It feels great to be part of a club…

There are many benefits to joining the club, including reduced race entry fees and discounts at many of the local sports shops. Also you will have a whole new bunch of friends to go running with!

We are an inclusive and social bunch, who welcome runners of all abilities. If you are new to the area or new to running, you are most welcome to come and try us out. Whatever your goals are in running, our ethos is to encourage, improve and enjoy running.

Please note that when renewing your membership you only need to fill in the membership form if there are any changes to your personal details.

To pay your membership by BACS

Bank: Barclays
Sort Code: 20:99:40
Acc. Name: Dorset Doddlers
Acc. No: 40411043

Membership for 2024-25. If you pay before 1st April 2024, membership costs £28 affiliated (EA will be charging £19 for the affiliation) or £18 unaffiliated. From 1st April onwards membership fees will increase to £30 affiliated and £20 unaffiliated.

Membership of the Dorset Doddlers is great value, working out at just 50p a week for an affiliated membership if you pay early, or under 58p at the new rate!

If you attend any of our Thursday or Tuesday sessions throughout the year or wish to compete for/represent the club, you need to be a member. There are two options available to you:

  1. You wish to be a member with affiliation to England Athletics. As the club wishes to encourage our members to be affiliated, the affiliation fee is subsidised by the club and you only pay £10 of it. Benefits of affiliation are listed below.
  2. You wish to be a member without affiliation to England Athletics. For social and non-competitive runners, this does not include EA registration. Therefore the “unattached” levy must be paid for all event entries as a non-registered runner/athlete & you should enter as unattached/no club. Please read the benefits of affiliation below so that you are aware of the differences before you make your decision.

New members are encouraged to attend training for ‘a few’ sessions to try us out. Then, if they wish to continue to come along, we ask that they join us by becoming a member.

Benefits of affiliation – further info also available here

Please note the minimum age for membership is 16 years.

If you have any questions re joining the Doddlers please contact Julia Slade – click here

All our training sessions are free, please come along to any of the sessions mentioned in our training section and introduce yourself – you’ll be sure to get a warm welcome.