The best way 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 and Thursday evenings for intermediate/experienced runners. 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. The junior section again welcomes runners of all standards, and ages from 7-16. There is no minimum standard, just a willingness to train to improve. We welcome sprinters, throwers, jumpers and middle distance runners, and offer coaching specialists in all disciplines. The emphasis is on athletics for enjoyment and fitness. Participation in competitions in sports-hall, cross-country and track & field is strongly encouraged. The Club enters teams in the McGrady X-Country Series, The Rollercoaster race and more. Both senior and junior runners are welcome to train with the club for a few weeks on a trial basis. After that we would ask you to join. Membership forms can be obtained from any of the Club committee or one of the junior coaches.
Membership fees for 2016/17
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.
|JUNIORS (under 16yrs old)||£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|
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).