- Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival13SEP2020
Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running FestivalRunning ‧ Coffs Harbour13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun Run25OCT2020
Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun RunRunning ‧ Mansfield13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 mi
- Masters Athletics WA at Nedlands16AUG2020
Masters Athletics WA at NedlandsRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Colour Carnivale Morphettville19APR2020
Colour Carnivale Morphettville5k ‧ Adelaide3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Thornlie Two Rivers5APR2020
Masters Athletics WA Thornlie Two RiversRunning ‧ Perth9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Westies Joggers [email protected] – Fun Run and Race16NOV
Westies Joggers [email protected] – Fun Run and Race5k ‧ Sydney3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Garvey Gusto17NOV
Masters Athletics WA Garvey GustoRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Darwin Road Runners Cross Country Championships11APR2020
Darwin Road Runners Cross Country ChampionshipsRunning ‧ Darwin6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Eltham Fun Run1DEC
Eltham Fun RunRunning ‧ Eltham6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run for the Young Marathon24NOV
Run for the Young MarathonRunning ‧ Lilydale26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 mi
- YMCA of Canberra Spring Series: Black Mountain Peninsula26NOV
YMCA of Canberra Spring Series: Black Mountain Peninsula5k ‧ Acton3.1 mi • 1.1 mi
- Angela Taylor Memorial Run19APR2020
Angela Taylor Memorial RunRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Shuffle 4 Parkinson's29MAR2020
Shuffle 4 Parkinson's5k ‧ Casuarina3.1 mi
- Rare Disease Day Fun Run23FEB2020
Rare Disease Day Fun Run5k ‧ Cairns3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- XTERRA Trail Run: Dwellingup24NOV
XTERRA Trail Run: DwellingupRunning ‧ Mandurah13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Mother's Day Classic: Cairns10MAY2020
Mother's Day Classic: Cairns5k ‧ Cairns5.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Yarra Ranges Athletics Fun Run22MAR2020
Yarra Ranges Athletics Fun RunRunning ‧ Lilydale6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Kokoda Beach Classic16AUG2020
Kokoda Beach ClassicRunning ‧ Gold Coast13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run with the Wind Ararat17NOV
Run with the Wind AraratRunning ‧ Ararat13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Vine Runner Christmas Half Marathon7DEC
Vine Runner Christmas Half MarathonRunning ‧ Perth13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 mi
- Yaberoo Trail Ultra26JUL2020
Yaberoo Trail UltraRunning ‧ Perth31.1 mi • 15.5 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£15
- RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run8MAR2020
RACQ International Women’s Day Fun RunRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run Devonport15MAR2020
Run DevonportRunning ‧ Devonport6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 mi • 0.6 mi
- Western Sydney Marathon30MAY2020
Western Sydney MarathonRunning ‧ Sydney26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 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.