- Great Whitehaven Beach Run28JUN
Great Whitehaven Beach RunRunning ‧ Whitsundays500.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi
- Cairns Post Bright Night Fun Run5JUN
Cairns Post Bright Night Fun Run5k ‧ Cairns3.1 mi
- The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Company Australia Day Fun Run26JAN
The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Company Australia Day Fun RunRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- The Apprenticeship And Traineeship Company Australia Day Fun Run26JAN
The Apprenticeship And Traineeship Company Australia Day Fun RunRunning ‧ Bunbury6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run Melbourne26JUL
Run MelbourneRunning ‧ Melbourne13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 miAUD $35 - AUD $55
- Colour Splash To Protect Kids2FEB
Colour Splash To Protect Kids5k ‧ Melbourne3.1 mi
- Mt Mee Marathon19APR
Mt Mee MarathonRunning ‧ Brisbane100.0 mi • 62.1 mi • 20.5 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.8 miAUD $46 - AUD $97
- Townsville Running Festival2AUG
Townsville Running FestivalRunning ‧ North Ward26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 miAUD $22
- St George Bank Beachside Dash13SEP
St George Bank Beachside DashRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- River Run Geelong1MAR
River Run GeelongRunning ‧ Belmont6.2 mi • 3.1 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 • 0.6 miAUD $20
- 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 at Nedlands16AUG
Masters Athletics WA at NedlandsRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Colour Carnivale Morphettville19APR
Colour Carnivale Morphettville5k ‧ Adelaide3.1 mi
- Melbourne Marathon4OCT
Melbourne MarathonRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Ross Running Festival26APR
Ross Running FestivalRunning ‧ Ross26.1 mi • 13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 miAUD $15
- Brisbane Road Runners Club Races23AUG
Brisbane Road Runners Club RacesRunning ‧ Brisbane9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Cape Pallarenda Trail Run23AUG
Cape Pallarenda Trail RunRunning ‧ Pallarenda13.0 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.1 mi
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.