Thousands of people have discovered the thrill of racing on the indoor rower. If you’re ready to join their ranks, or just plain old curious, then read on!
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 World Indoor Rowing Championships, hosted by the CRASH-B Sprints. Our race calendar can help you find an event near you.
Indoor racing is open to anyone—you don't have to be a champion. 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. Many race results are incorporated into the Online World Rankings and will give you an idea of what others in your age and weight category are doing.
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.
Ready, set, row!