The North Island Cross Country Champs have been organised and presented byTaupo Harrier Club Inc since 1977.  However, documented, detailed results for all of  this long period are not available.  The NIXCC is a sanctioned Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty (AWBoP) event, run on the first weekend in July and on the same course – the advantage of having the event in a public park and hence safe from developers.  Races cover all age groups from the Under 10s to the over 75s – results and medals are in 5 year age groups. Very minor course alteration for 2011 due to bike courses in Spa Park - changes made the course better - no car park section. There was an inaugural, unofficial 3km walking race  in July 2010 and this was upped to 5km in 2011.