The path to the Division I cross country championships begins each year with regional championships. Here's a quick guide to the 2023 DI cross country regional championships, including the schedule, locations and how teams are selected:
How many 2023 DI cross country regionals are there?
There are nine DI cross country regionals held for the following regions:
- Great Lakes
- South Central
Who runs in the 2023 DI cross country regionals?
The DI cross country regionals feature any eligible teams and/or athletes from a region. There aren't any qualifying standards/times required to run in a regional meet.
Where are the 2023 DI cross country regionals?
The 2023 DI cross country regionals will be hosted by a different school for every region. See the complete list of hosts and venues below.
|Great Lakes||Wisconsin||Zimmer Championship Course|
|Mid-Atlantic||Lehigh||Goodman Campus Cross Country Course|
|Midwest||Oklahoma State||Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course|
|Mountain||Texas Tech||Chaparral Ridge Cross Country Course|
|Northeast||Columbia||Van Cortlandt Park|
|South||Florida||Mark Bostick Golf Course|
|South Central||Arkansas||Agri Park|
|Southeast||South Carolina Upstate||Milliken Research Centrer|
|West||Sacramento State||Haggin Oaks Golf Course|
When are 2023 DI cross country regionals?
All of the 2023 DI cross country regionals are on Friday, Nov. 10. This table will be updated as regional times are announced for each site.
|Region||Women Start Time||Men Start Time|
|Great Lakes||11:30 a.m. ET||10:30 a.m. ET|
|Mid-Atlantic||12 p.m. ET||1 p.m. ET|
|Midwest||11:30 a.m. ET||12:30 p.m. ET|
|Mountain||1 p.m. ET||12 p.m. ET|
|Northeast*||11 a.m. ET||11 a.m. ET|
|South*||9 a.m. ET||9 a.m. ET|
|South Central||10:30 a.m. ET||11:30 a.m. ET|
|Southeast||11 a.m. ET||12 p.m. ET|
|West*||1 p.m. ET||1 p.m. ET|
*Only one time listed across genders
What schools belong to each region?
Below you can check out which schools belong to each of the nine DI cross country regions on an interactive map from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
How long are the 2023 DI cross country regional races?
In each region, all women run in a six-kilometer race while all men run in a 10-kilometer race.
How do the regional championships determine automatic qualifiers?
The regional championships help teams advance to the Division I cross country championships each year. The top two teams in each regional secure automatic bids to the championship. The first four regional finishers not from an automatic qualifying or at-large team also secure an auto-bid to the championships.
If a team doesn't secure an automatic bid, it will have to rely on the NCAA DI Cross Country Subcommittee to select it as one of the 13 at-large teams. Only two individual at-larges are selected, making a strong regional performance pivotal to advancing toward a national title.
When are the DI cross country national championships?
After regional action has concluded, advancing teams will compete for a national championship on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Virginia will host the championship meet at Panorama Farms.
What are the current DI cross country rankings?
Click or tap here to view the latest the national cross country rankings, which will be updated throughout the season.
Who won last year's DI regional championships?
Below you'll find the winners and results of each 2022 DI cross country regional championship.
|2022 Regionals||Men's Team Winner||Women's Team Winner||Results|
|Great Lakes||Wisconsin||Notre Dame||Results|
|Mountain||Northern Arizona||New Mexico||Results|
|Southeast||North Carolina||NC State||Results|