Each year, the leader board for the Virtual Team Challenge lights up with impressive meters rowed over thirty-one days. Some of these results seem unbelievable: how is it possible to row over two million meters in just one month? We reached out to a few rowers in the challenge who completed over one million meters to find out.
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A new high of $31,434.96 was raised by the participants in the 2012 Holiday Challenge—up about $4000 from last year! This was thanks to the efforts of 2483 individuals who achieved the 200k level, over 5500 who surpassed 100k, and 385 kids and adaptive athletes who rowed or skied 50k—all between American Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve! A total of over 1.3 billion meters was reached—well over 10 million more meters than last year. An amazing nine individuals logged over one million meters each during these four weeks. That’s an average of over 31,250 meters per day! Continue Reading ›
Christmas Eve was hardly a silent night. If you listened carefully, you could hear the quiet roar of thousands of flywheels across the world finishing up Holiday Challenge meters. You have until January 4 to enter your Holiday Challenge meters; we give extra time to enter meters online for those traveling or who are away from their computers during the holidays. Continue Reading ›
We are closing in on the fourth week of the Holiday Challenge, and the meter tally is really growing! Over 950 million meters have been rowed or skied for the 2012 Holiday Challenge, and we still have until midnight on December 24 to complete meters! The size of our charity donation is increasing rapidly, and it's exciting to watch the progress on the Online Logbook homepage. Continue Reading ›
At the end of November, Concept2 Founder Peter Dreissigacker and Customer Service Representative Kate Liston headed down to the USRowing Annual Conference in sunny Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Continue Reading ›
As coincidence would have it, a New Zealand-bound container of indoor rowers shipped from Concept2 just days before Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the US eastern seaboard. The container had time to make it to the Port of New York and was staged for loading—and sitting near the bottom of the stack—when Sandy hit. Sandy made quick work of flooding everything in her path, including those staged shipping containers... Continue Reading ›
Here are some facts and figures about this year’s challenge: