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The 2016 Row-a-Thon is Here!

Berkeley High Crew’s annual Row-a-Thon will take place on Saturday, December 10 at the Fourth St. Shopping District in Berkeley.  The Row-a-Thon is the team’s largest fundraising effort of the year is critical to keeping the crew up and running. Each of our rowers will be putting in 4,000 meters on a rowing machine, and coxswains will be participating in 500-meter sprint races — always a crowd favorite! Please consider supporting the cause by making an online donation here.

In town on December 10? Come by and support our student-athletes. Varsity and Novice Women will be on the rowing machines beginning at around 10:00 AM and the Men will take over around noon.


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Rowathon 2015

December 12th is our annual Row-a-Thon event, on Fourth St, Berkeley.

This is the team’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

The team sets up their rowing machines, or “ergs’, in the 4th Street shopping area in Berkeley, CA. The goal of rowing 400,000 meters on the ergs, means that each individual student rows 4,000 meters (nearly 2.5 miles). It is a fun way for the rowers and coxswains to participate and share with families and friends how crew has impacted them.

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Amid bustling holiday shopping, Berkeley High Crew’s annual Row-a-Thon took place Saturday, December 13 on Fourth Street in Berkeley. Eighty rowers and coxswains, from our novice, varsity, men’s and women’s teams, turned up to show off their might and rowed nearly 350,000 total meters on rowing machines or “ergs”. In addition to being our most important fundraiser, this year’s Row-a-Thon was a great chance for families and friends to see our student-athletes at work up close.  Spectators quickly got an idea of how much skill and finesse it takes to synchronize rowers in a boat and were able to appreciate what can be hard at times to see from shore: the strength, effort and stamina it takes to row!

Rowathon on Fourth Street

The Row-a-Thon (formerly known as the Erg-a-thon), raises funds to help keep rowing accessible to all Berkeley High students and to cover the considerable cost of boats and oars, travel to races, rent at our boathouse and other expenses. It is never too late to donate to the Row-a-Thon!

Berkeley Crew Rowathon Bake Sale
Parents stand guard over the bake sale.