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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!

#regionals #regionalcoordinator 

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 

XC Nationals - RACE DAY INFO
November 9th, 2018

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


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?

#previews #nircanats 

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.

#nircanats #previews 

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

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


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.

#springnats #nircanats 

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.


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.


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!


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.


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


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!


2017 Spring Nationals - Entry Lists
April 1st, 2017

Spring Track & Field and Half Marathon Nationals registration closes on Saturday, April 1 at 11:59pm EST. Verify your entries and view event entry lists here.

NEW EVENT: Spring Nationals Open/Alumni 1500m Run
March 30th, 2017

Come join us for the Open/Alumni 1500m run on Day 1 of the 2017 NIRCA Spring Nationals.

Spring Nationals: Eligibility Forms Required by April 7
March 11th, 2017

Reminder - download, get verified, and submit your eligibility forms to NIRCA before April 7

#eligibility #nircanats 

2017 NIRCA Cross Country Nationals Location Announced
February 2nd, 2017

NIRCA Cross Country Nationals returns to Forest Akers in East Lansing, MI on November 11, 2017.

#NIRCAnats #XCnats17 #nationals #crosscountry 

Winter Conference 2017 to be Held in Boston, MA
December 22nd, 2016 (Updated: Dec 30th)

On January 14-15, 2017, NIRCA club officers and members are invited to join NIRCA in Boston, MA for Winter Conference.

Video Recaps: 2016 Cross Country Nationals
November 15th, 2016

Video Recaps of the Men's and Women's Championship races at the 2016 NIRCA Cross Country National Championships (class race videos coming soon!).

#nircanats #recaps 

NIRCA 2016 Cross Country Nationals Team Results
November 12th, 2016

Penn State and Oregon grab the Championships Titles, with Virginia, Michigan, Illinois and Penn state taking the class titles in the 2016 #NIRCAnats.

#nircanats #results 

2016 XC Nationals: Men's Individual Preview
November 10th, 2016 (Updated: Nov 11th)

2015 national champ Rob Scanlon (Iowa State) looks to defend his title and repeat while a strong and diverse group of challengers hope to find their way to the top of the podium.

#nircanats #previews 

2016 XC Nationals: Women's Individual Preview
November 9th, 2016

With no clear-cut favorite and no top ten finishers returning from a year ago, the women’s individual championship is up for grabs in Hershey.

#nircanats #previews 

2016 XC Nationals: Men's Team Preview
November 7th, 2016

The defending champs look primed for a repeat but anything can happen on NIRCA's most challenging championship course. See who is in contention for the men's team title on the unforgiving Hershey hills this weekend.

#nircanats #previews 

2016 XC Nationals: Women's Team Preview
November 7th, 2016

Will the traditional powers add to their legacy or is 2016 the year for a first-time champion to emerge on the women's side?

#nircanats #previews