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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 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.

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Top Attractions in the Central Valley Area

Bidwell Park & Bidwell Mansion
Feather River Fish Hatchery, Oroville
Forestiere Underground Gardens, Fresno
Oroville Dam & Lake, Oroville
Sacramento Zoo
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

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