• Date: 12th July 2024
  • Location: Medway Park, Medway Park Sports Centre
    Mill Road
    ME7 1HF
  • Time: 17:00 - 21:00
  • Cost: Free

Join thousands of other runners, joggers and walkers for this free mass participation community event.

This year’s event will take place at Medway Park in Gillingham on Friday 12 July 2024, and will be themed on the Olympic Games.

Anyone is welcome to come along to the event and enjoy the free sports activities, attractions and entertainment.

You can now book a place for the Medway Mile 2024.

Event details

This year’s Medway Mile will include:

  • a mass mile route which will celebrate the track at Medway Park
  • children’s races on the Medway Park athletics track sponsored by Child-friendly Medway
  • competitive club and run group relay races organised by Medway and Maidstone athletics club
  • mascot race
  • free sports activities
  • live entertainment.


  • 5pm: event opens
  • 5pm to 6.30pm: free bookable sessions in the Medway Park swimming pool (lockers on site to store kit)
  • 5.15pm: children’s races, free medals for all participants
  • 6pm: mascot race
  • 6.15pm: Medway run groups mixed relay (invite only)
  • 6.30pm: club track races (invite only)
  • 7.15pm: mass warm-up
  • 7.45pm: Mass Medway Mile 2024
  • 9pm: event closes.

Sports activities, family fun and entertainment will run throughout the evening, but will stop between 7.15pm and 8pm for the Mass Mile.


There'll be lots of activities, tasters and demonstrations on the night, run by our partners. These include:

  • Medway Sport Gym Zone and Fitness Classes
  • Medway Youth Service
  • Medway & Maidstone Athletics Club
  • Tornadoes Korfball Club
  • Anchorians Football Club
  • Olympia Boxing Club
  • KLS Active
  • Busy Bodies
  • Gillingham Gymnastics
  • Kent Crusaders Basketball
  • Holcombe Hockey Club
  • Anchorians Hockey Club
  • Wigmore cycling Club
  • Caterpillar Dance
  • Invicta Dynamics Ice Hockey
  • Medway Rugby Club
  • Medway Park Judo
  • Medway Dragons Rugby League
  • Ninja Warriors
  • Meapa Gymnastics
  • Assassins Roller Hockey.

Other activities include:

  • cheerleading
  • circus skills
  • facepainting with Child-Friendly Medway
  • Medway Sport inflatable toddler zone.


The event will be full of fantastic entertainment, including:

  • circus performers
  • break dancing
  • gymnastics
  • dance and cheerleading
  • Salvation Army band.


Some of the food options available at the Medway Mile are:

  • Scoff n Sip ice cream
  • rustic pizza ovens
  • gurkha fire
  • Pasta Rasta
  • Cafe 4U.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact the team at Medway Sport medwaysport@medway.gov.uk.


Mass Medway Mile

Participants need to pre-register to take part in the Mass Medway Mile, to guarantee a souvenir event t-shirt.

The Mass Mile event is free to enter and we welcome everyone to take part on the day.

Pre-register for the Mass Medway Mile.

The Medway Mile online registration is provided by Eventrac.

Competitive track races

Medway and Maidstone Athletics Club will be managing entries for the club races on the track.

Full details of the race criteria will be given to clubs and run groups.

Mascot race

If you are a charity, club or other organisation wishing to enter our novelty mascot race, email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk.

Children’s races

There is no need to pre-register for the fun children’s races.

Children will be sorted into heats on the evening.

Medals sponsored by Child-friendly Medway will be awarded to participants in the children’s races.

Preparing for the Medway Mile

Medway Sport has mapped out one-mile routes at parks across Medway.

Why not give them a go to help prepare for the event, or continue to walk or run a mile together as a family after the Medway Mile?

Find your nearest Park Mile.

You could also join the weekly parkrun at Great Lines Heritage Park on Saturday mornings at 9am, or Junior Park Run at The Strand, Gillingham, on Sundays at 9.30am.