We can't wait to welcome you all to the Turf at the 2023 UK Winter Festival on the 18th & 19th February at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre.

Please find below key information for the weekend.  Please note this page will be updated between now and the event day so keep an eye out for key things like your heat times, workouts and more as they get updated.


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

Please note, the venue has many gates and entrances - ONLY use the the below postcode and Gate (F), to arrive at the venue.  This is whether you are driving or coming in a taxi.

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 / Taxi - Access the venue by car from the M3 and enjoy free parking on site for over 2,000 cars. Please use postcode GU14 6TQ for directions via google map etc; this will take you to Gate F which is the only entrance for the venue.

Parking - There is plenty of parking on site.  There is no need to register for car parking.  

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





Your heat times will go live a couple of weeks before the event. Click the relevant link below to find out when you and your team will be hitting the comp floor throughout the day. Please note these heat times may change, so please check multiple times to ensure you have your times correct.





Thank you to all team captains for setting up your team. All teams MUST have 6 athletes linked to it on Team Aretas and teams MUST be 3 males and 3 females. Team Aretas acts as our scoring software so if your team is not correctly set up you will not feature on the leaderboard.

The 6 athletes linked to your team MUST be the 6 competing on the day; by linking to the team you are accepting the comp online waiver. If you are not linked to the team and you compete then you will not have signed the waiver.

You can sub in team members up until registration on the event day.  

Team names are now locked. If you do need to make a change after this time please email us ( to amend.  From the 3rd February, this will be final and team name not able to be changed.



Check In opens from 8.10am on both days. When you arrive at the venue please follow the signs to the Entrance. Here you can check your team in and collect your team wristbands. All athletes will need a wristband to enter the main venue. One athlete can collect wristbands for the rest of the team but must provide each person with theirs so they can get in.  

If you would like to come along and support on your non competing day, you DO NOT need to purchase a spectator ticket.  The first time you arrive at the venue, you will need to check in and get your athlete wristband. This will give you access to the venue all weekend.  Do not take this wristband off if you intend to come back to the venue, otherwise you will need to purchase a spectator ticket.  

If you are competing Sunday, and coming to watch Saturday, you will already have your athlete wristband on when you arrive to compete Sunday morning. There will be no need to line up and check your team in on Sunday so please enter the venue avoiding the queues. 


Workouts for each division will go live on different days

  • Everyday Division - Wednesday 8 February @ 10am
  • Intermediate Division - Thursday 9 February @ 10am
  • Elite Division - Saturday 11 February @ 10am



Athlete Check in From 8.10am - Athletes to arrive and at least one athlete per team needs to register with the Registration desk, collect your wristbands and make your way into the venue once all athletes have their wristbands on. This will be at the Main Entrance Reception.

There will be no formal workout briefings on the 18/19th. When workouts are released there will be videos and full descriptions attached.  Please review these and ask any questions prior to the event or the Master Judge prior to your workout time.  It is not your judge's roll to explain to you the entire workout - you should know this when you enter the workout arena.

Saturday 18th February
09.10 - Round 1, Heat 1
11.05 - Round 2, Heat 1
13.20 - Round 3, Heat 1
15.20 - Round 4, heat 1
16.59 - All Heats finished.
17.25 - FINAL workout - ELITE (top 5 teams)
17.45 - Podiums

Sunday 19th February
09.10 - Round 1, Heat 1
11.05 - Round 2, Heat 1
13.20 - Round 3, Heat 1
15.20 - Round 4, heat 1
16.59 - All Heats finished.
17.20 - Podiums


All teams will compete across 4 workouts .  Your team will have approximately 90 minutes rest between workouts.  The event is going to be 100% indoors for ALL athletes.  

Teams finishing 1st - 5th in the ELITE Division at the end of the 4 workouts will compete in a sixth workout – This will NOT be a Winner Takes All event, but the points accrue to your overall tally to determine the Elite Division CHAMPIONS.

