The full benefits on becoming an affiliated athlete can be read on the England Athletics website

Only if you choose to:

It is not mandatory for runners to become affiliated. Lonely Goat RC will always be open to any age, any ability of like minded runners  – regardless of whether or not you choose to become affiliated. We are one team! If you do not want to be become an affiliated runner, simply sign up for a Lonely Goat account here. If you would like to be an affiliated runner, please read on;


The annual cost, which is renewed on the 1st April each year, is £19 – this includes a payment of £16 to England Athletics and a £3 admin fee.

nb: The new affiliation year starts in April, renewals emails will be sent throughout this month. If you do not wish to renew your affiliation membership, you can ignore the payment request.


If you are transferring from another club – please login into the England Athletics portal and request ‘club transfer’. There is a £10 fee, which is payable to England Athletics. Once your club approve the transfer – you will receive an email confirming this.

Application form: 

Once we have processed your affiliation application you will receive details on how to pay, from England Athletics. It can take up to 5 days to process the application – if you have not received an email after this time, check your junk/spam folder. Any questions on the affiliation process, you can email – we will be more than happy to assist you.

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