10k Runs in Australia

10k (or 6.2 miles) races provide a healthy challenge for novice and seasoned athletes alike, and are the perfect step onto harder 10 mile races or half marathons. Big city running festivals are particularly popular.
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  • JUL4
    Gold Coast Marathon
    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

    A truly world class event on Australia's stunning Gold Coast. Competitors are spoilt for choice, with 8 races to choose from, from the Junior Dash...

    • Running
    • 10k
  • OCT6
    Beach to Brother
    Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

    Use this year's Beach to Brother trail running event as an excuse to visit the impressive and stunning Mid-North Coast!

    The Beach to Brother...

    AUD $25 - AUD $190
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV16
    Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
    Huskisson, NSW, Australia

    Jervis Bay is host to the annual Long Course Weekend every year. Utilising its stunning beauty as a national park, we've brought to you courses...

    AUD $45 - AUD $370
    • Triathlon
    • Ironman
    • Road Cycling
    • Swimming
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JAN12
    Cadbury Marathon
    Claremont, TAS, Australia

    The Cadbury Marathon will take place on Sunday January 13, 2019.

    Starting and finishing at the iconic Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Hobart, there are...

    AUD $5 - AUD $110
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV2
    Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 10
    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    The Sydney Striders 10K at North Head on Saturday, 2 November 2019 is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to...

    AUD $7 - AUD $20
    • Running
    • 10k
  • JUN28
    Great Whitehaven Beach Run
    Whitsundays, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Ultramarathon
  • OCT12
    Grapest 5K Run — Geelong
    Curlewis, VIC, Australia

    Who said you cant drink wine AND exercise? Have your wine and drink it too, we say! We bet youve never run a race quite like the Grapest 5K Run!

    Were...

    $57
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Masters Athletics WA Claypit Circuit
    Perth, WA, Australia

    The object of our club is to encourage and promote Masters Athletics, general fitness, and to provide opportunities for training and competition. Visitors...

    • Running
    • 10k
  • SEP22
    Brisbane Road Runners Club Races
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    Brisbane Road Runners Club's race features the 10 Mile Club Championship, along with 5km and 10km fun runs. This event is part of a series if events...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV10
    Masters Athletics WA at Safety Bay
    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT27
    Coburg Harriers Lake Classic
    Coburg North, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Busselton Marathon
    Busselton, WA, Australia

    The stunning coastal town of Busselton in the south west of WA hosts the Busselton Marathon, with full marathon, half marathon and 10km & 5km fun...

    AUD $20 - AUD $95
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV24
    Masters Athletics WA at Lake Gwelup
    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Maleny RunFest
    Maleny, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV23
    Xterra Dwellingup
    Perth, WA, Australia

    XTERRA is the worlds premier off-road multisport event. An extreme competition, the XTERRA format combines swimming with mountain biking and trail running....

    • Triathlon
    • Sprint
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JAN26
    The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Company Australia Day Fun Run
    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP22
    Ballina Lions Fun Run and Walk
    East Ballina, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT20
    Geoff Watt Memorial Fun Run
    Warragul, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Melbourne Marathon
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Maleny Run Fest
    Maleny, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAR29
    Conquer The Summit
    Mount Barker, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
  • NOV3
    Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun Run
    Mansfield, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP22
    Denmark Half Marathon
    William Bay, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • JAN26
    The Apprenticeship And Traineeship Company Australia Day Fun Run
    Bunbury, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT6
    Rutherglen Rotary Club Muscat Run
    Wahgunyah, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JUL26
    Run Melbourne
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    EXPERIENCE MELBOURNE AT ITS BEST

    The 12th year of Run Melbourne will once again fill the streets with more than 20,000 people running past some of...

    AUD $35 - AUD $55
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • JUN22
    Queensland Half Marathon
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • JAN12
    Cadbury Marathon
    Hobart, TAS, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • DEC16
    SMC Road Race Series – Race 4
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV3
    Four Vines Running Festival
    Nagambie, VIC, Australia

    The Four Vines Running Festival is more than just a run! The Shepparton Travel & Cruise Four Vines Running Festival was set up to be a fundraiser for...

