. Qualification is not calculated based on Preliminary results. Final results are usually ready 1-2 weeks after a race, although larger events may need 2 weeks or longer to issue final results. Stay tuned for communication from your race via email or social announcing that Qualifications have been calculated.
Your Qualification is valid for 380 days and you can track the qualification period in your account. If you do a race during your Qualification period and don’t qualify at that race, don’t worry - your Qualification status remains valid, until 380 days from the date you earned the Qualification. If you re-qualify during an existing qualification period, your qualification date is extended to 380 days from that latest qualification date.


Results are available at

Preliminary results are available on the day of the race.

For any timing or ranking questions or disputes, contact the organizer of the race. Preliminary results can be updated in intervals in the days following a race.

Final results are usually ready 1-2 weeks after a race. After a race, the race organizer reviews the race results and applies any penalties and/or disqualifications. Smaller events usually have the results finalized within 1 week following a race. Larger events may need 2 weeks, or sometimes longer, to issue final results.

Your Finisher Certificate and Finisher Badge are only issued once the results are final. Stay tuned for communication from your race via email or social once the Finisher Certificates & Finisher Badge are available. It’s not possible to issue Finisher Certificates before finalizing results.

To download your Finisher Certificate and Finisher Badge, go to the Results tab in your account:


THANK YOU to the vast majority of you for you excellent conduct at GFNY.
Please keep in mind that we do give time penalties for wearing headphones, using aero bars, jumping corrals, not wearing a helmet, urinating in public and trashing, among other rule violations. Not wearing the official race jersey leads to a disqualification. And it goes without saying that doping is illegal and for any athlete found doping at GFNY this violation leads to a lifelong ban at GFNY races. 
Finalizing results can take a bit of extra time while we review footage from race officials, marshals, environment ambassadors, photographers, videographers who provide direct proof of misconduct by an athlete. Upon review, the Race Judge issues final penalties connected with each violation. The adjusted time or disqualification are reflected in under “Gun Time” and “Chip Time". The times will either reflect the finish time after the penalty is applied, or will have “disqualified” result in the Time column.
With respect to trashing: in 2012, GFNY invented the extra garbage pockets on the official race jersey and since then, every GFNY jersey ever produced has them. Also, every GFNY aid station has an Eco Zone. You can drop your trash while riding past the Eco Zone bin and we’ll pick it up if you miss. There is no need for anyone to ever throw trash outside the Eco Zones.
To be clear: the overwhelming majority of you does a fantastic job at following rules and the Code of Conduct at the race. We’re proud to have you at GFNY and we’re inspired by you.
Thank you for your continued support!


Rule Violation Penalty
3.1 Using aero bars 20 min
3.1 Illegal bike DQ
3.2 Not wearing a helmet 10 min
3.3 Not wearing official race jersey DQ
3.4 Bike number alteration 10 min
3.8 Wearing headphones, playing music 15 min
4.3 Corral jumping 20 min
6.1 Abuse 20 min to DQ
6.2 Foul language 20 min
6.3 Assault DQ
7.1 Traffic violation 10 min to DQ
7.2 & 7.3 Unsafe riding 10 min to DQ
7.5 Outside assistance 10 min to DQ
7.6 Failure to provide assistance 20 min to DQ
7.7 Misconduct 10 min to DQ
8 Throwing trash & polluting 10 min to DQ
9.2 Doping DQ


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