Volunteer Information

Volunteers Needed!

Friday July 14, 2017, & Saturday, July 15, 2017


Be a part of the 44th annual Eppie's Great Race®.  Known as the "World's Oldest Triathlon"® and presented by Eppie's Wellness Foundation, this event is an acclaimed Sacramento tradition each summer.  Volunteer your energy as hundreds of athletes run, bike and paddle their way to the finish line during this fun-filled event along the American River Parkway in Rancho Cordova/Sacramento.  You and/or your group can play a major role in the success of this highly anticipated event.  More importantly, you will contribute to rasing funds for the County of Sacramento, Therapeutic Recreation Services program which provides skills-training and year-round abilities throughout the greater Sacramento area.  

Please use our online volunteer registration sytem to enter your information as well as indicate where you'd like to help out!

Things to Consider


  • Have lots of energy
  • Adult supervision if under 16 years-old
  • Be on time
  • Eppie's Great Race® Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Food and Beverage coupons
  • Giving back to the community
  • A high-energy day on the beautiful American River Parkway


Description of Duties

Set-Up – This is physical labor which requires strength and endurance. You will need work gloves and you WILL get dirty.

Parking – Directs and controls cars in the parking lots.

Watercraft Take-Out (water) – standing water up to mid thigh. Volunteers form a human chain to guidebooks and direct racers to the finish line; (You will get wet!) Minimum age: 13 years old, with adult supervision.  Shoes required; no flip flops.

Watercraft Take-Out (shore) – After competitor exits the water, volunteers remove boats from water and place them on beach. Although this is heavy physical labor, you will get your morning exercise!! Minimum age; 18 years old. Sturdy shoes required; no flip-flops.

Bike Route - Cordova Park & William Pond Park, Riverbend Park, Richey Bridge – directs crowd off the bike path to ensure safety of the competitors. Hagan Park in Rancho Cordova, River Bend Park and/or Richey Bridge.

Clean-Up – Assists with picking up trash, loading tables/chairs & other equipment, primarily in picnic area.

Beverages – Helps dispense drinks (sodas & waters) to participants and spectators.

Event Location

City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County

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