LONDON, 2 April 2021: Race Marketing & Management (RMM), promoter of the World Parkour Championship, has confirmed that the season opener scheduled to take place in Istanbul on 21-23 May has been postponed due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Turkey and the subsequent and ongoing international travel restrictions that are in place for arrivals into the country.

RMM has confirmed that the event is rescheduled for 8-10 October.

The collective decision to postpone the Istanbul event was taken by RMM, the sport’s governing bodies the International Parkour Federation (IPF) and the World Freerunning Parkour Federation (WFPF) and the Turkish authorities. “We have been monitoring the situation very closely in recent weeks and of course it is very, very frustrating for everyone involved but absolutely the right decision, the right thing to do due to the current very concerning and very fluid Covid-19 situation,” said RMM managing director, Selim Kemahli. “But the safety of everyone involved is paramount and not up for debate.

“We have rescheduled the event for October and continue to work closely with authorities in various countries to ensure a successful 2021 world championship campaign.”

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Selim Kemahli