The countdown is well and truly on, and we can't wait to see everyone on the TURF for our third DUBAI CITY SERIES event.
Please read on for some key information.
HEAT START TIMES
Your workout times are live on the links below. Click to see when you will be working out at the Under Armour Turf Games Dubai City Series 2022.
GETTING TO THE VENUE
ISD Athletics Stadium - Sports City, Dubai.
The best way to get to the venue is to either drive or get a taxi. There is parking available at the venue HERE, however we suggest you 'carpool' with a few athletes or spectators where possible to reduce the number of cars parking. Please do not park in the car park near Fit Republik.
Parking for main entry to the event will be here - https://goo.gl/maps/8dKeHL5CAX3AUj188
FOOD / DRINK
The venue has a good selection of food vendors covering a range of options and dietary requirements as well as juices and coffee.
Please bring PLENTY of water with you. There are places to refill water bottles within the venue however these may get very busy. On site vendors will also be selling water. We are trying to reduce plastic and waste - so if you bring a plastic bottle of water - please make sure you drink it all and don't leave half-filled in the arenas. We would encourage you to bring as much water with you as you can for you and your team.
SHADE / TEAM AREAS
PLEASE BRING PLENTY OF WATER FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM
It is going to be hot and sunny on Friday and Saturday. There is some shade at the venue but not loads. If you have a 3m x 3m gazebo for your team, please do bring it along and you can put it up within the venue. Gazebos should ideally be unbranded; if a branded gazebo conflicts with our event partners we may have to ask you to take it down (we appreciate your understanding on this). Please do also bring chairs or something comfortable to sit on. If you are bringing a gazebo, please bring some 'weights' so it doesn't blow away if it gets windy.
Team's exact heat times will be released 7 days before the event on the links above - please keep checking the times to ensure yours has not changed at all. Please see below for key timings.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, 4th November - ELITE teams only
- Gates open 4pm. Athletes to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to their heat start time.
- First heat 5.15pm, with heats starting every 30 minutes after this, with the last heat starting at 8pm.
*if you would prefer a later heat time on Friday night due to work commitments etc please email us with your team name and we will endeavour to make this happen.
GAME DAY, Saturday 5th November - Everyday, Intermediate + Elite Teams
- Athlete check-in will open at 8am.
- Round 1, heat 1 will be at 9.15am. We ask that teams arrive no earlier than 70 minutes before their start time. This will help reduce wait times at the check in counter.
- Round 2, heat 1 - 11.15am
- Round 3, heat 1 - 13.10pm
- Round 4, heat 1 - 15.05pm
- Finals - 17.00pm
- Podiums - 17.40pm
The workouts will be released on Monday 31st October on the link below.
Champions - US$3,000 cash
2nd Place - US$1,500 cash
3rd Place - US$500 cash
INTERMEDIATE & EVERYDAY
Champions - 18,000AED Under Armour Store credit for the team
2nd Place - 12,000AED Under Armour Store credit for the team
3rd Place - 6,000AED Under Armour Store credit for the team
*the UA store credit is to be spent in the Under Armour Dubai Mall store only and the amount is for the whole team.
UNDER ARMOUR ATHLETE TOPS - COLLECTION
Under Amour Middle East is kindly providing all athletes competing at the Dubai City Series with an exclusive UA x Turf Games top. Please see below for details on how to collect these:
- The tops can be collected from the Under Armour store in the Dubai Mall (Financial Center Rd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates)
- Please collect them during store opening hours from the 29th October until the 3rd November
- Only one of the team is required to pick up the tops.
- You will need to give your names or team name in store and they will allocate you your top/tops.
While these are not compulsory to wear when competing we would love it if teams did wear, or at least brought them to the competition so we can get some great team photos.
Spectator tickets are now LIVE! These will be free to secure. Click below to get your cheer squad together or send the link to your friends so they don't miss out.
DUBAI CITY SERIES EVENT PARTNERS
All athletes must be linked to the team they are competing in before the competition. You will not be able to compete if you are not properly linked to the team on Team Aretas. Any issues with getting your entire team linked please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are NOT allowed to sub athletes into your team once you start your first workout - the 6 who start the day, must be the same 6 who finish the day. This also goes for the Elite teams, the 6 athletes who do the Friday Night Lights workout, must be the 6 who compete in the team on Saturday.
ATHLETE WELFARE / RECOVERY
We will have a recovery hub area at this year's event, led by HEALTHAGON, who will be offering short treatments to aid recovery or sort out any niggles you might have. A 12-minute treatment will cost 50AED.
Over the day 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.
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 lightheaded or unwell, please let someone know as soon as possible so we can ensure you get recovered and can enjoy the day.
There are plenty of toilets on site as well as showers and changing rooms for athletes to use. You will need to bring your own towels for the showers.
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, hats etc
- Athletes CAN'T wear - anything that attaches/wraps around a bar to aid grip or strength
On each lane in the arena's, the judge will have the scoresheet where your teams score will be written. At the end of your workout, you need to check that the score written next to your team name is accurate and sign next to the score.
Once you are happy and signed your score sheet, you may leave the arena taking all that you brought in - water bottles, chalk, tape etc. The score will then be inputted into the scoreboard.
We have a LIVE scoreboard at the event powered by Team Aretas. It takes around 5 minutes to update scores. Please note, until ALL teams in your category have completed the workout, your points are going to fluctuate.
We are looking for people to help out with judging across the event. Should you know any friends or your gym members that might be keen, please ask them to fill this form in HERE. All members of our team will receive Under Armour top, bottoms and shoes to keep as well as food and drinks during the day.