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1986: Kitty Porterfield, coaches, and boosters organize the first Erg Sprints with 40 volunteers and 30 Model A ergs. 2015: 2,000+ entries from 100 clubs will race on 126 Model Ds, supported by 250 volunteers.


100+ Events

Choose from lots of categories: junior, college, masters, adaptive, lightweight, coxswains, fitness club, parent/child pairs, and kids. Do you really like to erg? Sign up for the half marathon or marathon!



Medals will be awarded for 1st thru 3rd place event finishers. Earn points for your team: 8 overall team trophies will be awarded to Club, Collegiate, High Schools (Juniors), and Fitness Club teams.


CRASH-B Qualifier

Erg Sprints is the largest indoor rowing event for juniors in the United States AND the largest satellite qualifying event for the World Indoor Rowing Championships (C.R.A.S.H.-Bs) which is held in Boston.


Lost & Found

Each year, lots of items get left behind after the Erg Sprints. Check out our Lost & Found to see if your missing item is in our collection.


The success of the Erg Sprints depends on the efforts of nearly 200 volunteers. Sign-up for a shift (or two!) to help run a safe and fun competition.

Buy a Race Erg

Brand new Model D/PM5, straight from the Concept2 factory in Vermont. Reserve yours! Erg Sprint price: $800. (Regularly $900 + S&H)


The Erg Sprints are hosted by the Alexandria Crew Boosters Club at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. Plenty of free parking available.

"If I pass out, please record my time."