Running

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Running

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

Strood Running Club: Couch to 5k at Strood: Thursday, 10.30am to 11.15am

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). Book online.

Ready 2 Run

If you want to get into running, we have beginner and intermediate sessions at Medway Park. Take that first step in a secure and safe environment with coaching drills and advice.

Sign up for our progressive training programme. You will receive personalised coaching and support in a small, friendly training group.

More about the Ready 2 Run programme

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 Park Winter Track 5K Series

In the winter and spring, visit Medway Park for a Winter Track Race Series, under the floodlights. The Wednesday evening races run once a month.

All races are chip timed, with runners placed in heats with runners of a similar ability. First heats begin at 7.30pm. Prizes are available for the series winners.

The 2020 series was postponed due to the pandemic. Details of the spring and summer race programme will be confirmed soon.

You can also contact medwaysport@medway.gov.uk for further details.

Parkruns

Medway Sport supports its local parkrun community.

Join the:

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

Looking for a big challenge? Our resident running expert has devised four themed, marathon-length runs around Medway:

  • Medway Sports Centres Marathon – this route passes by each of our sports centres. 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.