Sprint and Olympic Triathlon Xel-Há National Triathlon Championship 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, Xel-Há has been selected by the Mexican Triathlon Federation as venue for the National Triathlon Championship 2017. We are very proud to welcome you to this magnificent event. Register and secure your place!

Race information:

Olympic Triathlon date November 18th, 2017.
Sprint Triathlon, Children and Women Beginners date November 19th, 2017.

City: Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo.
Location: Xel-Há Park, Km. 240 Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juárez, Xel-Há, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo
Host Hotel: Bahía Príncipe Cobá
Number of competitors: 900 in the Olympic event / 900 in the Sprint, Children and Women Beginners events.
Categories: Olympic, Sprint, Children and Women Beginners. Space is limited.
Scheduled starting time: 6:30 a.m. for both November 18th and November 19th.


Special Places: August 9th to 19th.

Red Cross Benefit Dinner: From August 9th to September 30th.

General Public and Women Beginners: from August 22th to September 19th.

Registrations will be held only at the site www.triatlonxelha.com, with payment made by credit card (no service charge).

Important: registration fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. Every registered participant grants the Organizing Committee the right to use his/her name and/or image in any promotional materials relating to the Xel-Há Triathlon 2017.

Costs in MXN:


Preferred Price (MXN)
August 22nd - September 5th

Regular Price (MXN)
September 6th - 19th

From 9 to 15 years old $720 $830
Sprint $1,340 $1,540
Olympic $1,490 $1,715
Sprint Relay $1,990 $2,290
Olympic Relay $2,100 $2,415
Elite $1,600 $1,600
Foreign Elite $1,600 $1,600
Women Beginners $1,790 $1,790

Competitor Benefits:

  • Commemorative T-shirt (three in relays).
  • Swimming cap.
  • Competitor numbers for the race, bike and helmet.
  • Provisions during the course and finish.
  • Designated place for your belongings.
  • Finalist medal (three in relays).
  • Discounts on admission to Xel-Há for the competitor and up to five companions the day of the event.
  • Discounts in shops and optional activities inside Xel-Há for competitors the day of the event.
  • Loan of an electronic timing chip.
  • Results and finish times posted on www.triatlonxelha.com.

Xel-Há Triathlon 2017 will take place on Saturday, November 18th (Olympic Triathlon), and Sunday, November 19th (Sprint Triathlon, Children and Women Beginners).

You can register choosing one of the following options:

  1. General
  2. Red Cross Benefit Dinner
  3. Women Beginners Category
  4. Special Places

As in previous years, the amount raised by Triathlon registrations will be donated to Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico, AC for its environmental conservation programs.


  • From August 22nd to September 5th registrations with preferred price.
  • September 6th - 19th registrations at regular price.


From August 9th to September 30th, or until places are sold out, you can register for the Triathlon through a contribution of $5,000 MXN* (five thousand pesos) per person, which will go entirely to the Red Cross of Quintana Roo.

Sunday dinner will be held on November 19th at Xcaret Park. Limited seating, sign up early!

Your contribution includes (besides competitor benefits):

  • The satisfaction of helping the Red Cross of Quintana Roo.
  • Guarantee registration for Triathlon Xel-Há 2017 (single).
  • Single complimentary admission to Xel-Há All Inclusive for you, and a preferred price for up to five companions the day of the competition (adults $ 499 MXN, children $ 299 MXN).
  • Deductible tax receipt (in case you need it).

If you would like a companion to attend the Benefit Dinner with you, the cost is $ 1,000 MXN per person. This invitation is optional and does not include registration for the Triathlon.

* The cost of the dinner does not include FMTRI membership (Mexican Triathlon Federation).


This category is exclusively for women who have always dreamed of completing a triathlon and want to learn the basics to get started in this sport.

The entry fee includes:

  • Registration for the triathlon in the Women Beginners category.
  • Online training program for six weeks.
  • Weekly advice articles that include instructions necessary for living a great day at the Triathlon.


  • You must be a woman and have never competed in a triathlon.
  • Have performed online training (indispensable).

There is limited space for this category, so register in advance and do not miss your place.

More information: ironnelly@hotmail.com

The registration fee does not include FMTRI membership (Mexican Triathlon Federation).


From August 9th to 19th you can register directly for the Triathlon, if you are one of the following athletes:

  • The first three places in each category at Xel-Há Triathlon 2016.
  • The first three places in the National Triathlon Circuit 2016.
  • 2017 National Circuit competitors who have qualified for Rotterdam Triathlon 2017.

Qualifying events:Merida Triathlon, Manzanillo Triathlon, Palenque Triathlon, Monterrey Triathlon, Pacífico Mazatlán Grand Triathlon, La Paz Triathlon, Valle de Bravo Triathlon, Cd. del Carmen Triathlon / Tris Island, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Triathlon.

All these Special Places can secure their place in the event, providing they register within the corresponding dates. A week before the opening of registration, we will send you an email with a link so you can sign up directly.



