March Meter Madness

Sun Mar 17
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March Meter Madness

Sunday, March 17, 2024, 9 am CDT

What goes up must come down! Racers will climb and descend a 19-minute pyramid in quest of the most total meters. Strategy is key. Rate high and fly or go slow with power? Which race plan will get you the most meters? Test your smarts and your stamina to find out!

The March Meter Madness 19’ Pyramid Challenge:

30 seconds – 1 minute rest 1 minute – 1 minute rest 4 minutes – 1 minute rest 8 minutes – 1 minute rest 4 minutes – 1 minute rest 1 minute – 1 minute rest 30 seconds

  • Racers can “row in,” meaning they can start rowing with time left in the 1-minute rest period to get themselves back up to race rate by the time the next piece starts. Use your rest how you see fit, paddle, or stop rowing—your call.


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

We’ve got 2 ways to race!

1. Participate Virtually via ErgZone

To compete LIVE against other racers, you will need to use the ErgZone mobile app. This requires three things:

  • PM5 Monitor (with updated firmware).

  • Wifi Connection

  • C2 Logbook Account

Both the ErgZone mobile app and C2 logbook account are free. The only thing you pay to compete in one of our races is your entry fee.

2. Participate Independently Offline & Manually enter your score on ErgZone with a screenshot.

If your erg doesn’t have a PM5 monitor:

 - Set up your monitor manually by programming in the race piece on race day and do the event at its scheduled time. 
 - Take a screenshot of your race screen at the finish.
 - Enter your race results into the free ErgZone app, including the screenshot of your monitor as soon as you finish.
  • RACERS IN OTHER TIME ZONES may compete at their local time on Sunday, March 17 at 9 am, but they MUST submit their results immediately after completing the event at their local time.

  • COMPETING ON AN OLDER MODEL ERG? If your erg doesn't have a PM5 monitor, you can still compete. You will not be able to participate in live racing, but your score will count in the official results and rankings. Just enter your race time manually on the ErgZone app with a screenshot of your monitor so we can verify your event.

  • Manual Submissions must be entered on Sunday, March 17, and have the correct time per your location (9 am CDT in Chicago is 3 pm in London) to be counted in the official rankings and be posted on our website.

  • Make sure the date on your monitor is correct! We will only be accepting manual results from monitor screens dated 3-17-2024.


  • Every racer will receive a March Meter Madness collapsible neoprene can coolie.
  • Every racer will also receive a certificate of completion signed by our local leprechaun.
  • Every racer will also receive a MM Madness social media share image.
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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!