Join Red Rose Road Runners

Generally we process membership applications in a day or so.  However, from time to time the Membership Secretary leaves his desk and wanders off for a while for a bit of respite from the grind of Red Rose Admin. Who knows – this may be such a time. However, do not be dismayed, all entries will be processed in a week or two and backdated to the date on the entry form. England Athletics Affiliation payments will be processed likewise. So, please be patient and give us 10 days before sending up flares, sounding trumpets or weeping into your pillow.

Sign up online (PayPal payment required)  

If you have any problem using this on-line form then please contact our Membership Secretary on mail@redroseroadrunners.org Again you may need to be patient as you wait for a reply.

If you can’t or prefer not to use the on-line system then you can download the Application for Membership form as a PDF file, print it, fill it in and return it along with a cheque to the Membership Secretary at the address given on the form.

Whether you are a novice or experienced runner, there are many benefits to joining Red Rose Road Runners.

Beginners get encouragement and confidence to go further with support from fellow runners. More competitive runners receive discounted race entry, and will enjoy pitting themselves against fellow club members in a number of club and external competitions.

Affiliated Red Rose members benefits include:

  • Discounts on kit and services.  See Links for more details
  • 12 free races a year (6 cross country and 6 Inter Club)
  • £2 discounted race entry at most races

Members are not required to compete in races, you may just want to come along for the social aspect, but many runners enjoy the challenge of setting and beating their goals while racing.

Membership

Club membership runs from the 1st April to the 31st March of the following year.

England Athletics have increased their Affiliation fees from £13 to £14 per year from the 1st April 2017.

Adult membership fees are £21.00 for the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.  Junior membership remains free.  Free Junior Membership does not include the England Athletics Affiliation fee.

Standard membership costs:

Adults (to end March 2018) £21.00
Juniors (under 16 at 1st Apr 2017) ** Free
Juniors EA Affiliation (optional for under 16) ** £14

The Adult membership fee includes your £14 England Athletics Affiliation fee as long as you are a First Claim Club member of Red Rose.

If you have any membership queries, please contact us, or speak to John Rogerson (07947 133821).

** Please note that Junior members must be accompanied at all Red Rose events and training sessions by a parent or legal guardian who must be a current club member.

Juniors

We welcome junior (U16) members but currently must insist that a parent or guardian is a member of the club and that the parent or guardian accompany the child to all sessions and take full responsible for the child at all times. The club cannot take responsibility for safeguarding children and we have to make it a condition of joining that a parent (or legal guardian) is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the child.  That said, we do have a safeguarding policy and endeavour to make the Junior training sessions, age appropriate, safe, and enjoyable.

The 2016 AGM voted to keep Junior membership free but to affiliate Junior members only if they pay the £14 England Athletics affiliation fee.  So if you are a Junior and want to compete in the Mid Lancs Cross Country, the Interclub series or get a discount on normal race entry fees then you now need to be affiliated.  Note that there are different age restrictions for these races and you might want to learn about those before deciding if you want to be affiliated.

Prospective Members

New runners are welcome to join us for a couple of training runs before deciding whether to join. We have new members coming along nearly every week. For more information see our Training page, or find us on Facebook.

Previously a member of a different Club?

England Athletics have mandated a process for athletes moving between affiliated clubs. This process is described on their website in the section on Affiliation and Registration.

Medical Conditions

If you have a medical condition that may affect your ability to take part in club activities then you should seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner.