GoFest 2015

by juice-festivals-ltd. in Guildford

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The UK’s First Family Festival of Sport, Fitness, Dance and Health.

by juice-festivals-ltd. in Guildford

What is GoFest?

GoFest is a three day sport, fitness, dance and health festival,  which seeks to encourage and inspire activity and a healthy approach to living from the moment a toddler can walk, right through adult life. Having been designed to specifically address issues of inactivity, excess weight and obesity in the UK and simultaneously tackle the growing lack of quality time we are spending with our families, GoFest is a place where active families unite. 

What to expect at GoFest

The weekend of GoFest will be a weekend different to any other that you and your family will have experienced. If you enjoy being bored and aimlessly looking into space is your favourite pastime… GoFest probably isn’t going to be for you! The festival will be a three day, action packed event that will keep you motivated, energised and entertained every step of the way.

GoFest prides itself on being an inclusive festival. You’ll never feel left out or out of place as there will be activities for all ages, genders and abilities. In fact, coming to GoFest is an ideal way to pick up a new sport or activity in a sociable, encouraging and supportive environment.

Who to expect at GoFest

At GoFest, you may find yourself bumping into some of the UK’s greatest sporting icons with appearances from Kevin Keegan, Sharron Davies, Roger Black and Steve Backley to list but a few.

There will also be coaching from the Harlequins, Surrey Smashers, Surrey Storm and Surrey United community team with player visits throughout the weekend!

The Venue

A £36m elite training and fitness venue at the University of Surrey offering world class sports and events facilities, Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s premier sites for sport, health, well-being and leisure. The venue is situated 30 minutes from central London, just off the A3, and easily accessible via car and train into Guildford.
 
The Park is just four years old and is the permanent training base for renowned clubs such as Harlequins RUFC, Netball Super League runners up Surrey Storm and British Basketball League club Surrey United (who will all be leading coaching sessions at GoFest!)

The facilities

The sports park has a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities including:

  • 12 meter high climbing walls
  • 2 fully equipped dance and exercise studios
  • 3 large indoor arenas
  • 8 squash courts
  • 3 full size artificial pitches (for soccer, hockey and netball)
  • 8 tennis courts / 2 basketball / 2 netball courts

Why do we need your help

To ensure this ambitious project becomes a reality in July we need to keep our cash flow going. We have started this from nothing with a huge amount of work over the last 2 years and the total budget is approx. £750,000 to create this amazing new festival. Our plans include a UK wide roll out in 2016 and thereafter with 4 or more GoFests spread around all corners of the country. If all goes well we would love to then take it on tour around Europe.
 

Zones at GoFest

GoFest will be offering a bit of something for everybody. Come and take your pick at some amazing activities including:
 

GoBat

Ever fancied a go at Cricket, well here’s your chance with expert coaching in all the skills from Surrey County Cricket Club.

GoBike

From our BMX displays and juice-making bikes, through to spinning classes and a rough terrain mountain bike course, this is our version of cycling heaven!

GoChill

Had enough sweating and exercise for a while and need to chill out for bit? No problem! Allow us to help you unwind and relax with a visit to GoChill where you can get pampered and make yourself feel human again!

GoCompete

Put yourself up to the challenge and test your speed, agility and skills across a multitude of sports.

GoCool

Ever fancied ice skating or skiing in the middle of summer? Well here’s your chance to do just that as we bring you winter in July! A must-visit zone for all winter and Christmas lovers!

GoFit

Go work your way fit with a variety of fitness classes for all ages and levels. With so much choice, a workout will never have felt this good!

GoFuel

Feeling peckish but want to remain in the healthy spirit? GoFuel is our food and nutrition zone, packed with top tips on eating well, live cookery demonstrations from our chefs and kids cookery workshops all surrounded by exhibitors selling everything from protein shakes to healthy ice creams!

GoKids

GoKids is our specialist zone for 5 to 11 year olds and is the perfect opportunity for your kids to let off loads of steam. A fantastic mix of sport “taster” sessions run by our professional coaches as well as some other games and activities well suited to the age group!

