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Track & Field Spring Nationals Recap
April 15th

Wisconsin Men, Penn State Women Finally Finish on Top

2017 NIRCA Half Marathon Championships Results
April 8th

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


2017 Spring Nationals - Entry Lists
April 1st

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

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

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

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

#NIRCAnats #XCnats17 #nationals #crosscountry 

Get Involved with NIRCA in Fall 2017 - Apply to Be A Regional Coordinator by January 31!
January 2nd (Updated: Jan 3rd)

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

#regionals #regionalcoordinator 

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 

2016 NIRCA XC Rankings - Week 6 Plus Regionals Recaps
November 5th, 2016

Check out the recaps from NIRCA's final two regional championship meets and the last regular season rankings before Nationals! Individual and team previews coming later this week!

#nircanats #nircaregionals #rankings 

#NIRCANats Gear on Sale Now
November 3rd, 2016 (Updated: Nov 4th)

Find out how to get your NIRCA Nationals apparel and merchandise starting today!

#nircanats #swag 

2016 NIRCA XC Rankings - Week 5 Plus Regionals Recaps
November 3rd, 2016

Read recaps from the first four NIRCA XC Regionals (Mid Atlantic, Great Lakes, Great Plains, and Southeast) and how those results have shaken up this week's men's and women's rankings!

#nircanats #rankings #nircaregionals #xc 

2016 XC Regionals Team Results
November 2nd, 2016

See the overall team scores, places for each club's top 7, and scoring five average times for each regional championship meet!

#Nirca #nircanats #nircaregionals 

NIRCA Inclusion Policy
October 30th, 2016

The National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (NIRCA) recognizes and celebrates all individuals in the student population among its club runners and encourages all students to participate in NIRCA races.

NIRCA Nationals Course Preview
October 20th, 2016 (Updated: Nov 11th)

It's been a few years since we last raced in Hershey, and the course has changed plenty in that time. Get your first look at the Women's 6k and Men's 8k courses in these video previews!


2016 NIRCA XC Rankings - Week 3
October 19th, 2016

2016 Men's and Women's Rankings - Week 3 (Week of 10/10/16)

#rankings #week3 

2016 Men's and Women's Rankings - Week 2
October 17th, 2016 (Updated: Oct 21st)

It’s been a busy few weeks of racing and our Week 2 rankings reflect that, with most of the ranked or previously ranked clubs having one or more meets under their belt.

#nircanats #rankings #week2 

Welcome back! Fall 2016 NIRCA Championship Series Schedule Announced!
August 30th, 2016 (Updated: Aug 31st)

The NIRCA Regional Cross Country Championship meets will take place on the weekends of October 22nd and October 29th, 2016. New for 2016, NIRCA has made two exciting new changes!

Action Items & Changes to 2016-17 NIRCA Membership Dues
July 25th, 2016 (Updated: Jul 27th)

The 2016-17 NIRCA Membership Dues Structure has recently been posted on

Please note some changes from previous years regarding individual event entry fees.

2016 NIRCA Women's Track & Field Championships Recap
April 12th, 2016

Another tight team battle ends with Illinois women atop the podium for 5th consecutive year

2016 NIRCA Half Marathon Championships Recap
April 11th, 2016 (Updated: Apr 12th)

Clemson women & Penn State men take team titles; Daniel Wilcko & Katrina Helcoski of PSU claim individual crowns.

Women's Preview - Track & Field National Championships
April 8th, 2016

Penn State, on the strength of their sprinters, throwers, and jumpers shot out to a large lead by the halfway mark of the event.

Men's Preview - Track & Field National Championships
April 8th, 2016

Three teams separated themselves from everyone else in the standings last year as each played perfectly to their strengths. Indiana took the team title with dominate distance and mid-distance performances. 

Spring Nationals - Half Marathon Bibs & Heat Sheets
April 8th, 2016

Spring Nationals half marathon bib assignments and track & field heat sheets are now available!

Track & Field Nats Athletes: Seed Marks needed by Friday 4/8 5am EST!
April 7th, 2016 (Updated: Apr 8th)

Due to a technical error on our website, several athletes' seed times were not recorded properly when you registered for Track & Field Nationals. We're very sorry for any confusion this may have caused and dedicated 100% of our resources to solving it as soon as it was identified. Thank you for your patience!

