TIP: If you're new to Harriers and wish to start with club events such as our popular Thursday Night Runs, please register as a Recreational Runner Member via the above link to Athletics Victoria. Those interested in competing in Athletics Victoria competitions need to register as an Athlete.
A very warm welcome to all new runners of Traralgon Harriers! We look forward to you joining our friendly and supportive club.
Many runners are introduced to Harriers through our Thursday night runs. When runners first start with Harriers they're allowed two free runs, to decide whether they want to continue running with the club –– trust us, you will!
After your first two runs it's very important to register as a Harriers member, as we need you to be insured*.
If you want to become a member or have any questions please read the rest of the information below or talk to a Harriers member at a Thursday night run. Register to become a member via the Athletics Victoria website.
Also check out our New Members Information Pack.
Which membership category should I join?
If you're starting out with Harriers and want to be part of club events such as Thursday night runs, join as a Recreational Runner Member. This is for those that love the Thursday runs and discounts to our local events.
If you're interested in Athletics Victoria competitions (see details on the Athletics Victoria Events Calendar) join as an Athlete in the relevant age group. This is for anyone who wants to join the AV running events including the XCR (Cross Country/Road) series, which has a series of events over the winter season of various lengths. The Athlete Membership includes all the benefits of the Recreational Runner Member plus AV membership.
By joining Harriers, you can take part in Thursday night runs, which 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 afterwards 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.
Your Harriers membership not only includes Thursday Night runs, but a number of other fantastic benefits:
Significant discounted entry to major events, including the Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival
FREE entry to minor events across the year
safety gear (reflective winter season running vest)
invitation to clubs dinners, Christmas parties, trivia nights and other fun social events
lots of other freebies throughout the year
opportunities to volunteer with the club and our community events
and most importantly, you'll be part of a friendly and inclusive social running club!
Traralgon Harriers Club Membership for the current season are available online at the Athletic Victoria (AV) web site. Athletics Victoria memberships are valid from April 7th of each year.
Our newsletter is a great source of information about upcoming and recent club, AV and other events. Visit our homepage and complete the newsletter sign-up box to get a copy emailed to you each week.
We look forward to welcoming you to our proud club!
* 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 (i.e. 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. All members must read and understand the terms and conditions as part of the registration process, so please don’t just tick the box. If you have any questions about the membership or have difficulty with the online process please speak with a member of the committee.