Each rower who competes in the 4 minute GO THE DISTANCE race will be given a ballot to win a new CONCEPT 2 Model D Ergometer with a PM5 monitor. The erg will be one of the new ergs (black) used at the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships.

Every rower who races in this event CIRC on February 3, 2019 will have a ballot automatically entered at the end of their race.  The erg will be awarded by random draw at the end of the race and is not based on the distance rowed.  

Eligibility for the Draw

  • Must  pay entry fee for the Go the Distance race - $30. 
  • Must compete and finish the Go the Distance race and register a score.
  • You must be age 13 by December 31, 2019 to compete at CIRC.


The prize will be awarded based on a draw from all eligible ballots.  The draw will take place immediately following the completion of all flights of the Go the Distance race category. The time for the draw will be approximately 4:30 p.m. Transportation of the ergometer from the Paramount Fine Foods Centre (the race venue), in Mississauga will be the responsibility of the winning competitor. 


Eligible ballots must be complete, include a name and address and include a valid stamp from a CIRC lane score with the erg score as proof of racing.   Rank or placement in the race is not relevant. All racers will receive just one ballot, Ballots are pre-printed and will be stamped by lane official.  Racers do not have to fill it in. 

Odds of Winning the Erg

Space is limited by the number of lanes available in this this race category. Odds of winning will be limited to the number of competitors racing in the Go the Distance 4 minute race.   For example if there are 50 entered the odds of winning are 1 in 50, if there are 10, the odds are 1 in 10, etc. Chances of winning an erg in 2018 were 1 in 32 which is amazing odds. Even if you don't win the erg, the charity you support wins!

Entry Fee - Go the Distance

The cost to enter the race is $30 only. The 2019 CIRC Organizing committee has selected Unity Charity to donate 100% of entry fees for this event. Unity Charity uses the power of hip hop to build confidence and skills for success in youth from underserved communities across Canada. More information about Unity Charity's community work can be found at     A special presentation will be made during our half-time show on race day.


The Concept 2 ergometer is a new black Model D with a PM5 monitor used at the 2019 CIRC.



Since CIRC is a Concept 2 sanctioned event, CIRC competitors over the age of 14, have a chance to win a travel stipend courtesy of Concept 2 to compete in the World Indoor Rowing Championships - on February 23-24, 2019.  This event held over 2 days brings together over 3000 competitors from the 75 countries who race in Concept 2 sanctioned races all over the world.  The World Rowing Indoor Championship (WRIC) is supported by FISA and will be held in Long Beach, California in the USA.   The $400 stipend will be provided after the WRIC competition.

How you Win the Trip

Row fast. Beat the set time standards posted on the Concept 2 website. There is no maximum number at CIRC that can meet the time standard.   You simply need to row faster than the qualifying standard to be awarded the stipend.  Both able-bodied and Para (Adaptive) athletes are eligible to win the trip.


  • Must be age 14 or over as of February 23, 2019. (Note this is World Indoor Rowing Championships race day)
  • Compete in a 2000 metre individual event at CIRC on February 3, 2019 and register a score that is faster than the published qualifying time standards World IRC Qualifying Times | Concept2 for the age, weight and gender.
  • Or, compete in a 1000 metre individual Para (adaptive) race at CIRC on February 3, 2019 and register a score that is faster than the published qualifying time standard for World IRC Qualifying Times for Adaptive Rowing
  • Lightweight competitors must be competing in a lightweight event at CIRC and be at weight or lower.  If a lightweight rower is rowing in a heavyweight category at CIRC the qualifying time standard used will be the heavyweight category.
  • If under the age of 18, must have consent of parent or legal guardian to travel.

Competitor Ranking

At the end of the day of racing all competitors who post a qualifying time will be eligible for the stipend provided by Concept 2.  

More information about the FISA World Rowing Indoor Championships wcan be found here. Anyone can enter the WRIC but you can win a $400 stipend through one of the Concept 2 sanctioned races.

Thank-you to CONCEPT 2, and FISA .