UK WINTER FESTIVAL 2022 - LONDON

The Turf Games Winter Festival is back! 

We are excited to be hosting the 2022 festival in London at the iconic venue of PRINTWORKS LONDON. 
 
 

KEY INFO

DATE - Saturday 29th (Elite + Intermediate) + Sunday (Everyday) 30th January
LOCATION - Printworks, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJ
TIMINGS - Athlete arrival from 8am till 5.30pm each day 
   

FORMAT

Mixed Teams of 5
  
DIVISIONS 
Elite + Intermediate - 5 athletes per team, 3M/2F
Everyday  - 5 athletes per team, 3M/2F or 3F/2M

CATEGORIES

We are excited to introduce 1 new category to the Turf Games community.  The 2022 London Winter Festival will have 3 categories to choose from

  1. EVERYDAY
  2. INTERMEDIATE
  3. ELITE 

STANDARDS 

The below weights are assuming you can perform multiple reps at these weights.

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 plus more included in the workouts.

Please note there will NOT be, in any division - muscle ups, HSPU, overhead squats.  

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

HOW TO ENTER

Team entry is open to everyone and anyone - whether this is your first functional fitness comp, first Turf Games, weekend warrior, taken part in multiple Turf Games or a seasoned pro.

Team entry will go live at 10am on Tuesday 16th November.

Team entry will be £400 (£80 / athlete).

Free Agent entry will be £85 / athlete. (see below)

On the 16th November, you don't need to know all your 5 teams mates in order to purchase. You only need to purchase the team, think of a team name (which can be changed) and then get training.  You will need to add your other 4 team mates as soon as you can post purchasing so they will receive all information on the event - team mates can be subbed in / out up to the day before the event.

FREE AGENT ENTRY

Is back! Don't have a team but want to take part in the 2022 Winter Festival? We got you. Like our Summer 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 are only for the Sunday category- Everyday Category.

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 CATEGORY

If you are wanting to be on the TURF and a part of the first event of 2022, 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.

Everyday Athlete teams are permitted to have -

  • Maximum one athlete who has competed in an Elite category at a Turf Games before
  • Maximum 1 athlete who has won an Everyday Category before.
  • If you have a high level sport back ground and work in the fitness industry (PT/CF Coach, own a gym etc), we strongly suggest you consider entering the Intermediate or Elite category.

Example of people who should enter the everyday category are -

  • First timers to fitness comps
  • 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 is deemed to be not suitable for the Everyday Category based on the level of athlete in the team - i.e. does not fit the Everyday Athlete criteria - your team will be deducted points. 

The winning Everyday teams will win some prizes from our partners

Should you move from Everyday to Intermediate?

Please see some weight and aerobic benchmarks to measure your ability and if you should move up to the Intermediate category.  All numbers are in male / female format

If you can hit 4 of the below 6 strength / power metrics - 

  • 500m row (sub 1.45min / 2min)
  • 3RM Deadlift (160kg / 95kg)
  • 3RM Front Squat (85kg / 60kg)
  • 4 x 60/40kg sandbag / dball to shoulder reps
  • 3RM Push Press - (75kg / 45kg)
  • 1RM Ground to Over Head (70kg / 50kg)

and, if you can hit 2 of the 3 below aerobic metrics

  • 2km row time (sub 7.25min / 8.40min)
  • 100 wall balls for time @ 9/6kg (sub 4.40min)
  • 5km run (sub 22min / 25min)

You should be competing in the Intermediate category.

INTERMEDIATE ATHLETE CATEGORY

Those athletes and teams who have competed in fitness comps before or come from a strong sport / fitness background.  Athletes may be able to step up to Elite but 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. There will be small partner prizes for this category, no cash prize.

Should you move from Intermediate to Elite?

Please see some weight and aerobic benchmarks to measure your ability and if you should move up to the Elite category.  All numbers are in male / female format

If you can hit 4 of the below 6 strength / power metrics - 

  • 500m row (sub 1.39min / 1.55min)
  • 3RM Deadlift (170kg / 110kg)
  • 3RM Front Squat (115kg / 80kg)
  • 4 reps x 70/40kg sandbag / dball to shoulder reps
  • 3RM Push Press - (80kg / 60kg)
  • 1RM Ground to Over Head (100kg / 70kg)

and, if you can hit 2 of the 3 below aerobic metrics

  • 2km row time (sub 7.10min / 8.10min)
  • 100 wall balls for time @ 9/6kg (sub 4min)
  • 5km run (sub 21min / 23.30min)

You should be competing in the Elite category.

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 Winter 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, please email team@turfgames.com.

 SEE YOU ON THE TURF!

FAQ

WHICH DIVISION SHOULD I ENTER?

EVERYDAY ATHLETE If you are wanting to be on the TURF and a part of the first event of 2022, 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. Everyday Athlete teams are permitted to have a maximum of 1 athlete who has come in the top 5 at a previous Turf Games competition in the Elite Division, or maximum 2 athletes who have won an Everyday Category before. If you have a high level sport back ground and work in the fitness industry (PT/CF Coach, own a gym etc), we strongly suggest you consider entering the Elite category. Example of people who should enter the everyday category are first timers to fitness comps, those who train a few times a week, people who work in office/non fitness jobs, enjoy teamwork and a rewarding challenge. ELITE ATHLETE Want to push yourself a little further to see how far your team can go across a range of fun but tougher workouts, put your hard work on the training floor to the test in a fitness competition environment and potentially win some big prizes - lock in the Elite category! If you are a serious fitness weekend warrior, have a sports background and are a PT/CF coach, seasoned athlete or semi / pro athlete - lock in the Elite Category! Please note, if your team is deemed to be not suitable for the Everyday Category based on the level of athlete in the team - i.e. does not fit the Everyday Athlete criteria, your team will be deducted points. Any eligibility questions, please email team@turfgames.com

Will spectators be allowed?

Of course - it is going to be a huge weekend with bars, street food, music and some great partner competitions. It's not called a Winter Festival for no reason ! :) Spectator tickets will go live mid December.

Will there be Prizes for winning teams?

There certainly will be. All podium teams in the Everyday + Elite Category will win prize packs from our partners. The winning Elite team will also win cash prizes + entry to an overseas Turf Games of their choice - all to be revealed very soon!