UK WINTER FESTIVAL '23

The Turf Games UK Winter Festival is back! 

We are excited to be hosting the 2023 UK Winter Festival at our new venue - Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.  This new venue will allow all athletes and spectators to enjoy the weekend in a state of the art facility - perfect for our Winter Festival, overlooking the private jet runway of Farnborough airport.
  

KEY INFO

DATE - Saturday 18th (Elite + Everyday) + Sunday (Intermediate) 19th February 2023
LOCATION - Farnborough International Exhibition Centre, Show Centre, Etps Rd, Farnborough GU14 6FD
TIMINGS - Athlete arrival from 8.10am until 5.30pm each day 
   

FORMAT

Mixed Teams of 6 - 3 female + 3 male per team.
  
DIVISIONS 
  • Elite 
  • Intermediate 
  • Everyday  

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 those divisions.

HOW TO ENTER

Team entry will go live at 7pm on Tuesday 4th October, UK time. Team entry will be on the Team Aretas website.

This is our first team of 6 competition in the UK, following this format at both Gold Coast, Australia and Dubai in 2022.

Team entry will be £450 / team (£75 / athlete).

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

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

When entry goes live on, you don't need to know all your other 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 5 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.

GETTING THERE

Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre is conveniently located south-west of London and is served by strong national and international travel links.

Train - Travel to Farnborough in just 35 minutes by train from London Waterloo.  The venue is a 7 minute taxi from the train station.

Car - Access the venue by car from the M3 and enjoy free parking on site for over 2,000 cars.

Plane - For those travelling by air, Heathrow is only 30 minutes and Gatwick 50 minutes by car. 

There are plenty of hotels around Farnborough for those wanting to stay and enjoy the whole weekend.

FREE AGENT ENTRY

Is back! Don't have a team but want to take part in the 2023 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 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 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 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 London Summer Festival 2022 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

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 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 the top spot and be crowned the undisputed best team on the Turf at the 2023 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 or queries on which team you should enter, please email caroline@turfgames.com.

  SEE YOU ON THE TURF!