Race Day: Saturday, April 6th, Noon-6 pm
PXM CrossFit

Enter as many events as you like for only $35. Every racer and relay team member must submit their own entry. Each adult entrant registered before March 16th will receive a deluxe 22"x 42" 100% cotton terry velour RBR Erg & Gym Towel. Kids Race participants will receive their own prize.

• Fools Fest Sprints is NOT a sanctioned Concept2 Event because it takes place after The WIRC, World Indoor Rowing Championship event in Long Beach, CA.

• All race times recorded at Fools Fest Sprints DO count as official Concept 2 race scores and are recorded and submitted to Concept 2 for their official records.


Event Descriptions:

  • 100m Fools In Training - Kids Race FREE! Kids 12 and under are welcome to test their mettle in a 100m sprint if their accompanying adult is registered in one of our Fools Fest events.

  • 500m - Who doesn't have 500m in them? Row it in jeans if you like.

  • 1K - Spring racers, this is your event! Sign up and see where you’re at.

  • 2K - ONLY FOOLS DO 2Ks! Enter this event for a chance to win the crown!

  • 4x500m Relay - Straight up 4 person relay. 500m each. Team event. Men’s, Women’s and Co-ed divisions. All team members must register to participate.

  • 2x500m PARTNER SKATE - Non-Rower + Rower. This is your chance to get your significant other, roommate or friend on that erg.
    Must be a Non-Rower + Rower.
    * A 'Rower' is anyone who has ever touched an erg handle. CrossFitters are considered Rowers. A Non-Rower is someone who does not know what an erg is or has never sat on one. Lucky dogs!

  • 2x500m MYSTERY DATE - Throw your name in a hat and see what partner you get! Could be lightning in a bottle, could be a trip right to the beer table. Who cares!

  • THE 4’ AMRAP - A CrossFit style partner race. Row for calories + burpees = FUN! Partner A rows for max calories in one minute while Partner B does as many burpees as they can in that minute, then switch spots! Whichever team has the most combined calories rowed and burpees completed at 4’ wins.


Registration with merchandise add-ons closes on March 16th. People can can still register to race up until April 5th, but we cannot guarantee they will receive the RBR Erg & Gym Towel at that date. All Fools Fest merchandise is available for order in the shop as an add-on to your registration and will be available for race day pickup only. Fools Fest apparel and merchandise orders will not be taken after March 16th, so don’t delay! There will not be Fools Fest merchandise for sale at the event. Place all orders at registration.

All entries must be paid before race day.


Fools Fest Sprints Location:

PXM CrossFit
5757 N Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

Saturday, April 6th, Noon-6 pm

Parking at PXM CrossFit:
PXM CrossFit does not have its own dedicated parking. It is street/residential parking. If possible, biking, walking or public transit are the best and most encouraged options. There is an 84 line bus stop right in front of our building, and we are about 3 blocks North on Ridge Ave from the Red Line Bryn Mawr stop. If driving, parking is usually found best on Early, Wayne, Ardmore and Glenwood Avenues (north of our building). South of our building or south of Ridge Ave, parking can also be usually found on Hollywood, Glenwood and Edgewater Avenues (as approaching the gym from Bryn Mawr Ave). Make sure you check out maps ahead of time as there are some one-way’s to be aware of. There is also paid (green sign - ParkChicago curbside) parking on Broadway and Ridge around Walgreens (about 2 blocks south of the gym). Do not use Walgreens parking lot, however, as you might get ticketed or towed!