Our annual community sporting events encourage you to get more active and lead healthy lifestyles. The 3 events are free to enter and include a range of family fun activities to include everyone on the day.

the big splash, the big ride and the medway mile events

The Medway Mile is one of the biggest community sporting events in Medway.

The free mass participation event brings together thousands of people every summer to:

  • complete the mass mile
  • get active together
  • try something new.

As well as the family mile, there is also:

  • a competitive adult race
  • children’s races
  • a mascot race
  • free sports activities and taster sessions
  • inflatables and other entertainment.

The event is run in partnership with A Better Medway and is supported by Child-friendly Medway.

The Medway Mile is going on tour

We'll be taking the Medway Mile to different locations across Medway during the next few years. This will bring the fun of this mass-participation event to as many local communities as possible.

The 2022 event will take place on Friday 22 July 2022 in Gillingham.

The event will form part of Medway's celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, as well as harnessing the excitement of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

For more details visit the Medway Mile 2022 event page.

The Big Splash is a celebration of all things water.

This year, it will take place at the Strand Lido in Gillingham on Saturday 25 June 2022.

Come along to Medway’s outdoor fun pool for:

  • holiday-camp style aqua aerobics
  • zorbing
  • water safety demonstrations.

All activities are included in your entrance ticket however you must book a place.

You can make a booking in advance:

  • premier members: 15 days in advance
  • other gym members: 10 days in advance
  • non-members: 7 days in advance.

This year’s event will support the Royal Lifesaving Society's (RLSS) Drowning Prevention Week which runs from Saturday 18 June to Saturday 25 June 2022.

Our swimming lessons throughout the week will be adapted to include additional water safety skills.

We have also produced 2 water safety videos covering basic CPR, defibrillators and self-rescue.

Watch these videos for free on our Medway Sport online fitness channel.

The Big Ride is a family cycling event that is part of a 10 day programme of activities and rides aimed at getting more people active on 2 wheels.

Follow our Medway Sport Facebook page for updates and information.

You can also follow our Medway Council Twitter page.