Wisconsin Track Club was founded in 1991 to foster interests in the sports of track and field and cross country in the community and to provide athletes of all abilities with the chance to train and race together. The Club was not originally affiliated with the university but has since changed into a club sport at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to participate in NCAA DIII and NIRCA (National Intercollegiate Running Clubs of America) races for cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track around the Midwest. The Club has now been an official sports club of the university for 5 years as well as being members of USATF and NIRCA. You do not have to be a student to join. Although competition and practice participation is not required to be a club member it is highly encouraged and a lot of fun. The club has had many achievements in both cross country and track over the years. On the Cross Country side the club was back to back national NIRCA champions in 2008 and 2009. More recently the men took 2nd and the Women 3rd at the 2019 NIRCA Great Plains Regional meet. On the Track and Field side the men have taken 2nd place in 2016, 1st place in 2017, and 2nd place in 2018 at NIRCA Track Nationals. The women also did very well at NIRCA Track Nationals taking 2nd place in 2016, 3rd place in 2017, and 8th place in 2018. Wisconsin Track Club also fosters the interests of track and field in the community. It is a 501(c)(3) non profit meaning that the club is charitable and does not take in any profit. The club volunteers for many community events such as IRONMAN Wisconsin, RACE, and the SubZero Race Series. Additionally, the club hosts the Summer Track Series each summer allowing all members of the community to participate in a series of track and field meets in the Madison area throughout the summer.