ATLANTIC CITY — Police have issued a traffic advisory ahead of the annual Atlantic City Triathlon on Saturday.

The eighth triathlon, dubbed “TRI AC,” is expected to draw 1,500 athletes to the city for the swim, bike and run.

Check-in for the event begins at 5 a.m. Saturday at Bader Field. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk.

Motorists are advised to use caution around the city and in the immediate surrounding area, with major delays and detours on the day of the event, according to the Police Department.

Exits 5, 4, 2 and 1 on the Atlantic City Expressway will be closed from 5 to 11 a.m.

Route 40/Albany Avenue is expected to have delays in both directions from 7 to 11 a.m.

Police recommend using Route 30 and the Atlantic City Expressway to enter and exit the city.

Ventnor residents should use West End Avenue as an alternate route.

The triathlon, organized by DelMoSports, will include a .25 mile swim, 11 mile bike and 5K run on a flat and fast course. TRI AC also features an Olympic distance triathlon, which includes a 1-mile swim, 22 mile bike ride and a 10K run.

For more information on the triathlon, visit delmosports.com.

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Covering breaking news for The Press of Atlantic City since September 2016. Graduate of the University of Maryland, Central Jersey native.

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