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Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Cohasset Common 
27 South Main St
Cohasset, MA 02025

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Susan Hoadley, Ergathon Event Director 
Cohasset Maritime Institute 

2017 CMI Ergathon 

Who is it for? All CMI members are encouraged to join in this athletic challenge and fundraising effort. There are two classes of entrants: competitors and recreational.

What is it? An Ergathon is a classic competitive rowing and fundraising event for rowing clubs with athletes competing with support and sponsorship from friends and relatives to achieve their goal!  

How long, how far? Competitors may row 10,000 - 20,000 meters:  higher distances for experienced rowers, less for newer rowers. Recreational participants are encouraged to row the distance of their choice, and have fun fundraising while you are at it.

How much?  Your goal should be to fundraise whatever you feel you are able to achieve.  CMI youth competitors raised more than $300 on average in 2016, with the top fundraiser topping $700!

When, Where? Sunday October 15 10am-4pm.  On Cohasset Common!

How do I get started? It's simple!  Go to CMI’s Ergathon website on Razoo and select “Join this Team”.  This will create your very own, personalized, customized fundraising page in as little as 5-10 minutes! Personalize it with a picture of yourself, write a 1-2 sentence story if you want.  Have fun!

How do I get sponsors? Mostly, let your smartphone do the work.  You can send an email, share on facebook, or text to your friends and relatives who are far away, and they can make an online gift to the program, credited to you, in a matter of minutes. You do not have to restrict your fundraising efforts to your immediate family and neighbors. 

Donations are always acceptable via cash or check.  Make sure the check is written to CMI and includes a memo with your name on it so you get credit in the prize competition.

When should I start asking for sponsors?  Now! As soon as your fundraising page is set up!  Sponsors will give a donation at the time of your request, knowing that it will motivate you when you are rowing. Donation amounts are not based on how many meters you row, though donors may be more generous if they think you will row a killer piece!

Need more information?  Feel free to contact Susan Hoadley if you have questions or need more information.  

Thank you for your support of CMI!

Susan Hoadley, Ergathon Event Director