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.

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

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?

#NIRCARegionals #GreatPlains #Previews 

Great Lakes Regional: Men's and Women's Preview 
October 18th

Michigan women seek to become next powerhouse, led by Anna Piccione, as they both look to repeat.  Purdue and Indiana primed to battle for men's team title but dark horse could play spoiler.

#NIRCARegionals #GreatLakes #Previews 

Mid-Atlantic Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 18th

2016 Regional Champ Suzanne Stein (Penn State) looks to repeat while the Penn State women go for their 6th consecutive title. No clear-cut favorite on the men's side but plenty of depth.

#NIRCARegionals #MidAtlantic #Previews 

Qualifying Positions for Fall 2018 XC Nationals
September 5th

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


NIRCA Club Leader Guide
August 27th

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

Submission Process for Hosting Qualifier Meets
May 13th

Does your club wish to host a Qualifying cross country meet this fall?

2018 NIRCA Half Marathon Nationals Cancelled for Weather
April 14th

Official NIRCA release on the half marathon cancellation + next steps.

#springnats #nircanats 

Spring Nats - Quick Links
April 10th (Updated: Apr 9th)

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


Spring Track & Field National Championship - Venue Change
March 13th

The 2018 NIRCA Track & Field National Championship will be moving locations to Shelbyville, IN.

#nircanats #springnats 

New Spring Nationals Automark Qualifier
February 26th

New to 2018, NIRCA is introducing automatic qualifying marks. The purpose of the automark is to help ensure the goal of "right people, right heat" (or right flight) and optimize competition at Spring Nationals.

#nircanats #springnats 

Winter Conference is coming to Indianapolis on January 13!
December 15th, 2017 (Updated: Dec 17th)

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


Join the NIRCA team for Fall 2018 - Apply to Be A Regional Coordinator by January 15, 2018!
November 15th, 2017

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