The event is presented by the Eppie’s Wellness Foundation, (formerly Eppie’s Great Race Foundation), and its designated beneficiary is Therapeutic Recreation Services, a Sacramento County program for people of all ages with special needs and developmental disabilities.
Known as “The World’s Oldest Triathlon®”, this “No Swim” Triathlon, is the largest paddling event in the United States!
Sacramento area restauranteur/entrepreneur Eppie G. Johnson founded the event in 1974, holding it’s first triathlon on July 27, 1974 being the first “Modern Triathlon”. Since its debut, Eppie’s Great Race® has been held every year in Sacramento, and is a Northern California summertime tradition for elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and families. The race features a 5.82-mile run, a 12.5-mile bike and a 6.10-mile paddle held along the scenic American River Parkway in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento. Awards are given to the first, second, & third place division winners.