Details

This event features a Sprint distance triathlon, perfect for beginners and those who want to race at top speed, and an Olympic distance for the more experienced triathlete. The finish takes place 200 yards from the beach, right in front of the beautiful resort where cold beer, food and music will welcome you…

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Takes place in the Sea of Cortez.  If the water temperature is 84.0 degrees or higher, the use of wetsuits will be prohibited for safety purposes.

 

 

 


 BIKEBIKE

Will be on a flat looped course on resort roads that will be closed to traffic.  The Sprint race will consist of 1 loop, while the Olympic will be 3 loops of the 9.5 mile course.

 

 

 


5K10KRUN

Is on the beautiful rolling cart paths of the resort golf course.  The 5K & 10K running races will use the same course as the triathlons.

Integral Family Development

Human Movement Management is committed to giving back to the community at large. We ask that you please bring NON-PERISHABLE food and clothing to donate to the local Integral Family Development (DIF) chapter.  DIF is a social assistance branch of the government that seeks to direct public policy regarding social assistance while promoting the integral development of the family and community. You can find more information about DIF here. Help us give back! Thanks for your help!

Race Day Bib Number

Click THIS LINK to see your race day bib number!

 

Hotels/Lodging

Las Palomas is an extraordinary resort where all rooms are suites that have a balcony with spectacular ocean view, a full gourmet kitchen, and each is uniquely decorated and include private bedrooms, charming living and dining spaces, Satellite TV, complimentary internet, and breathtaking views.. The resort itself is a vacation oasis offering a fitness center, infinity-edge pools, water slide and lazy rivers, swim-up pool bars, whirlpools, a gorgeous sand beach and 4 diamond gourmet dining. To make a reservation call 866-360-2324.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION:

*In order to reserve & confirm any group reservation with special rate, you must provide with a rooming list atleast 30 days in advance, for high demand seasons we suggest to block the needed suite with at least 2 months in advance.

Weather

Typical weather in Sonora, Mexico during late April is high temperatures in the low 80’s and lows in the 60’s.  Expect water temperatures to be in the low 70’s.

Border Safety

U.S. citizens returning from Mexico must present a passport or passport card to enter the United States. Children 15 and younger can cross with a U.S. birth certificate or naturalization certificate.  DO NOT TRY TO BRING FIRE ARMS OR AMMO!! That will land you in jail for sure!!

With some frequency, the US State Department issues travel advisories warning about increase violence along the border. The city of Puerto Peñasco is in northern Mexico. But the town has not seen the rolling gun attacks seen in the border towns of Juarez, Nogales and Tijuana. Safety concerns in the beachside resort town are at a “far lesser degree” than the aforementioned trouble spots, said Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard late last year. The facts and statistics show that since 2008 there have been four gun related deaths among the police, but no tourist casualties. Mexican authorities heavily patrol the highway to Rocky Point knowing that the community needs tourists to continue to thrive.

There are thousands of Americans that visit Rocky Point on a regular basis… It is very, very rare to hear them complaining about safety or crime issues. Some perspective: every Christmas in Britain about 700 people go to hospital for treatment to injuries inflicted while opening their gifts (knives slip, scissors go too far etc). There are 60 million British people. 20 Million people visit Mexico each year. So far (and not to take away from the tragedy and seriousness of it) only a handful of innocent tourists have been caught in the unfortunate criminal shootings… That means you are 4 times more likely to be injured by your own Christmas present in Britain than by a Mexican thug. Just saying.

The water is safe to use when cooking, showering and brushing your teeth. It is probably also safe to drink but stick with bottled water to be safe.

We also HIGHLY recommend that you purchase Mexican Auto Insurance before you cross the border. It can and will save you a lot of hassle!

April 22, 2017

Sprint, Olympic, Relay, 5k & 10k

On-site Registration will be CASH ONLY, US Currency on Friday, April 21 5pm - 8pm. Please note: Las Palomas does not have an ATM on-premises. Online registration closes on Monday, April 17th at 3pm. The Olympic Triathlon Relay is $120 online and $150 on-site. The Sprint Triathlon relay is $110 online and $140 on-site. Prices subject to change at the Rocky Point Triathlon’s discretion. Please click the 'REGISTER NOW' button to see times, pricing, and run options.