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

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

#nircanats #springnats 

New Spring Nationals Automark Qualifier
February 26th

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.


NIRCA Club Leader Guide
September 13th, 2017

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

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 

Get Involved with NIRCA in Fall 2017 - Apply to Be A Regional Coordinator by January 31!
January 2nd, 2017 (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!