Team Record Requirements

Team Categories

We recognize records in the following categories:

  1. Tandem (2 people)
  2. Small team (3–10 people)
  3. Large team (over 10 people)

In each of these categories the team may be men, women or mixed (at least 1/3 men and 1/3 women) and heavyweight or lightweight. Mixed teams must have both the collective men and collective women each rowing at least 1/3 of the time for a time based record or 1/3 of the distance for a distance based record. Lightweight teams must consist of all lightweight members. Any records achieved by a team of both heavyweight and lightweight rowers will count as a heavyweight record. See below for weight requirements.

We recognize records for each event in ten year age categories (20–29, 30–39, 40–49, etc), as well as a Junior category for those aged 19 and under. For the Junior category, all team members must be 19 or under. For all other age categories, the age of the youngest team member determines the age category of the record. No one 19 or under will be considered for a record in an age category above their age.

Requirements

All other records must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Rowed with a PM3 or PM4 with a verification code.
  • Rowed in public with witnesses present who can be reached for confirmation of the performance. “Public” is defined as a health club, fitness center, rowing club, indoor rowing race, trade show or regatta where Concept2 is present, school, university or special event in a public setting (for example, a fundraiser in a mall).
  • Recorded on video. Be sure to also include in your video a shot of the PM displaying your final results.

Weight Requirements

In accordance with regulations from on water events and indoor rowing championships around the world, lightweights must be weighed in no earlier than two hours before their row. Records from lightweights weighed prior to two hours before their row will not be recognized.

  • Lightweight Women: <= 135lbs (61.5kg)
  • Heavyweight Women: > 135 lbs (61.6kg)
  • Lightweight Men: <= 165lbs (75kg)
  • Heavyweight Men: > 165lbs (75kg)

Team 100,000 Meter Row

  1. Use a single Concept2 Indoor Rower with Performance Monitor (PM2, PM3 or PM4).
  2. If using a PM3/PM4, on the PM3/PM4 Main Menu, choose Select Workout > New Workout > Intervals: Variable. This enables you to set a single Distance interval of 100,000 meters, with a rest interval of 0:00.
  3. If using a PM2, set the monitor for 99,999 meters (that’s as high as it goes).
  4. The flywheel cannot stop spinning until 100,000 meters are reached.
  5. Tandem (2-person) attempts must have both rowers rowing at least 40,000 meters or more each to be considered a world record.
  6. Keep a record of who rows, when they row, and what the Performance Monitor reads (meters) when they start and end their session on the indoor rower. Also be sure to record the total numbers of people, including ages and weight classes, who row in the record attempt. Have the log signed by a witness who can verify your performance.
  7. Send us your results in the form of a LogCard .csv file or your signed manual record along with a photo, if possible, and copies of or links to any publicity that your record attempt received.
  8. New records will be recognized with a special certificate of achievement.

Team Million Meter Row

  1. Use a single Concept2 Indoor Rower with Performance Monitor (PM2, PM3 or PM4).
  2. On a PM3 or PM4 set the monitor using Variable Intervals. On the Main Menu, choose Select Workout > New Workout > Intervals: Variable. This enables you to set 10 distance intervals of 99,999 meters and one distance interval of 10 meters with rest intervals of 0:00. If using a PM3, it is recommended that you upgrade to firmware version 88 or above.
  3. On a PM2, the monitor will count meters up to 99,999, then start at 0 again, so be sure to keep track of the flips back to 0. You'll need 10 of them!
  4. The flywheel cannot stop spinning until one million meters is reached.
  5. Tandem attempts must have both rowers rowing at least 400,000 meters to be considered a world record.
  6. Keep a record of who rows, when they row, and what the Performance Monitor reads (meters) when they start and end their session on the indoor rower. Also be sure to record the total number of people who row in the record attempt. Have the log signed by a witness who can verify your performance.
  7. Send us your results in the form of a LogCard .csv file or your signed manual record along with a photo, if possible, and copies of or links to any publicity that your record attempt received.
  8. New records will be recognized with a special certificate of achievement and a Concept2 banner.

High School/Club 4-Erg Million Meter Team Row

  1. All participants must be students in grades 9–12 and belong to the same club/school.
  2. Equipment: Four indoor rowers, PM3 or PM4 monitors with Venue Racing software.
  3. If your team is mixed, two of the indoor rowers must be used by girls and two of the indoor rowers by boys.
  4. There is no cap on the number of students participating.
  5. Use the Venue Racing software with PM3 or PM4 monitors and follow the instructions below.
  6. Final time will be recorded when the last of the four indoor rowers finishes.

Setting Up a 4-Erg Million Meter Team Row with Venue Racing Software::

  1. Download and install the Venue Race Application on a PC.
  2. Hook up all four monitors to that PC as described in the Venue Race Application support section of our website.
  3. From the Racing Control Panel, click New to set up a new race.
  4. Set the distance to 250,000 meters.
  5. Select racing as singles.
  6. Set the number of boats in the race to four.
  7. Name each boat if you want.
  8. Save the setup.
  9. After it’s been saved, use Open to access the race setup you’ve just created.
  10. Alternately, you could also try setting up the race as two doubles of 250,000 meters.
  11. The final time will be recorded when the last of the four indoor rowers finishes.
  12. We recommend that you set up a similar race of shorter distance to test this out and become familiar with how it works and how you will organize your teams.

Team 24 Hour Row

  1. Use a single Concept2 Indoor Rower with Performance Monitor (PM2, PM3 or PM4).
  2. On the PM3/PM4 Main Menu, choose Select Workout > New Workout > Intervals: Variable. This enables you to set a single time interval of 24 hours, with a rest interval of 0:00. If using a PM3, it is recommended that you upgrade to firmware version 88 or above.
  3. The PM2 monitor will count meters up to 99,999, then start at 0 again, so be sure to keep track of the flips back to 0.
  4. The flywheel cannot stop spinning ever until 24 hours has elapsed.
  5. Tandem attempts must have both rowers rowing at least 40% of the time to be considered a world record.
  6. Keep a record of your row. Teams should keep a record of who rows, and how long and how far they row, and cumulative meters rowed. Also be sure to record the total numbers of people who row in the record attempt. Have the log signed by a witness who can verify your performance.
  7. Send us your results in the form of a LogCard .csv file or your signed manual record along with a photo, if possible, and copies of or links to any publicity that your record attempt received.
  8. New records will be recognized with a certificate and a Concept2 banner.

Team Longest Continual Row

  1. Use a single Concept2 Indoor Rower with Performance Monitor (PM2, PM3 or PM4).
  2. The PM3 or PM4 monitor will count up to 50,000 before it flips back to 0. The PM2 monitor will count meters up to 99,999, then start at 0 again. Be sure to keep track of the flips back to 0.
  3. The flywheel cannot stop spinning until you decide to end your record attempt.
  4. Tandem attempts must have both rowers rowing at least 40% of the time to be considered a world record.
  5. Keep a record of who rows, when they row, and what the Performance Monitor reads (meters) when they start and end their session on the indoor rower. Also be sure to record the total numbers of people who row in the record attempt. Have the log signed by a witness who can verify your performance.
  6. Send us your results in the form of a LogCard .csv file or your signed manual record along with a photo, if possible, and copies of or links to any publicity that your record attempt received.
  7. New records will be recognized with a special certificate of achievement and a Concept2 banner.