When is Connor’s Erg?
Traditioanlly Connor's Erg takes place Vanetine's Day week. This year teams and individuals can still take part on any suitable day or time during the week of 8-14 February 2021. Or if this week doesn't work, you can choose another that suits.
Who can participate in Connor’s Erg Challenge?
Any high school, college, university, or club rowing team and its rowers including lightweight, heavyweight, men’s and women’s teams. Or anyone with access to a boat or rowing machine can also participate!
I live outside the US, can I still still participate?
Absolutely! The challenge is open to anyone. You can register here
Is there a cost to participating?
No! Just commitment to sharing Connor’s Story and helping fundraise for pediatric brain cancer research. And if you fundraise over $25 you'll receive your very own Connor's Erg singlet!
Will this event be live streamed?
If you have a Facebook or Instagram that has those capabilities, then it would be great to live stream! It’s not required but would be fun to share in the excitement of the event and also a way to share more about Connor’s Erg Challenge and your program's involvement.
How do universities or teams communicate with Connor’s Erg regarding logistics and communicating fundraising efforts?
Any team participating will need a team representative; either an athlete or coach can fill this position. They will be in charge of communicating with Connor’s Erg staff and sharing information with the rest of the team and/or the coaching staff.
How does the 100km relay work?
Men: Five Concept2 Ergs are used with ~20 rowers joining forces to complete the 100km any way they need, setting up each erg with 20km.
Women: Six Concept2 Ergs ~24 rowers. We are flexible with this structure and are open to variations if need be.
Does my team have to do the 100km challenge?
We understand the world is a different place, that's why we're completely flexible with how your team does Connor's Erg in 2021. If you're unable to do a traditional relay, that's ok, you can row your own way - whether it's on an erg, or on the water, with your squad or on your own. It's important you follow your school and government health and safety guidelines.
We appreciate your participation and support in any form!
How does fundraising work?
Once you have committed to participating in Connor’s Erg Challenge (no matter the extent), you're ready to start fundraising! Participants can share the link for the event via email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. And donations can be made via the fundraising page directly. To create a team page, at least one member needs to register as a fundraiser, and can create the team fundraising page from there.
We’d like to promote the event, do you have a media kit?
We certainly do! Follow this link here.
Where does the money go?
100% of all money raised in the US supports US pediatric brain cancer research. The Foundation will work with each university to determine if we can support its own research as is done with Stanford and Wisconsin. All additional funds will go to the Pediatric Neuro Oncology Consortium (PNOC), the Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network (CERN) and the Center for Pediatric Tissue.
Why support pediatric brain cancer research?
Pediatric brain cancer is the number one cancer killer of young people in the U.S. Current clinical treatments only help 50 per cent of children but leave 90 per cent with lifelong physical and mental impairments. Research is on the verge of exciting breakthroughs but falls short of the funding required. You can make the difference!
If I have another question, who do I contact?
Cheri McCusker can answer any other questions, no matter how small. Please feel free to ask!
+1 201 247 7485
How do I get a Connor's Erg tank?
If you fundraise $25 or more you'll receive a 2021 Connor's Erg athletic singlet! That's why we ask for your shirt size when you register. To get your tank, please complete this form: https://jlrowing.com/