The Festival of Indoor Rowing

Throughout December, we’ll be bringing you plenty of opportunities to take part in indoor rowing challenges, compete and break records as part of our virtual Festival.



Watch our Livestream now!

Race Time Distance
Race One 10:45am 2000m Race
Race Two 11:15am 2000m Race
Race Three 11:45am 2000m Race
Race Four 12:15pm 2000m Race
Race Five 12:40 pm Junior 4 minutes Race
Race Six 14:00 pm 500m Race
Race Seven 14:20 pm 500m Race
Race Eight 14:40 pm 500m Race
Race Nine 15:00 pm 500m Race
Race :
Race One
Time :
2000m Race
Race :
Race Two
Time :
2000m Race
Race :
Race Three
Time :
2000m Race
Race :
Race Four
Time :
2000m Race
Race :
Race Five
Time :
12:40 pm
Junior 4 minutes Race
Race :
Race Six
Time :
14:00 pm
500m Race
Race :
Race Seven
Time :
14:20 pm
500m Race
Race :
Race Eight
Time :
14:40 pm
500m Race
Race :
Race Nine
Time :
15:00 pm
500m Race

The LEAGUE is open!

Open from the 5 – 10 December 2022, the LEAGUE is your chance to beat your PB and win a medal, with gold, silver and bronze awarded in all events and age categories.

Once you have submitted your entry, we will send you a link with details of how to log your times or distances!

Events on offer

For ALL Adults (Open and Lightweight), Masters, Adaptive, Junior categories

  • 2000m
  • 500m
  • 1 minute
  • 4 minutes

Junior events (Year 7 to Year 11 – aged 11 to 18)

  • 2 minutes (Year 7)
  • 3 minutes (Year 8)
  • 4 minutes (Year 9)
  • 5 minutes (Year 10)
  • 6 minutes (Year 11)
  • 2000m (Sixth Form)

The LEAGUE will be open until 19:00 pm on 10 December 2022. You can submit a score for as many of the events as you like in that timeframe. 

Submit your scores!

The Leaderboard

Competition prizes

For the Festival of Indoor Rowing LEAGUE event, the LEAGUE will offer the top three places in each event and age categories, across the range of indoor rowing machines listed, a chance of winning gold, silver, and bronze medals. Participants must use an official ReSport unique results link to submit their scores which they will receive via email after registering to take part. Winning medal participants will be asked for evidence of your efforts, either through a dated photograph of the rowing monitor, a linked Strava workout, a connected app workout or indoor rowing verification code. It is recommended to consider doing this before submitting your score. We may also request documentation to confirm age upon request and proof of sport category certification from an international (World Rowing) or a national governing body for para rowing if applicable.

A participant must submit a score between 00:00 am on 5 December and by 19.00 pm (BST) on the 10 of December 2022.

ALL medals will be posted to the identified winners after the LEAGUE event has closed and results have been officially verified. Winning medal participants will be informed on Monday 12th of December and medals will be posted out following confirmation of address details. Please be aware that medals may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive.

The prizes hold no cash value and cannot be exchanged.

Concept2 ErgRace

Fancy racing against other indoor rowers online on the 10 December to help you log a score for the Festival LEAGUE? Or are you looking to break a record and see this as a great opportunity to give it a go?

Concept2 are collaborating with us to run LIVE virtual racing using the Concept2 ErgRace App.

How to take part

To be able to take part in this part of the festival, all you need is access to:

  • A Concept2 indoor rowing machine with a PM5 monitor
  • A Concept2 Logbook login, which you can register for free here
  • The ErgRace App onto your phone
  • Have updated your monitor firmware to the latest version

On the festival weekend we hope to livestream some of these races, as well as offering an exclusive chance for any relay teams of four to be able to still race over 4000m using one machine.

Entry for the ErgRace App races is now closed. The final draw and race details will be sent to those who have signed up after the 7  December via email.

Please note, for those who are looking to break a record, you will need to ensure you follow the individual record requirements to be officially verified after taking part.

Row your way, together with EXR

Sign up to EXR and join your friends and fellow rowers on our virtual rivers.

EXR is the app that makes indoor rowing fun! Connect your rowing machine and row online through virtual environments.

