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Membership information

Preston Harriers caters for athletes who wish to train or compete on the Road, Fell, Cross Country or Track & Field.

Whatever you wish to do, run on roads or through mud, jump or throw, from under 11 to over 70, international athlete to fun runner, there is a place for you at Preston Harriers.

We are a friendly, fun club with training sessions to suit everyone. For adult members you do not need to race or compete. We have members who run simply for the enjoyment. So, come and join us, whatever your level of fitness.

New Members
Potential new members can complete an application form online at

Membership fee payment will only be taken once your membership application has been accepted. Once accepted a confirmation email will be sent, and you will be invited to pay the membership fee.

Senior Membership
Membership is open to all seniors interested in road, fell, cross country running and track & field.

Junior Membership
Membership for Track & Field is open to everyone from age 8 years. Due to the popularity inspired by the recent Olympics there may be a waiting list for some junior age groups. Junior members over age 11 are expected to compete at track & field or cross country at least 8 times per year. Please contact the Coaching Coordinator for further information.

There is always a place for non-athletes at Preston Harriers. We are an inclusive club and always welcome anyone, including parents of members, who may wish to become involved in club activities.
We would welcome membership from any qualified or aspiring coaches.

Existing Members
The membership season runs from 1st April to 31st March. Subscription renewal is due annually on the 1st April. Existing members wishing to renew their subscription can do so online at

For further membership information please contact:
Helen Vavoso, Membership Secretary

Membership Fees

2020 – 21 Season
The season runs from 1st April to 31st March

Membership CategoryAgeE.A. FeePreston H FeeTotal Amount
Junior Under 11Under 11 on 31/8/17None£27£27
Junior Age 11 - 19Over 11 on 31/8/17£16£27£43
SeniorAge 20 & Over£16£17£33
Family2 Parents & all children age 8-19 living at same address£100
AssociateAny age, Not CompetingNone£17£17
Junior Under 11 Parents UnemployedUnder 11 on 31/8/17 Send Current UB40 CardNone£17£17
Junior Age 11 - 19 Parents UnemployedOver 11 on 31/8/17 Send Current UB40 Card£16£17£33
Second ClaimAnyNone£17£17

Member Benefits

The following benefits are included in your membership fee:

  • 7 free road races per year (Inter club 4-5 miles) for over 15 years old
  • 6 free Cross Country races per year (Mid Lancs League)
  • Free entry to Northern & National Cross Country races
  • Reduced entry fee at all road races by £2, with England Athletics affiliation
  • Training sessions with qualified coach
  • Free club newsletter, 40+ pages, printed quarterly
  • Opportunity for club place at London Marathon
  • Opportunity to compete in Northern Senior T & F League
  • Opportunity to run in Road, Fell & Cross Country relay races
  • Can race in our club championships for Road, Cross Country & Fell running
  • Annual Track & Field Club Championship weekend

Additional Benefits for Junior Members

  • Larger number of coaching sessions
  • Subsidised travel to selected track & field meetings
  • Subsidised overnight stays for meeting (where necessary)
  • Opportunity to compete in Youth Development Leagues
  • Opportunity to compete in Mid Lancs Track & Field League
  • Opportunity to compete in Sportshall League
  • Development of all round athletic ability with good ratio of coaches to athletes
  • Coaching in specialist events – throws, jumps, hurdles, sprints, endurance

Advantages of joining Preston Harriers include:

  • Make new friends
  • Social runs and activities
  • Help and advice on training, fitness and races
  • Run with friendly groups – not elitist
  • Can run with others of similar standard
  • Running with a club helps you to train better
  • Friendly support & encouragement at club sessions
  • Travel to races with club mates & reduce costs