2017 Tony Proudfoot Ergathon: March 31st, 2017 – 6PM

2017 Tony Proudfoot Ergathon is a unique event in Quebec. Organized by the Dawson Rowing Team, it benefits equally ALS Quebec and the Rowing Team’s own activities.

This year’s fundraising goal is $20,000. Your support by participating and/or donating to this year’s event will help us make this year’s 10th anniversary Tony Proudfoot Ergathon the most successful ever. The cost for registration is $25. 

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All participants must Register.  Tax receipts are automatically generated for donations above $25.

Who is Tony Proudfoot, why ALS Quebec?

Tony Proudfoot was an Alouette, a Dawson College Teacher, a coach, and a sports commentator. His diagnosis with ALS was a catalyst for creating this event. ALS Quebec is a resource for those affected by ALS and it helps fund research into ALS-related science.

What is an Ergathon?

Five person teams compete in two categories, Recreational and Competitive, in order to go the maximum distance in 90 minutes. Prizes will be given for the longest distance in the Recreational category and the Competitive Men’s, Women’s, and CrossFit categories. Master’s Rowers will receive an advantage based on their age category. Choose your category on the Registration page.

RECREATIONAL (recommended 5-10 team members)

Mainly for non-rowers, recreational rowers,  rowers’ families, friends, or those who wish to participate in a semi-competitive atmosphere. 

COMPETITIVE (5 team members maximum except for CrossFit)

  • Alumni: For Dawson Rowing alumni. 
  • Competitive Men’s:  For teams of male rowers and mixed teams with at least one male member.
  • Competitive Women’s: For teams of female rowers. 
  • CrossFit: For CrossFitters looking to compete in the competitive event in a team of 6 (3 male / 3 female).
  • Master’s: For Master’s Rowers.  (B) 36 to 42 years, (C) 43 to 49 years, (D) 50 to 54 years, (E) 55 to 59 years, (F) 60 to 64 years, (G) 65 to 69 years, (H) 70 to 74 years, (I) 75 to 79 years, (J) 80 and over.

Teams

Each competitor will be a member of a team. Those who would like to compete but do not have a team will be able to join teams at the event.

To register for a particular team, please put the team name in the appropriate box on the registration page.

If you are competing on behalf of a Dawson Rower or another organizer of the TPE, contact them for your team name. You can also register yourself and become part of a team later on. Please direct your inquires to the contact information below. 

“Erging”

The use of an ergometer or rowing machine is a full body exercise that simulates the rowing movement. The Concept-2 ergometer is the acknowledged standard machine for this activity.

The rowing movement is easy to learn. Please refer to this video for a basic overview:

 

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us at tonyproudfootergathon@gmail.com

You can also sign up for the Facebook Event here.

 

In Action

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All participants must Register. Tax receipts are automatically generated for donations above $25.