The recommended way to join or renew membership in CSU is on line at


Note that there is a processing fee for online membership. You may download a form and fill it out if you prefer (See below). CSU is a multi-sport organization; because of that, the membership form is a bit complicated. Reading this page should help clarify it. CSU memberships are on a calendar year basis, that is, all memberships expire on Dec 31. RunSignUp should send you a notice when it is time to renew. Please respond to the renewal notice; we would rather be outside sweating than inside at the computer sending out reminders.

DUES: The basic annual dues for CSU are $20 for individual adults, and $15 for individual juniors (age 18 and under). Family memberships are $30, which includes children up through the age of 18, or, in the case of full-time students, through age 21. The basic membership includes membership for one section.
Extra section memberships cost $3 / section for individuals, and $6 / section for family memberships.
We accept multi-year memberships; just multiply the amount by the number of years you want to pay in advance.

LIFE MEMBERSHIPS: You can set up a lifetime membership. The fees are $270 for an individual, and $400 for a family (Remember, children will be included up through the age of 18, or, in the case of full-time students, through age 21). Extra section memberships are $27 or $40 each.

PARTIAL YEAR MEMBERSHIPS: If you join between Sept 1 and Oct 31, dues for the remainder of the year are only half the annual cost, or, for 1.5 times the annual rate, you can extend your membership through the following year. If you join after Oct 31, your membership will automatically carry through the following year.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION: Use the following links to get the appropriate PDF form. If you have a problem with the form, please contact me (see below), and I can either email a form or mail a hard copy.

When you fill it out, please include birth dates; CSU team organizers need to know people's ages for events that have age classes. Also, if you can accept phone calls at work, or have a cell phone, please include one of those phone numbers; that can be helpful to team organizers. We also hope that, if you have any special skills that you could use to help CSU in its operations, you will list those skills on the form.

We urge all members to join the appropriate governing bodies for their sports. These are: Running and Race Walking - USA Track & Field/NE; XC Skiing - New England Nordic Ski Assoc; Orienteering – Orienteering USA. When you join such organizations, and are accredited to CSU, you will count for CSU in any team competitions you participate in. Please indicate your status on the form.


Larry Berman
23 Fayette St
Cambridge MA 02139-1111
ph: 617-868-7416
email: ona@world.std.com

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