Membership

Traralgon Harriers Club Membership for season 2019-2020 are now due and available online at the Athletic Victoria (AV) web site www.athsvic.org.au. Before you start please read the following outline carefully to ensure you are selecting the most appropriate membership category.

Traralgon Harriers Membership Fees 2019-20

Athletics Victoria memberships are valid from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

With the club having a good financial year we are thrilled to be able to maintain the same fee structure from last year whilst providing our members with even more value.

This year your membership not only includes all your Thursday Night runs, but you will also get 50% off the entry fee to our major events including the upcoming Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival. Plus you will also get free (Yep that’s right FREE!) entry to our minor events such as the Springwood Trophy and the Barry and Carol Summersgill Cross Country at Edward Hunter.

To renew or to become a member you will need to visit http://athsvic.org.au/ and select the member portal near the top of the page.

Once here you can join or renew your membership by selecting your membership type.

Recreational Runner – This is for those that love the Thursday Runs and discounts to our local event and will be $100 ($90 to to us and $10 to AV).

Additional benefits of this membership category are:

  • A weekly timed 5 or 6km event every Thursday Night
  • Significant discount entries to our major events and FREE minor events across the year 8 per year
  • Social Dinner 8 per year
  • A friendly and inclusive social running club with a range of events across the year
  • Opportunities to volunteer with the club and our community events

Athlete – This is for anyone who wants to join the AV running events including the XCR (Cross Country/Road) series, which has 10 events over the winter season of various lengths. The Athlete fee is $250, which includes all the benefits of the Recreational Runner plus $160 for the AV membership. Remember that this year the AV Membership will be reimbursed for those that complete at least 4 events (either as an athlete or fulfilling our volunteer duty).

If you have any questions about the membership or have difficulty with the online process please speak with a member of the committee.

An important aspect of our membership is that you are covered with personal injury insurance through Athletics Australia. All members must read and understand the terms and conditions as part of the entry process, don’t just tick the box

New Runners

A very warm welcome to all new runners and prospective members of our club. We hope that you find it a friendly and supportive environment and that you decide to join up as a member.

Many runners introduction to the Traralgon Harriers is through one of our Thursday night runs.  When runners first start with the Harriers they are allowed two free runs, to decide whether they want to continue running with us.   After this it is very important that you join up as a member immediately as we need you to be insured against any accidents that could occur.

The club is affiliated with Athletics Victoria (AV), and we are covered under their insurance policy for all members and it is a requirement that all runners participating in sanctioned (ie. club) activities are insured (members).  A large part of the membership fee goes towards your insurance coverage and AV expenses while a small part of the membership fee is for our club administration, development and running of events.

If you want to become a member or have any questions about it read the rest of this information and/or talk an existing member or one of the committee.   Click here to become a member with our club via the Athletics Victoria Website.

Many new members initially only compete in club events such as Thursday nights.  People in this category should join as a Recreational Runner Member.  Those interested in competing in Athletics Victoria competitions (see details on the Athletics Victoria Events Calendar) need to join up as an Athlete in the relevant age group.   There is further explanation of all categories on the AV website.

Thursday night runs are the backbone of our club and are also one of the most important social elements.  Hang around after the runs and get to know your fellow Harriers.  For runs at the clubrooms, particularly in winter, everyone gets together in the clubrooms at the end of the run for a chat and something to eat and drink.  We encourage you to read the rest of the website to learn about the range of other events, training and social opportunities that are available to members of our club.  Pictured above, some of our members enjoying a free meal and social gathering at the monthly social night dinners.  Check the calendar for details.

Our calendar and  newsletter are great sources of information about upcoming events and stories about recent club, AV and other events. Paper copies are available after the Thursday night run but if you would like to receive one via e-mail each week send your e-mail address to our Newsletter Editor to Ian “Twitey” Twite (deniseandian2711@bigpond.com) and ask to be put on the distribution list.

We hope that you enjoy your Harriers experience and decide to become a member of our proud club.

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