Ergathon

Capital Juniors invites YOU and your friends to meet, eat, and compete at our annual ergathon fundraiser. Like a walk-a-thon, an erg-a-thon raises money for a certain amount of meters completed on a rowing machine or “erg.”

Capital Juniors combines academics and competitive rowing to build in DC’s young people discipline, camaraderie, fitness, knowledge of water safety, and stewardship for the Anacostia River.

Through our program, all DC youth, especially those from low-income areas, have access to rowing and academic support and can apply the lessons they learn in excellence toward successful futures.


Rowing and Fundraising for a Great Cause

Calling All DC rowers and fitness fanatics!

Join us on February 18, 2017, from 11:00 am to 3:00pm for a 300,000 meter rowing and fundraising competition!

On February 18, all participants will be split into relay teams to row 300,000 meters. Any money raised prior to Feb 18th will help reduce the number of meters that the team needs to row. Our Juniors need your help!

1. Donate to the Capital Juniors Ergathon — every $1000 over $10,000 raised, takes 12,000 meters off the total.


Designate your donation to all of the juniors or a particular Junior rower


2. Buy a ticket to participate — $20.

3. Buy a shirt designed by the Juniors! — $20 in advance, $25 at the event. (Or participate & buy a shirt.)

4. Volunteer at the event.

This event sponsors:

Capital Juniors, a program of Capital Rowing Club that combines academics and competitive rowing to build in DC’s young people discipline, camaraderie, fitness, and stewardship for the Anacostia River.

Through our program all DC youth, especially those from low-income areas, have access to rowing and academic support and can apply the lessons they learn in excellence toward successful futures.


Levels of Involvement What to do What does it mean? 
I want to row and fundraise Buy a rowing ticket (and a t-shirt!) and you will be placed on a team. You’re supporting the juniors and getting to be a part of the fun on the day of the ergathon!
I don’t want to row, but I want to fundraise Donate to ergathon! For every $1000 raised, the team will get to take 12,000 meters off the total! Every dollar counts!
I only want to row. Buy a ticket and you will be placed on a team And show up to compete on February 18, 2017!
I’ve never rowed before, but this intrigues me. Come cheer people on! Don’t be shy. We’ll have coaches on site to give you technique demos. It’s a great way to engage with our Junior athletes, and learn rowing. If you like it, register at the event to become a Capital member or check out a Learn to row class!
I just want to watch. Come cheer people on! Come to the event, eat, and have fun!
I want to help day of! Sign up to volunteer. You’ll get to hangout and get volunteer hours!
I want a t-shirt! Buy a shirt. $20. You’ll become the proud owner of a Capital Rowing T-shirt designed by the Juniors themselves. Order before — price goes up to $25 at the event!