Back for its 13th year!

The Concept2 Holiday Row challenge is to row your choice of 100,000 or 200,000 meters between Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

CrossFit Roots is proud to offer a designated and coached program to help you hit the 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, November 29th in Zen Planner under the Purchase tab in your profile!


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


You have between Thanksgiving and Christmas to complete your choice of 100k or 200k meters. The program at Roots will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 30, although you can start accumulating and tracking meters on Thanksgiving Day!

Coached workouts are from 6-7pm on the dates below:

  • Thursday, November 30
  • Thursday, December 7
  • Thursday, December 14
  • Thursday, December 21


  • Four coached workouts led by Lauren – These sessions will consist of 6-8,000-meter workouts.
  • Lauren will email additional programmed workouts each week for completion on your own or through Open Shop attendance.
  • All meters rowed in workouts also count towards your total!
  • There’s also a charitable giving aspect to the Holiday Challenge! 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.