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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 should not be required to pay the £2 Additional Unattached Entry Fee when entering trail running events. The Race Directory lists trail races throughout the country. Members should state that they are TRA members, and for some events you may need to do is quote your TRA membership number to get the reduced entry fee.   

Clubs and organisations that organise races are unable to affiliate directly to the TRA, but we do encourage such organisations to affiliate to UK Athletics through their National Assciation, e.g. England Athletics.  By so doing, they would be covered by the public liability insurance policy arranged by UK Athletics.  Further details can be found on the UK Athletics website. 

England Athletics Registration

England Athletics (EA) have now withdrawn the facility for TRA members to get free EA registration numbers for use when entering trail running events. From 1st April 2019 the TRA can arrange England Athletics registration for members who pay an additional subscription. For 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021 England Athletics have reduced the subscription fee from £16 back to £15. 

This is an annual membership which runs from April - March. Subscription will need to be paid for renewal in April on an annual basis (EA do not offer a reduced subscription for members registering part way though the year). If you would like to have EA registration through the TRA you will need to pay the £15 fee - please email if you have any questions.

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.

(Some trail race organisers, contrary to UK Athletics rules, ask for an England Athletics registraion number in order not to charge the additional unattached entry fee. Should a TRA member be required to give your EA registration number in order to avoid being charged the additional fee for a trail race held under UK Athletics rules they should point out to the organiser that this is contrary to rule 2(6), and copy any correspondence to the TRA at  We will endeavour to take up the matter with the organiser.)

Personal Accident Insurance

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 EA subscription runs from April - March and needs to be renewed in April. 

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

You can find answers to many questions on the Membership FAQ Page.

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.