Due to low participation for three years in a row, the OC-1 Division has been eliminated commencing with Eppie's Great Race® 39.
The Open Canoe Division will allow any canoe except those having skegs, rudders or outriggers to be eligible to race commencing with Eppie's Great Race 39®.
This category applies to those persons who have visual acuity as defined in the California Vehicle Code 21965, which states: "blind," "totally blind," and "partially blind" mean having central visual acuity not to exceed 20/200 in the better eye, with corrected lenses, as measured by the Snellen test, or visual acuity greater than 20/200, but with a limitation in the field of vision such that the widest diameter ofthe visual field subtends an angle not greater than 20 degrees.
Teams or ironpersons can be disqualified for any of the following reasons:
Teams or Ironpersons using boats not meeting the specifications for their divisions will not qualify for awards. However, they will be eligible for free breakfasts if they better the mark set by Eppie's Great Team.
Eppie's Great Race® established a policy for managing requests for adding divisions. This process involves the proponent making a financial guarantee that at least 10 entrees will be received prior to the year for which the new division is being established.
Policy for establishing, modifying, combining or eliminating Eppie's Great Race® Divisions
Any change in Division for Eppie's Great Race® will be determined by a majority vote of the Eppie's Great Race® Executive Committee. Generally such proposals and decisions will be made during the fall season while changes to race rules are being considered.
For new divisions, proponents will be expected to provide a written justification and a check for $500 as an assurance that at least 10 entries will be entered in the coming year's race. The $500 will be fully refundable if there are 10 entries in the new Division, but no part will be refunded until 10 entries are received. The Executive Committee will be briefed on the feasibility of the implementation of the request by the Eppie's Great Race® Director. The Director will include in his briefing the advice of the Watercraft Advisory Committee.
The Executive Committee will consider the following in their deliberations:
Modification of Divisions:
The Eppie's Great Race® Executive Committee will receive an annual briefing from the Director regarding any issues with or changes needed to existing Divisions. This review will include a discussion of all Divisions with less than 10 entries in the prior year's race. Certain Divisions may be retained even if participation is below the 10 entry level. These might include, but are not necessarily be limited to:
Any participant who desires an exception from the Competition Rules may email their request to Eppie's Great Race® committee:
The request must set forth in detail the exception requested and all facts which support the request.
Request must be received no later than July 1st of the race year and must include the requester's name, email, address and day and evening telephone numbers. All requests will be promptly considered.
Kids participating in the duathlon are subject to the following general rules. In addition, applicable Eppie's Great Race® rules also apply.
Kids participating in the duathlon are subject to the following bicycle rules. In addition, applicable Eppie's Great Race® rules also apply.
Eppie’s Great Race prides itself in always leaving the American River Parkway cleaner than it was before the race, but it is the responsibility of competitors and their crews to pick up all shoes, clothing, water bottles, trash, etc. left in the transition areas. Eppie’s Great Race takes no responsibility for any items left anywhere on the course, but does need to remove them to fulfill its responsibility to leave the Parkway clean.
At the run/bike transition area we will leave shoes and clothing where the athlete dropped them until 11:30 am. Any items left at that time will then be taken to Race Headquarters at River Bend Park.
Items left on the beach at the boat put in at Sunrise will be put in the sweep boat and brought to race headquarters after the last competitor finishes.
Lost and found articles will be at the headquarters tent on race day. Beginning on Monday after the race, call 916/381-0255. After 14 days, unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.