We need your help in verifying & entering seed marks by tomorrow,
FRIDAY 4/8 at 5am EST.

Spring Nats Registration Closes Sunday 4/3!
April 2nd, 2016

Spring Nationals Registration closes promptly on Sunday, April 3rd at 11:59pm PST.

Spring Nats Registration & Important Info
March 26th, 2016 (Updated: Mar 30th)

Spring is upon us, and we'll be seeing YOU in Bloomington for NIRCA Spring Nationals in two short weeks!
Important announcements for club leaders:
  1. Spring Nationals registration, eligibility forms, & proof of performance
  2. Submit your hotel info prior to Nationals to speed up check-in
  3. Mandatory read: Participant Guide for Track Nationals
  4. Invoices & payment for Spring Nationals

Get Involved With NIRCA this Fall - Become a Regional Coordinator!
March 4th, 2016

Do you have an interest or prior experience in event management? Are you organized and passionate about club running?

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

2016 NIRCA Fall Cross Country Nationals 11/12
January 3rd, 2016

On the heels of NIRCA's tenth Cross Country Nationals in Lexington, KY, NIRCA is very proud to announce its commitment and partnership to hold the 2016 NIRCA Cross Country National Championship...

Take Note: 2016 Spring Nationals Schedule
December 31st, 2015

NIRCA's 2016 Spring Track & Field and Half Marathon National Championships will take place Friday & Saturday, April 8-9, 2016 in Bloomington, IN. To accommodate all athletes wishing to compete, the 2016 schedule features some changes compared to years past.

Recap Videos and Interviews - 2015 NIRCA XC Nationals
December 3rd, 2015

Nostalgic for memories from the 10th NIRCA Cross Country Nationals? Our friends over at Striders High have put together coverage, recaps and interviews of all races and awards from the day!

NIRCA Winter Conference Set For January 15-17, 2016
November 23rd, 2015

Annual forum for club development, ideas and networking set to be held in Philadelphia, PA, January 15-17, 2016.


NIRCA Spring Nationals on April 8-9, 2016
November 18th, 2015

The date for Spring Nationals is April 8-9, 2016.

The NIRCA Track & Field and Half Marathon National Championships will be held once again in Bloomington, IN in conjunction with the Hoosier Half Marathon*. See you in Indiana!

Women's Recap & Final Rankings - 2015 NIRCA XC Nationals
November 16th, 2015

Georgetown's Johnson runs away with title; Penn State takes 4th crown.

Men's Recap & Final Rankings - 2015 NIRCA XC Nationals
November 16th, 2015

UC Davis men first in first trip; ISU's Scanlon rallies for title.

Top Ten Reasons to Get Excited for 2015 #NIRCAnats
November 12th, 2015

It's time to get fired up for Nationals! What are the must-do's this weekend? Read on to find out.

Women's Team Preview - 2015 NIRCA XC Nationals
November 12th, 2015

There are few years when perennial NIRCA power Michigan isn’t a threat to win the national title, but still the 2014 crown and large margin of victory, came as a bit of a surprise. No one will be surprised by the Wolverines this year though.

Men's Team Preview - 2015 NIRCA XC Nationals
November 12th, 2015

Out of the Great Lakes Region comes the defending champion, looking to be labeled a dynasty, and another club who is looking to get back to the top. Hailing from the Great Plains are three traditional powers – though one hasn’t been this close to the crown for a long time. Then there is the Mid Atlantic foursome that is so close in talent that any one of them could win, yet none have ever been higher than third place on the team podium. What about a Southeast Region club finishing on top for the first time since the inaugural NIRCA Nationals ten years ago? So many potential Sunday morning headlines for so many clubs as we take a look at what should be a spectacular, and close, men’s team race in Lexington.

Men's Individual Preview - 2015 NIRCA XC Nationals
November 11th, 2015 (Updated: Nov 12th)

University of Pennsylvania’s Nate Ennist is the highest returning finisher, placing second in East Lansing behind IU’s Ryan Wells, in 25:37.

Get your #NIRCAnats apparel now!
November 11th, 2015

This year you can order your #NIRCAnats apparel online! Get it now or on the day at