Club membership normally runs from 1st April to 31st March each year. Membership fees may be reduced towards the end of each year. If you have any queries about membership please contact us.

Prospective members are welcome to join us for a couple of training runs before deciding whether to join, for more information see our Training page.



For adult members who are not already affiliated to another club.

£ 22

until March 2024

Senior (2nd Claim)

For members who already have their affiliation feed paid by another club.

£ 7

until March 2024


For under 16s at 1 April who do not want to compete in races.

£ 1

until March 2024


For under 16s at 1 April who want to compete in races.

£ 17

until March 2024


For non-running members of the club. Does not include affiliation.

£ 7

until March 2024

We will ask England Athletics to collect payment on our behalf. EA use an online payment merchant called Stripe.


If you have any questions or problem using either the on-line or paper forms then please contact us.

Previously a member of a different club?

England Athletics have mandated a process for athletes moving between affiliated clubs. This process is described on their website in the section on Affiliation and Registration.


Whether you are a novice or experienced runner, there are many benefits to joining Red Rose Road Runners. Beginners get encouragement and confidence to go further with support from fellow runners. More competitive runners receive discounted race entry and will enjoy pitting themselves against fellow club members in a number of club and external competitions.

Affiliated Red Rose members benefits include:

Discounted and free races

£2 discounted race entry at most races and 12 free races (6 cross country and 6 Inter Club).

Ultimate Outdoors

15% off full priced items.

The Runners Centre (Lancaster)

£15 off a full priced pair of shoes (fitted) on presentation of a voucher. We have a stack of vouchers for members to use. Contact us if you want one.

Cotswold Outdoor / Runners Need

Discount to all our current members on all full priced items. Contact us if you want to know the details.


Lee Lawrenson runs Realign, a sports injury and massage clinic popular with Red Rose members. Lee offers club members 10% off every session. You can contact Lee at

Athlete Matters

Athlete Matters are a specialist Sports Physio service operating from two clinics, one in Preston and one in Worsley. Athlete Matters offer club members a 10% discount on treatment. You can contact them either through the phone numbers on their website or on their email address to arrange a consultation.

MJM Psychological Therapies

Mac McCormack runs MJM Psychological Therapies. Mac will offer any Red Rose member 20% off all consultations for a range of services including Hypnotherapy, Counselling and Performance Therapy. See their website for details of all the services on offer.

Performa Therapy

Gus Muncaster who runs Performa Therapy offers one third off your first consultation.

Existing Members Renewal

England Athletics give members three calendar months after the end of the membership year on 31 March to re-join for the following year. Any member who does not re-join before 1 September will be marked as resigned from the club.

If you are a member at the end of a membership year, England Athletics (EA) will send you an email in April asking you to pay your membership fee (please check your junk filters and folders).

You are responsible for keeping your own details up to date (name, address, tel no, email, NOK etc) on the England Athletics portal. If you cannot remember your credentials and cannot get your password reset by England Athletics, please contact us.

If you do not wish to re-join, please let us know.


We welcome junior (U16) members but must insist a parent or guardian is a member of the club and the parent or guardian accompany the child to all sessions and take full responsibility for the child at all times. The club cannot take responsibility for safeguarding children and we must make it a condition of joining that a parent (or legal guardian) is responsible for the safety and well-being of the child. That said, we have a safeguarding policy and endeavour to make the Junior training sessions age appropriate, safe, and enjoyable.

The 2021 AGM voted to charge a nominal Junior membership fee of £1 and affiliate Junior members only if they pay the additional England Athletics affiliation fee. If you are a Junior and want to compete in the Mid Lancs Cross Country, the Interclub series or get a discount on normal race entry fees then you need to be affiliated. Note there are different age restrictions for these races, and you might want to learn about those before deciding if you want to be affiliated.

Medical Conditions

If you have a medical condition that may affect your ability to take part in club activities, then you should seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner.