If you are a female—or male—in the DC area you should be excited for this summer! Beast Coast isn’t the only hot thing in town. On July 26-28 local traceuses are hosting THE North American Women’s Gathering right here in DC! 

The event attracts women from the US and Canada as well as from other parts of the world. Why create/host/attend a women-only jam? The awesome people of course! Oftentimes parkour communities, while completely supportive of women, are male-dominated. It can be a rare occasion to train with another woman or see someone who looks like you doing something that you aspire to do. A special event like the NAWG is powerful in that it brings people together. I admit; when I first attended a NAWG three years ago—or a DC Women’s Meetup, for that matter—my intention was simply to train at cool spots. Now my motivation is to train at cool spots and train with some bad@$$ women!

Join us as we explore some of DC’s iconic jam spots from Gateway Park to the lesser-known spots in Adams Morgan. The event is packed with seminars (exploring parkour and other movement practices), breakout sessions, mixers, and did I mention jamming? We welcome women and girls (and gender non-conforming individuals) of all levels to express themselves through movement in a supportive environment. On Sunday, to wrap up an already-amazing weekend, we encourage guys to join for some co-ed jamming time as well.

So EVERYONE: come out to the North American Women’s Jam in the last weekend of July! It’s always a good time and you’ll leave with new friends and fond memories.

Find out more on our Facebook event page

Rosy Noguchi
NAWG DC planning member