Story and photos by TOM PANIAGUA Valley Community Newspaper photographer
Another Eppie’s Great Race has come and gone, but memories of a fun-filled day will live on. Thousands of people participated as well as volunteered for the annual event, now in its 39th year, which took place Saturday, July 21.
The race began with a 5.82-mile run along the American River bike trail near the bridge at William Pond Recreation Area.
Teams, “Ironmen” and “Ironwomen” then biked 12.5 miles from Guy West Bridge at Sacramento State to the Sunrise Avenue Bridge in Rancho Cordova.
The race concluded with a 6.35-mile kayak down the American River to River Bend Park.