Dublin City Series - ATHLETE HANDBOOK

The countdown is on to our first Turf Games competition in Ireland. We are looking forward to meeting the Irish fitness community and welcoming you all onto the Dublin Turf. Please find below all the athlete information you will need for the day.

This page will be continually updated so please check back every so often to ensure you have all the information provided.

Please can you ensure you have ALL your team members linked to your team on Aretas as soon as possible. Your Team Leader will need to invite you. If you have any queries about how to do this please contact caroline@turfgames.com.


Heat Times are live on the links below. Please continue to check your heat times as they may alter slightly up until event day.



The workouts for all athletes are live.

Click HERE to view your workouts.



Below is the time the venue opens and closes each day. You can arrive from this time, check your team in and get ready for the day.

  • 8am until 6pm


The event will be held in the National Indoor Arena at Sport Ireland Campus, Snugborough Rd, Snugborough, Dublin, D15 EPN4.


There is parking available at the venue.


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


Enjoy food and drink on site from the venue cafe or from our coffee and food vendors. We will also have our partners Nocco and Optimum Nutrition on hand with drinks, snacks and recovery tools.

DRINKING WATER - there will be water refill points within the venue to refill bottles. 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.


SATURDAY 19th August

Heats from 9.10am until 4.43pm.

    Venue Opening Time - 8.00am
    First Team Heats - 9.10am
    Last Heat Finishes - 5.20pm
    Venue Closes - 6pm


    When you enter the main entrance of the National Indoor Arena you will see the Turf Games Registration desk ahead of you to the left.

    All athletes must register their team here and collect their wristbands before entering the main arena and athlete area.

    Spectators will also need to show their ticket at this desk in order to obtain a wristband and gain entry.

    Once you have your wristband you can move in and out of the venue by simply showing this each time.


    When you check in you will be shown the Athlete Area where you can leave your bags during the day and base yourselves when you are not working out.

    Please do not take your bags into the workout arenas during the workouts.

    You can bring chairs, bean bags etc to sit on if you would like to.


    Please arrive well before your first workout as there may be queues at check in. When you arrive at the check in desk please state your Division (Elite / Intermediate / Everyday) 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.


    You can edit your team name on Team Aretas up until August 6th. After this point the facility to do this will be locked as we will be producing the heat times. After this date if you need to make any changes you will need to email caroline@turfgames.com and we may be able to assist you depending on how close to the event it is.


    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, sunglasses.
    • Athletes CAN'T wear - anything that attaches/wraps around a barbell to aid grip or strength. Athletes in Elite or Intermediate divisions can not wear gloves at any time.
    • Glass is prohibited inside the venue.



    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.


    There is an athlete warm up area with equipment for you to use to prepare for your workouts. Any equipment that is used must be put back once finished - please do not leave loaded barbells lying around. Please only use the warm up area 20 to 30 minutes before your heat to ensure there is room for all athletes to utilise it.

    Over the weekend we will 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.

    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. 


    Please respect the judges. The majority of judges 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 Turf Games a high standard, competitive but fun event.


    Turf Games is an inclusive functional fitness competition that has divisions designed for people of that ability. We have division standards in place to help maintain the integrity and fairness in each category, in particular the everyday category.  Turf Games reserves the right to disqualify any team that does not compete within the spirit of Turf Game and the overall fitness community and / or does not follow the division guidelines.


    *As a side note - with the introduction of our Intermediate Division, the Everyday Division is now 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 points deducted or could be disqualified. If you have any questions regarding this please contact us at caroline@turfgames.com


    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, the team will have the option to redo the workout if they choose to.