NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
November 11, 2023
Hosted by NIRCA

Race Information

Course Location:
Blue River Cross Country Course
Shelbyville, IN

Terrain: Terrain is flat and primarily well trimmed grass. Some slight rolling hills.

Spikes can be worn at the runner's discretion.

Awards: Top 3 teams
Individual Places 1-15: All-American First Team
Individual Places 16-30: All American Second Team

Event Schedule:  (Subject to Change)

8:30 AM - Open & Community 6k
10:00 AM - Women's Junior/Senior/Grad - 6k
11:00 AM - Men's Junior/Senior/Grad - 8k
12:00 PM - Women's Championships - 6k
1:00 PM - Men's Championships - 8k
2:00 PM - Women's Freshman/Sophomore - 6k
3:00 PM - Men's Freshman/Sophomore - 8k

Other Information

Hotel information:
We have reserved special NIRCA blocks with a deadline of October 1st! These rooms are available to NIRCA teams and supporters to ensure you can book a place nearby the Nationals course.

Holiday Inn Express Shelbyville
Rate: $160/night
Deadline: October 1, 2023
38 W Rampart Rd
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Phone: 317-398-0800
Link to reserve: link

Hampton Inn Greensburg
Rate: $130/night
Deadline: October 1, 2023
2075 N Michigan Ave
Greensburg, IN 47240
Phone: 812-663-5000
Call & Ask for the NIRCA Nationals room block

Super 8 - Greenfield
2100 N State Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
$99/night using code NIRCA2023 - rate available until November 1, 2023

Comfort Inn
36 W Rampart Rd, Shelbyville, IN
$140 per night plus tax.
Call & Ask for the NIRCA Nationals room block


Social Event:
OPEN 6K - Open to the General Public, Alumni, and NIRCA Parents/Supporters! Check out the NIRCA Open 6k and come out to race on a championship course just before the collegiate events! Awards provided immediately upon finish.

Open race registration:

T-shirt: Y

Other information:
Friday 2-5pm. Course rules dictate that runners must be off of the course at dusk.

Unlike previous years, no policy modifications are in effect for NIRCA Nationals qualification and eligibility in the 2023 event.

Clubs will be invoiced on the basis of the number of athletes registered at the time of the entry deadline.

Each individual athlete and club leaders are responsible for verifying athlete registrations, since late entry cannot be accommodated. Entry list: link

We love dogs! But unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the course.

Don't want to haul an entire tent over to Nationals? We have a deal with a local tent rental company so you can rent a tent for your team that's already set up for you when you arrive to the course. 10x20 ($310 set up) and 10x10 tents available and no hassle! Deadline to reserve: 10/31/23
Call Negangard Rentals: 812-689-1124

Registration Information:

Registration opens on October 11, 2023
Registration closes on November 4, 2023 at 11:59pm

Cost: $30 per runner. No team rate.

Checks payable to: 'NIRCA' and mailed to:
11807 Allisonville Rd. #519
Fishers, IN 46038

Payment due by: December 15th, 2023

Eligibility: This is a CHAMPIONSHIP event.

Both Team and Individual Eligibility Criteria, based on participation prior in the season, must be met in order to attend Nationals.

Once eligible, Qualification standards (based on team and individual finish at Regionals) establish how many and in which competition individuals/teams will race at Nationals. For more information on Eligibility Criteria, Qualification Standards, Uniforms, and competition policies, reference the Club Leader Guide here.

*Club leaders: Eligibility forms require university registrar to verify academic standing. Forms must be submitted once per season, Fall & Spring, before each deadline. Teams without eligibility forms are not permitted compete.

Course Map: