Joining ARC

A key aim of the Adderbury Running Club (ARC) is to promote good health through fitness. Consequently, we are keen to support runners of all ages, abilities and varying interests. ARC acts as a matching forum where runners can connect with other club runners of similar ability and interest. Some prefer road running; others prefer off-road runs along footpaths, bridle ways and tow paths crossing as few roads as possible; and then there are others who participate in triathlons. ARC is affiliated to England Athletics and often fields a team in races in nearby towns and villages in Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties.

So what types of membership are we proposing? Active  and Social Members.

Social Members are those who join in runs during the week (Tuesday and/or Thursday early evening) or mornings over the weekend. You are not expected to run every time – only when it suits you and you want some company or to improve your running. Your challenge is likely to enter the annual unmeasured Half Marathon or the unmeasured 10K Run in July – always the second Sunday of July. And importantly Social Members like to socialise: coming to the Runners Hour at the Bell Inn in Adderbury on the third Thursday of the Month at 8pm; participate in a quarterly club event eg, on the Day of Dance. Social Members could also be members of other running clubs. Cost of Social Membership is £8 per year.  Our Club year starts on 1st April. Members must be aged 13 years or older. There are restrictions on the distances that members younger than 17 can run and members aged 17 or younger need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Active Members are Social Members who plan to enter at least 7 events during the year and represent ARC. Why 7+ events? It costs ARC £14 per runner per year to be affiliated to England Athletics. For every event that you enter, you get a £2 discount including the ARC event in July. ARC is affiliated to England Athletics and Oxfordshire Athletics. So if you enter 7 or more events you have covered your affiliation cost. The total cost of Active Membership is £22 per year.

How to Join or Renew Your Membership

  1. Please click here to download an application form . This form will download to your computer for completion online – please save the file as Members1718xx.docx where xx is the initials of your first name and last name.  Then email the application form to Tony.Gill(at) where you must substitute (at) with @. Alternatively, click here to download and print an application form for completion by hand and mailing with your cheque.
  2. If you wish to join as a Social Member – Please send a cheque for £8 made payable to Adderbury Running Club (see below) along with email address and full contact info or click on the PayPal button to pay directly online.

  3. If you wish to join as an Active Member AND you do not have an England Athletics race number either send a cheque for £22 made payable to Adderbury Running Club (see below) along with email address and full contact info or click the PayPal button to pay directly online. If you pay online, you still need to complete and send the application form to enable us to register you with England Athletics – email Tony.Gill (at)  . Full details not required if you already have an England Athletics competition number.

Please make cheques payable to “Adderbury Running Club” and mail to ARC, Billings, Horn Hill Road, Adderbury, Banbury, OX17 3EW. Please include full contact details including email address along with your cheque.