There is still time to register for the Sartell Kids Apple Duathlon, which will take place starting at 5:50 p.m. Friday, May 23, the night before the adult duathlon at Sartell Middle School.
This year, there will be a short course, a long course and an Apple Seedling race just for the very youngest competitors. Plenty of prizes will be awarded.
Last year, 200 children took part in the event, which has grown in popularity ever since it began about a decade ago.
The long course consists of a half-mile run, a 7-mile bike course and another half-mile run. It is open to children in three categories: ages 11 and 12, ages 13 and 14, and ages 15 and 16.
The short course involves a ¼-mile run, a 3.5-mile bike course followed by a ¼ mile run. There are three categories: age 6, ages 7 and 8, and ages 9 and 10.
The Apple Seedling race, which will be confined to the middle-school parking lot, is suitable for children ages 3 to 6.
To register or to volunteer, go to the Apple Duathlon at www.appleduathlon.com.