Freerunning is a more theatrical and stylistic version of parkour that includes connecting with the environment and inventing tricks and acrobatics by flipping, spinning or jumping off or over obstacles. Similar to parkour, freerunning involves getting from one point to another. However parkour is based on speed, whereas freerunning is defined by expressive motion. 

Sébastien Foucan developed freerunning as an early innovator of parkour who wanted to incorporate more expression and style. Today, both sports are governed by the World Freerunning Parkour Federation, which hosts a world championship event. Another popular event is Red Bull Art of Motion, a 2007-launched international freerunning competition. 

Athletes are judged on tricks, style and originality, with subjective points delivered on aspects of creativity, difficulty, level of flow and execution.