DURHAM, North Carolina, February 1, 2022 – North Carolina’s largest multi-sport, amateur athletic sporting event will be returning to the Triangle in 2022. The BODYARMOR State Games will host events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Sanford, Clayton and Wake Forest. Most of these events will be held June 4 – June 26, while others will be held in March as part of the Winter Games.
Over 12,000 athletes will have a chance to “go for the gold” in world-class venues throughout the Triangle area. Boshamer Stadium at UNC Chapel Hill and the Historic Durham Athletic Park will both play host to High School Baseball. High School Softball is set to take place at Duke University and at Thomas Brooks Park. WakeMed Soccer Park will be the site of the High School Soccer Tournament, while the Wake Competition Center and the other Triangle-area Polar Ice Houses will collectively host Youth and Adult Ice Hockey. Karate, Taekwondo, Powerlifting, Strongman and Wrestling will all be held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Durham County Stadium will host both Track & Field and High School Lacrosse, while Cary Tennis Park will host Pickleball and Tennis. High School and Youth Basketball will be held at the brand-new Garner Rec Center and the Middle Creek gyms.
The BODYARMOR State Games will be held in many other venues in the region, including: Apex Fencing Academy, Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis (Morrisville), Southern Sand Volleyball Complex (Apex), Capital City BMX (Raleigh), Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School (Sanford), Shiloh Park (Morrisville), Herndon Park (Durham), Hoover Road Park (Durham), Lake Crabtree (Raleigh) and other area schools, parks and recreation facilities. For a complete list of venues and dates, please visit www.bodyarmorstategames.org.
Registration is open for the 2022 BODYARMOR State Games, which will offer thirty-three different sports. Cricket, Jump Rope, Powerlifting, Roundnet (SpikeballTM) and Strongman are joining in the lineup for the first time in 2022. The remaining sports include: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, BMX, Disc Golf, Esports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Karate, Kickball, Lacrosse, Mountain Bike, Pickleball, Ping Pong, Rugby, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate, Sand Volleyball, and Wrestling. Athletes can visit www.bodyarmorstategames.org to register for each event.
The 2022 BODYARMOR State Games of North Carolina corporate partners include: BODYARMOR, Visit NC, Truist, Lowes Foods, Daly Seven, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, Capitol Broadcasting Company, HighSchoolOT.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sheetz, Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and Durham Sports Commission. It is not too late to be part of this year’s BODYARMOR State Games; to become a sponsor contact the North Carolina Amateur Sports office at 919-361-1133 ext. 233.
North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS) is the 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that annually hosts the BODYARMOR State Games and Cycle North Carolina. NCAS is dedicated to the promotion of health, physical fitness and the Olympic Movement in North Carolina. For more information on NCAS and its events, please visit www.ncsports.org.