The Republic of Panama is an isthmus that connects South America with Central America. Located in the southeast of Central America, it is bordered to the north by the Caribbean Sea, to the south by the Pacific Ocean, to the east by Colombia and to the west by Costa Rica. Its capital and largest city is Panama City, and its metropolitan area is home to about half of the total population. There are many versions about the origin of the name Panama, but the approved version is that it means "abundance of fish, trees and butterflies."
Panama is a cosmopolitan and dynamic city where the modern and the colonial come together to create a lively and vibrant atmosphere. In natural beauty, biodiversity and dazzling landscapes, Panama is incomparable. Due to its geographical position, Panama is a resting point on the route of numerous species of birds that migrate from north to south and vice versa.
If you like adventure, Panama becomes your paradise. Here you can do activities that get your pulse racing, the seas of Panama offer incredible opportunities for world-class fishing, snorkeling and diving; having a great variety of beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
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 earn a spot in the Qualifier 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.