NIRCA XC National Championship
NIRCA XC National Championship
November 13-14, 2015
Hosted by

Race Information

Course Location:
Masterson Station Park
Lexington, KY

Terrain: The course is gently rolling, nearly all grass, with a few spots of packed dirt.

Spikes can be worn at the runner's discretion.

Awards: Team Awards: Top 3 teams in each A race

All-Americans (A Race): 1st-15th place, First Team; 16-30th place, Second Team

Event Schedule:  (Subject to Change)

8:30 AM - Packet Pick Up available
9:30 AM - Open & Alumni 5k
10:00 AM - Course open for Women's B warm-up
10:30 AM - Women's B 6k
11:00 AM - Course open for Men's B warm-up
11:30 AM - Men's B 8k
12:10 PM - Course open for Women's A warm-up
12:40 PM - Women's A 6k
12:40 PM - Women's A Race - 6k
1:10 PM - Course open for Men's A warm-up
1:40 PM - Men's A 8k
1:40 PM - Men's A Race - 8k
3:00 PM - Awards Ceremony
9:00 PM - Results posted on

Other Information

Hotel information:
Clarion Hotel - Lexington
1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
-$89/4 people (double bed rooms)
-Complimentary breakfast buffet included
-Mention "NIRCA - Cross Country" rooming block for special rate
-Rate cut-off date: 11/3/15

Fairfield Inn & Suites - Lexington North
2100 Hackney Place, Lexington, KY 40511
-$80/2 people (single or double beds)
-Complimentary continental breakfast included
-Mention "2015 NIRCA Club Cross Country" rooming block for special rate
-Rate cut-off date: 10/19/15

Four Points by Sheraton Lexington
1938 Stanton Way, Lexington, KY 40511
-$89/2 people, $109/4 people
-Mention “2015 NIRCA Cross Country National Championship” for special rate.

Embassy Suites Lexington
1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
-recommended hotel for alumni, parents and other spectators
-$119/night for 2 people in two bedroom king suite or double queen suite
-Select "attendee" when using the below link to make a reservation in the NIRCA room block: link

Masterson Station Park (race venue)
3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511

Social Event:
A list of optional social activities will be provided on prior to the race weekend.

T-shirt: Y

Other information:
For this year’s NIRCA National Championship, athletes, coaches and spectators will have the opportunity to design your own souvenir and have your Official event merchandise printed right before your eyes. Choose from a variety of styles and colors along with unique design options. Order your merchandise today at link

Fri Nov 13, 2:00-5:00pm (sunset is at 5:27pm)
Course open for previewing; packet pick up available at start/finish area

Fri Nov 13, 5:00-8:00pm, at the XC course (Lions Club building). Groups of 10+ should contact T.Auxier in advance (502-319-8367) by Tues Nov 10 to schedule an arrival time for the most efficient service.

Menu: spaghetti, chicken, salad, brownie & lemonade/iced tea. Dietary requests can be made to T.Auxier at 502-319-8367.

Price: $8.50/plate. Cash or check only (person

Registration Information:

Registration opens on October 14, 2015
Registration closes on November 7, 2015 at 11:59pm

Cost: $25 per runner. No team rate.

Checks payable to: 'NIRCA' and mailed to:
PO Box 613
State College, PA 16804

Payment due by: December 15th, 2015

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: