NIRCA COVID-19 UPDATE: 7/21/2020

The NIRCA Fall Cross Country Championships are cancelled for the 2020 season.

Athlete safety is the top concern at NIRCA events. Venue rules, federal & state regulations, and university policies have mandated restrictions and requirements to the effect that the events cannot be run in a way to minimize/eliminate the risk for runners and spectators.

As this decision impacts club dues and logistics, additional information will be shared with club officers in the coming week.

UMass Amherst Invitational
UMass Amherst Invitational
October 5, 2019
Hosted by UMass Club Running

Race Information

Course Location:
UMass Agricultural Learning Center
Amherst, MA

Terrain: Note: This race was originally intended to be at Hampshire College. Due to issues surrounding the school's status and staffing shortages, our race has moved from its original location. It will now be held at the UMass Agricultural Learning Center. All information on this page has been updated, but please feel free to reach out with questions.

Surface: All grass, multi loop course, with some gradual hills. Your quintessential XC course. Spikes recommended. Spectator friendly.

Spikes can be worn at the runner's discretion.

Awards: Top three individuals in each race. One team award per race.

Event Schedule:  (Subject to Change)

11:00 AM - Women's 6k
12:00 PM - Men's 8k
1:00 PM - Awards

Other Information

Hotel information:
Search for hotels in Amherst, Hadley, or Northampton. There are plenty of options.

Park in UMass Lot 44/44B in corner closest to the gravel road. Lot is accessible via N Residential Drive off of N Pleasant St. Once you park, follow the gravel road and you'll see the course right ahead of you.

Social Event:
No info Provided

T-shirt: N

Other information:
Same day payment accepted in cash or check made out to UMass Club Running or to the University of Massachusetts.

Registration Information:

Registration opens on September 5, 2019
Registration closes on September 30, 2019 at 11:59pm

Cost: $15 per runner or $300 per team.

Checks payable to: UMass Club Running or the University of Massachusetts

Cancellation Policy:

Eligibility: This is a QUALIFYING event.

All competitors are student members of a NIRCA member club.

An individual runner's participation in this event meets one of the qualifying criteria to race at Nationals.

For complete eligibility requirements for Nationals, go to:

Course Map: