Online Challenges

Summer Solstice Challenge
One of our many Logbook Challenges
Concept2 has a number of challenges throughout the year. Many of these reward consistency and total metres instead of speed, giving an extra incentive to work out regularly. You can also feel good that you are part of the larger Concept2 community, even if you work out alone!

How to Participate

All of our online challenges are run through the Concept2 Online Logbook—a free web-based application that allows you to record your workouts, track your total metres and, if you choose, compare your times with other participants from around the world.

Once you achieve the challenge goal, you’ll be able to download a certificate of participation or purchase items such as T-shirts and mugs. If you like, you can also have your name included on the challenge honor board!

For more information about each challenge, visit the Challenge Information section of the Logbook, or click on the challenge name below. You can also download a Challenge Calendar.

Challenges for Individuals

To participate in an individual challenge, you just need to create an online logbook and record your metres in it.

Challenge Dates Type Description
January Revolutions Jan 1–31 Row/Ski/Ride Pick your goal and then try and stick to it!
Tour De SkiErg Feb 1–29 Ski A different event challenge each week
Military Challenge Feb 1–29 Row/Ski/Ride If you're in a military affiliation, help them row, ski or ride as many metres as possible
Valentine Challenge Feb 9–14 Row/Ski/Ride Complete a total of 14,000m
Mud Season Madness Mar 1–31 Row/Ski/Ride Do 5000m or 10,000m metres each day for 25 days or more
April Fools' Apr 1–15 Row/Ski/Ride Complete an increasing distance every day from April 1 to April 15. Apr 22 Row/Ski/Ride
Global Marathon May 1–15 Row/Ski/Ride Row or ski either a full (42,195m) or half (21,097m) marathon, or ride for 100,000m or 50,000m, all in one workout
Concept2 Heptathlon Jun 1–7 Row/Ski/Ride Do 7 events in 7 days!
Juneteenth Jun 19 Row/Ski/Ride Help raise money for non-profit organizations
Summer Solstice Jun 20 Row/Ski/Ride Aim to do at least 21,000 metres
Dog Days of Summer Aug 1–28 Row/Ski/Ride A different distance goal each week throughout August
Skeleton Crew Oct 25–31 Row/Ski/Ride Complete at least 31,000 metres
Holiday Challenge Nov 26–Dec 24 Row/Ski/Ride Try for the 100,000 metres or 200,000 metre level

Challenges for Teams

To take part in team challenges, you’ll need to join a team. To find one, click on the Teams link in your Online Logbook or visit the Concept2 Training Forum to find a team recruiting members. Alternatively, you can set up your own team for others to join. For more information on teams, including more on how to set them up, see the FAQ section of the Online Logbook.

Challenge Dates Type Description
Virtual Team Challenge Jan 1–31 Row/Ski/Ride Complete as many metres as you can during the timeframe indicated
World Erg Challenge Mar 15–Apr 15 Row/Ski/Ride Complete as many metres as you can during the timeframe indicated
Fall Team Challenge Sep 15–Oct 15 Row/Ski/Ride Complete as many metres as you can during the timeframe indicated

Other Events

As well as our Challenges, there are also a number of other events throughout the year that use the Logbook. These include the Virtual World Rowing Indoor Sprints, a collaboration with World Rowing, that sees people from all over the world row 1000m. Unlike a traditional race, the Virtual World Rowing Indoor Sprints can take place anywhere in the world. You can take part on your own or in an organized event!

Challenge Dates Type Description
World Rowing Virtual Indoor Sprints Mar 4–8 Row A worldwide virtual 1000 metre race on the RowErg.
Spring VIII Series Apr 6–May 10 Row A virtual rowing competition for teams of 8.
BikeErg World Sprints Jul 8–12 Ride A worldwide virtual 4000 metre race on the BikeErg.
SkiErg World Sprints Nov 12–15 Ski A worldwide virtual 1000 metre race on the SkiErg.