Read below to find out about dates, team entry details and more. We will be releasing loads more details over the coming weeks and months... stay tuned!
We are excited to announce that the 2022 Gold Coast Turf Games Summer Festival will be hosted at the -
GOLD COAST RECREATION CENTRE
Located adjacent to the world famous Tallebudgera Creek and beach. This huge venue has an array of state of the art, brand new facilities that allow us to introduce new elements to enhance the Summer Games experience for competitors and spectators alike.
With a large field, access to the beach, swimming pool and more, we are looking forward to putting together our first TURF n SURF event on the Gold Coast.
Want to roll out of bed onto the Turf? There is some accommodation available on site at the venue - if you are interested in this please find more information HERE.
The festival will be held over the weekend of -
- Saturday 1st October
- Sunday 2nd October
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.
TEAM ENTRY IS LIVE!
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 we get gyms entering up to 15 teams for our Summer Festival 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 Gold Coast Summer Festival surrounded by thousands of others cheering you on.
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, overhead barbell squats
Please note there will NOT be long distance open water swimming in any division. Please see below
Intermediate / Elite divisions - given the proximity to the beach and creek there will be water work. However, this will not be in 'deep water', long distance, ocean swimming. It may involve running up to waist deep water, across to a marker, then back into the beach. For example - out 30m into the surf, across 50m, then back in
Everyday divisions - will not have ocean/surf swimming in their workouts. Like the above, there may be entering the water up to thigh/waist water around markers and then back in.
There is a 25m pool at the venue which may be used in a workout. Minimum 2 athletes per team should be able to swim 2 x 25m lengths. If more people in a team can swim, then it may allow you to break up the workout better to maximise your score.
Any water work that is not in the pool will be 100% weather dependent and in the event of bad weather, consultation with SLSQ and athletes will be undertaken as athlete safety is our 100% priority.
Please see below with information as to which division you should enter. We ask that you respect that divisions.
Elite + Intermediate Teams will compete on both - Saturday + Sunday (1st + 2nd)
Everyday Teams will compete on - Saturday only (1st only)
SATURDAY - GAME DAY 1 - 1st October
Gates open 8am, first heat 9.15am, heats finished by 4.30pm
SUNDAY - GAME DAY 2 - 2nd October
Gates open 7.15am, first heat 8.00am, heats finished by 1pm. Podiums 1.30pm
Team entry price will be :-
Elite + Intermediate teams - $840 / team of 6 ($140 each athlete)
Everyday teams - $690 / team of 6 ($115 each athlete)
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 Gold Coast Turf n Surf 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 email@example.com.
Elite + Intermediate Divisions - will compete in a minimum 6 workouts across the two days. Workouts will range from 5 minutes to 25 minute time cap workouts and will test all aspects of fitness from strength, power, conditioning and endurance.
Everyday Division - will compete in 4 workouts on Saturday 1st October. These workouts will have test your teamwork with more of a conditioning focus with a smaller element of strength/power.
Any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. We may also be able to help out with accommodation if you are travelling from out of town. Please click HERE to find out more and put your name down to be part of Team Turf!
SEE YOU ON THE TURF ON THE GOLD COAST
Will spectators be allowed?
Of course, it wouldn't be a festival without a cheer squad. The Gold Coast Recreation centre is a huge venue which will allow more people to come along, have a great weekend, support their mates or just enjoy the food, drinks, music and atmosphere of the festival - it is a weekend not to be missed. Spectators entry will be going on sale early May. Make sure you are signed up to our email and follow us on Instagram so you don't miss out.
How do I enter my team?
When you enter, you will buy a team spot in the Division - Elite, Intermediate or Everyday - you want to enter. At time of purchase, all you need is - 1. A card to purchase the entry 2. A team name (which can be changed leading up to the event) Either set up an account before hand or on 24th March on Team Aretas (https://team-aretas.com? Please note, you don't need to link or know who your other 5 team mates will be when you buy the team. You then have up until the event date to link your other 5 team mates to your team. However, we advise you link your team mates as soon as possible so they receive all the event key info leading into the event • Please note, you can only buy one team per email address/account on Team Aretas. If you are wanting to enter multiple teams for your friends or your gym then you will need to have different email addresses set up or get some others to buy the team.
I've never 'competed' in a fitness comp before, can I take part!?
100% - this is why Turf Games started. A huge number of people who have done the Turf Games - be it in London, Dubai, Sydney or LA - we were there very first fitness comp. They signed up, they trained with there team and they took to the TURF. We must warn you, once you do one - you will be addicted. Make sure you read the 3 Divisions guidance and enter the division for you. If you are new to fitness comps, and only train say 2 or 3 times a week - sign up to the Everyday Division.
Can adaptive athletes take part?
Yes. Please email us with any specific questions and we can discuss how the workouts can be adjusted so you can take to the TURF and have fun surrounded by the amazing community.
Want to be a crew or judge on the TURF Team?
We will be recruiting great people to join our team as judges or crew. Our events would not happen without our incredible team of volunteers. You will get a free Turf Games tee, food, drinks and some other goodies from our partners. If you are travelling from out of town, we will be able to help out with accommodation for the Friday or Saturday night. JUDGE - you will be right in the middle of the action all weekend. You given a full briefing about your workout and everything needed to ensure you can rep (or no rep) athletes. Experience is great, but we can teach you everything you need to know. CREW - you will be helping out with athlete registration, equipment moving, general marshalling, athlete questions or any other tasks that need to be looked after. Sound like you? Keep an eye out for the sign up form coming soon.
Will there be prizes?
Yes! The winning Elite team will win cash. The winning Intermediate and Everyday teams (1st place) will win prizes from our partners.