The Ninja Challenge fundraiser is a 5k run filled with challenges designed to bring out your inner ninja. This fundraising event was put together as a benefit for the Red Cross and is a great example of a unique idea converted into a fundraiser.
The obstacle course is definitely challenging: it includes a 12-foot wall to climb over, a water-filled pit where you swing across Tarzan-style using a series of dangling pipes on ropes, a vertical chimney climb between two 12-foot walls, another obstacle where you leap from rooftop to rooftop, and many more obstacles along the way.
Volunteers are stationed at each obstacle to coach and encourage competitors. You can opt out of any obstacle that is beyond your capabilities by doing pushups or sit-ups.
Its all in good fun to raise funds for the Red Cross and honor a late friend of the organizing group.
The entry fee is $55 and contestants will compete in waves, with staggered starts every 30 minutes and prizes for top performances.
Each wave of contestants will contain a “Super Ninja” for you to test your ninja chops against. If you beat the Super Ninja in your wave, then you earn a spot in the Super Ninja Hall of Fame and a free entry in a future fundraising challenge.
You can find out more about this unique fundraising idea here:
As with any fundraising event, you can raise more funds by adding silent auctions or raffles and by selling food and drinks. Any time you have people waiting around, try to add some type of live music or other fun things to do and turn your event into a fun outing.