Join Us

By joining a club, you’ll meet runners that can help you improve your fitness and enjoy training. Find out the benefits of becoming a Maidstone Harrier.


For your membership fee you can get all this:

  • Motivation to train in regular organised coached sessions
  • Encouragement at races throughout the year on all surfaces and at all distances, including Kent Cross Country Races only available to those in a club. 
  • Frequent social events and the bar at the Hockey Club
  • Cheaper race entries and various club discounts. 
  • A welcome into a team of over 180 fellow Harriers

When you’re ready to sign up, download our membership form, fill it in, print it off and return it with your payment to our Membership Secretary at maidstoneharriersmembership@outlook.com

I won’t know anyone there

You soon will. We’re a friendly club, and for your first run we’ll pair you up with a runner of similar ability so you don’t have to worry about getting lost.


Do you have a Juniors Section

We are an adults only club so all members have to be 18 years or older. If you would like to join a running or triathlon club and are under 18 please contact us and we can help sign post you to an appropriate club. 


No commitment to join

If you turn up on a Wednesday night for the first time you won’t be expected to join straightaway, we’re more than happy to let you turn up for a couple of weeks before we ask you to formally join the club.

Will I be fast enough?

Don’t worry about it – we cater for all ages and abilities, from total beginner to the experienced athlete.

We have qualified coaches who can help you get started, and access to more coaching and advice through the Kent Athletics Network. We also have a beginners group who run a shorter route on Wednesday nights, and while we do have some fast runners, most of our members are everyday people who just enjoy running for fun and fitness, so there’s bound to be someone you can run with.


Do I have to come every week?

Not at all, it’s up to you how often you attend, but we do get up to 60 Harriers on a Wednesday night, so if you are struggling for motivation in the depths of winter it’s great to know you can run with some company, and in the summer it’s a great opportunity to enjoy the lovely countryside around Maidstone.