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NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
NIRCA Cross Country National Championships
November 6, 2021
Hosted by NIRCA

Race Information

Course Location:
Blue River Cross Country Course
Shelbyville, IN

Terrain: Terrain is flat and primarily well trimmed grass. Some slight rolling hills.

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)

8:00 AM - Team packet pickup begins
9:00 AM - NIRCA Open & Alumni 6k (Public Welcome)
10:00 AM - Women's Junior/Senior/Grad - 6k
11:00 AM - Men's Junior/Senior/Grad - 8k
12:00 PM - Women's Championships - 6k
1:00 PM - Men's Championships - 8k
2:00 PM - Women's Freshman/Sophomore - 6k
3:00 PM - Men's Freshman/Sophomore - 8k
4:00 PM - Class Race Recognition
4:30 PM - Championship Race Recognition & Awards

Other Information

Hotel information:
Special NIRCA hotel rates are available, however as information is being released to us on the day of/near the deadline, please call the hotel to check that they will still honor these rates.

Access hotel rates here: link


Social Event:
OPEN 6K - Open to the General Public, Alumni, and NIRCA Parents/Supporters! Check out the NIRCA Open 6k and come out to race on a championship course just before the collegiate events! Awards provided immediately upon finish.

Link to event info:

T-shirt: Y

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

Current registration allows for the option of athletes to self-elect for the Championship or class race this year due to the removal of the Championships qualification standard this year. Please note: Class races may be combined based on registration numbers.

For more information on Qualifying & 2021 season adjustments: link

We love dogs! But unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the course.

Don't want to haul an entire tent over to Nationals? We have a deal with a local tent rental company so you can rent a tent for your team that's already set up for you when you arrive to the course. 10x20 ($310 set up) and 10x10 tents available and no hassle!
Call Negangard Rentals: 812-689-1124

Registration Information:

Registration opens on October 6, 2021
Registration closes on October 30, 2021 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, 2021

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: