Nearby 10k RunsSee all
- Gold Coast Marathon3JUL
Gold Coast Marathon10k ‧ Gold Coast6.2 mi • 3.5 mi • 2.5 mi • 1.2 mi
- Great Whitehaven Beach Run27JUN
Great Whitehaven Beach RunRunning ‧ Whitsundays500.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi
- Run Melbourne25JUL
Run MelbourneRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(1)
- Queensland Half Marathon21JUN
Queensland Half MarathonRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.7 mi • 1.2 mi
- Townsville Running Festival1AUG
Townsville Running FestivalRunning ‧ North Ward26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- St George Bank Beachside Dash12SEP
St George Bank Beachside DashRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Robbie McEwen Trail Run11SEP
Robbie McEwen Trail RunRunning ‧ Gold Coast9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon3SEP
White Balloon Day Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- LeFevre Coastal Marathon7JUN
LeFevre Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide37.3 mi • 26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Airlie Beach Running Festival18JUL
Airlie Beach Running FestivalRunning ‧ Airlie Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival12SEP
Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running FestivalRunning ‧ Coffs Harbour13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Masters Athletics WA at Nedlands15AUG
Masters Athletics WA at NedlandsRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club Races22AUG
Brisbane Road Runners Club RacesRunning ‧ Brisbane9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club 10K Championships20JUN
Brisbane Road Runners Club 10K ChampionshipsRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Kokoda Beach Classic15AUG
Kokoda Beach ClassicRunning ‧ Gold Coast13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Yaberoo Trail Ultra25JUL
Yaberoo Trail UltraRunning ‧ Perth31.1 mi • 15.5 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Mill Point Road4JUL
Masters Athletics WA Mill Point RoadRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running Festival11JUL
Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running FestivalRunning ‧ Carlton North26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi(1)
- Masters Athletics WA Racecourse25JUL
Masters Athletics WA RacecourseRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Cairns Marathon19SEP
Cairns MarathonRunning ‧ Cairns26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival25JUL
Westlink M7 Blacktown Running FestivalRunning ‧ Sydney26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Rottnest Running Festival13JUN
Rottnest Running FestivalRunning ‧ Rottnest Island26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club Races11JUL
Brisbane Road Runners Club RacesRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair13JUN
Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and FairRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 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.