Adaptive Challenge: Virtual with a $200 Best-Time Award
The history:

Establish a USA or World Record
Since there are no recognized Adaptive Indoor Rowing Records, you have the chance to establish one and pocket some training cash in the process. Next year, Adaptive times will be included in the Record Challenge.

A Virtual Event
If you compete in a recognized Concept 2 US or Canadian event between January 1, 2009 and February 22, 2009 and you register for the CIRC 2009 Adaptive Challenge, your event time will qualify for the Adaptive Challenge.
Requirements: You must register for CIRC 2009 no later than 2 days prior to your local recognized race and after your race.
If you establish a new US or World Record (as posted on the CIRC website) at your event, you must notify us within 24 hours via email with the following: C2 race file, Confirming Photo, and the signed Race Organizers Certification. (PDF attached) You can enter as many sanctioned events as you wish up to and including the final event:  

Awards
An event must have a minimum of 3 competitors to be eligible for an award. All submitted Certified times will be reviewed at the conclusion of CIRC 2009 and the top time for each Adaptive Event will take home $200.

12 Recognized Events:
Open: Men/& Women: 1000 meters
Novice: Men & Women: 500 meters (no prior on-water or indoor competitive experience)
Classifications:

LTA - Sliding Seat
TA -
Fixed Seat
A -
Fixed Seat

FISA Classifications: http://www.concept2.com/us/communities/adaptive/fisa_adaptive.asp

Fine Print
Your Record Must Stand to Win

Records, and hence awards are not finalized until the conclusion of CIRC 2009 on February 28th, 2009. A competitors time in January, may find it broken at a later event and hence bumped out of the awards pool. Such a competitor can register for any other sanctioned event up to and including CIRC 2009 in an attempt to establish a new record.
Record Challenge cash prizes are only available to competitors who are over 24 years old and not part of any collegiate team.
Only one Challenge award per record-breaking competitor
A race judge must read the competitors Performance Monitor to certify records
Challenge prize money will be issued by check within 90 days of the event.
Disputes must be registered within 48 hours of award notification via registered mail and email.
CIRC Race Director will certify all records within 5 days of the event at which time all awards will be final.
By signing the CIRC 2009 event waiver, all competitors agree to accept and abide by the above rules and conditions.

Contact: John S. Butsch Office: 773.525.1030 x203 Cell: 312.731.0441
jbutsch@chicagoindoorrowing.com 3501 N. Southport Ste 190 Chicago, IL 60657
     

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