Competition

 

 

During the IFKF, there are two different categories, namely: Speed and Style.

Each component requires different combination of endurance, skills, technique and creativity.

 

Each category will be divided into four different age groups

 

  • Up to 10 years (recreation or advanced)
  • 11 to 14 years old (recreation or advanced)
  • 15 to 18 years (recreation or advanced)
  • 19 years of age (recreation or advanced)

 

For each age range, a parkour will be used suitable for their age.

 

Signing up is done through the signing up form, which can be found under INFO, but note: FULL=FULL

 

 

Speed

In the Speed category, the challenge is to complete a route (established by the organizers) as soon as possible. A fixed starting point and a fixed endpoint will be determined; between these points, a colored line will be followed. The assessment will be based on:

 

1. The time in which the run is completed

2. The “cleanliness” (number of errors) during the run

 

There are different lines for each age range, so the challenge is equal in each category. In addition, there is also a recreation and an advanced category. It is up to the participant to determine in which category he / she belongs. Advanced freerunners can be freerunners who have been training for years, participate more often in competitions, perform performances, teach or train in a selected team.

 

Rules:

  • In this category, it is intended to move from point A to point B as quickly as possible without going out of the predetermined line.
  • Each age group has its own color for the highlighted line; Blue (up to 10 years), Yellow (10 to 14 years), Red (14 years and older)
  • Freestyle; you can create your own jumps/ movements, there is no fixed rule, except the rules below.
  • The obstacles that have been identified must also be actually overcome. Simply passing around (or any other irregular manner) will result in a time penalty or disqualification.
  • The penalty for irregular acts are handed out by a jury appointed in advance.
  • As with the regular Freerunning, it is not allowed to use knees and elbows to climb and/ or pass the obstacles. An exception to this rule is “knee-gainers”, which of course is intended to use the knees.
  • The use of the knees and/ or elbows is a time penalty of 1 second
  • The non-regulatory passage of the obstacle (for example, walking around the obstacle) is a penalty of 2 seconds.
  • Time will start running on the signal of an authorized person. At the finished line, the participant must press a button to stop the time.

 

 

Flow

With this category, the challenge is to set a creative and original run within a certain period of time (45 seconds). Only startingpoint is determined in advance. The route after this point can be determined by yourself, as long as the run is completed within the specified time. The assessment of the run will be based on:

 

1. The flow of the run shown

2. The difficulty of the run shown

3. The originality of the run shown

4. The originality of the tricks shown

5. The participant can end the run by giving a sign that the run is completed. Everything out of time will not be included in the jury review (and thus not in the final score).

 

Also, in this category, there will be an age distinction so that the challenge for each age group will be equal. In addition, there is also a recreation and an advanced category. It is up to the participant to determine in which category he / she belongs. Advanced freerunners can be freerunners who have been training for years, participate more often in competitions, perform performances, teach or train in a selected team.

 

Rules:

  • This means that within the time, a run (a series of jumps/ movements) will be set as creative as possible.
  • The participant is free to determine which obstacles (available) to use in his/her run.
  • It is not allowed to use the Airtrick material.
  • Only the starting point is established beforehand to have an equal starting point for everyone. The participant has 45 seconds to complete the run.
  • A jury will determine the final score of the participant based on a grade (between 1 to 10).
  • Each jury gives an individual score. The final score is the average of these scores, reduced by any penalty time.
  • The most important thing of the Style is the presence of a constant flow. The jury members will take into account, among other things, the creativity, the actual flow of the series (no breaks/ no distances traveled by walking) and the extent to which the movements are performed “clean” (without errors).
  • The remaining time will be followed by a time clock. In addition, this will be stopped as soon as the particpant indicates that he/she has completed the run (for example, making a cross (X) with his arms).
  • Participants aged 15 and older are allowed to supply music for their own run. Remember that you sent this 2 weeks in advance via email or via WeTransfer to info@ifkf.nl. Make sure you clearly state in the file name: name_category / level. The music will be played from the beginning of the track.

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