Outdoor Track & Field National Championships

National Championship Host Manual & Style Guide  

Event Name:

NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships

Seeking Site For:

2026 & 2027

Bid Deadline:

June 1, 2024

Bid Packet:

Completed bid packets can be sent to Samantha Liermann.

Rights Fee:

$10,000.00 (Minimum)


May 20-22, 2026; May 26-28, 2027

Days of the Week:


Number of Teams:

110 Men's, 110 Women's

Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

1,300 participants
3,000 fans

Facility Requirements:

8 or 9 lane flat track with appropriate surface, high jump area, horizontal runway and pit, pole vault runway and landing pit, throwing area with protective cage, javelin runway and landing area, PA system, finish Lynx timing system and electronic scoreboard, award and committee staging area, locker rooms, training room, press box, seating outside the track for over 3500 spectators and athletes.

Hotel Requirements:

Centralized properties that can accommodate meeting and banquet for 1,300 people.

Average Length of Stay:

4 nights

Room Block Needed:

750 rooms on peak, plus rooms for teams and traveling officials

Room Rate:

The price range is $99-$135, regardless of room occupancy

Hotel Pre-Registration:

Participants will be responsible for making reservations and paying for rooms directly with the hotel


Samantha Walker, Championship Sport Manager

Event History:
2023: Wildcat Track and Field Complex, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind. 
2014-22: Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, Gulf Shores, Ala.
2010-13: Indiana Wesleyan University Complex, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind.
2008-09: Ralph Korte Stadium, St. Louis Sports Commission
2006-07: Track Complex, Fresno Pacific University
2004-05: Cardinal Park, Greater Louisville Sports Commission
2002-03: Olathe District Activities Center, Olathe Chamber
2000-01: Rotary Stadium, Simon Fraser University
1999: Blum Stadium, Palm Beach Sports Council
1998: E. Tulsa Sports Complex, Tulsa Sports Commission, Okla.