Cross Country National Championships

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Event Name:

NAIA Men's and Women's Cross Country National Championships


Seeking Site For:

2022 & 2024


Bid Deadline:

June 1, 2021


Rights Fee:

$5,000.00 (Minimum)

Time of Year:

November 18, 2022; November 22, 2024


Days of the Week:

Friday (course should be available Thursday for the participants)


Number of Teams:

36 men's teams/36 women's teams (7 runners per team), plus 2-6 individual qualifiers for men and women in each conference.


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

Approximately 320 runners per gender
1,500 fans


Facility Requirements:

A well-kept cross country course that has a 5K women's course and an 8K men's course with 4-6 finish line chutes and automatic timing equipment.  Must be able to accomodate championship awards ceremony (approx. 1000) at or near the course.


Hotel Requirements:

One headquarters hotel within 15 minutes of the course.  Meeting room space for at least 150.  Overflow/alternate housing (2-4 hotels) for participants and fans is also requested.


Average Length of Stay:

2-3 nights


Room Block Needed:



Room Rate:

The recommended price range is $90-$115, regardless of room occupancy.


Hotel Pre-Registration:

Participants will be responsible for making reservations and paying for rooms directly with the hotel on the approved housing list from the Host.



Courtney Fegter, Championship Sport Manager

Event History:

2018&2020: Seminole Valley Cross Country Course, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University 

2017&2019: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, Wash. Cascade Collegiate Conference

2016: North Farm Cross Country Course, Elsah, Ill., American Midwest Conference

2015: McAlpine Creek Park, Charlotte, N.C.

2013-14: Rim Rock Farm, Lawrence, Kan. Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference & Lawrence Sports Corporation

2009-12: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, Wash. Cascade Collegiate Conference & Concordia University-Portland 
2007-08: Dr. Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course, Kenosha, Wis. Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
2003-06: E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky. Greater Louisville Sports Commission 
25 years: Dr. Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course, Parkside, Wis. University of Wisconsin, Parkside