Affiliation to England Athletics and/or Association of Running Clubs – a case study

 

Club has 160 members,

- 120 run at least one race a year either as individuals or team members

- 15 are second claim

- 25 are non-running and/or non-competitive but support the club by marshalling etc

 

Club organises 2 races a year, 400 runners/600 runners, in total 300 are unaffiliated (neither to EA nor ARC)

 

(A)  Affiliation to EA only

 

Club Registration £50

Register 145 members at £3 each = £435

Total £485

 

(B) Affiliation to ARC only

 

ARC Club Registration at £37*

ARC Register 160** members at £1.25* each = £200

ARC 1 permit (under 500 runners) £10  

ARC 1 permit (over 500 runners) £20  

Recoup part of Unaffiliated fees paid to ARC = 60%*** of £600 = £360 income

Total £93 credit

 

* the ARC fees are in steps, this calculation is for the worst case

** ARC require all members to be registered

*** ARC hands back 60% of the fees

 

BUT

Club members will have to pay £2 each to enter races

   Say 120 members times 3 races at £2 = £720

Grand total £627

 

AND

Cannot enter West Yorks XC

Cannot enter Yorkshire Vets

Cannot enter Yorkshire / Northern / National XC

Can enter County championships (as unaffiliated)

 

SO NOT VIABLE

 

(C) Affiliation to EA and ARC (with race permits via ARC)

 

EA Club Registration £50

EA Register 120**** members at £3 each = £360

ARC Fees as above £93 credit

Total £317

 

**** don’t register helpers and social members because only involvement is races which will not be via EA