Junior Membership Fees

September 2018 to August 2019

The standard junior annual membership fee is £39, which includes at least £17 of race entry fees for:

  • 5 race PECO Cross Country series and Relays through the Winter,
  • Meanwood Trail Junior Race from Leos in May,
  • Pudsey junior race in June,
  • Eccup junior races from Adel in July and
  • Golden Acre junior relay in July.

These races have been chosen because they are (a) open to age groups starting school year 2 (which is our minimum age), (b) are suitable for all abilities, and (c) have confirmed that they accept bulk entries.

As some juniors have other commitments on Tuesdays and can only attend a limited number of training sessions, a reduced membership fee of £29 is available to cover a maximum of 10 training sessions and includes the race fees as listed above.

Please click here for how to pay membership fees.  Note that prospective members need not pay.

For new members joining part-way through the year we will calculate a proportionate fee based on number of training weeks and races remaining, please email membership@valleystriders.org.uk

Please note that the membership fee does NOT include England Athletics affiliation fees, which are needed when taking part in any competition at county level and above. We will ask for these fees at the time of entry to the first race at that level in that year. The England Athletics year runs from 1 April to 31 March and the fee is currently £15. NB under-11s do not need to affiliate. More details further down this page

England Athletics Affiliation / Membership

Older juniors who run in England Athletics affiliated races need to be registered with England Athletics which costs an additional £15. Examples of affiliated races that require E A membership are Hyde Park mile, Canal Run 5k, Run for All 10k, Abbey Dash 10k, West Yorks XC league. However most junior races are classified as fun runs so do not require E A affiliation (juniors should still sign up for the race as a “Valley Striders” and are encouraged to wear a V S vest). The Peco XC league does not require affiliation.