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NIRCA Cross Country Open 6K

Sat November 12, 2022 Mechanicsville, VA 23116 US Directions


Open 6K

8:00AM EST - 9:00AM EST


Pole Green Park
8996 Pole Green Park Ln
Mechanicsville, VA US 23116


The NIRCA Cross Country Open 6K is an annual race that precedes the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association National Championships. Pole Green Park near Mechanicsville, VA (Richmond area) will host this year's race. Pole Green 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 Virginia running 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 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, November 9th.
Race day registration will also be available at Pole Green Park. Starting Thursday, November 4th the Open 6k registration price increases to $40 (cash or credit card) and is completed at the 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 the 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.

Hotel information

Parents, spectators, athletes, and NIRCA supporters/fans are very welcome to book within NIRCA hotel blocks to receive special discounted rates. Hotel information can be found here. 


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 & viewed here.


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