Participant information

Have you already registered to take part in the first ever Youth Urban Games 2018, taking place in North Glasgow on Saturday 25th August 2018? Please find some useful information below:

This is going to be a day-long outdoor event on a purpose-built, competition-standard stage – see the stage design here. Some of the best BMXers, skateboarders and free-runners from across the UK and beyond will be performing on the day, with participants taking it in turns to try different tricks and moves.

LocationYouth Urban Games Arena, Sawmillfield Street, Glasgow, G4 9SA
RegistrationPlease come to the Registration Marquee between 9-10am the to sign in. You will be given your time slot then.
Event durationAll day (with prize-giving and the finals in all sports finishing at 5pm).
Programme for the dayThe athletes programme begins after the Opening Ceremony and runs throughout the day until 5pm. A detailed programme of what is happening and when is available here.
Getting hereThere is no parking on site and limited on-street paid-for parking. We recommend you either travel by public transport or make your way to the site by foot or bike. Further details are available here.
CateringWe will provide all registered participants with sandwiches, fruit and water but if you need anything else, please bring this along with you on the day.
What to bringBMXers/skateboarders, please bring your own bike/board/pads/helmets. Our insurance only covers you if you wear a helmet.

Free-runners, please bring whatever you think you will need.

Changing facilitiesThere will be changing facilities on site but no lockers so we recommend that you bring minimum belongings.
PrizesThere is a £500 prize each for the BMX and skateboard winner, £375 for first runner up and £125 for the second runner up (announced after the finals at 4.50pm). As the parkour performances are not a competition, there is no parkour prize. Prize money will be paid via bank transfer after the event.
JudgesExperienced judges will assess each skateboard and BMX participant and decide whether to put them through to the semi-finals and then finals. They will also decide the winners.
SocialPlease use #YUG2018 Twitter hashtag, #YoYP2018 and tag @scottishcanals and @YoYP2018. The YUG Instagram is @youthurbangames
VideoCamera crews will be filming throughout the event for use across the YUG2018 website and social channels. If you do not want to be filmed, please let us know when you register.
Wet weatherIn the event of wet weather, we may have to delay some of the performances/jams/demos or move some inside the marquee. In these circumstances, as space will be restricted, we may not be able to get through the entire programme.

If you have any questions, please email

Year of Young People

Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018. It aims to inspire all ages through its young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage. The Year of Young People 2018 will offer even more opportunities for both locals and visitors to enjoy a trip to, and around Scotland. From adrenaline filled adventure breaks and breath-taking road trips, to a range of exciting events and festivals, Scotland offers endless things to see and do during the celebratory year.

stay social & spread the word #YOYP2018