NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
November 14, 2020
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)

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

Other Information

Hotel information:
Reduced hotel rates & reserved blocks are available to NIRCA clubs, parents, spectators, and club running supporters.

None Provided

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:


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 will be available shortly.

Registration Information:

Registration opens on October 14, 2020
Registration closes on November 7, 2020 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, 2020

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: