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Letter From Iowa: The State Games,
the Dew Tour and the Power of Sports

Sports play a vital economic role for destinations looking to attracting visitors. They also, in their finest moments, provide inspiring examples of humanity at its best. Over the weekend of July 29–30 in Ames and Des Moines, Iowa, two events — one amateur, one professional — spoke to each of those aspects. They also served […]

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2023 XTERRA U.S. Trail Run Championships

Status The bid deadline is October 31, 2022 Recent Events 2006-2021: Snowbasin Resort, Ogden, UT Inside Track XTERRA is accepting destination partnership proposals to host its U.S. Trail Running Championship half-marathon and marathon; in conjunction with live music, beer gardens, expo, and community engagement functions. Must have access to 10-20 miles of great trails, open […]

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Zion Wright competes at the 2021 Dew Tour at Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines, Iowa. The new venue opened in 2021 and is the largest skatepark in America. Photo courtesy of Catch Des Moines

Summer Series: Des Moines Continues to Add Large Sporting Events

(SportsTravel will be profiling destinations throughout the summer as visitors bureaus and sports commissions are operating events without nearly any restrictions for the first real time since the pandemic started. Sure, there’s been moments that feel like it, but this summer feels different. If your destination has a compelling story to share, send it along […]

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2022 WDSF World Championship Breaking to be Held in Seoul

The World DanceSport Federation has awarded the 2022 world championships for breaking to Seoul with competition scheduled for October 21–22. The world championship will be held at the SK Olympic Handball Stadium, formally an Olympic arena, with more than 100 breakers competing for titles. The federation said in a release that breakdancing in South Korea […]

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Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, will host the British Grand Prix on October 8. It is the first event of the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship.

2022 FIM World Supercross Championship Heading to Wales

The first event of the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) series will take place in Cardiff, Wales. WSX Global, the Australian sports and entertainment company spearheading the WSX, announced Principality Stadium will host the British Grand Prix on October 8. Fans will experience the world’s best supercross riders battle for the world championship at […]

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The Bentonville Bike Fest has quickly evolved into one of the biggest mountain biking events in the world. Photo by Cole McCoy

Bentonville Bike Fest Ready for the Spotlight

Bentonville, Arkansas, might not come to mind when mountain biking is the topic — but it should. The city of 50,000-plus, nestled in the northwest corner of the state, wants to be known as the mountain biking capital of the world. With the June 17–19 Bentonville Bike Fest coming this weekend, the city will have […]

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Jackalope's popular street competition and full festival of events will be heading to Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 2023. Photo courtesy of Jackalope.

Jackalope Festival Returns to Montreal, Adds Virginia Beach to Schedule

The Jackalope action sports festival will return to Olympic Park in Montréal in August and will add an event in Virginia Beach, Virginia, starting in June 2023. Jackalope, presented by Vidéotron, will be at the Esplanade of the Olympic Park in Montréal from August 19–21 with about 500 male and female athletes from 20 countries […]

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For the first time since 2006, the ISA World Surfing Games will take place in Huntington Beach, California.

2022 ISA World Surfing Games Heading to Huntington Beach

It would seem fitting that the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games would take place in “Surf City, USA.” For the first time since 2006, the International Surfing Association will bring its premier event to the shores of Huntington Beach, California, September 17–24. “Visit Huntington Beach, the official destination marketing organization for the city, is ecstatic […]

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Street League Skateboarding has announced Everett, Washington, will be the third U.S. stop on its 2022 tour.

Street League Skateboarding Adds 2022 Date in Everett, Washington

Street League Skateboarding has announced more details on the return of the SLS Championship Tour to the Pacific Northwest. Everett, Washington, will host the tour’s second stop during a weekend event August 13–14 at Angel of the Winds Arena. Tickets for the event are on sale at streetleague.com. “For over a decade, SLS has paved the […]

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Dew Tour Returns to Des Moines

After a successful 2021 debut, the annual Dew Tour pro skateboard competition and festival will return to Des Moines, Iowa, on July 29 and 30 at Lauridsen Skatepark for the second consecutive year. The event will feature a finals only skateboard competition and a two-day festival with activities for all ages. The return of Dew […]

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