If you see a bunch of Jackie Chan wannabes this weekend performing amazing stunt-man like tricks you’ve probably stumbled upon the 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.
2017 Parkour International Jam
Friday-Sunday, June 23-25, 2017
All over the Bay Area
All skill levels – from expert ninjas to first-timers and even spectators – are welcome to attend. Please note, this won’t be a regular beginner day, but if you’re interested in parkour, definitely come out and watch some crazy urban ninja action.
Friday 23rd – Bay Area Mini Jams
- 2 pm: Laney College in Oakland, led by Eric Rubin
- 4 pm: Joshua Cavalier at Justin Herman Plaza
- 4 pm: Ellis Coverson at Margaret S. Hayward Playground
- 4 pm: Kerylin Mott at Foothill High School in Pleasanton
- 9 pm: Free Open Gym (for Jam attendees) at Bay Area Movement in San Jose
- 11 am: UC Berkeley, meet up at Springer Gateway, near the bottom of campus above Oxford St.
- 4 pm: Group Pic in front of Doe Library
- 4:30 pm: BBQ/Potluck: Walk to Live Oak Park
Time to relax, grub, share thoughts, and possibly hand out awards
- 11 am – Meet at Battery Godfrey
- 11:30 am – Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge to other bunkers
- Noon: Award Ceremony at Battery Spencer followed by training and a final group pic
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Submitted by Lorie