National Intercollegiate Running Club Association
NIRCA is more than just running

The National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (NIRCA) is the governing body and central point of communication for the college running community. The grassroots organization promotes networking and friendly competition amongst collegiate running, cross country, and track clubs. NIRCA coordinates many events, including a fall cross country season, Cross Country Championship Series, Road and Track Nationals, and all-club conferences.

The mission of NIRCA is to promote club running for students at the collegiate level. By serving as the governing body for running clubs, we provide competition, support, and networking opportunities for our member clubs.

Half Marathon & 5k Entries
April 9th

Bib Assignments


Spring Track & Field Nationals - Important Info
April 1st

Links to important event info can be found here.


Apply to Be A Race Coordinator!
March 9th

NIRCA is seeking past and current NIRCA club members who want to take an active role in the organization!

#regionals #regionalcoordinator 

2021 XC Nationals Recap
November 8th, 2021

Stats, highlights, and takeaways from this weekend's National Championship meet.

#nircanats #recaps 

2021 XC Nationals: Women's Individual Preview
November 4th, 2021

This will be the first NIRCA Nationals for many of this year's individual regional champions, all of whom look to have solid chances at the title.

#previews #nircanats 

2021 XC Nationals: Men's Individual Preview
November 4th, 2021

With lots of dominant Regional performances, and only 2 runners returning from 2019's Top 20 individuals, there will be many new faces in this year's All-American finishers.

#previews #nircanats 

2021 XC Nationals: Women's Team Preview
November 4th, 2021

Two familiar teams look to lead the way in the team race this weekend.

#previews #nircanats 

2021 XC Nationals: Men's Team Preview
November 4th, 2021 (Updated: Nov 5th)

Despite a lot of new individuals in 2021’s National field (only 53 runners from the Men’s 2019 Championship race return in 2021), many historical favorites comprise a lot of team contenders.

#previews #nircanats 

BIG NEWS: NIRCA Fall Season & Championships are on!
September 15th, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Fall XC Nationals is planned for November 6th, 2021 in Shelbyville, IN. All Regionals are anticipated to go forward, which will be confirmed on the Races page as venues confirm.


Winter Conference to be held Virtually Feb. 20th - 21st
February 6th, 2021

Winter Conference is a free event for all NIRCA club members and club leaders. Come learn and share with other clubs, and provide input that influences NIRCA policy.


Get Involved: Now Forming the NIRCA Diversity & Inclusion Committee!
January 10th, 2021

In June 2020, NIRCA launched a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) project team comprised of NIRCA student athletes and staff members. A new involvement opportunity for current and former NIRCA athletes has been created from this project.

#diversity #diversityandinclusion 

Get Involved: Help Develop NIRCA Diversity, Competition, and Alumni Programming
June 9th, 2020

We've been listening and learning. We have a responsibility to ensure that our members feel welcome and heard within our organization, as members of our clubs, and members of the running community.