Every competitor is chip timed start-to-finish.
In some races, there may be a Timing Finish plus a Celebratory Finish, if it’s not possible to hold both finish points in the same location. The Timing Finish is usually very basic, with just a timing mat. The Celebratory Finish is the dressed up finish line, where you get your medal and meet your family. If a race lists just one “Finish Line”, then that Finish Line is both the Timing Finish and Celebratory Finish.
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 and in their age group.
Overall results are based on gun time. Category results are based on chip time.
On gfny.cc, 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.
Results are available at gfny.cc/results
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 gfny.cc account: http://gfny.cc/user/results