Join Ely Runners

Try Before You Buy

  • Both adults and juniors are welcome to try a couple of training sessions before joining. Please email Caroline on to find out more and to book a place on a suitable session for you.
  • There is no requirement to come to every training session. Members select and book the training sessions that suit their running goals and busy lives.
  • We also run regular beginners courses for adults – a 10 week structured programme that enables you to progress from little or no running to a 5k. Contact Justin on to find out when the next course is starting. There’s no obligation to join the club after the course, but if you decide to do so there’s a big discount for you.

Joining Ely Runners

  • To join Ely Runners, please go to our member portal and select the appropriate option
  • By joining or renewing, you accept to uphold the club Code of Conduct
  • Membership is conditional on wearing club race vest in all events entered as an Ely Runner, by Ely Runners, or for Ely Runners. The vest is included in the joining fee.
  • When you become a member of or renew your membership with Ely Runners you can also choose to be registered as a member of England Athletics (you will have to register with England Athletics if you ever compete for the club under the UKA rulebook). See Benefits of England Athletics.
  • If you choose to be registered as a member of England Athletics we will provide them with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you (called myPortal). England Athletics will contact you to invite you to sign into and update your MyAthletics portal (which, amongst other things, allows you to set and amend your privacy settings). If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with England Athletics, please contact

New Members

  • Junior (9-16) £35.00
  • Senior (17-24) £35.00
  • Senior (25+) £46.00
  • Individual Affiliation to England Athletics is an additional £19 (plus 48p admin)
Includes membership for one year and free club race vest.


  • Junior (9-16) £11.00
  • Senior (17-24) £11.00
  • Senior (25+) £22.00
  • Individual Affiliation to England Athletics is an additional £19 (plus 48p admin)
Renewals are due each April 1st after becoming a member

Benefits of Membership

  • Improved fitness and confidence
  • Experience the challenges and joys of running with like-minded friends
  • Race as part of a team if you want to, whatever your ability
  • Incentive of free training with other runners with free changing and showers
  • Diverse training sessions structured for various ability levels
  • Advice on training and racing on roads, trails, cross country, fell, and track
  • Share transport to races
  • Club news and forthcoming events from regular emails, newsletter and active web site
  • Club Affiliation to ARC, ABAC, UKA, EA, FRA, TRA, CAA
  • Discount of £2 on ARC and UKA (EA affiliated members) race entries (£4 for London Marathon)
  • Free entries to six Frostbite League races, six Hockey’s League 5k races, championships, and selected relay events
  • Free entry to club Midsummer 10k Handicap, 1m Handicap and club Cross Country Championships
  • Subsidised club social events
  • Range of club kit items
  • Discount of 10 - 15% at participating kit shops such as Advance Performance and Paul Day
  • Help at club open events, Kevin Henry League 5k and New Year's Eve 10k
  • Potential to take part in organising the club as a Committee and/ or Events Working Group member
  • Eligible for draw for club London Marathon places(s) (must be a member and EA affiliated at time of open ballot, and rejected from the open ballot)
  • Eligible for club trophies and awards
  • Coaching courses
  • Club and/ or its events have ARC and UKA insurance