Event information and registration

Do you still have registrations for the 2017 IRONMAN Cozumel?
YES, click here…

What is the policy for withdrawal or transfer?
Entry fees are not transferable to other person or event, are valid only for this event edition (2017) and there are no refunds.

Will the race packets be mailed out?
Race Race packets will not be mailed. All pre-race information is or will be available on this web site. All your race materials such as race numbers, etc. will be given to you when you register in Cozumel.

What time is the sunset on race day?
Approximately at 18:30 h local time.

Do I have to qualify to race in IRONMAN Cozumel?

How frequent are the distance markes?
The Run Course will have a distance marker every 1 Mile and every kilometer.

Is there an online discussion group for those wishing to share information about IRONMAN Cozumel?
You can follow us at:

Will there be live on-line results available on the race day?
You may track athletes during the race via You will be able to view their splits, as well as portions of each discipline, all the way through the finish line.

Travel information

Which are the Host and Official Hotels?
Please click HERE for Hotels information and special rates…

How do I get to my hotel/host hotel from the airport? How do I transport my bike?
If you fly into Cancun Airport we suggest you hire Olympus Tours…, a travel agency that will get you, your family and your bike, safely to your hotel. Click HERE for more information…
If you are flying directly to Cozumel, you may take an airport taxi. They are perfectly safe.

Will the driver speak English?
Almost all Cozumel taxi drivers speaks English.

What cell phone services are available?
Cozumel has excellent GSM cell service. Unlocked GSM international phones with international service will work. However, you can also obtain a local SIM card.

What kind of a Visa do I need to enter Mexico / Cozumel and how do I get one?
Some countries may need a tourist visa to enter the country, however citizens of the USA, CAN and most European countries do not need a visa to enter Mexico. In order to secure a tourist visa, your passport must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond your intended stay. Please contact the Mexican Embassy or Consulate in your home country for further information.

Where is Cozumel and how do I get there?
Cozumel is an island in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It’s privileged location on the Mexican Caribbean makes it a top tourist destination. The best way to arrive to Cozumel is through the Cozumel International Airport (CZM). There are direct flights from many US cities (Houston, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, Denver).

There´s direct flights to Cozumel from the Mexico City International Airport, you can also can fly to Cancun International Airport, then take a shuttle or a bus to Playa del Carmen (50 minute trip) and then cross to Cozumel in a ferry boat (40 minute trip) station.

Course information

What is the timing system used for the event?
Ipico Sports.

What can I do if I couldn’t get to Cozumel before friday, by noon?
We highly recommend all athletes arrive on time to pick up your package competition no later than 18:00 h. No packages will be delivered or bike recieved the day of competition NO EXCEPTIONS.

What are the race distances?
3.8K (2.4mi) swim / 180K (112mi) bike / 42.2K (26.2mi) run.
Swim: 2.4 Miles (3.8 km)
Bike: 112 Miles (180 km)
Run: 26.2 Miles (42.195 km)

How many Slots will be available for the IRONMAN World Championships?
The 2017 IRONMAN Cozumel offers 40 qualifying Slots for the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Bike and equipment information

What can I do about bike shipping?
We highly recommend TriBike Transport…, they work to provide you with hassle-free, economical, unparalleled bike transport servide to and from your destination race wo all you have to do is worry about the finish line. For more information click HERE…

What should I do in case I’m unable to return my timing chip?
Please get in touch with TYR- our timing partners- to find  the best option to return it.  Contact email:  Phone number: +52(55)6279-9440.  If you fail to return the chip your credit card will be charged $50.00 USD.

What are the course cut-off times?
Swim: The swim course will close 2 hours, 20 minutes after the last athlete starts swimming at the Rolling Start.
Bike: 10 hours, 30 minutes after the last athlete starts swimming at the Rolling Start.
Run: 17 hours after the last athlete starts swimming at the Rolling Start.
FINISH LINE CUT-OFF: 17 hours (or 12 midnight)
Athletes not making the swim cut-off time will be conducted to the Transition Area and allowed to continue the race on a declassified basis.

Can I use my own chip?

Are disk wheels allowed?
Due to the strong winds all full disc wheels are NOT allowed, all others like three spoke or similar are fine.

Swimming information

What kind of start does this race hace?
2018 IRONMAN Cozumel will have a Rolling Start swim.

Are we starting in the water or is it a beach start?
You will start inside the water.

Are wetsuits allowed?

Services and Amenities

Whom do I contact about a massage during the race week?
Many hotels have their own spa facilities that offer massages.

Will there be live on-line results available on the race day?
They will be available after each stage of the competition.


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