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, friends 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 are given to the first, second, & third place division winners. The event is presented by the Eppie’s Great Race Foundation and the primary beneficiary is Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services.