Team Record Requirements

All team records must be rowed on a Concept2 RowErg with or without Slides or skied on a Concept2 SkiErg. This equipment must sit on a level surface. Modifications to the machine that alter its performance are not allowed. Please check with Concept2 if you are unsure.

Team Categories

We recognize records in the following categories:

  1. Tandem (2 people)
  2. Small team (3–10 people)
  3. Large team (over 10 people)


In each of the above categories the team may be men, women or mixed (at least 1/3 men and 1/3 women). In addition, mixed teams must have both the collective men and collective women each rowing or skiing at least 1/3 of the time for a time based record or 1/3 of the distance for a distance based record.

Weight Class (RowErg records only)

Lightweight teams must consist of all lightweight members. Any records achieved by a team of both heavyweight and lightweight rowers will count as a heavyweight record. In accordance with regulations from on water events and indoor rowing championships around the world, lightweights must be weighed in no earlier than two hours before their row. Records from lightweights weighed prior to two hours before their row will not be recognized.

  • Lightweight Women: <= 135lbs (61.5kg)
  • Heavyweight Women: > 135 lbs (61.6kg)
  • Lightweight Men: <= 165lbs (75kg)
  • Heavyweight Men: > 165lbs (75kg)

Age Categories

We recognize records for each event in ten year age categories (20–29, 30–39, 40–49, etc), as well as a Junior category for those aged 19 and under. For the Junior category, all team members must be 19 or under on the day of the record attempt. For all other age categories, the age of the youngest team member determines the age category of the record. No one 19 or under will be considered for a record in an age category above their age.


For the purposes of identifying a team's nationality, the majority of the team must be at least 75% of the same nationality. For example, for British and Irish ultra-distance records, the team's members must be at least 75% British or 75% Irish, respectively.


  • Use a single Concept2 RowErg or SkiErg with Performance Monitor (PM5, PM4 or PM3). If using a PM3, we recommend that you upgrade to firmware version 88 or above.
  • The flywheel cannot stop spinning until your attempt is complete.
  • The documentation for your record must include your logsheet of who rowed/skied, when they rowed/skied, what the Performance Monitor read (meters/time) when they started and ended their session, including age and weight class. Have the log signed by a witness who can verify the performance.
  • Tandem (2-person) attempts must have both athletes rowing/sking at least 40% or more of the time for the 24 Hour Row/Ski and Longest Continual Row/Ski and 40% or more of the total meters for the 100,000 Meter Row/Ski or Million Meter Row/Ski.
  • Send us the results from your USB flash drive or LogCard in the form of a .csv file, or send your signed manual record along with a photo, if possible, and copies of or links to any publicity that your record attempt received.
  • New records are recognized with a special certificate of achievement.

Additional Requirements for Specific Ultra-Distance Records

100,000 Meter row/ski (for time)

Setting Up Your Monitor: Use Variable Intervals. On the Main Menu, choose Select Workout > New Workout > Intervals: Variable. Set a single distance interval of 100,000 meters, with a rest interval of 0:00.

24 Hour Row/ski (for distance)

Setting Up Your Monitor: Use Variable Intervals. On the Main Menu, choose Select Workout > New Workout > Intervals: Variable. Set a single time interval of 24 hours, with a rest interval of 0:00.

Million Meter Row/Ski (for time)

Setting Up Your Monitor: Use Variable Intervals. On the Main Menu, choose Select Workout > New Workout > Intervals: Variable. Set one distance interval of 900,000 meters and one distance interval of 100,000 meters with a rest interval of 0:00.

Longest Continual ROW/SKI (for time)

Setting Up Your Monitor: For this record, you will use the Just Row/Just Ski function. The PM3, PM4 and PM5 will count up to 50,000 before it flips back to 0.

High School/Club 4-Erg Million Meter ROW/SKI

The high school/club 4-erg million meter record is unique in that four RowErgs or SkiErgs are used simultaneously instead of one. 

  1. All participants must be students in grades 9–12 and belong to the same club/school.
  2. Equipment: Four RowErgs or four SkiErgs, PM3, PM4 or PM5 monitors with ErgRace software.
  3. If your team is mixed, two of the RowErgs or SkiErgs must be used by girls and two of the RowErgs or SkiErgs by boys.
  4. There is no cap on the number of students participating.
  5. Use the ErgRace software with PM3, PM4 or PM5 monitors and follow the instructions below.
  6. Final time will be recorded when the last of the four finishes.

Setting Up a 4-Erg Million Meter Team Attempt with ErgRace Software:

  1. Download and install the ErgRace software on a PC.
  2. Hook up all four monitors to that PC as described in the ErgRace manual.
  3. From the Racing Control Panel, click New to set up a new race.
  4. Set the distance to 250,000 meters.
  5. Select racing as singles.
  6. Set the number of boats/skiers in the race to four.
  7. Name each boat/skier if you want.
  8. Save the setup.
  9. After it’s been saved, use Open to access the race setup you’ve just created.
  10. Alternately, you could also try setting up the race as two doubles of 250,000 meters.
  11. The final time will be recorded when the last of the four finishes.
  12. We recommend that you set up a similar race of shorter distance to test this out and become familiar with how it works and how you will organize your teams.