_ The 2020 NCNWTF Frogman 3D Bowhunters Challenge + 5K:
NCNWTF Frogman 3D Bowhunters Challenge & 5K (Frogman)
Frogman was originally created by The Campbell Family in 2012 to honor the wish of their beloved SOC (SEAL) Christopher Campbell who lost his life during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, in which he and 30 others Americans were riding was shot down on August 6, 2011. The event honors his final wish to support combat wounded veterans, his love for hunting, especially bow hunting, and the outdoors.
Due to no longer being able to hold the event on Campbell property, the event has not been held since 2016. For the last 3 years the Campbell’s have been working to find a solution to keep Chris’ memory alive. Local chapters of the NWTF were supporters from the beginning, so Chris’ brother, Le Campbell asked the NCNWTF to continue this event in Chris’ name to benefit their outreach programs and combat wounded veterans. That vision has finally become a reality! By supporting Frogman you ensure that Chris’ Wish carries on and that he and his teammates are Never Forgotten!
This event is made possible by the North Carolina Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
The North Carolina Chapter of the NWTF shares our National organization's mission statement: Dedication to the Conservation of the Wild Turkey and the Preservation of the Hunting Tradition.
North Carolina is a participant in the Five Star program within the National organization. We have dedicated the efforts of this chapter to give something back to our members and our communities, involve families in wildlife conservation, protect our right to hunt, develop a stronger relationship between the state and local chapters, create a positive image for the organization, and build a better future. By adopting these goals, the North Carolina Chapter of the NWTF acknowledges the importance of our volunteers and local chapters. This action signifies our commitment and passion to provide a future where wildlife resources are abundant and there are ample opportunities for everyone to hunt and enjoy the outdoors.
We are very proud of the work which has been completed and for the ongoing support and dedication of volunteers and partners across the state. The work did not stop with the turkey restoration project; habitat work and education continue to be high on the priority list. We need your help more than ever to ensure our children and grandchildren have an opportunity to hunt this magnificent bird in North Carolina and across our great Country.
Event details and schedule
The NCNWTF Frogman 3D Bowhunters Challenge & 5K will be held in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina on July 25, 2020 at Sage Creek 3D Archery Range.
3D Archery Shoot – Is a “Real Woods Experience” with a minimum of 31 targets, one to represent each of the 31 heroes, plus some additional fun shots. You’re guaranteed to be challenged!
Archery Shoot will be managed by Sage Creek Archery Check out www.sagecreekarchery.webs.com for a list of rules.
Men's Class, Women's Class, Traditional Class, Young Adult 13-17 Class, *Cub 8-12 Class, and *Pee Wee under 8 Class. Each competitor will receive a commemorative pin. Prize awarded to top score in each class.
5K Trail Run - A stunning trail run in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Be forewarned, foothills mean some challenging inclines, but let's face it, that just makes it more fun! This is a new course, never ran before, created especially for Frogman by Chris’ high school friend. Prize awarded to first male and first female finisher.
Virtual 5K: Can’t make the event but want to support and get the finisher medal and shirt? Just run or walk 3.1 miles between by July 25th, post that you completed your run on our Facebook page (not required, but we'd sure like to see ya!) and you will receive your shirt and medal 2-4 weeks after the completion of the Frogman event. Deadline to register for the virtual run is July 20th at midnight.
Event details and schedule
5K Trail Run -
7 AM – 8 AM 5K onsite registration
8 AM – 5K Trail run begins
9 AM – Prize awarded to first male and first female finisher
9:30 AM- last runner must be off course
Bowhunters 3D Challenge
10 AM to 2 PM – Onsite registration for Bowhunters 3D Challenge
10 AM – Bowhunters 3D Challenge begins
5 PM – Bowhunters 3D Challenge Ends (all shooters should be off course and scorecards turned in)
5:30 PM – Prize awarded to top finisher in each class.
5K Virtual Run
Register by July 20th
Complete run by July 25th
Post that you completed the event on our Facebook page upon completion
Medals and Shirts will be mailed out 2- 4 weeks after completion of Frogman
-) 2020 race registration is open • Registration Information