Membership Questions

Membership fees:
The annual basic membership fee for the 26.2 Road Runners Club is £15. Members may also wish to be registered as a member of UK Athletics, which we encourage and 26.2 RRC will arrange for you on your behalf for an additional £10 for a year’s UKA membership. You can pay either by cash, cheque or online via Paypal. If paying by Paypal you will be charged an extra £1 to cover the extra admin charges for the club to use Paypal.

Membership Fees Summary:

Membership Type Payment Method Cost
First claim membership including UK Athletics membership Cash/Cheque £25
First claim membership including UK Athletics membership Paypal £26
     
First claim membership without UK Athletics membership Cash/Cheque £15
First claim membership without UK Athletics membership Paypal £16
Second claim membership without UK Athletics membership Cash/Cheque £15
Second claim membership without UK Athletics membership  Paypal £16

Payment methods:

  • By cash or cheque (cheques made payable to “26.2 Road Runners Club”) to Grant Davison or Zoe Wingfield.
  • By PayPal via the link on http://www.26point2.co.uk
  • By standing Order or bank transfer – Barclays Bank, Sort code 20-84-17, Account number 00897302 (please add your name as the reference so that we can link it to you)

Explanation of membership types:

  • First Claim with UKA – This is for members who are NOT registered as “first claim” with another running club, and wish to be a member of UK Athletics.
  • First Claim without UKA – This is for members who are NOT registered as “first claim” with another running club, and DO NOT wish to be a member of UK Athletics.
  • Second Claim – This is for members who are already registered as “first claim” with another running club and are already a member of UK Athletics.

Note for RECENT joiners:
If you joined the club recently, between October and December, you DO NOT need to renew your membership until the following year. E.g. if you joined in November 2011 you don’t need to renew your membership until 31st January 2013.

What does “First Claim” and “Second Claim” mean?
When you join a running club, providing it is your only club, that is your first claim club. If you subsequently join another club, that will be your second claim club. You can race as an individual in open races for any club you are a member of. However, for league and championship races and to count as part of a scoring team (e.g. Surrey Cross Country League), you have to compete for your first claim club, unless it is not affiliated to UKA for that discipline, or is not participating in that league. This system is primarily designed to stop elite athletes swapping from club to club regularly.

Why join UK Athletics?
By joining UK Athletics you are entitled to a £2 discount on race entries, so if you pay to run 5 UKA affiliated races a year (almost all races are UKA affiliated) you get your £10 back in money saved. The £10 goes directly to UKA (not 26.2 RRC) and we will enrol you as a member of UKA so you don’t need to fill out any paperwork. Whether you join UKA or not is entirely up to you. The main benefit 26.2 RRC as a club receives from our members being UKA members,is that UKA awards 26.2 RRC one “guaranteed place” to run the London Marathon, per fifty UKA affiliated members we have (these places are allocated to club members via a ballot at the 26.2 RRC Christmas Party each year). If you are unsure about UKA membership, we would advise you to join UKA as the majority of club members end up taking part in races. 

Still have questions?

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