Parkour & Free running was all over Vancouver, Canada last Saturday (2nd of february 2013) for the first ever North American Parkour Championships. The free running competition hosted more than 20 traceurs from all over North America. Even those who couldn’t make it guess what! Could watch a live feed online.
The event was being organized by Origins Parkour & Athletic Facility, a Parkour gym that opend its doors just last September.
They can expect to see stuff that they probably would otherwise think is impossible at this event
said Rene Scavington, owner and head coach of Origins Parkour.
“If anything, we’re trying to advertise North American Parkour Championship as like a cheaper version of Cirque du Soleil,” he said with a laugh. “…Without all the theatrics and stuff, but you’ll get to see the same calibre of skill for sure.”
The organizers hope that this event will help set a standard for future competitions.
“The people that designed it and the people that we got feedback from are actual athletes. We’re listening to athletes,” he said. “We’re also athletes ourselves, so we know the kind of things that we want to do and want to see in competitions.”
Be sure to check out the recording on the live feed! many traceurs were competing, from members of Tempest Free running, Origins Parkour, Parkour Visions, and Apex movement. You’re sure to see some awesome movement!