Ninja World Cup Preview Event

Canlan Sports Complex
Lake Barrington, IL

August 12th – 14th

The NinjaUSA World Cup Invitational and Demo Event will be a chance to run the actual course being used at the Ninja World Cup & US National Championships in October.

Given the significant demand for athletes, we have modified the schedule to accommodate a larger number of competitors.

This event is expected to bring many of the best ninja pros and juniors from around the country as this is the only chance to try the course before the competition in October.

Details of the event are below.

warped wall with competitor

Payouts For Male and Female


Entry into October Event

1st – at least $2000
2nd – at least $1000
3rd – at least $500

12-14 yo

Entry into October Event

1st – $500 
2nd – $300 
3rd – $200 

9-11 yo

Entry into October Event

1st – $500
2nd – $300
3rd – $200


Open to everyone. Any athlete MUST be a NinjaUSA member.

Memberships can be purchased beginning July 1st at 12pm EST right there at The Ninja Passport.

Memberships are good for 1 year. The entry fee for 15+ is $75 while the entry fee for the Jr ages is $50


The format will now be a 100M ninja vs ninja speed course with each athlete getting two runs and keeping their best time. Run order will be randomized.

Winning the match does not count towards qualifying for the top 16 Male and top 16 female which will be identified by time alone. The top 16 will run the same course in a double elimination ninja vs ninja bracket style finals which will determine our placements.

The 12-14 yo will follow the same format, however, there will be some slight modifications to the adult course. The 9-11yo will follow the same format, however, there will be some slight modifications to the 12-14yo course.

Schedule of Events

Friday August 12th

(15+ Competition)
11:30-12:15 – Check-in
12:30-12:45 – Rules and walk-thru
12:45-6:00 – Runs Male and Female
6:15-7:30 – Top 16 Finals
7:30 – Awards

Saturday, August 13th

9:00-10:00 – Check-In
10:15-10:30 – Rules and Walk Thru
10:45-5:45 – Runs Male and Female
5:45-7:00 – Top 16 Finals
7:00 – Awards

Sunday, August 14th

8:30-9:15 – Check-In
9:30-9:45 – Rules and Walk Thru
9:45-2:45 – Runs Male and Female
2:45-4:00 – Top 16 Finals
4:00 – Awards


Athletes will need a NinjaWorks ID (Free Here) as well as a NinjaUSA membership ($25) which can be purchased starting July 1st.

Starting July 7th, both Athletes and Spectators can purchase their tickets at The Ninja Passport. Athletes will need their NinjaMembership and NinjaWorks ID before they can register to compete. Athlete registration for the event will be $50 for Jrs. and $75 for 15+.

There will be plenty of balcony and floor seating for spectators starting at $15.

Tentative Cap on # of competitors:

15+ = 150 total Athletes (at least 30% female)
12-14yo = 150 total Athletes (at least 30% female)
9-11yo = 200 total Athletes (at least 30% female)

Discounted lodging and other logistical information is coming soon!

Event Registration Begins July 7th.

Need A Reminder?

Only need one form submission to receive email reminder for both events.


$15/adult for a weekend general admission ticket
$8/youth (under 17) weekend general admission ticket
Each Spectator will get 2 tickets for entry into skills challenges or drawings for prizes.

Additional tickets can be earned by visiting the booths of our vendors and sponsors

Food and drinks available on site.