Rebounderz Jacksonville to host Ultimate Ninja Warrior CompetitionThree-day event kicks off Aug. 19


Beginning Friday, Aug. 19, Rebounderz Jacksonville will host a Ninja Warrior Competition as part of a “Rio Takeover” celebrating the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The takeover will include elements of the NBC show American Ninja Warrior as well as the Olympics. An opening ceremonies procession will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, and competitors will also participate in the closing ceremonies to coincide with the official ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Medals will be awarded to the most successful competitors at gold, silver and bronze levels.

The takeover will commence with a pre-party on Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. The Eatery will feature food and beverage specials, and real-life American Ninja Warrior competitors Reko Rivera and Mack Roesch will make an appearance to give tips to participants, take photos and sign autographs.

“We are looking forward to this unique and exciting event and anticipate positive feedback from the Jacksonville community,” Owner David Zorn said. “It will not only be great fun for those wishing to compete, but for families looking for something fun to do together.”

The competition kicks off Saturday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. with opening ceremonies. On Sunday, Aug. 21, finalists will gather to compete for the gold medal at 2:30 p.m. Mark Payton and Rance Adams, co-hosts of Jacksonville’s morning show River City LIVE, will host the weekend-long event in addition to providing commentary about the contestants’ performance.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Rebounderz Rio Takeover and agree it’s going to be an epic experience,” Adams said.

Registration is currently open for participants and spectators. As part of the Rio Takeover, Rebounderz is also offering one- and two-day unlimited passes for unlimited activities during the weekend event for $30 and $50, respectively. Spectator passes for admission into the are $5. Competitor registration is $15, and the fee includes entry into the competition, an event t-shirt, a race bib and items and coupons from local vendors. For more information about purchasing tickets, event times, competition rules and age groups, visit.