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2021 XC Nationals Recap
November 8th

Stats, highlights, and takeaways from this weekend's National Championship meet.

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2021 XC Nationals: Women's Individual Preview
November 4th

This will be the first NIRCA Nationals for many of this year's individual regional champions, all of whom look to have solid chances at the title.

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2021 XC Nationals: Men's Individual Preview
November 4th

With lots of dominant Regional performances, and only 2 runners returning from 2019's Top 20 individuals, there will be many new faces in this year's All-American finishers.

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2021 XC Nationals: Women's Team Preview
November 4th

Two familiar teams look to lead the way in the team race this weekend.

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2021 XC Nationals: Men's Team Preview
November 4th (Updated: Nov 5th)

Despite a lot of new individuals in 2021’s National field (only 53 runners from the Men’s 2019 Championship race return in 2021), many historical favorites comprise a lot of team contenders.

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BIG NEWS: NIRCA Fall Season & Championships are on!
September 15th

We are thrilled to announce that Fall XC Nationals is planned for November 6th, 2021 in Shelbyville, IN. All Regionals are anticipated to go forward, which will be confirmed on the Races page as venues confirm.

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Winter Conference to be held Virtually Feb. 20th - 21st
February 6th

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

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Get Involved: Now Forming the NIRCA Diversity & Inclusion Committee!
January 10th

In June 2020, NIRCA launched a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) project team comprised of NIRCA student athletes and staff members. A new involvement opportunity for current and former NIRCA athletes has been created from this project.

#diversity #diversityandinclusion 

Get Involved: Help Develop NIRCA Diversity, Competition, and Alumni Programming
June 9th, 2020

We've been listening and learning. We have a responsibility to ensure that our members feel welcome and heard within our organization, as members of our clubs, and members of the running community.

Earn Awesome NIRCA Gear - Apply to Be A Regional Coordinator!
April 20th, 2020

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

#regionals #regionalcoordinator 

NIRCA Spring Nats 2020 FAQ
March 12th, 2020

Frequently asked questions about the 2020 Spring National Championship & Coronavirus

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NIRCA Spring Nationals - Coronavirus Update
March 11th, 2020 (Updated: Mar 12th)

All of the latest info on Spring Nationals and the Coronavirus can be found here.

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XC Nationals - RACE DAY INFO
November 15th, 2019

Bib assignments, start lanes, parking, course maps, and unofficial results -- Everything you need to know about race day is found here.

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2019 XC Nationals: Men’s Individual Preview
November 14th, 2019

No clear favorite and inconsistency will lead to a tight race in Richmond.

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2019 XC Nationals: Women’s Individual Preview
November 14th, 2019

A chink in the armor of Stein or false hope for the field? Deepest field in recent memory will result in a large lead pack.

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2019 XC Nationals: Women's Team Preview
November 14th, 2019

The question on everyone’s mind going into Saturday is whether or not Michigan will become the first team in NIRCA history to three-peat.

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2019 XC Nationals: Men's Team Preview
November 14th, 2019

With a deep and talented field, the championship race is wide open for a few schools to claim their first ever championship, but Michigan is prepared to defend their title in hopes of repeating.

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Pacific Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 31st, 2019

Will the Cal Poly men find a way to finish first a team? Is there a team with enough firepower to prevent UC-Davis women from repeating?

#NIRCARegionals #Pacific #Previews 

Great Plains Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 31st, 2019

Illinois the favorites to sweep the men's and women's race but don't sleep on Wisconsin.

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Great Lakes Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 31st, 2019

The Michigan women’s and men’s teams look to continue their winning streaks and defend their titles from 2018, while several teams look capable of an upset.

#NIRCARegionals #GreatLakes #Previews 

Southeast Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 24th, 2019

Will NC State men make history with a perfect score of 15? Can the UNC women win for the third consecutive year?

#NIRCARegionals #Southeast #Previews 

Mid-Atlantic Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 24th, 2019

Penn State looks poised to sweep the team awards but will face stiff competition. Will Suzanne Stein be dethroned or continue to dominate?

#NIRCARegionals #MidAtlantic #Previews 

Northeast Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 24th, 2019

23 of the top 30 men return to battle for glory and Northeastern will seek a repeat. Several freshmen will make their appearance on the women's side as the usual suspects seek a team victory.

#NIRCARegionals #Northeast #Previews 

Spring Nats - Quick Links
April 12th, 2019

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

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2018 XC Nationals Recap
November 18th, 2018

Stats, highlights & takeaways from the 13th NIRCA XC National Championship.

#nircanats #recaps 

2018 XC Nationals: Men's Team Preview
November 9th, 2018

No clear favorite means it’s anyone’s race, but will there be a first-time champion?

#nircanats #previews 

2018 XC Nationals: Men’s Individual Preview
November 9th, 2018

After three consecutive years of the Men’s National Champion reigning from Iowa State, expect the champion to come from a different, but familiar, team this year.

#nircanats #previews 

2018 XC Nationals: Women's Team Preview
November 8th, 2018

Will Michigan become the 4th team, 3rd school, to repeat as Champions or can someone upset them and prevent the next dynasty?

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2018 XC Nationals: Women’s Individual Preview
November 8th, 2018

The reign of Katelyn McCracken from Duke comes to an end, but familiar faces battle it out for the supremacy.

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Qualifying Positions for Fall 2018 XC Nationals
October 30th, 2018

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

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Northeast Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 26th, 2018

Northeastern women return a strong team, but will they repeat? Men have the most returning top 30 runners of any regional, but uncertain depth could lead to an upset.

#NIRCARegionals #Northeast #Previews 

Southeast Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 20th, 2018

Southeast's most decorated female runner, Katelyn McCracken from Duke, graduates leaving the individual title up for grabs. Little depth on the men's side, can underclassmen step up for their teams?

#NIRCARegionals #Southeast #Previews 

Great Plains Regional: Men's and Women's Preview
October 18th, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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 

NIRCA Club Leader Guide
August 27th, 2018

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

Submission Process for Hosting Qualifier Meets
May 13th, 2018

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

2018 NIRCA Half Marathon Nationals Cancelled for Weather
April 14th, 2018

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

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Spring Nats - Quick Links
April 10th, 2018 (Updated: Apr 9th)

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

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Spring Track & Field National Championship - Venue Change
March 13th, 2018

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

#nircanats #springnats 

New Spring Nationals Automark Qualifier
February 26th, 2018

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.

#NIRCAWC 

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!

#regionals 

Quick Takes - 2017 XC Nationals
November 13th, 2017

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

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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.

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