Join Reading Roadrunners
You may be a bit daunted about the thought of joining a running club if you have never been a member of one before. Don't be: we have members with a wide range of ability, age and commitment. Whatever your standard of fitness, you'll be more than welcome. You are bound to find someone in the club who is about the same standard as you.
And if you are a complete beginner, we have an induction session on Wednesdays where you will be given a brief history about the club, then have a 30-40 min fun session with one of our qualified coaches. At the end of the induction you will be given an induction booklet which has useful information in which includes hydration, stretching and of course Reading Roadrunners.
The club is very social. Most of our runs finish with a few drinks in the bar afterwards, and we have some good social events parties.
The best way to find out if you want to join us is to come along on a wednesday evening.
Benefits of club membership
Discounts on running shoes and clothes:
Club members get discounts of 10% (on production of their current membership card) at the following specialist running shops,
Sweatshop and Cotswold Outdoor.
Discounts on races:
Reading Roadrunners is affiliated to the South of England Athletic Association, UK Athletics and England Athletics. Club members therefore do not pay the "unattached" levy when entering races organised under UKA rules.
Applications for membership
If you have decided to join the club, you can download a membership form from this site or collect one from us on a Wednesday evening.
Membership subscription for new members is £26.00 plus a £2.00 joining fee.
£26 for renewals before January 31st (£28 after end of February) for seniors
You will be required to pay £1.50 on a Wednesday and Friday evening to cover the cost of the changing facilities.
If you change your contact details; either postal address, email address or telephone number, please inform the membership secretary as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Renewal (Clarification as of November 14)
This clarification covers membership renewal only and not first time joining.
Membership of Reading Roadrunners (RR) is by annual subscription. The subscription covers months March through to February.
If you look at this in car insurance terms then you could drive until February 28th (29th in a leap year) but without renewal of the premium you could not drive on 1st March. However, RR does not operate such a drastic cut off.
You can renew your membership through the months of January and February for the March start. RR also allows you to renew during March without penalty. That gives you 3 months to renew and is a very generous timescale allowance.
If you have not renewed by 31st March then RR considers your membership has lapsed. You are no longer a RR member. From the 1st April you have to re-join and the renewal subscription fee no longer applies. You have to pay the subscription to join as a new member. The re-join subscription is typically £2 more than the renewal subscription.
Please note the previous paragraph. This is not paying a £2 forfeit for late renewal. It is a definite membership lapse and re-join. Your membership is not continuous.
This situation impacts on the London Marathon Draws – both Marshals and Club. You have to be a RR member for a year to enter. If you let your membership lapse and re-join in April or later then you have not been a member for a year and cannot enter either draw.