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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, with a multicultural population, entertainment, culture, nature, shopping and fantastic cuisine. With a population of two million, Kuala Lumpur is the gateway into Malaysia, and a melting pot that showcases the city’s contrasts and diversity.

Being a relatively young city, most of Kuala Lumpur's architecture is a blend of colonial influences from 19th-20th centuries, Asian traditions, Malay Islamic inspirations, and modern skyscrapers boasting record heights. This is what makes KL distinctive - the city’s identity was built on its history, people, culture and heritage.

KL is one of Asia’s major business centers. Food and shopping are arguably the most important aspects of daily life in Kuala Lumpur. A wide range of food and shopping options will excite and surprise you, from glitzy shopping malls and fine dining to markets and street food. KL is a true gem of Southeast Asia.

Kuala Lumpur extends its warm welcome to GFNY cyclists from around the world!

Courses

The race begins in Kuala Lumpur’s City Center, at the historical clock tower building of Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. You will take on a course traveling past all the major attractions of Kuala Lumpur, you will get to experience Kuala Lumpur in a way that it has never been experienced before. Get ready for a life-highlight experience of your visit and your sports accomplishments at GFNY Kuala Lumpur.
 
From the start line at Jalan Raja, head towards Jalan Raja Laut, where on the left is the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Building (Kuala Lumpur City Hall). From Jalan Raja Laut, turn onto Jalan Sultan Ismail and head towards Jalan Raja Chulan, where on the left are the Petronas Twin Towers while on the right you will see the Kuala Lumpur Telekom Tower together with major buildings and hotels of Kuala Lumpur.
 
Continue on Jalan Raja Chulan, it will lead you to Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Maharajalela, Jalan Loke Yew and Jalan Cheras until Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2 (Middle Ring Road 2 / MRR2), this stretch of the course is still within the Kuala Lumpur City Limits.

Along the MRR2, you will  pass the National Zoo on the right and major housing areas of Melawati Hills on both sides of the route. Towards the end of the MRR2, you will pass on the famous Batu Caves, a Hindu Temple where the largest golden statue can be seen. The famous Hindu Thaipusam celebrations are held here every year and it is an important landmark of Kuala Lumpur. At KM 55, the courses split, the medium route riders turn right to head to the finish, the long course riders go straight to tackle the full course.
 
You will then cross the Rawang Bypass Bridge, which is the 2nd tallest bridge in Malaysia at a height of 58.2 meters. The bridge is an infamous KOM section at the Tour de Langkawi pro race. Then, you’ll face the longest climb of the day, the 10km-long climb with 300m elevation gain to the recreational area of Ulu Yam, where you can experience the beautiful tropical forest. You’ll have a chance to recover during the 10km-long descent before climbing a short, but steep 1km climb.

The final 25km to the finish are flat and fast. The race to the finish line will take you through Jalan Kuching and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim. On the left is the KL Hockey Stadium while on the right are Government’s Offices of Jalan Duta. At this final stage of the route, you will be able to see The Parliament Building, The National Museum and the famous Majestic Hotel of Kuala Lumpur together with the Original Kuala Lumpur Train Station and National Mosque. And finally, you’ll cross the finish line at the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building, where you started the day. Join your awaiting supporters in the post-race festival with music, food, drinks, celebrations and the awards ceremony in this stunning, iconic setting.

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.

Perks included as part of GFNY Kuala Lumpur

THE JERSEY: All riders receive the official GFNY Kuala Lumpur race jersey, which is mandatory attire at the race. The jersey is designed in NYC and Made in Italy.

CHIP TIMING: GFNY Kuala Lumpur is a timed race. Each athlete has their own timing chip, which starts right after you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line. Timing results will be available at gfny.cc/results.

FINISHER MEDAL: Every GFNY Kuala Lumpur finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they complete. All finishers also earn a “Finish” towards their 3x2023 GFNY medal or the 10x medal. Go to gfny.com/medals for more information on GFNY’s multi-finisher medals.

GFNY Gear

GFNY Coaching

Coaching.gfny.com is a platform to help you find your best GFNY performance through personalized training plans, performance analysis, online meetings and an extensive library of training content.
 
GFNY Coaching can help you prepare for all your GFNY World races. You can choose from one of three monthly plan options that provides you with a training plan by a GFNY coach to help you meet your goals in your next GFNY, whether the goal is #breaking10, #breaking6, or even #breaking4. All of our plans are customized for each athlete, and feedback and coach contact is always included. GFNY Coaching is available in English and Spanish.
 
No matter your goals or level of experience in cycling, whether you have a couple of months to tune-up, or half a year to change yourself completely as an athlete, you will be ready to hit that PB, get your highest placing ever, or just finish your first GFNY race.

GFNY Training Center

The GFNY Training Center section of coaching.gfny.com provides you content focused on training topics like nutrition, cadence, and power, as well as course guides to GFNY races around the World. This training and course strategy content is free of charge to every GFNY athlete.

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