The World’s Oldest Triathlon may have ended with the 45th running of Eppie’s Great Race, but the tradition of a summertime triathlon on the American River Parkway will continue this July 20th with the inaugural Great American Triathlon. Sponsored by Innovations Health Systems, a Roseville-based healthcare holding company, and managed by Capital Road Race Management, this year’s paddle triathlon will raise funds to support the American River Parkway Foundation and local children’s charities.

Set along the same course and comprised of the same 5.82-mile run, 12.5-mile bike ride, and 6.10-mile paddle events as Eppie’s Great Race, the Great American Triathlon is a challenging athletic competition that is as unique as it is fun.


Fuel your competitive fire and benefit local non-profits by competing in the Great American Triathlon, taking place July 20th on the beautiful American River Parkway. With a challenging course set along one of the most beautiful urban landscapes in America, the no-swim triathlon is a 24.42 mile run, ride and paddle event unlike any other.

You can compete as an individual or as part of a team in race categories for all skill levels, from competitive triathletes to weekend warriors. The challenge of the no-swim triathlon is a real one, and the ebb and flow of the American River pits you against Mother Nature herself. Space is limited to 300 teams and 900 Ironperson competitors, so dust off your paddles, grab your friends, and sign up today to experience the next generation of fun in the Sacramento sun!


Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up the course, assisting in race transitions, guiding spectators, and helping to ensure the parkway following the race is just as beautiful and serene as it was when the day began. Volunteers are provided with training and will also receive a commemorative T-Shirt and a heartfelt thank you from the participants and organizers.

Donate and Sponsor

Your tax-deductible contribution supporting the Great American Triathlon® will help the legend live on while supporting worthy non-profits.

Sponsorships range from $500 to $25,000, and each sponsorship package represents a unique marketing opportunity. With a dynamic and far-reaching media campaign, exceptional race-related events, and beautifully designed event collaterals, the Great American Triathlon® will support children in need, help preserve the American River Parkway, and provide your organization with exceptional visibility in the Sacramento region and beyond.

Each major sponsor ($2,500 and above) will be featured individually in press releases, media appearances, and through an extensive social media campaign, highlighting your connection to and investment in our region. Sponsors will also be recognized at the Friends of Great American Triathlon® event in early August, where the beneficiaries will be on hand to express their gratitude for your generous donation.

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