You may be a little daunted about the thought of joining a running club if you have never been a member before.  Don’t be!  We have members of all ages (please note you must be aged 18 or over to join), all abilities and all levels of commitment.

The club is very friendly and social. Why not come along to a session on a Tuesday or Thursday evening and give us a try? You will be made very welcome.

We use the Membermojo online platform to process membership applications. To join or renew your membership, please see

Any issues, please let Emma Nelson know (

Payment can be made by bank transfer – you can find bank details on the membermojo website. Using the online payment method will make the process quicker. If you are paying online please use MSHIP followed by your initial and surname as the payment reference, e.g. MSHIP J Bloggs.

NB By joining Alchester Running Club, you agree to abide by the Club’s Constitution and associated policies (see links in the Downloads section below), and the England Athletics Codes of Conduct.

Membership fees 2024-25


The fees for the membership year from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025 have been set as follows:

  • £40 for 1st claim members, i.e. if Alchester is your only or main club (includes England Athletics annual membership fee of £19)
  • £21 for 2nd claim members, i.e. if you are registered with England Athletics already via another club

The England Athletics membership fee is payable at the full annual rate regardless of when in the year you join, but the Club membership part is reduced from October and again from January. The total fees payable when joining part way through the membership year are as follows:

from 1 October 2024

  • £30 for 1st claim members, £11 for 2nd claim members

from 1 January 2025

  • £25 for 1st claim members, £6 for 2nd claim members

The membership fees are reviewed at the AGM each year.


[Fees for any new members joining in the current 2023-24 membership year, i.e. after 1 January 2024, are:

  • £23 for 1st claim members, including £17 England Athletics fee
  • £6 for 2nd claim members.]


 Benefits of membership

Apart from a lot of friendly people to run with there are a considerable number of benefits of membership:

  • Alchester Running Club is affiliated to Oxon AA, the South East AA and England Athletics. This means that Club members do not have to pay the unattached levy when entering races (£2 saving per race entry)
  • Insurance
  • Reduced entry fee to cross-country series (5 races)
  • Free entry to Ridgeway Relay
  • Free entry to Oxford Road Relays
  • Free coaching at Tuesday club training sessions
  • Safer running in the winter on Thursday club nights
  • Village routes in groups in the summer on Thursday club nights
  • Subsidised trip to London Marathon (as a runner or spectator)
  • Entry to London Marathon club ballot (subject to qualifying conditions)
  • Reduced entry fee to Motavation summer road race series
  • Discount for various running-related purchases and services, including Williamson Clinic (with discount code / your EA number)
  • Subsidised end of season awards dinner and other club social events


Terms and Conditions


Health & Safety – Risk assessments

Health & Safety – Risk assessments

Club Constitution

Club Handbook