Did 2020 suck? Do the 100k challenge and make it suck less!

Back for its TENTH year!

The Holiday Row challenge, officially organized by Concept2, 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 soon. We will not add a second time slot as we have done in past years.


The program consists of 4 coached workouts, access to a weekly erg class, and programmed workouts for you to complete on your own. In addition, athletes can use Open Shop hours to get in additional time on the erg.

Please note, Open Shop attendance does count toward a 3x/week Membership attendance and sign-up is required.


You have between Thanksgiving and Christmas to complete the 100,000 meters. The program at Roots will start Saturday, November 28 and run through the final group Erg class on Monday, December 21st.


  • Four coached workouts led by Lauren – These sessions meet on Saturdays at 9:00 am beginning November 28th, 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.
  • Weekly erg class (you must sign-up in MBO) on Mondays for additional meters




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.