NINJA CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
708 BC Ancient Pentathlon: run, long jump, javelin, discus, wrestling
1040 Fell Running: 1.5-20 km, open terrain, many hills
1860 Steeple Chase: 3,000 m run + 28 barriers & 7 water jumps
1876 Cross Country Running: 4-12 km, open terrain
1912 Modern Pentathlon: fencing, swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting, track run
1946 Military Pentathlon Obstacle Run: 500 m + 20 obstacles
WORLD OBSTACLE UIPM 2023 NINJA WORLD CUP USA
Registration is NOW open for Athletes who qualified for a National Ninja event regardless of the league! REGISTER HERE Find all the details for how to register at this link. NOTE registration for additional qualified athletes closes July 19th. More information here. Registration fee is $75 for all categories. Please visit the World Cup USA page for US Qualification and registration details.
The World Obstacle UIPM 2023 Ninja World Cup USA will be a 2-lane, 100m course with 10 obstacles provided by The ATS Team, an LA based set shop and production company, best known as the designer and builder of obstacles and courses for the Ninja Warrior television show franchise worldwide. Details of the course and event are available here.
ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE
Athletes qualified by a national member federation of FISO and US athletes who qualified for UNAA, FINA World Finals and WNGA are eligible to compete. Priority is given to international athletes, those competing for a country other than the United States. Check the UNAA qualification list on the UNAA website and FINA website. Please visit the World Cup USA page for US Qualification and registration details.
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday: Competition day, Technical Meeting
Friday: Competition day, Technical Meeting, opening ceremonies
Saturday: Competition day, Technical Meeting, medal ceremonies
Sunday: Competition day, Technical Meeting, medal and closing ceremonies
Orange County Convention Center is in the heart of the Orlando Convention Center District with world-class dining, shopping and entertainment close to the convention center including, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, Pointe Orlando, and ICON Park.
Orange County Convention Center is minutes from Orlando International Airport and within easy walking and driving distance of world-class dining, shopping and entertainment options.
The Orange County Convention Center is surrounded by hotels, four of them connecting directly to the convention center.
The races and competition rules are formatted to facilitate fairness, event flow, and judging. Download the rules below.
Gold, Silver & Bronze medals are awarded for top three finishers in each category.
Competitive race categories are Elite, Youth (7U, 9U, 11U, 13U, 15U), Senior (16-39), and Masters (40+). For 2023 Ninja World Cup USA only, age for all categories is your age on January 1, 2023. All future events follow the international standard here.
ATHLETE & ENTOURAGE CONDUCT
National Federation members and recognized events of World Obstacle are required to promote the character development of athletes, to enhance the integrity of obstacle sports, to promote sportsmanship and civility in society. Coaches, trainers, officials, officers and all those associated with their programs and events should adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. The Entourage must respect and promote ethical principles, including those contained in the World Obstacle Codes of Ethics and the WADA Code. Download the Athlete and Entourage Conduct Guidelines below for details.
FISO has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and World Obstacle Anti-Doping Rules are implemented to advance FISO’s continuing efforts to prevent doping in the sport. All athletes of legal age (not minors / 18 years old and over) competing in FISO world level events are required to complete the WADA Anti-Doping e-Learning (ADeL) talented athlete education programme and provide the certificate of completion prior to competing. ADeL is proved free of charge. Register and complete the programme on the WADA ADeL website, then download your completion certificate and upload during race registration, or show at packet-pick up with your photo ID. See the main page for instructions to create an account and complete the training.
All coaches, trainers, officials and people in frequent contact with youth and junior athletes are encouraged to hold a current U.S. Safe Sport Certification or International Safesport i-Protect education and must comply with the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act. Register and create a free account for i-Protect here. Training is free.
ABOUT USA NINJA ASSOCIATION
USA Ninja Association (USANA) is being developed as the National Governing Body for Ninja Sport and events in the United States of America. It is a member based association that represents the needs of the sport through athlete representation and engagement.
To support, inspire, and engage Ninja athletes at all levels
A Ninja Warrior community in the United States where athletes can compete at their highest level in a safe, welcoming environment
To promote the development of safe, fair Ninja events in the United States of America. To provide opportunities for athletes to be competitive at the international level.
2023 NINJA WORLD CUP
ABOUT THE WORLD CUP SERIES
The Ninja World Cup races are head-to-head Ninja speed competitions held on a 100m course (distances may vary to fit venues) with 10 to 12 obstacles. The format is similar to Ninja versus Ninja and Team Ninja Warrior TV show competitions. The World Cup series will lead to the Ninja World Cup Finals and culminates in the Ninja World Championships.
