# Special Events
## [American River Parkway Foundation Programs](http://www.arpf.org)
The American River Parkway Foundation supports the preservation, protection, and appreciation of the natural resources of the American River Parkway.
Visit [www.arpf.org](http://www.arpf.org) for more information.
## [Eppie's Great Race](http://www.eppiesgreatrace.org)
July 16th, 2016 - Presented by Eppie's Great Race Foundation. Held along the scenic American River Parkway in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento. It's the LARGEST paddling event in the U.S.! See [www.eppiesgreatrace.org](http://www.eppiesgreatrace.org) for details.
**Please note that the river access will be closed until 10:00 am.**
## [Annual Great American River Clean Up](http://www.arpf.org/garcu.shtml)
### 2014 Results
* 25 sites cleaned.
* 1,503 volunteers participated.
* 21,000 lbs. of trash removed.
* More than 15,000 cigarette butts collected from 8 of the cleanup sites.