Our club motto is "fun, fitness, friendship", and that's really what the club is all about.

While most of our runners enter races, a few just come on club runs and non-running social events.

To join the club you will need to complete and return the application form.

Membership application form

Open to all

Allen Valley Striders do not have a pre-entry requirement. We welcome all abilities including novices. We do devise improvement programmes for our beginners. Several of our members have joined with no running experience and have progressed with help and encouragement from The Club to run half and full marathons.

Allen Valley Striders welcome everyone from all communities and is not exclusive to the “local community”. The club has members from Haltwhistle, Haydon Bridge and Hexham as well as Allendale and Allenheads.

No commitment

You are most welcome to join us for your first 2 runs without any commitment. Should you decide not to join, any subsequent runs will be charged at £1.00 per run. However, any payments will be deductible should you decide to take up membership.

Membership year

The membership year runs from April to March the following year. Members joining through part of the year will be charged a pro rata fee.


The club is an amateur club, run by unpaid volunteers and, like all voluntary organisations we always need more volunteer help.
If you are able to offer your time, the club can arrange training, especially in areas like coaching.
It does not need to be an ongoing commitment as we need help on an occasional basis for marshalling at events.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Club