London’s Trafalgar Square is set to be transformed when it plays host to the second Barclaycard World Freerun Championships on Saturday 15th August 2009.
7,000 tickets will be made available free of charge to fans via the Barclaycard World Freerun Facebook page by mid-July.
This truly iconic landmark will encourage people to ‘see London differently’, through the eyes of a freerunner, with ordinary architectural features and street furniture becoming obstacles to be overcome.
27 freerunners, representing 17 countries will showcase their creativity of freerunning on a specially designed course in Trafalgar Square.
Among the competitors will be the inaugural Barclaycard World Freerun champion, Gabriel ‘Jaywalker’ Nunez from the United States who triumphed at the 2008 event held at Camden’s Roundhouse. He will face stiff opposition this year from an even stronger field that includes British hopefuls Paul ‘Blue Devil’ Joseph, George ‘G-Force’ Mayfield and Tim ‘Livewire’ Shieff, runner up to Nunez at last year’s event.
On the day, each athlete will perform to his own individual soundtrack and be judged according to four, distinct criteria. These will be technical difficulty, execution, creativity and fluidity.
Fans wishing to register for tickets should visit www.facebook.com/barclaycard where they will be asked to enter their details. With the capacity for the event strictly limited to 7,000 and demand anticipated to exceed supply, people are advised to register as soon as possible.