We are excited to be back on the Gold Coast for round 2 - this time bigger and better than the last.  We will again be at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre on Tallebudgera Creek - the ultimate functional fitness playground.

The 2023 festival will be held over the weekend of 30/09 - 01/10.  Please see relevant info below.


Gold Coast Recreation Centre - 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221, Australia. Right on Tallebudgera Creek.




CLICK HERE to get yours for either Saturday or Sunday, or a weekend ticket.  We will have a screen showing the AFL grand final on the Saturday afternoon, sponsored by Sippy Lager. Come along and enjoy an unreal weekend.



Heat times are live, click below for your division and find your team.  Please disregard any times on the website TEAM ARETAS - the times you are working out are in the below links. Please arrive at the arena at least 10 minutes before your start time.






CLICK HERE for onsite accommodation options. 



Like our 2022 Gold Coast Summer Festival, there will be 3 Divisions to enter - 

  • Everyday - compete Saturday only
  • Intermediate - compete Sat + Sun
  • Elite - compete Sat + Sun

All teams will be 6 athletes and must be made up of 3 male + 3 female athletes


When team entry goes live, all you need to do is buy your team. It isn't required that you know, or link your other 5 athletes to the team upon purchase - this can be done at a later date. You will need to give you team a name - don't worry - this can be changed up until 4 weeks before the competition.

Can I buy multiple teams? Short answer is YES! However, you can only buy one team per account on Team Aretas. So if you want to buy multiple teams you either need multiple accounts on Team Aretas (different email address), or have some friends, members purchase the other teams.


The below weights are assuming you can perform multiple reps at these weights (5-8 reps)  

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 man 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, butterfly or kipping pull ups.


There will be pool swimming for all divisions.  Athletes should be able to swim minimum 1 x 25m length.  Please note the pool is shallow - 1.2m to 1.5m deep, if you are unable to swim a full length in the Everyday or Intermediate divisions, you can stand up and walk.  Elite athletes will need to be able to swim minimum 25m - no walking.

Elite Teams should have 3 athletes who can swim a short distance in the surf around markers and back in.

 Please see below with information as to which division you should enter. We ask that you respect that divisions. 


SATURDAY - GAME DAY 1 - 30th September

Saturday 30/09, heats from 8.30am until 5pm, teams competing will be

  • ALL Teams

SUNDAY - GAME DAY 2 - 1st October

Sunday 9th July, heats from 7.15am until 2.30pm, teams competing will be

  • ALL Intermediate + Elite Teams


Team entry will be

  • Everyday Teams (Saturday only) -  $750 (6 athletes @ $125)
  • Intermediate + Elite Teams (Sat + Sun) - $990 (6 athletes @ $165)

*Team entry is non-refundable unless the event date is changed or the event is cancelled 


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.  


This is our ENTRY LEVEL division - for those who are new to fitness comps - maybe competed a handful of times, 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 as an athlete 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).  Everyday teams should not have more than 1 PT/coach in their team.  if you are wanting to enter a team with your clients who also fit the Everyday athlete criteria (you must as well) this is acceptable - however you must not have multiple PT/coaches in your team

Everyday Athlete teams are permitted to have -

  • Maximum one athlete who has competed in an Intermediate Division at a Turf Games before.
  • No athlete who has competed in the Elite Division is permitted to compete in the Everyday Division
  • Maximum 2 athlete who have won an Everyday Category previously

Example of people who should enter the everyday category are -

  • First timers to fitness comps, or have only competed for 'fun' a few times
  • Those who train a few times a week
  • Those who work in office/non fitness jobs, enjoy teamwork and a rewarding challenge.

Please note, if your team finished in the top 5 spots at the Gold Coast Summer  in the Everyday Division -  you should seriously consider competing in Intermediate Division at Winter.

The winning Everyday teams will win some prizes from our partners 


Those athletes and teams who have competed in fitness comps before or come from a sport / fitness background.  Athletes are keen to test their metal in the Intermediate category and see if they can top the tables.  You've won or podiumed at a comp before in an Everyday or similar style level - it is now time to step up.

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 small partner prizes for this category, no cash prize.


Athletes and teams who are the best of the best - there aren't any holes in your game! You want to vie for the top spot and be crowned the undisputed best team on the Turf at the 2023 Gold Coast Summer Festival.  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


We had such an amazing team on the Goldie for our 2022 event and we can't wait to meet more great people this year.  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 drinks, snacks and food all weekend as well as a Turf Games top. It's a weekend not to be missed.  if needed, accomodation onsite is also included for the days you are on the team. Please click HERE to find out more and put your name down to be part of Team Turf!


Turf Games is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland.