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Do they know it's Christmas time at all? ?

PartySanta

That's right Harriers it's time to put on your party pants, your boogie bloomers or your up-town undies because this years Christmas party is nearly upon us!

For those of you who haven't yet bought tickets well... 20 burpees for you, I'm very disappointed!

Finished them? great! For those who haven't yet bought tickets it costs just £5 and this gets you 5 free raffle tickets with more available on the night to win some genuinely fantastic prizes. That £5 will also pay for DJ and a whole bunch of pizzas to munch on throughout the night as well being able to party with the greatest running club around.

Buying tickets is super easy just click the link in the weekly emails and away you go. If you didn't get an email talk to one of the committee or run leaders and we'll get you a payment link. From there your hard working committe will beaver away in the background to make sure your name is on the list. Click, pay, that's it. No really!

Well, what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a ticket, we can't wait to see you there!

It's Cross Country time!

XC

It's that time, Oxfordshire cross country league is back again!

It might be wet, it might be windy, it might be muddy... it might be VERY muddy but it's guaranteed to be good fun. We always try to field a team of runners for the OXC league and this year is no different so if you are returning as a seasoned XC runner or if you just want to give it a try please get in touch with our lovely chairperson and we'd love to have you on board.

Quick heads up the pricing structure has changed a little this year so make sure you are up to date with all the latest info.

See you there Harriers!

BP Affiliation

We're affiliated with Boundary Park!

 Boundary Park Pavillion

It's official - it's Facebook official - the Harwell Harriers are now affiliated with Boundary Park.

We start most of our runs outside the Boundary Park sports pavillion but we have never "officially" been allowed to warmup in their car park or use their facilities, thankfully pavillion has always accomodated and accepting of our running club. We have spoken many times about the option of affiliating with the sports paviliion and have decided that now is time to put our stamp on the local community and share the love with Boundary Park.

What does affiliation mean for us? Well, most importantly, we get to have official use of their facilities which means full use of their toilets and changing rooms as well as a place to keep warm before the winter nights instead of huddling together like penguins outside!

We will also have free use of their social room so we will be able to offer more free (or at least very cheap) social nights going forwards as well as a gauranteed place for our committee and coaches to host monthly meetings.

We will get our club kit proudly framed and displayed inside the bar area as a reminder of why you deserve that drink... or perhaps why you need to go for a run the next day!

Online card payments are live!

More exciting news - We now accept card payments for memberships!

We have integrated with a widely used card payment provider called Stripe. Stripe allows us to take credit or debit card payments across Visa, Mastercard and American Express cards as well as enabling you to use Google Wallet or Apple Pay. You can also store your card details to enable 1 click purchasing at renewal time or when you may want to pay for other club related things like kit or Cross Country Championship cover charges.

Any stored card details are securely stored with Stripe. The Harwell Harriers do not store this information directly.

Stripe has been audited by an independent PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and is certified as a PCI Level 1 Service Provider. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. For more details about Stripe's security please reference their documentation directly:

https://stripe.com/docs/security/stripe

You still have the option to pay offline (i.e. bank transfer or cash) but if you pay for your membership via card you will automatically see your membership status updated to be active when you log in.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the club's treasurer using the following email address:

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New Website!

Exciting news! We have a brand new website which has been custom designed and built especially for us.

Check it out now: https://harwellharriers.org which is the same address as our old site.

The new website includes loads of great new features, including Online Membership (no more paper forms!!), an events calendar, personal logins for all members and a members-only area where routes and club news are published regularly. There are also new email address contacts for all of the Club Committee, please see the contact us pages on the website for more details. In the next few weeks we also hope to have online payments up and running, meaning you can pay your subscription directly through the website.

In order to register yourself with the new site, every member needs to create an online account. This can be done by visiting this link: https://harwellharriers.org/index.php/membership/join-online/sign-up

Please ensure that you enter all of the details carefully and correctly. Once you have created your account, our Membership Secretary will activate your account once we have confirmed your details with our existing records.

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