Membership Categories

We have three categories of membership.

First Claim

Current rate of £33 for 2019/20.

This includes affiliation to England Athletics for Road Running, Cross Country, Hill & Fell Running and Track & Field.  You will also be affiliated to Northern Athletics.

Second Claim 

Current rate of £15 for 2019/20 for runners with First Claim membership of another club.

You will be able to compete as a Valley Strider in team events that your first club do not enter. However, some races are only open to first claim members (Yorkshire, Northern and National Championships).


Current rate of £42 for 2019/20, which includes entry into 11 local races.  A reduced rate of £31 is available for a maximum of 10 junior sessions and includes the race entries.  Places are limited so contact us for availability.

Social membership is available at £5 per year for existing members who no longer compete or train.  Parents of juniors may also join as social members if they occasionally run whilst the junior session takes place.