Membership – How to Join

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The best way for adults to join the club is to come along to one of the training sessions in your running gear and join the training run. For the SENIORS, Monday evenings are best for beginners/intermediate runners or those coming for the first time as this session is a steady run with differing routes and all paces catered for. Wednesday and Thursday evenings are for intermediate to experienced runners. These sessions can however be tailored to all abilities but in each case arrive in good time and ask for the coach in charge of that session and you will be made very welcome. We are pleased to welcome runners of any standard from complete beginner to international. If you have any doubts you can speak to any of the committee members who will be happy to advise you. Please note Monday 7pm and Thursday 7.15pm meet at the Clubrooms. Wednesday 7pm meet at Ballymote Leisure Centre. **From April to September Monday 7pm changes to the car park at Down High.  A weekly schedule is posted on facebook to update any changes.

JUNIOR SECTION Due to its ongoing success and the limiting factor of inside space and the number of qualified coaches available the Junior Section is currently closed to new members. If you wish to be added to a waiting email please email The club is  also re-structuring the Junior Coaching sessions from 1 April 2018 to allow current athletes to train in a safe and Athlete Centred environment in line with the recommended athlete:coach ratio. Please see link below for full details of the changes taking place.

Membership Costs

Membership fees for 2018/19

Copies of the Membership Form can be downloaded below and handed together with your cash or cheque (made payable to East Down Athletic Club EDAC) to the club Membership Secretary or Treasurer  before 31st March. Club membership runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Click here for Senior Membership Form

Click here for Junior Membership Form

                                    IMPORTANT Changes to Junior Membership

                              IMPORTANT Senior Members Information and Updates

                                    Click here for London Marathon Ballot Rules

JUNIORS (under 18 yrs old on 1 April) £20
Family (Option 1) For 2 x ADULTs £45
Family (Option 2) For 1 x ADULTs + 1 x JUNIOR £35
Family (Option 3) For 1 x ADULTs + 2 x JUNIORs £45
Family (Option 4) For any larger family group than above £55 max
Primary 2- Primary 4 £10

Changing clubs If a member of an existing club wishes to join East Down AC, the individual concerned has to resign from their original club in line with Athletics Northern Ireland guidelines. A copy of these guidelines can be found here. Once the individual has alerted us that they have resigned from their previous club, we will contact Athletics NI on their behalf in order to completed the transfer process. For more information regarding this process, email our club secretary via the club Contact Form. Club Benefits:

  • Registration with Athletics Northern Ireland [ANI].
  • To attend any quality coaching sessions.
  • Reduced race entry fees.
  • Free transportation to events when an EDAC coach is arranged.
  • Insurance cover.
  • Free entry when participating in approved Team events on behalf of the Club.
  • Purchase of Club kit at a subsidised rate.
  • Membership of Down Council’s Leisure facilities through a corporate membership at a reduced/club rate (T&C apply).
  • 10% Discount with a purchase at Pure Running (formally Up & Running).