Virtual 5k Handicap Series

A series of four member only 5k events taking place in September, October, November and December.

How it works:

  • After entering all participants will be given a handicap time, which may be adjusted after each event at organiser’s discretion
  • Senior participants choose their own 5k route, junior participants chose either a 5k or 2k route; the start and finish must be in the same place
  • Participants must run the same route for all four events
  • Activities must be run, and results submitted within the following dates:
    Event week 1: Monday 21 to Sunday 27 September
    Event week 2: Monday 19 to Sunday 25 October
    Event week 3: Monday 16 to Sunday 22 November
    Event week 4: Monday 14 to Sunday 20 December
  • Results will be based on total elapsed time, not moving time.
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Virtual New Year Run

Virtual run for senior and junior club members of all abilities from Friday 1 January to Thursday 7 January 2021. Kindly ask entries are received by Thursday 31 December 2020.

How it works:

  • Senior and over 16s participants choose their own 3.5 mile route, under 16 junior participants chose a 2 mile route; the start and finish must be in the same place, ideally an out and back course
  • Activities must be run, and results submitted between Friday 1 January to Thursday 7 January 2021
  • Team results are compiled by the accumulative times of the fastest and slowest runner, then second fastest/slowest and so on…
  • Prizes for the winning team – to be confirmed
  • Individual times will also be published
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2021 Membership

2020 membership is being carried over to 2021 as it’s acknowledged and appreciated that the club has been closed or working in a limited capacity for much of 2020 due to COVID-19. If members still wish to support the club financially, and are able, membership can be purchased online only* or a crowdfunding donation can be made – any amount will be appreciated. Although the clubhouse and bar were closed for several months, there were still costs to be met.

*Bideford AAC kindly asks you do not leave cash or a cheque at the clubhouse or drop off at a committee member’s house.

2021 annual membership

Membership payment is online only*. Please get in touch if you have any concerns, we will be happy to help.

  • Active club membership: senior single: £35, senior joint: £50, junior (under 18): £20
  • Social club membership: senior single: £7, over 60s: £3.50

Additional subscriptions (paid separately to individual sections)

  • Rowing subscription: £20 senior, £10 junior – please mark for the attention of Rowing Treasurer
  • Running subscription: £5 junior – please mark for the attention of Harriers Junior Admin
  • England Athletic Affiliation 2021 (optional, runners only): £15 – online payment will be requested separately via England Athletics and

Race As You Like virtual runs

Run 10k, 10 miles or half marathon at any time, in any UK location, at your own pace for bronze, silver, gold or blue medals from our 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 races. Collect medals from all three distances and they will stack together to make one. And Bideford AAC will donate a minimum of £2 from each entry to Children’s Hospice South West.

IMPORTANT: while completing your run you must follow the latest coronavirus government guidance and social distancing instructions. Always consider the safety of yourself and others. 

It’s easy to complete Race As You Like:

  • Just enter the run for your chosen distance – Half Marathon, 10k and 10 Miler
  • Run the race distance at any time, in any UK location and at any pace
  • Email Bideford AAC with evidence that you have done it! This can be by sharing a photo of your GPS tracked run (such as Garmin, Strava or Fitbit activity).
  • Your run is verified, and the medal(s) will be posted to you.

It really is that simple, and the entry fee just covers costs, postage and packing as well as a £2 donation to Children’s Hospice South West. Limited number of medals available.

Each year the medal series have been unique to each race and stack together.

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Paying your membership

Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December annual (renewal should be paid no later than 31 March). 

  • Active club membership: senior single: £35, senior joint: £50, junior (under 18): £20
  • Social club membership: senior single: £7, over 60s: £3.50
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Additional subscriptions (paid separately to individual sections)

  • Rowing subscription: £20 senior, £10 junior – please mark for the attention of Rowing Treasurer
  • Running subscription: £5 junior – please mark for the attention of Harriers Junior Admin
  • England Athletic Affiliation 2021 (optional, runners only): £15 – online payment will be requested separately via England Athletics and may not be until March/April if you are renewing (admin fee applies).