Julien's Birthday NNL Season VI Qualifier: 2/20 & 2/21/2021
National Ninja League Season VI Regional Qualifier at The Warrior Factory Syracuse
February 20 & 21, 2021 (Julien's Birthday Weekend!)
Registration closes Wed 2/17 at noon: Register HERE * NOTE that masks are required while not competing and only 1 spectator OR coach may accompany each athlete into the facility (details below).
Come test your skill in an NNL sanctioned event. Run a professionally designed course and test your mettle against other competitors your age. Finish in the top 3 of your age group and gender and qualify for the NNL Regional Championship! *(Age based on Feb 21, 2021)
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 a max of 15 athletes.
Due to capacity restrictions only ONE spectator OR coach allowed per participant (included in cost of athlete ticket).
We realize this is not ideal. We will not be making exceptions and there will be no special allowances. If it's not possible for your family to compete under these conditions we totally understand and hope to see you when we are able to host an event without severe capacity restrictions.
We will be asking at checkout who your coach is. IF there is enough capacity in a wave for ALL coaches to be admitted we will allow this. WE WILL NOT KNOW THIS UNTIL REGISTRATION HAS ENDED OR A WAVE IS FULL. The reason we can do this is that sometimes a single coach coaches multiple athletes in a wave. If there are enough coaches that have multiple kids in a wave we may be able to allow a 1 parent per athlete and these coaches (less than 1 per athlete) into the facility for a given wave and still maintain our capacity limits.
Liquid Chalk ONLY allowed.
10-20 obstacle course testing lower and upper body
Prizes for top 3 male & female finishers in each age division* (*Top 2 for Elite)
Start times subject to change based on registration
$85 Room Rate at Tru by Hilton in our plaza. (link below)
A NinjaWorks Athlete ID is necessary to register. Don't have one? Get it HERE for free!
SCHEDULE : Times noted are the time you should arrive for check-in. Check-in will start promptly at the time noted.
Saturday, February 20 (Run continues regardless of fail for full time for all age divisions). Kids Male (6-8) 8:15am
Kids Female (6-8) 10:20am Mature Kids Female (9-10) 12:35pm
Mature Kids Male (9-10) 2:40pm
Preteens Male (11-12) 5:00pm PreTeens Female (11-12) 7:05pm
Sunday, February 21 (Run continues regardless of fail for full time except for Elite division). Teens (13-14) 9:00am Masters (40+) 11:20am Young Adults (15-17) 1:30pm
Adults (18+) 3:50pm
Elite* (15+ elite) 6:15pm
*Run ends when competitor falls
The Warrior Factory Syracuse NNL Qualifier Cancellation Policy:
In the event that The Warrior Factory Syracuse has to cancel our NNL Competition in order to comply with local COVID-19 regulations full refunds will be issued to all participants.
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, fill out an NNL waiver and a Warrior Factory Syracuse 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 changing start times. The number of spectators per competitor is only 1 and there will not be exceptions made. We will be adhering to all CDC, NYS and Onondaga county guidance for our competition. Social distancing with 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 at Township 5: Lucky you! Not only are you coming to Syracuse for an amazing event at a brand new, state of the art facility, you are coming to a facility that is located in Township 5! Township 5 is a mixed used retail space with the most unique offerings in all of Upstate. Stay at the Tru Hilton (special rate for competitors), catch a movie at the one of a kind Movie Tavern (spoiler alert - it will ruin you for all other theaters), throw axes and Bad Axe Throwing (right next door), buy in bulk and enjoy some free samples at Costco, or eat and shop at the multitudes of shops and restaurants right outside our door! Run order blues got you down? No worries, there is plenty to do in Township 5!
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 has 6 age divisions ranging from 6 to 40+. 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 very cool 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 10/10 & 10/11 The Warrior Factory Syracuse is hosting an NNL sanctioned competition. TWF Syracuse 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.