Event Coverage
NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
November 11, 2017
East Lansing, MI

Video RecapsResults Event Survey


Key Info


Final Entry List

Start Lane Assignments

Men's Championship - 8k course

Women's Championship - 6k course


6:00 AM -
A schedule delay for frost is predicted.
The UPDATED schedule is below.
Watch email and website for updates.

8:30 AM - Packet Pickup Begins
9:30 AM - NIRCA Open & Alumni 5k
10:30 AM - Men's Jr/Sr/Grad - 8k
10:35 AM - NIRCA Open & Alumni 5k Awards Presentation
11:20 AM - Women's Jr/Sr/Grad - 6k
12:10 PM - Men's Championship - 8k
1:00 PM - Women's Championship - 6k
1:50 PM - Men's Freshman/Sophomore - 8k
2:40 PM - Women's Freshman/Sophomore - 6k
3:30 PM - Class Races Recognition
4:00 PM - Championship Races Recognition


Insights and News

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 

Quick Takes - 2017 XC Nationals
November 13th, 2017

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


2017 NIRCA XC Nats - Championship Video Highlights
November 12th, 2017

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.


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

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. 


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

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.


2017 NIRCA Nationals Schedule Update: FROST DELAY
November 7th, 2017

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


NIRCA Nationals Race Day Info
November 6th, 2017 (Updated: Nov 8th)

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


NIRCA Open 5k at XC Nationals
October 29th, 2017 (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.


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

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


Qualifying Standards for Fall XC Nats
August 18th, 2017 (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.


East Lansing, MI to host 2017 NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
June 5th, 2017 (Updated: Nov 6th)

Premier Fall Event Headed to Michigan for the Third Time