NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
November 16, 2019
Hosted by NIRCA

Race Information

Course Location:
Pole Green Park
Mechanicsville, VA

Terrain: Mostly flat, spectator-friendly grass course with minimal (1) gravel road crossing.

Spikes can be worn at the runner's discretion.

Awards: Top 3 teams
Individual Places 1-15: All-American First Team
Individual Places 16-30: All American Second Team

Event Schedule:  (Subject to Change)

7:00 AM - Team Packet Pickup Begins
8:00 AM - NIRCA Open & Alumni 6k
9:00 AM - Women's Junior/Senior/Grad - 6k
9:05 AM - NIRCA Open & Alumni Race Awards
10:00 AM - Men's Junior/Senior/Grad - 8k
11:00 AM - Women's Championships - 6k
12:00 PM - Men's Championships - 8k
1:00 PM - Women's Freshman/Sophomore - 6k
2:00 PM - Men's Freshman/Sophomore - 8k
3:00 PM - Class Race Recognition
3:30 PM - Championship Race Recognition & Awards

Other Information

Hotel information:
Special NIRCA hotel rates are available:

Homewood Suites Richmond Airport
5996 Audubon Drive
Sandston, VA 23150

$104/night +tax, King with sleeper sofa

Mention "National Intercollegiate Running Club Association"
Or book online: link and use code IRC
- Deadline: book by 11/2 for group rate

Hyatt Place Richmond Innsbrook
4100 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

$109 + tax (2 beds each room)

Mention “National Intercollegiate Running Club Association Championship” block
-Deadline: book by 11/12 for group rate

Hampton Inn & Suites
1101 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059

$104/night +tax (2 queen or 1 king + sleeper)

Book online: Book your group rate for NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
-Deadline: book by 11/2 for group rate

Fairfield Inn & Suites Richmond Ashland
11625 Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005

$109 + tax (2 queens)

Mention “National Intercollegiate Running Club” block
-Deadline: book by 10/25 for group rate




Social Event:
Have dinner with us on the course after the course preview. Seating slots are limited and start at 5:30pm.

Pasta dinner is available by advance RSVP only - $10 per runner!

1) RSVP by paynig for your dinner by Sunday, November 10th:
2) Special dietary needs? Tell us here:

T-shirt: Y

Other information:
Friday 2-5pm. Park rules dictate that runners must be off of the course at dusk.

Open 6k Registration will be hosted independently of it is open to alumni, ineligible athletes, and the general public. Volunteer for the NIRCA races later in the day for a discount on your race entry! Registration link: link

Registration Information:

Registration opens on October 28, 2019
Registration closes on November 9, 2019 at 11:59pm

Cost: $30 per runner. No team rate.

Checks payable to: 'NIRCA' and mailed to:
11807 Allisonville Rd. #519
Fishers, IN 46038

Payment due by: December 15th, 2019

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: