March Meter Madness

$15 - $25
Sun Mar 16, 2025

March Meter Madness

Sunday, March 16, 2025, 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 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, March 16, at 9 am.

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.

Full-entry racers will receive: March Meter Madness collapsible neoprene can coolie. 3" March Meter Madness UV-protected race decal *Social media share image of their accomplishment.

Speed Pass racers will get access to the race but no race merch or media.

Entry Fee Options:

  • Full Entry $25 – All race merch and media
  • Speed Pass Entry $15 – Race access only

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


March Meter Madness Prizes!!

Full-entry racers will receive:

  • 3" UV-protected vinyl Heaven Help Us Half race decal
  • Certificate of completion
  • A social media share image of their accomplishment.

Speed Pass Racers will get access to the race but no merch or media.

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Rules & Info

Start time is 9 am CDT

RACERS IN OTHER TIME ZONES may compete independently at their local time on Sunday, March 16, 2025, at 9 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.


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!