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.
Qualifying Positions for Fall 2018 XC Nationals
October 30th, 2018
Cross Country National Championships qualifying positions have been finalized for Fall season.
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.
**Update: 10/27/18: The Pacific Region will now allow four men's team qualifiers, as opposed to the three originally published in September.
Get a full refresher on the new Qualifying Standards announced in 2016:
Stephanie Bartley, NIRCA