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Kate Rippingale
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Full 1st Claim 1

2nd Claim

Social (Non-Running)

Overseas (Non-UK)

Membership runs from 1st October until 30th September

1 Joining fee applies £15

Membership requires approval

Expires 30/09/2018

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Welcome to Blackburn Road Runners'

Club Membership Page

Blackburn Road Runners is an active, friendly club made up of runners with a wide range of ages and abilities. The club was originally founded in 1986 and currently has well over 250 members.

The main aim of our club is the promotion of running in the Blackburn area, whether it be for competition or just to keep fit and active. We offer mentoring, companionship, encouragement and advice to all runners at any level.  We have different paced groups and as long as you can run at least 3 miles at any pace you’ll be fine joining us!

We cater for individuals who are looking to improve their general fitness or participate and compete in road running, cross-country & trail running, fell & hill running and relay races - from 5k to ultramarathon distance. Our social activities are superb and the envy of other clubs.

Blackburn Road Runners is affiliated with England Athletics, a member of UKA (UK Athletics).  In order that a runner can train with an athletic club, and ultimately compete for them, they must be a Member of that club.

Full 1st Claim Membership is open to person(s) who are amateurs as defined by England Athletics and are aged 18 years and over.

Non-members/prospective members are able to attend Club runs for a maximum of one month, following which an application for membership must be completed and subscriptions paid.  Before membership can be approved, prospective members must attend four consecutive Wednesday Club runs to become familiarised with the club and its members.

Any queries please contact our Club Membership Secretary, details are on the right.

Types of Club Membership

  • Full 1st Claim Membership
  • 2nd Claim Membership
  • Social Membership
  • Overseas (Non-UK) Membership

Membership fees are shown on the right, these are reviewed each year at the Club's Annual General Meeting (AGM).  There is an initial joining fee applicable to new or returning Full 1st Claim members (not renewals) to cover the current year's UKA affiliation fee and initial setup costs.   The following year's UKA affiliation fee is included in the cost of Full membership. The Club's Membership Year runs from 1st October until 30th September, however any new members joining from 1st May will have their renewal date set to September the following year.

As there is no UKA affiliation fee included in the 2nd Claim or Social membership, there is a reduced fee.  This entitles these members to join in BRR training sessions (2nd Claim only) and attend our organised social events.  Many Social members have an invaluable role within the club, supporting our runners at race events as well as marshalling.

Overseas membership is for new or former members residing outside the UK and not participating in UKA affiliated races representing the club.  Overseas members are more than welcome to join BRR training sessions and attend our organised social events when visiting the UK.

2nd claim and Overseas members are not entitled to compete for our annual Club Championship.

Important Notes

In applying for Club Membership you:-

  • confirm that you are eligible to compete under England Athletics Rules (1st Claim);
  • agree to the submission of your personal data to England Athletics (1st Claim);
  • agree to adhere to the Club's Member Code of Conduct (included in the welcome pack or available on request);
  • agree that your personal data will be held on the club membership database;
  • agree that your name or image may appear in the club newsletter, club website or other club promotion material.

We agree not to disclose any personal data to any other third party without your permission.