Back for its ELEVENTH year!

The Concept2 Holiday Row challenge is to row 100,000 meters between Thanksgiving and Christmas. CrossFit Roots is proud to offer a designated and coached program to hit that 100K mark! 

The organized and coached program at Roots is led by none other than our very own Lauren Rubini.

Space is limited so sign-up by Wednesday, December 1st in Zen Planner under the Purchase drop-down in your profile!


The program consists of 4 coached workouts and programmed workouts for you to complete on your own. Athletes can utilize Open Shop hours to get in additional time on the erg.


You have between Thanksgiving and Christmas to complete the 100,000 meters. The program at Roots will start Wednesday, Dec. 1, although you can start accumulating and tracking meters today!


  • Four coached workouts led by Lauren – These sessions meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm beginning December 1 and will consist of 6-8,000-meter workouts.
  • Two additional programmed workouts emailed out each week for completion on your own or through Open Shop attendance.
  • There’s also a charitable giving aspect to the Holiday Challenge. Here’s how it works: For every person who rows, skis, or rides 100k during the challenge, Concept2 will donate $.02 per kilometer (1000 meters) to your choice of this year’s charities. Be sure to register for this part of the challenge here. 




Lauren Rubini began rowing on the east coast in 7th grade. She raced for her local high school, T.C. Williams (Remember the Titans), in Alexandria, Virginia as well as at the Olympic Festival and Junior World Championships.

She attended Boston University on a full athletic scholarship for rowing while pursuing her dream of making the US National Team. During her time at Boston University, she was invited to both National Team Sweep and Sculling training centers.  

Lauren also participated in the infamous erg competition (infamous if you spend and enjoy time on the erg and want to take it to the next level), C.R.A.S.H.- B. Sprints in Boston qualifying for the women’s open final event.

Lauren continues to race in both sweep and sculling events and has coached at all levels.