A handful of runners met in 1984 to form a running club starting off as mainly a senior middle distance group but which has grown over the years to over 500 members in 2019 with activities ranging from cross country, road running and multi-terrain right through to indoor sportshall athletics and track and field including: sprints, jumps, throws, hurdles and even the pole vault and hammer. Our age range is now from the under 11’s (School Year 5) right through to an ever increasing band of veterans with several in their 70’s and even a couple of octogenarians.
Chichester Runners and AC are affiliated to: UK Athletics, AAA, South of England AA, Sussex County AA, Southern Men's and Women's Athletic League, McDonald's Young Athletic League for Boys and Girls, Sussex Cross Country League and Sussex Grand Prix Competition.
We welcome all abilities from beginners to seasoned runners and aim to provide everyone with training sessions and activities to suit their needs and to meet their running goals, always in a supportive and enjoyable environment.
Where we meet
See Training Pages for Schedules.
For details of subscription rates and membership categories for seniors (age 18 and over) open the Membership Form below. Please note that there is a trail only option for the club's trail runs and there are membership options for those who join later in the calendar year. We invite new members to attend some training sessions before joining the club. The club circulates a weekly Newsletter via email and they are also posted on the Home Page. Please use the CONTACT US button if you have any specific questions about the club.
To pay your subscription please use the link on the Home Page.
Please contact the club secretary via the CONTACT US button for a copy the club's Privacy Statement.
We have an active and successful junior membership please see the Junior section for more details.
Track and Field
We compete in the Southern Mens and Southern Womens Athletics league.
The club normally receives two places each year to be purchased by members for the London Marathon. Members should be aware of the criteria for applying for a club place as set-out in the attachment below:
Partnership with Chichester College
We have a partnership arrangement with Chichester College. We use the Sports Pavilion as our winter training venue for most groups (apart from some junior groups). Go to Training Page for more details.
The College Sports Centre Bodyworks Fitness Suite also offer Corporate Membership rates to Chichester Runners members. Click here for more information.