How membership of EA can benefit you and others

Posted by Helen Davies on 23 September 2018

The Stragglers currently have 556 members, and 50% of you have chosen to join England Athletics (EA).  The club Committee strongly supports all members joining EA, and we would like to see more of you take advantage of the benefits and support the wider running community especially if you enter races.

So what are the benefits to you?

  • There are some events you can only enter if you’re an EA member.  These include some road relays and cross-country races.  In our annual fixture list 12 races require EA membership
  • You receive a discount on race entry fees
  • Your race times including parkrun times are collated on the Power of 10 database giving all your race history in one place
  • The more EA members we have, the greater number of London marathon places will be allocated to the club, and we make these available through our own ballot
  • To be eligible for a Stragglers London Marathon place, you must be an EA member
  • There are additional members benefits e.g. currently there is 20% off New Balance shoes, and 30% off over 500 hotels in Europe.

How does your EA membership support running in the UK?

Through your EA membership you support the wider running community helping fund for example:

  • The Power of 10 race times compilation and rankings
  • The licencing of races
  • The accurate measurement of courses
  • Development opportunities for club officials including The Stragglers
  • Advice to clubs on health & safety, welfare etc.
  • Opportunities and encouragement for young runners

If you are not an EA member, and would like to join:

To request membership of EA you need to set the EA flag on your Stragglers profile as follows:

  • Logon to the Stragglers website using your username and password
  • On your profile page click the ‘Edit Member’ button – this is located near the top of the screen on the right hand side – your details will then be presented for update
  • Scroll down to the section entitled ‘Additional Information’ and enter a ‘Y’ against the field called ‘England Athletics Y/N’. When you have done this remember to click the ‘Update Member’ button which is located at the bottom left of the screen.

Once you have requested EA the annual subscription fee will be charged to your account. Please be advised however that your registration with EA will not be completed until your payment has been received.  Any queries, contact the Membership Secretary, Julie Holmes

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