IMPORTANT NOTICE

THE 2K INDOOR ROWING CHALLENGE AND RAFFLE PLANNED FOR MARCH 23, 2019 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CHALLENGE IN THE FUTURE, AND JOIN US ON THE WATER THIS SUMMER!

Register by March 8 for the 2019 2K Indoor Rowing Challenge!

Rowing is a full-body exercise that everyone can learn and enjoy. The Challenge is a two-day event. Individuals race on Saturday, March 23, and individual finals and teams race on Sunday, March 24. 

  • March 11: NEW DEADLINE for pre-registration
  • March 9 and 16: training
  • March 17: final registration deadline
  • March 23: individual challenge
  • March 24: team challenge and city-wide invitational finals for gold-medalists from each Fitness Center


                                           Individual Rowers

RowAlabama will teach you to use the indoor rowing machines on March 9 and March 16. Times differ at each Fitness Center, so check the schedule below before you register. Individual men and women will register to row in their age groups: 18-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55-64; 65-74; 75+. Come to one or both training and practice Saturdays.


 The Fitness Center where you practice will be the same place for individual races and awards on Saturday, March 23. Check the website (rowalabama.org) for race times in the week prior to the Challenge. Gold-medal winners are invited to the YMCA on Sunday, March 24 beginning at 2:00 to row against winners from the other participating fitness centers for city-wide honors!

                                                 Team Rowing

Registered individuals can also race as a member of a four-person team for no additional fee. Teams can be formed in three combinations: 4 men of any age; 4 women of any age, or 2 men and 2 women of any age. Team captains only will list team members on their registration forms. 


Team members row in tandem on the same machine; each person rows for 500 meters and is quickly replaced on the same rowing machine by the next team member. 


Teams will race in the afternoon at the YMCA of Tuscaloosa County on March 24. Check the website (rowalabama.org) for race times the week prior to the Challenge.

                                                  Free Gifts

1. All pre-registered participants will receive a Challenge T-Shirt. 

2. Individual gold-medal winners at each Fitness Center will receive a coupon for a free learn-to-row on the water this summer with Black Warrior Rowing Club.

3. Those 14 people who win the individual city-wide gold medals will be entered in a raffle for a year-long membership at Crunch Fitness! 


                                    Participating Fitness Centers

You can register with the link below to row at Crunch, IronTribe, NorthRidge or YMCA of Tuscaloosa County.  Registration is $25. You must be in good health, but you don't need to be an experienced rower. You will sign a health waiver as part of the registration.

Pre-registration ends March 11 (NEW DEADLINE). 

Later registrations are not guaranteed a T-Shirt.

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Here is a great video on indoor rowing

Decent Rowing is a group from Australia that has many videos on every aspect of rowing indoors and out. You can visit their website at www.decentrowing.com. Check out this link for their introductory video from an Olympic champion.

Schedule for Training and Challenge: March 9, 16, and 23

YMCA

Mar. 9 and 16, Training, 8:00 AM

Mar. 23, Individual Challenge, 8:00 AM 

Mar. 24 City-wide Finals, Team Challenge 2:00 PM

IRONTRIBE

Mar. 9 and 16, Training, 10:00 AM

Mar. 23, Individual Challenge, 8:00 AM

CRUNCH

Mar. 9 and 16, Training, 2:00 PM

Mar. 23, Individual Challenge, 2:00 PM                    

NORTHRIDGE

Email rowalabama@gmail.com for training

Mar. 23, Individual Challenge, 12 noon

CHECK HERE MARCH 17 FOR RACE SCHEDULES FOR EACH AGE GROUP 


WIN A ROWING MACHINE!!

Win a Concept2 Model D Rowing Machine. This best seller normally sells for $900! You can buy one ticket for $10 or three for $20. Drawing March 24 at the YMCA of Tuscaloosa County. You do not have to be present to win. Purchase tickets with the form below. You do not have to row in the Challenge to buy raffle tickets.

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Contact Us

Send us an email with this form or at rowalabama@gmail.com