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Parkour Visions Spring competition is this weekend – competitors and spectators welcome

February 25th, 2013 by Laura

Parkour Visions is hosting another parkour obstacle course this weekend – you may recall the November competition, and this one is set up in a similar fashion. It’s open to those 14 years and up with basic parkour experience who are comfortable running the course. And, if you’re just interested in watching the competition, it’s free for spectators.

The course tests speed, balance, power, and efficiency through 3 unique obstacle courses at the gym on Nickerson St. All competitors get multiple attempts on each course; the competitor with the best overall time wins.

The competition kicks off this Friday, March 1st with the Adults event from 6pm-9pm. The Kids event is set for Saturday, March 2nd, 5pm-8pm. If you want to compete, the entrance fee is $25 per competitor, and free for Unlimited Parkour Visions members.

If you missed the last competition, here’s a video of the event – it’ll give you a flavor of what to expect, whether you compete or cheer for the competitors:

Founded in 2007, Parkour Visions is a registered 501(c3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and teaching parkour and movement play. If you’re interested in classes, contact Parkour Visions via email or at 206.923.8864.

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Parkour competition coming up

February 13th, 2012 by Cory Bergman

Parkour is a sport that lets you overcome your obstacles. Literally. Participants jump, crawl, climb and balance their way through an obstacle course, whether it be in a gym or at a park.

Parkour is the art of overcoming obstacles effectively and swiftly using only your body. Fundamentals include running, jumping, crawling, and climbing, in order to pass over, under, around, and through obstacles in the everyday world. Parkour offers a full-body workout to people at any level of experience or fitness; it improves our ability to move, increases our confidence, and changes how we see the world.

This Sunday Parkour Visions is hosting a competition at the 6,000 square foot gym facility from 3 to 9 p.m. at 1210 W Nickerson, near the SPU campus.

There will be two competitions – one for kids 8 to 14 years old and one for older teens and adults. Each competitor will run three different courses for time. The winners will be based on overall fastest time on all three courses.

The event schedule will be:
3:00-5:30 pm – Kids competition
6:00-9:00 pm – Adults competition
The cost is $25 to compete. Spectators are asked for a small donation. Those with unlimited gym memberships compete for free!

Parkour Visions, a non-profit based in Seattle, has been spreading the benefits of effective parkour practice through teaching and community outreach since 2007.

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