Club Affiliation

All members are affiliated to the Association of Running Clubs (ARC) and some choose to be affiliated to England Athletics (EA).

England Athletics

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 AffiliationARC
Race EntryYou can claim the £2 race entry discount on all races that have a UKA or ARC race permitsYou can claim the £2 discount on all races that have a ARC race permit.
London Marathon PlaceThe 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 packYou will get a registration pack via email from England Athletics.
You can update your details on the EA website.
No registration details sent
InsuranceCover under the England Athletics policy or the ARC policyCover under the ARC policy
CostEA membership is an additional £15 so total cost on top of membership feesIncluded in annual club membership
Cross CountryRunners who wish to participate in the Beds County, Southern or National Cross Country for Stopsley Striders need to be affiliated to England Athletics.
EA and ARC Comparison