2-4th JULY 2021
It's been a while since we got the whole community together on the TURF so we decided to ramp it up a little!
We are buzzing to announce the dates of the 2021 London Summer Festival, the initial formats and categories as well as our HUGE new venue. This year, it won't be 1 day, or 2 - but 3 days of competition - bringing together the Under Armour Turf Games Community in larger numbers than ever before.
With the most recent announcements from the government we will be going FULL SEND this year - spectators will be in full force - the atmosphere is going to be BIG!
Read below to find out about dates, team entry details and more. We will be releasing loads more details including some exciting new fitness concepts and experiences over the coming months...stay tuned!
The new home of the Turf Games London Summer Festival is Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, in Ealing, West London W13. This huge venue has an array of state of the art facilities that allow us to introduce new elements to enhance the Summer Games experience for competitors and spectators alike.
With 2 side by side 3G pitches, another 3G training pitch as well as various other fields, a brand new 2,500 seat stadium, VIP bars plus more - we are looking forward to bringing our community to this amazing new space.
EVERYDAY + ELITE DIVISION TEAM ENTRY GOES LIVE THURSDAY MARCH 4TH @ 9AM GMT
ELITE + EVERYDAY TEAMS
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Team entry for Everyday and Elite teams goes live on Thursday 4th March - click on the link in the gold button above. Team entry for the 2021 London Summer Festival for Everyday and Elite teams is £400 (5 athletes - £80 per athlete).
ENTER WITH CONFIDENCE
Team entry is FULLY refundable can be rolled over, no questions asked if -
- the event is postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19.
- You or a team mate needs to self isolate due to COVID-19 meaning your team can't compete.
- Travel restrictions are still in place or put in place meaning you are unable to get to the event.
We want everyone to know that the Turf Games will do everything we can to deliver a safe and fun event while ensuring your money is safe should COVID-19 get in the way.
TEAM ENTRY PROCESS
When you enter, you will buy a team entry for £400. You then have up until the event date to link your other 4 team mates to your team. You do NOT need to know or enter your team mates names when you purchase the team. Upon buying your team, all you need to know is -
- What division and category are you entering (Everyday/Elite and male/female/mixed).
- Either set up an account before hand or on 4th March HERE.
- Have a team name sorted (you can change this up until a few weeks before the event).
We had many teams roll from 2020 so team spots, particular in some categories are limited, so make sure you are quick to avoid missing out.
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. A person who sets up an account on Team Aretas as a 'male' cannot buy a female team and vice versa.
If you rolled your team over from the London 2020 Summer Festival, you will not need to do anything yet. Your team is already entered. We have been in touch about ensuring you have the right athletes linked and further details.
The below is the key info so far on the Summer Festival. There are alot more exciting announcements to come over the coming months so make sure you don't miss out.
The 2021 London Summer Festival will take place from 2nd - 4th July
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - 2ND JULY
Competing: All Corporate teams + All Elite Teams
This year, like 2019, we will have running side by side our annual Corporate Charity Cup and our Elite teams Friday Night Lights workout.
Corporate Charity Cup Information
It's time to unite the London and UK corporate community in a fun functional fitness charity competition all in the name of raising money for some great causes. Friday will play host to our second Corporate Charity Cup, starting at 4pm and going through to 9pm. Corporate teams will go head to head across a series of 4 x 10 minute workouts. Think adult sports day. We listened to feedback from our first corporate event in 2019, and will make sure the workouts are less technical and more 'fun' - no barbells, no heavy weights. Teamwork and tactics will be the key strategies in these workouts. Bring down your whole office to cheer you on while you work out and to enjoy the bars and street food on offer.
Mixed teams of up to 6 athletes. 5 athletes will be competing at a time so you can have a sub to spread the workload around (if you wish).
Teams will be challenged with raising as much money as they can for our nominated charity partners. We ask that each team aims to raise a minimum of £300. All team members are ideally employees of the company they are representing. Two companies can join forces if they wish. Any questions please email us.
TWO CHANCES TO WIN - For every £500 you raise as a team up until 2nd July, you will get a 1/2 bonus point for competition day. At the Corporate Charity Cup on 2nd July, there will be two winners - the team that has the best score after the 4 events on the day and also the team that has the highest combined score (event results + fund raising points).
We are proud to one again be partnering with LAUREUS - SPORT FOR GOOD, as our major charity partner.
TEAM ENTRY FOR CORPORATE WILL GO ON SALE MID APRIL
ELITE ATHLETE 'FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS' - This was one of the highlights of the Summer Festival - Like 2019, we will again be kicking off the Elite workouts under lights. Athletes are to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their heat time with the first heat starting at 6.15pm and last heat at 8.15pm. This workout will have a 25 minute time cap and if you have competed at a Turf Games before, you know how much fun this workout is (tip: think 'engine').
SATURDAY 3rd JULY
The Divisions and Categories competing on Saturday will be:
- ALL Elite Teams (men's, women's, mixed)
- Everyday MEN
- Everyday WOMEN
SUNDAY 4th JULY
The Divisions and Categories competing on Sunday will be:
- ALL Everyday MIXED Teams
The day will run from 9.30am, with the first heat, until 5pm, with a massive festival atmosphere all day. Your teams exact start and finish times may vary from the above.
