Since July 2013 the VRA has phased out the separate membership fee. The cost of entering an event is the advertised event fee only. Joining is as easy as clicking on 'I would Like to Join the Association' under the logon button on the Online Entry page. There is no fee. Rogainers are financial members for 12 months after the last event entered or 12 months after the last time you volunteered.
You do need to create a membership record to enter an event. The membership record gives you logon access to the Online Entry system.
Note the Online Entry System will be offline for about a week leading up to and after an event. We still need to work offline at events.