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NIRCA Cross Country Open 6K

Sat November 11, 2023 Shelbyville, IN 46176 US Directions


NIRCA Cross Country Community 6K

8:30AM EST - 10:00AM EST


Blue River Cross Country Course
725 Lee Blvd
Shelbyville, IN US 46176


The NIRCA Cross Country Open 6K is an annual race that precedes the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association National Championships. Blue River Cross Country Course near Shelbyville, IN will host this year's race. Blue River CC is sure to provide a memorable racing experience. Stay around afterwards and watch the premier race in collegiate club running.

The NIRCA Open 6K is open to the public and NIRCA alumni athletes. If you're a part of the local Indiana community, a fan of collegiate club running, NIRCA alumni or ineligible athlete, a parent, spectator, a high school athlete - then this race is for you!

Spikes may be worn at the runner's discretion. This race will take place in rain or shine.

Online registration closes at 4 days before the event.
Late/Race-day registration will be available at Blue River Cross Country Course. Sign up now to save!

Volunteer & Race for Free

We're seeking volunteers for the NIRCA Collegiate Championship races. If you sign up to volunteer during the college races later in the day, you'll receive a discount code for a complimentary entry to the NIRCA Open 6K on race morning. Follow this link to volunteer & claim your free entry!

*Discount code will be sent in your volunteer email confirmation.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


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

Race Map

The 6k course map can be found & downloaded here.

The NIRCA Nats 14k / 12k Challenge

NIRCA collegiate athletes are invited to participate in the 12k / 14k NIRCA Nats Challenge!

The challenge is a double-header race for athletes* who are already registered for the Championship or Class races in the NIRCA Championships. By doing both races, you'll receive a registration discount in the Open 6k -- The cost for Open 6k entry as a challenge participant is only $15!

How to participate:

  1. Register for the collegiate class/championship race AND the Open 6k race on
    Note: Challenge participants must register for both races on Clubs will receive an invoice for entry that must be paid within 30 days, similar to invoicing for Regionals & Nationals. Members of the general public and non-challenge participates must register through this site, at

  2. Race in the Open 6k race. 

  3. Race in the NIRCA Championship or Class Race.

  4. The lowest combined time between both races will be used to award the Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women who rise to the challenge. 
    Award winners will be recognized with a special prize at the awards ceremony at the end of the day.

* This challenge opportunity is open only to NIRCA club runners who are eligible & registered for the Championship or Class races by the registration deadline.

Hotel Information

We have reserved special NIRCA blocks, available to NIRCA runners, family, friends, and supporters to ensure you can book a place nearby the Nationals course.

Holiday Inn Express Shelbyville
Rate: $160/night
Deadline: October 1, 2023
38 W Rampart Rd
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Phone: 317-398-0800

Hampton Inn Greensburg
Rate: $130/night
Deadline: October 1, 2023
2075 N Michigan Ave
Greensburg, IN 47240
Phone: 812-663-5000
Call & Ask for the NIRCA Nationals room block

Super 8 - Greenfield
2100 N State Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
$99/night using code NIRCA2023 - rate available until November 1, 2023

Comfort Inn
36 W Rampart Rd, Shelbyville, IN
$140 per night plus tax.
Call & Ask for the NIRCA Nationals room block


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