Triathlon March 31st , 2012.
New Timing System for 2012!
ONE OF THE TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE TOP 100
This race will kick off the triathlon season with a bang south of the border. Come on down and celebrate with Red Rock as we proudly present the Las Palomas Rocky Point Triatlon in beautiful Puerto Penasco, Mexico (aka Rocky Point). The host resort is phenomenal, with views of the ocean, multiple pools, a lazy river, swim up bars, hammocks, and golf course! The awards ceremony has become legendary!
Gender specific technical tee
Awards 3 Deep Overall (Tris, 5k & 10k)
Awards 3 Deep for age categories (Tris only)
Fully stocked aid stations with agua y PowerBar y Sportsdrinks
FREE Post race beer garden for athletes!
FREE Chips & Salsa for athletes
Live entertainment - featuring Deejay GT
Need additional motiviation? Racelab will have a training plan for this race!! Coming soon!!
This event features an Olympic or Sprint distance triathlon. All participants start in the Sea of Cortez, then ride a looped course on the resort roads, finishing with a run on the beautiful rolling hills of the resort golf course, crossing the finish line on the beach...where cold beer, food and a band anxiously await your arrival.
Olympic Course - 1000 meter swim, 24.5 mile bike, 6.2 mile run.
Sprint Course - 500 meter swim, 16 mile bike, 3.1 mile run.
5k / 10k Course - we will use the same course as the tris, along the golf course!
Weather - historical weather has high temperatures in the mid 70's. Lows around this date are typically in the low 60's. Expect water temps to be in the low 70's.
Age groups are broken down into 5-year increments, based on your age as of December 31, 2012 by gender, hombres y chicas and by race - sprint and olympic.
5k & 10k Run Categories
Awards will be granted for top 3 overall, hombres y chicas, 5k y 10k.
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. We have had some creative names, costumes etc...bring it on..it IS Mexico! Regardless of gender teams will be racing against each other, ie no separate awards for all females, all males, or coed...mix it up and have fun!
First off, we are in Mexico...so...we operate a little more relaxed when it comes to time, especially with the tides as wacky as they are in Rocky Point...that being said...here is our estimated timeline o events
Athlete guide will be posted approximately 1 week before the event.
Friday March 30, 2012
2:00pm - 8:00pm: Registration, Expo, and Packet Pickup at Las Palomas Resort
6:00pm: Optional athlete meeting at Las Palomas Resort
Saturday March 31, 2012 - RACE DAY
*Start time dependent on tides and subject to change*
5k & 10k will start approximately 30 minutes after the triathlon