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Online Challenges

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Concept2 has a number of challenges throughout the year. Many of these reward consistency and total meters instead of speed, giving an extra incentive to work out regularly. You can also feel good that you are part of the larger Concept2 community, even if you work out alone!

How to Participate

All of our online challenges are run through the Concept2 Online Logbook—a free web-based application that allows you to record your workouts, track your total meters and, if you choose, compare your times with other participants from around the world.

Once you achieve the challenge goal, you’ll be able to download a certificate of participation or purchase items such as T-shirts and mugs. If you like, you can also have your name included on the challenge honor board!

For more information about each challenge, visit the Challenge Information section of the Logbook, or click on the challenge name below. You can also download a Challenge Calendar.

Challenges for Individuals

To participate in an individual challenge, you just need to create an online logbook and record your meters in it.

Challenge Dates Type Description
January Revolutions Jan 1–31 Row/Ski/Ride Pick your goal and then try and stick to it!
Tour De SkiErg Feb 1–28 Ski A different event challenge each week
Military Challenge Feb 1–28 Row/Ski/Ride If you're in a military affiliation, help them row, ski or ride as many meters as possible
Valentine Challenge Feb 9–14 Row/Ski/Ride Complete a total of 14,000m
Mud Season Madness Mar 1–31 Row/Ski/Ride Do 5000m or 10,000m meters each day for 25 days or more
International Women's Day Mar 8 Row/Ski/Ride Do a 5,000m piece (10,000m on the BikeErg) to raise money for charity.
April Fools' Apr 1–15 Row/Ski/Ride Complete an increasing distance every day from April 1 to April 15.
Global Marathon May 1–15 Row/Ski/Ride Row or ski either a full (42,195m) or half (21,097m) marathon, or ride for 100,000m or 50,000m, all in one workout
Juneteenth Jun 19 Row/Ski/Ride Help raise money for non-profit organizations
Summer Solstice Jun 20 Row/Ski/Ride Aim to do at least 21,000 meters
Rowlympics Jul 27–Aug 3 Row Row throughout the Olympics and see if you can win a Rowlympic medal!
Dog Days of Summer Aug 1–28 Row/Ski/Ride A different distance goal each week throughout August
PaRowlympics Aug 28–Sep 8 Row Row throughout the Paralympics and see if you can win a PaRowlympic medal!
WOD Week Sep 3–9 Row/Ski/Ride Complete the Concept2 Workout Of the Day on at least five days of WOD Week
Skeleton Crew Oct 25–31 Row/Ski/Ride Complete at least 31,000 meters
Holiday Challenge Nov 28–Dec 24 Row/Ski/Ride Try for the 100,000 meters or 200,000 meter level

Challenges for Teams

To take part in team challenges, you’ll need to join a team. To find one, click on the Teams link in your Online Logbook or visit the Concept2 Training Forum to find a team recruiting members. Alternatively, you can set up your own team for others to join. For more information on teams, including more on how to set them up, see the FAQ section of the Online Logbook.

Challenge Dates Type Description
Virtual Team Challenge Jan 1–31 Row/Ski/Ride Complete as many meters as you can during the timeframe indicated
World Erg Challenge Mar 15–Apr 15 Row/Ski/Ride Complete as many meters as you can during the timeframe indicated
Fall Team Challenge Sep 15–Oct 15 Row/Ski/Ride Complete as many meters as you can during the timeframe indicated

Other Events

As well as our Challenges, there are also a number of other events throughout the year that use the Logbook. These include the Virtual World Rowing Indoor Sprints, a collaboration with World Rowing, that sees people from all over the world row 1000m. Unlike a traditional race, the Virtual World Rowing Indoor Sprints can take place anywhere in the world. You can take part on your own or in an organized event!

Challenge Dates Type Description
World Rowing Virtual Indoor Sprints Mar 6–10 Row A worldwide virtual 1000 meter race on the RowErg.
BikeErg World Sprints Jul 10–14 Ride A worldwide virtual 1000 meter race on the BikeErg.
SkiErg World Sprints Nov 7–10 Ski A worldwide virtual 1000 meter race on the SkiErg.