- Gold Coast Marathon4JUL
Gold Coast Marathon10k ‧ Gold Coast6.2 mi • 3.5 mi • 2.5 mi • 1.2 mi
- Great Whitehaven Beach Run28JUN
Great Whitehaven Beach RunRunning ‧ Whitsundays500.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi
- Run Melbourne26JUL
Run MelbourneRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(1)
- Queensland Half Marathon22JUN
Queensland Half MarathonRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.7 mi • 1.2 mi
- Townsville Running Festival2AUG
Townsville Running FestivalRunning ‧ North Ward26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- St George Bank Beachside Dash13SEP
St George Bank Beachside DashRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Robbie McEwen Trail Run12SEP
Robbie McEwen Trail RunRunning ‧ Gold Coast9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon4SEP
White Balloon Day Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- LeFevre Coastal Marathon8JUN
LeFevre Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide37.3 mi • 26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- The Bend Half Marathon2MAY
The Bend Half MarathonRunning ‧ Elwomple400.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Airlie Beach Running Festival19JUL
Airlie Beach Running FestivalRunning ‧ Airlie Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Coastal Brave27DEC
Coastal Brave10k ‧ Adelaide26.2 mi • 6.2 mi
- Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival13SEP
Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running FestivalRunning ‧ Coffs Harbour13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun Run25OCT
Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun RunRunning ‧ Mansfield13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Thornlie Two Rivers5APR
Masters Athletics WA Thornlie Two RiversRunning ‧ Perth9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Claypit Circuit11OCT
Masters Athletics WA Claypit Circuit10k ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 4.2 mi • 2.3 mi
- Masters Athletics WA at Nedlands16AUG
Masters Athletics WA at NedlandsRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Australian Running Festival4APR
Australian Running FestivalRunning ‧ Canberra31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Melbourne Marathon4OCT
Melbourne MarathonRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.9 mi
- Ross Running Festival26APR
Ross Running FestivalRunning ‧ Ross26.1 mi • 13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club Races23AUG
Brisbane Road Runners Club RacesRunning ‧ Brisbane9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club 10K Championships21JUN
Brisbane Road Runners Club 10K ChampionshipsRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Garvey Gusto29NOV
Masters Athletics WA Garvey GustoRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA at Safety Bay8NOV
Masters Athletics WA at Safety BayRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
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.