- Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running Festival12JUL2020
Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running FestivalRunning ‧ Carlton North26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 miAUD $25
- Masters Athletics WA Racecourse26JUL2020
Masters Athletics WA RacecourseRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival29MAR2020
Dynamic in a Dress Running FestivalRunning ‧ Cairns13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- New Years Eve Rock Around the Clock31DEC
New Years Eve Rock Around the ClockRunning ‧ Little River31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi
- Seaford Wetlands Fun Run24NOV
Seaford Wetlands Fun RunRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Rip to River28DEC
Rip to RiverRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi
- End of Year Run Party13DEC
End of Year Run PartyRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun Run8FEB2020
Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun RunRunning ‧ Busselton13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun Run8FEB2020
SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun RunRunning ‧ Busselton13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Grapest 5K Run: Tasmania23NOV
Grapest 5K Run: TasmaniaRunning ‧ Pipers Brook6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Queensland Half Marathon21JUN2020
Queensland Half MarathonRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.7 mi • 1.2 mi
- Stromlo Running Festival24NOV
Stromlo Running FestivalRunning ‧ Stromlo31.1 mi • 18.6 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.6 mi
- Weston Creek Half Marathon15MAR2020
Weston Creek Half MarathonRunning ‧ Weston13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Beerwah at Night1FEB2020
Beerwah at NightRunning ‧ Glass House Mountains26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- 3 Waters Running Festival5APR2020
3 Waters Running FestivalRunning ‧ Bunbury31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.3 miAUD $25
- Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10 K 5 K19JUL2020
Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10 K 5 KRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Grange Coastal Marathon8MAR2020
Grange Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Semaphore Coastal Running Festival23FEB2020
Semaphore Coastal Running FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Edithvale CFA All Fired Up Fun Run22MAR2020
Edithvale CFA All Fired Up Fun RunRunning ‧ Melbourne9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Tamworth Trailblazer19APR2020
Tamworth TrailblazerRunning ‧ East Tamworth28.0 mi • 18.6 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi
- Murray Bridge Marathon Festival1NOV2020
Murray Bridge Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Murray Bridge13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Peak 2 Park1MAR2020
Peak 2 Park10k ‧ Toowoomba6.2 mi • 2.5 mi
- de Castella Run30AUG2020
de Castella RunRunning ‧ Kew9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Vets Friendship Run2FEB2020
Vets Friendship RunRunning ‧ 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.