City of Edinburgh Running Festival

City of Edinburgh Running Festival

What? The fourth annual City of Edinburgh Running Festival.

Where? Meggetland Sports Complex

When? The date of the 2017 event will be announced soon. 

What? CERF is a one of a kind format of racing in Edinburgh. It is a night racing and athletics fans won’t want to miss.- Every race is handicapped so each participant has an equal chance of winning.

Who? CERF is a family event, whether participating or spectating, and receives fantastic support from the running clubs, volunteers and sponsors from across Scotland.

Friends, family and neighbours are all welcome for a great night of racing, cheering and lots of celebrating.

What’s in it for the athletes? Prize money ranges from £100 to £3000. Any other benefit?

What’s in it for the spectators? There will be 20 races throughout the evening, where male and female athletes, aged nine and up compete in various distances.

There will also be food and drink on the evening.

Events are for male and female athletes, competing in Youth, Junior and Open categories. These races include –

Open Events:

110 metres

Ladies Invitational 110m Race

110 meters Novice Race

200 metres

800 metres

1600 metres

Sandy Jardine Rugby/Football Memorial 300m Race

Junior and Youth Events:

90 metres

200 metres

800 metres (combined Junior & Youth)

1600 metres (combined Junior & Youth)

For more information on the timings of events, please refer to