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Eppie's Great Race Information

General Information

RACE DATE:  Saturday, July 19, 2014

LOCATION:  American River Parkway, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento

DISTANCES:

  • 5.82-mile run
  • 12.5-mile bike
  • 6.35-mile paddle

START TIMES:

  • 7:58 a.m. - Adaptive Divisions
  • 8:00 a.m. - Ironpersons and all teams

IRONPERSON DIVISIONS:

  • IRONMEN - age 39 and younger
  • IRONMEN - age 40-49
  • IRONMEN - age 50-59
  • IRONMEN - age 60 and older
  • IRONWOMEN - age 39 and younger
  • IRONWOMEN - age 40-49
  • IRONWOMEN - age 50 and older
  • IRONWOMEN - age 60 and older
  • JUNIOR IRONMEN - age 18 and younger (Sponsor: Pacific Coast Building Products)
  • JUNIOR IRONWOMEN - age 18 and younger (Sponsor: Rachel Gray Memorial)

TEAM DIVISIONS:

  • NEW!  City Cup - All members must be employees or city official for the same city government.
  • ADAPTIVE - At least one member must have a disability (Sponsor: Therapeutic Recreational Services/Sacramento County Regional Parks)
  • FIREFIGHTER / POLICE (Sponsor: Marcus & Millichap)
  • OPEN CANOE (Sponsor:  McDonald's Corporation)
  • TANDEM KAYAK (Sponsor: California Family Fitness)
  • SIT-ON-TOP (Sponsor: City of Rancho Cordova)
  • NEW! Eppie's Great Race City Cup (note all members must work for the city they represent for at least 20 hrs per week)
  • CORPORATE (Sponsor: Eppie's Great Race Foundation)- All team members from same company
  • CO-ED - No age limitations. At least 1 male/female (Sponsor: U.S. Bank)
  • FAMILY (Sponsor: Leonard Weed Memorial)
  • JUNIORS - All members age 18 and younger (Sponsor: Anderson/Lucchetti)
  • WOMEN OPEN - All members are women
  • WOMEN 40+ - All members are women, age 40 and older
  • WOMEN 50+ - All members are women, age 50 and older
  • MEN OPEN (Sponsor: Paul A. Garcia Family Fund)
  • MEN 40+ - All members are men, age 40 and older
  • MEN 50+ - All members are men, age 50 and older
  • 60+ - All members are men, women or coed, age 60 and older (Sponsor: Michelob Ultra)

Age as of race day - July 19, 2014

ENTRY INFORMATION:  Click on the link below for additional entry information.


How To Do Eppie's Great RaceĀ® - Instructional Video


RACE SET-UP, BREAK-DOWN AND GENERAL LOGISTICS:  Click on the link below for additional race set-up, break-down and general logistics information.

NEED A TEAMMATE?  Click on the link below to access the relay teammate message board. 
Please use the Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer web browser to access the message board.  You may receive an error message if you try to access the page via Chrome.

Relay Teammate Message Board Link

This Message Board is for Teammates looking for runners, bikers, or kayakers for their team or wanting to train together for the race. If there are specific questions about the race please email us at verlene@eppiesgreatrace.org

EXPO AND PACKET PICK-UP:  Participants may pick-up their race packets either at the Expo (Old Spaghetti Factory Packet Pick-Up Party and Pasta Dinner) or on race day in the registration area.  Click on the link below for additional Expo, packet pick-up, and pasta dinner information.

TRAVEL, LODGING, PARKING AND MAPS:  Click on the link below for additional travel information

RENTALS AND SALES:  Click on the link below for additional bike, canoe and kayak rentals and sales information.


Training

PROGRAMS: Interested in joining an organized training program recommended by Eppie's Great Race®?  Or just looking for some tips on how to train?  You have come to the right place!  Click on the link below for additional training information.

OTHER EVENTS: Click on the link below for links and information on other paddling events available throughout the year.


Race Information

AWARDS:  Race Participant Awards and "Nancy Fish" Costume/Bodypaint Awards will be presented on the EGR Stage - Saturday at noon. (Look for entry forms for the Nancy Fish Awards @ registration, stage and EGR booth.

CHIP TIMING:  Please review the following chip timing procedures.

  • Important Reminder:  Remove all chip timing devices from previous races, only have on your body the official "Eppie's Great Race" Timing device given to you at Packet Pick Up.
  • Eppie's Great Race will use transponder, computerized, chip timing to determine time and place of finish.
  • Times will also be taken at the run-bike transition and the bike-watercraft transition.
  • Participants must have the vecro band with chip at ankle height when crossing the timing mats at the Guy West Bridge (runners), just after the bicycle dismount (bicyclists), and at the finish line (boaters).
  • If the chip is not at ankle height when crossing the mats, no time will be recorded and the team or ironperson will not receive credit for completing the race.

FLUID STATIONS:

  • Water will be available on the running course near miles 2, 3.5 and 4.5 and at the run finish.
  • Water will be available at the end of the bike leg and at the finish line.
  • Cyclists are encouraged to carry their own water on the cycling course. Ironpersons should arrange for their crew to provide water at the run-bike and bike-watercraft transition areas.

HEADQUARTERS:

  • The headquarters tent will be near the riverbank at the top of the walkway by the finish area at River Bend Park.
  • This is the location for lost and found items and to file protests.
  • All "Race Results" Protests must be filed by 11:45 am to the Race Director, all decisions made by the Race Director are final.
  • A non-refundable fee of $10 is required with all protests.

LOST AND FOUND:

  • Lost and found articles will be at the headquarters tent on race day.
  • Call 916-381-0255 for lost and found items after the race.
  • After 30 days, unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.

HELMETS AND FLOTATION DEVICES:

  • Approved helmets that are properly fastened are required for all competitors who bicycle and/or paddle.
  • All paddling competitors are required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved Personal Flotation Device (P.F.D.) while on the water.
  • Cyclists must comply with the requirements for protective head gear (helmets) as described in the Race Rules.
  • Non-compliance with the above requirements will be grounds for disqualification.

Click on the link below for additional information on race rules.

COURSE:  Click on the link below for additional course maps and information.

WIN A FREE MEAL CHALLENGE FROM IHOP RESTAURANT:
All ironpersons and teams who finish the Race under the time set by The Great Team and Eppie's Great Team Ironpersons will receive complimentary meal coupons from IHOP.  The first 400 participants to redeem those coupons at the IHOP on 30th and N will receive a complimentary meal.

Coupons will be mailed after the race by September 30, 2013.  Check out the times to beat below.

Times to Beat from 2013 - Eppie's Great Race 40

Division Name Profession Time
Eppie's Great Race Iron Man Tony Wittakerh Senior Associate, CBRE Brokerage Services 2:00:57
Eppie's Great Race Iron Woman Tamara Berg Meterologist/Reporter, KCRA3/My58 2:41:33
Eppie's Great Race Team: 2:12:07
Runner Jeff von Kaenel President/CEO, Sacramento News & Review 44:50
Cyclist Jared Goyette General Manager/Editor, Sacramento Press 43:20
Paddler Marsha Arnold President, River City Paddlers 43:56

A big thank you to our Great Team and Ironpersons for setting the times to beat for Eppie's Great Race®.

AWARDS: Custom awards are presented to the top three finishers in each division.  The Awards Ceremony begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on race day at the main stage by the Eppie's Great Race® finish line.

RESULTS:  Click on the link below for additional results, records, history and photos information.