NATURAL GAMES: are you ready for the one and only outdoor sports extravaganza?

Since 2008, the Natural Games have gather professional and amateur athletes from around the world and from different disciplines for an exceptional demonstration of kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, and even slacklining! A wild and crazy four-day competition mixing sports and music, where you can both enjoy the show and discover new activities. Head to Millau, France, the French outdoor sports capital, from June 27-30, 2013.

 

An international multi-sport event

Natural games 2013 © Medhi Benayoun

Athletes from every sport and from all around the world will make the trip: Dave Graham, one of bouldering's icons, will take part. Marlene Devillez will be there to defend here 2012 European Champion title in freestyle kayaking. After placing third at FISE Montpellier (International Festival for Extreme Sports), Medhi Gani recently displayed his mountain biking skills at VTT DIRT in Millau. Every year each of these disciplines draws a lot of participants. The Natural Games continues to be a fantastic chance for athletes from different sports to mix, and for the athletes and the general public to interact.

Natural games 2013 © Julien HoldrinetNatural games 2013 © Thomas Morel

 

 

Bouldering, a feature event

Natural Games © Kamil Tamiola

New bouldering walls were built this year specifically for the event. The dyno contest will open the Natural Games. The amateur contest will take place in an “open” format where everyone will be able to put their skills to the test in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The nighttime grand bouldering finale Saturday night will close out the climbing event. The best athletes in the world will show off their talent for an exceptional show in front of more than 20,000 spectators.

 

 

Bouldering program

  • Dyno contest: Thursday, June 27, from 21:30 to 22:30
  • International competition, expert category: Friday, June 28, from 9:00 to 15:00
  • International amateur competition: Saturday, June 29, from 9:00 to 15:00
  • International competition finals: Saturday, June 29, from 22:00 to 23:30
  • Podium: Saturday, June 29, from 23:30 to midnight.

Full program

Natural Games 2013
 

 

Petzl, the event's traditional and iconic partner

Petzl has supported the Natural Games from the start, providing the right equipment for intro-to-climbing sessions throughout the day. Meet athletes from Team Petzl Friday evening and discover the latest products at the Petzl booth during the Outdoor Sports expo in the official event village.

 

Natural Games: a mix of sports and music!

Natural Games 2013 © Pascal Tournaire

The Natural Games beat to the drum of a wide variety of entertainment to electrify the public. During the day, in addition to the competitions, those in attendance will be able to try out different sports such as climbing, slacklining, or parkour (the art of moving over obstacles). As with every year when night falls, the friendly and festive atmosphere will be at its height. An eclectic range of concerts will give rhythm to each evening with well-known artists such as Wax Tailor and Nneka.

Natural Games 2013 © Oscar Pili

Register or just come enjoy the show! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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