Turf Games is a community that is built on inclusivity, authenticity and camaraderie. We believe in bringing people together, working as a team to achieve common goals, encouraging people to reach a higher level and connecting with like minded people through the love of functional fitness.
No matter what your fitness level, from Turf rookie to an elite athlete, there is a spot for you on the TURF. We don't do any technical heavy Oly lifting or gymnastic styles of workouts - so if you have raw strength and power or decent endurance levels - Turf Games is for you.
Events are at the core of what we do, however, Turf Games is a complete functional fitness journey // Train . Compete . Recover // Below is information on the different events that we host that encompass these three pillars.
Over the course of 2021, there will be 7 Global events, in 5 cities around the world, as well as 30 Training Days at various gyms throughout the whole year.
2021 EVENT MAP
The Turf Games festivals are our largest events, they have the most competitors, the most spectators and the biggest vibe. They combine a ‘festival’ atmosphere with great workouts, music and a festival village with food, drinks and other exhibitors. The festivals feature team-based workouts across (normally) Elite and Everyday categories where the workouts will be graded to suit the two levels. People can enter which ever category they like – want to have fun with your friends, take some selfies and are maybe new to fitness competitions – the Everyday is for you. Want to challenge yourself, enjoy competing in functional fitness and have some great team mates – oh and really want that ‘beer’ at the end of the day to taste even sweeter – Elite is waiting!
Festivals have ‘winner takes all finals’. The atmosphere during the finals is MASSIVE in the amphitheater style arena we build – these are not to be missed.
VIDEO: LONDON WINTER FESTIVAL 2020
Some of our Festival events will have two divisions - Everyday Athlete and Elite Athlete. Below is a guide as to what you should be able to do to compete in either division. In either division, the weight on a particular movement may be heavier or lighter but if you can do the below you will be able to compete in the appropriate division. All times and weights below are in female/male
- 10 x DB Snatch - 12.5kg/20kg
- 30sec Assault bike - 6/10 calories
- 30m Dead Ball Carry - 20kg/40kg
- 4 Dead Ball to Shoulder - 20/40kg
- 6 x Shoulder Barbell Press - 25kg/40kg
- 10 x Deadlift - 50kg/80kg
- 1km Row/Ski sub - 5min/4.30min
Everyday Athlete teams are permitted to have a maximum of 2 athletes who have competed in the ELITE DIVISION previously.
- 10 x DB Snatch - 15kg/22.5kg
- 30sec Assault bike - 10/18 calories
- 30m Dead Ball Carry - 30kg/60kg
- 4 Dead Ball to Shoulder - 40/60kg
- 6 x Shoulder Barbell Push Press/Front Squat - 35kg/60kg
- 8 x Deadlift - 70kg/110kg
- Rope climbs
- 1km Row/Ski sub - 4.15min/3.40min
These are smaller competitions in ‘new’ cities where we are bringing the Under Armour Turf Games for the first time. Think of the City Series like the little sibling to the festivals. We aim to pack in just as much sweat, vibe and fun but the locations are smaller and competitor numbers less. So far all City Series have been a huge success so it will just be a matter of time before these destinations will have their own festival too. Check out the LA or Dubai Wrap Up to find out more about what we got up to in those cities during our City Series weeks.
All workouts are team-based (5 athletes per team – generally mixed teams) and there is no elite or everyday category. Workouts are the same for every team during the heats and then the top few teams will go through to a final where the level and intensity goes up a few notches.
VIDEO: LOS ANGELES CITY SERIES SEPTEMBER 2019
These are workouts that we host throughout the year at different locations. They are the perfect way to get your first Turf Games experience or if you have signed up to an upcoming event – fine tune those skills.
These sessions are open to anyone - ALL levels and abilities – once they go on sale you can buy your spot. You don't have to be signed up to compete at an event to come along. Training Days are either team based workouts or skill/education/recovery style sessions. Not only are they a great way to train for a Turf Games, they also give you the chance to meet people in the community and gain experience in competing as a team - either come by yourself or with members of your team. They also offer the chance to train at some of the best gyms and studios in the country or the city we are in. Stay tuned for the release of the next sessions as they sell out fast.
IMAGE: TRAINING DAY BASE3 DUBAI MARCH 2020
The Pairs COMBINE launched as a new competition format during the stop/start and restrictive nature of 2020. This event format sees pairs - either male, female or mixed - compete in a circa 60 minute window across 4 x 10minute workouts with a 5 minute break in between. The competition proved so successful we have taken it to cities all across the UK, with new locations being added all the time.
The format is perfect to be hosted in gyms - anywhere in the world, and as such we are always looking for new locations. Want to explore hosting a COMBINE at your gym - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
FITTEST IN THE CITY
What started as an invite only individual competition, based on how your team has done at previous Turf Games events, has evolved into something much bigger. The Fittest in the City has evolved to a mixed pairs competition – allowing the Turf Games trademark – tactic and team work - to come into play. The winning male/female pair will be crowned ‘Fittest in the City’ and receive prizes including team entry into a global Turf Games competition.
The FITC is a gruelling battle through a series of unique workouts making it a great spectator event with huge numbers coming to watch the athletes battle it out for the sought after ‘Fittest in the City’ title.
2021 will also see the return of the exclusive 'Invite Only' individual FITC. The only way to qualify for this event is for your team to perform well at a Turf Games competition throughout the year. Athletes from the winning teams of various competitions will be invited to compete at this 25 male/25 female athlete competition going head to head with some of the best athletes from the Turf Games Community and to be crowned the prestigious title of FITTEST IN THE CITY.
VIDEO: FITTEST IN THE CITY LONDON SEPT 2019
Since the world was lockdown in March 2020. We adapted the Turf Games concept and launched our first ‘At Home’ bodyweight competition. These competitions started as a way to get people moving, give people a focus and a reason to connect in what were a few ‘dark months’ during the COVID-19 crises. So far we have adapted the competitions to include mixed pairs and also a KB/DB competition. Our first two Home Games had over 4,000 people from 35 countries take part helping grow and connect the community even further. These events were free to enter with some unreal prizes from our brand partners.
Stay tuned as our digital competitions evolve throughout 2020 and into 2021.
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