GoSpike

Skills and thrills, tournaments to improve your Volleyball skills with Volleyball England.

GoSplash

Ever fancied a go at scuba diving or thought you could master synchronised swimming? Well now’s your chance! From professional swimming lessons through to stand up paddle boarding, this zone presents a wide array of watery pursuits in the Olympic size pool!

GoStrut

Not quite so sporty but more into dance? Well we’ve got this covered too! Located next to the main stage, GoStrut features an awesome array of dance classes throughout the weekend, suitable for all ages and abilities and also featuring some fabulous exhibition dances from our professionals.

GoTeens

If your kids need more independence whilst hanging out with their mates to do some sport, then GoTeens will be right up their street. Featuring some slightly more laid back sports and chill out spaces as well as our fabulous skateboard half pipe, your teenagers will really enjoy being active with their peer group.

GoToddle

The perfect zone for your 2-5 year olds. Play with your little ones and take advantage of the wide variety of games and activities available. Or drop them in our creche facility with our CRB checked and fully qualified carers and give yourselves a couple of hours of well deserved time alone. We think a visit to GoChill is in order!

GoTry

With the Rugby Union World Cup coming to the UK in the autumn of 2015, what better way than to learn the basics or brush up on your skills? With coaching from current Harlequins stars, if you’ve never tried rugby, you’ve got to Go give it a Try!

GoTumble

GoTumble is the newest zone addition to GoFest! This zone is sure to improve your flexibility, balance and co-ordination so make sure you pay a visit and book in for a free coaching session!

 

Risks and challenges

GoFest has been backed in practical ways by many of the UK’s National Governing Bodies of Sport but GoFest still needs you, the public, to get involved to make it happen! In order to make this dream a reality we need to start selling out of tickets, or little Billy might be very lonely all alone on the football field that day.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

CONTACT You are a friend of the project and want to stay in touch with all of the updates and excitement!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project!

£28 or more

£28 Reward

Child Saturday Covers all day Saturday at GoFest including as many free coaching sessions/classes as you want (5 pre-booked per person when our coaching booking system goes live). Children aged 3-15, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 20

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Student/Senior/Disabled Saturday Covers all day Saturday at GoFest including as many free coaching sessions/classes as you want (5 pre-booked per person when our coaching booking system goes live).

£48 or more

£48 Reward

Adult Saturday Covers all day Saturday at GoFest including as many free coaching sessions/classes as you want (5 pre-booked per person when our coaching booking system goes live).

£55 or more

£55 Reward

Child All Weekend Covers all three days at GoFest including as many free coaching sessions/classes as you want (5 pre-booked per person when our coaching booking system goes live). Children aged 3-15, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 20

£93 or more

£93 Reward

Student/Senior/Disabled All Weekend Covers all three days at GoFest including as many free coaching sessions/classes as you want (5 pre-booked per person when our coaching booking system goes live). Children aged 3-15, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 20

£99 or more

£99 Reward

Adult All Weekend Covers all three days at GoFest including as many free coaching sessions/classes as you want (5 pre-booked per person when our coaching booking system goes live). Children aged 3-15, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 20

£134 or more

£134 Reward

Family Saturday Covers all day Saturday at GoFest including as many free coaching sessions/classes as you want (5 pre-booked per person when our coaching booking system goes live). Includes two adults & up to three children!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Family Weekend Covers all three days at GoFest including as many free coaching sessions/classes as you want (5 pre-booked per person when our coaching booking system goes live). Children aged 3-15, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 20

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Exhibiting This buys you VIP Status, a 3 by 3 meter branded exhibition space for all 3 days, links to your website, social media promotion and our heart-felt gratitude. Plus 2 Adult tickets for your friends or family.

£2,500 or more

£2,500 Reward

Race Sponsorship This buys you the naming rights to one of our runs, 3 by 3 meter exhibition space, a whole host of benefits to promote your brand, presenting the winners medals and 2 family tickets for your friends (10 people).

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