2020 IS NOT OVER YET
Given there is still a number of months left till the end of the year, and it isn't in Turf Games DNA to sit idle, we are super excited to launch the first Under Armour Turf Games Pairs 'COMBINE'.
WHAT IS THE TURF GAMES 'COMBINE'?
You've been TRAINING for months - now it is time to add in TACTICS and TEAMWORK and get back on the TURF. The Turf Games Combine is a Pairs competition where we visit 6+ gyms across the UK, starting on October 3rd and culminating in a final on December 12th. Athletes will compete in 4 workouts across a COMBINE testing various aspects of their fitness in a fun, competition style format. Each pair will be on the TURF for between 50 and 70 minutes to complete their workouts and have their scores on our LIVE! leaderboard.
The 'COMBINE' will be a PAIRS competition
- Male (M/M)
- Female (F/F)
- Mixed (1M/1F)
Each location will be a 'stand alone' event. The winning pair from each of the above 3 categories at each location and date, will progress to the London final on December 12th at CrossFit Putney.
This will be a 'one level' competition - with any weight that we stipulate (like DBs, KBs etc) being at an EVERYDAY level. On finals day, the weights will step up a notch to more of an Elite level. There will be no Olympic lifting or gymnastic movements in these events.
Each workout will be judged and will have scores on our LIVE! Leaderboard.
Pairs that win a COMBINE, but compete in multiple events - the event that 'qualifies' them for the 12th December final is the first event they win. Should they win a second event, the team that comes second at that event will qualify for the final.
If an athlete has already qualified and competes at another COMBINE with another partner and qualifies again with that pair, they will have the choice as to which pair they compete with in the final. If one athlete from a winning pair can't compete in the final - the team spot will be given to the team that came second at their qualifying event. Qualified teams can't 'sub' athletes in for the final.
Athletes can qualify in a men's and mixed final team, or a women's and mixed final team and compete in both on 12th December.
DATES & LOCATIONS
3rd October - LONDON, CrossFit Putney - CLICK HERE - SOLD OUT
ENTRY FOR THE BELOW LAUNCHING 6th OCTOBER
17th October - LONDON , Rosslyn Park, comp from 13.45pm - @tiocrossfit - SOLD OUT
7th November, Leicester, XINX Fitness, comp from 12.30pm - @xinx_fitness - SOLD OUT
8th November, Worcester, FIT3SIXTY, comp from 10.30am - @fit3sixty - SOLD OUT
28th November, Liverpool, UTS Liverpool, comp from 12.30pm - @utsgym - SOLD OUT
31st October - MCP Manor, SW 1 London - SOLD OUT
14th November - TBC
21st November, WIT HOUSE LDN, London, comp from 10am
5th December - TBC
WHO CAN DO THE COMBINE?
This series of events is open to anyone and everyone - Turf Games rookies, those who had signed up for their first Turf Games this Summer, seasoned athletes and everyone in between. We want to give people something to train for, have some fun, be part of a community and meet some great people along the way (and win some prizes)
These are the 4 workouts that we programmed for COMBINE #1. Workouts will vary lightly between locations, but will maintain a similar structure to the below in terms of tests. To view COMBINE #1 leaderboard - CLICK HERE
Each athlete has their own rower and ski erg
Score = For Time
10 min time cap
1 Athlete preforms a 3RM Push Press
1 Athlete preforms a 3RM Front Squat
Score = Athlete 1 lift + Athlete 2 lift
Each athlete gets two attempts to establish their longest broad jump
Score = Both athletes longest jumps added together
10 min time cap - AMRAP. 1 athlete working at a time. Athletes can switch out at anytime.
40 burpees to plate
30 DB Snatch (20kg/12.5kg)
20 Box Jump Overs (24"/20")
10 Echo Bike cals
Score = total reps
HOW DOES EACH LOCATION/COMBINE WORK?
Teams will book in a start time for their COMBINE. There will be up to 3 pairs on each workout. Teams will 'waterfall' through the workouts according to their start time. For example, you book in for a 2pm start - workout 1 will be 2pm, workout 2 - 2.15pm, workout 3 - 2.30pm and workout 4 - 2.45pm. So your pair will be competing for 55 minutes. You will need to arrive 30 minutes before your start time.
Workouts may vary from location to location depending on that locations equipment and space. The 'tests' may also vary in terms of length depending on location.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
We are firming up the calender over the next few weeks and will announce more dates soon. For dates that are live you can click above to book your space. Check back here regularly as we will be adding more dates throughout October and November very soon
We will be implementing full COVID guidelines. Each pair will operate in their two person 'bubble' throughout their workouts. During the workouts - pairs will be 1m+ apart. Everyone else will be socially distanced. Equipment will be cleaned after each pair has used it with each pair having their own equipment so there is no sharing. The following will be implemented -
WHAT DO ATHLETES GET AT EACH COMBINE...
The cost per pair will start at £45 (£22.50 each) earlybird for each event - and will vary depending on location. Teams that qualify for the final will - the cost will be £45 per pair and will come with some added UA gear. All Athletes that sign up, as part of their entry, will receive
- Exclusive Under Armour Turf Games top*
- Optimum Nutrition Athlete sample supplement pack
- 1 FREE month of either Turf Games 'BUILD' or 'AT HOME' Online Programme
- Under Armour Turf Games Athlete Wrist Band
*Athletes who compete in multiple COMBINES will only receive an UA top at their first event.
The Champion Pairs on 12th December of each category will receive £200 cash plus a prize pack from our partners. Teams who finish second and third will also receive a partner prize pack.
Randomly throughout October & November, we will choose pairs who have taken part in the COMBINE to be selected for prize packs from our partners including Under Armour Turf Games gear, supplements from Optimum Nutrition and more.
WANT TO JUDGE AT ANY OF THE EVENTS?
We are on the lookout for 10 judges at each location. All judges will receive an Under Armour Turf Games outfit plus snacks for the day and one free month to one of our rolling monthly online training programmes - BUILD or AT HOME. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject - COMBINE JUDGE
WANT TO HOST THE COMBINE AT YOUR GYM?
We are keen to get out to gyms anywhere in the UK, bring the Turf Games concept and meet more of the functional fitness community - Scotland, Northern Ireland, Midlands, Devon, Manchester, Liverpool and beyond. The COMBINE can be on a Saturday or Sunday - or even a Friday Night Lights. If you would like to host one please do send us an email to email@example.com with subject - COMBINE LOCATION - and we will be in touch for more info.
Can I compete at multiple 'COMBINES'?
Yes of course. You could compete at as many as you like to try and give you a chance to qualify for the finals. You could even compete as, for example, male pair at one location, and mixed pair at another location.
If I don't win the COMBINE I attend, is there any other prizes to win?
Yes, we will be awarding random prizes from our partners throughout October and November to various pairs who take part.
ARE YOU IN?