American Parkour Beast Coast Jam
1300 Lee Highway
Friday – Monday 5/22 – 5/25
The annual American Parkour Beast Coast Jam gathering of top parkour athletes from all over the world took place this weekend in gateway Park and other locations in the D.C. region. The “jam” featured breakout sessions, informative seminars, and some incredibly talented athletes. The main event featured American Parkour’s speed course, where 75 of the fastest people from around the world came to compete for the chance at winning over $2,500 in cash and prizes.
In between the scheduled events, the athletes free styled on a pop-up parkour park including bars, boxes, and fun walls. After jamming from sunrise to sundown, the Beast Coast film festival was hosted, where videos from individuals, teams, and groups from around the world were showcased. Attending and featured on the big screen where parkour legends Brandon Douglas, Collin Cooper, Jake Smith, Omar Zaki, Sam Blattner, Travis Graves, Yoann Leroux, Crazy Russians, and Dylan Baker.
We were lucky to stumble onto this experience and were so drawn by the live DJs, huge professionally-built obstacle set-up, community BBQ, parkour film festival, and explosive energy, we simply had to go grab our lawn chairs and make a day of it.