Move United’s signature summer event is Junior Nationals, a Sanctioned Competition.

2021 event details are here.

Junior Nationals is the largest, long-standing annual multi-sport event in the United States for youth with a physical, visual, and/or intellectual impairment who are classifiable under the International Paralympic Committee’s classification system.

It is a weeklong national sport championship event open to athletes through the age of 22. Sports on the program include archery, paratriathlon, powerlifting, shooting, swimming, and track and field. The event serves as a platform to promote physical activity and independence for youth with a disability.

The Move United Junior Nationals presented by The Hartford operate on a two-year cycle moving around the country. Move United works with a local organizing committee to plan and facilitate this signature event in the same location for two consecutive years.

Information about the Move United 2021 Junior Nationals presented by The Hartford can be found here. Questions? Contact Jessie Cloy at jcloy@moveunitedsport.org

Your City Can Host the Next Move United Nationals

Move United Nationals Bid Process

Move United is focused on acquiring a strong host city and sport partner to deliver an outstanding event for athletes, coaches, family members, supporters, and the general public. We are looking to develop a partnership with an organization with expertise in sport event production that is well rooted in the community, has the ability and commitment to solicit local financial support crucial to the event’s success, has the ability to develop and manage a local organizing committee, has sophisticated, accessible venues and hotel properties, is attractive as a vacation destination, and is an affordable city for families attending the week long national championship event. We are seeking to expand on the success and history of Junior Nationals, and bring fresh ideas and concepts to the competition, particularly regarding athlete identification and recruitment while highlighting a local community.

Beginning in 2023, Move United’s Junior Nationals will transition to the Move United Nationals encompassing events for both youth and adults. The Move United Nationals have moved to a 2-year cycle for the host city and LOC.

Bids for 2023-2024, 2025-2026, and 2027-2028 will be accepted until September 15, 2021. If Move United receives a strong bid prior to the deadline, we reserve the right to move forward awarding the bid at an earlier date.