We had to start the membership list from scratch in January 2014, to formalise the membership list due to setting up the new company controlled by the members. You can join using the online forms, or by picking up a form at one of the events and returning it to us. You only have to join once. If you have registered and have run in the series recently you will become a full member and have a vote at meetings.
On the membership list, “A” means associate member (can’t vote as you haven’t run the qualifying races), “O” means ordinary member (can vote), “C” means committee member, and “H” honorary member.
At the moment your only option with the online forms are to print them out and post them or email them to us, but we plan to get it working properly as an online registration system when we find the time to do it!
Joining is free and you need do it only once – we’ll carry it over to following years. You’ll appear on the results table even if you don’t join, but you won’t qualify for an award and won’t be invited to the end of year celebration. We need you to join for three reasons: (1) we want you to have a say in Runfurther, so we need to keep track of our members, (2) it’s the only way we can get your date of birth, so we can give you the right vet points once you’re old enough, and (3) if we haven’t got your email address we can’t invite you to the do anyway!
We will of course keep your details confidential, and we will not be sending out frequent mass emails.
Anyone registering after 31 August will not qualify for a vets award until the following year, just to avoid disappointing other runners who thought they had a good chance of winning one.
You can include your running club on your registration, which will make your club eligible for a team award if three or more runners compete. Independently of that you can also enter a team of three or more runners, to become eligible for the team award (just email us to do this). As long as you’ve all registered as individuals you can enter a team. Team entries only apply to the year you register them, so you will need to register your team each year. Team entries must be in by 1 May each year, and if you’ve entered as part of a team you won’t be counted for your club: it’s one or the other.