GrowRuck 28 NWA

GrowRuck 26 North West Arkansas Logo






F3 NWA is honored to be the site of GrowRuck 28 on May 13-15 2022.  If you are thinking of “Arkansas” in terms of banjos and hillbillies, THINK AGAIN!  Northwest Arkansas is home to the HQ of the world’s largest company, Walmart, the largest meat-producer, Tyson Foods and the largest transportation company in the U.S., J.B. Hunt.  This means there are thousands of successful, over-achieving males living in this highly influential area of the United States.  NWA is also home to one of the nation’s top universities, the University of Arkansas- GO HOGS- WOO PIG SOOIE!

Not only that, but NWA is one of the most beautiful areas in the U.S. with the Ozark Mountains, winding spring-fed rivers and streams and is the home of the top mountain-biking trails found anywhere.  Believe it or not, NWA is a Destination Location.

And the best part is we have a great F3 community of brothers here who have been growing stronger physically, mentally and spiritually in the past 3 years. We look forward to hosting you PAX from all over the U.S. and showing you our southern hospitality mixed with extreme pain and suffering to make you better.  

We believe in F3’s mission to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.  The world needs men to be men, for men to be leaders and F3 is producing men like this who are changing their communities.  We have seen it first-hand!

We are hoping this GrowRuck event will create even more excitement and growth to F3 NWA so we can reach more “Sad Clowns” who need the encouragement and community only found with F3.  Come join us!

When is the event?

GrowRuck 28 NWA is set to take place over May 13-15, 2022.

Event Q

Your GrowRuck 28 NWA Event Q for the weekend is Nomad, who is coordinating with F3 Nation’s XQ of GrowRuck, Repeato, to make this a weekend one that you’ll tell your grandchildren and great grandchildren about for many years to come.  If you have any questions or needs related to GrowRuck 28, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] 

Event Cost

The cost of GrowRuck 28 for the entire weekend is $175 which includes dinner Friday night, the Kingbuilder workout / breakfast / GrowSchool on Saturday morning, and the overnight ruck on Saturday night.  Lunch on Saturday is OYO.  If you want to participate in the weekend but not the overnight ruck, the cost for the weekend is $50.  

Scholarships / Gear

F3NWA wants there to be no barrier to attend this event so there will be both FULL and HALF scholarships available for those that cannot afford.  To make this anonymous, the GrowRuck Event Q (Nomad) will be handling these requests personally with no other pax involved. If you reach out, no one else will be aware of the request and there will be no application to prove the need. If you ask, you will receive.

Additionally, any PAX that views gear needs (rucksack, ruck plate, etc) as a burden, Nomad will help with loaner gear for the weekend.

For any scholarships or gear needs, please contact Nomad (Russ Fryar) directly via email [email protected] or cell phone 480-438-9087.

Support Team

F3NWA will have a support team throughout the weekend and the overnight ruck. If you’re a pax from another region that is coming in for the weekend and do not want to participate in the ruck but want to be involved, please reach out to us at [email protected] to let us know of your interest in being part of the support team.  This is a great way for regions that are looking to host in future years to learn how to host and what is involved!

Schedule of Events

5/13/2022 – Friday 2nd F Event

AO:  Holiday Inn and Suites, Rogers, Arkansas 72758  (Bottom floor of the hotel with block of rooms – Wilson Room)

  • 17:00 Meet & Greet
  • 18:00 Food 
  • 19:00 Rally – F3 Nation Leaders
  • 21:00 Rally ENDEX

5/14/2022 – Saturday Workout and GrowSchool

AO:  First Baptist Church of Rogers, 3364 W Pleasant Grove Rd, Rogers, AR 72758

  • 07:00 KingBuilder—F3 Nation Leaders 
  • 08:00 KingBuilder ENDEX
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 G3LT – F3 Nation Leaders
  • 12:00 G3LT ENDEX

5/14/2022 Saturday Overnight Ruck Event 

AO:  First Baptist Church of Rogers, 3364 W Pleasant Grove Rd, Rogers, AR 72758

  • 17:30 Assemble for Ruck
  • 1800 STARTEX – F3 Cadre
  • Unknown time and distance, ending approximately 12-15 hours later.

Hotel Accommodations

Pax are welcome to find their own lodging accommodations, but our region has negotiated a group rate at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Pinnacle Hills. WHEN YOU CALL 479-845-1300 TO SECURE YOUR RESERVATIONS MENTION THE CODE “FTN” TO RECEIVE THE GROUP RATE OF $129 + TAX.  *** THE GROUP CODE DOES NOT WORK WITH ONLINE BOOKING RESERVATIONS. Click the link below for booking information, but don’t wait too long, as this hot deal expires on April 13, 2022.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (623)-332-0050


As needed throughout the weekend’s events, F3NWA will have pax available to shuttle guests to all necessary AO.  If you are planning to need a ride to/from the hotel or throughout the weekend, please indicate it on the google doc below or contact [email protected]. 




Required Equipment

  • Rucksack (20L minimum suggested volume)
  • 30lb weight (20lb weight if PAX weighs under 150lbs)
  • 6L of water (combined total between hydration bladders and bottles). 3L needs to be fresh
    water without any drink mixes or additives.
  • Headlamp w/red light capabilities & 1 full extra set of batteries
  • Reflective bands attached to Rucksack
  • Carabiner suitable for climbing
  • Photo identification
  • $20 in cash
  • Face covering that is capable of covering mouth and nose simultaneously
  • Work gloves

Optional Equipment

  • Electrolyte mix or tablets
  • Windbreaker/poncho/rain layer
  • Hat
  • Dry bag/Ziploc/trash bag – highly recommended
  • Food/snacks – highly recommended
  • First Aid/Blister kit
  • Extra socks/shirt
  • Toilet Paper/Hand Sanitizer/Baby Wipes
  • Duct Tape

Prohibited Items

  • Phone
  • Watch
  • Garmin or other satellite enabled devices
  • Other electronic devices

Important Links

Next Steps

  • Join the F3 Nation Slack Channel #growruck-nwa-028
  • Follow @growruck28nwa on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Find a ruck, put some bricks in it, and start training.

After-Action Report (AAR)