Membership and Subscriptions
The subscription year starts on 1st April. Fees for each class of membership are currently:-
- Adult £10
- Junior £2
- Dog £1
Subscriptions are managed through the website and therefore you must be registered on the website! If you are new to the club and want to join, please go here and complete the application form. If you are an existing member and are having any problems with your registration, please use this link.
Once you register on the website you can update your profile (the information we hold about you) and set up (or delete) a standing order to pay your subscription.
We can accept payment for subscriptions by any of the methods below but can't accept cash or cheques as this has proved onerous and more prone to error:-
- Direct Debit (This is the easiest and cheapest for the Club).
- Credit/Debit Card
- Bank Transfer
What Happens When Subscriptions Are Due?
If you are registered on the website, you don't need to do anything until 15th April when you will receive an e-statement showing what is owed for the subscription and how to pay it. If you register after 15th April, you will receive an e-statement on the 15th of the next month.
If you have set up a direct debit, you don't need to do anything more and the money will be taken from your account at the end of the month.
If you haven't set up a direct debit, your e-statement will also contain:-
- A link to set up a direct debit
- A link to PayPal which will allow you to use a credit or debit card
- The Stragglers bank account and sort code to set up a bank transfer
If you join the Club part way through the year, the same steps will occur once you have joined. The main point to note is that, once you are registered, you don't need to do anything until you receive your e-statement.which will be on the 15th of the month that you join, or the following month.
England Athletics Registration
Registration with England Athletics is an optional extra for all members and this year will cost £14. The benefits include a £2 reduction on the entry fee for all EA licenced events. EA registration is necessary to run for the Club in XC and Road Races in the Surrey League and higher level events such as the Southern Championships. You can read more about EA registration here.
If you would like to include EA Registration in your subscription, make sure that the field "UK Athletics (Y/N)" at the bottom of your profile contains a "Y". The EA registration fee will be added to your subscription and our Membership Secretary will forward the necessary information to England Athletics who will respond directly to you. If you request EA Registration after you have received an e-statement for your Stragglers subscription, you won't be able to pay your EA subscription until it appears on a subsequent e-statement.
If you are a new member who has previously been registered with England Athletics whilst with another club, let us know that and our Membership Secretary will make the necessary arrangements.
FAQs About Registration and Subscriptions