ABRaS welcomes all junior runners aged 9+.We have a designated Junior Coach who sets appropriate sessions for this age group.


Starting in September 2014, registration fees will be set at 350 AED for Juniors (those under 18) for the running season.

Included in your fee, each runner will receive a club vest. Sessions are free to attend once you have joined.

Go to Membership section for details.


ABRaS offers year round structured training.  The training is planned in advance by the Junior Coach to get the best out of ABRaS members. We try to provide the best possible training to suit our runners, to improve fitness levels, and prepare for races whilst adding fun and variety in a safe environment. Training sessions are typically held on a Monday night at the track.

Junior Coach

The 2016/17 Coach has now been confirmed as Mat Ashton

“As an athlete for the last 22 years, I have experienced a vast amount of positive things that I look forward to passing on this on to the young athletes of today. I have been lucky enough to represent my country on 3 occasions at cross country as well as compete in America against Olympic medalists whilst on a scholarship at New Mexico University. I have been a member of Abras for a year and have been thrilled with the results from the junior section. I think this year has even more to offer for each individual and of course the Abras team as a whole.”

Club Champs

For the 2017-18 season, sanctioned events that counted towards the JUNIOR categories were as follows (best 5 results from the following races):

  • Magic Mile: Track, November
  • 2.5km: Desert Road Runners, Autodrome, December
  • 5km: Super Sports Race, Meydan, 12th January
  • 5km: Super Sports Race, Meydan, 23rd February
  • Cross Country: 2XU race, Mushrif Park, 13th April
  • 3,000m: ABRaS Track Series, 7th May
  • 1,500m: ABRaS Track Series, 21st May
  • 800m: ABRaS Track Series, 28th May

Visit our Club Champs Page for more details and rules.

IMPORTANT: The ‘Junior categories’ include an extensive age and developmental range and this must be considered when selecting events to compete in. A good guideline is the UKA rules which advise age (on day of race) and maximum race distance as follows: +11 to 13 years 4,000m; +13 to 15 years 6,000m; +15 years 10,000m; +16 years 16,000m; +17 years 25,000m; and +18 years marathon. Here in UAE further consideration must also be given to the extremes of temperature that can be encountered. If you are unsure of your ability or your child’s ability to race over certain distances please consult with ABRaS juniors coach. Remember, no underage marathon running!

Registration and Payment