Eppie's Great Race® known as "The World's Oldest Triathlon®", "The Great Race", the "No Swim" Triathlon is the largest paddling event in the United States!
Sacramento-area restauranteur/entrepreneur Eppie Johnson founded the event in 1974, holding it's first triathlon on July 27, 1974 being the first "Modern Triathlon". It has been held every year since and is a Sacramento-area summertime tradition for elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts and families.
The race features a 5.82-mile run, a 12.5-mile bike and a 6.35-mile paddle held along the scenic American River Parkway in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.
Awards to participants for best costume and/or body paint.
A concurrently held duathlon put on by Eppie's Great Race®, the U.S. Bank Kids Duathlon, is available to area youth.
The event is presented by the Eppie's Great Race Foundation and the primary beneficiary is Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services.