The Medway Mile finished with a bang with a firework display over the river.
Thousands of people walked, jogged and ran their way around Rochester for the annual event.
Georgia Gardner, took part in the event, said: "It was a really well organised event perfect for anyone whether into fitness or not.
"It was tiring but good fun and you could push yourself to get a personal best if you are a runner.
"The stands round the edge looked good especially the one that encouraged people to stop smoking. The fireworks finale was small but lovely over the river.
"It was also nice that every competitor got given a free medal and t-shirt. Overall it was a really enjoyable event and I will definitely go next year."
There was a whole range of races for people to take part in, including a children's race and a mascot race which included Langdon the Lion from the Rochester Bridge Trust and a cigarette.
Labour councillor Naushabah Khan, said: "It was great to be a part of the Medway Mile on Friday, there was a brilliant atmosphere, and great mix of young and old taking part.
"I'm taking part again next year but hoping to improve my time."
As part of the event, people had their chance to try out different sports including walking football and korfball.
Tornadoes korfball club chairman, Richard Woodham, said: “We were thrilled to show the sport we love so to hundreds of enthusiastic people, it was brilliant.
"We were able to put on a demonstration game showing the different types of shooting techniques. Later the spectators were able to shoot at six different height posts according to their age and ability."
For more pictures see Thursday's Medway Messenger.