NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
November 9, 2024
Hosted by NIRCA

Race Information

Course Location:
Hershey Parkview Cross Country Course
Hershey, PA

Terrain: Terrain is rolling hills (including the crowd favorite "poop-out" hill in the last 2k of the race), held on a grass multi-loop course.

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)

2:00 AM - Women's Freshman/Sophomore - 6k
3:00 AM - Men's Freshman/Sophomore - 8k
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

Other Information

Hotel information:
We have reserved special NIRCA blocks with a deadline of October 15th! These rooms will be available to NIRCA teams, spectators, and supporters to ensure you can book a place nearby the Nationals course.

Stay tuned for more info.


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 will be posted here once available.

T-shirt: Y

Other information:
Friday 2-5pm. 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.

Please note: All clubs and athletes must adhere to the uniform policy, which was instated in 2022. Individuals or club leaders with questions should contact More information about the uniform policy and standard can be found in the NIRCA Club Leader Guide (link)

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.

We love dogs! We'll confirm whether dogs are permitted on the course on or before August.

Registration Information:

Registration opens on October 9, 2024
Registration closes on November 2, 2024 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, 2024

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:
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