Apple Duathlon to close streets May 21

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On Saturday, May 21, the Sartell Apple Duathlon will take place at Sartell Riverview Intermediate School (old Middle School). The event is a 3.1-mile run, a 20-mile bike ride and another 3.1-mile run. The race starts at 8:30 a.m.

The athletes will run and bike west on Seventh Street N. from Sartell Riverview Intermediate School. The bikers will continue north on Pinecone Road and eventually south on Riverside Avenue S.

Seventh Street North will be closed from approximately 8-11 a.m. At approximately 9:45 a.m., after the bikers are out on the course, the only part of Seventh Street North remaining closed is from Riverside Avenue to Fifth Avenue North.

Pinecone Road from 12th Street N. to 40th Street N. will be closed at approximately 8 a.m. Pinecone Road will be reopened in stages and fully reopened at approximately 10:45 a.m.

Riverside Avenue N from 7th Street N. to 12th Street N. will be closed at approximately 7 a.m. and reopened around 11 a.m. Traffic driving on this stretch of Riverside Avenue N. is to go north. Southbound traffic will be stopped at Seventh Street N. and asked to turn around and head north.

The Sartell Police work with Active Central Minnesota, the local nonprofit race management company, to keep this a safe event for the athletes and provide the least inconvenience possible to Sartell residents. For the safety of all concerned, please be aware of the Apple Duathlon taking place.

ACM appreciates your patience and cooperation during this event. There are athletes from all around the country who consistently have positive remarks about the Sartell community. ACM appreciates your continued support of the Sartell Apple Duathlon. Please come out and cheer on the athletes!

 Any concerns or questions can be addressed to Larry Stracke at 320-230-8637.

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