The countdown is well and truly on, and we can't wait to see everyone on the TURF for the first Cape Town Turf Games.
Please read on for some key information for you and your team.
HEAT START TIMES
Heats will start at 9.45am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday. You can arrive anytime from 8.30am but please leave enough time to check your team in, warm up and locate your first arena. Please check you division below for exact start times on each workout.
The workouts have been released and you can view these on the link below.
Green Point Cricket Club - 111 Vlei Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
TURF GAMES ENTRY & SET UP
The best gate to enter the SVNS venue is via GATE T2. See map below for the location of this. All gates will allow you to enter however T2 is the most convenient for access to the Green Point Cricket Oval.
Once inside the main gates please head to Green Point Cricket Club and access the oval to the left of the Club House on the map below.
When you arrive please head straight to the Athlete Check In which is in red on the above map. Your team must be registered as checked in so you can feature on the leaderboard and you will receive an Athlete Wristband.
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 FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM
There are places to refill water bottles within the venue however these may get very busy. On site vendors will also be selling water however we would encourage you to bring as much water with you as you can for you and your team.
SHADE / TEAM AREAS
There are two dedicated athlete marquees which you can see on the map above. You can find an area in these for you and your team and leave your belongings here throughout the day. If you would like to bring chairs or bean bags to sit on within these marquees please do so.
All heats will start at 9.45am on Saturday and Sunday.
SATURDAY, 9th December
- All Teams - Elite, Intermediate and Everyday.
- Gates open 8.30am. Athletes to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to their heat start time.
- First heat is at 9.45am.
- PODIUMS will be at approximately 3.00pm for Everyday Teams
SUNDAY 10th December
- Intermediate and Elite teams only competing.
- Everyday teams welcome to come and watch
- Gates open at 8.30am. Athletes to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to their heat start time.
- First heat is at 10.00am
- PODIUMS will be at approximately 2.30pm for Elite & Intermediate Teams
1st - 20,000rand
2nd - 15,000rand
3rd - 7,500rand
INTERMEDIATE & EVERYDAY
Teams will win prizes from our partners
You can purchase spectator tickets to watch the Turf Games competition by clicking the link below. These are general admission tickets to the SVNS but will also get you access to the Turf Games! Click below to get your cheer squad together or send the link to your friends so they don't miss out.
All athletes in your team 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 email@example.com.
You are NOT allowed to sub athletes into your team once you start your first workout - the 4 who start the day, must be the same 4 who finish the day. This applies particularly to Elite and Intermediate teams, the 4 athletes who do the Saturday workouts, must be the 4 who compete in the team on Sunday.
ATHLETE WELFARE / RECOVERY
We will have a recovery hub area at this year's event, hosted by the Athletic Recovery Centre. They will be offering ice baths, recovery tools and equipment as well as sports massages. You can experience all of this for R200 per person.
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 you 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.