All members are affiliated to the Association of Running Clubs (ARC) and some choose to be affiliated to England Athletics (EA).
Stopsley Striders are affiliated as a club with England Athletics and can offer individual affiliation for members. England Athletics affiliation allows individual entry to UKA affiliated races without having to pay the additional unattached levy.
Members can specify Stopsley Striders as their first claim club, and pay the affiliation fee through us, or, it is possible to register with additional clubs (known as ‘second claim’) with no payment required for second claim.
For new or renewal of first claim England Athletics registration, you can add £15 to your membership when you renew your membership in April or when you join the club.
Association of Running Clubs
Stopsley Striders are also affiliated to the Association of Running clubs (ARC) so this covers all members.
How they compare
|England Athletics Affiliation||ARC|
|Race Entry||You can claim the £2 race entry discount on all races that have a UKA or ARC race permits||You can claim the £2 discount on all races that have a ARC race permit.|
|London Marathon Place||The club will get a place(s) from England Athletics for the London Marathon as the club is affiliated. To be eligible to enter the club ballot you must be a England Athletics Affiliated member with 1st claim as a Stopsley Strider|
Note: Club London Marathon ballot rules apply
|Not eligible for the club ballot|
|Registration pack||You will get a registration pack via email from England Athletics.|
You can update your details on the EA website.
|No registration details sent|
|Insurance||Cover under the England Athletics policy or the ARC policy||Cover under the ARC policy|
|Cost||EA membership is an additional £15 so total cost on top of membership fees||Included in annual club membership|
|Cross Country||Runners who wish to participate in the Beds County, Southern or National Cross Country for Stopsley Striders need to be affiliated to England Athletics.|