Benefits and cost

Team COCO is the charity's virtual running club - a group of friendly, welcoming runners of all different ages and abilities with a shared love of running and making a difference! By running in Team COCO colours, you are representing COCO and spreading the word about the work we do as well as directly supporting children in East Africa.

Benefits to you:

  • Access to our Team COCO Facebook group to share stories and motivate one another, joining the virtual Team COCO family
  • Compete against other members across the world and see your name in our league tables
  • Take part in special virtual competitions
  • A monthly e-newsletter with tips, advice and news from other members
  • Benefits of being an England Athletics Affiliated runner - including discount entry in most races, running gear and even hotels (more info here)
  • Exclusive access to COCO fundraiser discounts throughout the year
  • A free Team COCO running top*
  • Priority entry to COCO places in running events including Great North Run and London Marathon
  • The knowledge that you are helping children in East Africa access quality education


There are two membership strands for England Athletics clubs - first and second claim membership. The costs from April 2020 are as follows:

First claim membership - £20

These are full members of Team COCO, who predominantly run for us. This covers:

  • £15 individual affiliation fee
  • £5 optional donation to COCO
Second claim membership - £5

This is for those already a member of a different running club who don't wish to change to another club, but would like to represent Team COCO in some races and join the Team COCO family. To register as a Second Claim member we ask for a donation of £5 to COCO.

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*Free to first claim members, £10 to second claim members.



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