5k Runs in Australia

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    Murray River Trail Running Festival
    Sun 14th Apr
    Charles Sturt Dr, Murray Bridge SA 5253, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $30
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    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – Kooralbyn Valley (Round 1)
    Sun 14th Apr
    23 Routley Dr, Kooralbyn QLD 4285, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $40
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    BottleButt Bash Trail Run
    Sat 27th Apr
    Burrawan Forest Dr, Herons Creek NSW 2443, Australia
    AUD $40 - AUD $85
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    Convicts and Wenches Trail Run
    Sun 28th Apr
    31-33 Top Rd, Greens Beach TAS 7270, Australia
    AUD $35 - AUD $160
    2 reviews
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    Convicts and Wenches Trail Run

    31-33 Top Rd, Greens Beach TAS 7270, AustraliaView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come to explore some of Tassie's pristine coastal single-track all within the historic Narawntapu National Park at the prettiest beach run in Tasmania. The Convicts and Wenches Beach Run has four options for distance with a 50km, 25km, 12km, and 5km run.

    Coastal trail-running doesn't get any better!

    Reviews
    • Did the 50 Km in 2018

      Convicts & Wenches is a beautiful and scenic run never straying far from the coast line. The scenery of isolated beaches, rugged headlands and breathtaking ocean views keep you engaged from start to finish. There is not a dull moment and it is difficult to say with certainty which part of the course is my favourite. I have ran this race for the past 7 years (5x 50km and 2x 25km) and I keep coming back for more.
    • Did the 12 Km in 2018

      My fellow wenches & I had the best day out!! We are still talking about how its one of our favourite events!! Beautiful scenery, well organised, great photography! & a fantastic atmosphere, already registered for next year with an idea to top our costumes this year
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    Oatley Park Fun Run
    Sun 28th Apr
    Oatley NSW 2223, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $60
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    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Swan Gully – Round 2
    Sun 26th May
    Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, 1093 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney QLD 4287, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $40
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    Brisbane Trail Ultra
    Sat 6th Jul
    11 Romea St, The Gap QLD 4061, Australia
    AUD $50 - AUD $550
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    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – MT BARNEY LODGE (Round 3)
    Sun 14th Jul
    Unnamed Road, Cannon Creek QLD 4310, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $50
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    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)
    Sun 18th Aug
    1660 Beaudesert Boonah Rd, Wyaralong QLD 4310, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $50
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    Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
    Sun 25th Aug
    1 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $80
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    Beach to Brother
    Sun 6th Oct
    Town Green Inn, 6 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $190
    21 reviews
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    Beach to Brother

    Town Green Inn, 6 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, AustraliaView event
    21 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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 Marathon is just one of a few distances offered on the long weekend of Sunday 6th October 2019. Also on offer is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Dash, a 5km Fun Run, and a Team Relay Marathon (up to 4 persons). All of these distances are based on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW; they start in various beautiful locations along the marathon course, and all finish atop North Brother Mountain one of the most scenic lookouts on the North Coast, located in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.

    Both the individual and team relay marathon events start at Town Beach, Port Macquarie; the half-marathon starts at Lake Cathie Beach; the 10km run/walk starts at Camden Haven Beach, and the 5km run/walk starts adjacent Laurieton Pool.

    The courses have been designed to provide a similar challenge to races such as the Six-Foot Track Marathon, the Coastal Classic, and the Raffertys Resort Run. The four distances all offer a great challenge to runners/walkers of every ability. Other than the 5km run/walk, the runs all encompass beautiful beaches, coastal paths and trails, and as was named by competitors in 2016 the hill from hell at the end! The four distances on offer all provide both mental and physical challenges in amongst some of the most beautiful and scenic coastline the Mid-North Coast has to offer.

    Book in for an awesome challenge; bring your friends and family along to compete or spectate; then, relax in paradise!

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k Dash in 2018

      With two knee replacements I was stoked that I did it. It was harder than I thought and I was suffering vertigo but the fact that I finished a(and not last) I couldnt have been happier. The view at the top was amazing and I think everyone did an excellent job organizing it. As I had not done anything like this before and came from Nambucca Heads I was a bit confused as the were to register. I had sent an email a few days before but no one answered it. I just went to the surf club and asked everyone and before long the girl arrived for registration. I wasnt aware you were suppose to register the day before but in the end it was all good. Cheers
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      I was ok with the information provided prior to the race, however I know the area. I did hear of other competitors who were surprised at the intensity of the incline up North Brother Mountain at the end.
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    Grapest 5k Fun Run – Port Macquarie
    Sat 30th Mar
    Long Point Vineyard & Art Gallery, Long Point Drive (Off Houston Mitchell), Cooinda Pl, Lake Cathie NSW 2445, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $82
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    Run the Rock
    Sat 30th Mar
    Hanging Rock Races, 160 S Rock Rd, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $90
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    Sri Chinmoy Williamstown Foreshore Run
    Sun 31st Mar
    Esplanade Public Park, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $30
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    MS Half Marathon
    Sun 31st Mar
    Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $85
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    Volcanic Challenge & Family Trail Fun Run
    Sun 31st Mar
    Mount Canobolas, Mount Canobolas, Canobolas NSW 2800, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $50
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    Hervey Bay Break
    Sat 6th Apr
    Hervey Bay QLD 4655, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $126.50
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    NewRun – Newcastle Running Festival
    Sun 7th Apr
    35 Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East NSW 2300, Australia
    AUD $35 - AUD $190
    1 review
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    NewRun – Newcastle Running Festival

    35 Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East NSW 2300, AustraliaView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    With a goal to become one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunities to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this Festival of Health and Fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.

