SPORTS

Northwest Arkansas offers a diverse range of sports activities, providing endless opportunities for sports enthusiasts to engage in their favorite activities.

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HeadlinesOutdoorsSix Stunning Rock Climbing Destinations Near NW Arkansas
June 21, 2024

Six Stunning Rock Climbing Destinations Near NW Arkansas

Arkansas Rock Climbing Guides' share favorite spots to climb in Northwest Arkansas with NWA Daily.
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May 1, 2024

The OZ Trails Origin Story

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April 26, 2024

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Unveils New Mountain Bike Trails

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch now offers mountain biking trails in addition to rock climbing and ziplining…
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TEAM SPORTS

NATURALS

Naturals

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are a Minor League baseball and Double-A affiliate team of the Kansas City Royals based in Springdale. Catch a home game at the Arvest Ballpark, a state-of-the-art facility with seating capacity for over 7,000 fans.

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Razorback Athletics

Razorback Athletics

Razorback Athletics are a staple of Northwest Arkansas. With 19 teams competing at the highest level of NCAA competition in the SEC, and more than 200 sporting events on campus every year, the University offers a wide range of opportunities to get loud and call those hogs!

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USL Arkansas

USL Arkansas

USL Arkansas was formed to bring both Men’s and Women’s professional soccer to the Northwest Arkansas region. USL Arkansas will build, own, and operate two professional clubs, including a USL Championship Men’s team and a USL Super League Women’s team.

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Matrix

Matrix Arkansas

Padel is the fastest growing sport in the world and the Matrix Club in Lowell is the home of the Arkansas Matrix Pro Padel League Team. Arkansas Matrix is one of seven franchises in the Pro Padel League (PPL), North America’s first professional Padel League.

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GOLF

Pinnacle

Pinnacle

Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers is home to the Northwest Arkansas Championship, a premier LPGA Tour Event featuring many of the world’s top golfers.

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Blessings

Blessings

Located in Johnson, this course is designed to test championship golfers on every shot. It has been cited as one of the top golf clubhouses in the world by Architectural Digest.

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Bella Vista Golf

Bella Vista

Located right outside of Bentonville, this community is home to some of the regions’ most beautiful courses.

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Top Golf

Top Golf

A fun experience for golfers of all skill levels, Topgolf in Rogers is an interactive golf and entertainment space, including a full-service bar and restaurant.

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RUNNING

Hogeye Marathon

Hogeye Marathon

The oldest marathon in Arkansas, supporting local charities and drawing participants from every state in the U.S.

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Run Bentonville

Run Bentonville

Presenting a mix of city streets and wooded trails in Northwest Arkansas, Run Bentonville offers a community-based half marathon, 5K, and fun run.

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War Eagle Trail Races

War Eagle Trail Running Festival

An event hosted by trail enthusiasts featuring 50K, 25K, and 10K trail races every summer in Rogers, AR.

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The Spark Foundation

The Spark Foundation

The Spark Foundation produces 5 races annually: Cow Paddy Run, Fayetteville Firefighters Hero Half Marathon, Nutty Runner 5k, and Turkey Trot-n-Trek.

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Frozen Toes 15k

Frozen Toes 15k

The City’s annual cold-weather trail running race at Kessler Mountain Regional Park.

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Northwest Arkansas

Fancy a run on a trail?

NWA is abundant with park trails.

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FISHING

Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake is nationally renowned for its exceptional bass fishing, making it a popular destination for fishing tournaments.

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Bella Vista Lakes

Bella Vista Lakes

With seven different lakes all stocked for fishing, Bella Vista offers a promising fishing experience.

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White River

White River

The White River is world-renowned for some of the finest trout fishing around.

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SKATE PARKS

Pinnacle

NWA has a variety of skateparks throughout the area.

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Blessings

NWA Skateboard Foundation

The Northwest Arkansas Skateboarding Foundation is Arkansas first Skateboarding nonprofit organization on the mission to grow and support the Skateboarding community in Northwest Arkansas.

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