5k Runs

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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  • 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
  • OCT20

    SCADaddle for Research: Hobart

    Hobart, TAS, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV26

    YMCA of Canberra Spring Series: Black Mountain Peninsula

    Acton, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • 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
  • APR19

    Angela Taylor Memorial Run

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    At 1.00pm on Thursday the 27 March 1986, a car bomb exploded outside the police complex in Russell Street Melbourne. As a result, young Constable Angela...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAR29

    Shuffle 4 Parkinson's

    Casuarina, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • FEB23

    Rare Disease Day Fun Run

    Cairns, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV24

    XTERRA Trail Run: Dwellingup

    Mandurah, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • MAY10

    Mother's Day Classic: Cairns

    Cairns, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • SEP22

    Wildflower Festival of Running: Turquoise Coast Half Marathon

    Jurien Bay, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP20

    Coleman Greig Challenge

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • MAR22

    Yarra Ranges Athletics Fun Run

    Lilydale, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT13

    Cairns Colour Frenzy

    Cairns, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT20

    SMC Road Race

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • AUG16

    Kokoda Beach Classic

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT13

    Hardys Mc Laren Vale Half Marathon

    Adelaide, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV3

    Casey Stride Series — Race 2

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Ultramarathon
  • NOV17

    Run with the Wind Ararat

    Ararat, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV10

    Balmain Fun Run

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • DEC7

    Vine Runner Christmas Half Marathon

    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV10

    The Color Run: Sydney

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV10

    Canberra Times Fun Run

    Canberra, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT13

    Jetty Coastal 5 K

    Adelaide, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • MAR8

    RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • MAR15

    Run Devonport

    Devonport, TAS, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JUL26

    Yaberoo Trail Ultra

    Perth, WA, Australia

    Our most popular trail event in the Ultra Series WA calendar, this event is run along the Yaberoo Budjara Trail from Joondalup in Perths North through the...

    £15
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAY30

    Western Sydney Marathon

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT26

    Run 10 Feed 10

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • MAR29

    Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival

    Cairns, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT20

    Brisbane Road Runners Club Relay Races

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC31

    New Years Eve Rock Around the Clock

    Little River, VIC, Australia

    The concept of a 3 race night series was to provide an opportunity for runners of all levels to enjoy a low-key, grass-roots style, yet well supported,...

    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV3

    Jacaranda Festival Fun Run

    Grafton, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT13

    McLaren Vale Running Festival

    Adelaide, SA, Australia

    SARRCs final event in the Triple Crown Series is held in McLaren Vale, one of South Australias best kept secrets, just 45 minutes from the CBD. The half...

    AUD $25 - AUD $70
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV24

    Seaford Wetlands Fun Run

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    The Seaford Wetlands Fun Run was initially created to give us an event focused on raising funds for Mental Health programs in our area. What has been...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT6

    Western Coastal Marathon

    Adelaide, SA, Australia

    Welcome to the The Western Coastal Marathon. This is an epic locally organised event is for those who just love running.

    This fun and low cost race...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • DEC28

    Rip to River

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    A 10 km surf beach run from "The Rip" at Point Lonsdale to Ocean Grove by the Barwon River.

    Arguably the oldest Fun Run in Australia, the Rip to...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT27

    Walk for Prems: Sydney

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT7

    Sri Chinmoy Brisbane – Wynnum Seaside Run

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    Get down to Bayside Park for this multi race event in stunning surroundings - and don't forget to stay for breakfast...

    AUD $22
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • SEP27

    Run the Maine

    Castlemaine, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT13

    Wally Cairns Pancake Run

    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • MAR13

    Mooloolaba 5K Twilight Run

    Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT27

    Walk for Prems: Melbourne

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC13

    End of Year Run Party

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A RUN PARTY

    Help us celebrate a years worth of events this December at our end of year run party.

    Choose from the 10k, 5k...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • FEB8

    Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun Run

    Busselton, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • SEP28

    WTF

    Dwellingup, WA, Australia

    Welcome to the home of the Runningworks WTF 50 & 100 Miler, the first and only AURA-sanctioned 100 mile race in Western Australia.

    Held annually...

    AUD $90 - AUD $130
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • 5k
  • NOV24

    Sunshine Walk

    Albury, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV9

    99 Bikes Dingo

    Grandchester, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
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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.