Read below to find out more about what is happening at this year's London Summer Festival!
Want to know who is doing what when? Click below to see the heat times for all divisions at the London Summer Festival.
VENUE OPENING TIMES
Below are the times the venue opens and closes each day.
- 4pm until 9pm Friday
- 8am until 10pm on Saturday
- 8.15am until 6pm on Sunday
Not competing this year but want to support, watch the action, and enjoy the festival vibes? You can purchase spectator tickets HERE.
Children under the age of 16 do not need a spectator ticket. The venue has a strict no dogs policy.
A reminder, if you are competing over the weekend, you do not need a spectator ticket for non competing days. The first time you arrive at the venue you will need to check your team in, collect you wristbands, put it on - this will give you access all weekend.
The home of the Turf Games London Summer Festival is Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, in Ealing, West London W13 0DD.
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 back to this amazing space after an unreal 2021 Summer Festival here.
FOOD, DRINK & THE VENDOR VILLAGE
There will be a range of food available from our partners Heck to Fresh Fitness Food and Phatbird as well as treats from Crosstown Donuts, Jack's Bakery, Acai Girls and Choccy Nut Pot. Brands including Two Chicks, Berry Gardens, Saved, Kitbox, Budgy Smuggler and more will be sampling throughout the weekend.
Our sponsors Under Armour, Optimum Nutrition, Nocco, Samsung, PureSport and Hyperprice will also be on hand to showcase their products and you will find them around the edge of the pitches.
Drinks will be served from the on site container bar and from Jubel's Landrover all weekend long.
With tunes playing from the live DJ, over 2500 athletes competing, and workout action from morning to night, the 2022 London Summer Festival is not to be missed.
TEAM DIVISIONS + CATEGORIES
Like our 2022 London Winter Festival, there will be 3 Divisions to enter -
We will also have 3 categories to choose from -
All teams will be 5 athletes. Elite Mixed Teams must be 3M/2F. Other mixed teams should be 3M / 2F, however, you can have 3F / 2M if you like.
*Team entry is non-refundable unless the event date is changed or the event is cancelled
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.
Please see below with information as to which division you should enter. We ask that you respect that divisions.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - 1st July
Friday 1st July, from 5.30pm until 8.50pm, the teams competing will be -
- ALL Elite Teams
SATURDAY - GAME DAY 1 - 2nd July
Saturday 2nd July, heats from 9.20am until 4.45pm, teams competing will be
- ALL Elite Teams
- EVERYDAY Male + Female Teams
- INTERMEDIATE Male + Female Teams
SUNDAY - GAME DAY 2 - 3rd July
Sunday 3rd July, heats from 9.10am until 4.45pm, teams competing will be
- ALL Everyday Mixed Teams
- ALL Intermediate Mixed Teams
FREE AGENT ENTRY
Is back! Don't have a team but want to take part in the 2022 Summer Festival? We got you. Like our Winter Festival, we will be offering Free Agent entry. You enter by yourself, and we will put you in a team prior to the event. Entries as Free Agent will be available across the Everyday + Intermediate Categories only. Entry for free agent will be on our website - turfgames.com and will be £85.
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 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 weakness's.
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 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 1 athlete who has 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 10 spots at the London Winter Festival 2022 in the Everyday Division - you should be competing in Intermediate Division at Summer.
The winning Everyday teams 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 keen to test their metal in the 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.
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 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 email@example.com.
How do we get to the venue?
There is limited parking at the venue. There is also parking around the streets of the venue. 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.
How do I enter my team?
When you enter, you will buy a team spot in the Division and Category 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) 3. What division and category are you entering (Everyday/Intermediate/Elite and male/female/mixed). Either set up an account before hand or on 3rd February on Team Aretas You don't need - • to link or know who your other 4 team mates will be when you buy the team. You then have up until the event date to link your other 4 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. A person who sets up an account on Team Aretas as a 'male' cannot buy a female team and vice versa.
Are spectators allowed?
Of course, it wouldn't be a festival without a cheer squad. 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 in April. Make sure you are signed up to our email and follow us on Instagram so you don't miss out.
Will there be free athlete tees
At this stage we will not be providing free athlete tops to all athletes.
Will there be prizes?
The winning team of each division will win prizes and free entry to one of our global events. The winning elite teams will also win a cash prize.