The bigger and better part of the “Happiest Race On Earth!” will be a second event that will be held October 10th-13th of 2019; the NORRA 500! Based in Ensenada, Baja California Mexico, the event will be family-friendly and will offer two separate and concurrent 250 mile race courses starting and finishing in front of the Riviera Convention Center in Ensenada. Cars and Bikes will be separated appropriately and then switch courses on the second race day. Each evening the NORRA team will offer locally inspired hospitality starting with happy hour events and concluding with dinner. The event’s unique format is intended reduce complicated planning and logistics and create an event that racers new and old can easily manage. If you have always wanted to bring your family and friends to see what NORRA is all about, or want to get your feet wet racing in Baja, this is the event for you. On Sunday, there will be an amazing Awards Ceremony held to NORRA party standards that will include brunch at a great location to be announced.

Registration opened for the 500 on September 15th with only a non-refundable $500 required deposit.

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Thu. Oct. 10 Welcome Fiesta / Registration / Tech in Ensenada
Fri. Oct. 11 Racing, Day 1, Return to Ensenada
Sat. Oct. 12 Racing, Day 2, Return to Ensenada
Sun. Oct. 13 Awards Ceremony Brunch in Ensenada


Driver of Record
Registration - Evolution Unlimited Trucks $2,967
Registration - Cars $2,467
Registration - UTV and 1600 $1,967
Registration - Motos $1,467
Registration - Safari $1,467
Wristband TBA
NORRA Membership 100
Wristband TBA
NORRA Membership 100
Crew, Friends and Family
Non-Competitor Wristband TBA

Refund Policy

The first $500 deposit of your entry fee is non-refundable. The remainder is refundable if you cancel your entry before July 31st. If you cancel your entry after July 31st and before September 15th we will issue a non-transferrable credit for next year’s race, no credits after September 15th.


ALL hotel reservations and accommodations necessary to compete in the rally are to be made by individual race teams at their expense. NORRA is not responsible for the booking and pricing practices of hotels and travel agents.

Mexico Only Medical and Liability Insurance:

Vehicle Drivers and Co-Drivers will be banded with a wristband for Mexico Only Medical and Liability Insurance - a policy provided by A.N.A. Compañia de Seguros S.A. de C.V. Please understand the limitations of this insurance by reading the policy. Read the Policy


  • Covers accidents that happen on the course ONLY.
  • Does NOT cover the race vehicle or damages.
  • Racer on Racer accidents on course are covered under same Medical terms but NO liability coverage.
  • Does NOT cover accidents that involve driving under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.
  • ONLY covers $8,000 per person in medical stabilization in Mexico (The insured covers AEROMEDEVAC flights or transportation to get back into US)

Crossing the Border

Details about border crossing will be distributed as a Rally Alert shortly before most teams will be departing for the event. Meanwhile, please register all your vehicles that will be crossing the border by going to Registration.

The NORRA Technology Eras

See the rules page for more information about vehicle categories and rally rules