Dog Days Challenge

The Dog Days of Summer runs from August 1–28 and features a different total distance goal each week.

The Details

  • Complete each of the following four distance goals during the timeframes indicated and log them in your online logbook:
    • Week 1, Aug. 1–7: 10,000 meters
    • Week 2, Aug. 8–14: 20,000 meters
    • Week 3, Aug. 15–21: 30,000 meters
    • Week 4, Aug. 22–28: 40,000 meters
    The distance goals do not have to be done in one sitting, but must be done during the timeframe indicated. By the end of the challenge, you will have accumulated 100,000 meters.
  • For kids (aged 16 and under) and adaptive athletes, the weekly meter totals are as follows, for a total accumulation of 50,000 meters:
    • Week 1, Aug. 1–7: 5000 meters
    • Week 2, Aug. 8–14: 10,000 meters
    • Week 3, Aug. 15–21: 15,000 meters
    • Week 4, Aug. 22–28: 20,000 meters
  • Indoor rower, on water, SkiErg, on snow and BikeErg meters count.
  • Note: BikeErg meters are counted as half when applied to the challenge.
  • This is an individual challenge. There is no sign up. You do not need to belong to a team to participate.
  • Meters must be entered online.

Special Opportunity

Hop on ErgData’s Real Time Loop and get your Dog Days of Summer Challenge meters in with other members of the Concept2 community! We’re hosting four community sessions each week of the challenge:

Monday, August 7 12 p.m. ET
Monday, August 14 12 p.m. ET
Monday, August 21 12 p.m. ET
Monday, August 28 12 p.m. ET

Who Can Participate

Anyone with an online logbook at can participate in this challenge.

Incentives and Rewards

Participants who meet the challenge can enjoy:

  • Name inclusion on the Challenge Honor Board.
  • A specially designed downloadable certificate.
  • The option to purchase Dog Days of Summer items from our third-party fulfillment vendor (availability varies by country).