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3D Bowhunters Challenge & 5k Trail
Presented by SIA Group

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About the Event

Frogman was created by The Campbell Family in 2012 to honor the wish of their beloved SOC (SEAL) Christopher Campbell. Chris 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. 

By supporting Frogman, you ensure that Chris’ wish carries on and that he and his teammates are never forgotten! 

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Event Details

The Frogman 3D Bowhunters Challenge & 5K will be held in eastern North Carolina in Jacksonville on June 1, 2024. Jacksonville is home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. The event site is also only 26 miles from North Topsail Beach.


3D Archery Shoot – Is a “real woods experience” with a minimum of 31 targets, one to represent each of the 31 heroes that died in 2011, plus some additional fun shots. You’re guaranteed to be challenged! Each competitor will receive a commemorative pin. Medal awarded to top score in each class. 

Classes offered (no crossbows allowed): 

Men's Longbow

Men’s Recurve Bow

Men’s Compound Bow


Women's Longbow 

Women’s Recurve Bow

Women’s Compound Bow


Young Adult (ages 13-17) Longbow

Young Adult (ages 13-17) Recurve Bow

Young Adult (ages 13-17) Compound Bow


Cub (ages 8-12) Longbow

Cub (ages 8-12) Recurve Bow

Cub (ages 8-12) Compound Bow


Pee Wee (ages 7 and under) Longbow

Pee Wee (ages 7 and under) Recurve Bow

Pee Wee (ages 7 and under) Compound Bow


5K Trail Run - A wooded trail run through the property known as the “400-acres.” The trail is predominately flat and should be fun for all. This is a new course, never run before, created especially for Frogman.  Medals awarded to the top-overall male and female, top-overall male and female masters, and first place in each age division. Everyone crossing the finish line receives a finisher medal.

Virtual 5K: Can’t make the event in person but want to support, this is the option for you. 


North Carolina National Wild Turkey Federation (NCNWTF) Banquet – Join us Saturday

evening at the Sturgeon City Environmental Center for drinks, great food, and amazing auction

items. Open bar cocktail reception from 5:30-7:00pm and dinner and fun from 7:00-9:00pm.

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Lodging & Attractions


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Sponsor Opportunities available

Contact us today! 

Owned & Operated by Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission

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