LOCATION Baja, Ensenada, Mexico
RACE DATE 10 Mar 2019
DISTANCE Middle distance
Five reasons to race:
1.- California´s great weather, perfect for a great late season Middle Distance Triathlon.
2.- An spectacular course with inside a private marina for the 1.9km swim, a hilly bike course over the famous Rosarito – Ensenada old highway, and finally a 21.1km run in the heart of the city, with the finish line on the main dock of Town.
3.- Located in North East Mexico, home of the country’s best wines,
4.- An international gastronomic destination, where lobster and Fish Taco´s are world famous!!
5.- Internationally know as Baja, holding some of the world´s top off-road races and massive road bike rides.
The city of Ensenada is an old touristic destination well known to North Mexicans, and to US California and Arizona residents. Located in Baja California, two of the biggest states in Mexico. With a world known reputation of high cuisine, high quality wines and host of different very important sports events, it is a great destination for a World Series Challenge Family Triathlon, and a great destination for vacations and to race.
With a growing sports community from Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito and Ensenada, it was the perfect destination to set up an International Triathlon Event. Athletes from South California and Arizona will also find a great opportunity to race in the city and Municipality of Ensenada.
After a detailed scouting of the city and its surroundings, a very challenging race course was set up, with a very nice swim in the Host Hotel Marina. The luxury Hotel Coral y Marina will offer not just a great place to stay for the weekend, but will also host the first leg of the Challenge Baja event. A 1.9km swim on its Marina, will be the perfect start for Challenge Baja.
With a nearby Sierra, a fast but hilly course will host the 90 km bike ride of the event. Athletes will race on a really beautiful road, nearby some important vineyards from the area.
Finally a fast half marathon run will take place in the heart of the city, starting the last part of Challenge Baja, starting from the big Mexican Flag plaza.
The people from Ensenada, with the friendship and warmth they offer visitors and tourists, will help athletes push to their limits, and for sure will cheer all the finishers of the first Challenge event in North Mexico.
10 Mar 2019
Baja, Ensenada, Mexico, namerica
Middle distance / Challenge Women / Junior Challenge