Meters for Melanoma!


Saturday, November 4 2017


Friction CrossFit

3390 Broadmoor Ave Suite F

Grand Rapids, MI 49512



This event benefits Midwest Melanoma Partnership, a non-profit organization, dedicated to education and research to improve the lives of melanoma patients.

When registering for the event you are committing to either donating yourself or raising a minimum of $50 per registrant and 100% of all donations will go to Midwest Melanoma Partnership. 



1k Female Row

1k Male Row

Half Marathon Row with a team: Minimum of 6 people and maximum of 8 people per team



Opens at 8am and must be registered by 8:30am for individual athletes and teams must be registered by 9:30am

Registration before September 30, 2017 includes a t-shirt



The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

  • 9am: 1k female

You may have one coxswain standing behind the rower at all time

  • 9:30am: 1k male

You may have one coxswain standing behind the rower at all time

  • 10:00am announce top three winning athletes for Females and Males
  • 10:30am-12:30pm Half Marathon Row (minimum of 6 participants must be on your team and you may have up to 8 participants per team)

    You may have one coxswain standing behind the rower at all time, the rest of the team must stay behind the designation floor marking. A coxswain is one person behind the rowing machine coaching you through your row this person can be someone on your half marathon team row as well.

Events with more than 15 participants will be ran in heats which may alter the timeline of the event.

1:30pm Award Ceremony for half marathon row and thank you to Sponsors



All races will be held on Concept 2 Model D ergometers. Model PM5 and PM3 monitors will be used.

Each Erg will have the individual athlete’s name and the team name located at the erg that athlete(s) will be using



Registration can be found by clicking this link: Meters for Melanoma 


Interested in sponsorship opportunities reach Coach Leara to find out sponsorship options!

If you have any questions or concerns contact Coach Leara Glinzak via email at:

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