Apple Multisport Festival

Apple Multisport Festival

The Apple Multisport Festival offers a wide range of events to all participants in Sartell, Minnesota. Growing from and continuing the historic Apple Duathlon (run-bike-run), the multi-event festival also includes the Apple Indoor/Outdoor Triathlon, the Apple Marathon Relay, and the Apple Cycling Team Time Trial. Held in May, the festival is a great early-season option for duathletes and triathletes that also offers team options for cyclists and runners.

2024 marks Apple Multiport Festival’s inaugural year! This festival will carry on the 40+ year legacy of the Apple Duathlon, one of only a handful of remaining duathlons in the United States, while also expanding to more events to welcome more individual competitors and accessible team options. The vision is to revive the duathlon locally while also welcoming everyone in either a multisport or pure sport capacity. Be Active, Central Minnesota!

Quick Info
Race Info

Apple Multisport Festival

Duathlon, indoor/outdoor triathlon, marathon relay & cycling team time trial

May 19, 2024

Sartell, MN

Bib/Packet Pickup


May 19, 2024

Sartell High School

3101 Pine Cone Road North, Sartell, MN

Williams Integracare Clinic

Event Details

Note: event details subject to change. Please check back before the event.

Participant Perks


Participants who register by April 30, 2024, will receive the 2024 Apple Multisport Festival t-shirt. Check back — finisher t-shirt design may be revealed soon!



Apple Multisport Festival T-Shirt

Packet Pickup

Saturday, May 19, 2024
Sartell High School
3101 Pine Cone Road North, Sartell, MN

Packets include bib numbers, timing chips, and event t-shirts.

Participants will receive a colored wristband to designate their race distance. Only participants with a wristband will be allowed in the transition area and participant food tent.

Note for relay teams: Team captains must pick up packets for relay team members. Relay teams will only have one bib; thus, the relay team member that is crossing the finish line should be the one wearing the bib.

Apple Duathlon


New Apple Multisport Festival schedule details coming soon! Prior year Apple Duathlon schedule for reference here:

6:00 a.m. – Packet pick-up opens

6:30 a.m. – Transition area opens

8:15 a.m. – Transition area closes

8:15 a.m. – Racer meeting and national anthem

8:30 a.m. – Olympic/long-course race starts

8:36 a.m. – Sprint/short-course race starts

10:30 a.m. – Transition area opens for equipment removal

11:00 a.m. – Awards ceremony

Apple Duathlon

Duathlon Course Overview

Short course: 5k run, 15.5k bike, run from transition to finish line.

Long course: 5k run, 33k bike, 5k run.


5K Route

Route details and map coming soon.

Olympic/Long-Course Bike Route

Route details and map coming soon.

Sprint/Short-Course Bike Route

Route details and map coming soon.

USAT Qualifier

Note that Apple Duathlon is not a USAT Sanctioned event. For more information on qualifications for regional, national, and world events, visit

Body Marking

Participants are responsible for body marking. Using a permanent black marker, the participant’s bib number needs to be written on the participant’s upper arms and calves. If the participant is given a heat/wave number, it should be written on the participant’s left hand.

Relay Chip Exchange

For relay teams, timing chips should be exchanged between runners and bikers in the Transition Area. The bike must be on the rack during the chip exchange. There will not be a designated area for relay teams in the Transition Area — teams are free to select any area that is available.

Transition Area

The transition area opens at 6:30 a.m. Only participants wearing a wristband, which can be acquired at registration/packet pickup, may enter the Transition Area (sorry, no exceptions). The transition area closes at 8:15am.

We ask that participants step outside of the Transition Area after setting up their bike.

Please be aware of the timing chutes and chip mats! Do not cross over these mats or go near them with race chips while in the middle of a race.

The transition area opens at 10:30 a.m. for participants to gather their gear.

Heats and start times

Heat 1: Long course participants, ages 49 and under, start at 8:30 a.m.

Heat 2: Long course participants, ages 50 and over/Athena/Clydesdale/Relay start at 8:33 a.m.

Heat 3: Short-course participants start at 8:36 a.m.

Bike course information

Participants are to mount/dismount their bike in the designated areas outside of the transition area.

It is critical for bikers to stay to the far right and NOT ride two or more abreast at any time, except when passing.

Drafting is prohibited.

The first 4 miles of the bike course are closed to traffic. The course includes two roundabouts. Be aware that between the first and second roundabout there are two manhole covers, which will be marked by yellow paint.

At about the 4-mile mark, long-course bikers will turn left off of Pine Cone Rd onto 40th Street North (marked by white arrows) and short-course bikers will go straight (marked by yellow arrows). There will also be two large signs visible for the bikers to guide them at this intersection.

After Mile 4, the remainder of the bike course is an open course, meaning that participants must share the roadway with vehicle traffic.

Every turn will have: 1) A large upright arrow indicating the direction of the turn. 2) Arrows painted on the road surface to indicate the turn. 3) Orange safety cones to follow.

