ASSOCIATION OF RUNNING CLUBS

INFORMATION


 

 

What is the Association of Running Clubs (ARC) ?

ARC is a not for profit company. It is registered at Companies House (Company No 6040264). It is a company limited by guarantee and is entirely owned by its members.
 

Who are the Committee Members ?  The current  Committee of the Association are Rod Baron, Ian Champion, Steve Crane, Brian Cruickshank, Richard Dajda, Selina Da Silva, Richard Harbon, Tony Martin, Dick Meredith, Rick Overington, John Turner, Gordon Robbins and Michael White. All officers and 80% of committee members are appointed by the members of ARC at the AGM.
 

Who may affiliate to ARC ? ARC is an affiliating body for clubs and associations whose principal activity is road and/or cross country and/or fell and/or trail running and/or walking (i.e. all the non stadia disciplines). Clubs whose principal activity is track and field athletics can affiliate to ARC if they cater for road running activities.

 

What benefits are provided by ARC to its members ? ARC have a comprehensive civil liability policy with sports insurance specialist brokers Perkins Slade Ltd. The cover is similar to that provided to the other 280 sports governing bodies for which Perkins Slade act as brokers.  (See summary of insurance cover)

The policy covers races organised by affiliated clubs. These races require a permit which will be issued by ARC following receipt of a satisfactory
 Permit Application Form. This can be downloaded from the ARC website.

As part of this process Race Organisers must confirm that their race will comply with certain standards.

ARC will also provide advice and assistance to its members and undertake other tasks as required by its membership.

 

Does ARC charge unattached levies on races organised by ARC members?  

ARC supports the continuation of an unattached levy clubs stage the majority of road races in this country and ARC believes it is right that non club runners should contribute to the club structure that underpins this activity. ARC acts in the interests of clubs and therefore requires its permitted races to charge a 2 Unattached levy on all race entrants who are not members of either ARC or UK Athletics affiliated clubs. Under its flat rate permit fees, ARC does not receive any portion of the unattached levies. The full amount benefits the club/organisation which stages the race.

 

 

Are members of ARC affiliated clubs required to pay unattached levies in races organised under UKAthletics permits ?

UK Athletics, in its Permit arrangements, has dispensed with the concept of the Unattached Runner levy and has replaced it with a discounted entry fee for UKA Registered Runners thus penalising many club runners. To receive the discounted race entry fee, a runner has to be registered with UKA so being a member of a UKA affiliated club does not get you the discount. Members of ARC affiliated clubs are in the same situation.

Conversely the lower entry fee in ARC permitted races is available to all members of affiliated clubs (ARC or UKA).

These contrasting arrangements reflect the importance that ARC attaches to clubs and the Club structure in the sport.

 

What about young people and vulnerable adults ? The very wide insurance cover negotiated by ARC includes cover for clubs, their managers and governors against legal liability claims following alleged abuse of young people and vulnerable adults. However this cover will not protect any club or person who has failed to comply with  the provisions of the ARC Protection Policy for Young and Vulnerable People. This policy is displayed on the ARC website under Welfare.

 

What is the cost of affiliation to ARC?

 

Affiliation fees to ARC are calculated in bands dependent on the number of members in a club at the end of its last completed financial year. Please note this includes all members of a club regardless of whether or not they compete.

 

Membership fees applicable to the period 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017

 

No of members

Affiliation fee

No of members

Affiliation fee

No of members

Affiliation fee

20 or less

40

21 to 40

55

41 to 60

77

61 to 80

99

81 to 100 

121

101 to 120 

143

121 to 140

165

141 to 160

187

161 to 180

209

181 to 200

232

201 to 225

254

226 to 250

276

251 to 275

297

276 to 300

320

301 to 325

342

326 to 350

364

351 to 375

386

376 to 400

409

401 to 425

430

426 to 450

452

451 to 475

474

476 to 500

497

501 to 525

519

526 to 550

541

551 to 575

562

576 to 600

585

 

 

 

Over 600 members add 1.00 to 585 for each additional member over 600

Note: ARC will not require any personal details of your club members

 

 

Email: info@runningclubs.org.uk