Update 1/15/21

The NIRCA Spring 2021 National Championship season has been cancelled due to the uncertainty of pandemic.

In regards to the Fall 2021 National Championships, our team is constantly tracking the status of travel and university policies. At this time, it is too early to confirm, modify, or cancel the event. Keep checking here for immediate updates as they are available.

NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
November 10, 2018
Hosted by NIRCA

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.

- Places 1-15 - Medal + Certificate
- Places 16-30 - Certificate
- Top 3 teams

Class Races:
Top 15 each race - Certificates

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

Other Information

Hotel information:
Parents, spectators, athletes, and NIRCA supporters/fans are very welcome to book within NIRCA hotel blocks to receive special discounted rates by 11/1.

Clarion Hotel: $98/night
Residence Inn: $109/night - larger suites available
Courtyard: $114/night

Hotel information is available here: link

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

Social Event:
No info Provided

T-shirt: Y

Other information:
Merchandise will be available for sale at the event. Look for a limited-edition event tee, as well as your favorite NIRCA-branded gear!

Payment accepted: Credit card, cash.

Course open for previewing 3-5pm; packet pick up available at start/finish area. Must be off of the course promptly at 5pm.

Fri Nov 9, 5:00-8:00pm, at the XC course (Lions Club building).
Menu: All you care to eat!
-Entree: Spaghetti with Meat or Vegetarian Sauce
-Side: Salad and Dressing
-Drink: Iced Tea, Lemonade, or Water
-Dessert: Brownie or Cookie

Price: $10/plate.

*Club Leaders* - Pasta dinner RSVP required. To attend:
1) RSVP -- link
2) Pay online / at the door -- link

Concessions will be available at the meet, and will be serving breakfast and lunch items

Receive a text notification with your finishing time - link

Registration Information:

Registration opens on October 10, 2018
Registration closes on November 3, 2018 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, 2018

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: