Join us / Renew your membership

First claim membership until 31 March 2025 is just £40.00!

How to join us

If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to come down to one of our Thursday evening club runs and "try before you buy".

You can use the Y Club's facilities free of charge by prior arrangement if you're coming along for the first time. Give the Y Club membership team a call on 0161 837 3535 and they will make arrangements. Otherwise, there's no need to let anyone know that you're coming - just turn up at the Y Club reception in your running kit at 6:30pm.

If you do want to ask us a question or get in touch with us before you run with us, please use our contact form.

Once you decide we are the club for you, join the club using our online membership form.

Membership benefits

Joining a running club - any running club - is a great way of getting fit and making friends. The Manchester YMCA Harriers are no exception.

England Athletics Registration

First claim membership includes registration with England Athletics. Some of the key benefits of being an England Athletics registered athlete are:

  • A £2 discount on entry to most races
  • Discounts at various sports shops and England Athletics partners

For full details of the benefits of being a registered athlete, please visit England Athletics

Race as part of a team

Running can be a very individual pursuit, but it doesn't have to be - there are many brilliant team running events which we take part in.

Regular jaunts, both at home and abroad

Many of our members use running as a way of seeing the wider world. Groups of us will regularly travel to places near and far to take part in running events.

Our members do everything from an overnighter in the Lake District to a long weekend for a big city marathon.

Location, location, location!

We are based at the Y Club on Liverpool Road in Castlefield - right in the heart of Manchester city centre. We're a five-minute walk away from Deansgate-Castlefield tram stop.

It's not all about the running

We hold club socials on the first Thursday of every month, when we exploit the many eating and drinking opportunities that Manchester has to offer.

A hill-repeat session is just that little bit easier when you know there's some delicious food and a cold glass of beer waiting for you when you get back!

Join us

Come down to the Y Club and join us for a run - then, if you like us, join us!