NIRCA XC National Championship
NIRCA XC National Championship
November 12, 2016
Hosted by NIRCA

Race Information

Course Location:
Hershey Parkview XC Course
800 W. Hershey Park Drive
Hershey, PA

Terrain: Grass and gravel paths; two road crossings

Course Preview Videos: Click here

Lane Assignments: Click here

Bib Assignments: Click here

Spikes can be worn at the runner's discretion.

Awards: A Race:
Medals for Top 15 - All American First Team
Places 16-30 - All American Second Team

Event Schedule:  (Subject to Change)

7:00 AM - Packet Pickup Begins
8:00 AM - NIRCA Open & Alumni 5k
9:00 AM - Men's JR/SR/GR Race - 8k
9:05 AM - NIRCA Open & Alumni 5k Awards Presentation
10:00 AM - Women's JR/SR/GR Race - 6k
11:00 AM - Men's Championship Race - 8k
12:00 PM - Women's Championship Race - 6k
1:00 PM - Men's FR/SO Race - 8k
2:00 PM - Women's FR/SO Race - 6k
3:00 PM - Class Races Recognition
3:30 PM - Championship Races Recognition & Awards Presentation

Other Information

Hotel information:
**With Hershey's Candylane Opening Weekend & the Harrisburg Marathon taking place the same weekend as XC are already at a premium. DO NOT WAIT to book your hotel rooms!**View available hotel rates here. Room rates increase to public rates as early as October 12th!

None Provided

Social Event:
Music on course following the last National Championship race. During the time between the last race and the awards ceremony, grab concessions & hang out with other clubs -- bring an extra singlet or t-shirt with your club's logo on it to trade with other NIRCA athletes!

HCW has provided NIRCA with group discounts and "sweet" deals for clubs to use throughout the weekend (including discounted ice hockey tickets!): Flyer HERE

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.

Merchandise will go on sale beginning an hour before the course preview at 1:00pm on Friday - come get your NIRCA gear before checking out the course!

Purchase in advance: link

Fri Nov 11, 2:00-5:00pm (sunset is at 5:27pm)
Course open for previewing; packet pick up available at start/finish area.

Drones are not allowed on course.
Team tents and athlete/team/parent/spectator tailgating with BBQ grills are permitted on the course all day.
Dogs are permitted on the course.
Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the course.

For more information or questions, plea

Registration Information:

Registration opens on October 12, 2016
Registration closes on November 5, 2016 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, 2016

Eligibility: This is a CHAMPIONSHIP event.

Team: Any NIRCA team (Male & Female combined) MUST BE represented at your local Regional Championship prior to Nationals.

Individual: Any NIRCA individual MUST compete at one NIRCA-sanctioned Event prior to competing at Nationals. This is event includes, but is not limited to, Regionals. More information on eligibility rules here.

*Club leaders: Eligibility forms require university registrar to verify student status. They must be mailed or provided in-person to NIRCA Event Staff by the day of the event.

Course Map: