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The 2023 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique & Wellness Championships will be held March 2-3, 2023 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The 2023 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur will offer the OPEN and MASTERS categories in the following divisions:

Men’s Bodybuilding
Classic Physique
Men’s Physique
Women's Bodybuilding
Women’s Physique
Fitness
Figure
Bikini
Wellness



COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY

For eligibility requirements and qualifying information, please visit this link on our site. This will provide info on how you can qualify for the event and requirements for athletes from the US and other countries.

All athletes must be a member of the National Physique Committee. 2023 NPC cards can be purchased online. For US competitors, purchase cards at www.npcregistration.com.  For competitors from outside the US, purchase cards at www.npcworldwide-register.com

PRO CARDS

The 2023 Arnold Amateur will serve as an official pro qualifier for the IFBB Pro League. Overall winners in Men’s Bodybuilding, Women's Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Wellness will receive professional status to compete in the IFBB Pro League. The top two overall in Men’s Physique and Bikini will receive pro status.

COST

The fee to enter the 2023 Arnold Amateur is $250, with an additional $125 fee for crossovers. Crossovers are allowed in all divisions. Registration fee increases to $350 on Feb. 1, 2023.

TICKETS

General admission tickets to the 2023 Arnold Amateur are $25 per day for Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3.

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RULES

The 2023 Arnold Amateur will follow rules outlined by the National Physique Committee. Please see the NPC RULES tab for more information.


QUESTIONS

Please email arnoldamateur@npcevents.com with any quesionts.

PRO CARDS
The 2023 Arnold Amateur will serve as an official pro qualifier for the IFBB Pro League. Overall winners in Men’s Bodybuilding, Women's Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Wellness will receive professional status to compete in the IFBB Pro League. The top two overall in Men’s Physique and Bikini will receive pro status.

General admission tickets to the 2023 Arnold Amateur are $25 per day for Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3.

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INFORMATION COMING SOON

The 2023 NPC Arnold Amateur will be governed by rules set forth by the National Physique Committee.

NPC Rules Website

INFORMATION COMING SOON!

The Arnold Sports Festival offers unprecedented international exposure to the Arnold Amateur Championships. The Arnold Amateur draws more than 800 competitors from 80 nations to compete at the Greater Columbus Convention Center's Battelle Grand, home of the world-famous Arnold Classic.

The Arnold Amateur also receives worldwide coverage as more than 600 media are credential each year for the Weekend.

The Arnold Amateur offers the unique opportunity for companies to market themselves to the athletes, coaches and fans of the future stars of professional bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and men’s physique. The images and exposure for this event are seen worldwide and shared with hundreds of thousands through the extensive media coverage of the event.

Sponsorship Contact:
Gary Udit
GMU Productions
arnoldamateur@npcevents.com

Gary Udit
GMU Productions
gudit@comcast.net

FREE Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the Arnold Sports Festival beginning Thursday. The Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus connects every major downtown hotel to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Greater Columbus Convention Center to Columbus Renaissance Hotel to Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square to Holiday Inn Downtown to Westin Hotel to DoubleTree Hotel to Hotel LeVeque to Courtyard by Marriott to Greater Columbus Convention Center

Hours of Shuttle Service Operation:

  • Thursday – 9 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Friday – 7 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Saturday – 7 AM to 2:30 AM (Sunday)
  • Sunday – 7 AM to 6 PM

The shuttle service will allow people to leave their cars at their hotels and alleviate some of the parking congestion that always accompanies an event of this magnitude.

The Doubletree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown is the Official Host Hotel for the 2023 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amatuer.

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown
50 S. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rate: Double / Double Suite OR King Suite $186

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