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Membership of the Trail Running Association provides many benefits, not least the fact that you will receive a regular newsletter providing you with information about events and the sport. You will also have an avenue to communicate with the Association's committee about the way the sport is developing.

Members are able to claim reduced entry fee to trail running events. The Race Directory lists trail races throughout the country. For many events all you need to do is quote your TRA membership number to get a reduced entry fee. For others, you may need to be registered as a member of England Athletics or of your home country athletics federation. England Athletics registration is free to members of the TRA, but note that EA registration numbers issued through the TRA may be used only when entering trail races. Such numbers must not be used when entering road or cross country races. A request for England Athletics registration is available on joining the TRA or, for current members, through the Members' Area of this website. Note that we are not able to register athletes with England Athletics who have already been registered, e.g. through an club affiliated to UK Athletics, unless they first go through the England Athletics "Change of First Claim Club" process. See for further details of this process.

Members also benefit from the TRA's Personal Accident Insurance covering:

  • Participating in athletics at any meeting organised by or recognised by UK Athletics Ltd anywhere in the world.
  • Any training organised by the Club and/or the Federation or other Association Body.
  • Travelling directly to and from the above mentioned meetings or training sessions

Click here for complete Personal Accident Insurance information.

Family membership is available for two people living at the same address. 

Most importantly you will help towards the growth of trail running in the UK.

Annual membership subscriptions are as follows....

For those paying by Standing Order Mandate or by BACS:

Individual Membership   £10.00
Family Membership   £15.00

For those paying by other methods, e.g. cash or cheque:
Subscriptionsare higher to reflect the additional administrative costs.

Individual Membership   £14.00
Family Membership   £19.00

Subscriptions for new members are payable on joining, and thereafter are renewed annually on the anniversary of joining.

Please note that TRA Membership will not commence, nor will any request for England Athletics registration be actioned,  until receipt of your initial subsciption

Payment instructions will be emailed to membership applicants when they submit their on-line application.

Before joining, please read the TRA's Code of Conduct, which can be found here.

Applications for membership can only be made on-line.  

Joining the TRA through the on-line sytem is a two-stage process. First, complete the entry form using this link:

 Click here to apply for membership

Second, follow the payment instructions that you will receive by email.  When we receive payment you will be sent a second email confirming membership has been accepted.