Appalachian Mountain Brewery and High Gravity Adventures have partnered to bring you the first ever Mountain Ninja Warrior event! We have taken the idea from the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior, and made our own version to represent our community here in the high country. The timed race will consist of approximately 6 ground elements and a route navigating the three levels of High Gravity Adventure’s aerial adventure park. This epic adventure competition is open to everyone ages 11+ from 12 to 5p. Kids can take on their parents and co-workers can battle it out on the course for the better office space! After the Open Races we will have 8 teams of sponsored athletes compete for their partner non-profit in a race for best time and most money raised! More details below...
Kids & Open Amateur Competitions 12-5pm
Mountain Ninja Warrior (Sponsored Athletes) Competition 6-9 pm
Live Music/Celebration 9 – 11pm
Farm to Flame and AMB will be available during the entire day
High Gravity Adventures (next to Tweetsie Railroad)
**How the Teams Work:**
We have chosen 8 organizations here in the high country to compete against each other. These 8 organizations have also chosen a local non-profit to partner with for the competition. Each team will select a male and female competitor. Leading up to the event each team will be working together to raise money towards their non-profit. The money raised will work as an advantage for the teams the night of the competition (more details below).
**8 Sponsored Teams (Sponsor listed first, then associated Nonprofit):**
- Chetola Resort – Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
- Appalachian Ski Mountain – Appalachian Ski Patrol
- Appalachia Cookie Company – Hunger and Health Coalition of Boone
- High Country Jewelry – Middle Fork Greenway
- Triple Crown Bouldering Series – Carolina Climbers Coalition
- Mountain Times – Special Olympics of Watauga County
- Center 45 – High Country Local First
- ASU Athletics – Kay Yow Cancer Fund
**How Fundraising Works:**
Each team has their own funding page that will be shared across social media. For every $100 a team raises in the time leading up to the event, they will receive a 1 second advantage on the night of the competition. The nonprofit associated with each team will keep all the money raised for them.
There will be prizes from sponsors for the Open Amateur Competitions
Team that wins fundraising efforts in time leading up to the event: Wins a Collaboration Beer with AMB where sponsor and nonprofit logos are featured on the beer cans, and a percentage of the beer sales proceeds are donated back to the Non-profit.
Team that wins the timed competition: Wins a Corporate retreat for entire organization to High Gravity Adventures
**Kids and Open Amateur Competitions:**
These events will be going on all day (12p-5p) with a live leader board showing the fastest times per age group. This is open to anyone that purchases a climbing ticket and wants to give it a try.
Kids Ages 6-10: No competition, but this age group can participate on HGA's Foothills Course.
Ages 11-14: Young Adult Competition Age Group
Age 15-17: Young Adult Competition Age Group
Ages 18+: Adult Competition Groups
Male Competition Group
Female Competition Group
**Spectator Entry Fee: $5**