2015 NIRCA Spring Track & Field and Half Marathon National Championship

Please Note: This information is subject to change. Please check back often.


Meet Program

Schedule of events

Participant list, alphabetical - Track & Field Championship

Participant list - Half Marathon Championship



Results are available at: www.clubrunning.org/championships/


Track and Field Competition:

Indiana University Track & Field Complex

1601 N. Fee Lane

Bloomington, IN 47408

Track & Field Participant Parking:
Lots 12 & 13 across from the IU Track, adjacent to the Fieldhouse.

Half Marathon Start Line:

DeVault Alumni Center

1000 E. 17th Street

Bloomington, IN 47408


**Important Notice (2/23/15): Several large events are scheduled in Bloomington on the weekend of NIRCA Spring Nationals and all hotels are nearly sold out.**

Athletes, Spectators, Parents, and Supporters may take advantage of NIRCA hotel options below to find accommodations for the event weekend.

Option 1:
NIRCA Hotel Blocks

Take advantage of what’s available and blocked for NIRCA, with special pricing, at Preferred Hotels. Rates start at $99.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7EYcIz_9pL2NEZkVTZGc29WOGs/view?usp=sharing 

Option 2:
Visit Bloomington Concierge

Call our partner at Visit Bloomington, as they have graciously agreed to be a free concierge to help your team find hotel availability. Reach them at: 800-800-0037.

Option 3:
Hoosier Half Hotel Blocks

Check out the Hoosier Half hotel list, as they may have some availability and special pricing. See “Where should I stay?” for hotel info.

Option 4:
Look Outside of Bloomington

Try alternative hotels outside of Bloomington. Nashville, IN and Martinsville, IN are between 20-30 minutes away and may have some - though very limited - availability if hotels cannot be secured in town. The south side of Indianapolis and Coulmbus, IN are approximately 45 minutes’ drive.


Registration is now closed.

Late additions/changes will not be accepted - no exceptions.

Entry Fees & Payment:

Track and Field: $20 per athlete (unlimited track and field events) with $400 team cap per gender. The maximum team payment will be $800 = $400 women’s team + $400 men’s team.

Half Marathon: $35 per runner, no team cap. 

Invoices will be prepared & sent the week of the event, after registration close.



Half Marathon Championship

Capability Verification Sign-Off & Proof of Performance

For the safety of all participants in the competition, certain events require proof of performance or a capability sign-off on Friday evening. More details are below.

1. Friday Evening, 6pm:

As of 2015, NIRCA no longer offers instruction on competing in track & field events (Note: previous years included full clinic instruction), as participants are expected to have competed in the event(s) previously in the season or at a past Spring Nationals. The Friday evening verification sign-off for participation supports safety of all participants during the competition. Participants in several event track & field events (listed below) must receive capability verification, a sign-off to compete in the event, if proof of performance cannot be provided.

Events requiring proof of performance or verification sign-off on Friday evening:

If proof of performance cannot be verified or provided, the athlete will not be permitted to participate in the event.

2. Proof of Performance

The intention of this policy is to support the safety of all participants at NIRCA Spring Nationals by verifying basic competency in events that represent increased risk of injury.

As such, several events require proof of performance or attendance at the Friday night capability verification sign-off.

Events requiring proof of performance or verification sign-off on Friday evening:

If proof of performance cannot be verified or furnished, the athlete will not be permitted to participate in the event.


Top 9 times advance to finals.


No events planned. Enjoy Bloomington!

We’ve selected some hot spots - restaurants, activities, etc. that you might enjoy. Check out the map here: http://goo.gl/maps/UaWzz 

Track Rules and Regulations

NIRCA adopts the NCAA bylaws for track events.

Protests: $50 cash deposit due at time of filing. Deposit will be returned if the result is overturned.

Trials & Finals:

Awards and Scoring

All-American recognition to top 3 individual performances in each event final.

Team Scoring: A maximum of 2 scorers per team per event will be taken into account. Point distribution is as follows: 10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.

Awards to the top 3 teams overall.

Protests: due to check-in table in writing within 30 minutes of event completion. Cost is $50, refunded if a ruling is overturned.