Frequently Asked Questions

When you join a running club, providing it is your only club, that is your first claim club.  If you subsequently join another club, that will be your second claim club.  You can race as an individual in open races for any club you are a member of.  However, for league and championship races and to count as part of a scoring team, you must compete for your first claim club, unless it is not affiliated to UKA for that discipline or is not participating in that league.  This system is primarily designed to stop elite athletes swapping from club to club regularly.

If you would like to switch to 1st claim membership with another club you can apply to England Athletics via their portal.  For more details, click here.