Because the 2021 Apple Duathlon’s Long Course will be the host of the USAT North Central Regional Duathlon Championships, it will be a USAT Sanctioned event. All athletes racing the long course are required to get a single day or annual membership. Click here for USAT membership
EVENT SCHEDULE – May 22, 2021
(schedule to be adjusted as event nears)
- 6:00 AM – Registration and Packet Pick Up opens.
- Must check in and get race number prior to racking your bike
- 6:30 AM – Transition area opens
- 7:30 AM – 5k Registration and Packet Pick Up opens
- 8:30 AM – Long course race start (Wave One: Elites and 60+ Males and Females)
- Waves organized according to age groups and launch every 3 minutes
- 8:45 AM – Sprint course race start
- 9:00 AM – 5K race start
- 11:00 AM – Approximate time for awards ceremony
Please Note: There will be NOT be packet pick up on Friday night prior to the race. Everyone will need to pick up their race packets on race morning. Please come early to leave enough time to get parked, checked in, and set up. Any weather related announcements or cancellations will be posted here and on our FB page.
The Apple Duathlon has been known for years for the great awards and door prizes that are given out. Every finisher gets a great shirt and swag, and everyone is eligible for the following divisional awards and prizes.
Awards for the top 3 males and females. Elites are not eligible for age group awards but the top 3 Elite athletes will win a coveted marble apple. A cash prize will not be awarded in 2021.
Age Group Divisions (Male & Female- 5 year age groups)
Awards for the top 3 males and females in each age group beginning with Youth 10-15 and ending with the age group that has the oldest person in it will win a coveted red marble apple award.
Timing is being conducted by Pickle Events. The duathlon events will be chip timed and full split results will be posted on www.pickleevents.com. Results and splits will be available live as the race is going on and will be posted on site immediately after each racer crosses the finish line. The 5k run will be a fun community fundraiser and will not be timed to increase the money raised by the event. 5k runners are encouraged to keep their own time or use the race clock at the finish line to determine your finish time.
If you are flying to MSP and would like to ship your bike separately, we recommend you call Revolution Cycle and Ski at 320.251.BIKE. Revolution is a contributor to the Apple Du and are trusted experts. Gear West will be on site on race day to help with any last minute bike adjustments or issues that you have prior to race start. Bike repairs will not be offered during the race or by the sag support vehicles. Sag wagon support will only be able to pick up bikers that have flatted or have other mechanical issues.
The Apple Duathlon starts and finishes at the Sartell Middle School.
Sartell Middle School 627 3rd Ave N, Sartell, MN 56377
Parking is available in the middle school parking lot. There is no on-street parking allowed on 7th street as this is part of the course. There will be additional parking available one block away behind the Middle School on 2nd Ave or at the High School just over the hill. Please be respectful of the area businesses parking lots. There is NO PARKING next to the transition area. There will be Apple volunteer staff that will be helping with directions on parking when you arrive.