Erg Rats Extravaganza - Speed Pass

Sun Jul 14

Erg Rats Extravaganza

Begins on July 14, 2024 and ends on May 31 2025


ALL THE RACES. ALL THE RANKINGS. The Metron Maximus is the complete virtual erg quest. Have you ever wanted to complete every ranked distance piece in the Concept2 logbook? This event is that. The Maximus is possibly the most difficult erg challenge on earth. Completing this year-long quest will require both mental and physical mastery. Injuries will come, illness will happen, and schedule conflicts will magically appear. Do you have what it takes to overcome life’s obstacles and unseen hurdles to complete this quest? If so, you are made of tough stuff, and this challenge is for you! All results are ranked on Concept2.


Extravaganza Races:

  1. Ride It Like You Stole It 100m - June 9, 2024

  2. Ergon Metron Entry

  • Summer Sweater 1K - July 14, 2024
  • Ghost Riders Revenge 5K - October 23, 2024
  • Frozen Hell No! 9K - January 12, 2025
  • Only Fools Do 2Ks - April 6, 2025
  1. Sculling Bash - August 11, 2024

  2. Do Work Labor Day Challenge - September 1, 2024

  3. Turkey Day 6K - November 24, 2024

  4. Sleighbell 8K - December 15, 2024

  5. Heaven Help Us Half Marathon - January 26, 2025

  6. Crazy In Love Erg Marathon - February 16, 2025

  7. March Meter Madness - March 16, 2025

  8. Fools Fest Sprints 1000m Relay - April 6, 2025

  9. Kids 200m Fools In Training - April 6, 2025

  10. 500m Salute 2 The Troops - May 25, 2025

  11. Mutant Ninja Rower 100K - Any day or time before midnight on May 31, 2025

There are no refunds for scratches. Your registration fee makes all of this possible, and we count on it to make this a great event. When you enter the Metron Maximus, you make a pact with yourself and support indoor rowing. To survive until the end is to win this thing. The Maximus is a feat of skill, stamina, and mental toughness. You are either insane or an elite athlete, possibly both!

Not sure you’re up to the challenge? Enter one race at a time. Who knows, you might complete them all!

Entry Fee Options:

  • Full Package Entry - $250 (race merch and media)
  • Speed Pass Entry - $175 (Race access only)

Entry fees are the same for US and International racers and include shipping and handling.


Extravaganza Prizes!!

Full-entry racers will receive: All race merch and decals associated with each series, solo race, and challenge.

Speed Pass Racers will get access to the series, solo races, and challenges, but no merch or media unless they are a division winner in the Only Fools Do 2Ks. Division race winners in the 2K will receive a medal.

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

  • To be included in Ergon Metron and Metron Maximus rankings, you must enter and compete in the Summer Sweater 1K. Don’t wait to sign up! Once the SS1K is completed, you cannot enter the Maximus series, but you may still compete in individual races.

RACERS IN OTHER TIME ZONES may compete independently at their local time on scheduled race days but MUST manually submit their results on ErgZone within 24 hours of 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 won't be able to connect to live racing on ErgZone, but once you manually submit your score on the ErgZone app, it will count in our official results and rankings.

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!