2021 Baja Rally Route Revealed, Marathon Stage

ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO- For the first time ever Baja Rallywill add a 2-day “marathon stage” to the upcoming Six Day BAJA RALLY Powered By RALLY COMP September 26 – October 2. In addition to the newly-branded 6th day of rally raid stage racing, the marathon stage planned for 2021 offers more challenge and allure for adventurers competitors seeking to conquer North America’s longest rally race.

In the midst of six days of racing, competitors will need to muster two full days of long-distance, cross country rally racing without spare tires or any outside support from their teams or mechanics. The route will lead racers to a remote location on the first leg where they will have access to essential food, shelter and safety resources for the overnight stay. The day prior to departing Cataviña on the outbound leg, each racer will be issued a 27 gallon, plastic storage container (Ie: racer box) to pack tools, consumables, snacks and spare parts as well a fresh change of clothes, goggles, etc. The organization handles the transporting service of the racer boxes to and from the marathon bivouac.

On the inbound leg, competitors will have the challenge of nursing their motorcycle and UTV’s all the way back to Cataviña knowing the they can only receive assistance from other racers in the field of competitors.

“The marathon stage has been a long time coming for Baja Rally,” explained rally founder and chairman Scotty B, “we have the mapping set up and infrastructure to make it work in the middle of the six days as we take the rally to a new destination while giving the support teams a rest day back in Cataviña. After more than a year on pandemic lockdown, this is exactly what the doctor ordered.”

GENERAL ROUTE 
Rally Headquarters: 
Hotel Mision Santa Maria
San Quintin 

​Single Bivouac (5 Nights): 
Hotel Mision Cataviña

Marathon Stage Bivouac: 
Bahia De Los Angeles 


Stage 0
Sunday September 26

San Quintin Registration / Inspection:
NO PROLOGUE STAGE


Stage 1 
Monday September 27

San Quintin – Cataviña

Stage 2
Tuesday September 28

Cataviña – Cataviña (Loop Stage)

Stage 3
MARATHON A

Wednesday September 29
Cataviña – Bahia de Los Angeles

Stage 4

MARATHON B
Thursday September 30
Bahia de Los Angeles – Cataviña

Stage 5
Friday October 1

Cataviña – Cataviña (Loop Stage)

Stage 6
​Saturday October 2

​Cataviña – San Quintin

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Entry Fee Includes

Road Books in continuous roll 6”
Rally Comp device & tracking
Administrative, Legal and Regulatory Costs
Guaranteed hotel room reservation lock
Numbering, timing & scoring administration
Safety, Rescue & Medical Transport Assistance to domestic hospitals
Bivouac camping facilities (for paid entrants only)
All Bivouac Meals: (3-Day Events: 4 Meals= 2 x Breakfast & 2x Dinner)(Six Day Events: 10 Meals)
Race vehicle recovery & transport to nearest paved road
3rd Party Liability insurance coverage for registered racers and support teams
Awards ceremony & dinner
Finishers Medal

Entry Fee Excludes
Travel & Accommodations
Fuel
Medical, repatriation or property/casualty insurance
Aero medical evacuation expenses & next day ground extraction costs

 

Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.