Membership

VFAC Membership options for 2021 are as follows with relevant British Columbia Athletics (BCA) memberships included in fee:

VFAC Full Annual Membership$250 (includes BCA Training Membership)
VFAC Out-of-Town / Affiliate Membership$50 (includes BCA Training Membership)
** Add-on to upgrade to full membership included in club shop $200
VFAC + BCA Road & Trail Membership$290
VFAC + BCA Senior Competitive Membership$330
VFAC + BCA Masters Competitive Membership
$300
VFAC Full 6 Month Membership
** Not in club shop but available on special request
$150 (includes BCA Training Membership)

For new members joining after November 1st of the current year, the Out-of-Town / Affiliate fee of $50 (including the BC Athletics Training membership) will be extended until the end of the following year.

Please note: if you were a BC Athletics member in 2020, BC Athletics has discounted their 2021 membership fees. VFAC lost valuable revenue in 2020 with the cancellation of our SummerFast 10km race. Please consider paying the full BCA fees to help support the club. However, if you would prefer to receive the 25% discount, please contact the club to receive a refund in proportion to the discount.

Benefits of Full Membership include:

  • Participation in all regular coached group workouts at no extra cost 
  • Member subsidies on club clothing, the VFAC annual year end party, and entry fees for some team races.
  • Inclusion on the VFAC mailing list and Facebook groups 
  • Voting privileges at VFAC Annual General Meeting and regular club meetings
  • Weekly suggested workout emails for those times when you can’t attend a workout
  • Monthly “Coach’s Coffee Corner” on Zoom

Benefits of Out-of-Town / Affiliate Membership include:

  • 3 free coached group workouts per year 
  • Member subsidies on club clothing, the VFAC annual year end party, and entry fees for some team races.
  • Inclusion on the VFAC mailing list and Facebook groups 
  • Voting privileges at VFAC Annual General Meeting and regular club meetings
  • Weekly suggested workout emails to do on your own
  • Monthly “Coach’s Coffee Corner”on Zoom

To be eligible for BC Teams selection or athlete funding, you must apply for either the Senior BCA Membership or the Masters BCA Membership. For further information regarding the various options and benefits check out the BCA membership page. Club and BCA dues are based on the calendar year beginning January 1st to December 31st, but new members joining VFAC after November 1st will receive an extended membership valid from the application date through to the end of the following year.

*** If you are having financial difficulties, please feel free to discuss this with Kevin or one of the board members as an arrangement may be able to be worked out.

Register on-line with PayPal for VFAC Membership and BC Athletics Membership here.
Register off-line with cash or cheque by filling out the VFAC and BC Athletics Membership Form and presenting them to Rick Horne.
Registration related questions may be directed to Rick Horne.
Technical questions may be directed to Will McKechnie.

Your commitment as a member:

  • Show up on time to workouts
  • Be respectful and courteous to other members. Our membership is a colourful, considerate, and inclusive group.
  • Keep club fees and personal contact information up-to-date.  
  • Volunteer at club-hosted races. (To be eligible for club sponsorship at nationals and relay entry subsidies, you must have volunteered at one of these club events.)