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Holiday Challenge 2017 November 23–December 24

Stay in shape over the holidays and begin preparing for spring races by participating in the Holiday Erg Challenge!  

Rowing  Erg, SkiErg and/or BikeErg for 100,000 meters or 200,000 meters between November 23 and 11:59 p.m. December 24.   (Erg  only;  on-water not included. You can combine meters from each machine but BikeErg meters are counted as half).

Registration is easy : visit and follow directions to create an online logbook and register with Lake Purdy Rowing Association. Then enter all of your meters into your online logbook and see how your progress compares to other LPRA competitors!

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Masters Group Sessions

This winter, Masters meet for group rowing sessions on Friday and Saturday  mornings beginning at 8:30am.  Any member is invited to come out during those times if you prefer to row when you know others will be there.  Please reserve boats at

Cold Water Precautions

Loss of muscle control can occur quickly and dramatically anytime lake temperature falls below 80 degrees, and is exceedingly dangerous below 50 degrees, so it is critical to call for help!  

Always carry a cell phone in a waterproof container, clipped into the boat, with the Fishing Office number (205/991-9107) programmed into your contacts. 

If you flip in cold water without a launch present, immediately call the Fishing Office for a rescue and climb onto the capsized boat to get as much of your body out of the water as possible - heat loss is 25 times greater in the water.

Hypothermia is a life-threatening emergency!  Any LPRA rower who exhibits any symptoms of hypothermia - intense shivering, numbness, clumsiness, confusion - must receive emergency medical treatment.  Call 911 immediately!

Support LPRA with Planet Fundraiser


Want to help LPRA by doing the fun things you already do every day? Join Planet Fundraiser today, and make Lake Purdy Rowing Association your cause!

Here is just how easy it is to support us on Planet Fundraiser:
1. Download the FREE mobile application from the Apple App Store ( or Google Play Store (
2. Signup and shop at participating merchants.
3. Using the App, send in a picture of your receipt  
4. LPRA  receives a portion of your expenditure!

Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit LPRA!

Simply select “Lake Purdy Rowing Association” as your charity, then just remember to alway shop at and 0.5% of the price of all your eligible purchases will be donated to LPRA!

Lake Purdy Rowing Association

Lake Purdy Rowing Association (LPRA) is a member of the United States Rowing Association and a 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization formed in 2013 to give people throughout Greater Birmingham the opportunity to participate in the sport of rowing.  LPRA offers adult Learn-to-Row classes each summer, conducts year-round programs for member recreational and competitive masters, and sponsors Birmingham Area Youth Rowing and Samford University Crew.

LPRA's mission is to nurture a passion for both rowing and sculling in people of all ages,  focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and commitment to being good environmental stewards of the Lake Purdy Reservoir.

LPRA Lake Purdy Rowing Association

LPRA Lake Purdy Rowing Association

3780 Boat Launch Road, Birmingham AL 35242