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.

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

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

Qualifying Standards for Fall XC Nats
August 18th (Updated: Aug 19th)

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.

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.

East Lansing, MI to host 2017 NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
June 5th

Premier Fall Event Headed to Michigan for the Third Time

Track & Field Spring Nationals Recap
April 15th

Wisconsin Men, Penn State Women Finally Finish on Top

2017 NIRCA Half Marathon Championships Results
April 8th

Congratulations to all runners who competed in the 2017 NIRCA Half Marathon Championships!


2017 Spring Nationals - Entry Lists
April 1st

Spring Track & Field and Half Marathon Nationals registration closes on Saturday, April 1 at 11:59pm EST. Verify your entries and view event entry lists here.

NEW EVENT: Spring Nationals Open/Alumni 1500m Run
March 30th

Come join us for the Open/Alumni 1500m run on Day 1 of the 2017 NIRCA Spring Nationals.

Spring Nationals: Eligibility Forms Required by April 7
March 11th

Reminder - download, get verified, and submit your eligibility forms to NIRCA before April 7

#eligibility #nircanats 

2017 NIRCA Cross Country Nationals Location Announced
February 2nd

NIRCA Cross Country Nationals returns to Forest Akers in East Lansing, MI on November 11, 2017.

#NIRCAnats #XCnats17 #nationals #crosscountry 

Get Involved with NIRCA in Fall 2017 - Apply to Be A Regional Coordinator by January 31!
January 2nd (Updated: Jan 3rd)

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

#regionals #regionalcoordinator