Eppies Duathlon

Local nonprofit health and wellness organizations, “Eppie’s Great Race,” and “Nicolas’ Garden,” are partnering to present a children’s health and wellness event with a, “Farm-to-Fork” family fun focus, incorporating entertainment, and educational, hands-on health, nutrition and fitness activities, as well as the ninth annual Eppie’s Kids Duathlon (running and cycling) event, into a fun day of wellness for the entire family in Sacramento’s Discovery Park, on Saturday, May 17, 2014. 

All attendees that participate in the events and complete physical activity stations (presented by California State University, Sacramento Kinesiology students), can earn their national, “President’s Challenge” Fitness Patch and Certificate from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. All participants will also receive free Redwood Tree seedlings to take and plant at home, donated by Meek’s Lumber.

Children in age brackets from 4 to 14 years, are invited to run and cycle on special courses around Sacramento’s Discovery Park and the American River Parkway during the Eppie’s Kids Duathlon. The new course sites will allow parents and friends to watch and cheer on their kid competitors throughout the races. As soon as the competitors cross the finish line, the whole family will enjoy fun, hands-on cooking and gardening activities, fitness obstacle courses, bounce houses and climbing walls, free health screenings, food and entertainment, among others. The participants are also invited to complete other fun, fitness stations, and then leave the event with their “President’s Challenge” Fitness Patch and Certificate.

At the event, all attending children and families will be encouraged to learn more about growing and gardening, as well as cooking easy, healthy meals with Sacramento Celebrity Chef and Entrepreneur Nicolas Come, inventor of the, “Nicolas’ Garden” Mobile App and digital platform. All participants will also receive goodie bags, shirts, and prizes. And the first 400 children participating in the event will receive a free Redwood Tree seedling, courtesy of Meek’s Lumber, to take and plant at home.

When:     Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Where:    Sacramento’s Discovery Park & the American River Parkway: 1600 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA 95833.

More Info: The Eppie’s Great Race website: http://www.eppiesgreatrace.org or call 916-480-0270. 

All Entrants will receive:

·  A special finisher's ribbon;
·  A unique event t-shirt;
· Admission to the “Farm-to-Fork Family Fun Fest” with fun activities and a free lunch;
. Free Redwood Tree seedling from Meek’s Lumber.

Entry Fees, Age Groups & Race Distances: The cost of entry is $20 thru May 10th and $25 afterwards. The Eppie’s Kids Duathlon participant age groups, and distances are as follows:

  • 4-6 year olds - 1/2 mile run and 1/2 mile bike;
  • 7-10 year olds - 1 mile run and 4 mile bike;
  • 11-13 year olds - 2 mile run and 5.5 mile bike.

Beneficiaries of the event include Eppie’s Great Race Foundation, Nicolas’ Garden and Soil Born Farms.