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Well-known Sacramento restaurateur and entrepreneur Eppie Johnson celebrates his 39thannual namesake charity triathlon, Eppie’s Great Race, on July 21, 2012, according to an official press release.

Reportedly the undisputed “World’s Oldest Triathlon,” more than 2,000 participants are expected to complete this year’s run-bike-paddle triathlon by running 5.82 miles, cycling 12.5 miles and paddling boats 6.35 miles on a racecourse located on and along the American River Parkway in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova.

Continuing this year is the US Bank Kids Duathlon, a 2-mile run and 5.75-mile bike ride that provides kids with their own event.

Eppie’s Great Race is a fundraising event benefitting the Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS), which supports mentally and physically challenged individuals. To date, Eppie’s Great Race has raised approximaetly $970,000 for TRS.

The race begins at 8am at the William Pond Recreation area, and finishes around 9:30am at River Bend Park in Rancho Cordova with a post-race party. The Kids Duathlon begins at 10am near Guy West Bridg at CSUS.

To register and for more information, visit www.eppiesgreatrace.org or call 916-480-0270.

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