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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."


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Directions to the Erg Sprints:
T.C. Williams High School is easy to get to from all directions.

From I-395: Take the King Street / Route 7 East (Exit 5). T.C. Williams is on the right past the lights at Braddock Road and Quaker Lane. Turn right at main entrance.

From I-95/I-495: Take Route 1 North / Patrick Street (Exit 177). Turn left on King Street (Route 7) and continue for about 2 miles. Turn left at main entrance.

400+ spaces in the TC Williams parking deck on the west side of the school.

200+ spaces on Chinquapin Circle on the east side of the school. Follow signs and DO NOT PARK in the lots designated for the Chinquapin Recreation Center.

Convenient overflow parking with free shuttle service is available at First Baptist Church, 0.4 mile east of TC Williams on King Street. Follow the signs.

Bus and van parking is available behind the parking deck. Entrance next to Oakland Baptist Church. Buses may NOT park on Chinquapin Circle. Special bus and large van parking is available; call 703-879-4568 or email ergsprint@tcwcrew.org for more information.

Handicapped parking is available at the main entrance.

Metro/Alexandria Dash:
From King Street Metro take the Alexandria Dash bus route AT5-W. Buses run about every 20 minutes. See the schedule at www.dashbus.com.

T.C. Williams High School

3330 King Street
Alexandria, VA