Membership information

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New Runners

A very warm welcome to all new runners and prospective members of Traralgon Harriers! We look forward to you joining our friendly and supportive club.

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 register* as a member as we need you to be insured against any accidents that could occur.

If you want to become a member or have any questions about it please read the rest of the information below and/or talk to an existing member or one of the committee at a Thursday night run.  Register to become a member 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.

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 ([email protected]) 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!

How to register and membership benefits

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.

Your membership not only includes Harriers Thursday Night runs, but you will also receive discounted entry to major events including the Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival, as well as many other member perks and freebies throughout the year.

To renew or to become a member you will need to visit the Athletics Victoria Members Portal. You can then 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.

Additional benefits of this membership category are:

  • A weekly timed 5km or 6km event every Thursday Night

  • Significant discount entries to our major events and FREE minor events across the year

  • Social Dinners throughout the 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 a series of events over the winter season of various lengths. The Athlete membership includes all the benefits of the Recreational Runner plus AV membership.

* 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.