Club membership normally runs from 1st April to 31st March each year. Membership fees may be reduced towards the end of each year. If you have any queries about membership please contact us.

Prospective members are welcome to join us for a couple of training runs before deciding whether to join, for more information see our Training page.

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.

Club Benefits

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:

Discount / Free Races

£2 discounted race entry at most races and 12 free races (6 cross country and 6 Inter Club).

Performa Therapy

Gus Muncaster who runs Performa Therapy offers one third off your first consultation.


Realign, is a sports injury and massage clinic popular with Red Rose members. Lee offers club members 10% off every session.

England Athletics

If you’re an England Athletics registered athlete, you’ll be able to access these exclusive partner offers through The Edge email, which is delivered to your inbox each month.

Athlete Matters

Athlete Matters is a specialist Sports Physio service operating from two clinics, one in Preston and one in Worsley. Athlete Matters offers club members a 10% discount on treatment.

MJM Psychological Therapies

Mac McCormack runs MJM Psychological Therapies. Mac will offer any Red Rose member 20% off all consultations for a range of services including Hypnotherapy, Counselling and Performance Therapy.

RJM Therapy

RJM Therapy

RJM Therapy, is a sports injury and massage clinic popular with Red Rose members. Rob offers club members 10% off every session with proof of membership.

The Runners Centre

£15 off a full-priced pair of shoes (fitted) on presentation of a voucher at the Lancaster store. Vouchers can be obtained by members at request.

Cotswold Outdoor

Discount to all our current members on all full-priced items, please contact us for further details.

Existing Membership Renewal

England Athletics give members three calendar months after the end of the membership year on 31 March to re-join for the following year. Any member who does not re-join before 1 September will be marked as resigned from the club.

If you are a member at the end of a membership year, England Athletics (EA) will send you an email in April asking you to pay your membership fee (please check your junk filters and folders).

You are responsible for keeping your own details up to date (name, address, tel no, email, NOK etc) on the England Athletics portal. If you cannot remember your credentials and cannot get your password reset by England Athletics, please contact us.

If you do not wish to re-join, please let us know.


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

The 2021 AGM voted to charge a nominal Junior membership fee of £1 and affiliate Junior members only if they pay the additional England Athletics affiliation fee. 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 need to be affiliated. Note there are different age restrictions for these races, and you might want to learn about those before deciding if you want to be affiliated.

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.