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Indoor Rowing Competition Coming to Palm Beach

15 Feb, 2019


The North Palm Beach Rowing Club (NPBRC), in partnership with the Florida Police & Fire Games and Concept2, will host the second annual Palm Beach Indoor Rowing Championship on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The event will take place at the Burns Road Recreation Center, Palm Beach Gardens, from noon to 5:00 p.m.  

The indoor rowing championship will combine public races and first responder races in head-to-head competition between police, firefighters, CrossFit members, elite rowers and athletes of all levels.

“We are excited to be again partnering with the Florida Police & Fire Games and Concept2 for the Palm Beach Indoor Rowing Championship and to recognize the growing interest in the sport of indoor rowing and the demand for a competitive event,” said Jessica Merriam, president, North Palm Beach Rowing Club. “We are looking forward to a big turnout and the enthusiasm and energy this championship will bring,” she added.

The event will consist of 500m, 1000m and 2000m races for time on Concept2 rowing machines digitally linked to allow multiple competitors to race against one another at one time. For 4-person teams, a 6000m relay and a 4-minute sprint will be offered. Races will be divided by gender, age and height for maximum fairness to all. Each rower’s progress will be projected in real-time onto a screen that spectators can follow, and prizes will be awarded for the top three times in each race.

Founded in 2007, the North Palm Beach Rowing Club is dedicated to promoting and developing the sport of rowing in Palm Beach County and providing opportunities, equipment and facilities for members to participate in competitive and recreational rowing events throughout the region.

For more information about the club and to register for indoor rowing championship, visit: www.npbrc.com.

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