The Palm Beach Burn indoor rowing race is the first of its kind in Palm Beach County, a barn-burning, lactic-acid beating all-out battle that will test the mental fortitude of any athlete. This indoor rowing event combines public races and First Responder races in one action-packed day of head-to-head competition between police, firemen, CrossFit’ers, elite rowers, and athletes of all stripes from across south Florida.
“The Burn” consists of 500m, 1000m and 2000m races for time on Concept2 indoor rowing machines that are digitally linked to allow multiple competitors to race against one another at one time. Events are divided by gender, age and – new for 2018 – height (see our “Titan” events) for maximum fairness to all. Each rower’s progress is projected in real-time onto a screen that spectators can easily follow, and prizes are awarded for the top three times in each event. The Burn also includes team events to allow teams of four to race one another over a 4-minute sprint. There’s just one twist: indoor rowing machines will be mounted on Concept2 “slides” that mimic the feel of rowing on the water, which rewards synchronicity.
We are thrilled to host this event as one component of the 2018-2019 Florida Police and Fire Games, meaning that you have a chance to race alongside the guys and gals who put it all on the line for our community each and every day – first responders and law enforcement officers from across Palm Beach and surrounding counties.
None other than Men’s Health magazine recently dubbed the 2000-meter row “the ultimate test of true fitness” for it’s intense psychological and physiological demands. (Men’s Health, March 16, 2017). The Palm Beach Burn uses the same equipment – Concept2 rowers – used in training and competition by Olympic rowers and countless other athletic groups. Come test your mettle against Palm Beach County’s top athletes – the perfect gauge of your fitness. Not sure if you have the hang of it yet? View Concept2’s technique video here or Contact Us to learn how you can set up lessons.