NAIA - Cross Country

Vancouver, Wash. Receives Million Dollar Economic Boost from Cross Country Championships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 64th annual men’s and 40th women’s NAIA Cross Country Championships were hosted in Vancouver, Wash. by the Cascade Collegiate Conference for the 6th time.

The NAIA Cross Country Championships brings in around 72 teams and their fans to Vancouver from anywhere between one-to-four days. Over the course of the Championship, teams and fans not only occupy the hotels of the region but patronize local restaurants and attractions.

  • Overall Economic impact estimated at $1,336,464
  • Average stay of four days
  • Estimated 1,934 hotel rooms used

 “We were thrilled to have the NAIA Cross Country Championships return to Vancouver this year, with more than 700 runners competing and filling over 1800 room nights. The races are a perfect fit for our community and are also a great boost to the economy, generating an estimated $1.3 million in economic impact. Our local businesses were thrilled with the turnout over the course of the races.” - Michelle McKenzie, Visit Vancouver USA Director of Marketing and Communications. 

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On the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Championship CLICK HERE

On hosting a championship CLICK HERE


Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship


November 22, 2024
Columbia, Missouri