500m Salute 2 The Troops

Sun May 26

500m Salute 2 the Troops

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 9 am CDT

Fools Fest Sprints salutes the memory and service of our troops. This Memorial Day weekend, we will race 500m with everything we've got in honor of those who gave everything they had and made the ultimate sacrifice. This will be a Triple Crown event.

Triple Crown? Racers are invited to compete in three 500m races. Do one, do two, do all three for the Triple Crown. Each of the three 500m intervals will have a 5-minute rest in between. Claim victory in one, two, or all three 500m races!

This event is a fundraiser for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust: https://cst.dav.org/, which receives a 100% 4-star rating on Charity Navigator. 10% of your entry fee will be donated. The Erg Rats are proud to lead the charge and encourage you to join our indoor infantry for this worthy event. All participants will receive a commemorative UV-protected vinyl Erg Rats Salute 2 the Troops decal.

• All racers will receive a 3" UV-protected vinyl Erg Rats Memorial Decal.


Racer Shipping Address

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Age Divisions

  • SGGM = Super Great Grand Master > 70
  • GGM = Great Grand Master > 60
  • GM = Grand Master – 50-60
  • M = Master – 27-49
  • O = Open – 20-26
  • JR = Junior – 0-19

Weight Categories

  • Lightweight Women: <= 135lbs (61.5kg)
  • Heavyweight Women: > 135 lbs (61.6kg)
  • Lightweight Men <= 165lbs (75kg)
  • Heavyweight Men > 165lbs (75kg)

Adaptive Categories

  • PR1
  • PR2
  • PR3

Rules & Info

The official start time of this event is 9 am CDT for all live racers!
  • RACERS IN OTHER TIME ZONES may compete at their local time on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 9 am, but they MUST submit their results immediately after completing the event at their local time.

  • COMPETING ON AN OLDER MODEL ERG? You can still compete if your erg doesn't have a PM5 monitor. You cannot participate in live racing on ErgZone, but your score will count in our FFS website's official results and rankings.

  • MANUAL SUBMISSIONS must be entered on the ErgZone app by the racer OR emailed to: info@foolsfestsprints.com with a screenshot of your race screen at the finish on Sunday, May 26. Monitor screenshots must have the correct time per your location (9 am CDT in Chicago is 3 pm in London) to be counted in the official rankings. Email submissions to: info@foolsfestsprints.com.

Refunds & Scratches

There will be no refunds. Please know this upfront. We count on your entry fee to support this event and all its associated costs.


By registering for the Ergon Metron or any other Fools Fest Sprints event, I declare that I am physically able to compete and in no way hold Fools Fest Sprints, ErgZone, or any of their partners or sponsors liable for any injury or health issue I may sustain by participating. I'm entering at my own risk!