Joining for the first time
We suggest new runners come along to a Tuesday night or Sunday morning run before signing up as an affiliated member. We offer a variety of distances and paces. We will have a member there to welcome you before our runs start. This will be you the opportunity to try running with the club and us the opportunity to tell you more about the Chorlton Runners.
If you do decide to come along to one of our runs, you can simply turn up. You can also email the Membership Secretary in advance if you have any questions or to let the club know that you are coming along.
Joining the club
Chorlton Runners are affiliated for road, fell and cross country competition through England Athletics (EA). We offer members the option of becoming affiliated runners by purchasing a membership.
Our affiliation year runs from April 1st to March 31st every year, and requires renewal each April regardless of joining date; however, new members (if new to EA) joining after January 1st will not have to renew until April the following year.
Membership fees for 2020-21
Membership - £32
Concession membership - £24
Second claim - £16
The Club will pay membership fees for Committee members who have completed their first term, for as long as they remain on the Committee thereafter, as a gesture of appreciation for the time and effort involved.
Being an affiliated member allows you to join our very popular Tuesday Evening Run, this is our most popular run of the week, and starts and ends in the pub, with chips and sandwiches thrown in! Membership also allows you to participate and represent the club in events such as cross country. In addition, you will receive discounts when signing up for most organised races, and there are many other benefits available through England Athletics.
What is affiliated membership?
Affiliation is the formal membership of an athlete to England Athletics via an affiliated club, in this case, Chorlton Runners.
Do I need to be an affiliated member?
No, Chorlton Runners has a number of weekly events and runs that do not require affiliation, including our Sunday Morning Run, Wednesday Hill Reps and Friday Track Night. However, our popular Facebook group is exclusively for affiliated members only
How do I pay the membership fee?
Once accepted and your personal details are provided you will be issued a payment request through England Athletics, you will have 28 days to pay the fee
What if I am a member of another club?
You can join the club as a second claim or change your first claim club. To do this you will have to submit a change of first claim form with England Athletics once this is completed we can proceed your CR affiliation.
Will I be automatically affiliated next year?
Yes, at the start of the new affiliation year all current affiliated members will receive a payment request from England Athletics, there will be a time limit to make a payment, renewals must be made by 1st May, failure to do so will result in members becoming non-affiliated and will have to reapply via the monthly process
Can I wear CR kit if not affiliated?
Yes, all members are welcome to represent Chorlton Runners and wear the famous Black and Gold
Where can I buy CR kit?
We also have other kits including hoodies, tech t-shirts and jogging bottoms available via the club shop. The shop is managed by STC and you will be redirected to their website to place your order, click here to check out the shop.