If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be a covert assassin in 15th-Century Japan—a ninja warrior—you may be just a short drive away from fulfilling your dreams. From Oct. 25–27, the Ninja Coalition Tour is bringing six different obstacles from American Ninja Warrior’s Mount Midoriyama course to the Westfield Galleria (1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville). For the unfamiliar, American Ninja Warrior—a spinoff of a Japanese series—is a televised obstacle course competition that takes place across the U.S., culminating with a final round on the Las Vegas Strip. But for three days in Roseville, whether you’re young, old, fit or not-so-fit, you too will get a chance to ninja run across the mall, hold on for dear life on the dizzying Rolling Log and run up (or fall off) the infamous Warped Wall. Diehard fans of the show will also be happy to find three-time national finalist Daniel Gil (aka The Kingdom Ninja) at the event to take photos and wish you luck before your ninja run. Tickets, which cost $22 per person, will get you 50 minutes to try out the course. To purchase tickets and for more information, check out Ninjacoalitiontour.com.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #303 (Oct. 23 – Nov. 6, 2019)**