5k Runs in Australia

5k (or 3.1 mile) runs are hugely popular in Australia. A regular favourite is the 5k Foam Fest across most major cities or you can join the running festivals before the flagship marathons.
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  • 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
  • DEC16
    SMC Road Race Series – Race 4
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • NOV3
    Coronet Bay Fun Run / Walk
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT6
    Perth Kilt Run
    Perth, WA, Australia

    The first Perth Kilt Run was organized in 2010 as a "one-time event". That race broke the world record for a kilt run and to this day...

    AUD $5 - AUD $10
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT27
    Walk for Prems: Brisbane
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Maleny RunFest
    Maleny, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • 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
  • 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
  • JUN5
    Cairns Post Bright Night Fun Run
    Cairns, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 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
  • SEP21
    Robbie McEwen Trail Run
    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 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
  • NOV3
    Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun Run
    Mansfield, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • 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
  • OCT6
    Newcastle International Half Marathon
    Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • 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
  • JAN12
    Cadbury Marathon
    Hobart, TAS, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • NOV3
    Casey Stride Series — Race 2
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Ultramarathon
  • 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
  • NOV17
    Run with the Wind Ararat
    Ararat, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT6
    Bump to Bells Trail Run
    Mowbray, QLD, Australia

    From 1882, the lovely thoroughbred coaches of Cobb & Co. tackled The Bump powered by seven horse teams. many years later, itll be rough and ready trail...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT5
    Melbourne Trail Running Series: Yarra Bend at Night
    Fairfield, VIC, Australia

    Ignite your senses and take your running off-road for the 2019 Trail Running Series. 5 races at 5 breathtaking locations await! All in misty wilderness and...

    AUD $49 - AUD $61
    • Running
    • 5k
  • 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
  • OCT20
    SCADaddle for Research: Hobart
    Hobart, TAS, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • 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
  • NOV24
    Run for the Young Marathon
    Lilydale, VIC, Australia

    The Run for the Young Marathon is a charity fundraiser in Lilydale, Victoria.
    hem in continuing the valuable work the Charity already does in the local...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • NOV26
    YMCA of Canberra Spring Series: Black Mountain Peninsula
    Acton, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT6
    Wellness Walk & Research Run
    Bundoora, VIC, Australia

    Walk or run with Olivia in Melbourne, or wherever you are in the world, and fundraise to support people with...

    AUD $20 - AUD $90
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • NOV5
    YMCA of Canberra Spring Series: Boathouse East
    Canberra, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • SEP28
    Grapest 5k Fun Run – Canberra
    Collector, NSW, Australia

    Who said you cant drink wine AND exercise? Experience a great evening with friends, with a little fitness & lots of fun. You will work up a thirst with...

    AUD $25 - AUD $77
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
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More Australia 5k Runs

About 5k events in the Australia

Regardless of ability levels hundreds of people gather every weekend to put the miles behind them. 5ks are great for beginners, but you'll also find the regular speedsters using them to stay sharp. Part of what's great about a 5k is that they often try to inject some entertainment into the format, you can find anything from night runs, to colour runs, fun runs and charity runs all year round.

What are the best 5k events?

If you're looking for friendly competitors, fancy dress and maybe even a charitable cause to bring people together, then you've come to the right place. The 5k is a race to have fun with. Join a 5k FoamFest in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, and in Yarra Valley. If you're looking to join in with a big crowd, the Bridge to Brisbane 5k had 30,000 competitors in 2018. Additionally, larger events such as the Brisbane Marathon Festival and the Melbourne Marathon host 5k and 10k races alongside their longer flagship distances.

What is the average time to run a 5k?

If you're looking to set a competitive time, the running community would consider anything under 30 minutes to be pretty fast, that's running a 9.5 minute mile or faster. That said, finishing times vary massively depending on the goals you set and the training you've done. Some prefer to walk it and can take an hour, and others will be pushing for the 14 minute mark - though that's seriously fast. There's no set way of doing these things, you'll have to build your own goals.

How long should I train for a 5k?

Your current fitness levels and experience should help form what goals you want to set yourself. If you are running for the first time then take this into consideration when choosing a plan. Take a look at our 6 week training plan to give you an idea of what you should be doing to get you up to speed. Following a plan like this will lower the risk of injury and also help to keep you motivated.