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Mass participation events
We run three free annual mass participation
events, all offering exciting opportunities for the community
to come together to get active and have fun.
The Medway Mile was Medway's signature countdown event to
the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was such
a success that it has remained on the annual event
calendar as a legacy of the 2012 Games, two further mass
participation events in swimming and cycling were added to the
series from 2014 to build on the Medway sporting legacy.
2017 will be the tenth anniversary of the Medway
Mile, and in this celebrative year we will be offering participants
that attend all three of our events, listed below, an commemorative
interlocking medal in appreciation of your support for our Medway
sporting legacy programmes.
The Big Splash
The Medway Big Splash mass participation event is based
around aquatics and watersports in a week long programme of
From taster sessions to inflatable pool parties and a mass
community distance swimming challenge to our team challenge event,
the programme offers something for all the family. In 2017 we
added an Aquathlon multi race event to the programme with our club
The event is supported by the ASA and Oliver Fisher
Intensive Care Neonatal Unit at Medway Maritime Hospital.
Find out more
The Big Ride
Saturday, 17 June 2017
This is a mass participation programme to encourage the people
of Medway to get on their bikes, showcasing a range of
cycling initiatives and tasters.
It features extra cycling and 'wheel' related
activities as well as an exciting programme of
children's races, a mass participation ride
The Medway Big Ride is supported by Care UK and the Will Adams NHS
Find out more
The Tenth Anniversary Medway Mile
Friday, 21 July 2017
This celebrated community mass participation event is
supported by A Better
Medway and sees thousands of people come together every
July to run, jog or walk a one-mile course around historic
The popular event also features entertainment
including inflatables, sports tasters, facepainting, arts and
crafts and more. Also don't miss out on the post event
entertainment including the fantastic finale fireworks display.