Membership Information

As in previous years, once members have completed a form which gathers all required information for each member, including emergency contacts etc. at the start of the season, it will no longer be necessary for members to complete an entry form at BOFRA championship races, instead they will just need to inform us their intention to run and pay their entry fee. You still need to complete an entry form as normal at non-championship races.

2024 Membership Applications.

Membership for the 2024 BOFRA season is now open.

2024 membership forms can be downloaded from here Adobe Reader needed

Membership Fees for the 2024 season

Membership type Details Cost
Family Any combination of Juniors & Seniors at the same address £30
Senior Over 17 £15
Junior Under 17, Under 14, Under 12 and Under 9 age categories £7

Competitors run in the age group, determined by their age on 1st May 2024 and remain in that category for the whole of the 2024 season.  Membership will be closed after the ninth race or when there are not enough races left for a person to complete the championship.

NB There will be no membership on day during the 2024 season. Any completed forms and payments received at races will be processed in time for the next Championship Race.

All applications for membership and FULL payment must be received 3 clear days preceding a Championship race, in order allow the Membership Secretary time to process all applications in time for that weekend’s race.

E.g. for a Saturday race, forms and payment must be received no later than midnight on the preceding Tuesday. For a Sunday race, forms and payment must be received no later than midnight on the preceding Wednesday.

For membership ahead of a race or full championship series, completed application forms should be returned to the Membership Secretary at the address below with the appropriate fee (cheques made payable to BOFRA). If you wish to pay via BACS please email for details.


Su Thompson
Membership Secretary
British Open Fell Runners Association
Cote Close
15 Thornhill Road
BD20 6SU

The race fees remain the same as last season and apply to all BOFRA organised races:

  • Juniors £2
  • Seniors £5

The entry fees for races which take place at shows and galas vary. Please check the relevant web page for details

If  you would like to submit or update a runner profile, the Member/Runner profile forms can be downloaded from here Microsoft Word needed, then email it to the WEB site administrator at webadmin.

Please note: The application form carries the following disclaimer which should be signed by each
applicant (or responsible parent for runners under 18).

“All BOFRA races are run in accordance with the rules and safety requirements of BOFRA and/or the FRA. I confirm that I will familiarise myself with the Organiser’s information and requirements in connection with each race. I confirm that I have navigational skills appropriate for each race and will carry throughout the race any equipment specified either by BOFRA, the FRA Safety Requirements or by the organiser. I accept the hazards involved in fell running and acknowledge that I will enter and compete in each race at my own risk. Other than the Organiser’s liability for causing death or personal injury by negligence, I confirm that I understand that the Organiser accepts no liability to me for any loss or damage of any nature to me or my property arising out of my participation in these races.”.