One World Cup event will be held on each continent: Africa / Middle East, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. All Ninja World Cup events adhere to the World Obstacle Code of Conduct and adhere to the World Obstacle Code of Ethics.
FISO has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and World Obstacle Anti-Doping Rules are implemented to advance FISO’s continuing efforts to prevent doping in the sport. All athletes of legal age (not minors / 18 years old and over) competing in FISO world level events are required to complete the WADA Anti-Doping e-Learning (ADeL) talented athlete education programme and provide the certificate of completion prior to competing. ADeL is proved free of charge. Register and complete the programme on the WADA ADeL website, then download your completion certificate and upload during race registration, or show at packet-pick up with your photo ID. Instructions for creating an account:
- Register on the ADeL platform (green button, top right)
- Accept all cookies when asked
- In the Language field select your preferred language (you will enter your native language later)
- In the Role, field select “Athletes”
- In the Sport field select “Obstacle Sports”
- In the Level in sport (Athlete) field select “International-level athlete (competing internationally – Major Games)
- In the Discipline field, type “Ninja”
The WADA prohibited substances and methods list are available for download from the World Obstacle Anti-doping page.
For all events except the 2023 World Cup USA age category for Youth and Junior athletes is the age of the athlete on race day. Age group category for Senior and Masters athletes is the age you are on December 31st, 2023 (the age you turn this year). An athlete who is 15 years old on race day and turns 16 before December 31st in the year of competition shall compete in the Junior (14/15) category.
UNAA WORLD SERIES FINALS – SEASON 8
July 27-30, 2023
Orlando, Florida, USA
The Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA), is the official Global League of World Obstacle for Ninja Competitions.
UNAA promotes and organizes an international series at Ninja Obstacle course Gyms and competitions across the world. The UNAA World Series includes Area Qualifiers, Regional Qualifiers and the Ultimate Ninja World Series Finals each year.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for top three in each category. Prize money may be awarded to the top three finishers in Elite races. Medal tally will be kept for the top-performing countries.
Competitive race categories in 2023 are subject to country criteria (vary by event) and may include individual men and women in Elite, Youth (6/7, 8/9, 10/11), Junior (12/13, 14/15), Senior (16 to 39), Masters (40-49, 50-59) and Veteran (60+). See details in for each World Cup.
Qualification for Ninja World Cups Asia, Europe, and Latin America are open to anyone in 2023. All athletes who qualified for WNAG, UNAA or FINA World Finals, and US based League Finals also qualify for Ninja World Cup USA. National Federations sending national teams may impose additional criteria for qualification.
The Ninja World Cup event is a timed race with mandatory obstacle completion. Obstacles may be attempted a second time but a second failure results in DNF (Did Not Finish). The fastest four athletes in each category qualify for the finals. Courses may be 1 or 2 lanes. On 2-lane courses there are 2 finals for each category; a gold medal final (for 1st and 2nd places) and a bronze medal final (for 3rd place).
All Ninja events, event directors, producers, teams, entourage, spectators, service providers, contractors and associated individuals and organizations are required to uphold the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, moral conduct and behaviour expected for world level events. The following standards, guidelines and policies are included as part of these requirements:
- Event Sustainability Management System, International standard ISO 20121
- Responsible Business Practice & Preventing Corruption in Sporting Events
- Anti-doping to meeting World Obstacle requirements and the World Anti-Doping Agency Code
- Medical, health, and wellness event practices to World Obstacle international standards
- Event operation and safety practices meeting World Obstacle and ASTM International standards
- Athlete wellbeing, including Safeguarding to World Obstacle international standards
- Access and Sport for All, including Para Athletes, Diversity, and Transgender
- Ethics and professional Conduct
Our mission is to make athlete well-being a priority for Obstacle athletes worldwide. All athletes deserve to participate in Obstacle Sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct or any form of emotional or physical abuse. FISO encourages all coaches, trainers, officials and people in frequent contact with youth and junior athletes to hold a current International Safesport i-Protect education certification. Register and create a free account for i-Protect here. Training is free. Safeguarding or SafeSport certification is mandatory in many countries. Please check with your national federation, national sports authority or National Olympic Committee.
2023 World Cup USA
Day 1 Highlights
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Day 2 Highlights
Day 4 Highlights