5th Annual NRRA Community Challenge
May 20 - July 6th, 2013
The Mission of Community Challenge?
1. Provide the opportunity for local businesses, organizations, friends, and families to experience the great sport of rowing.
2. As the only non-profit rowing club in Fairfield County, our goal is to fundraise to support the organization, benefiting the athletes and community.
What do you get?
6 weeks of learning to row and race preparation on the Norwalk River
A promotion of teamwork, community spirit and camaraderie
A fun-filled finale of races, party and hilarity
No previous experience is necessary!
Participants will learn basic boat handling & rowing technique through the first 4 weeks of the program. During this time, teams will develop rowing and racing skills through teamwork and common goals. The final two weeks will focus on race preparation, including practice races against other community crews.
Levels of competition Challenger Series - A category for those new to the sport. At least 8 of the 10 team members in the Eight and 4 of the 5 team members in the Quad must be novices.
Defender Series – A category open to the best rowers in your organization. No restrictions on rowing experience, so look out for those ringers!
Team Size Eights: 10 participants (8 person team). At least 2 women must part of the team. Fours: 5 participants (6 person team). At least 1 woman must be part of the team.
*Mixed boats are encouraged.
Sign-up Information and Pricing:
Price per Team:
This year, we have kept our program fees unchanged, despite increased costs. However, we are including a required donation for each boat to the NRRA Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign allows the NRRA to continue work on its mission of providing rowing to those who wish to row but cannot afford to. The Annual Campaign is distributed to the programs and equipment that need support.
After May 15th
Eights (10 person team)
($200 if cash or check)
($220 if cash or check)
Fours (6 person team)
($250 if cash or check)
($275 if cash or check)
Mon & Wed:
Tue & Thur: 6:00–7:30am,
Custom Times are available
on a limited basis.
Championship Race & Party, Saturday, July 6th
All crews will race multiple times on the Championship Day. The final series of races will group teams of similar speed together so that racing will be close and exciting. After the races, join us at the Championship Party where trophies and medals will be presented, stories will be told and memories made.
A central goal of Community Challenge is to fundraise. As a non-profit organization, we aim to promote a lifelong passion for the sport of rowing for adult and youth athletes. All funds raised will support the organization as a whole. Each team will have a fundraising page through Activenetworks.com. The team who raises the most money receives a prize!
Your body type and physical fitness are not barriers! Winning teams are the result of teamwork, enthusiasm, and determination.
All participants must have basic swimming skills and sign a waiver.
Ideally, coxswains should be small, have a strong voice, and like issuing orders!
How to Build Your Team:
1) Use this flyer to recruit a team of 6 or 10 members.
2) Complete this Registration Form with your team's information.
3) Submit your team's Payment below.