Join Red Rose Road Runners


We are here to encourage people to enjoy running and get some fulfilment out of it so the more members we have the better.

Prospective Members

New runners are welcome to join us for a couple of training runs before deciding whether to join, for more information see our Training page or find us on Facebook.

Existing Members – Renewal – 1 April each year

  • 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.
  • If you want to join for the first time or join after being marked as resigned, then you need to follow the process below.

Want to Join for the first time or re-join after having resigned?

Step 1: Make your mind up. Come to a taster run, talk to people, understand the fees and benefits, read our Privacy Policy as well as the small print at the bottom of this page.
Step 2: Choose on-line or paper entry. Fill in your form. On-line Entry
We will ask EA to collect payment on our behalf.  EA use an online payment merchant called Stripe.
or Print & Post Entry
Payment by cheque
Step 3: Got stuck? If you have any questions or problem using either the on-line or paper forms then please contact us.
Step 4: Wait a little and check your Spam folders. Generally, we process membership applications in a day or so.  However, from time to time the Membership Secretary leaves their 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. 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.


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.


Club membership normally runs from 1 April to 31 March each year.  Membership fees are agreed at the AGM in October each year.

Standard membership for the year 2022 to 2023 is given below:


Standard Membership – Adults (inc EA affiliation for First Claim members) 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 £22.00
Standard Membership – Juniors (under 16 at 1 April 2022) ** 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 £1.00
Standard Membership – Juniors (inc EA affiliation) (optional for under 16) ** 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 £16.00
6-Month Membership – Adults (inc EA affiliation for First Claim members) 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023 £18.00
6-Month Membership – Juniors (under 16 at 1 April 2022) ** 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023 £1.00
6-Month Membership – Juniors (inc EA affiliation) (optional for under 16) ** 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023 £16.00
15-month Membership (new members only) – Adults 1 January 2023 until 31 March 2024 £28.00
15-month Membership (new members only) – Juniors (under 16 at 1st Apr 2022) ** 1 January 2023 until 31 March 2024 £1.00
15-month Membership (new members only) – Juniors inc EA Affiliation (optional for under 16) ** 1 January 2023 until 31 March 2024 £16.00
2nd Claim Membership – Adults (where affiliation is paid by the persons first claim club 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 £7.00
Social/Non-Running Membership from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 (does not include affiliation) £7.00

If you have any membership queries, please contact us.

** 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.


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 £16 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.  See our See FAQ number 2.3.

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.