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Cancun is ranked in the top 6 tourist destinations in the world, surrounded by the beautiful turquoise Caribbean Sea. It’s very easy to get to, with more than 350 flights a day from all over the world. Hospitality, beautiful beaches, first-class accommodation and food, are waiting for you in this Mexican paradise. Register today and compete in this great and friendly resort of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Triathletes will start with a very fast swim in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The second leg of the race will take place on a very fast and flat course, before finishing with a well-supported run route.

The local government and the people of Cancun are enthusiastic and supportive. So don’t let go of this opportunity to enjoy Cancun and compete in one of the Challenge Family races. Of course, bring your family with you!

How to enter the Challenge Cancun

  1. Challenge Cancun 113K

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
    $320
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  2. Challenge Cancun 113K Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
    $525
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  3. Open Water (1.25K)

    Swim 1.25km
    $90
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  4. Open Water (2.5K)

    Swim 2.5km
    $90
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  5. Open Water (5K)

    Swim 5km
    $120
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  6. Beach Fun Race (5K)

    Run 5km
    $30
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  7. Beach Fun Race (1K)

    Run 1km
    $15
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Challenge Cancun routes

TRIATHLON:

The Challenge Cancún course is distinguished for being flat and fast, as well as hot and humid.

Swim:

The swim leg will take place on one of Cancun’s best beaches: Playa Langosta, in kilometer 5 of the Hotel Zone. Athletes will complete a 1 loop course and will be able to identify the course marked by buoys, and lifeguards and paramedics will be visible throughout the course. Race officials will mark and supervise the distances. The swim for Challenge Cancun is a run-in start from the shore. The ocean’s temperature in April is around 26º C and the deepest part of the course is around 6 meters.

Bike:

The second leg of the event will be a 3 loop course beginning on the lagoon side lane. Athletes will head up towards kilometer 14 and make a U-turn to come back down to kilometer 0, turn into downtown Cancun on Av. Bonampak and make their second U-turn in front of Transition 2, which is Tec Milenio University. For athletes racing the 133K, the course will be 3 loops. The bike course will have 4 medical service points and 1 double aid station located close to Playa Langosta (kilometer 5 of the Hotel Zone). Race officials will be supervising the course.

Run:

For the last part of the race, athletes will head out of T2 (Tec Milenio University) and run onto the North-South lane of Av. Bonampak to complete an easy straight line 3 loop course. The course will have 3 medical stations with paramedics and first class services. Water stations will be every mile and will have: water, powerade, fruit, soda and ice. Athletes will cross the finish line within Tec Milenio University.

Open Water:

You will swim in a circuit in the crystalline waters of Playa Langosta, completing 1,250, 2,500 or 5,000 meters.

Event Details

What’s Included
Challenge Cancun 113K:

Event T-shirt
Back Pack
Finisher Medal
Bib number and Race stickers
Latex Swim cap (must use)
Live Tracking
Aid stations on the bike and run course
Medical Assistance
Massage and recovery area
Transportation from Host Hotel to venue on Raceday

Open Water:

Event T-shirt
Finisher Medal
Latex Swim cap (must use)
Live Tracking
Goodie Bag
Aid stations with water, redbull, coke, and ice
Medical Assistance
Recovery area
Transportation from Host Hotel to venue on Raceday

Beach Fun Race:

Event T-shirt
Finisher Medal
Bib Number
Live Tracking
Goodie Bag
Aid stations with water and ice
Medical Assistance
Recovery area
Raceday Logistics

CHALLENGE CANCUN 113K:

Start line: Playa Langosta, Cancún Q. Roo Mexico
Finish line: TEC Milenio, Cancún, Q. Roo
Race capacity: up to 1,000 men and women from 16 years of age and older
Categories: pro women & men, age group from 16 y/o and up

English mandatory meeting:

If you are a professional athlete, certified by your Triathlon Federation, please fill in the form at: https://www.challenge-family.com/pro-athletes/

For age group mandatory meetings, please see the Event Schedule.

Bike check-in and body marking:

This event will have 2 different transition areas. Each athlete will have to leave their bike (only) on Saturday April 25th, in Playa Langosta and all your running gear will be placed in T2 in TEC Milenio.

