An Adventure Fundraising Competition. The first of its kind.


Together we raised $11,117 in 2016.

Our aim for 2017 is $50,000+

Who: Appalachian Mountain Brewery & High Gravity Adventures

What: Appalachian Mountain Brewery and High Gravity Adventures present the second annual Mountain Ninja Warrior competition to benefit 10-12 local nonprofits that make a difference in our high country community.  The competition will be a combination of ground and aerial elements at High Gravity Adventures where athletes will race from the ground to the top of the course seeking the best competition time for their team.

When: Sunday, October 1st, 2017 (all-day event)

Where: High Gravity Adventures:

How: If you are a business wanting to sponsor a team, fill out the application here by noon on Thursday, June 1st.  If you are an individual wanting to compete in the open amateur races prior to the main event, hold tight and keep your eyes open for sign-ups as we approach September.

Want to know more about the event?

The first annual Mountain Ninja Warrior event in 2016 was a huge success and raised over $11,000 total in online and offline donations for 8 local nonprofits.  Early in the process, after locking in our 2016 sponsors, we had many businesses reach out to us expressing their desire to get involved.  Unfortunately the event was already moving forward and we could not accept any more sponsors for our first-year event. 

For this year’s event, to accommodate the interest of so many community businesses, we are accepting applications and will award only 10-12 businesses a sponsorship position.  We will award these sponsorship positions based on the answers in your application and how driven we feel you are to fundraise for your partnered nonprofit.  Fundraising is the name of the game!  Secondary goals for the event include bringing the community together through adventure and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

In the 3 months leading up to the October 1st event, each business and nonprofit partner will raise as much money as possible for the nonprofit.  There will be a 2017 event webpage where all online donations can be made through (see the 2016 event page and sponsor/nonprofit teams here).  Fundraising benchmark amounts will be established, and with each benchmark reached the athletes (and thus their company and nonprofit) will be rewarded with time savings that will benefit their overall finishing race time.

What do you win?  On top of extensive community marketing exposure, you will work together to raise money for your nonprofit of choice throughout the event building strong community ties.  In addition, there will be prizes awarded for the top fundraiser and the top performing team in the race.  The top fundraising nonprofit will win an AMB collaboration beer done with the company partner.  AMB will be donating proceeds from the beer sales back to the nonprofit.  The top performing race team will win a team bonding trip to High Gravity Adventures for their associated business, of similar value to the beer sale proceeds.