3D Bowhunters Challenge & 5k Trail
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!
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 Recurve Bow
Men’s Compound Bow
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.