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.

info Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of residents, The Big Splash and The Medway Big Ride will now be held in 2022. 

The Medway Mile has been postponed. We'll continue to review the situation. We'll update this page if the Medway Mile can be rescheduled later this year. 

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

The Medway Mile 2021 was due to take place on Friday 23 July 2021.

It has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health and safety of all participants and staff is of the highest importance to us.

We'll continue to review the situation. We'll update this page if the Medway Mile can be rescheduled later this year. 

The Medway Mile is one of the biggest community sporting events in Rochester. It usually takes place each July.

The free mass participation event offers people the chance to get active and try something new together.

As well as the family mile, there are:

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

To find out more, head to The Medway Mile page or follow us on social media:

We were hoping to bring The Big Splash back in 2021 after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, The Big Splash is next due to be held in 2022.

The Big Splash is a celebration of all things water. You can take part at any of our sports centre pools.

The free weekend of taster sessions and activities include:

  • synchronised swimming
  • diving
  • water-polo
  • lifeguarding
  • aqua fit
  • family pool parties
  • how to save a babies life in water demos
  • indoor triathlons.

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We were hoping to bring The Big Ride back in 2021 after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, The Big Ride and Cycling Festival will now be held in 2022.

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.

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