CHALLENGE CANCUN 113K RELAY:

Start line: Playa Langosta, Cancun, Q. Roo Mexico
Finish line: Club Casablanca, Cancún, Q. Roo
Race capacity: up to 1,000 men and women from 16 years of age and older
Categories: Age group from 16 y/o and up

Relay teams must have a minimum of 2 members; one member can compete in a maximum of 2 segments. Each member must indicate in which segment they want to compete (swim, bike, run). Relay teams may be all male relay teams, all female relay teams, or mixed relay teams.

English mandatory meeting:

For age group mandatory meetings, please see the Event Schedule.

Bike check in and body marking:

This event will have 2 different transition areas. Each athlete will have to leave their bike (only) on Saturday April 25th, in Playa Langosta and all your running gear will be placed in T2 in Club Casablanca, Cancún, Q. Roo.

OPEN WATER:

The categories are open to women and men from age 14, and remember that your registration includes the after party at the award ceremony on Sunday, April 26. The minimum age to participate in this event is 14 years.

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EVENT SCHEDULE:

Friday April 24th:

12:00 – 18:00 hrs – Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort – Athlete Registration and Packet Pick-Up
12:00 – 18:00 hrs – Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort – Expo Challenge Cancun
16:30 hrs – Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort – Pro Athletes Briefing (Mandatory)
17:15 hrs – Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort – Meet & Greet with pro athletes (by invitation)
18:00 – 20:00 hrs – TBA – Pasta Party

Saturday April 25th:

07:00 – 09:30 hrs – Playa Langosta – Open Water Swim
10:00 – 15:00 hrs – Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort – Athlete Registration and Packet Pick-up
10:00 – 15:00 hrs – Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort – Expo Challenge Cancun 2020
12:00 – 13:00 hrs – Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort – Age Group pre-race Briefing (Mandatory)
14:00 – 15:00 hrs – Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort – Age Group pre-race Briefing (Mandatory)
15:30 – 19:00 hrs – Playa Langosta – Bike drop off at T1
15:30 – 19:00 hrs – Universidad Tec Milenio – Run gear (RED bag) drop off at T2
16:00 – 17:30 hrs – Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort – Beach Fun Run

Sunday April 26th:

05:15 – 06:15 hrs – Playa Langosta – T1 Opens for Bike and Swim gear (BLUE bag)
06:30 hrs – Playa Langosta – Pro Athlete rolling swim starts
06:50 hrs – Playa Langosta – Age Group Athlete rolling swim starts
11:00 hrs – Universidad Tec Milenio – Flower Ceremony for Pro Athletes
19:00 hrs – TBA – Awards Ceremony for Open Water Swim and Challenge Cancun; after party for athletes, friends and family

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Transitions:

For detailed info about T1 and T2 logistics, please visit: https://challenge-cancun.com/race-information/transitions-aid-stations/?lang=en

Aid Stations:

You will find different aid stations along the course, all being lead by LIFE paramedics and nurses. If needed, you can stop here for medical attention. All stations will be equipped for the most common emergency situations: heat stroke, bike accidents, dizziness, stomach problems. Any athlete that needs special attention will be taken directly to the medical tent at the finish line, or in case of emergency, to the official hospital: Hospiten.

Prize Purse:

Challenge-Cancun Prize Purse for pro athletes is a total of $20,000 USD divided ($10,000) between male and female athletes.

Climate Predictions:

April is spring time in Cancun and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F),

Whilst at night 21°C (69°F) is normal. The sea temperature is about 27ºC and humidity is around 80%.

Race Rules:

To read about the race rules, please visit: http://www.triatlon.com.mx/reglamento_1.html

Volunteers

We'd love to have you on our team for the event! If you are into sports, helping others and having fun, come join our team of hundreds of volunteers that help bring the event to the highest level.

Your weekend will be full of activity including the staff and volunteer party with prizes and more!

If you are interested or have a group that would like to be part of this unique experience, please contact our race director: [email protected]

Challenge Cancun weather forecast

31°C
Predicted highs
24°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 10mph

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