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 its 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 6.10-mile paddle held along the scenic American River Parkway in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.

Awards are given to the first, second and third place division winners. 

Registration Fees

Iron Person (Junior)

Individual - 18 & Under

Price Increase in 39 days
Nov 1 - Feb 28 $30.00
Mar 1 - Apr 30 Current Price $35.00
May 1 - Jul 13 $40.00

Iron Person (Adult)

Individual - 19 & Older

Price Increase in 39 days
Nov 1 - Feb 28 $100.00
Mar 1 - Apr 30 Current Price $120.00
May 1 - Jul 13 $150.00

Junior Relay Team - TEAM CAPTAIN

2 or 3 Person Team - 18 & Under

Price Increase in 39 days
Nov 1 - Feb 28 $55.00
Mar 1 - Apr 30 Current Price $95.00
May 1 - Jul 13 $110.00

Junior Relay Team - JOIN YOUR TEAM

2 or 3 Person Team - 18 & Under

Dec 1 - Jul 13 Current Price FREE

Adult Relay Team - TEAM CAPTAIN

2 or 3 Person Team

Price Increase in 39 days
Nov 1 - Feb 28 $150.00
Mar 1 - Apr 30 Current Price $180.00
May 1 - Jul 13 $225.00

Adult Relay Team - JOIN YOUR TEAM

2 or 3 Person Team

Dec 1 - Jul 13 Current Price FREE

Epic Challenge (Formerly Adaptive) - TEAM CAPTAIN

3 Person Team - At Least One Person Must Have A Disability

Price Increase in 39 days
Nov 1 - Feb 28 $180.00
Mar 1 - Apr 30 Current Price $210.00
May 1 - Jul 13 $240.00

Epic Challenge (Formerly Adaptive) - JOIN YOUR TEAM

3 Person Team - At Least One Person Must Have A Disability

Dec 1 - Jul 13 Current Price FREE

4 Person Relay Team - TEAM CAPTAIN

Any Gender

Price Increase in 39 days
Nov 1 - Feb 28 $200.00
Mar 1 - Apr 30 Current Price $240.00
May 1 - Jul 13 $300.00

4 Person Relay Team - JOIN YOUR TEAM

Any Gender

Dec 1 - Jul 13 Current Price FREE

REGISTERING A RELAY TEAM:

The Team Captain:   

>  Captain MUST pay the team entry fee in full. (NO partial payments accepted)

>  Captain is responsible for registering all team members, complete contact information for each team member, and submit T-Shirt size for their teammates. 

>  Team Captain is Required to enter the following information for EACH team member at the time he/she registers online:

    • TEAMMATE(s) NAME(s) 
    • ADDRESS
    • PHONE NUMBER
    • EMAIL
    • DATE OF BIRTH
    • EMERGENCY CONTACT & PHONE NUMBER
    • EVENT LEG EACH MEMBER WILL COMPETE:
      • RUNNER
      • BIKER
      • PADDLER
      • 2nd PADDLER - (If on a 4 person team)
      • GUIDE - (If needed for Epic Challenge Division)
      • T-SHIRT SIZE - (For Each Member)  

(NOTE: You MUST have correct t-shirt size, as exchanges will not be available.  Participants who register after 07/01/17 are NOT guranteed a T-Shirt on race day. Please email us with entry confirmation number, and shirt size and we will contact you when post orders are ready for pick up at our office.)



FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016 - PRE RACE SCHEDULE

LOCATION:   River Bend Park
TIME:            3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

>  Pre-Race Participant Packet Pick-up

>  Exhibitors Expo 

>  Race Course Information Advisors

>  Old Spaghetti Factory Pasta Dinner 

>  Late Registration Will Be Held 7/14/2017, Onsite At The EGR Pre Race Expo & Pasta Dinner Located At: River Bend Park  

     ~  Any Existing Team Registrations Being Amended during Late Registration on Friday, July 14th, will incur a $25.00 Fee.

Event Schedule

  • July 15 07:45 AM PDT - Eppie's Great Race® - National Anthem @ Starting Line

  • July 15 07:58 AM PDT - "Epic Challenge" Start Time

  • July 15 08:00 AM PDT - All Iron Persons and Relay Teams Start Time

  • July 15 12:00 PM PDT - Awards Ceremony & Raffle Drawing @ Expo Stage

Contact Information

Event Location

City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County

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