Run with us!
We embrace runners of all backgrounds, abilities, experience levels, and interests!
NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS
In-person practice is currently ON PAUSE until further notice, but we are still active. Reach out to an officer if you wish to join our team. Click here for our COVID-19 updates.
Penn State Club Cross Country was founded to give Penn State students of all abilities the chance to train and compete in distance running at the collegiate level without the stresses of a varsity sport, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any intersectional combination of these categories.
Club Cross Country functions under the core values of inclusivity, enthusiasm, resiliency, drive, hard work, positivity, and fun.
Read more about how this club operates in our Club Constitution!
In light of the recent racial injustices seen across the country, we have decided to take action to maintain our mission as a club and ensure that our words are not just words. For more information on how we plan to support all those fighting for justice and better ourselves as an organization, please see our Diversity Initiative.
We Run This Valley
2019 Men’s NIRCA National Champions
2019 Women’s NIRCA Nationals 3rd Place
Top 3 General Fundraising Org THON 2020
This club is open to all types of runners! Whether you're just here to meet people and stay in shape, or you want to continue competitive racing in college, we'd be happy to have you. The club gives students an opportunity to compete with other running clubs and varsity teams in the region during the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track seasons. Each year our cross country and track seasons culminate with trips to NIRCA Nationals, where we often place well both as individuals and teams.
But racing is not mandatory, and our good times can be found on and off the course! Whether it's a picnic at Sunset Park, a THON fundraiser, a fun run, or a post-practice game of frisbee, Club XC always has something exciting going on. If you're looking to be a part of a close-knit group that supports each other, values positivity, digs deep, and has fun, look no further!
Practice Hours and Info
We practice every weekday at 4:00pm at Rec Hall.
No practice is mandatory. Come as frequently as you'd like!
We offer two different run options every day and you are free to run at whatever pace fits your training. With so many people on our team, there is always a group to run with! Additionally, we offer both men's and women's workouts 1-2 times per week which can focus on anything from hills to speed to endurance and more. These workouts are designed and led by our four Workout Chairs and are always optional.
Stick with us through the year and you'll also experience a number of team fun runs like our spooky Costume Run, our festive Jingle Jog, and our infamous Riddle Runs!