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Find Your inner athlete

on November 19th

 
 

About Run AND Row New York

Row New York and the iconic Armory in Washington Heights, NYC are joining forces to host the first ever biathlon combining rowing and running on November 19th. The only biathlon of its kind to combine the skills of two different but complementary sports. We will feature a number of different events, at different competitive levels.


This event benefits our Youth programs

This is a fundraiser, designed to benefit the non profit youth programs run by both Row New York and The Armory Foundation.

Ready to walk away with prizes? Hit the following fundraising goals and receive:

$250 -  Run & Row Headsweat Hat & New Balance Armory T-Shirt
$500 - Free season membership at The Armory
$1,000 - Two seats in a learn-to-row class & Two tickets to the 2018 NYRR Millrose Games at The Armory

Row New York and The Armory Foundation’s academic and athletic youth programs instill the values of teamwork and discipline; with the goal is to see our student-athletes to and through college.

 
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how it works

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Register and create
a Crowdrise
fundraising page

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Use the fundraising toolkit to help support our programs – it’s easy!

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Show up and bring your inner athlete on November 19

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Schedule of Events

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to row! Take a free introductory class on the hour every hour starting at 9:00AM until 3:00PM.

Doors open at 8:30AM.
You can choose to compete in as many events as you want.

 

Every Hour

Learn to Erg

Free


9:30 AM

U13 Biathlon Championship

Row for 500m & Run for 400m
All participants must be under age 13
Individuals & 2-person teams

Learn More >>

Free


10:00 AM

Inclusion Biathlon Championship

Row for 500m & Run for 600m
A team event for individuals with a cognitive or physical disability. Each team will have one individual with a disability and one able-bodied athlete.

Learn More >>

Free


10:45 AM

Sprint Biathlon Championship

Row for 500m & Run for 800m
Individual, 2-person relay teams

Learn More >>

Regular: $50


12:00 PM

Distance Biathlon Championship

Row for 5km & Run for 2 Miles
Individual, 2-person relay teams, 4-person relay teams

Learn More >>

Regular: $100


2:00 PM

Run and Row Circuit Championship

Row for 500m & Run for 400m x3
Individual, 2-person relay teams

Learn More >>

Regular: $75


3:15 PM

Erg Sprint Throwdown

Row for 500m
Individuals

Learn More >>

Online Registration: $20
Day of Registration: $25


Ready to win? Thousands of dollars worth of prizes up for grabs.

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rowing basics

- It's a pushing sport! 80% legs!

- Order of the stroke - [legs, body, arms on drive] and arms, body, legs on the recovery]

- Fast on the drive, slow on the recovery

- Once you have it, push harder and make it flow

- Sit up straight, keep your core engaged
keep your hands level

- The lower number on the monitor the better

- Have fun!

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OUR SPONSORS

 

about row new york

Row New York was founded in 2002, with a strong belief that the skills rowing builds–hard work, determination, delayed gratification–can be directly applied to academics, as well as life in general. In addition to serving teens, Row New York also runs adaptive programs teaching people with physical and cognitive disabilities how to row.

about the armory

Founded in 1992, The Armory Foundation oversees the premier indoor track and field center in America and provides college prep and academic counseling services to hundreds of underserved New York City public school students.

 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

How many people can be on a relay team?
This varies by event! Please see our registration page for each event’s capacity.

Can teams be coed?
Yes!

Can I be on more than one relay team?
Yes, participants may join as many relay teams as they wish, but only one team per event.

Do relay team members compete at the same time?
No, one member from each team competes at a time. Cheering for teammates is highly encouraged!

Will I need to bring any special equipment?
No, but we recommend participants wear comfortable athletic apparel and sneakers.

Will there be space available to store personal belongings?
Yes, lockers will be made available for participants.

Will shower facilities be available?
Yes, we will have showers available for participants.

Will food and beverages be available?
Yes, items will be available for sale.

What are transportation alternatives and is there nearby parking?
There are three subway trains with stops one block away at 168th Street and Broadway.  These are the 1, A and C trains.  A commercial parking facility is available on Fort Washington Avenue, between 164th and 165th Streets.

When is the last day to register?
Registration will be open from now up until the event starts.


