Athlete Check-In


Athlete Check-In is the day before the race at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort (Phase 1), next to the pool.  Check-in is also available race morning at the race site. If you do not check-in during the designated Athlete Check-In hours, you will not be able to race.


Please bring the following REQUIRED items to Athlete Check-In: • Photo Identification


*To change your distance - make the changes via Active, prior to arriving to athlete check-in. If you have any questions, please contact us at



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Participants not staying at Las Palomas, please follow the instructions from onsite Parking Official directing traffic. Spectators and participants will park at the “Sales Office” lot and/or the “Golf Course” lot for both Packet Pick up on Friday night and for the race on Saturday morning. It will be EXREMELY difficult, if not impossible, to get your car out while the bike course is open. If there is an emergency, please contact a race official for help.




Competitor Responsibilities


- When picking up your race packet and timing chip at athlete check-in, ensure your name and race category are correct.


- Timing chips must be worn at all times while competing. Fasten it to your left ankle before the swim start and leave it on until you cross the finish line. Vaseline can be applied around your ankle to prevent chafing; it will not affect the timing chip. Volunteers remove the chip at the finish line.


- · If you do not start the race, you are responsible for returning the chip to timing.


- · If you drop out or are pulled from the race, turn in your chip to a race official.




Lost and Found


During race week, Lost & Found will be available at the Race Information Booth. After the conclusion of the event, please contact to locate any missing items and schedule returns. Shipping fees will apply. Silverback is not responsible for any lost items.


*All unclaimed items will be donated within 30 days.




What do I need to cross US / Mexico border?


Crossing the border into Mexico should not be a problem. For re-entry back into the US, make sure to bring proper documentation, such as a valid passport.


Is the race timed?


Our friends at Gemini Timing will be timing all races. Participants pick up their timing chips during packet pick up. Timing chips are strapped to your ankle. You must wear a timing chip to receive your time. Timing chips must be returned. If they are not, an $85 replacement fee will be charged to the athlete.


Where are bathrooms?


Bathrooms are located throughout Las Palomas Resort. Please be patient and courteous to fellow participants, as well as resort guests.

How many aid stations are on course?

There are no aid station on the bike course. Participants are responsible for bringing their own hydration. There are 2 aid stations on the run course. Aid stations will have 100% purified bottled water, in disposable cups.


How is the course marked?


The bike and run course is marked with blue and yellow duct tape. Participants follow the color tape that matches their race bib.

Olympic Triathlon and 10K athletes follow the blue tape.

Sprint Triathlon and 5k athletes follow the yellow tape.


Are wetsuits allowed?


This is not a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, so there are no set regulations on when a wetsuit can or cannot be used. It is up to the race director to make this call. For your safety if the water temperature is higher than 82 degrees, wetsuits are prohibited.


Is food available for purchase by participants’ families and friends?


Families and friends can purchase food and drinks at the resort.


Other Important Information


The Department of Familia or DIF will be on hand collecting non-perishable food, clothing, and monetary donations for the local community. 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. Remember you cannot bring any type of food, even can goods, across the border so it will have to be purchased locally. The town of Puerto Penasco has been so supportive in making this event is a success year after year, we want to give back and need your help.