Marathon Row Challenge

‘Tis The Season…For a Marathon Row

For the 2nd consecutive year, we’re partnering with Julie Foucher and her Annual Christmas Team Marathon Row. It’s for a great cause, and any btwb member can participate. So grab a couple of friends and/or family members, find a rower, channel some of that holiday spirit, and get to work!


Julie and her family have been gathering around the living room on Christmas day for the last 6 years. They spend the day watching their favorite holiday movies while taking turns on the rower until they collectively row 42,195 meters (a marathon). This year they are inviting the entire community to join them, and it’s all for a cause near and dear to their hearts. These are the basic guidelines:

  • There is no limit to the number of participants on your team
  • Participants can be family or friends
  • You can split up the row distance however you want
  • There is no time cap
  • Complete the marathon distance any time between Thanksgiving and midnight on December 31st, 2019


Anyone with a btwb account can participate. If you don’t have one yet, sign up here. All new btwb accounts come with a 30 day free trial. If you already have a btwb account, what are you waiting for? Find some teammates and start rowing!


It’s simple. Row your portion of the marathon, then log your result to btwb. You’ll need to add the following hashtags to the notes section of the post: #xmasrow and #teamName. btwb will combine the distances and times for each team member and display the overall results via the Marathon Row Challenge Leaderboard.

Important btwb Posting Guidelines

You’ll want your portion of the row to contribute to your team’s score, so here are some important things to remember.

1. Your row distance/time can come from any workout

That means you can log a score to a timed metcon that contains a row movement (e.g. Jackie), a single distance time trial (e.g. Row 2 km TT), or even some intervals (e.g. 4 x 500m). As long as you add the hashtags #xmasrow and #teamName to the notes of the post, your distances and times will count towards your team’s score.

*Note: If logging to a metcon, both a time and distance must be attached specifically to the row movement. If we’re using Jackie as an example, click on row, toggle the “time” characteristic On, then add a time. Save the movement and complete logging your result.

2. BOTH hashtags must be added to the notes

A single hashtag won’t cut it. You’ll need both. Also, take note of the format for the team name hashtag. “team” is lowercase. “Name” can be whatever you want it to be. Below are some examples of proper team name hashtags. *Make sure everyone on your team uses the same EXACT hashtags

  • #xmasrow #teamKinnick
  • #xmasrow #teambtwb
  • #xmasrow #teamLETSDOTHIS

“team” will ultimately be removed from the name used on the actual leaderboard. Using the examples above, the leaderboard will display the following:

  • Kinnick
  • btwb

Be sure to check the Leaderboard to make sure your team name hasn’t already been taken!

3. Each person can only contribute one score

Post as many scores as you want and apply the appropriate hashtags to each; the leaderboard, though, will only consider the last post containing the two hashtags for each team member. Don’t worry, you can edit any post to remove or add hashtags as needed.

Prize Packages

Julie and her team will be rewarding the top 3 team scores on the Marathon Row Challenge Leaderboard, so row hard. But…

Don’t Forget To Also Make A Donation!

Julie and her family want to help raise money for Barbells for Boobs – an incredible organization that works hard to improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer has hit her family in a big way over the past couple of years, with Julie’s Aunt Nancy currently in remission and Dani’s mom just recently diagnosed and beginning her treatment. They know how difficult it can be to navigate such a life altering diagnosis, and they want to give back to an organization that is working hard to make it easier for so many. We couldn’t agree more.

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