Fundraising

What’s the deal with fundraising?
Proceeds raised at the Run and Row New York Biathlon goes to support Row New York and the Armory Foundation youth programs, serving thousands of NYC youth annually. Participants can fundraise by making a direct donation* or by setting up a Crowdrise page.

*Tax-deductible gifts can also be made by check and mailed to:

Row New York
Attn: Run & Row New York at the Armory
252 West 37th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018

or

The Armory Foundation
Attn: Run & Row New York at the Armory
216 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY 10032

Ready to walk away with prizes?  Hit the following fundraising goals and receive:

$250 -  Run & Row Headsweat Hat & New Balance Armory T-Shirt
$500 - Free season membership at The Armory
$1,000 - Two seats in a learn-to-row class & Two tickets to the 2018 NYRR Millrose Games at The Armory

Can I get some help fundraising?
Yes! We’re here to help support you. Make sure to create your Crowdrise page – we’ll provide you with a toolkit to ask friends, family, and coworkers to support our cause. Reach out to jkelling@rownewyork.org if you need more help!

Where does my money (and that of friends and family) go?
About Row New York
Row New York teaches youth from under-resourced communities the competitive sport of rowing. Our athletic and academic programs equip participants with the skills to excel on the water and graduate from high school and college. Our adaptive programming helps people with disabilities to build confidence and achieve their health goals.

About the Armory Foundation
The Armory Foundation oversees the premier indoor track and field center in America with the goal of serving youth by promoting fitness and the pursuit of individual excellence. The Armory College Prep High School and Middle School programs provide academic support and counseling services to underserved, New York City public high school students.

For a link to Row New York’s financial breakdown, click here.
For a link to the Armory Foundation’s financial breakdown, click here.


TECHNICALITIES

How will I know when I’ve completed the rowing and running portions of the event?
The display on your erg machine will let you know when you have reached your final rowing distance. The Armory scoreboard will track the number of laps each participant has left during their run.

How will participants transition from the rowing to running portion of the event?
As soon as an athlete is done with the rowing portion of the event, athletes will untie from their erg and proceed to the track through a marked path.

How long is each lap on the track?
Each lap on The Armory track is 200m. A 400m run is two laps, 800m run is four laps and 3,200m run is 16 laps.  

Tell me more about the U13 Biathlon Championship
All participants must be under age 13. Individual participants will row for 500m then run 2 laps of the track. 2-person relay teams will consist of one rower and one runner. The runner will run 2 laps of the track then they will “tag” their teammate to who will then row 500m on the erg.

Tell me more about the Inclusion Biathlon Championship
The Inclusion Biathlon is a team event for individuals with a cognitive or physical disability. Each team will have one individual with a disability and one able-bodied athlete. The event will be split into 2-waves: Wave 1 will be for Physical Teams and Wave 2 will be for Cognitive Teams. On each team, one person will row 500 meters and one person will run 3 laps of the track. Teams can choose who runs and who rows in each event.

Tell me more about the Sprint Biathlon Championship
This event open to individuals and teams over the age of 13. Individual competitors will row 500 meters on the erg then run 4 laps on the track. 2-person teams: One individual will begin by running 4 laps of the track then “tag” their partner who will then row 500 meters.

Tell me more about the Distance Biathlon Championship
The event is open to individuals and teams over the age of 13. Individual competitors will row 5,000m on the erg then run 17 laps on the track. 2-person teams: One individual will begin by running 16 laps of the track then “tag” their partner who will then row 5,000 meters

4-person teams: Two people will split the running portion however they choose then will “tag” their teammate to complete the rowing portion.

Tell me more about the Run and Row Circuit Championship
This event open to individuals and teams over the age of 13. Individuals and teams will begin their circuits on the erg and finish on the track. Rowers will row 500 meters on the erg and runners will run 2 laps of the track each circuit. 2-person teams: one individual will complete the rowing portions and one person will complete the running portions, “tagging” at each transition point.

Tell me about the Erg Sprint Throwdown
This event open to individuals over the age of 13 and individual participants will row 500 meters.

 

For further information, please contact
Julia Kelling
Special Events and Development Coordinator