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 2017/2018

Senior 18+ £34
Joint*  £60 for 2 people at the same address
Students in full-time education and 16-18  £14

Renewing members


All existing members will have been sent a membership renewal email in w/c 2 Oct 2017. (If you haven't received your email by the end of the week, please check your junk email folder first, then if you need to, email the Membership Secretary, Petra Bijsterveld

As last year, there's no need to return the membership form unless any details have changed. And online payment by bank transfer is preferred, please.

Thanks for renewing your membership.

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 ...

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

New members can pick up an Ilkley Harriers Membership Application Form from our Membership Secretary, Petra Bijsterveld, or download this form.

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.

After you complete the form you should submit it to the Membership Secretary with the appropriate subscription: applications are considered by the Ilkley Harriers committee, meeting monthly.

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