Race Day Information (FAQ)

Center City Slam

All events are 2,000 meters unless noted otherwise.
There will be a weigh-in. Lightweight limits are: Women 135 max, Men 165 max.
The regatta starting time is definite. All other times are subject to change.


IMPORTANT: Open weight athletes that preregistered do not need to check in.

Walk-In registration: Athletes need to register at least 2 hours before their event. Walk-In registrants who are under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian present to register.

Walk-In Payment:

Pre-Registration cost is $10, Day of Event Cost is $20.
CASH, CHECK, VISA, MASTERCARD will be accepted for payment.


Light weight rowers: All rowers racing in a lightweight event must weigh-in before their race. Weigh-ins open at 8:00 am

Warm Up

Warm-up ergs will be available for use by all competitors. There are a limited number of ergs available so please share the ergs with the other competitors.


Athletes should be on their competition erg 5-10 minutes prior to the start of their race. The competition area is restricted to competitors and (1) support personnel. Upcoming heats will be announced as prior heats finish. After the race, athletes should clear the competition floor. Available warm up ergs may be used for any additional cool down needed by athletes.


Spectators are not allowed on the competition floor and must remain behind competition barricade at all times.

First Aid

We will have a full staff or emergency personnel on-site.


Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places based on the number of entrants in each category. Competitors are only eligible to win a medal for the heat/event in which they are registered.

Award ceremonies will take place on the award blockade, located in front of the bleachers in the back of the Armory. Look for the Center City Slam backdrop.

Race results will be available both on-site and online, immediately after each event.

Ergometer Sales

The Concept2 Model D ergometers used at the Center City Slam. Are available for purchase at the end of the race day. Pricing is $800 each.
If you’re interested in purchasing an erg, please contact:


Event Maps

Map to Come….

Regatta Merchandise

Official regatta T-shirts will be available for purchase on race day at our Partner JL’s vendor location. The shirts will be available until supplies run out.

Vendor & Sponsors Set-up

If you are interested in becoming a Vendor or Sponsor please contact:

Events Coordinator

Austin Barolin

P: (856) 452-1251


Vendor Set-up:

Armory will open at 6:30 for Vendors, please be set-up no later then 7:30AM.

For now – 3 testimonials

“This is Philadelphia’s premiere indoor rowing competition!”

“Great chance for philly rowers to test their ability before the spring season”

“Huge venue, great setup and we’ll run competition, definitely coming back next year”


Neighborhood parking is available, please be aware of parking times and meters.

Competitors can park at the Drexel Parking Garage (Lot G) by using the self-serve pay-by-space system. Pay in the lobby at the kiosk just after parking vehicle, by entering the parking space number and selecting from the kiosk’s menu prompts. 34th & Market Sts. Enter behind the garage on Ludlow.

Visitors can also park at Lot C (3500 Filbert Street), conveniently located a block away from the new Rec Center. Lot C offers hourly parking with maximum of 5 hours.Customers must select the extent of duration and pay with a credit card in order to gain access. Display the printed receipt in plain view inside the vehicle’s front dash.


There will be Breakfast and Lunch vending will be available. Water, Coffee, Tea and Hot Coco will be available.

Event Schedule

Open weight athletes that preregistered do not need to check in.

Please check back for updated schedule and arrive early to warm up and prepare for your race!

Lightweight weigh-ins start at 7:00 AM.
Erg assignments will be posted at the event.

Location Information

The Armory entrance is located on N. 33rd St. between Market and Arch steets.