Haverhill Running Club is open to all that have an interest in running, want to start running, or just want to get out of the house – it’s got nothing to do with ability.

There are lots of benefits to membership, apart from keeping fit and healthy of course, including:

  • Weekly club training and social runs
  • Free entry to team races
  • Annual awards
  • Support and encouragement of trained coaches
  • Access to the club’s Facebook page, where running is talked about all day long!

As an affiliated member of England Athletics, you’ll also be entitled to reduced race entry fees and other discounts and benefits.

The first step is to see if you like it! You can either wait for one of the Beginners courses, or just come along at 6.30pm on a Tuesday or Thursday evening (meet outside Haverhill leisure Centre). There’s always a range of abilities so you’ll always be able to find a group at your level.

Membership levels and fees

First Claim membership: £34 per annum (or a pro rata amount if less than 12 months remaining), which includes £17 payable to England Athletics. First Claim membership means that Haverhill Running Club is your main club and will appear on your competition licence.

Second Claim membership: £17 per annum (or a pro rata amount if less than 12 months remaining). Second claim membership applies if you already have a first claim membership with another club. Your competition licence will state the name of the other club, who will pay the England Athletics fee.

In addition, we also offer Free Associate membership to anyone who wishes to be a part of the club, but who doesn’t want to train or compete with the club.

If you’re under 16 you’ll automatically join the Junior Section of the club. Please email before submitting your application.

Note: The membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Submitting your membership application

If you wish to join HRC as a First or Second Claim member, or as an Associate member, please click on the link below to complete and submit your membership application.  

The application will ask you to confirm that you agree to abide by the adopted England Athletics policies (including the applicable Code(s) of Conduct, safeguarding policies and grievance and disciplinary procedures), the HRC Facebook rules (if you use Facebook), and other relevant membership requirements.

By submitting your application, you agree for your personal details to be entered onto the England Athletics Portal. If you are joining as a First or Second Claim member, HRC may also need to share your name and date of birth with race event organisers if you participate in any team events in future. You’ll be asked to confirm your agreement for HRC to share you information in this way when completing the application form.  Full details of how HRC use your personal data are given in our Privacy Notice.

Once your application has been processed, you’ll receive an e-mail from England Athletics giving you access to the myAthletics portal, where you’ll be able to review and manage your personal details and confirm your agreement to the applicable Code(s) of Conduct. If you are joining as a First or Second Claim member, a separate link will be sent requesting payment of any subscriptions that are due. 

Membership renewals

Membership renewals are due on 1st April each year.

If you are already a member of HRC you will receive a an e-mail shortly before your membership expires asking you whether you would like to renew your membership. If you decide to renew your membership, which we of course hope you will, you’ll then be asked to confirm that your details held on the myAthletics portal are up to date, and that you will continue to abide by the adopted England Athletic policies and other relevant requirements. If you are a First or Second Claim member, you’ll then receive an e-mail from England Athletics asking you to pay the required renewal fees.

You can check your membership status and update your personal information by logging into the myAthletics portal.

HRC Bursary Scheme

At HRC we recognise that paying your membership fee might sometimes be a struggle, especially in these challenging times, so we’re open to providing support through our Bursary Scheme where at all possible. Applications for support are assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you think this might apply to you, then please do get in touch via for a confidential discussion before submitting your membership application or renewal.    

Further information about membership

If you have any questions or would like further information about membership please email