Race Training

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The following is a 10-week suggested training schedule for all three legs in Eppie’s triathlon event: running, cycling and paddling.

Download a printable PDF version of the 10-week suggested training schedule here.

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Cycle Training


Eppie’s Great Race® is excited to announce that Kinetic Cycles of Sacramento is an official Sponsor of the 43rd Annual  Eppie’s Great Race®.  They will be stationed at our run to bike transition this year, ready to service those who have last minute difficulties.  After the race, they will have a booth at the Expo to answer any questions you may have.

We encourage everyone that is doing the cycling leg of the race, take the time to have their bikes tuned up and checked for any other areas of concern.  Check back soon for a Kenetic Cycle Coupon that will help you get off the a fast start at the race!

535 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864


(916) 979-9936

Kayak Training

Junior Division Kayak Lessons provided by Current Adventures Kayak

School and sponsored by Eppie’s Great Race.  EGR Junior Participants received 4 kayak training sessions and race day kayak use, delivery, & pick up for $75. What a deal, as this is normally a $309 cost!

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Eppie’s Pre-Race Kayak Clinic with Current Adventures:

Clinic Will Be Held On: Saturday, July 8, 2017

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Current Adventures Kayak School:

In cooperation with Eppie’s Great Race® and the River City Paddlers race club offer the:

Eppie G. Johnson Memorial Pre-Race:

Pre-Race Will Be Held On:  Sunday, July 9th, 2017

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CSUS Aquatic Center – Eppie’s Great Race® Clinic:

This all-day clinic is an introduction to paddling the Lower American River to prepare for the Eppie’s Great Race®. After safely completing this clinic, you are entitled to use the Aquatic Center’s kayaks (kayak, paddle, lifejacket and helmet, are all included) for the upcoming Eppie’s Great Race®. Kayak’s can be picked up Friday before the race and must be return on Saturday after the race (The Aquatic Center does not supply transportation for the Race Day.) Entry to The Eppie’s Great Race® is not included with the clinic.

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Eppie’s Great Race® Refresher Clinic

This clinic is designed for those people that have already completed one of our Eppie’s Great Race® Clinics in the past.  With this refresher, participants have use of the Aquatic Center kayaks and support supplies for the Great Race.  Entry to Eppie’s Great Race® is not included with the clinic.

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Flow Standup Paddle

Prep 1 | Wednesday June 8, 2016 or Sunday June 12, 2016
Prep 2 | Wednesday June 15, 2016 or Sunday June 19, 2016
Prep 3 | Wednesday June 22, 2016 or Sunday June 26, 2016

Howe Avenue River Access @ La Riviera Drive (map)

Session 1 – Focus on the fundamentals of each paddler giving you individual coaching on your technique. We will also cover how to stay injury free through the use of proper stretching, warming up, cooling down and paddle specific cross training off the water. Footwork and balance drills will also be introduced getting you ready for session #2.

Full Series Sessions 1 – 4 : $225
Individual Session: $70

Full Series Plus Board Rental on Race Day – $265
Board Rental Only on Race Day – $75
**Both include board and paddle drop off at paddle start and pick up at finish. You must provide your own life jacket.

Please go to: http://flowstanduppaddle.com/classes.html