Alle the year: ONLINE indoor rowing competitions for everyone

  • Pull like a dog!

    Pull like a dog!


    Indoor rowing. The ultimate competition series on the rowing ergometer

    Kick-off and party on Nov. 14, 2020

  • Ergo-Marathon

    Ergo-Marathon


    42,195 meters on the rowing ergometer
    starting Feb. 20, 2021

  • Holy-Shit Challenge

    Holy-Shit Challenge


    Ultrarowing ergometer challenge
    pending for April 2021

  • Summer Ergo-Series

    Summer Ergo-Series

    currently ONLINE

    Rowing ergometer challenges
    from June to October 2020

  • Pull like a dog!

    Pull like a dog!


    Indoor rowing. The ultimate competition series on the rowing ergometer

    Kick-off and party on Nov. 14, 2020

     

  • Ergo-Marathon

    Ergo-Marathon


    42,195 meters on the rowing ergometer
    starting Feb. 20, 2021

     

  • Holy-Shit Challenge

    Holy-Shit Challenge


    Ultrarowing ergometer challenge
    pending for April 2021

  • Summer Erg-Series

    Summer Erg-Series

    currently ONLINE

    Rowing ergometer challenges
    from June to October 2020

Our four indoor rowing challenges

(Foto: Björn Schulze-Gülich)


Jun. to Oct. 2020
participation fee 5,50 or 15,- EUR

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This new and exciting distance format requires clever racing tactics from every participant. Also, it is quite unique and has never been done before!

Competitors will start a seperate race on every first weekend from June until October: Each row is divided into several shorter distances, which require completely different fitness approaches depending on the length of the specific row. However, competitors are NOT allowed to take a break between the sub-distances, but have to finish the complete distance in a single attempt!

Sound simple? Well, on the one hand you have to go flat out for very short sprint distances (e.g. 500m), but on the other hand you have to keep enough stamina left for subsequent longer sections (e.g. 5000m). This is not as easy as it sounds and promises some thrilling competition!

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(Video: Fabian Rennack)


Nov. 2020 to Feb. 2021
participation fee 35,- EUR

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This renowned competition-series on the ergometer is the ultimate physical and mental challenge for every indoor rower.

The series consists of nine disciplines, divided into five seperate blocks. Competitors taking part in each discipline will receive points depending on the individual ranking. There are two disciplines in four of the five blocks, the better result of both will count in the overall ranking. Whoever collects the most points in all five blocks wins the Alster Ergo-Cup®.

This traditional competion starts in Hamburg every year on the second weekend of November.

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(Video: Michael Furthman alias Wunderkinder)


Feb. 20th,  2021
participation fee 50,- EUR

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Yes, this is the 42.195 km marathon distance on the rowing ergometer! This means pulling the chain up to 5,000 times and burning an astonishing 3,000 calories  while sitting for four hours on the rowing machine. The ergo marathon is a formidable challenge for body and mind and a competition based in Hamburg. Competitors may start individually or be part of a relay team.

If this is going to be your first ergo marathon and you cannot estimate your personal target time, don't worry. Taking part and trying something novel is the proper idea of it all. Just try it out! We will be there to cheer you on.

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(Video: Sven Henig)


Apr. 2021
participation fee 35,- EUR

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This challenge has it all: the Holy-Shit Challenge will challenge you like never before and will take you to your absolute breaking point. This is the maximum physical and mental challenge even for experienced indoor rowers. Everything is possible, the 100 km distance, 24-hours longhaul or even 48-hours as an individual starter or as part of a team. What you need is perseverance not speed.

it might be cheering to note that you will never be on your own. Many equally ambitious competitors will be competing in the same room with you, driving each other onwards and motivating themselves as a group.

Our job is to create the best of conditions for you as a competitor. We will take care of your well-being and encourage the spectators accompanying you to cheer you on during this gruelling challenge.

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ONLINE: All the year indoor rowing competitions for everyone

We love indoor rowing

And even more: we love to inspire others to compete on the erg. Annually we organize four different amateur challenges either online on a worldweide basis or physically together in different locations in Hamburg. Our rowing distances are unique and so is our special rating system. Here at the Alster Ergo-Cup® we have refined a method eleminating the shortfalls of age, gender and weight class. In the end ALL participants may compete against each other on an equal basis and are listed in a public line-up. Sounds sensational. Well, it is and above all, it's huge fun!

How does the Alster Ergo-Cup® rating system work?

Our challenges are literally designed for everybody, specifically those that love indoor rowing. What is most important, is that everyone gets a fair chance. No matter how old you are, man or woman, heavy- or light-weight: the unique Alster Ergo-Cup® evaluation system allows you to compete with absoltuely anyone.

Participants will intially be pitched against the Concept2 world best times in their own age, gender and weight class. However, the ranking is not determined by the absolute best time, but by the percentual deviation from the respective world record. This unique method ensures that female, older or even lightweight competitors may very well take the lead in the field. It is purely a matter of perspective, and of percentual deviation.

Online or on site in Hamburg

Anyone can participate in our series worldwide. The new Summer Erg-Series will be held exclusively online, all other competitions will be online as well as being in the traditional Hamburg venues starting in autumn 2020. The only thing you need is any rowing ergometer regardless of the manufacturer. Participants in Hamburg may compete at joint venues with others giving their best on modern Concept2 rowing machines and enjoying a unique sporting atmosphere with music and enthusiatic cheering from fans you ideally brought with you.

Ruderergometer, Indoorrowing, Indoor Rowing, Rudern, Concept2, RP3, Augletics, Ruderwettkämpfe, Ruderwettkampf, Wettkämpfe, Wettkampf, Rudertechnik, Techniktraining, Rudertraining, Ergometertraining, Ruderergometertraining, Onlinetraining, Ergometer, Ausdauertraining, Krafttraining, Kraftausdauertraining,