Hydrow Shorties Row 5K Oar Bust! Recap


Year #1 of this fabulous new event is in the books with a great result!

117 participants from 18 rowing clubs completed a 5k during August and hosted fundraising campaigns to benefit Survivor Rowing Programs and to help fund cutting edge research. To date over $8,000 has been raised through donations, merchandise sales and registration fees.

This event was hosted by the Hydrow Shorties, a dynamic group of women who work out on a Hydrow Rower and use the interactive, social media capabilities to encourage and support each other. They also compete to fundraise for causes about which they are passionate.

“The Shorties are grateful to all of the rowers who chose to end their summer by joining us in supporting this important cause, said Erin Naber, team captain.  In our group, we have survivors, ladies currently undergoing treatment, and all of us have friends, family members, and/or coworkers who have fought or are fighting breast cancer. We look forward to growing this event in the years to come. Special cheers to all the cancer survivors who competed.”

Congratulations to our 5K winners:

Junior Female             Ella Warden                   20.13.6   Whitemarsh Boat Club

Junior Male                 Haiden Bonczek            18:27.8   Whitemarsh Boat Club

Collegiate Female       Nancy Mabry                 24.55.2   Whitemarsh Boat Club

Masters Female          Susan McInerney          21:13.9   Saugatuck Rowing Club

Masters Male              Christopher Rawson     21:20.9   Whitemarsh Rowing Club


Special thanks to our Top Fundraisers:


Kathy Willison   Naiades Oncology Rowing                $542
Judy LeFeber     Naiades Oncology Rowing                 $445


Naiades Oncology Rowing                                            $1449
TharCRows                                                                        $944



Participating Organizations

Bad Burritos, Cape Fear Rowing Club, Chargers Rowing Club, Crew 104 Rowing Club, Dallas Rowing Club, Fairport Crew Club, Hydrow Rowing Club, Hydrow Shorties, Jacksonville Rowing Club, Mile High Rowing Club, Naiades Oncology Rowing Club, Row for the Cure, Saugatuck Rowing Club, Spokane Rowing Association, Unaffiliated and Whitemarsh Rowing Club.

 Row for the Cure/Rowing Cares is proud to support:

Survivor Rowing Programs receiving grants in 2021: Recovery on Water, Saugatuck SurviveOARS, We Can Row Boston, We Can Row Buffalo, We Can Row DC, We Can Row Philly, We Can Row Camp Randall, Naiades Oncology Rowing and Cortlandt Rowing Association.


Advances toward finding a cure for cancer through research conducted by Susan G. Komen


Thank you all! See you next August!