2022 London Summer Festival Athlete Information

The countdown is well and truly on, and we can't wait to see everyone on the TURF at Ealing Trailfinders on the 1st until the 3rd July. Please find below all the athlete information you will need for the Summer Festival weekend.

SPECTATOR TICKETS

If you are an athlete and are wanting to come and spectate on days other than the one you are competing on, you will NOT need to buy a spectator ticket - you will need to show your athlete wristband. You can check in and get these when you arrive for the first time at the venue.

Spectator tickets are now live - get your cheer squad together so they can support you throughout the day - CLICK HERE for tickets.

We are pleased to offer all athletes a 20% off discount code so you can bring your cheer squad along to support you over the weekend. Use code ATHLETE20 at checkout in the above link.

DIVISION RULES

COMPETING IN EVERYDAY? PLEASE READ HERE TO ENSURE YOUR TEAM COMPLIES WITH THE ENTRY CRITERIA

*As a side note - with the introduction of our Intermediate Division at this year's London Winter Festival - the Everyday Division is designed for 'Entry Level' participants and non fitness industry professionals. Please respect the divisions and enter the appropriate category for both yourself and your team. If your team is deemed to be 'sandbagging' the division, you may have poits deducted or could be disqualified. If you have any questions regarding this please email us.

KEY TIMINGS

FRIDAY 1st

Teams Competing  -

  • ELITE Men's / ELITE Women's / ELITE Mixed

Venue Opening Time - 4.30pm
First Heat - 5.30pm
Venue Closes - 9.10pm

SATURDAY 2nd

Teams Competing -

  • Elite Men's / Elite Women's / Elite Mixed 
  • Intermediate Men's / Intermediate Women's 
  • Everyday Men's / Everyday Women's

Engine Athletes competing - 

  • Male pairs
  • Female pairs

Venue Opening Time - 8.00am
First Team Heats - 9.10am
Last Heat Finishes - 4.44pm
Elite Finals - 5.15pm
Venue Closes - 10pm

SUNDAY 3rd

Teams Competing -

  • Everyday Mixed 
  • Intermediate Mixed

Engine Athletes competing - 

  • Male / Female Individuals
  • Mixed pairs

Venue Opening Time - 8.10am
First Team Heat - 9.10am

Last Heat Finishes - 4.44pm
Venue Closes - 6pm

VENUE MAP + ARRIVAL INFORMATION

When arriving at the venue, off Vallis Way through the 'Entry Booth' (top right on the image below), if you are walking in you must immediately turn right and follow the orange arrows as per the image below to the red circle - this is applicable for both athletes and spectators. Spectators will need to show their Eventbrite ticket at the entry booth before proceeding in the direction of the orange arrows to the check in booth - circled in red. Athletes can proceed across to check in to pick up wristbands before entering the field/arenas.

If you are driving and parking in the venue, when you have had your name crossed off the list via a member of staff at the entry booth, you will be directed to park in one of the carparks, following the marshals instructions. Once you have parked, you are to walk back along the car park and follow the orange arrows back to the check in booth - red circle - you must not enter the field/arenas without first coming through the check in area and collecting a wristband.

ATHLETE AREAS

At either end of the main field, as above, are two covered grandstands with seating. These will be the 'Athlete Areas' - where you can place your bags throughout the day and this will be your base when you are not working out. Teams can choose which end they would like to be at when they arrive. Just a reminder, bags are not allowed to enter the workout arenas or warm up arena (bottom of the above image to the left of the vendor village).

ARRIVAL TIMES + CHECK IN

Please arrive well before your first workout as there may be queues at check in. When you arrive at the check in desks please state your Division (Elite / Intermediate / Everyday) and Category (Men's / Women's / Mixed) and your team name. A member of the TG crew will check your team in. You are also to collect your athlete wristbands. One team member is able to collect these for the rest of the team, however, you will need to give these to your team mates before they enter the venue so you will need to wait for them or come back out of the venue to meet them so they can then enter. You can not enter the venue without a wristband on.

ELITE ATHLETE HEAT TIMINGS

Please see below the timings over the weekend for the Elite Division. The Elite category will compete on Friday night the 1st July and all day Saturday the 2nd July. At the conclusion of the 5 workouts on Saturday, the top 4 teams will progress to a FINAL WORKOUT. Points will not be reset, however teams can earn double points in this workout in order to try and move up the leaderboard.

Please arrive minimum 60 minutes before your first heat time of each day. 

If you have, or are going to change your team name, please email us at caroline@turfgames.com. Please do not change your team name after the 1st June as all heat times will be scheduled after this point.

INTERMEDIATE ATHLETE HEAT TIMINGS

Intermediate teams will compete in 4 workouts. Men's and Women's on the Saturday will all do the same workouts, and Sunday all Intermediate Mixed teams will do the same workouts. There is no final for Intermediate Divisions. The podium teams are the top 3 in each category at the end of the 4 workouts.

EVERYDAY ATHLETE HEAT TIMINGS

Everyday teams will compete in 4 workouts. Men's and Women's on the Saturday will all do the same workouts. There is no winner takes all final for Everyday Men and Women. The podium teams are the top 3 in each category at the end of the 4 workouts.

ENGINE HEAT TIMES

Please check above as to which day you are competing. All info is also on these pages for  - INDIVIDUALS / PAIRS.  Please arrive 45 minutes before your start time.  First heats each day will start at 10am, with last heats starting at 3pm.

