How To Join
Membership is open to anyone aged 8 years and above. Members aged 8 to 10 years join the Mini-Athletes section but are still part of the Junior section of the club which extends from 8 to 17 years. The Senior section is for anyone over 18 years. Prospective Senior and Junior members should first email the Membership Secretary and can request to be invited to try out up to 4 sessions before joining. During this period non-members must sign in at Maiden Castle reception as ‘guest members’ and also pay £2 for each visit (please note that the £2 for each guest member visit does not go to the club). After one month we ask that you join the club as a full member. Club fees are payable from 1st April each year and run until 31st March the following year. Details of current subscriptions are shown below and are also described on both Senior and Junior forms. Please note that new Junior Members have to complete two consent forms.
All new members are sent a welcome pack which includes a letter to Senior members, a letter to the parents and carers of junior members and the Club’s policies and codes of conduct. Members should read and abide by those codes of conduct that apply to their role within the club. There is a separate code of conduct for junior athletes, athletes, coaches, parents and carers and officials.
Important Information For Parents/Guardians Of Juniors
Parents/carers of Juniors in School Year 7 or below should contact the Membership Secretary before completing a membership form.
If your son/daughter has a medical condition that Durham City Harriers needs to know about, you must talk to the relevant coach on your son/daughter’s first visit informing them of the necessary information. You also need to put the same information on the ‘Medical Condition of Young Athletes’ form when you fill out the membership forms. If they change groups please inform the new coach of the medical condition. Although the new coach will receive the medical form, we ask you to always talk to them in person as there may be a time delay before the medical form reaches him/her.
2017/18 Subscription Rates
Family: £130 (£111)
Junior – 10 to 17 years – £51 (£44)
Minor athlete – 8 or 9 years – £41 (£35)
Concessions – Social, unwaged, in receipt of unemployment benefit/income support or above national retirement age, out of area– £40 (£34)
Second Claim – £35 (£30)
Please use the following form if you wish to change clubs to join Durham as your first claim. Guidance notes and more information can be found on the England Athletics website using the link below.