Junior Membership

Junior Membership of Orkney Athletic and Running Club is open to anyone aged between 9 – 18 years.

Weekly training sessions for school aged athletes currently attract over 60 young athletes. Due to the demand for places, we cannot guarantee automatic entry for everyone (particularly those aged 9-11 years).

In order to address this issue, the Club operates a Waiting List Policy and the minimum age at which you can join the list is 9 years old.

Once your child has reached 9 years of age, contact the Club Membership Co-ordinator, membership@orkneyarc.org.uk, who will be able to update you on the current membership situation and add your child’s name to the waiting list.

The Club plans to facilitate two intakes each year, usually around April and August, however this can vary depending on coaching capacity.

For children under 9 years of age who are keen to try Athletics, the Pickaquoy Centre offer Run, Jump, Throw sessions as part of their Junior Programme. OARC strongly encourage younger athletes to join this programme in order to gain an early understanding of the fundamental athletic skills which will be further developed within the club structure. Contact the Pickaquoy Centre directly for more information on these sessions.

Senior Membership of Orkney Athletic and Running Club is open to anyone aged 19 years or over and entitles runners to reduced entry fees for the Club’s 10k races.

The club also offers training sessions for Senior Athletes on a Wednesday evening at the Pickaquoy Centre.

If you have questions, please email seniors@orkneyarc.org.uk