Participants are responsible for their own safety and bike at their own risk.


There will be ample room along the course for safe passing. Be sure to safely move away from other participants to provide space during passing.

Before passing anyone, racers should make sure to loudly yell to the person they are passing, “passing on your left!”

Bike support

There will not be a mechanic available. A few basic bike tools will be located in the transition area by the water table.

Sag wagon

There will be support on the course to transport stragglers back to the Transition Area. Participants should recognize that the sag wagon may not be able to reach everyone promptly, depending on the number of bicyclists needing assistance. Please be patient, as our sag support crew gets to participants as soon as they can.

The sag wagon cannot provide bike repairs support. The wagon will transport those racers needing repairs back to the transition area.


Participants are encouraged to grab a water bottle and quickly leave the finish line area. The transition area opens at 10:30am for participants to gather their gear.

Please be respectful of others racing when inside of the transition area. Participants should do their best to get out of the transition area as quickly as possible to limit the number of individuals inside of the transition area at one time.

Stick around for our award ceremony!


Restrooms available for use are located inside of Riverview Intermediate School.


There will water in the transition area, and there will be water/Powerade stands at three locations on the run course: outside of the Transition Area, at Mile 1, and at Mile 2. There will not be a water station on the bike course.

We will have trash and recycling bins along the route. Please try to discard water cups and other trash into the recycling bin. Our volunteers will assist in clean up.


To ensure all participants can enjoy food and refreshments, only registered participants with a wristband will be served at the food tent. Spectators are encouraged to bring off-site food with them to the event.


Duathlon is a rain or shine sport, and the race will not be rescheduled due to inclement weather. In the event of severe weather, all attempts will be made to delay the race rather than cancel any portion of it.

Although we cannot predict the weather, we can provide some historical weather averages for the area on the date of the race. In Sartell, on May 20, average temperatures include a high of 76°F and a low of 54°F and record temperatures include a high of 95°F and low of 40°F.

Note that weather conditions can change rapidly. We recommend participants prepare for both best- and worst-case scenarios when selecting clothing for the race.

Any weather-related delays will be reported on the Active Central MN Facebook page in the event they occur.

Medical emergencies

For medical assistance on race day, staff from William’s Integracare will be located near the finish line.

Need Assistance?

For those who have additional questions or need assistance prior to race day, please contact us at

Apple Indoor/Outdoor Triathlon

The Apple Indoor/Outdoor Triathlon is a brand new event run in conjunction with the historic Apple Duathlon. This Sprint Distance event will start with an indoor pool swim and continue outdoors onto the Apple Duathlon bike and run course. Individuals and relay teams (2 or 3 people) may register.

More detailed information coming soon!

Apple Marathon Relay

Want a Ragnar-type experience without having to sleep in a van?! The Apple Marathon Relay can be completed in teams of 2 or 4 people. With the option of half marathon distance (13.1 miles) or marathon distance (26.2 miles), the event will be broken down into 5k’s that can be completed as your team desires. Brought to you by the same team that manages the Earth Day Run, this course will take you and your team on a scenic tour of Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and St Cloud. For each team, one separate support person will be required. That person will transport gear and teammates to your 5k checkpoint locations throughout the course. (Support person does not have a registration fee.)

More detailed information coming soon!

Apple Cycling Team Time Trial

The Apple Cycling Team Time Trial is a relay style event consisting of teams of 2 cyclists (40 miles total), 4 cyclists (80 miles total), 5 cyclists (Relay Century). Any style of bike (excluding electric) can be used and each team member will complete 1 lap of the 20 mile Apple Bike Course.

More detailed information coming soon!


Get me registered

Event partner provides secure, online registration for Apple Multisport Festival and all Active Central MN events.

Travel, Parking & Lodging

Multisport Festival location

Sartell High School
3101 Pine Cone Road North
Sartell, MN 56377


Plenty of parking is available at Sartell High School. No side street or neighborhood parking, please.


Nearby hotels include AmericInn by Wyndham Sartell (119 Lesauk Drive, Sartell, MN 56377) and the Hampton Inn & Suites St. Cloud, MN (145 37th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303) among many others.


Nearby restaurants include Blue Line Sports Bar & Grill (1101 2nd Street South, Sartell, MN 56377) and Great River Bowl and Partners Pub (208 2nd Street South, Sartell, MN 56377) among many others.


Spectators are welcome at this event. You may park in regular participant parking. Dogs are welcome outdoors and must remain leashed. Dogs are not allowed in the school building. Please stay off the course during the event. Spectators are not allowed in the Transition Area. Outside food and coolers are welcome; food and beverages at the post-race refreshment tent are for athletes only. A food truck will be present on site for participants and spectators to purchase food if desired.

Race Results and Photos


Check back here for official times following the event. Active Central MN events are timed by Pickle Events. Results can be found by going to or


Check our Facebook page at about a week after the race to see photos.


Contact us at to learn more about volunteering for this event.