Read below to find out about dates, team entry details and more about our Turf Games City Series 2023.
We are excited to announce that the 2023 Dubai Turf Fitness City Series will be hosted back at the -
ISD Stadium, located in Sport City, Dubai - this huge facility has an array of facilities that allow us to test all athletes and to enhance the experience for competitors and spectators alike.
With a large field and track, plus great viewing grandstand, we are looking forward to putting together this years event back at ISD Dubai.
The Mixed teams of 6 competition will be held on -
- Friday Night Lights 10th November - 5.30 - 8pm (Elite Teams Only)
- Saturday 11th November (All teams)
Please see below information on competing days for different divisions.
Please scroll right to the bottom of the page to see some FAQs.
This will be a MIXED Teams only comp. Each team will be made up of 6 athletes - 3 males + 3 females.
There will be a choice of 3 Divisions to enter
Please see information below on what you should be able to do in order to take part in each division.
Intermediate / Everyday Divisions - there will be NO swimming at this years event
Elite Division - there will be a swimming event on the beach in association with the Dubai Fitness Challenge at their Kite Beach location. Minimum 4 athletes will need to swim a distance between 60m and 150m.
As below - an example layout of the beach workout will be - one swim will be out 20m to the first green marker, across 20m to the other green marker, then back into the beach. Athletes will be able to 'water' run most, if not all of this portion of the 'green marker' leg. Second swim is out 40m to first yellow marker, across 20m to next yellow marker, then back into the beach. Final swim is out 60m to the red marker, across 20m to red marker then back into the beach. 2 athletes per team will going around each set of markers.
The below weights are assuming you can perform multiple reps at these weights (5-8 reps).
AKBS = American kettlebell swings / RKBS = Russian kettlebell swings
TTB = Toes to bar / STOH = Shoulder to Overhead.
The list above is a guide only and is not exhaustive, the listed movements may or may not appear in the comp. There may be other movements like sled pushes, 2/4 person worm movements, different barbell movements plus more, included in the workouts.
Please note there will NOT be, in any division - muscle ups, HSPU, handstand walks, barbell snatch, overhead DB/barbell squats.
Please see below with information as to which division you should enter. We ask that you respect that divisions.
FRIDAY NIGHT - 10th
Elite Teams only - Friday Night Lights from 5.30pm until 8.30pm
SATURDAY - GAME DAY
Doors will open at ISD stadium at 8.45am ready for team check in and warm up.
All teams will be be competing on Saturday 11th November
Elite Teams -
- 8am until 10.30am Kite Beach
- 11.30am until 6pm at ISD
Intermediate Teams + Everyday Teams -
- 9.45am until 6pm
- If you first heat is 9.45am, your last heat will be finished at 4.10pm
Team entry price will be :-
Elite Teams - $480 USD / Team of 6 ($80 each athlete)
Intermediate + Everyday teams - $420 / team of 6 ($70 each athlete)
We have some big prizes on offer for teams who make the podium at this years team event.
The Champion Elite Team will win $3,000usd cash
Elite 2nd Place Team will win $1,500usd cash
Elite 3rd Place Team will win $500usd cash
The Champion Intermediate + Everyday Teams will win prizes from our partners
Intermediate + Everyday 2nd + 3rd Place Teams will win a smaller prize pack from our partners
WHICH DIVISION SHOULD WE ENTER?
More than ever, with the large number of people taking part in Turf Games, we ask that you respect the divisions and enter the appropriate division to your teams level of functional fitness.
EVERYDAY ATHLETE DIVISION
This is our entry level division - for those who are new to fitness comps - maybe competed once or twice before, work out a few times a week.
If you are wanting to be on the TURF, have an epic day out with your friends, throw around a few high fives and enjoy the atmosphere - but ultimately have a FUN SOCIAL day - this division is for you. At the end of the comp, you will learn about yourself and your fitness and be able to go away and sharpen your strengths and build on your weaknesses.
If you have a sport back ground and work in the fitness industry (PT/CF Coach, own a gym etc), you should and need to be entering the Intermediate or Elite category - scroll down to read.
Example of people who should enter the everyday category are -
- First timers to fitness comps, or have only competed for 'fun' a couple of times
- Those who train a few times a week
- Those who work in office/non fitness jobs, enjoy teamwork and a rewarding challenge.
The winning Everyday team will win some prizes from our partners
INTERMEDIATE ATHLETE CATEGORY
Those athletes and teams who have competed in fitness comps before or come from a sport / fitness background. Athletes are up for a challenge and are keen to test their metal in the the Intermediate category and see if they can top the tables.
If you are a PT/CF Coach or have a seasoned sporting background - this category is for you. Workouts will be very similar to the Elite category, the big difference will be the level of team you will be up against and the weight set on some movements. There will be partner prizes for the winner of this category, no cash prize.
ELITE ATHLETE CATEGORY
Athletes and teams who are the best of the best - there aren't any holes in your game! You want to vie for top spot and be crowned the undisputed best team on the Turf at the 2022 Dubai Fitness City Series. You will be in the running to win some big prizes including cash and spots at our international Turf Games events. You are on the TURF to really push yourself and want to go all in - just like the way you train!
Please respect the categories and ensure that your team enters the right category to make it a fair and fun competition for all. Any eligibility questions or queries on which team you should enter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WANT TO BRING YOUR COMMUNITY TO THE TURF?
We want to encourage as many gyms and communities to bring a big crew to compete on the TURF ... we promise it will be the best weekend of fitness and fun you have had! In London and Australia we get gyms entering up to 10 teams for our comps and we know how much of an unreal time they have.
What better way to celebrate your community and all the hard work on the gym floor then on at the Turf Dubai City Series surrounded by thousands of others cheering you on.
Elite Division - will compete in workouts both Friday night and Saturday. Workouts will range from 10 minutes to 30 minute time cap workouts and will test all aspects of fitness from strength, power, conditioning and endurance.
Intermediate Divisions+ Everyday Division - will compete in 4 workouts on Saturday 11th November. These workouts will have test your teamwork ensuring that the team that works together as a cohesive unit, will stand atop the podium.
Any questions please email email@example.com
Our amazing events would not be what they are without our incredible team of volunteers. Everyone who joins the team over the weekend will receive a Turf Games top, as well as receive drinks, snacks and food all weekend. It's a weekend not to be missed. Want to join the team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid Week: Training Sessions
Like previous years, we will be hitting up Dubai's best gyms and locations for some fun team training sessions - and of course it will include the famous beach workout. These are open for anyone to get involved - whether you are a Dubai resident or flown in from another country. Full details of each session will be released closer to the time. These will be held on Mon 6 Nov - Thur 9 Nov.