All teams will compete in minimum 4 workouts throughout the day.
Everyday + Elite Team entry goes live 9am Thursday 4th March.
Click the below link then navigate to the top right of the screen and hit the 'REGISTER INTEREST' button.
All 3 days will have a festival vibe with multiple bars, street food, brand activation's and unreal music.
Corporate division - will be MIXED teams of 5 (6).
Teams to be either 3 males and 2 females or 3 females and 2 males. This will be one division - similar to an Everyday Athlete division - but more like an adult sports day - no barbell lifts, no heavy weights - just lots of teamwork and lots of fun. Teams can bring an extra male or female athlete as a 'sub' should they wish and use throughout the event - making it a team of 6. Only 5 athletes working at any given time.
Everyday Athlete Division - teams of 5 athletes
MALE - 5 male athletes
FEMALE - 5 female athletes
MIXED - teams of 5 - either 3 males and 2 females or 3 females and 2 males.
Everyday teams can have no more than 2 people who have competed in the 'elite' division/made an elite final previously - at any event. We do ask that you respect the divisions and don't 'stack' your team just to win it.
Elite Athlete Division - teams of 5 athletes
MALE - 5 male athletes
FEMALE - 5 female athletes
MIXED - 3 males and 2 female athletes ONLY
Yep - it's back! Enter as an individual and we will do our best to put you in a team of your choice - mixed, male or female. The perfect way to get involved and meet great people. This is available for the EVERYDAY Athlete category only. Free Agent entry will be £85 and will be purchased at www.turfgames.com.
GETTING TO THE VENUE
There is parking at the venue. Each team will be allocated 1 car park. Closer to the event we will be in touch to confirm if your team requires the car park or not. All spaces not required will be made available to other teams.
Ealing Broadway Tube (District + Central Line) and Overground Train station is 3km down the road - so either a 25 minute walk, short bus ride or short taxi away.
We will have some parking for spectators as well. Availability in the venue will be communicated closer to the time.
There is also parking available in the streets surrounding the venue.
Want to volunteer as a judge or crew member to help make the 2021 London Summer Festival amazing? We are on the lookout for people to join our team in roles such as master judge, judge, crew, equipment set up and more. Everyone who joins will be kitted out in Under Armour Gear, receive food and snacks all day and also a Optimum Nutrition pack. It doesn't matter whether you are a seasoned fitness competition expert or it's your first time, we would love to have you.
We will also have car parking for any member of our team over the weekend.
Competing on Saturday or Sunday? Why not be part of the Turf Games team on the other day :)
We are buzzing to welcome back spectators to the event this year. We upgraded our Summer Festival venue to 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.
WHICH DIVISION TO ENTER
We know the majority of you have been working out at home on and off for the past 12 months mainly doing bodyweight or resistance style workouts. With gyms opening (hopefully) by Easter, it gives you 12 weeks to ramp up your training. We will take this into account when designing workouts. Expect to see workouts, particularly in the Everyday category, that will have more of an intensity and conditioning focus -
The Everyday Athlete category is designed so that ANYONE who enjoys fitness, no matter what level, can get involved and contribute to their team. There will be nothing too heavy or movements 'unachievable' that your team will not be able to complete. Workouts will challenge people in different ways depending on their strengths and weaknesses so be prepared for a little sweat and hard work - but we are all here for a fun challenge right?
All Everyday teams will compete in 4 workouts, maximum 14 minutes in length, with Elite teams competing in 5 workouts of various lengths. You will have circa 90 minutes between workouts to recover and enjoy the festival.
Not sure which Division you should enter? Please see below for guidance on what you should be able to do in order to take part - (this is a guide only, all weights and times below are female/male).
We ask that you please respect the Divisions - please don't 'stack' your team with great athletes and enter the Everyday category.
If you are wanting to be on the TURF and a part of the summer festival, have an epic day out in the sun 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.
- 10 x DB Snatch - 12.5kg/17.5kg
- 30sec Assault bike - 5/10 calories
- 20m Dead Ball Carry - 20kg/40kg
- 4 Dead Ball to Shoulder - 20/40kg
- 6 x Barbell Shoulder Press - 25kg/40kg
- 8 x Deadlift - 50kg/80kg
- 1km Row/Ski sub - 5.30min/4.30min
Everyday Athlete teams are permitted to have a maximum of 2 athletes who have competed in the ELITE DIVISION previously.
Want to push yourself a little further to see how far your team can go across a range of fun but tougher workouts and challenges and potentially win some big prizes - lock in the Elite category!
- 10 x DB Snatch - 15kg/22.5kg
- 30sec Assault bike - 8/14 calories
- 20m Dead Ball Carry - 40kg/60kg
- 4 Dead Ball to Shoulder - 30/50kg
- 8 x Shoulder Barbell Push Press/Front Squat - 35kg/50kg
- 8 x Deadlift - 60kg/100kg
- 1km Row/Ski sub - 4.30min/3.45min
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