Sonora Rally © 2015-2017 All rights reserved

Rallye Raid style race in Mexico

A truly unique race in

North America


March 21-24, 2017


Sonora, Mexico

Dakar Challenge




Late Entry period: Feb. 1st - March 20th 2017

  • Bikes:/Quads $2,675
  • Cars/UTV: $2,975
  • Safari: $2,575


Entry fee includes:

  • 4 days of racing (if you DNF/DNS a stage, you can still race the next stage)
  • Event insurance ($550)
  • Land Use Fees ($100)
  • Road Books
  • Satellite Tracking unit (no competitor supplied SPOT or inReach required)
  • Live Timing and Scoring
  • 2 nights in Bivouac with basic bivouac amenities (meal plan extra, see below)
  • Number plate stickers



Refund schedule:

Oct 1st - December 31st Entry fee refunded minus $400 admin fee

Jan 1st - Feb. 28th 50% refund

No refunds after March 1st


Entry is made using an online entry/registration system, with payment made by credit card or PayPal at that time. The online entry form is somewhat long, so give yourself plenty of time to complete it. Before you begin completing the online form, you might take a look at this PDF sample, which shows the questions and fields to be filled in. Many of the fields are optional, so don't be scared by the length.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM (2017 entries are closed)




Bivouac Meals: $140 per person

Same plan as last year-3 breakfasts and 4 dinners including Awards Dinner (Awards Dinner $40 if purchased separately)


Location Information

The exact start, finish, and bivouac locations have not been determined at this time. However, the whole event is held in Sonora, Mexico, with stages near San Luis Rio Colorado, and Puerto Peñasco. More details will be posted here as final locations are determined.


There are two "dirt" bivouac locations, each easily accessible by any vehicle, including large motorhomes and vehicles with large trailers.



Schedule (subject to change):

Monday, March 20th

  • Registration and Tech Inspections (hotel in Puerto Peñasco)
  • Rally School
  • Rider / Drivers Briefing


Tuesday, March 21st

  • Stage 1 Puerto Peñasco to beach bivouac


Wednesday, March 22nd

  • Stage 2 beach bivouac to Puerto Peñasco


Thursday, March 23rd

  • Stage 3 Puerto Peñasco to San Luis Rio Colorado bivouac


Friday, March 24th

  • Stage 4 San Luis Rio Colorado to San Luis Rio Colorado
  • Awards Ceremony and closing party in San Luis Rio Colorado