- [email protected]20JUN2020Running ‧ Wongaling Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bathurst Half Marathon3MAY2020
Bathurst Half MarathonRunning ‧ Bathurst13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Jacaranda Festival Fun Run8NOV2020
Jacaranda Festival Fun RunRunning ‧ Grafton6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.5 mi
- Masters Athletics WA In Joondalup8MAR2020
Masters Athletics WA In JoondalupRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Vets Friendship Run2FEB2020
Vets Friendship RunRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Kuitpo Forest Trail Run2AUG2020
Kuitpo Forest Trail Run10k ‧ Adelaide9.9 mi • 6.2 mi • 5.6 mi
- Coastal Brave27DEC2020
Coastal BraveRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Bright Running Festival29AUG2020
Bright Running FestivalRunning ‧ Bright62.1 mi • 31.1 mi • 15.5 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 miAUD $250
- The Devil’s Nose11OCT2020
The Devil’s Nose10k ‧ Yattalunga9.9 mi • 6.2 mi • 4.3 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Predictor Race5JAN2020
Brisbane Road Runners Predictor RaceRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Portsea Running Festival23NOV
Portsea Running FestivalRunning ‧ Melbourne13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Great Ocean Road Walk17MAY2020
Great Ocean Road WalkRunning ‧ Lorne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Gotcha Run21MAR2020
Gotcha RunRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Champagne Coastal31DEC
Champagne Coastal10k ‧ Adelaide6.2 mi
- Ipswich Park2Park Half Marathon26JUL2020
Ipswich Park2Park Half MarathonRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Darrel Chapman Fun Run30AUG2020
Darrel Chapman Fun RunRunning ‧ Lismore13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 2.5 mi
- Truth or Consequences1AUG2020
Truth or ConsequencesRunning ‧ Perth31.1 mi • 15.5 mi • 6.2 mi
- Roller Coaster Run18APR2020
Roller Coaster RunRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Coffs Harbour Running Festival13SEP2020
Coffs Harbour Running FestivalRunning ‧ Sawtell13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Tim Gates Classic5JAN2020
Tim Gates ClassicRunning ‧ Fairhaven6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Shoalhaven Summit26JUL2020
Shoalhaven SummitRunning ‧ Illaroo31.1 mi • 18.6 mi • 6.2 mi
- Australia Day Fun Run26JAN2020
Australia Day Fun RunRunning ‧ Meningie6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run 2 Brake The Road Toll19APR2020
Run 2 Brake The Road TollRunning ‧ Melbourne13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Salming Running Works Twilight Half Marathon21MAR2020
Salming Running Works Twilight Half MarathonRunning ‧ Perth13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.7 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.