Connor's Erg 2024

Hosted by the Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Foundation, Connor's Erg is a rowing challenge to help raise funds and awareness for kids with brain cancer. We're inviting gyms, schools, rowing clubs and individuals to register, and set their own rowing challenge in February 2024.
Use your brawn for the brain to help fight paediatric brain cancer, the #1 disease killer of young people. 

Registrations will open late October.

2023 Challengers



Funds raised in the US will support pediatric research projects at Lucille Packhard Children’s Hospital, University of Wisconsin, Dana Farber in Boston, and more. If your school is involved with Connors Erg and has pediatric brain cancer research projects we can work with you to direct funds you raise to your school’s projects.

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*Funds raised in both the US & Australia

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Marist:  February 10 | Traditional Erg 100km relay
Colgate: February 14 | 
Traditional Erg 100km relay
Michigan State: February 15
MIT Heavies: February 16 | Traditional Erg 100km relay
Syracuse: February 17 | Traditional Erg 100km relay
Wisconsin Men & Women: February 23 | Traditional Erg 100km relay
Fairfield Men: February 25 | 
Traditional Erg 100km relay
University of Miami: March 1 
University of Michigan: TBD


Euroa Gym: February 18 | 1000km relay
OneFitness: Februay 18 | Relay race
Crossfit Red Bluff: Februay 25, 26 | 100km relay


Rowing teams, gyms and individuals are encouraged to pick a suitable day and time during February 2023. The event is traditionally done in relay fashion from your own venue. However you can set your own challenge!
Thank you for helping us fight brain cancer, #1 disease killer of young people in the US & Australia.

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Spirited Connor

Connor was Wisconsin born (1994) but Australian raised (2000-2013). Apart from academics which he easily excelled at, his passion was rowing. He began rowing at 14 as a student at Brighton Grammar School in Melbourne Australia.

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