FAQ for the transition into a club

When does Cani-Sports Edinburgh become a club?

The Club is due to go live on 1st May 2014. Applications for membership will be via entry central. Once this is set up the link will be put up on FB to allow people to sign up. Members will receive a membership card and a unique membership number.

How much will it be?

There will be four types of annual membership packages:

Single – £15

Joint (2 people from one house hold) – £25

Junior – £10

Family (2 adults and 2 children) – £30

Do I HAVE to become a member?

No! Membership is open to anyone, but you do not HAVE to become a member. If you choose not to become a member then as of the 1st of May 2014 you can attend 3 official runs* for free, thereafter you will be required to contribute £1 per official run to go towards club costs.

What do I get if I become a member?

An array of benefits! Access to the CSE AGM, full access to all official CSE runs, participation in other CSE social and sporting activities on a preferential basis, free access to the spare gear box at official runs, access to the deals and discounts, discounts on courses/workshops set up via CSE, CSE quarterly newsletters ….. and much more!

What does my money go towards?

The running of the club. The club is non-profit making and any monies collected will be reinvested into the club.

I don’t live in Edinburgh can I still be a member?

Yes! It does not matter where you live, everyone is welcome to become a member and reap the benefits of membership.

I just come and walk, how am I affected?

Walkers are welcome as always, membership is open to them too. Whilst all rules and regulations apply to walkers and runners, walkers who are not members will not be expected pay the required £1 per official run.

Any other changes I should know about?

The club will continue to run in the friendly and inclusive manner it is renowned for. The transition into a club is a natural progression given the size of the group and in turn is great testimony to the wonderful world of canicross.

Various document such as the rules and regulations are currently being updated and will be posted on FB as soon as possible.


*Please note as of 1st May 2014 there will new terms introduced: official run and unofficial run. Official runs will cover the current regular runs at Dalkeith, Longniddry and Vogrie plus others on an ad hoc basis if they meet the below criteria.

An official run is defined as:
“One designated as an official run at the time of organising


One that is organised under the banner of Cani-Sports Edinburgh by either a committee member


a member of Cani-Sports Edinburgh in liaison with a committee member AND has at least one committee member present.”

Club Rules and Regulations apply to all official runs.


Conversely an unofficial run is:

In line with the friendly and fun ethos of the group, members are encouraged to organise their own meet ups, if they don’t meet the definition of an official run, they are deemed an unofficial run. Unofficial runs are posted up on Facebook on an ad-hoc basis, anyone can organise an unofficial run.

Unofficial runs are viewed as meet ups between likeminded people, please feel free to arrange meet ups. Whilst this is a private run and not under the banner of Cani-Sports Edinburgh, to members of the public you are representatives of the sport and the club so please take cognisance of the rules and regulations and keep to the spirit of the club.