The First Ever Grit Ninja Games is Coming to Croton Point Park

Race, swing and move through obstacle courses at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, and compete in the first ever Grit Ninja Games, presented by The Grit Ninja, Saturday, May 18. Registration is open.

Children and young adults ages nine and up can compete in various tournaments in divisions based on age. Celebrity ninjas from American Ninja Warrior and American Ninja Warrior Jr. including Daniel Gil, Vance Walker, Isaiah Thomas, and Isabella Wakeham will be available for meet and greets. The entire day will be fun for the whole family as there will be local food trucks, beginner ninja obstacles suitable for all ages, raffles, and a professional ninja racing competition for everyone to watch. Rain date is Sunday, May 19.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “The Grit Ninja Games is a great way for families to come out and support each other, local vendors and spend time outdoors at the park. I’m excited to welcome The Grit Ninja and all participants to the County and Croton Point Park for the first-ever Grit Ninja Games.”

Westchester County Parks Commissioner, Kathy O’Connor said, “Croton Point Park is a great setting for The Grit Ninja Games. Participants will have a one-of-a-kind experience competing with the view of the Hudson next to them.”

The Grit Ninja Co-founders, Allison and Eric Meltzer said, “We are so excited to bring The Grit Ninja Games to Croton Point Park and show the larger Westchester community the fun and excitement that the growing sport of ninja has to offer. We are looking forward to the excitement of having top ninja athletes race against each other in a brand new 4-lane format, while also providing fun and active experiences for the whole family to enjoy!”

Croton Point Park is located at 1A Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. Parking is $10 per car, with or without a Westchester County Parks pass.

Founded in 2019 by Westchester residents Allison and Eric Meltzer, The Grit Ninja is a family-owned business that provides innovative obstacle-course based fitness programs for kids and adults alike, including classes, open gyms, competitions, and parties.  The Grit Ninja has indoor facilities in Pleasantville, Norwalk, Paramus, and Roslyn and a mobile program (“Grit On The Go”) that offers ninja classes and events in partnership with schools and parks/recreation departments across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Visit for more information about the event, and to learn more about the other programs The Grit Ninja has to offer.