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:
11807 Allisonville Rd. #519
Fishers, IN 46038

Payment due by: December 15th, 2016

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: