The NIRCA Fall Cross Country Championships are cancelled for the 2020 season.
Athlete safety is the top concern at NIRCA events. Venue rules, federal & state regulations, and university policies have mandated restrictions and requirements to the effect that the events cannot be run in a way to minimize/eliminate the risk for runners and spectators.
As this decision impacts club dues and logistics, additional information will be shared with club officers in the coming week.
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.
These standards were developed with the input of NIRCA club members and club leaders at Winter Conference in January 2017.
The purpose of this change is to address the challenge of a growing field size, runner safety, and limited venues that could accommodate the volume of NIRCA athletes.
Above all, the qualifying standards aim to uphold one of NIRCA's core values -- inclusivity -- regardless of pace or ability.
Get a full refresher on the new Qualifying Standards announced last spring:
Stephanie Bartley, NIRCA