How to take part

Use EXR to compete in the festival of indoor rowing to win 1 of 5 yearly EXR subscriptions.

Upload your score of your session using EXR to the “LEAGUE platform” and ensure you take a screen shot. To be entered into the draw for this, a participant must have logged a time on the LEAGUE event and indicated they did this on EXR before 19.00pm on the 10th December.

Row with the devs

To celebrate the end of the event, we will be organising a “row with the devs” session on the 10th of December.

Where: Lake EXR – Lake loop
When: Starting at 4PM GMT

Visit EXR

Row together with Zoom Ergos

Our friends at Zoom Ergos have some fantastic sessions lined up for you on the 10 December, providing another way to get together with other like-minded indoor rowers to either complete a Festival of Indoor Rowing inspired workout or take part in a dedicated race session to help you log your score for the Festival LEAGUE.

Check back soon for the exciting December ZE sessions available to sign up to.

If you can’t wait until the Festival weekend, Zoom Ergos has a range of fantastic sessions for you to join in now!

Visit Zoom Ergos

Train with asensei for free

asensei have revamped their best 2k training plan, RECOMMIT PLUS with Eric Murray, and made the six-week plan free.

You can join in with the cohort following this program in real time through pre-planned workouts and live sessions.

Sign up for free now

Love Rowing

Love Rowing is British Rowing’s Charitable Foundation, on a mission to transform lives through rowing, bringing in communities who are currently under-represented in the sport.

The charity funds accessible and inclusive rowing programmes across the UK, with a particular focus on getting more young people into the sport from low income backgrounds and introducing more people with disabilities into the sport. The charity also aims to create much more awareness around the benefits of rowing at a community level.

Rowing has an incredible power to change lives and Love Rowing’s projects prove that.

Find Out More and Donate

Join double Olympic Gold Medalist Alex Gregory for a Live Row

Saturday 10th December at 13:00 GMT

Alex has just launched Fluenta, the new online rowing platform and welcomes anyone wishing to row with him. Saturday’s Live row will be completely free to join.

Sign up below, and a recording will also be available for those who can’t make the Live workout afterwards as well as two additional pre-recorded videos.

Sign up For Free Now

Challenge yourself for a Row The Distance medal

Measure your miles in real-life distances and see how far you could row!

You can log the miles you train and even win a medal or two.

British Rowing Online Challenges

Try one of our British Rowing online challenges to kickstart your training!

You can row from coast to coast, row between the three nation’s HQ’s (From Scottish Rowing to Welsh Rowing, then all the way back to our HQ in Hammersmith) or cross the Atlantic on your training miles.

Find the challenges here

Virtual Row Challenge

Want a reward for your hard work?

We’ve worked with Row The Distance to create a virtual rowing challenge for Indoor Rowing enthusiasts!

Indoor rowers can choose a distance and complete the challenge in their own time on any indoor rowing machine, wherever they may be.

You can choose to row either 2000m or 4000m, or a 1 minute or a 4 minute row for your own individual challenge, and will receive an exclusive medal upon completion.

Row The Distance have lots of other challenges to take part in – plus British Rowing Members get a discount on medals!

All proceeds from medals sold will go back into developing other virtual medal challenges for participants to take part in 2023.

Find your medal here

Looking for your next Indoor Rowing event?

We are delighted to be supporting London Youth Rowing alongside other partners with the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships 2023 which will be held for the first time at two venues – the usual home in the Copper Box Arena London, and a new venue for NJIRC North in Leeds.

The two venues will be linked to create a single competition, making NJIRC more accessible than ever for young people, schools and clubs around the country on the 3rd of March 2023.


Indoor Rowing Events Calendar

Events are a great way to socialise and provide a focus for your training, with most events open to both beginner and experienced indoor rowers across the country. Find your next race by heading to the Indoor Events Calendar.

Indoor Rowing Events Calendar

World Rowing Indoor Championships

The 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championships (WRICH), presented by Concept2, is scheduled for 25-26 February 2023 and will be staged as a hybrid competition.

This approach will give participants the option of taking part in-person in Mississauga-Toronto, CAN, or participating virtually from anywhere in the world. Virtual and in-person competitors will race against one another in real time during the WRICH. The WRICH will take place at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga, Toronto, Canada.