National Ninja League Season 6 Regional Qualifier (*Age on Feb 21, 2021 determines Age Division).
10-20 obstacle course testing lower and upper body. Please familiarize yourself with the current season's rule changes by clicking here.
Masks required while not running the course. If you are not comfortable properly wearing a mask for the duration of the wave please make plans to watch the event elsewhere.
All waves capped at 30 athletes.
Due to capacity restrictions only ONE spectator allowed per participant which is included in cost of registration.
Due to capacity restrictions only ONE NNL certified coach allowed per NNL sanctioned facility.
ONLY Liquid Chalk allowed.
All ages (excluding elite) will have the opportunity to continue the course after a fail (only progress before fail counts towards standings).
Prizes for top 3 of each gender in each age bracket.
$100 prize for top gender in Elite Division.
NinjaWorks Athlete IDs and Waivers required (NNL and The Warrior Factory Buffalo).
If you do not have a NinjaWorks Athlete ID, click here.
If you do not have a waiver for TWF Buffalo, click here.
Deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 10th at 12pm ET. Any late registrants will be placed at the beginning of the run order and added at the facility's discretion.
The Warrior Factory Buffalo NNL Qualifier Cancellation Policy:
In the event that TWF Buffalo has to cancel our NNL Competition in order to comply with local COVID-19 regulations, this event will be rescheduled to a later date. Refunds will only be issued in the form of account credit to your WF Buffalo account if you are unable to participate. No cash/credit refunds will be issued.
If a registered participant cannot compete due to traveling from a state on the NYS mandatory quarantine list refunds will be issued in the form of an account credit to your WF Buffalo account. No cash/credit refunds will be issued.
If a registered participant cancels or cannot compete due to any other circumstance NO refunds will be issued.
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 to our competitors and their families when you mention TWF Buffalo. Single rooms can be reserved for $84 and doubles can be reserved for $89. Call (716)953-3647 to reserve your room or click here to reserve online under this special rate. Offer only valid through February 12th. 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 is always a thing to see 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 3/13 & 3/14 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.
COVID-19 considerations: We will be adhering to all CDC, NYS and Erie county guidance for our competition. Social distancing with be enforced and masks are required while not running the course.If you do not want to wear a mask while running the course please make arrangements to view the competition from outside the facility. As with all guidance during the pandemic, recommendations, rules and best practices are constantly evolving. Check back frequently to stay up to date our competition day policies.