What is World Chase Tag®


Damien Devaux & Christian Devaux, founders of WCT

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World Chase Tag is the biggest and most exciting sport around the game of tag. In WCT, two teams of 6 players face each other in a series of 16 chases. Each chase lasts 20 seconds and has one Chaser and one Evader. A team is awarded 1 point for each Evasion they make (i.e. when the Evader lasts 20seconds without getting caught) and the winner stays on for the next chase.

One of the unique elements of WCT is the arena in which the game takes place. A 12 by 12 meter playground made of steel and wood called the Quad™. It is an integral part of the gameplay and has been tested by some of the best Parkour athletes and Ninja Warrior competitors. Over the past ten years the Quad™ has evolved into the perfect arena to create some of the most exciting, compelling and original sporting content. For both amateurs and elite level competitors.

It all started with Christian Devaux in 2012 playing tag with his son in their back garden. One day both of them started to wonder who was the best at tag. And from there everything started to grow. They were joined a year later by Damien Devaux, Christian’s Brother, and together they started to work on the best way to turn the oldest game into a new and exciting sport.


From organising casual meet-ups in Hyde Park to broadcasting worldwide events on major TV channels, within a few years they did turn a father and son game into an ever growing community of high level athletes coming from Parkour to Ninja.

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Most frequent questions and answers

World Chase Tag can be played by anyone who is interested in the sport, regardless of their age or gender. It is a sport that can be adapted to different skill levels, so both beginners and more advanced players can participate and enjoy the game.


World Chase Tag is a great option for individuals who enjoy high-intensity physical activities and have a passion for testing their speed, agility, and endurance. It is a sport that requires quick reflexes, good coordination, and the ability to think on your feet, so it can be a good fit for people who enjoy challenging themselves in these areas.


While World Chase Tag is a sport that can be enjoyed by anyone, it’s important to keep in mind that it is a physical activity that involves running, jumping, and other high-impact movements. As with any sport, it’s important to make sure you are physically able to participate and to take any necessary precautions to prevent injury.

World Chase Tag has become a popular sport in recent years, and there are now many places where you can play or watch the sport.

If you’re interested in playing World Chase Tag, one of the easiest ways to get started is to find a local WCT Gym. You can also look for local meetups or groups on social media or online forums to connect with other players in your area.


In addition, there are many organised World Chase Tag events that take place around the world, such as the World Chase Tag Championships, which are held annually. These events bring together some of the top players from around the world and offer a great opportunity to watch and learn from the best in the sport.


Overall, there are many opportunities to play or watch World Chase Tag, whether you’re looking to compete at a high level or just want to try the sport for fun and fitness. With its growing popularity, it’s likely that more and more venues and events will be available in the future.

Like any sport or physical activity, Chase Tag can involve some degree of risk and potential for injury, but with proper training and precautions, the risks can be minimised.


World Chase Tag has specific rules in place to help ensure the safety of the players, including the use of designated playing areas, protective equipment, and strict guidelines for tagging.


If you’re interested in playing Chase Tag, it’s important to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity of your training as your skills and fitness improve. It’s also a good idea to work with a qualified coach or trainer who can help you learn the proper techniques and safety guidelines for the sport.

World Chase Tag® was formed by Christian Devaux in 2012 after a game of Tag with his son in their back garden. A year later, he was joined by his brother, Damien, and together they set about turning the oldest game into the newest sport. From organising casual meet-ups in Hyde Park, within a few years they were hosting international competitions with some of the world’s best Parkour athletes and Ninja Warrior competitors.


The first World Chase Tag competition was held in London in 2017, and since then, the sport has continued to grow in popularity around the world. The annual World Chase Tag Championships now attract some of the top players from around the globe, and the sport has been featured in various media outlets, including television and online video platforms.

As of 2023, World Chase Tag is not currently recognised as an Olympic sport. In order to become an Olympic sport, a sport must first be recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and then it must go through a rigorous evaluation process that can take several years.


While World Chase Tag has not yet been recognised by the IOC, it has gained a significant following and has been featured in various media outlets around the world. As the sport continues to grow in popularity, there is always a possibility that it could be considered for inclusion in future Olympic games.


However, the process of becoming an Olympic sport is highly competitive, and there are many factors that are taken into account, including the sport’s global popularity, the level of international competition, and the level of organisation and governance within the sport. So while it’s certainly possible that World Chase Tag could become an Olympic sport in the future, it’s impossible to predict if or when that might happen.

Chase Tag is a fast-paced, high-intensity sport that requires a combination of speed, agility, and endurance. As such, it engages a wide range of muscles throughout the body. Here are some of the primary muscle groups that are used in Chase Tag:


  1. Lower body: The legs are heavily involved in Chase Tag, as players need to be able to accelerate, decelerate, change direction, and jump quickly and efficiently. The quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calf muscles are all used extensively.
  2. Core: A strong core is essential for maintaining balance, stability, and control during the various movements required in Chase Tag. The abs, obliques, and lower back muscles all play a role in supporting the body and generating power.
  3. Upper body: While the upper body is not as heavily involved in Chase Tag as the lower body, the arms, shoulders, and back are still important for maintaining balance and generating momentum during jumps and other movements.
  4. Cardiovascular system: Chase Tag is a high-intensity sport that requires a lot of cardiovascular endurance. The heart and lungs are both heavily taxed during gameplay, as players need to maintain a high level of activity for extended periods of time.


Overall, Chase Tag is a full-body workout that engages a wide range of muscles and helps to develop strength, speed, endurance, and agility.

There is currently no rule prohibiting or restricting the use of protective equipment. For safer and more enjoyable practice we advise the use of shin guards and knee pads that do not restrict your range of motion.

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