Erg Sprints

Welcome Erg Sprints | World Rowing Indoor Championships

February 17-18, 2018

On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture - an extraordinary backdrop for acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; a thriving boutique scene; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle.

Alexandria and the official headquarter hotel, Crown Plaza Old Town Alexandria, are eager to welcome athletes and their families for the Erg Sprints | World Rowing Indoor Championships. Getting here is easy and we encourage extending stays either pre, post or both to take advantage of all that Alexandria has to offer.

Alexandria, VA delights travelers from all over the world and is sure to surprise and delight you. Visit Alexandria360  to get a feel for what you have in store. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Athletes and their families can also enjoy the free King Street Trolley or take advantage of our Key to the City museum pass for discounted access to 8 historic sites.

"Our designation as the first World Rowing Indoor Championships continues Erg Sprints’ 32-year tradition as a top notch indoor competition,” said Lisa Zickar, event organizer. “We are excited to welcome the world to Alexandria and TC Williams High School.”

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