Miami Shake an Erg
- Hosted By Shake A Leg Miami
- 2019 Indoor Membership Regatta
Miami Announces First Ever Erg Competition
On January 26, 2019, the rowing community of South Florida will unite to host the first annual Miami “Shake An Erg” Competition to benefit Shake A Leg Miami (www.shakealegmiami.org). Rowers from the Panhandle down to the Keys will challenge themselves and each other for the title of fastest on the erg with all proceeds going to the charity. This one day event brings schools, clubs and rowers who usually compete against each other, together, for an important cause. Shake a Leg Miami uses the water to improve the health, education and independence of children and adults of all abilities. The foundation will host the competition inside its hanger on the shores of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove.
The Miami “Shake An Erg” competition promotes another shared purpose, to bring together the South Florida rowing community as teams jointly host a unique rowing competition. Organizers from a variety of schools and clubs aim to showcase the many joys and benefits of rowing. South Florida boasts some of the most beautiful and ideal conditions for the sport with athletes from all over the world seeking out its pristine waterways. It is an activity that a child can fall in love with and continue for a life time. To showcase the universal appeal of the sport, kids from as young as 10 to veterans 65+ are invited to compete in their age groups. There will also be adaptive rowing categories for rowers with physical challenges.
Many of the top rowing programs in South Florida have already committed to participate. All competitors can expect a day not only filled with intense competition, but one complete with meaning and Miami flair. Music, food and other surprises await rowers… including a special prize uniquely 3-0-5 for the fastest times!
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Shake a Leg Miami