Update 6/12/21

The NIRCA Fall 2021 National Championship is (tentatively) on!

We are thrilled to announce that Fall XC Nationals is planned for November 6th, 2021 in Shelbyville, IN. These plans are subject to change as new information emerges, so keep checking here for immediate updates as they are available.

For the Fall 2021 season, Nationals eligibility criteria for club and individual participation will be waived. NIRCA fall season meets will all be considered Non-Qualifiers.

Regionals: tentatively planned, all dates TBD. Fall season: clubs hosting meets should submit their races for the NIRCA event calendar as soon as their events are confirmed.

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.

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

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

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.

Earn Awesome NIRCA Gear - Apply to Be A Regional Coordinator!
April 20th, 2020

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

#regionals #regionalcoordinator 

NIRCA Spring Nats 2020 FAQ
March 12th, 2020

Frequently asked questions about the 2020 Spring National Championship & Coronavirus

#springnats #coronavirus 

NIRCA Spring Nationals - Coronavirus Update
March 11th, 2020 (Updated: Mar 12th)

All of the latest info on Spring Nationals and the Coronavirus can be found here.

#coronavirus #springnats 

XC Nationals - RACE DAY INFO
November 15th, 2019

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


2019 XC Nationals: Men’s Individual Preview
November 14th, 2019

No clear favorite and inconsistency will lead to a tight race in Richmond.

#previews #nircanats 

2019 XC Nationals: Women’s Individual Preview
November 14th, 2019

A chink in the armor of Stein or false hope for the field? Deepest field in recent memory will result in a large lead pack.

#previews #nircanats 

2019 XC Nationals: Women's Team Preview
November 14th, 2019

The question on everyone’s mind going into Saturday is whether or not Michigan will become the first team in NIRCA history to three-peat.

#previews #nircanats 

2019 XC Nationals: Men's Team Preview
November 14th, 2019

With a deep and talented field, the championship race is wide open for a few schools to claim their first ever championship, but Michigan is prepared to defend their title in hopes of repeating.

#previews #nircanats 

Pacific Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 31st, 2019

Will the Cal Poly men find a way to finish first a team? Is there a team with enough firepower to prevent UC-Davis women from repeating?

#NIRCARegionals #Pacific #Previews