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XC Nationals - RACE DAY INFO
November 15th

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Spring Nats - Quick Links
April 12th

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

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Earn Awesome NIRCA Gear - Apply to Be A Regional Coordinator!
January 1st (Updated: Jan 24th)

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

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2018 XC Nationals Recap
November 18th, 2018

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Officer Transition Guide
July 26th, 2017

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, 2017 (Updated: Nov 6th)

Premier Fall Event Headed to Michigan for the Third Time

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Track & Field Spring Nationals Recap
April 15th, 2017

Wisconsin Men, Penn State Women Finally Finish on Top

2017 NIRCA Half Marathon Championships Results
April 8th, 2017

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

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