Indoor Racing

Thousands of people have already discovered the thrill of racing on the indoor rower. If you’re ready to join their ranks then this section is for you!

The sport of indoor rowing was created in 1981 when Concept2 developed its first rowing machine and, within a year, the first race had taken place. Hundreds of indoor rowing races are now held around the world each year, including the CRASH-B Sprints—the world championships of indoor rowing. Our race calendar can help you find an event near you, while we also have a list of international races.

Indoor racing is open to anyone—you don't have to be a champion. We encourage everyone to consider participating in a race, or at least coming to watch one. It makes a great training goal to get you through the tough sessions. If you’re thinking of taking part, check out our First Time Race Advice.

Most races take place over the Olympic regatta distance of 2000 meters, and there are recognized age group records for this and a number of other distances.