Terms and Conditions/Privacy

Last updated 15.Dec.2021

London City Runners is free to join and most sessions are free to participate in. The only exceptions are our track sessions at Southwark Park, certain ticketed events and courses, and the affiliated membership of the club which is an optional extra.

Please note that affiliated members are covered further by the rules set out in our England Athletics constitution.

We also have a separate Track Code of Conduct that you will be asked to agree to when you book a track session or event with us. This will be provided when you book your ticket and protects the liability of the track operator, the council, and the coaches present.

Code of conduct

This club exists to get people into running and keep them running! We do this by hosting sessions, courses, and events, and building a successful community of running around our local area and our clubhouse. Our unrivalled success over the last 12 years is due to our ethos and the amazing atmosphere at our sessions. It takes a lot of work behind the scenes for the club to run smoothly, most of which has been undertaken on a voluntary basis by dedicated and hardworking individuals. Our rules have been written to ensure the club and its online forums continue to be a great atmosphere for ourselves, our staff and volunteers, and for our members and visitors.

In order to join any running sessions from 2022 onwards, it will be required to register as a member via our website beforehand. This is free, but you will be asked to provide some personal data which will protected by our data protection policy below. You can unregister and request for your data to be deleted at any time.

By being part of the club, you agree to reasonable behaviour towards our venues, our coaches, volunteers and staff, and other members of the club. Any behaviour deemed inappropriate, offensive, or which undermines the club’s volunteers or activities will put your participation in the club at risk. This conduct covers both online and offline behaviour. We reserve the right to remove members and visitors who are disrespectful or otherwise disruptive, and they will not be welcome at future sessions or at the clubhouse. We also reserve the right to refuse membership of the club to any person for any reason in our absolute discretion.

Please do not use the club network to sell or promote your own individual causes. We have a large Facebook audience and we frequently have to remove content that is promotional or not suitable for our audience. To keep the content engaging and relevant to our club we reserve the right to take posts down and we will remove profiles from our Facebook groups if deemed necessary. We also reserve the right to occasionally do a clear out of our huge membership list by removing profiles and data of those who haven’t attended or participated in the club in a long time. This keeps our audience relevant to our club and ensures we are not holding unnecessary personal data. If you have not been with us for a while but are removed from the group and want to be reinstated just email us.


Photographs may be taken by London City Runners for publicity reasons at our sessions and the resulting images may be published on our social media, website, or made the subject or intellectual rights by us. By running with us you agree you may appear in these photographs and agree to this use. Let us know in advance if you do not wish to be photographed.

Music players

We recommend runners don’t use personal music devices while running with us. This is so you are aware of your surroundings and can hear instructions. Please also show consideration of other road and pavement users during your runs.

Age & liability

The minimum age to run with us is 18.

By taking part in a run with City Runners you do so at your own risk and the club is not liable for any injury, loss, death or damage resulting from you taking part.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically fit to run. You must acknowledge that any form of running can be hazardous and strenuous, and you shouldn’t take part unless capable of completing the full distance. Please take medical advice before booking if necessary and consider whether you need medical insurance to run. We reserve the right to stop you taking part if deemed unfit before running with us. If medical treatment is necessary during the run this should be sought from UK emergency services.

You are ultimately responsible for any belongings you leave in our venue during your run. We will endeavour to keep an eye on these belongings but please do not leave anything valuable and understand that we are not liable for any losses.


London City Runners is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For any personal data you provide for the purposes of your membership and participation, London City Runners is the Data Controller and is responsible for storing and otherwise processing that data in a fair, lawful, secure and transparent way.


You will be required to provide some personal information when you register as a member, by filling in forms at an event or online, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. The information you give us may include your name and email address. When registering for the club or the couch to 5K course we may also ask for relevant health information, and emergency contact details which are classed as special category personal data. It is your choice to provide these or not.

Members joining our club can also choose to be registered as a member of England Athletics. If you choose to do this, we may collect further information at the time of registration including your gender, date of birth, emergency contact details and the name of the EA affiliated Clubs with which you are registered with.


The reason we need your data is to be able to administer your membership and provide the membership services you are signing up to when you register with the club. Our lawful basis for processing your personal is that we have a contractual obligation to you as a member to provide the services you are registering for.

Reasons we need to process your data include:

For membership and club management  

  • processing of membership forms and payments;
  • for event administration
  • club newsletters promoting club activity; and
  • publishing of race and competition results

For funding and reporting purposes

  • sharing anonymised data with a funding partner as condition of grant funding e.g. Local Authority;
  • analysing anonymised data to monitor club trends; and
  • sending the occasional club survey to improve your experience as a club member

For England Athletics membership registration (Affiliated members only)

  • processing of membership forms and payments;
  • sharing data with committee members to provide information about club activities, membership renewals or invitation to social events;
  • club newsletter promoting club activity; and
  • publishing of race and competition results
  • sharing personal data with club coaches or officials to administer training sessions;
  • sharing personal data with club team managers to enter events;
  • sharing personal data with facility providers to manage access to the track or check delivery standards; and
  • sharing personal data with leagues, county associations (and county schools’ associations) and other competition providers for entry in events.


Any special category health data we hold on you is only processed for the purpose of passing health data to coaches/run-leaders to allow the safe running of training sessions. We process this data on the lawful basis of consent. Therefore, we will also need your explicit consent to process this data, which we will ask for at the point of collecting it.


The club has a presence on the following social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. If you join one of the Social Media pages, please note that the providers of the social media platforms have their own privacy policies and that the club do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data on the club social media pages.


The Club does not supply any personal data it holds about the free members to any other third party. The Club does not store or transfer your personal data outside of the UK.

Members joining our club can also choose to be registered as a member of England Athletics (You will have to register with England Athletics if you ever compete for the club in competition Under UKA Rules). If you decide to become an affiliated athlete with us please note we will have to provide England Athletics with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you (called myAthletics). England Athletics will contact you to invite you to sign into and update your MyAthletics portal (which, amongst other things, allows you to set and amend your privacy settings). If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with England Athletics, please contact dataprotection@englandathletics.org.


We will hold your personal data on file for as long as you are a member with us. Any personal data we hold on you will be securely destroyed after four years of inactivity on that member’s account. Your data is not processed for any further purposes other than those detailed in this policy.


As a data subject you may have the right at any time to request access to, rectification or erasure of your personal data; to restrict or object to certain kinds of processing of your personal data, including direct marketing; to the portability of your personal data and to complain to the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office about the processing of your personal data.

As a data subject you are not obliged to share your personal data with the Club. If you choose not to share your personal data with us we may not be able to register or administer your membership.