    AUD $15 - AUD $159
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC8
    Casey Stride Series — Race 3
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    The Casey Stride Series is 3 Races over the distance of 10k, 5k, kids 2k or 1k from October to December each year....

    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT6
    Casey Stride Series — Race 1
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Based in Melbourne's fast growing South East, the Casey Stride Series is a 3 Race Fun Run & Walk Series.

    Each race features a 5km or 10km...

    AUD $7.50 - AUD $35
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Ultramarathon
  • OCT12
    NSW Corporate Games – Running Events
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
  • SEP22
    Run Maroondah
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Run Maroondah is all about challenging yourself within a supportive environment - whether that means taking on the 10km or 15km challenge; the 5km run/walk;...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • SEP21
    Robbie McEwen Trail Run
    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC29
    Coastal Brave
    Adelaide, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV10
    Mateship Run
    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • AUG2
    Townsville Running Festival
    North Ward, QLD, Australia

    One of Townsvilles premier community events that brings people together while getting fit and...

    AUD $22
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP13
    St George Bank Beachside Dash
    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Held annually in Sydney the Beachside Dash provides 10km, 5km and 2km courses. Starting and finishing in Peter Depena Park, Sans Souci, the Dash also takes...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC8
    Cathedrals Challenge
    Taggerty, VIC, Australia

    Cathedrals Challenge offers a 21.1k and a 10k trail run in one of the most challenging and rewarding networks of trails in...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • NOV10
    Deepwater Point Run
    Perth, WA, Australia

    Choose between three different race distances: 10km, 7.5km or...

    AUD $5 - AUD $20
    • Running
    • 10k
  • OCT12
    Operation Flinders Challenge
    Adelaide, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV3
    Brisbane Road Runners Club Races
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • APR11
    Darwin Road Runners Cross Country Championships
    Darwin, NT, Australia

    The Darwin Runners and Walkers - Intersport - Cross Country Championships will at the Knuckey's...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • DEC1
    Eltham Fun Run
    Eltham, VIC, Australia

    SAVE THE DATE and get your running shoes ready!

    The Eltham Fun Run on Sunday, 2nd December 2018 is an annual 5km and 10km fun run and walk through...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV1
    John Gilmour Track Race
    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
  • OCT13
    Forbes Running Festival
    Forbes, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    We can't wait to welcome you back to take on the bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
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More Australia 10k Runs

About 10k events in the Australia

Still a great challenge for beginners or those who want to build to something bigger, 10k events (or 6.2 miles) are hugely popular with runners of all levels. If you've been running 5ks for a while, there's a good chance that the same event hosts a 10k route too, so you can stretch towards the longer distance when you feel ready. If you enjoy being cheered on by a crowd, large running festivals such as the Brisbane Marathon Festival and Melbourne Marathon also host 10k races.

What are the best 10k events?

The largest event in this category is the Sun Herald City2Surf in Sydney, which last year attracted over 80,000 participants. Taking you from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach, it is technically a 14k event, but we felt it would be a shame to miss it out given its popularity. If you'd prefer to stick to 10k we can recommend these events the Sydney Running Festival, and Gold Coast Marathon, which weave you through some of Australia's most beautiful spots.

How long will it take to run 10k?

The mens and womens world records (for road racing) stand at 26m44s and 29m43s respectively, held by Leonard Patrick Komon and Joyciline Jepkosgei (who also holds the record for the women's half marathon). For the average runner, these would be considered as fast for a 5k let alone a 10k. A respectable 10k time for your regular casual runner would be anything around the hour mark. However, if you're new to running, allow yourself a little longer and set your goals based on the results of your training.

How do you train for a 10k race?

To get in the best possible shape for your race, try following our 6 week training plan. Set your training goals to your current fitness and running experience. Challenge yourself, but don't go too hard in training, build up slowly to minimise the risk of injury before or during the race. Want to push yourself further? Check out our half marathon and marathon event calendars.