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Mass participation events

 Medway Big Splash Logo 2014Big ride logo 2014medway mile 2014 logo

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.

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The Big Splash

The Medway Big Splash mass participation event is based around aquatics and watersports in a week long programme of activities.

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 partners Medway Tri.

The event is supported by the ASA and Oliver Fisher Intensive Care Neonatal Unit at Medway Maritime Hospital.

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Big Ride Kids races 2014

 

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 and sportives. 

The Medway Big Ride is supported by Care UK and the Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre.

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The Tenth Anniversary Medway Mile
Friday, 21 July 2017Photo of crowds at the 2012 Medway Mile

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 Rochester.

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.

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