Major international cycling race set for Punta Cana in 2019
Marathon to take runners to see sites of Santo Domingo
Free admission to Colonial City museums on 25 August 2018
Salsa at the Puerto Plata Amphitheater


Major international cycling race set for Punta Cana in 2019
For the first time a GFNY Dominican Republic cycling race will be held in the Dominican Republic. The event is scheduled to be run on 7 April 2019 in the Punta Cana area and nearby mountains.

"The celebration of the GFNY series in the Dominican Republic represents a vote of confidence in the positioning of Punta Cana as a world class tourist destination. This is an added value to the country as it places it within the global circuit of sports tourism that is increasingly growing worldwide," Acosta pointed out.

The famous “gran fondo” race is designed to provide riders with a combination of fast paced start, challenging climbs and rolling hills finish, so that everyone can maximize their cycling strengths. Gran Fondo races are a type of long-distance road cycling that are individually chip-timed (start to finish) races with prizes for the fastest riders in each category. The format combines the way runners’ marathons and biking races are organized. They have lead and follow cars, judges, safety escort, police escort, as well as technical and medical assistance.
Antonio Acosta, president of the firm that has the local franchise for the event, says that in the race competitors compete against the clock and themselves in a tough physical challenge.

The 7 April 2019 race will be run with two course options. One of 150 km and a climb of 973m and another of 94 km with a climb of 398m. The organizers have framed the 150 km event to run alongside the coastline of Punta Cana, heading through countryside in the eastern mountain range to end with a return through the rolling hills of Anamuya. Both races take off from Puntacana Village, 1 km away from the Punta Cana International Airport.

Registration for both events is now open at http://www.gfnyrd.com

In 2019, GFNY races will also be held in Philippines, Indonesia, Uruguay, Colombia, Israel, USA (NY), Polland and Costa Rica. The franchise was incorporated in 2010 and has carried out more than 17 events in 20 countries with the participation of over 40,000 cyclists.

For local information, also call 809 519-8686 or visit Av. 27 de Febrero corner Calle del Rincon, 4th floor.

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Marathon to take runners to see sites of Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo Corre is organizing their First Santo Domingo Marathon for Sunday, 9 September 2018. The race will take runners through emblematic and touristic sites of the city of Santo Domingo.

The courses covers an iconic route from the Centro de los Héroes, the Santo Domingo Malecón boulevard to the Colonial City, a 42 km and 195 meter route, the official marathon distance. Another shorter 21 km marathon will also be run.

The announcement of the race was made by Santo Domingo Corre executives, Modesto Reyes, Samuel Núñez, Marlenny Peña, and Karla Martín. Reyes said the race will promote the Santo Domingo brand and the tourism attractions of Santo Domingo. The event has the backing of the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster.

Several talents of the fitness and running world are joining efforts to promote the event, including Nicole Lockward, Gabriella Reginato, Haidy Cruz, Leisy Fit, Natasha Méndez, Karla Martín, Puro de la Cruz, Iván Gómez, Mario Socias and Rafael Bello.


Free admission to Colonial City museums on 25 August 2018
Make plans to head to the Colonial City on Saturday, 25 August 2018, for an unforgettable evening of museum tours and much more. The Ministry of Culture announced that The Long Night of Museums event and says that this year, the event is dedicated to young people, so expect many more activities to entertain children and young adults compared to this event in past years.

Admission to the many Colonial City Museums run by the government is free with extended scheduled from 9am in the morning to 12midnight. This is a great evening to walk all around the Colonial City enjoying the sites and the cool air of summer nights.

Uber, Cabify, and Apolo taxi companies make it possible to avoid the inconveniences caused by the lack of parking when heading to the Colonial City.


Salsa at the Puerto Plata Amphitheater
Eight popular Dominican salsa singers are coming together for an evening of salsa at Puerto Plata’s Juan Lockward Amphitheater that faces the Atlantic Ocean. These are Michel el Buenón, Sexappeal, Chiquito Team Band, Revolución Salsera, Davicito Kada, Ruth La Cantante, El Clasicom and Alex Matos.

The performance, “Puerto Plata Está en Salsa” would be on Saturday, 18 August 2018. It is a Luis Medrano production.

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