Come test your skill on a professionally designed obstacle course in an NNL sanctioned event. Finish in the top 3 of your age group and gender and qualify for the NNL Regional Championship! *(Age based on Feb 21, 2021)
Prizes for top 3 male & female finishers in each age division
Times subject to change based on registration & any COVID-19 developments
Anticipated redemption time to follow each age division time permitted.
We will be adhering to all CDC and NYS guidelines for COVID-19 including limiting the number of patrons in the facility at one time. As a result, we will likely implement multiple wave start times for each age group to allow for smaller wave sizes and limits on spectators per competitor. Be on the lookout for frequent communications as the competition date draws closer.
SCHEDULE: (TENTATIVE) Saturday , November 7th
- Kids (6-8) - 9:00am
- Mature Kids (9-10) - 11:30am
- PreTeens (11-12) - 2:00pm
- Teens (13-14) - 4:00pm Sunday, November 8th
- Young Adults (15-17) & Masters (40+) - 10:00am
- Adults (18+) and *Elite (15+) - 1:00pm
* Run continues regardless of fail for allotted time for all age divisions, except for Elite division
Coming in from out of town? The Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Williamsville Buffalo Airport located at 8005 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221 is a two-minute walk to our door. They are offering a special rate for all competitors and their families. Call (716)953-3647 to reserve your room under The Warrior Factory Buffalo block of rooms. Two options available: single - ($89) and double - ($99). Prices do not include taxes and/or fees.
The Warrior Factory Buffalo NNL Qualifier Cancellation Policy:
In the event that The Warrior Factory Buffalo has to cancel our NNL Competition in order to comply with local COVID-19 regulations, refunds will be issued to all participants.
If a registered participant cancels or cannot compete due to any other circumstance no refunds will be applied.
Who can compete: Anyone can compete in this NNL event. There is no prior experience or league/gym affiliation necessary. All you have to do is get an NNL Athlete ID (completely FREE) and you're ready to register! Have your clean, dry sneakers, a mask, and some comfortable clothing for your run on the course. Fill out both a NNL waiver and a Warrior Factory Buffalo waiver and you're ready to go!
What do to prior to arriving: Fill out your waivers! 2 waivers must be completed in order to participate in this event:
NNL WAIVER ("Sign our waiver" in bottom righthand corner of site)
COVID-19 considerations: Although we don't know what the COVID-19 guidelines will be at the time of our competition, be prepared for multiple wave start times within an age group, as well as limits on the number of spectators per competitor to reduce the number of patrons in the facility at one time. We will be adhering to all CDC, NYS and Onondaga county guidance for our competition. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are required while not running the course. As with all guidance during the pandemic, recommendations, rules and best practices are constantly evolving. Check back frequently to stay up to date our on-competition day policies.
What to do and where to eat: Lucky you! Not only are you coming to Buffalo for an amazing event at a brand new, state of the art facility, you are coming to an area filled with things to do! Our facility is perfectly positioned off NY-78 with easy access to I-90 and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF). Our facility is within walking distance of the Eastern Hills Mall as well as many shops and eateries. If you’re looking to make bulk purchases, Walmart, Target, BJ’s, and Wegmans are all within a 2-mile radius.
Some of our favorite spots to eat are: In & Out: Rachel’s Mediterranean, Lloyd Tacos, Corelife Eatery Sit-down: Santora’s, My Dad’s Market & Restaurant, Saigon Bangkok, Sun Cuisines, Neat, and Bar-Bill North (Chicken Wings).
If you intend on staying the weekend, Canal Side always has fun activities and Niagara Falls is only a 30-minute drive from out facility - practically in our backyard!
What is the NNL:The National Ninja League (NNL) is an organization run by a collection of the nation's top Ninjas. The goal of the NNL is to promote the sport of Ninja obstacle course racing across the country. They are providing the infrastructure, organization and guidelines for top level facilities to allow for all ages to become involved in the rapidly growing sport of Ninja! The NNL consists of 6 age divisions ranging from 6 to 40+, as well as the new Elite division for athletes of the highest skill level. Each age division runs a course designed for their size and skill. All participants run the course in their designated age brackets and the top 3 male and female winners advance to the NNL Regional Championships. In addition to qualifying for Regionals, the top 3 finishers will win some awesome ninja holds among other prizes.
Different gyms across the country host NNL events every weekend to allow athletes a chance to test their mettle against the course and their peers. The weekend of 11/7 & 11/8 The Warrior Factory Buffalo is hosting an NNL sanctioned competition. TWF Buffalo competition will feature professionally designed courses for each age division (ages 6+ as of 2/21/2021). The courses will test the ninjas strength, agility, balance and technique on a multitude of innovative and exciting obstacles, strung together to make for one the most fun, most memorable athletic experiences around.
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