ALL HEAT TIMES WILL BE RELEASED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE

PRIZES

ELITE

Champs - £1,500
2nd Place - medal
3rd Place - medal

INTERMEDIATE

Champs - Partner Prize Pack
2nd Place - medal
3rd Place - medal

EVERYDAY

Champs - Partner prize pack
2nd Place - medal
3rd Place - medal

ENGINE

Category winners

1st Place - Medal
2nd Place - medal
3rd Place - Medal

Overall 1st place in all categories of Male / Female / Male Pairs / Female Pairs / Mixed Pairs - will win a prize pack from our partners.

WHAT YOU CAN/CAN'T WEAR & BRING

In terms of what you can and can't wear when working out.  

  • Athletes CAN wear - knee and elbow supports, weightlifting belts, chalk, lifting shoes, wrist straps, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Athletes CAN'T wear - anything that attaches to a bar to aid grip or strength
  • Glass is prohibited inside the venue.

SUMMER 2022 PARTNERS

 

FOOD / DRINK

Our vendor village will be open all weekend to provide food and drinks for all athletes and spectators. Our partners Optimum Nutrition, Nocco, Heck and Jubel will be there as well as other vendors serving burgers, healthy eats, sweet treats, coffee, ice cream, beers, a water refill station and a whole lot more.  

DRINKING WATER - there will be numerous areas around the venue to refill your water bottle. Please see the above venue map for locations. We are trying to reduce plastic and waste - so if you do bring or buy a bottle of water on the day - please make sure you drink it all and don't leave half filled in the arena.  We would encourage you to bring a reusable bottle and refill throughout the day.

GETTING TO EALING TRAILFINDERS

Address: Vallis Way, Ealing W13 0DD

DRIVING/PARKING

We are pleased to be able to offer some car parking inside the venue. However, there is not enough for all athletes and spectators. If you would like to purchase a car parking space please CLICK HERE and buy your space - it is £8 / car. You will need to show your Event Brite parking ticket at the entrance to the venue. Once inside the grounds you will be directed where to park by the marshals

Uber/Taxi

Head towards Ealing Trailfinders, down Vallis Way and you can get dropped off by the entrance before making your way to athlete check in

Train

Ealing Broadway overground and underground is 1.7 miles away. We suggest getting a taxi or bus from here which will be around 7 minutes in a taxi. Walking will take circa 30 minutes.

Bus

There are several buses including the 297, E2, E7, E9 and E10 which will take circa 20 mins from Ealing Broadway tube/overground, but please check current timetables closer to the time.

WORKOUTS 

Workouts will go LIVE the week commencing 20th June.

Elite teams will compete in 6 workouts - 3 x 15 minutes, 1 x 21 minute, 1 x 22 minute, 1 x 10min capped workouts. The top 4 teams in each Elite category will then move to an extra workout in which they can earn double points to move up the leaderboard

Intermediate + Everyday teams will compete in 4 workouts - 4 x 15 minute workouts.

There will be no finals for the Intermediate or Everyday teams - the winning team are the teams atop the leaderboard after the 4 workouts.  

TEAM REGISTRATION 

Please ensure ALL 5 athletes are linked to your team as soon as possible. You will not be able to compete on the day without it.

Athletes will receive wristbands on the day when the register. Please wear this while you are at the venue.

SCORING

On each station in the arenas, the judge will have the scoresheet where your teams score will be written. At the end of your workout on that station, you need to check that the score written next to your team name is accurate and sign the scoresheet - this is then final and will be uploaded to our live leaderboard.

We do advise that you check the live leaderboard on Team Aretas throughout the day to ensure your score has been uploaded correctly. If it hasn't please make your way to the master judge in the appropriate arena to query.

Please note, until ALL teams in your category (i.e. mixed teams) have completed the workout, your points are going to fluctuate.

ATHLETE WELFARE / RECOVERY / WARM UP

The athlete warm up gym has 10 lifting platforms plus other equipment ready for you to warm up on. Any equipment that is used must be put back once finished - please do not leave loaded barbells lying around. 

We will also have a recovery area with multiple physio, massage therapists and strappers on hand to sort out any niggles. This will be free to use across the weekend for all athletes.

Over the weekend we will also have trained first aid staff in attendance. We know how hard some of you work out and compete, so please do what you can to prepare and recover for the big day.

Please stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids on the day. There will be plenty of water points around the venue - both to fill up your water bottle and to purchase. The ground is a 3G synthetic grass pitch which can get a little hot under warm sunlight. Please wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat if you wish.

We want to make sure everyone has a super enjoyable day so if you have any concerns or injuries please speak to your judge or one of the TG staff. If you are feeling light headed or unwell please let someone know as soon as possible so we can ensure you get recovered and can enjoy the day. 

COMPETING RULES

RESPECT THE JUDGES.  The majority of staff have given up there time to come along and make sure the event runs smoothly. We are determined to make this an incredible day for everyone involved. Should you have any concerns about the workouts, judging etc on the day, please speak to your judge or master judge in a calm and respectful way.  

Please listen out for any directions, instructions or timings on the day. We will provide you where and when you need to be somewhere so please do adhere to the schedule. If you take any water bottles etc into a workout arena, please take it out at the end. Also, please place any rubbish in the bins provided.

We are passionate about making the Under Armour Turf Games a high standard, competitive but fun event.

BROKEN EQUIPMENT DURING A WORKOUT

During a workout, if a piece of equipment a team is using breaks - i.e. ski erg/rower etc - the team will have the option to use the replacement equipment if available and continue on with the workout. Or at the end of all the workouts and before the finals, the team will have the option to redo the workout. If they choose to do this, they will not get any extra 'rest' time should they qualify for the finals.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!