Membership Categories

We have three categories of membership.

First Claim

Current rate of £37 for 2024.

This includes affiliation to England Athletics for Road Running, Cross Country, Hill & Fell Running and Track & Field.  You will also be affiliated to Northern Athletics.

Second Claim 

Current rate of £16 for 2024 for runners who are First Claim membership of another club.

You will be able to compete as a Valley Strider in team events that your first club do not enter. However, some races are only open to first claim members (Yorkshire, Northern and National Championships).


Current rate of £40 for 2024. A reduced rate of £20 is available for a maximum of 10 training sessions.

There are discounts for those renewing, depending on what races they ran in 2023.

Places are limited so contact us for availability.

Social membership is available at £5 per year for existing members who no longer compete or train.  Parents of juniors may also join as social members if they occasionally run whilst the junior session takes place.