Jul 22, 2023 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Leighton Stadium

The International Jugglers’ Association is once again hosting the IJA World Joggling Championships! This year we will see both In-Person competition and a Virtual Competition for our friends who can’t make the in-person festival! Get ready to give your body and brain an amazing workout with this competition that exercises all four limbs simultaneously!


The 2023 IJA World Joggling Championships will take place on Saturday, July 22nd, from 7am to 1pm in Leighton Stadium at St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Indiana. Our Joggling venue is only 8 blocks away from our main gym, about a 15 minute walk, or a 7 minute bus ride on Routes 1 or 7. Registration is $25 for the track meet. Short distance Pop-Up Sprints can be done throughout the week at the Century Center, inquire at the Registration Desk to try your hand at a short sprint! Registration for Pop-Up Sprints is $5 for one attempt. If you have registered for the main event at Leighton Stadium, then the fee for the Pop-Up Sprint will be waived. The official In-Person event list that will be available this year is as follows;

3-ball 40-Yard Dash (Pop-Up Sprint)

3-ball 100m

3-ball 400m

3-ball 800m

3-ball 4x100m Relay

4-ball 100m [Best of 2 Attempts]

5-ball 100m [Best of 2 Attempts]

Additional categories may be made available if there is enough interest from registrants.

Note: Any prop with the correct quantity for the event can be used in any category – balls, clubs, rings, footballs, etc.


Additionally, to allow our far away friends to compete, some events will be accepting submissions virtually this year. Registration cost to compete in all five of the official events listed below is $20. Registered competitors are also permitted to submit times for any two Extra Event categories that they can dream up and which are not on the official list of events below. If a competitor wishes to submit times for any Extra Event categories beyond the their first two Extra Events, each extra event beyond the second is subject to an additional $3 registration fee. The competition will take place from March 1st – August 22nd (submission deadline at 11:59pm GMT on August 22nd). The official Virtual Competition event list is as follows;

3-ball 200m

3-ball 500m

3-ball 1000m

3-ball 1600m

3-ball 5000m

The Virtual Competition requires full video evidence to be submitted by the deadline, so get your GoPro and camera harness, or have a friend film with a Phone!

Note: Since we’re doing an in-person meet at the IJA Festival again this year, the events from that in-person meet will NOT be accepted as submissions in the Virtual Division. We will rotate events around each year to try to allow everyone a good chance at various distances.

Have questions? Contact the Joggling Director at joggling2023@juggle.org.



2023 IJA Joggling Virtual Competition Event Submission Form: https://forms.office.com/r/5fq1v6xrPL

2023 Waiver for Joggling: https://forms.office.com/r/daTJ4dSjra