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. If you do not wish to be become an affiliated runner, get some amazing benefits and sign up for a Lonely Goat membership here. If you would like to be an affiliated runner, please read on;


The annual cost for affiliation membership, which is renewed on the 1st April each year, is £20 – this includes a payment of £19 to England Athletics and a £1 club admin fee. 

nb: The new affiliation year starts in April. Renewals are sent out in April – and you will receive an email from EA. If you do not want to continue with affiliation membership, you can ignore the email.


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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