Competitive

Welcome to the Ohio State Running Club competitive team!

The Ohio State Running Club is a NIRCA-affiliated (National Intercollegiate Running Club Association) club. We compete in cross country, indoor/outdoor track and field, and road races throughout Ohio and nearby states, racing in both NIRCA meets against other large school running clubs and in smaller Division 2/3 meets against college teams.

The current cost for a competitive membership is $70 per semester or $120 for the full year.

Our competitive team is not for just long distance runners! In spring semester, our indoor and outdoor track teams consist of long distance, middle distance, sprints, and field events! Another membership option is the Trackster, which is a social membership in the fall and a competitive membership in the spring ($90 for the year). Are you on the other end, and you want to run cross country but not track? Then sign up for our new Kilomaster option, competitive for the fall and social for the spring ($90 for the year.)

What are the common race distances?
In cross country, most of our races are 8k for men and 6k for women. In track, the available events change on a per-meet basis and range from the 55m dash to the 10k. See the Records tab for a detailed breakdown on past track events.

How fast do I have to be to compete?
Anyone can compete; our club does not make cuts to our competitive team! Some of our races have a varsity/open race distinction, but every race is open to everyone! See our Records tab to see our top club times.

What races are we running?
See the Racing Calendar tab on the left!

 

Meet our Racing Committee:

Sprint Captains: Stuart Scarangella and Jaime Donaldson

Middle Distance Captain: Dani Lopez

Long Distance Captain: Matt Polatas

Race Logistics Coordinators: Owen Milnes and Evan Porter

Club email: osu.running.club@gmail.com