Age Male female Swimming Cycling running
9-10-11 IA IN 150 m 4 km 1 km
12-13 IB IO 300 m 8 km 1.5 km
14-15 IC IP 400 m 10 km 2.5 km


Category Meters
9-10-11 6.00 m
12-13 6.70 m
14-15 7.00 m


Category Swimming Cycling Running
Women Beginners 400 m 10 km 2.5 km


Category Male Female Swimming Cycling Running
16 and 17 JV JF 750 m 20 km 5 km
18 to 24
SA SN 750 m 20 km 5 km
25 to 29 SB SO 750 m 20 km 5 km
30 to 34 SC SP 750 m 20 km 5 km
35 to 39 SD SQ 750 m 20 km 5 km
40 to 44 SE SR 750 m 20 km 5 km
45 to 49 SF SS 750 m 20 km 5 km
50 to 54 SG ST 750 m 20 km 5 km
55 to 59 SH SU 750 m 20 km 5 km
60 to 64 SI SV 750 m 20 km 5 km
65 and older SW 750 m 20 km 5 km
65 to 69 SJ 750 m 20 km 5 km
75 and older SK 750 m 20 km 5 km
Relay SMW (Mixed) SR2 SR3 750 m 20 km 5 km

Olympic Triathlon

Category Male female Swimming Cycling running
(University age)
18 to 24
A N 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
25 to 29 B O 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
30 to 34 C P 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
35 to 39 D Q 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
40 to 44 E R 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
45 to 49 F S 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
50 to 54 G T 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
55 to 59 H U 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
60 to 64 I   1,500 m 40 km 10 km
65 to 66   W 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
65 to 69 J   1,500 m 40 km 10 km
70 to 74 K   1,500 m 40 km 10 km
75 and 79 L   1,500 m 40 km 10 km
80 and older M   1,500 m 40 km 10 km
Relay MW (Mixed) R2 R3 1,500 m 40 km 10 km


Category Male Female Swimming Cycling Running
Elite Sub 23 X 23 Y 23 1,500 m 40 km 10 km
Elite X Y 1,500 m 40 km 10 km

All Olympic Relay members must be at least 18 years of age and must present an official ID before receiving the Triathlon package (the birth date determining the age of the competitor is on or before December 31st).


To participate in the event, it is mandatory that you're affiliated with the Mexican Triathlon Federation during the year. Thus, it is required to have your membership current, otherwise payment can be made at www.triatlon.com.mx.

The membership is valid until January 31st, 2018.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Accident insurance: it protects you during training and competitions.
  • Triathlete Magazine and an FMTRI T-shirt that you will receive during the National Triathlon Circuit hologram events, at the Federation module.

Events with drafting allowed for age and Elite groups:

The following Rules and Regulations apply:

  1. It is permitted for age groups to draft, but drafting with Elite athletes is not allowed.
  2. It is not allowed to draft between men and women.
  3. Elite athletes are allowed to draft amongst themselves.

For events with drafting, permitted bicycles must have the following characteristics:


  • The frame of the bicycle must be of a traditional shape and style, i.e. made up of two triangles.
  • A main triangle of three straight or tapered tubular elements which may be round, oval, or flattened and another triangle at the rear.


  • The wheels must have a diameter between 55 cm minimum and 70 cm maximum, including tires.
  • Both wheels must be of the same diameter.
  • The wheels must have at least 16 metal spokes for the Elite and 12 for the age groups.
  • The spokes can be round, flattened or oval, provided their width does not exceed 2.4 mm.
  • Wheels that do not meet the above requirements will be allowed to be used as long as they are included in the UCI list of non-standard wheels.
  • The use of blades or discs is prohibited.

Handlebars & Aerobars

  • Traditional cycling handlebars with a downward curve are permitted.
  • Aerobars are allowed provided they do not exceed the imaginary line of the brake levers.
  • There must be no free space between the left and right sides of the aerobars at their farthest point.
  • Aerobars that point forward must be united at their farthest point by a bridge made of the same material.
  • The brake levers must be placed on the handles, not the aerobar.
  • Water bottles should never be placed on the aerobar.

The penalties for not meeting the above requirements are:

  • For the first event in which prohibited equipment is used, one (1) penalty minute of the athlete’s total time will be added for the Olympic Distance and 30 seconds will be added for the Sprint Distance.
  • If the athlete participates in a second event with prohibited equipment, the penalty will be 2 minutes for the Olympic Distance and 1 minute for the Sprint Distance.
  • If the athlete attempts to participate in a third event without modifying or removing the prohibited equipment, the athlete will be disqualified and will not be allowed to continue participating.
  • These penalties are cumulative since 2014.
  • Bicycles with disc brakes are not allowed.

Registration, package pick-up and briefings:

  • Olympic: Friday, November 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the tent of the Organizing Committee.
  • Sprint, Children and Women Beginners: Saturday, November 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the tent of the Organizing Committee.
  • In special cases,Sprint, Children, and Women Beginners category participants who can not attend on Friday the 17th, may also pick up their packages on Saturday, November 18th.


No packages can be picked up on the day of the event, nor can be collected by any person other than the competitor, nor at any other time than the established schedules.

