For the hundreds of competitors vying for the title of "American Ninja Warrior” the journey begins next week. The Season 7 premiere of “American Ninja Warrior” airs on NBC Monday at 8 p.m. EDT as some of the world’s most determined athletes brave the show’s strenuous obstacle courses for the chance to be the first player to complete the final Mount Midoriyama course and claim a $500,000 prize.

The first episode kicks off with the first of the city qualifying rounds in Venice Beach, Calif. From there, the show travels to Houston, Kansas City, Universal Studios in Orlando and Pittsburgh before moving on to the highly anticipated Las Vegas finals shows. Matt Iseman returns as host, along with former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila and CBS Sports’ Kristine Leahy.

Will Kacy Catanzaro – last season’s fan favorite – return to the Las Vegas finals? Will anyone manage to complete Mount Midoriyama and become the “American Ninja Warrior”? Fans will have to tune in to find out.

Watch the trailer for “American Ninja Warrior” 2015 below: