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Mass participation events

 Medway Big Splash Logo 2014Big ride logo 2014medway mile 2014 logo

We run three free annual mass participation events, all offering exciting opportunities for the community to come together to get active and have fun.

The Medway Mile was Medway's signature countdown event to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was such a success that it has remained on the annual event calendar as a legacy of the 2012 Games, two further mass participation events in swimming and cycling were added to the series from 2014 to build on the Medway sporting legacy.

2017 is the tenth anniversary of the Medway Mile, and in this celebrative year we offered those of you that attended all three of our events (listed below,) a commemorative interlocking medal in appreciation of your support for our Medway sporting legacy programmes.

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The Big Splash - 20/21 January 2018

The Medway Big Splash mass participation event is based around aquatics and watersports in a week long programme of activities.

From taster sessions to inflatable pool parties and a charitable community distance swimming challenge to our team challenge event, the programme offers something for all the family. In 2017 we added an Aquathlon multi race event to the programme with our club partners Medway Tri.

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Big Ride Kids races 2014


The Big Ride Cycling Festival - June 2018

This is a mass participation festival to encourage the people of Medway to get on their bikes, showcasing a range of cycling initiatives, cycle routes linked to Medway Cycle Action Plan and sporting tasters. 

It features an exciting programme of club rides, family rides and Evans sportives for the more experienced riders. 

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The Medway Mile - Friday, 20 July 2018
Photo of crowds at the 2012 Medway Mile

This celebrated community mass participation event is supported by A Better Medway and sees thousands of people come together every July to run, jog or walk a one-mile course around historic Rochester.

The popular event also features entertainment including inflatables, sports tasters, facepainting, arts and crafts and more. Also don't miss out on the post event entertainment including the fantastic finale fireworks display.

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