Club Benefits

Benefits of Club Membership

Discounts on running shoes and clothes:

Club members get 10% discount at Sweatshop and a discount at Cotswold Outdoor on production of their current membership card.

Discounts on races:

Reading Roadrunners is affiliated to the South of England Athletic Association, UK Athletics and England Athletics. Club members therefore do not pay the “unattached” levy when entering races organised under UKA rules.

Applications for membership

If you have decided to join the club, you can download a membership form from this site or collect one from us on a Wednesday evening.

Membership subscription for new members is £32.00.
£30 for renewals before March 31st (Else new member fee) for seniors

You will be required to pay £1.50 on a Wednesday and Friday evening to cover the cost of the changing facilities.


If you change your contact details; either postal address, email address or telephone number, please inform the membership secretary as soon as possible at

Membership Renewal (Clarification as of November 14)

This clarification covers membership renewal only and not first time joining.

Membership of Reading Roadrunners (RR) is by annual subscription. The subscription covers months March through to February.

If you look at this in car insurance terms then you could drive until February 28th (29th in a leap year) but without renewal of the premium you could not drive on 1st March. However, RR does not operate such a drastic cut off.

You can renew your membership through the months of January and February for the March start. RR also allows you to renew during March without penalty. That gives you 3 months to renew and is a very generous timescale allowance.

If you have not renewed by 31st March then RR considers your membership has lapsed. You are no longer a RR member. From the 1st April you have to re-join and the renewal subscription fee no longer applies. You have to pay the subscription to join as a new member. The re-join subscription is typically £2 more than the renewal subscription.

Please note the previous paragraph. This is not paying a £2 forfeit for late renewal. It is a definite membership lapse and re-join. Your membership is not continuous.

This situation impacts on the London Marathon Draws – both Marshals and Club. You have to be a RR member for a year to enter. If you let your membership lapse and re-join in April or later then you have not been a member for a year and cannot enter either draw.

More details can be read on our London Marathon Draw page.