TURF GAMES SUMMER FITNESS FESTIVAL
The UK's leading and most inclusive functional fitness competition is coming back down under. The week will kick off with the 2nd Official Oz vs UK 'Ashes' of Fitness on Wednesday 27th at 98 Gym. Followed by the Sydney Summer Festival on Saturday 30th November.
The Ashes of Fitness will see one mixed team come over from the UK to take on an epic Oz team. In London in June, the UK team won the event by 1 second - can the Aussie's get revenge?
SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
CHOCOLATE BOX TRAINING
We are excited to announce this year's Sydney Turf Games will be at Chocolate Box Training (CBT) in Dee Why. Sound familiar? Our first Aussie event in November 2018 was here as well. This time around at CBT, it will be the festival experience with the whole venue both inside and out being used to make the event like no other - great food, great music, great athletes and BIG PRIZES.
DATE - Saturday 30th November 2019
LOCATION - Chocolate Box Training, Dee Why, Sydney
TIMINGS - Athletes arrive from 8am, first workouts at 9.10am finals from 3pm. Competition will end at 4pm with After Party in at Hotel Steyne in Manly from 6pm.
TEAMS - MIXED Teams of 5 athletes
ENTRY FEE - Team Entry is $450AUD (SOLD OUT)
*Please note the purchase price will be in GBP, and the AUD will be the approximate price based on the exchange rate at the time.
WHEN ENTERING YOUR TEAM
There is no need to give any other athlete names at this stage. You can sub athletes in and out of your team up until 2 days before the event and change your team name up until 3 weeks before the event.
Once you buy your team in the above link, we will send you through set up instructions to register your team on our scoring software.
The Turf Games Sydney Summer Festival will be 50 MIXED teams. Teams are 5 athletes - with no more than 3 guys per team. The workouts will be programmed based on a team make up of 3 guys and 2 girls. Teams can have 3 girls and 2 guys if they wish.
ALL teams will compete across 5 workouts with the top 4 placed teams going through to the ELITE 'Winner Takes All Final'. Teams that place 5th-8th will compete in the Everyday 'Plate Final'.
The winning ELITE team will win*
- Free entry into the London Summer Festival June 2020
- 5 nights accommodation in London, and
- $1,000AUD cash.
*If a UK team wins, they will receive £600 cash + sponsors prizes. The first place OZ team will 5 nights accommodation in London.
The winning EVERYDAY team will win sponsors prizes.
This is a 'one category' competition. All athletes will be doing the same workouts during the 4 workout rounds, same format as our London Winter Festival 2019. However, post all the workouts in the 'rounds' there will be separate finals as mentioned above.
In the ELITE FINAL, the weights and intensity will go up a few notches.
We pride oursleves at the TURF GAMES as being the most inclusive functional fitness community and competition in the world. The workout format will all be revealed closer to the time - but in true Turf Games style - tactics, teamwork, engine, power and mental strength will be the theme!
Each team will compete in MINIMUM 4 workouts over the day. Each workout will be between 8 and 20 minutes. You will have approximately 40 minutes rest between workouts.
There will be no Oly lifting or gymnastic movements in any of the workouts.
- Barbell/dumbbell holds
- Assault bikes
- Concept 2 Ski/Bike Ergs and Rowing machines
- Barbell work – deadlifts
- Dumbell snatches/Dumbell lunges
- Box jumps
- Burpees/air squats/sit ups/push ups
- Prowler push/pull
- Farmers walks
- Wall balls
- Rope climbs
- Sand bags carrys and so on...
ENTERING YOUR TEAM
Teams will need to buy there team at HERE. To enter a team all you need to do is select the link and purchase the team. You don't need to enter any team names or athlete names at this stage. Once you have bought the team, we will be in touch in the coming months for you to set it up on our scoring platform and you can link your athletes then.
We know people suffer injuries or can't make an event so you may swap athletes in your team up to the week of the comp.
Team Aretas will be providing live scoring throughout the day so you will be able to see what you need to do to make the finals.
The scoring system will be lowest points go through to the finals i.e. If you come 1st in a workout, you will get 1 point and so on.
We are excited to officially partner with leading equipment brand ALPHA FIT in Australia. They will be providing all gear for the event from barbells to fun stuff like yokes and farmers handles.
We have booked the Henry's Rooftop at the Hotel Steyne on Manly Beach from 7pm for the afterparty. All those involved throughout the entire week and friends are welcome to come along to the party. IT IS GOING TO BE BIG!
THE BUILD UP
Like the two other International City Series events we have done - New York, Los Angeles - there will be a build up to the event. The official Under Armour Turf Games events will start on Tuesday the 26th mid afternoon and go through to the after party on the 30th. We will link up with key Sydney fitness studios and gyms to host workouts like 98, Befit, The Cube, Play etc. If you are in town any of the days leading up to the 30th, please drop us a DM and be great to have you along at the training sessions
CHARITY WE WILL BE SUPPORTING
We are proud to announce that we will be supporting Australian based charity - R U OK? Click HERE to read about the incredible story and work they are doing around mental health and suicide prevention.
Come along and support the athletes as they compete and have a great day in our festival village. Spectator tickets will be available very soon.
We are looking for volunteers to help out with registrations and general admin on the day as well as judges for the workouts. We will need 40 judges and 15 other crew. All judges/crew will get a free Turf Games tee, as well as food and drink during the day. Keen to be involved - fill your details in HERE