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Running is great fun and can give you a fantastic sense of freedom whilst keeping you fit and active.

So whether you're new to running, are returning to exercise or want to run more frequently, here's your guide to what's available locally.

Ready 2 Run Beginners' Running GroupGet fit in 2012 at a Medway gym

Are you looking for a helping hand to get you running? Medway Sport is launching a new beginners' running group on the Medway Park track.

Sign up for our 10-week progressive training programme and receive personalised coaching and support in a small, friendly training group. Monday evenings 6.15pm to 7pm.

The first 10-week scheme launched Monday, 9 January 2017. Participation is free for Premier members. For non members the fee is £5 per session or £40 for the 10-week course. Participants also get discounted entry to the Floodlit Track Race Series.

For more information and to sign up for the next Ready 2 Run group email edward.peters@medway.gov.uk. We are also looking to hold a junior version of this session to find out more email as above.


Floodlit Track Race Series

Following the success of our Summer 5K Series, Medway Sport is launching a new Floodlit Track Race Series at Medway Park.

The Wednesday evening races run fortnightly through February, March and April 2017 and alternate between 5k and 5 miles.

All races are licensed by Run Britain and are fully chip timed, with runners placed in heats with runners of a similar ability. First heats will begin at 6.30pm. Prizes will be available for the overall series winners.

Floodlit 5k at Medway ParkRace dates:

To register for a race, please use our online booking system

Entry fee: Non members and non attached £10 per race. Premier Gym, attached club runners and Ready 2 Run Group Members £8 per race.

For any other enquiries please email edward.peters@medway.gov.uk. We also require your expected finish time - please complete this booking form (word document) and return (deadline for entries is the day before each event. Limited on-the-night sign ups are available). 


Medway Festival of Sport 10k - Sunday, 4 June 2017

Medway 10k at Medway Park 2016

The fifth annual 10k event will be held again this summer on Sunday, 4 June at Medway Park. Entries are now open online

The race will, once again, be looking to attract runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to running.

Road closures will be in place to enable a track start and finish at Medway Park.

Medal and Finish Line goodies to all finishers, plus prizes/awards for leading runners in all age categories and team prizes.

Take a look at a copy of the course map course map.Medway 10km fun run image

The Medway 10k is organised in partnership with Nice Work and the charity partner, the Friends of Wisdom Hospice. The 2017 Medway 10k will again be looking to help raise money for the designated charity - Wisdom Hospice - and runners are encouraged to help raise sponsorship.

Over 500 runners took part in the fourth annual Medway 10k on Sunday, 12 June.

The event was won by Medway and Maidstone athlete Ben Tyler in a time of 33:39. He finished just four seconds ahead of fellow M&M AC athlete Tom Collins. Medway and Maidstone took seven of the top 10 places.

The first female home was Rebel Runner Lisa Bacon in a time of 44:00. View the full results.


Parkrun Parkrun logo

Medway Sport is proud to have teamed up with parkrun to bring the hugely popular free 5km-timed run to the Great Lines Heritage Park in Gillingham.

The Medway parkrun is open to runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities with a focus on recreational running.

It takes place at 9am every Saturday on the Great Lines Heritage Park, starting close to the Brompton Road pedestrian entrance to the park.parkrun on Great Lines

It is free to enter. To pre-register and for more information visit the
Parkrun website.

A weekly junior parkrun for budding runners aged four to 14-years-old has now launched at The Strand, Gillingham. The 2k fun run starts at 9.30am every Sunday and is free to enter. For more details and to register visit the Parkrun website


Social running groups in Medway

There are a number of social running groups that operate every week across Medway, offering support and company on your weekly run.

Medway Fit

Medway Runners Wolfpack

Rebel Runners

If you would like to add your group to this list email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk

Medway Council is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Listing should not be taken as any kind of endorsement. The council cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of linked pages.


Medway Festival of Sport 5k Summer Series 2017

Medway Sport will once again stage summer evening races across Medway as part of their Summer of Sport 2017 programme.

They are chip timed events showcasing the diversity and availability of running routes and sites across Medway. The runs are for runners of all standards including beginners. Points are earned at each race towards an overall series title. Image of people running

Dates for venues and entry details will be available from Spring 2017.

Overall 2016 results

Overall Series Results  courtesy of Just Timing:

Individual Race results  

Running Events in Medway

Race for Life Gillingham 5k Sunday 21 May 2017

£10.00 Boys (6-12) | £10.00 Girls (6-15) | £14.99 Women (16-17) | £14.99 Women (18+)

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.


The Oliver Fisher 10km Run The 4th annual Oliver Fisher 10km run takes place at Capstone Country Park on Sunday 17th September. Find more information and sign up visit nice works website.