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.

Join the NIRCA team for Fall 2018 - Apply to Be A Regional Coordinator by January 15, 2018!
November 15th

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

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Quick Takes - 2017 XC Nationals
November 13th

Stats, highlights & takeaways from the 12th NIRCA XC National Championships

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2017 NIRCA XC Nats - Championship Video Highlights
November 12th

Check out the highlight videos of the men's and women's championship races at 2017 NIRCA XC Nationals, produced by our friends at StridersHigh.

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2017 NIRCA National Cross Country Championships Men’s Preview
November 9th

Traditional regional powers give us the “usual suspects” feel for the 2017 team title race, and a slew of returning top ten individual finishers from a year ago may not lead to many surprises on the medal stand. 

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2017 NIRCA National Cross Country Championships Women’s Preview
November 9th

The 2017 NIRCA XC Nationals Women’s Championship race features both an individual and a team with targets on their backs as defending champions. But this race is shaping up to be one of the tightest in NIRCA history.

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2017 NIRCA Nationals Schedule Update: FROST DELAY
November 7th

The schedule has been modified due to frost expected on the golf course on race day.

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NIRCA Nationals Race Day Info
November 6th (Updated: Nov 8th)

Visit here for bib and entry lists, start lane assignments, and event schedule

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NIRCA Open 5k at XC Nationals
October 29th (Updated: Nov 6th)

All parents, spectators, community runners, and club running fans are invited to race the Open 5k on the Championship course at 8am on Saturday, November 11th in East Lansing.

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NIRCA Club Leader Guide
September 13th

Your quick guide to everything you need to know about being involved in NIRCA.

Qualifying Positions for Fall 2017 XC Nationals
August 19th (Updated: Nov 6th)

Cross Country National Championships qualifying positions have been finalized for Fall 2017.

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Qualifying Standards for Fall XC Nats
August 18th (Updated: Nov 6th)

Beginning Fall 2017, new qualification standards establish the competition in which individuals/teams will race at Nationals. The qualification standards are a part of a long-term plan to address the growing field of competitors and clubs, athlete safety, and venue selection, among many other factors.

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Officer Transition Guide
July 26th

Guide for outgoing and incoming club officers - learn how to update your contact info so you receive important NIRCA updates for the upcoming year.