World Chase Tag: parkour meets playground tag
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Tag is a game that most of us played frequently in the school playground. It was fun and carefree, a way to run off some energy from those long classroom hours of boredom. However, when we left primary school, most of us also left Tag behind. Some did not... The emergence of World Chase Tag saw a playground game transformed into a sport that is taken very seriously by everyone involved. Christian Devaux invented the sport in 2009. The inspiration came whilst attempting to settle an argument between him and his son Orlando about who was the most successful player in their game of ‘it’ (Chase Tag). Devaux decided to incorporate a timing system into the game that measured the length of time a competitor could remain untagged - deciding the superior player. Despite the fact that Devaux lost the game to his son he decided to patent the idea and attempt “To reinstate Chase Tag to its rightful places as the most recognised and popular sport in the world”, this is the motto on their website.
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