Urban Ninja Festival
If you see a bunch of Jackie Chan wannabes this weekend performing amazing stunt-man like tricks you’ve probably stumbled upon the second annual SF Parkour International Jam.
The free three-day event brings together parkour enthusiasts and freerunners (known as “traceurs”) from all over the Bay Area to perform like urban ninjas, vaulting over walls and swinging from bars like they’re extras in a “Rush Hour” movie.
Relying solely on their own bodies to creatively overcome physical obstacles in a city environment quickly, efficiently and gracefully, keep a look out for these flying freerunners and their fast feet.
All skill levels – from expert ninjas to first-timers and even spectators – are welcome to attend. But
- Friday 6/22: Registration/Ninja Warrior Course+Local Satellite Jams (10a-9p)
- Saturday 6/23: East Bay- UC Berkeley+ local spots (10a-9p)
- Sunday 6/24: San Francisco – Beach BBQ+Bunkers+local spots (10a-9p)
Want More Details? Details are a bit hush hush because of liability issues. So if you’re interested in getting specifics, times and locations so you can participate, we recommend you email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 22: Registration and Satellite Jams
Registration & Ninja Warrior Event 10AM – 9PM
1050 #1 – 47th Ave, Oakland CA 94601
Main Contact: Ryan Fulmer (510) 214-3569, Marisa Lee (415) 312-9683
* For those of you who registered last year, this is the same building but a different apartment. You will have to park on the street and call to be let in through the side gate on E 12th Street.
SF State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Meeting time: 11AM
Main Contact: John Dizon (908) 967-7137
Martin Luther King Jr Middle School
1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Meeting time: Noon
Main Contact: Sean Foley (925) 639-1642
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County
Meeting time: 1PM
Main Contact: Christian Fairfax (707) 327-7033
5210 Diamond Height Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94131
Meeting time: 3PM
Main Contact: Nick Romero (415) 203-3158, Seng Chen (415) 314-0370
Carlmont High School
Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
Main Contact: Chris Baum (650) 703-3856
900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA
Meeting time: 5PM
Main Contact: Sergio Flores (510) 677-5147, Will Turner (619) 985 7659
Justin Herman Plaza, Market St, San Francsico CA
Meeting time: 7PM
Main Contact: Ryan Fulmer (510) 214-3569
Saturday, June 23: East Bay
UC Berkely Jam 10AM – 4PM
Meet at Doe Library, Memorial Glade
Public transportation: Downtown Berkeley BART
Ohlone Greenway BBQ and after party 4:30 – 9PM
Hearst Ave and McGee Ave (walking distance from UCB)
* Mats, vault blocks and other toys provided by Parkour Connections.
* This BBQ is made possible by loose change we found in the couch cushions. Please consider making a donation of cash or foodstuffs.
Sunday, June 24: San Francisco
Baker Beach 10AM-El Fin
Explore the coast while hitting up the WWII bunkers on your way towards
the Golden Gate Bridge.
Public Transportation: MUNI bus 29
Submitted by Johnny Funcheap