    The event includes 5 distance with something for everyone!

    1. Marathon

    2. Half Marathon

    3. Hill 2 Harbour 10km

    4. Forts - 5km

    5. 2k4Kids

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2014

      Breath taking course course around the picturesque Newcastle coast line a must see and do type run especially if the sun is out!!! Course combines the challenge of a few sneaky hills and some amazing fast flat sections. A great course to aim for a PB. Great atmosphere and finish line.
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    St. George Classic
    Sat 13th Apr
    Scarborough Park, Monterey NSW 2217, Australia
    AUD $20
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    Grapest 5k Fun Run – Mudgee
    Sat 13th Apr
    Bunnamagoo Estate Wines, 603 Henry Lawson Dr, Eurunderee NSW 2850, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $82
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    Australian Running Festival
    Sat 13th Apr
    Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia
    AUD $40 - AUD $160
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    Ross Running Festival
    Sun 14th Apr
    Ross TAS 7209, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $40
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    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series - Centennial Park Easter Monday
    Mon 22nd Apr
    Centennial Park NSW 2021, Australia
    AUD $21 - AUD $31
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    Intraining Twilight Half Marathon
    Sun 28th Apr
    Brisbane QLD, Australia
    $55
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    7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival
    Sun 28th Apr
    Fogarty Park Sound Shell, Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $110
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    2019 Greater Bank Sydney:10
    Sat 4th May
    Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia
    AUD $40
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    NEON Run: Melbourne
    Sat 4th May
    Yarra Park, Marathon Way, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
    AUD $60 - AUD $85
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    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 3 - Royal National Park
    Sun 5th May
    Royal National Park, Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park NSW 2233, Australia
    AUD $21 - AUD $47
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    Princes Park Running Festival
    Sat 18th May
    Trinity College Library, 259 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $160
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    Runaway Noosa Marathon
    Sat 25th May
    139 State Route 6, Noosaville QLD 4566, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $190
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    Western Sydney Marathon
    Sat 1st Jun
    Unnamed Road, Castlereagh NSW 2749, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $90
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    Grapest 5k Fun Run – Hunter Valley
    Sat 1st Jun
    Hope Estate Road, Rothbury NSW 2320, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $77
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    McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival
    Sat 1st Jun
    Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $130
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    YMCA of Canberra Winter Series Handicap
    Sat 8th Jun
    Stromlo Forest Park, Opperman Ave, Stromlo ACT 2611, Australia
    AUD $5 - AUD $10
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    Great Whitehaven Beach Run
    Sun 23rd Jun
    Whitehaven Beach, Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
    AUD $65 - AUD $100
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    Central Coast Cross Country: Norah Head Sports Club
    Sat 29th Jun
    Norah Head Bowling & Sports Club, Victoria St, Norah Head NSW 2263, Australia
    AUD $5 - AUD $10
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    Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands
    Sun 30th Jun
    Minnippi Parkland, 276 Meadowlands Rd, Carina QLD 4152, Australia
    AUD $17 - AUD $37
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    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 5 - Dolls Point
    Sun 14th Jul
    Dolls Point NSW 2219, Australia
    AUD $21 - AUD $31
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    Champion Lakes Half Marathon
    Sun 21st Jul
    Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, Henley Dr, Champion Lakes WA 6111, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $55
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    Newcastle Cross Country: Hunter Wetlands
    Sat 27th Jul
    Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia, 1 Wetlands Pl, Shortland NSW 2307, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $115
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    Run Melbourne
    Sun 28th Jul
    Flinders Street Station, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $55
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    Waratah Run Series: Short Course Series Challenge
    Sat 3rd Aug
    Integral Energy Park, 88 Darkes Rd, Kembla Grange NSW 2526, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $40
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    Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival
    Sun 4th Aug
    6 Crystal Waves Pl, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $110
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    Byron2Bruns Beach Run
    Sun 25th Aug
    Brunswick Byron Netball Association, 9 Byron St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $35
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    Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
    Sat 31st Aug
    8 Grand Parade, Lorne VIC 3232, Australia
    AUD $45
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    Bright Running Festival
    Sat 31st Aug
    Howitt Park, 7 Riverside Ave, Bright VIC 3741, Australia
    AUD $12
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    Run the Rotto Bidi
    Sun 1st Sep
    Kingstown Barracks, Kingstown Rd, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia
    AUD $40.94
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    Trail Run Epic at Spicers Hidden Vale
    Sat 7th Sep
    Hidden Vale Adventure Park, 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester QLD 4340, Australia
    AUD $33
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About 5k events in the Australia

5k runs are hugely popular in 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 or warm up to something longer. 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. A regular Aussie favourite is the 5k Foam Fest, which has events across most major cities including 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.