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NIRCA Cross Country Open 5k

Sat November 11, 2017
Location: East Lansing , MI US 48910 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Open 5K
9:30AM EST - 10:30AM EST
Forest Akers East Golf Course
2280 S. Harrison Rd.
East Lansing , MI US 48910

The NIRCA Open 5K is an annual race that precedes the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association National Championships. Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing, MI will host this year's race.  A championship level course, Forest Akers is sure to provide a memorable racing experience.  Stay around afterwards and watch the premier race in collegiate club running.

The NIRCA Open 5k is open to the public. If you're a part of the local Lansing 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.

Course Map: The course map can be found here.

Online registration closes at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, November 9th.
Race-day registration will be available at the Forest Akers East Golf Course. 

Start Time: 9:30am on Saturday, November 11th.

Optional dinner: For $10, join us on Friday evening at the course (4:30-6:30pm) for a catered pasta dinner. Advance purchase required - you may purchase each dinner ticket (for yourself, friends, family, etc.) with your race registration.

RESULTS: Results from the 2017 event can be found here.
Congratulations to all runners who competed and braved the cold with us!

Race Discounts: Get $10 Back!

Did you know? For every 3 friends you refer & sign up for the NIRCA Open 5k using your unique code, you'll earn a $5 refund on your race entry (up to $10 back). Your race entry could cost only $5!

Your unique code will be provided with your registration confirmation. This discount offer has been extended, and now expires at 11:59pm on November 9, 2017 when online registration closes.

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 5k on race morning. Follow the link to volunteer & claim your free entry!

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

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Pasta Dinner

Come join us on Friday from 4:30-6:30pm at the course for an optional catered pasta dinner. Friends, family, and supporters welcome. Advance purchase is required (you will be asked if you'd like to purchase in the later stages of race registration). Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options will be available. Dinner cost ($10) includes pasta, bread, salad, dessert, and choice of lemonade or water. 


There will be dedicated areas for race parking, as instructed by MSU Police. Expect a little walk to get to the course.

MSU Lot 89
Main athlete and spectator parking.
Please use caution and follow security’s instructions when crossing the street.
3589 E Mt. Hope Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823

MSU Pavilion (North & East Lots Only)
Bus and overflow parking.
4301 Farm Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824


Race results for can be found at:  LINK


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