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.

Spring Nats - Quick Links
April 12th

Your one-stop quick links to the Spring Nats event coverage, heat sheets, and schedule.


Earn Awesome NIRCA Gear - Apply to Be A Regional Coordinator!
January 1st (Updated: Jan 24th)

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

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2018 XC Nationals Recap
November 18th, 2018

Stats, highlights & takeaways from the 13th NIRCA XC National Championship.

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2018 XC Nationals: Men's Team Preview
November 9th, 2018

No clear favorite means it’s anyone’s race, but will there be a first-time champion?

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XC Nationals - RACE DAY INFO
November 9th, 2018

Bib assignments, start lanes, course maps, and unofficial results -- Everything you need to know about race day is found here.


2018 XC Nationals: Men’s Individual Preview
November 9th, 2018

After three consecutive years of the Men’s National Champion reigning from Iowa State, expect the champion to come from a different, but familiar, team this year.

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2018 XC Nationals: Women's Team Preview
November 8th, 2018

Will Michigan become the 4th team, 3rd school, to repeat as Champions or can someone upset them and prevent the next dynasty?

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2018 XC Nationals: Women’s Individual Preview
November 8th, 2018

The reign of Katelyn McCracken from Duke comes to an end, but familiar faces battle it out for the supremacy.

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Qualifying Positions for Fall 2018 XC Nationals
October 30th, 2018

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


Northeast Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 26th, 2018

Northeastern women return a strong team, but will they repeat? Men have the most returning top 30 runners of any regional, but uncertain depth could lead to an upset.

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Southeast Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 20th, 2018

Southeast's most decorated female runner, Katelyn McCracken from Duke, graduates leaving the individual title up for grabs. Little depth on the men's side, can underclassmen step up for their teams?

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Great Plains Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 18th, 2018

Iowa State graduated all top 5 men from one of most dominate teams ever, can they defend their title? Can Northwestern women repeat or will the Schulz sisters lead Illinois to team glory?

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