Connor's Erg 2023

Row your heart out for brain cancer!

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. In 2023 we're inviting gyms, schools, rowing clubs and individuals to register, and set their own rowing challenge.
Use your brawn for the brain to help fight paediatric brain cancer, the #1 disease killer of young people. 


Raised So Far

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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100k Challenge - Men

Marist College: 4:51:17

100k Challenge - Women

University of Minnesota: 5:58:04.7

Other Challenges

Euroa Gym Tri-Hards - 300km team relay


Highest US team total: University of Michigan Women: $6,790 USD

Highest AUS team: Euroa Gym Tri-Hards $32,656 USD

Highest US individual total: Kayla Ehrlich: $3,149 USD

Highest AUS individual: Dustin Perry $7,836 USD

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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