RACE DETAILS AND FEATURES:
• April 26, 2014
• Unisex technical tee
• Chip timed
• Awards 3 deep overall (Triathlons, 5k & 10k)
• Awards 3 deep for age categories (Triathlons only)
• Relays (Sprint & Olympic Triathlons)
• Fully stocked aid stations with water and sport drinks
• FREE Post race beer garden for athletes provided by Tecate Beer
• FREE quesadillas, beans, rice, chips, and salsa for athletes provided by Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort
• DJ entertainment – The BEST Beach / Pool Fiesta from 1:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Racelab will offer a special training plan for this race!! Contact Racelab at 480.502.9975 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Olympic Course – 1000 meter swim, 27.5 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
• Sprint Course – 500 meter swim, 9.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
• 5k / 10k Courses
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.
Swim: 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.
Bike: 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.
Run: 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.
Finish: 200 yards from the beach, right in front of the beautiful resort where cold beer, food and music will welcome you…
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female athletes, as well as the top 3 in each age group. Age groups will be based on age as of December 31, 2013 and broken down into 5 year increments. Age Breakdown: 19 & under / 20-24 / 25-29 / 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60 & up.
Relay Teams (Sprint & Olympic distance triathlons)
Awards will go given to the top 3 overall relay teams. Relay teams consist of two or three members. For 2-person teams, one person must do two of the legs. For 3-person teams, each person does one leg. No separate awards for mixed teams.
5k & 10k Runs
Awards will be granted for top 3 overall male and female.
RACE WEEKEND TIMELINE:
Friday April 25, 2014
• 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Registration, expo, and packet pickup next to pool at Las Palomas Resort (Phase 1)
- Make sure to bring your picture ID to receive your race packet and shirt.
- Cash only (dollars or pesos)
• 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Bike Tune Ups / Maintenance provided by Tribe Multisports
• 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm: Athlete meeting on stage next to pool
- Great opportunity to gather course details and ask questions
Saturday April 26, 2014 – RACE DAY
• 7:30 am – 9:30 am: Race day registration and packet pickup next to pool at Las Palomas Resort (Phase 1)
- Cash only (dollars and pesos)
- Make sure to bring your picture ID to receive your race packet and shirt
8:00 am – 10:00 am: Transition opens
- Only athletes are permitted inside the transition area
- Must have your wristband on to enter
- Bike rack location is based on assigned bib number
- Body marking inside transition
• 10:20 am: Triathlon start (dependent on tides, subject to change)
• Wave 1 - Olympic men (Yellow Swim Caps)
• Wave 2 - Olympic women and relays (Red Swim Caps)
• Wave 3 - Sprint men (White Swim Caps)
• Wave 4 - Sprint women and relays (Purple Swim Caps)
• 10:40 am: 5k & 10k start (dependent on last swimmer)
- Mass start on golf course next to transition
• 12:00 am – 7:30 pm: Beach and pool fiesta free beer and food for athletes
- DJ ToRo will be spinning tunes
• 2:00 pm: Award ceremony (approximately)
- On the stage next to pool
• 2:00 pm: Transition is closed
• 10:00 pm: Pool bar closes
Sunday April 27, 2014
• 8:00AM – 1:00 PM – Mexican buffet breakfast with mimosas (Citron Restaurant) $18/Person
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.
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 or use the login information below.
TO RESERVE A ROOM: (for issues call making a reservation call 480-544-7778)
- Go to http://www.laspalomasresort.
- Select group
- Press enter
- Group ID TRIA14
- Password tri14
- Rates are in U.S. dollars and include housekeeping service and access to all resort amenities.
- Rates are subject to change without notification.
- Weekend & Special Rates require a minimum 2 night stay.
- The reservation holder must be over the age of 25 and stay at the resort.
- With special permission, one additional person beyond the maximum occupancy may stay in each suite for a charge of $50 U.S.
- Non-guest of the resort are not permitted to bring in outside food or drinks
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!
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!