There will be no 'FINAL' for Everyday or Intermediate teams. The podium teams will be determined after the 4 scheduled workouts have been completed. 


There will be an athlete warm up area with a range of equipment - 2 x worms, male + female barbells + plates, ergs, sandbags, dumbbells plus more and a stretching area.  We ask that you do not use the warm up equipment unless you are in the next two heats - i.e. heat 2 has just started and you are in heat 3 or 4.  There is limited equipment so please share and be patient.  Only use the barbells if you next workout is LIFT OFF to ensure those teams going into the lift are warmed up sufficiently.


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, palm grips
  • Athletes CAN'T wear - Anything that attaches to a bar to aid grip or strength (except palm grips for TTB). Gloves cannot be worn on any workout.
  • From a foot wear perspective, the workouts will be a mix of tests so if you like - please bring running shoes, lifting shoes, training shoes.
  • The floor is concrete so please do bring knee sleeves if you wish


We are proud to be continuing our partnership with BLK BOX as the Official Equipment Supplier of the Turf Games Winter Festival.  We will also be partnering with TFench and all ergs will be Concept 2.


We want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day so if you have any concerns or injuries please speak to your judge or one of the TURF GAMES 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.  Please stay hydrated.
We will be providing a recovery area for all athletes to make running repairs throughout the day.  There will be physio’s / sports massage therapists on site for quick treatments.

Again, like previous events, while these brands are here to support you at the event, we do ask that you respect their time and other athletes and only use them for specific/limited requirements and times. 

There a two big conference rooms dedicated to athletes. One athlete area is on the ground floor, the other is directly above, with stairs either at the back of the downstairs athlete area, or halfway down the hall opposite the toilets.  There are male and female toilets both upstairs and downstairs, as well as in the athlete area.

There will be some tables and chairs provided and the flooring is carpeted, however please feel free to bring any chairs, rugs, bean bags or cushions if you'd like to sit on them. 

We will have an extensive food and beverage offering throughout the weekend as well as brand activations from our partners and vendors Optimum Nutrition, Nocco, Heck, Jubel, Fresh Fitness Food, Eleat, Nutrify, Bioniq, KarMA.

We will also have retail offerings from LSKD, Hybryd, Innov8 and Turf Games apparel and accessories. 

We encourage you to bring along your cheer squad to enjoy the day – let’s turn up the atmosphere!

Anyone who isn’t in your team will need to purchase a spectator ticket HERE. Kids under the age of 16 are Free.  The venue is not permitted to have dogs unless they are service dogs and are clearly marked.  The owners will be responsible for any mess or damage.

The winning ELITE team will win
  • £2,000 cash
  • £1,200 cash 2nd place
  • £600 cash 3rd place

The winning INTERMEDIATE + EVERYDAY team will win

  • A prize pack from our partners

RESPECT THE JUDGES.  The majority of Crew & Judges have given up their 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.  Lee Phillips is Head Judge and he will have any final say.

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

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

Athletes are expected to cooperate with judges and event organizers during competition. They must be prepared to display the correct movement standards and take responsibility for their own performance.

The goal of a Turf Games competition and the judges is NOT to find the craftiest athlete who can blur the line between what is technically acceptable, and what is not.  The majority of people have competed at a fitness competition before and should understand what is acceptable and what would be deemed to be ‘cutting corners’ in a workout. 

It is not the judges roll to explain to you the entire workout prior to beginning your workout – ask questions yes, but please read the workout, watch the video and ask any questions either before the event or on the day before you arrive to your workout.

Scoring throughout the day will be via a 'Rank' based system i.e. lowest points wins.  So if you come 1st in a workout you will get 1 point, 20th will get 20 points. 

If for any reason teams are tied on points after the heats, the tie will be broken by a count back system where the team with the highest number of 'better finishers' in the events, will finish higher. 

During a workout, if a piece of equipment a team is using breaks - i.e. ski erg/tank 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 if time permits, 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.