Eppie’s Great Race®, the World’s Oldest Triathlon®, is the largest paddling event in the United States!  Join us for our 45th and final edition on July 21, 2018.


Sacramento-area restaurateur/entrepreneur Eppie Johnson founded the "Modern Triathlon" event on July 27, 1974. 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 in both individual and team categories. 

Registration Fees

Iron Person (Junior)

Individual - 18 & Under

Iron Person (Adult)

Individual - 19 & Older

Junior Relay Team - TEAM CAPTAIN

2 or 3 Person Team - 18 & Under

Junior Relay Team - JOIN YOUR TEAM

2 or 3 Person Team - 18 & Under

Adult Relay Team - TEAM CAPTAIN

2 or 3 Person Team

Adult Relay Team - JOIN YOUR TEAM

2 or 3 Person Team

Epic Challenge (Formerly Adaptive) - TEAM CAPTAIN

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

Epic Challenge (Formerly Adaptive) - JOIN YOUR TEAM

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

4 Person Relay Team - TEAM CAPTAIN

Any Gender

4 Person Relay Team - JOIN YOUR TEAM

Any Gender

Registering a Relay Team

  • Captain MUST pay the team entry fee in full. (No partial payments accepted) 
  • Captain is responsible for creating the team during the registration process.  
  • Team Members are required to register themselves and provide all required information after the team captain has registered. 

NOTE: You MUST provide correct t-shirt size, as exchanges will not be available. Participants who register after 07/06/18 are NOT guaranteed a T-Shirt on race day.

Friday, July 20, 2018 - Pre-Race Packet Pickup

LOCATION:     River Bend Park
TIME:               4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

>  Pre-Race Participant Packet Pick-up 

>  Exhibitors Expo 

>  Race Course Information Advisors

>  Late Registration Will Be Held 7/20/2018, Onsite At The EGR Pre Race Expo

 Located At: River Bend Park  

     ~  Any Existing Team Registrations Being Amended during Late Registration on Friday, July 20th, will incur a $25.00 Fee.

Event Schedule

  • July 21 7:45 AM PDT - Eppie's Great Race® - National Anthem @ Starting Line

  • July 21 7:58 AM PDT - "Epic Challenge" Start Time

  • July 21 8:00 AM PDT - All Iron Persons and Relay Teams Start Time

  • July 21 12:00 PM PDT - Awards Ceremony & Raffle Drawing @ Expo Stage

Contact Information

Event Location

City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County

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