Alexandria To Host World Indoor Rowing Championships

Athletes at the 2017 Erg Sprints

Athletes at the 2017 Erg Sprints

On President’s Day Weekend in February 2018, athletes from around the world will descend on Alexandria to compete in the 37th Annual World Indoor Rowing Championships.

The 2018 WIRC will be held in conjunction with the Alexandria Crew Boosters’ 31st Annual Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints, both at T.C. Williams High School.

Saturday, Feb. 17 will feature races for junior (age 19 and under) rowers, with competitions for collegiate, masters (male and female, by age categories), and adaptive rowers on Sunday, Feb. 18. Several events from the Erg Sprints – including the marathon and half marathon, 20- and 30-minute races, relays, parent-child races, and 500 meter sprints – will continue to be held.

The Erg Sprints has grown to become the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world. 2018 will be the first year that the WIRC will be held outside of Boston.

Registration for the two-day event will begin in mid-October. Additional information may be found at www.ergsprints.com.