Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 10, 2021: International Women’s Day was marked with the launch of ADNOC TrainYAS Ladies Presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council at Yas Marina Circuit.

On launch night, which was extremely well attended, an opening ceremony was held before track activity began a short while later.

Going forward, the female-focused event will take place on Mondays from 6pm until 9pm at the home of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, providing ladies with an opportunity to train in a safe and private environment.

ADNOC TrainYAS Ladies Presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council is a hugely popular event in which members of the local community can keep fit and healthy by running, cycling or walking on the Formula 1 track at Yas Marina Circuit.

Regardless of whether you want to engage in a blood pumping and intense workout, or simply take a leisurely walk, everybody is welcome.

At the female-specific version of the event, however, it’s not just about running, cycling and walking. Every week, Bodytree Studio, an Abu Dhabi-based wellness hub, will be in attendance to host an additional fitness activity, while females will also be able to take part in karting free of charge.

Fatema Al Nuaimi, ADNOC LNG CEO and Chairperson of ADNOC Gender Balance Council, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Yas Marina Circuit for TrainYAS Ladies.

“This fantastic initiative will provide a great platform for women in Abu Dhabi to stay healthy and active, as they look after their emotional and physical wellbeing.

“Yas Marina Circuit is a world-famous venue, with top-class facilities. ADNOC is extremely pleased to be a part of TrainYAS Ladies as part of our ongoing efforts to care for all our people and the communities we are part of. Their wellbeing is important to us and we look forward to seeing huge success and many happy, healthy ladies over the coming months.”

Suhail Abdulla Al Areefi, Executive Director - Events Sector of the Events Management Department at Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “TrainYAS Ladies is a new addition to an ever-growing calendar of fitness events in Abu Dhabi.

“There is a huge emphasis on staying fit, healthy and active right now, and this female-focused event will enable ladies in Abu Dhabi to come together and work on their fitness goals.

“The opportunity to run, walk or cycle on a Formula 1 track is unique, and we would like to see as many ladies as possible taking part at Yas Marina Circuit.” “We at the Sports Council are always exploring new trends in fitness that enables healthy lifestyles.”

HE Amal Al Afifi, Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) Board Member, said: “TrainYAS Ladies aims to inspire women in Abu Dhabi to stay fit, be active and realise their full potential. It has been a long-awaited return and we are delighted it’s now back.

"We recognise the importance of staying mentally and physically healthy during these challenging times. The FBMA is continuously exploring new trends in fitness to empower women and promote a healthy lifestyle for women and girls in Abu Dhabi.”

Saif Al Noaimi, Acting CEO, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, said: “We are delighted to announce the return of an important event for Abu Dhabi’s female fitness community.

“TrainYAS Ladies will provide a platform for females to work on their fitness, potentially with friends or family members, in a safe and controlled environment.

“Alongside the twice weekly ADNOC TrainYAS presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, this is another opportunity to encourage exercise and we hope the launch of a female-specific programme will encourage even greater numbers to come along and take part.”

For those participants wishing to cycle at ADNOC TrainYAS Ladies Presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, a limited number of complimentary bikes will be available in various adult and children sizes at the ComYAS village, in association with Abu Dhabi Cycling Club. Complimentary helmets will also be on offer, although guests are free to bring their own. Please be aware, in order to use a bike, participants must be aged 12 or above.

All staff at the event will be female, and no pictures or videos are permitted to be taken out of consideration for the other ladies taking part.

TrainYAS barcodes will be valid for use , although previous GoYAS barcodes are not. To register, or to have the TrainYAS barcode reshared, click on the below link: 

Please note, boys under the age of 12 are permitted to attend TrainYAS Ladies. ID verification may be requested on arrival.

Shower rooms and lockers are currently unavailable.

As always, a number of health and safety precautions will be implemented in and around Yas Marina Circuit in order to ensure the wellbeing of everybody in attendance, including temperature checks, social distancing and the wearing of face masks when not exercising. For more information, visit 

ADNOC TrainYAS Ladies Presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council is sponsored by ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, Al Ain Water, Sno Dental, National Ambulance, Yas Cycles and Wolfi’s.