Annual Rowathon

Updated Friday September 22, 2017 by NRC.

2017 - This year we held the rowathon during the Heritage Festival in downtown Northville, September 15-17.  The rowathon not only helps to raise money for our team, but also to raise awareness within our community that the sport of rowing is a great option for Northville High School students. This venue gave us a lot more visibility and the opportunity to raise additional funds and it was a great success. We will definitely be back next year!

A very big thank you goes out to our generous sponsors and individual donors!

You may also direct sponsors and friends to donate here directly:

Thank you for your support!
Northville Rowing Club 


2016 - For the past few years, Rowers collected pledges from family, friends and community members – just like you see for a bowl-a-thon or walk-a-thon. In addition, each rower chose several Northville businesses to approach for sponsorship of the event. As rowing is a club activity rather than a school sponsored sport, NRC relies on the financial support of its members and the community. To raise funds, the rowers took to their rowing machines (ergometers) to downtown Northville with the goal of rowing over four hundred miles from Detroit to Mackinac. Thirty-four rowers took one-hour shifts on ten rowing machines – most athletes rowing at least twice, a few rowing three times – and completed over 415 miles for the cause. Rowing for two hours isn’t uncommon for these student athletes. “Since we were giving up practice time for this event, I wanted the rowers to get a real workout,” said the Head Coach. “I wanted them to work hard, raise awareness of the sport and also raise money.”

This year's Rowathon was Saturday, October 15th in the Stampeddler Courtyard in downtown Northville from 10am - 4pm. Thank you all for supporting our team!

Click below to donate to our cause. We use the funds to directly purchase boats for our club and to fund any necessary team equipment and/or repairs. Thank you for your support!
Northville Rowing Club  

Thank you to all of our generous 2016 business sponsors!

Also special thanks to the Buckhave's for donating the location for us to hold our event, and to Jimmy John's for donating subs.

Fall 2015 Rowathon

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for your generous donations! 

Fall 2014 Rowathon

Thanks to the generous support of the Northville community, the Northville Rowing Club (NRC) raised over $7,000 this past weekend during their annual Row-a-thon.  

Advanced Periodontics
Alpine Cleaners
Bailey and Shamoun
Celebrity Pets Co.
Custard Time
Dolfin Marine
Expressions Music
Great Harvest
Health Jones
Honey Tree
Intuitive Marketing and Engineering
Island Realty
Jacks barber shop
KB Jewelers
Kelly and Kelly
LECOLE Planners
McNutt Dental
Michigan Custom Builder
MKC Kitchens
Northville Barbers
Northville Sports Den
Patti Mullen Remerica
Performance Edge Dance Company
Rebecca's Family Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Russell Design
Sizzling Sticks
Starring Gallery
Stitching Post
Tom Holzer Ford
Varsity Lincoln
Vision IT


Fall 2013 Rowathon

Not only did the team row the distance from Detroit to Mackinac Island on the ergs, they went 23,000 meters past for a total of 667.870 meters...that's 415 miles in just 8 hours with a total of over $6300 raised!!  Awesome job, everyone!!

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for your generous donations!


Rowathon InformationNEW.pdf
Rowathon Pledge Cards.pdf