GFNY Costa Rica: volcano and jungle

La Fortuna hosts the 3rd edition this Sunday July 10th



New York City, July 6, 2022 – 700 riders are lining up this Sunday in La Fortuna for the third GFNY Costa Rica. The race through the jungle around El Arenal volcano is 152km long with an elevation gain of almost 3000m thanks to a relentlessly undulating course.

Race week activities will take place at the ADIFORT sports center.  It includes the fun GFNY Costa Rica Expo that takes place Friday and Saturday where riders can pick up their race package, take photos with friends and sign the GFNY trademark sign-in board for their BE A PRO FOR A DAY® experience.

“We’re excited to be back in La Fortuna for our third edition,” says GFNY Costa Rica co-founder Diego Castro.  “La Fortuna has been a great host to GFNY and this year is no exception. The red carpet will be rolled out yet again for all riders. ”

La Fortuna is the gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park, comprising two volcanoes. The active volcano “Arenal” is still laced with lava flows. The hot springs in the area are a favorite among the racers and families for post race recovery.




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