Below are answers to questions we are often asked about the event. Participants should also read Erg Sprints Rules and Procedures for detailed information on the competition. Please Contact Erg Sprints if you have additional questions.
Where and When?
Erg Sprints will be Saturday, February 2, 2019 at T.C. Williams High School (“Remember the Titans”) in Alexandria, Virginia.
What events will there be?
Erg Sprints will have the usual 2,000 meter events along with traditional Erg Sprints events: marathon and half-marathon, 20-minute junior and 30-minute open/masters rows, 500 meter sprints, relays, parent/child and kids rows. Find the full list of events on RegattaCentral.
Where is T.C. Williams High School?
T.C. Williams High School is located at 3330 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia, 5 miles south of Washington, D.C.
How About Parking?
Parking is available at several sites around T.C. Williams. You can find parking in the parking deck on the west side of the school, Chinquapin Park on the east (DO NOT use parking reserved for the recreation center), and on Saturday only, at First Baptist Church, ½ mile east on King Street. Parking shuttles are available. Follow parking signs. Cars parked illegally may be towed. Ask police or parking staff if you have a question.
Doors open 7am Saturday. Allow enough time for athlete check-in. Get your athlete registration card which you will need on the race floor. Don’t lose it! There is no on-site registration, however, there will be a very limited number of “bullpen” seats for 2,000 meter events.
Do I Need a USRowing Waiver?
ALL athletes must sign a USRowing waiver. Rowers who are members of USRowing (or members of an affiliated club) must have signed a USRowing online waiver. Rowers who are not a member of USRowing must bring a signed USRowing paper waiver to check-in. Waivers for minors (under 18) must be signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions.
If you registered as a lightweight rower you will be directed to weigh-in. You must weigh-in between 1 and 2 hours before your scheduled race time.
On race day, you’ll have access to a warm-up room featuring 80 ergs. Please be considerate of athletes in races before yours. Unless otherwise instructed, athletes will be escorted to a briefing and to the race floor by USRowing officials from the warm-up room 30 minutes prior to their event.
The City of Alexandria is on the south bank of the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C. Old Town Alexandria, which pre-dates Washington by 40 years, is a vibrant area of historic houses, hotels, shops, restaurants, museums, art and antique galleries.
Besides Erg Sprints, what Can I Do?
Like Washington, D.C., Alexandria has plenty to keep a visitor busy. You can watch artists in action at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Walk or bike along the Potomac River. Take in the view of Alexandria and Washington from the top of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Spend the day at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Celebrate the 285th anniversary of George Washington’s birth by attending (no charge) the annual George Washington Birthday Parade Monday, February 20th. And if that’s not enough, Washington, D.C. is easily accessible from Alexandria.
Find out a lot more about our host city at Visit Alexandria, including attractions, dining, shopping, and more.
How Do I Get to Washington, D.C.?
The Washington, D.C. region is served by three airports, AMTRAK train, and intercity bus service.
Washington is 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by Metro train from Alexandria’s King Street-Old Town station.
Where Should I Stay?
There are more than two dozen hotels in Alexandria. Find more information at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com.