Firebreather Regatta

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
​8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Hosted by CrossFit Bentonville, benefiting Down Syndrome Connection of NWA

Saturday May 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

CrossFit Bentonville
1402 SW Susana St #20
Bentonville, AR

What is the Firebreather Regatta?
Teams of 10 compete by rowing the distance of a marathon as a relay on a Concept 2 indoor rowing machine (26.2 miles / 42,195 meters). Teams can be a mix of genders, ages and skill levels, and the rowing can be split between team members in any way the team would like. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 fastest teams.

Relay Details:

  • Teams can rotate the individuals rowing as frequently as desired
  • There is no set distance or time that each team member must row, nor does every team member need to row as frequently as everyone else
  • Teams CANNOT have someone rowing during the transitions from one person to the next. When one person finishes rowing, they need to cradle the handle, step off the rower, and let the next person take their place before rowing resumes.
  • 8 tasks will be completed each time the lead team hits a 5,000 meter interval. One team member will continue to row while the other 9 complete the task. Tasks include body weight exercises that can be done in your rowing area.

In addition to the team relay, each team enters 1 individual to compete in a 500 meter sprint event and 1 individual to compete in a 2,000 meter distance event.  Medals will be awarded to top 3 fastest individuals in each event.

The registration fee for this event is $50 per participant ($500 per team).  The fee will cover an event t-shirt, refreshments and lunch with all proceeds staying in NWA. 

The theme behind this was event was chosen to represent how individuals with Down Syndrome benefit from having a team who supports them, encourages them and pushes them. There are times in life that are like a sprint, but most of the time, the life of a person with Down Syndrome requires marathon-like effort, dedication and perseverance to achieve goals others may take for granted. 


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