2018 Erg Pull Indoor Rowing Challenge

Hampton Roads Rowing Club invites you to the 20th Annual Hampton Roads Erg Pull Indoor Rowing Challenge! The Erg Pull will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach. This event is open to the public, so please come join us. Registration is now open!

Early registration entry fee is $16 with a deadline is 2/17, late registration fee is $20 with a deadline is 2/21.

Hampton Roads Erg Pull Facts

All races were run using the Concept II Race System with Concept II Model D rowing machines. This system provides the competitors and spectators with the latest technology in the sport of indoor rowing.

Buy an Erg

Buy a Concept 2® Indoor Rower Model D at a 20% Savings – with the new PM5 Performance Monitor for $800. You can order a rowing machine by contacting the Regatta Director. Orders must be in by February 12, 2018.

Learn more about the erg machine sale


Approximate race times are as follows:

  • High School Races 8:30 to 12:30
  • Elementary and Middle School Races 10:30 (no entry fee)
  • Master / Senior / Veterans Races 10:00 to 11:30
  • Open (Collegiate) 12:30 to 1:30
  • Junior Team Challenges 10:15 and 1:30
  • Men’s / Women’s Adaptive LTA/TA/AS 1:30
    (We will have a limited number of fixed adaptive seat available – please bring your own fixed seats and any other accessories you may need)


Junior / High School / Lightweight = 2,000 meters
Elementary School = 250 meters
Junior High = 500 meters
Masters (Ages 27 & 39), Senior (40 & 49), Veteran Men (50 or Over) = 2,000 meters
Open / Collegiate = 2,000 meters
Coxswains= 1,000 meters
Adaptive = 1,000 meters

Junior Lightweight

  • Junior Lightweight Men less than 155 lbs
  • Junior Lightweight Women less than 135 lbs

*Lightweights who do not make weight can race in the heavyweight category subject to availability only and only at the discretion of the regatta clerk.