Concept2 has a number of challenges throughout the year. Many of these reward consistency and total metres 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 metres 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!
Challenges for Individuals
To participate in an individual challenge, you just need to create an online logbook and record your metres in it.
|January Revolutions||Jan 1–31||Row/Ski/Ride||Pick your goal and then try and stick to it!|
|Tour De SkiErg||Feb 1–29||Ski||A different event challenge each week|
|Military Challenge||Feb 1–29||Row/Ski/Ride||If you're in a military affiliation, help them row, ski or ride as many metres 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 metres each day for 25 days or more|
|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|
|Summer Solstice||Jun 20||Row/Ski/Ride||Aim to do at least 21,000 metres|
|Dog Days of Summer||Aug 1–28||Row/Ski/Ride||A different distance goal each week throughout August|
|Skeleton Crew||Oct 25–31||Row/Ski/Ride||Complete at least 31,000 metres|
|Holiday Challenge||Nov 26–Dec 24||Row/Ski/Ride||Try for the 100,000 metres or 200,000 metre 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.
|Virtual Team Challenge||Jan 1–31||Row/Ski/Ride||Complete as many metres as you can during the timeframe indicated|
|World Erg Challenge||Mar 15–Apr 15||Row/Ski/Ride||Complete as many metres as you can during the timeframe indicated|
|Fall Team Challenge||Sep 15–Oct 15||Row/Ski/Ride||Complete as many metres as you can during the timeframe indicated|
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!
|World Rowing Virtual Indoor Sprints||Mar 4–8||Row||A worldwide virtual 1000 metre race on the RowErg.|
|BikeErg World Sprints||Jul 8–12||Ride||A worldwide virtual 4000 metre race on the BikeErg.|
|SkiErg World Sprints||Nov 12–15||Ski||A worldwide virtual 1000 metre race on the SkiErg.|