The race begins from Sabah State Administrative Centre (PPNS) government office complex. PPNS is Borneo’s 2nd tallest building and offers an awe-inspiring venue for the start and finish of GFNY Kota Kinabalu. Get ready for an unforgettable course in and around Kota Kinabalu passing important highlights and attractions of Kota Kinabalu, on police-moderated roads. 
The impressive early kilometers are along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, a coastal road that skirts the Likas Bay on your right. Following Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, you’ll pass the Sabah International Convention Centre, and proceed straight into the city of Kota Kinabalu where you will see attractions such as the Jesselton Pier, shopping malls, golf courses, and Kota Kinabalu airport before heading towards the town of Putatan.  The Penampang–Kinarut / Papar Old Highway will lead you back to the city limits with some minor climbs before reaching the short but serious climb of Jalan Kolam Minintod. Continue north via the Tuaran Bypass Highway back to the city of Kota Kinabalu. 
The Medium Course riders will make a left turn at Jalan Sepangar, taking them back into the city towards the Finish Line at the PPNS building. Enjoy the post-race meal, music, celebrations and awards ceremony in front of the PPNS building.
The Long Course riders will continue riding north until the junction towards Tamparuli. Turn right at the roundabout into Jalan Tamparuli where you will pass a 200-meter-long Tamparuli Suspension Bridge before turning left into Jalan Topokon Labuaya. Enjoy a glimpse of the famous Mount Kinabalu on your right while enjoying a very challenging climb.

You will then get onto Jalan Tuaran–Kota Belud before turning right into Jalan Marabahai while passing the Horses Monument, a landmark of Tuaran District, before heading towards Jalan Sulaman, which you will stay on until the city limits. You will pass the famous grilled coconut stalls and the Royal Malaysian Navy Base at Sepangar Bay before turning into Jalan Politeknik, the Sabah Port Bypass, Jalan UMS and turning right towards the Finish Line at the Sabah State Administrative Centre (PPNS) building.

Long Course

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

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.

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Perks included as part of GFNY Kota Kinabalu

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