Beast Coast: 2014
What is Beast Coast?
APK Also kown as American Parkour Hosted the entire event with two full days of the most high-energy, interactive, fun-packed parkour jam on the East coast:
Friday, May 23rd
7:00pm – 9:00pm
APK held a FREE parkour and freerunning open gym at the American Parkour Academy for whoever would like to come train! Primal Fitness is located at 219 M Street, NW, Washington, DC. We actually couldn't attend this time of the event because we were still on the road - haha, but for future reference and just some awesome information for you, we put this in here. Hope you enjoy browsing around.
Saturday, May 24th
10:00am – 5:00pm
Everyone met at Gateway Park in Rosslyn (1300 Lee Hwy Arlington, VA 22201) for a full day of training, community, live DJ and our Fast Contest! At 8:00pm we will all converge on the National Mall for an insane night of Glow-In-The-Dark Ultimate Frisbee! Glow sticks and frisbees will be provided.
Beast Coast, French Toast!
When someone takes a picture or a selfie you need say Beast Coast, French Toast!! - Really, really loud!
Once we got to the park we got our camera stuff and water then busted out! We started training, mingling with others and filmed everything! Met a lot of great and inspiriting people and while making new friends. We also got to reunite with some familiar faces as well. We are all far from each other and all over the world, but somehow when we see each other we seem to connect quickly and start where things left off.
As we played and mingled around, we came across one of the most amazing pro atheletes in the parkour and freerunning art, Jesse La Flair! Jesse La Flair is a professional freerunner and a member of Team Tempest. He is known internationally through his youtube channel. He has become an icon and idol for the third generation of parkour athletes. His stunts and acting can be seen in national and internationally released films, t.v. shows, and commercials. It was totally amazing meeting him and talking with him, very passionate and hard working man.
Jesse, along side with Cory DeMyers is also doing a really great freerunning documentary called, From Here to There so be sure to check it out and donate to this great cause.
Good luck, Jesse and Cory!
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
*** NOTE TO ALL FEMALES ATTENDING***
For almost a year, APK has been holding ‘meet ups’ (think introduction to parkour jam) for women in the DC area with the sole goal of getting more girls trying parkour. So don't worry if you're a girl, because girls do parkour too! The picture above is some of the lovely ladies who joined in on this amazing event and I had to pleasure in meeting some, so don't be shy or think its not a woman sport..because anyone can do it! :) If you need lessons, just contact one of us on the contact section and we will be happy, and excited to teach you. It's our passion, ya know!
The Great Falls
We heard that last year the line to get to the camp grounds was CRAZY so we headed out early and only waited about thirty minutes in line. so in the future if you ever go to Beast Coast or any other event get there early.
After talking, exploring, and meeting new people we headed back to camp. There where the bbq was and the rest of the group. Shortly after we got back there was a park ranger talking to Mark. There was no big deal this time but nonetheless we got to stay and continued with the bbq!
TIf there Is An End There Is A Beginning
I want to give some big, loving thanks:
Thanks for Mark and the APK team for putting this event together.
Huge thanks for any of the photographers/cinematographers that let me use their photos or videos.
Thanks for the positive and kind athletes who showed up, helped with giving me photos, making new friends and so much more.- When you go home, drive and fly back safely.
big thanks for Great Falls and the Great Falls park ranger!
A great thanks to the DJ for playing some beast tunes while we all trained, because it makes training a lot better with some groovy tunes.
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Born on September 22nd, 1986 and raised in Sullivan, Missouri