Rocky Point Triathlon 2013 – Hit the beach running!

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero

The tides roll in and the tides roll out, and each Spring the Rocky Point Triathlon swims, rolls, and runs through Puerto Peñasco. On April 27th triathletes predominantly from across the Southwest and Mexico will once again take to the waves, sand, and roads surrounding Las Palomas Golf & Beach Resort, winding their way back to one of the best beach parties around. The timed event, which includes both men’s and women’s Olympic and Sprint categories, also offers the option of a 5K or 10K through The Links golf course. (Register online! Rocky Point 360 readers! For special discounts, use the code RPT360 when registering!)

This year’s Rocky Point Triathlon is being put on by Human Movement Management out of Colorado, producers of more than 350 events across the US including The Color Run™, Denver’s Oktoberfest, Rocky Mountain Triathlon, Ugly Sweater Runs™, Lyons Outdoor Games and more. Event Coordinator Matt Kirkendall at Human Movement tells us they’re teaming up with folk from the expert marathon and triathlon coaching group Racelab in Arizona to ensure a top of the line beach fiesta gig. Racelab, who has been actively involved in the Rocky Point Triathlon for years, is already bringing a big team and invites others to join in!  Racelab has even got a special training plan going on in preparation for the fiesta (err, I mean triathlon) – Contact Racelab at 480-502-9975 or info@racelab.com

The team at Human Movement is no stranger to the beaches of Rocky Point. Human Movement President Jeff Suffolk was also founder of the Red Rock Co. who took the reins of the Rocky Point Triathlon after it moved over to Las Palomas about 8 years ago. Now the Triathlon is back in Suffolk’s camp, and Human Movement is looking forward to hitting the beach running. In keeping with Rocky Point Triathlon tradition, organizers are giving back to the community and invite participants to bring clothing and non-perishable food items to donate. Additional worthy efforts include helping out the local Fire and Police Departments with equipment needs, as well as support for the local office on Integral Family Development (DIF) and their varied programs (Amores de Peñasco Children’s Home, Hemodialysis Project, lunch programs, vocational classes for women in the community, among others).

¡Ya viene el Triatlón 2013!

El ya famoso y retador triatlón primaveral de Puerto Peñasco se llevará a cabo el 27 de abril en los alrededores del gran desarrollo turístico Las Palomas, y ofrece distancias, tanto olímpicas como de “sprint”, para atletas de todos los niveles. Uno de los organizadores principales del triatlón este año es Human Movement Management, una compañía que proviene del Estado de Colorado y que produce mega-eventos deportistas y de recreación en todo Estados Unidos…que agrega el triatlón de Puerto Peñasco a su lista como el único evento que producen fuera del país. Junto con Human Movement se encuentra Racelab de Arizona, que ofrece programas de entrenamiento personalizados a triatletas de todos niveles, experiencia, oficio, y edades.

Como todos los años, los del triatlón buscan apoyar a la comunidad de Puerto Peñasco a través de acciones de caridad, pidiendo a sus participantes traer donaciones de ropa y de comida no perecedera. Este año también pretenden ayudar a diferentes grupos locales, entre ellos los bomberos, la policía, y el DIF.

¿Te gustaría participar en el triatlón de Puerto Peñasco este año? Regístrate aquí: ¡Descuentos especiales para los lectores de Rocky Point 360 con el código RPT360!

What to know for the Rocky Point Triathlon!

When?  April 27, 2013  *Registration and packet pick-up on April 26th 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where? Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort

Course Description?
• Olympic Course – 1000 meter swim, 26 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
• Sprint Course – 500 meter swim, 9.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
• 5k / 10k Courses

Swim: Takes place in the Sea of Cortez.  If the water temperature is 84°F degrees or higher, the use of wetsuits will be prohibited for safety purposes.

Bike: Will be on a flat looped course on resort roads, with one lane closed to traffic.  The Sprint race will consist of 1 loop, while the Olympic will be 3 loops of the 9.4 mile course.

Run: Is on the beautiful rolling cart paths of the resort golf course.  The 5K & 10K running races will use the same course as the triathlons.

Finish: 200 yards from the beach, right in front of the beautiful resort where cold beer, food and music await…  Music on the beach from 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

How?  Register on Active.com

Remember – Rocky Point 360 readers! For special discounts, use the code RPT360 when registering!

More info at: rockypointtri.com  humanmovement.me and racelab.com

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