5k Runs in New South Wales
- St George Bank Beachside Dash13SEP
St George Bank Beachside DashRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- 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
- Grapest 5 K Run Gerringong15FEB
Grapest 5 K Run GerringongRunning ‧ Gerringong6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Shuffle 4 Parkinson's29MAR
Shuffle 4 Parkinson's5k ‧ Casuarina3.1 mi
- Western Sydney Marathon30MAY
Western Sydney MarathonRunning ‧ Sydney26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Bay to Bay Running Festival14JUN
Bay to Bay Running FestivalRunning ‧ Woy Woy13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Three Bridges Run1NOV
Three Bridges RunRunning ‧ Sydney17.4 mi • 13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival26JUL
Westlink M7 Blacktown Running FestivalRunning ‧ Sydney26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 miAUD $70
- Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair14JUN
Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and FairRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 miAUD $32
- Bright Night Run1MAY
Bright Night Run5k ‧ Port Macquarie3.1 mi
- Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10 K 5 K19JUL
Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10 K 5 KRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Jacaranda Festival Fun Run8NOV
Jacaranda Festival Fun RunRunning ‧ Grafton6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.5 mi
- Bally Bolt Fun Run22MAR
Bally Bolt Fun Run5k ‧ Sydney3.1 mi • 1.7 mi
- Bright Running Festival29AUG
Bright Running FestivalRunning ‧ Bright62.1 mi • 31.1 mi • 15.5 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 miAUD $250
- Griffith Bacchus on the Lake10APR
Griffith Bacchus on the LakeRunning ‧ Lake Wyangan6.2 mi • 3.1 miAUD $10 - AUD $20
- Mothers Day Classic Albury Wodonga10MAY
Mothers Day Classic Albury Wodonga5k ‧ Wodonga3.1 mi
- Mt Marlay Fun Run8MAR
Mt Marlay Fun Run5k ‧ Stanthorpe3.1 mi
- Gotcha Run21MAR
Gotcha RunRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Buffalo Stampede3APR
Buffalo StampedeRunning ‧ Mount Buffalo78.9 mi • 46.9 mi • 25.7 mi • 16.2 mi • 2.5 miAUD $10 - AUD $75
- Coffs Harbour Running Festival13SEP
Coffs Harbour Running FestivalRunning ‧ Sawtell13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Gotcha 4 Life Fun Run22MAR
Gotcha 4 Life Fun RunRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- San Run For Life30AUG
San Run For LifeRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Mother’s Day Classic – Canberra10MAY
Mother’s Day Classic – CanberraRunning ‧ Canberra6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
About 5k events in New South Wales
5k runs are hugely popular in NSW. Hundreds of people gather every weekend to put the miles behind them. 5ks are not only great for beginners, you'll also find yourself running with regulars too - these are great training events if you're preparing for something longer. 5k races tend to have a fun side to them, expect a great atmosphere, maybe some fancy dress and a lot of happy runners. You can find anything from night runs, colour runs, fun runs and charity runs all year round.
What are the best 5k events?
A regular favourite is the 5k Foam Fest, which has events across most major cities including Sydney. Big running festivals like the ones in Sydney also have their own 5k races, which is perfect if you want to soak up a big race atmosphere.
What is the average time to run a 5k?
Anything under 30 minutes is pretty quick, that's running a 9.5 minute mile or faster. You might be faster or slower but don't worry, the point is to set your own goals and not worry about others. If you'd rather walk than run it, then you'd be looking at around an hour. If you're seriously fast you might be pushing for the 14 minute mark - though that's serious professional level!
How long should I train for a 5k?
Take a look at our 6 week training plan, this will help you build some goals relevant to you. Push yourself, but also listen to your body. Training helps to prevent injury and helps you run faster. You'll enjoy yourself much more during the race if you've done some training.