Attention all Riviera Maya triathletes!

It's time to lace up your running shoes, put on your swim cap and grab your bike because the most well-known Riviera Maya triathlon is back for 2014. The Triatlón Xel Ha 2014 will take place in November (Olympic category on Saturday November 15, and Children, Women Beginners and Sprint categories on Sunday November 16) at the breathtaking Xel Ha park.


The Triatlón Xel Ha will once again include several events for a variety of skill levels, from first-timers to seasoned athletes:

  • Women Beginners: 400m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run (SOLD OUT)
  • Children's Triathlon:
    • 9 - 11 years: 150m swim, 4km bike, 1km run
    • 12 - 13 years: 300m swim, 8km bike, 1.5km run
    • 14 - 15 years: 400m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run
  • Sprint: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
  • Olympic: 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run
  • Elite and Elite Sub 23: 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run

You can still sign up for the Triatlón Xel Ha through the website ( until August 29, 2014. Since spaces for this popular Riviera Maya triathlon are limited, you must first sign up in a raffle-style drawing to win a spot; participants will be announced on August 30.

You can get a guaranteed spot in the Triatlón Xel Ha by signing up for the Red Cross Benefit Dinner on November 16 with a donation of $5,000 pesos that also includes a free all inclusive pass to the park.

This Riviera Maya triathlon is also helping the environment! Triatlón Xel Ha 2014 will adhere to a variety of green, environmentally friendly practices like:

  • Use of chemical-free sunblock
  • Bike camera collection so they can be reused
  • Donation of used swim caps to schools
  • Cleaning and beautifying the triathlon route, even outside of the park grounds
  • Each person's triathlon sign-up fee will include a donation to "Flora, Fauna y Cultura de México" (Mexico Flora, Fauna and Culture)



So go ahead and sign up for a chance to participate in a green triathlon in one of the Riviera Maya's most beautiful locations! Even the kids can join in.