Fools Fest Sprints - Speed Pass

Sun Apr 6, 2025

Fools Fest Sprints Package

Sunday, April 6, 2025, Racing starts at 9 am CDT

Where it all began! Fools Fest Sprints, Chicago’s party with ergs. Our premier indoor rowing event where serious racing is seriously fun! We’ve taken our party online, so we can virtually race against people worldwide. Join us in dropping the hammer for a 2K, a 2-Person 1000m Relay, or our Kid’s 12 & Under 200m Fools In Training race.

Share your love of rowing with your peeps. Sign up for our Fools Fest Sprints Package!

Save money on your race entries and get the whole crew involved! With a relay and a kid's 12 and under race, there are lots of ways for everyone to compete.

Fools Fest Sprints Package includes:

  1. Only Fools Do 2Ks
  2. FFS 1000m 2-Person Relay
  3. Kids 200m Fools In Training

Entry Fee Options:

  • Full Package Entry - $40 (race merch and media)
  • Speed Pass Entry - $30 (Race access only)

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

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Fools Fest Sprints Prizes!!

Full-entry racers will receive:

  • Fastest female & male 2K wins the Fools Fest Sprints Performance Bucket Hat
  • Division winners will be awarded a stunning OFD2Ks medal
  • UV-protected Fools Fest Sprints race decal
  • Kids get a 200m Fools In Training UV-protected race decal
  • 1000m Relay UV-protected race decal
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Social media share images of your accomplishments

Speed Pass Racers will get access to races but no merch or media unless they are division winners in the Only Fools Do 2Ks. Division race winners in the 2K will receive a medal. All Kids will get a race decal.

Racer Shipping Address

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Rules & Info

Start times:
  • 9 am CDT - Only Fools Do 2Ks
  • 9:25 am CDT - FFS 1000m Relay
  • 9:35 am CDT - Kids 200m Fools In Training

RACERS IN OTHER TIME ZONES may compete independently at their local time on Sunday, January 26, 2025, at 8 am, 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.

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

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.

Check out the Ergon Metron Series Cup Standings and see who is currently in the lead and what the fastest times are.


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!

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