British Rowing Indoor Champs

BRIC is back and in Birmingham for 2023, where 5,000 fitness enthusiasts will be taking part in FitFest 2023!

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9 December | NEC Birmingham as part of FitFest 2023

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Events offered

Individual events will be offered over 2,000m and 500m across categories for:

  • Under 23
  • Open (open to anyone aged 18+)
  • Lightweight
  • Masters (aged 30+) age categories –  30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
  • Junior

Adaptive and Para events are offered for all categories and will race over 2,000m, 4 minutes and 1 minute.

Further Junior categories offered will be as follows:

  • Year 7: 2 minutes
  • Year 8: 3 minutes
  • Year 9: 4 minutes
  • Year 10: 5 minutes
  • Year 11: 6 minutes
  • Sixth form: 2,000m

Team Relays will be available and will consist of one round of competing over:

  • 4km
  • 8 minutes for juniors and Adaptives

Teams are to be made up of four people and the following relay categories will be offered;

  • Junior Open/Women’s/Mixed – Junior teams can be made up of a mix of juniors from Year 7 to Sixth Form
  • Open/Women’s/Mixed – Adult teams can be made up of adults of any age / weight categories. A mixed team must be made up of two open and two females
  • Adaptive – Adaptive teams can be made up of any combination of adaptive athletes.

Entries closing date: Individual entries will close online at 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday 28 November 2023. No entries will be accepted after this time.

Discounted Concept2 Machines to purchase at BRIC

As part of the 2023 event, our partner Concept2 will be selling racing machines at a discounted rate for people to take away after racing on the day.

The offer includes £100 off the RRP price and also another 5% discount if you buy 5 or more as bulk buy. To reserve a machine or to ask more information email Concept2 directly at [email protected].

Row virtually with EXR on Sunday, 10 December

The EXR Row is a collaboration with the EXR App. It is open to anyone globally and all you need to do is download the app to a phone, tablet or computer to take part. This will be a participation event helping anyone to participate and feel part of the British Rowing Indoor Championship weekend.

This event will also provide the ability for indoor rowers using different indoor rowing machines to row together including users of Concept2, WaterRower, First Degree Fitness (FluidRower), Technogym (Skillrow), RP3, Bodycraft, Xebex, Virtufit, Flow Fitness, Still-fit and DC Athletic.

More details about the 10 December will be made available in due course on this event website.



Spectators are welcome (and encouraged!) at FitFest 2023 – you can purchase your spectator ticket here:

FitFest 2023 spectator tickets


Volunteer at BRIC 2023!

We are teaming up with our friends from FitFest to deliver BRIC as part of a much larger event, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on Saturday 9 December 2023.

We will still rely on our amazing volunteers to make BRIC a success. We are always on the look out for people who want to help out – no rowing experience is required and everyone is welcome!

Volunteer at BRIC 2023

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