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Parkour Challenge Returns to Puerto Vallarta on June 8

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – This Saturday, June 8, the Parkour Challenge Puerto Vallarta will bring together some of the finest parkour athletes in an exhilarating display of movement and skill at Velarias del Malec贸n (the sails at the beginning of the Malec贸n extension bridge). The event promises an electrifying competition filled with emotion and impressive performances.

Ed茅n Salas Vanegas, coordinator of the Municipal Youth Care Institute (IMAJ), revealed exciting details about the upcoming event. Athletes from Colima, Guadalajara, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, and Puerto Vallarta will participate, with the top three performers receiving cash prizes.

Activities will kick off at 3 PM with an open training session, allowing enthusiasts to utilize the specially installed infrastructure. At 4:30 PM, there will be an exhibition for youth and children aged 6 to 15, followed by the main competition starting at 5 PM.

This marks the fourth Parkour Challenge, the first since 2019. Salas Vanegas expressed high expectations for this year’s turnout, anticipating around 200 participants and spectators, a significant increase from previous years.

Highlighting the event’s importance, Salas Vanegas emphasized the goal of raising awareness about parkour, which will debut as an Olympic sport at the upcoming Olympic Games in France. The hope is to inspire more people in Puerto Vallarta to embrace this dynamic discipline.

Parkour, rooted in military obstacle course training and martial arts, challenges practitioners to move from one point to another as swiftly and efficiently as possible, often incorporating acrobatic feats. It involves a variety of movements, including flipping, running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, and quadrupedal movement, all tailored to navigate any given environment.

Make plans now to come out to Velarias del Malec贸n on Saturday, June 8, to witness the extraordinary talents of these remarkable athletes.

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