Joining Ilkley Harriers

Ilkley Harriers is a friendly club with something for most types of runner - road, trail, fell, xc, social runner or competitive athlete, young or old.

A condition of membership is that you must abide by the Club Constitution, Club rules, policies, and codes of conduct - see our Policies, Procedures, and Forms page.

Our membership year starts on 1st October.

Membership fees for 2023/2024

Senior 18+ £34
Joint*  £60 for 2 people at the same address
Students in full-time education and 16-18  £17
Second Claim £20 for members whose first claim club pays their EA fee
Joint Second Claim £32 for 2 second claim members living at the same address

Renewing members

Membership renewal emails were sent out to all members on October 1st. Please check your junk email if required. If you have not received an email or have any queries please contact Petra on

We do not accept cheques.

If the fee presents genuine difficulties please do not hesitate to get in touch with Petra or any committee member in complete confidence.

Changes of details

Existing members are asked to keep their own details up to date. Please log-in to LoveAdmin here to check the details we hold for you and to make any changes.
If you have not logged in before you will be asked to 'create a password' for your account first. Your username is the email address Ilkley Harriers has on file for you.

Please contact if you have any queries.

Joining Ilkley Harriers, new members

Joining a running club is the best way to keep up your interest in running, and to extend your running horizons! Not sure? See why below ...

The minimum age for membership of Ilkley Harriers is 16 years* - those aged 16-18 should have their parent/guardian sign the membership form and the parental consent form.

Before deciding to join you are welcome to join in a Tuesday night run for 2-3 weeks to 'try us out'.

Please complete the LoveAdmin registration page before you come to run with us so we have your personal details including an emergency contact.

Four weeks after your registration you will receive a payment request. If you decide membership is not for you please let the membership secretary know. Otherwise, once your membership payment has been received and your application has been approved by the committee we will register you with England Athletics.

Our membership year starts on October 1st. New members joining after April 1st will qualify for a reduced fee. New members joining after July 1st will pay the full fee but will not need to pay the renewal fee in October, (i.e. you receive 15 months of membership for the price of 12).

If you have questions at any point please feel free to contact the membership secretary on

Junior members

* There is a separate membership type for juniors aged 8-16: membership of Junior Ilkley Harriers costs £5pa and there is a separate membership form on the Junior Ilkley Harriers site.

Benefits of England Athletics membership

Ilkley Harriers membership includes, for all first-claim members, membership of England Athletics with an individual competition license. At a recent Consultation Meeting staged by EA for Clubs EA provided this list of benefits.

Disability athletics

Ilkley Harriers, both junior and senior sections, welcomes and supports runners with mild disabilities who can take part in regular Club activities. However we do not have the facilities or the coaches to provide specialist support for those with greater needs and we direct runners who need more support to nearby clubs that do have this infrastructure in place, or to Englad Athletics for advice. This policy will be reviewed with changes in coaching volunteer capabalities and interests, and with demand.

More information

If you need any more information, please contact our Membership Secretary by email


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Club kit

You will need an Ilkley Harriers vest if you want to race - more on this and other Club kit here.

Just starting running? There are LOTS of reasons to join Ilkley Harriers

Running for fun? Harriers offers ...

Want to improve? The Club offers ...

Want to race?

But there is no pressure to race!

Additionally, members compete enjoy Adventure Racing, LDWA events, Mountain Marathons, Orienteering, Triathlon, Ultras ... there is a HUGE pool of experience and lots of friendly advice if you fancy broadening your running horizons.

Want to help? There are lots of rewarding opportunities ...

What's it cost?

Volunteer help and fundraising from our own races makes all our activities very low cost.

If you need any more information, please contact Petra Bijsterveld our friendly Membership Secretary by email