Running

Supervised running clubs are available at Medway Park and Strood Sports Centre. We cater for all abilities from beginners to experienced runners.

Running clubs in Strood:

  • Strood Run Club: Strood Sports Centre, Tuesdays from 9.15am to 10am
  • Strood Couch to 5K: Strood Sports Centre, Thursdays from 10.30am to 11.30am.

These sessions are part of your membership offer if it includes classes. The non-member price is £4 per person (plus non-members admission fee at Medway Park).

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Medway Sport Summer 5K Series 2022

Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned runner, we have some organised runs taking place in parks across Medway this year.

The 4 races will finish at Medway Park’s elite-standard athletics track in October.

Event dates

  • Wednesday 3 August - Capstone Country Park 5k: 7pm
  • Wednesday 7 September - Riverside Country Park 5k: 7pm
  • Wednesday 5 October - Medway Park 5k: 7pm.

Prices

  • standard: £12 when booked in advance (£14 on the night)
  • affiliated: £10 when booked in advance (£12 on the night)
  • series: £30 for all 3 races (£24 affiliated) (booking in advance only or payment made at Capstone event).

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Parkruns

Medway Sport supports its local parkrun community.

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We also offer a dynamic and diverse range of community running clubs in Medway with free opportunities to run in a safe and friendly group environment.

Medway parks mile

Medway Sport are planning to launch 26 parks with one-mile routes. We want to encourage Medway residents to get active with a daily mile walk, jog or run in their nearest park.

The routes will be mapped out here and displayed in the parks.

For more information email edward.peters@medway.gov.uk.

Download the park mile routes: 

For more information email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk.

Medway Daily School Mile

Create your own one-mile route around your school with our pack and young leader training. Encourage your pupils to lead an active and healthy lifestyle by moving for one mile a day. Try these fun ways:

  • skipping
  • jogging
  • tip-toeing
  • running
  • hopping.

Email edward.peters@medway.gov.uk for more information.

Medway marathon routes

If you are looking for a big challenge, our resident running expert has devised 4 themed, marathon-length runs around Medway:

  • Medway Sports Centres Marathon – this route passes by each of our sports centres and finishes at The Strand in Gillingham
  • Medway Marathon Loop – this loop starts and finishes at Great Lines Heritage Park in Gillingham. It traces the outskirts of Medway, south of the River
  • Medway Peninsula Marathon – a loop taking you past the sites and spectacular estuary views to the north of the River Medway
  • Medway Marathon Point to Point – a point to point (P2P) route that starts at the furthest point in Grain, finishing at Splashes in Rainham.

Safety note: marathons should only be attempted by experienced runners capable of safely completing the 26.2 miles.