The competitor who does not collect his/her package forfeits registration rights. All competitors must show an official ID and personally sign the liability release form at the time of package pick-up.

For minors, a copy of the participant’s ID is needed as well as the signature of his/her parent or guardian.

Mandatory Pre-Race Briefings:

  • OLYMPIC: Friday, November 17th at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • CHILDREN: Saturday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m.
  • WOMEN BEGINNERS: Saturday, November 18th at 6:00 p.m.
  • SPRINT: Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Parking lot recovery area

Transition Zone (ztr):

  • Bicycles will be received in the ZTR on Friday November 17th (Olympic) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday November 18th (Sprint, Children and Women Beginners) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Only bicycles will be received. NO helmets, sneakers or any other kind of personal equipment.
  • No bicycles will be received on the day of competition. The bicycles will be under safeguard at the ZTR and may be picked-up once the event has ended or at a scheduled time set up by the Organizing Committee.

Important: In the event that bicycles are not picked-up at the scheduled time, Xel-Há and the Organizing Committee will not be responsible for bicycles left in the ZTR.

Body Marking:

Body marking of competitors will be done both on arms and legs during registration day at the ZTR entrance, before dropping off bicycles. No marking will be done on the day of the Triathlon.


Information available at www.triatlonxelha.com

Electronic Timing:

For partial and total timing, you will be using a sensor and timing chip that you’ll placed on your ankle during the entire competition. The chip must be returned at the end of the race..


Unofficial: may be consulted in the tent designated for that purpose.

Official: published on the day of the event at 5:00 p.m. at www.triatlonxelha.com, where participants may print their official certificate.


The Mexican Triathlon Federation will appoint Judges and their decisions will be final.

Regulations and Guarantee:

The event will observe the current regulations of the FMTRI (Mexican Triathlon Federation).


Unforeseen circumstances not included in the present document will be submitted to the authority of the Organizing Committee.

First Aid Services:

First Aid services will be available during the event. We advise all competitors to get a medical exam before the competition, as they alone, and NOT the Organizing Committee, are responsible for their health. Any special conditions, ailments or medical allergies must be mentioned in your registration form.



Prize distribution of $100,000 MXN in cash Among the Elite categories for both Men and Women.


Prize distribution of $30,000 MXN in cash Among the five best times in each category for both Men and Women.


Men / Women

1st place $5,000
2nd place $4,000
3rd place $3,000
4th place $2,000
5th place $1,000


Awards for the first three places in each category from the age of 12 (including relays).

A special raffle of surprise packages (Dolphin Swim or Manatee Encounter, or tickets to Xcaret, Xel-Há or Xplor) for the age 9-15 categories With participant number.

For the children’s category 9 -11 years old ALL FINALISTS ARE WINNERS and will be awarded.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make any changes if it considers that the conditions for the event may affect or jeopardize the physical integrity of the competitors.

For Further Information:

Phone: (984) 875-6008 • infotriatlon@experienciasxcaret.com.mx • www.triatlonxelha.com

Make the most of our special offer for competitors and add your Xel-Há admission to your registration fee.
Admission Xel-Há Adult* $499 MXN
Admission Xel-Há Children** $299 MXN

* All Inclusive Admission features food, drinks, snorkeling equipment, towels and locker. DOES NOT include registration for the Triathlon.
** Applies for children between 5 and 11 years with ID. Children under 5 are free with ID. Promotional price for the competitor and up to five (5) companions.


  • H. City of Tulum
  • H. Ayuntamiento de Cozumel
  • Federal Police
  • Mexican Triathlon Federation
  • Ministry of Communications and Transport

And you, dear competitor, because without your participation this event would not be possible.


The vision of Xel-Há is to be unique in sustainable tourist entertainment. Therefore, we join the initiative presented by the Mexican Triathlon Federation (FMTRI) to promote Triathlon as a Green Sport, which aims to raise community awareness about the proper use of resources with a sustainable vision.

The fourth edition of Triathlon Xel-Há covers various activities aimed at protecting the environment and dissemination of good practice among competitors. Some of them are:

  • Use of chemical-free sun blocks.
  • Separation of inorganic waste for recycling.
  • Bicycle inner tubes recollected to give them a second use.
  • Use of organic waste for compost production such as fertilizer for the green areas
  • Use of biodegradable materials (cleaning products free of chemicals and recycled materials).
  • Reduced and substituted use of printed communication with electronic alternatives.
  • Swim caps recollected and donated to schools.
  • Registration fees granted in full to Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico, A.C.
  • Integration of the community (volunteers) in the organization of the event, promoting good environmental practices as well as the sport among young people.
  • Rehabilitation of roads (Triathlon route), cleaning and collecting more than 20 tons of waste.

Xel-Há Natural Wonder, backed by the Triathlon Association of the State of Quintana Roo, in coordination with the Commission for Youth and Sport of Quintana Roo, the Institute of Youth and Sport of the Municipality of Tulum and Cozumel, the Mexican Triathlon Federation, and our sponsors, invite you to be part of one of this sports’ best events.
Visit us at the Triathlon Green Sport module!