The Queen's Platinum Jubilee banner advert
  • Date: 22nd July 2022
  • Location: Medway Park, Medway Park Sports Centre
    Mill Road
    Gillingham
    Kent
    ME7 1HF
  • Time: 17:00 - 21:00
  • Cost: Free

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

This year’s event will be a sporting celebration of the Queen's Jubilee and her role as Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Engineers, as well as harnessing the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham this summer.

We’re taking the Medway Mile to different locations across Medway over the next few years to make sure as many local communities as possible can enjoy the fun of one of the biggest community sporting events in Medway.

This year’s event will take place in and around Medway Park on Friday 22 July 2022.

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

Event details

This year’s Medway Mile will include:

  • a new mass mile route in and around some of Medway's military landmarks, including the impressive tanks of the Royal Engineers Museum
  • children’s races on the Medway Park athletics track
  • competitive club and run group races
  • mascot race
  • free sports activities showcasing Commonwealth Games sports
  • live entertainment
  • souvenir t-shirt for registered participants.

In a change to the format for the competitive adult race this year, we are linking with Medway and Maidstone Athletics Club to stage a series of showpiece mile races on the Medway Park track.

The Medway Mile 2022 is supported by A Better Medway as part of the Medway Can physical activity campaign.

It is also being supported by child-friendly Medway.

Timetable

  • 5pm: event opens
  • 5.15pm: children’s races
  • 6.15pm: mascot race
  • 6.30pm: Medway run groups mile (invite only)
  • 6.45pm: club track races (invite only)
  • 7.45pm: mass warm up
  • 8pm: Mass Jubilee Medway Mile 2022
  • 9pm: event closes.

Sports activities, family fun and entertainment will run throughout the evening, but will stop between 7.45pm and 8.15pm for the Mass Mile.

The Royal Engineers Museum will also be staying open late for Medway Mile participants to visit during the evening.

This summer, the museum is celebrating the history, heritage and sporting successes of the Royal Engineers with the REsult exhibition which can be enjoyed on the night of the Mile.

Registration

Mass Jubilee Medway Mile

All runners need to register to take part in the Mass Jubilee Medway Mile.

The Mass Jubilee Medway Mile is free to enter and everyone who has registered will receive a free souvenir t-shirt.

The detailed route will be sent to participants before the event.

Register for the Mass Jubilee 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.

For more information about this and other Queen's Platinum Jubilee events go to the Visit Medway website.