Half Marathon & 5k Entries
April 9th

Bib Assignments

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Spring Track & Field Nationals - Important Info
April 1st

Links to important event info can be found here.

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2021 XC Nationals Recap
November 8th, 2021

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

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

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021 (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, 2021

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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.

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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!).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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

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

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