Red Bull Art of Motion Brings Parkour Stateside

Tampa and Boston Host Innovative Competition Routed in Martial Arts and Gymnastics

Aug 31, 2010, 11:16 ET from Red Bull

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Established as the first free running competition in the world in 2007, Red Bull Art of Motion is coming stateside in September 2010 with events held in Tampa (11th) and Boston (17th). The event is like no other and will captivate the eye with an amazing blend of artistry from the disciplines of free running, parkour, martial arts and gymnastics.





Two historic locations, Centro Ybor in Tampa, and City Hall Plaza in Boston have been selected as the venues for 20 international athletes who will be judged on their fluidity, creativity, style and execution.


Red Bull Art of Motion blends the disciplines of parkour and free running which each have their own distinctive style. Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome obstacles within one's path by adapting movements to their surroundings. Two primary characteristics of parkour are efficiency and speed. Free running is a form of urban acrobatics where individuals utilize the city landscape to perform movements throughout the natural features and terrain.


Both Tampa and Boston will be hosting Red Bull Art of Motion with their own spin on the integration of natural terrain ranging from staircases to the sides of buildings. The historic district of Centro Ybor in Tampa will host the parkour event on the 11th of September. Boston's City Hall Plaza will lay the foundation for the international group of free runners on September 17th.

Red Bull Art of Motion is a free event and open to the public. For more information log onto