Join Our Club...
How to join
Joining Redcar Running Club costs £15 per year and includes affiliation to the England Athletics Association. Affiliated runners pay less for races and get discounts at local running stores, all of which more than covers the expense of the club membership fee. A racing vest in the club colours is available for members to purchase and we also offer a club jacket - these come in very useful at races as you can spot us a mile away!
If you're interested in joining us, why not come down on a Wednesday and try us out? We'll be hanging around the Cricket Club on Kirkleatham Street from about 6.15pm in order to set off running at 6.30pm so pop along and join us.
All new members go through a month's probationary period - this allows us to make sure we're not letting in any axe-murdering psychopaths (we already have enough!) and means that potential new members get a free trial period in which they can check us out and see if we're the right club for them. Happily we're a pretty friendly bunch so as long as you leave the axe at home, we'll be sure to make you welcome.
Do I have to be a runner?
We welcome anyone with an interest in running but, while we will happily accept members who cannot run very far or fast, it is more beneficial to everyone if you can run a little before joining us. You don't need to be able to run a sub-50 minute 10K or beat Usain Bolt over 100 metres but if you can jog a couple of miles at a nice, steady pace, you'll find that you have more people to run with. If you're a complete beginner, you're still welcome to come down but there will be a more limited pool of runners to keep you company.
A little healthy competition...
For those runners who are a little more competitive, the club has a points-based trophy which is determined by a runner's individual performance on selected road races throughout the year. There is also the club handicap race and members are encouraged to try local road, fell, cross-country and trail races. For details of forthcoming races, see the Race Calendar section or check the race file on Wednesday nights.