Cascade extends deal to host NAIA cross country

Cascade extends deal to host NAIA cross country

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Wednesday that the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) has signed an extension to continue as host of the NAIA Cross-Country National Championships in Vancouver, Washington.

The agreement between the Cascade and the NAIA will extend its deal to maintain the championship in two rotating years in both 2021 and 2023. The conference most recently hosted the championship in both 2017 and 2019.

“We are extremely excited to continue hosting the NAIA Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championship,” said Cascade Conference Commissioner Robert Cashell, a Butte native. “The passion for running in the Pacific Northwest is unmatched and this event has garnered incredible support from the city of Vancouver, VisitVancouverUSA, as well as, the wonderful administration and staff at Historic Fort Vancouver.”

The NAIA Cross-Country National Championship has called Vancouver home for six years, including four consecutive years between 2009 and 2012.

“The Cascade Collegiate Conference has been a wonderful partner for this championship and we are excited to announce that they will be continuing as a host in future years,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO. “We have received positive feedback in regards to last year’s championship and know the future is in good hands.”

Click here for more information on becoming a host for an NAIA Championship.



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