COLUMBUS, Ohio (January 17, 2023) – Arnold Sports Festival and World Chase Tag®
announced today that they will bring the WCT6 Pan American Championship for the
Americas to Columbus, Ohio during the 2023 Arnold Sports Festival.
The WCT6 Pan American event will be held March 3-5, 2023, inside the Arnold Expo and
provide athletes from all over the western hemisphere the opportunity to battle for the right to
compete in World Chase Tag® World Championship later this year.
“For more than 35 years, the Arnold Sports Festival has been on a mission to give platforms to
any sport that will inspire our attendees to find their love of fitness. By not limiting ourselves to
the biggest, most popular sports, we give a spotlight to fantastic athletes of all kinds, and show
our fans that there are many paths to fitness,” said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, founder of the
Arnold Sports Festival. “I'm thrilled that this year we will host World Chase Tag® for the first
time. It is a unique challenge of strength and fitness and I am sure it is going to blow our fans
World Chase Tag®, the first and only global competitive tag organization, brings together
athletes from the world of Parkour and Ninja Warrior disciplines as well as Hollywood stunt men
and women. Events are broadcast on ESPN in the United States, BBC in the United Kingdom,
as well as other Networks worldwide including France, Germany and the Middle East. WCT has
garnered worldwide attention with more than 1 billion organic online views, including 400 million
in the last 12 months on World Chase Tag® owned and operated platforms. The sport's slogan
is “Keep Chasing and Don't Get Caught.” World Chase Tag® Americas competition will be
filmed at the Arnold and rebroadcast on ESPN in April and around the world later this year.
“We are very excited to bring Chase Tag to Arnold Sports Festival,” said Christian Devaux,
Founder and CEO of World Chase Tag®. “Elite parkour athletes will compete and play to the
edge of their physical, mental, and emotional capabilities. It’s going to be an electrifying
weekend of high-energy competition for Arnold Sports Festival attendees and all passionate
Chase Tag fans.”
ABOUT WORLD CHASE TAG®
World Chase Tag® (WCT) combines the dynamic athleticism of Parkour with the age-old
game of Tag. Invented by brothers Christian and Damien Devaux in the U.K., the competition
began in 2016 and has quickly built a cult following around the world, securing millions of online
World Chase Tag® is the ultimate test of 1-on-1 pursuit, fought out on an unforgiving arena
of steel & wood, between athletes displaying extraordinary speed & agility as they juke, leap &
lunge to make a point-saving tag. 20 teams from all across the country (featuring world class
parkour athletes, Hollywood stuntmen and Ninja Warrior finalists) compete across 5 rounds of
knockout matches culminating in an extraordinary battle to take home the first Annual World
Chase Tag® Pan-American Championship trophy.
WCT has amassed a global following with over 2.75 million followers across their social
media platforms including more than 100 WCT related videos with over 1 million views.
Tupelo Honey, a division of Tupelo Media Group, an Emmy award winning production
company, and its parent company, Gray Television, are investors in World Chase Tag®.
ABOUT ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL
To learn more and for inquiries about the Arnold Sports Festival and the Chase Tag®
Americas event in Columbus, Ohio, please visit www.arnoldsports.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.