- Adelaide Marathon Festival31MAY
Adelaide Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Darwin Road Runners Cross Country Championships11APR
Darwin Road Runners Cross Country ChampionshipsRunning ‧ Darwin6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Angela Taylor Memorial Run19APR
Angela Taylor Memorial RunRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Shuffle 4 Parkinson's29MAR
Shuffle 4 Parkinson's5k ‧ Casuarina3.1 mi
- Mother's Day Classic: Cairns10MAY
Mother's Day Classic: Cairns5k ‧ Cairns5.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Kokoda Beach Classic16AUG
Kokoda Beach ClassicRunning ‧ Gold Coast13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Yaberoo Trail Ultra26JUL
Yaberoo Trail UltraRunning ‧ Perth31.1 mi • 15.5 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 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(1)
- Western Coastal Running Festival4OCT
Western Coastal Running FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Three Bridges Run1NOV
Three Bridges RunRunning ‧ Sydney17.4 mi • 13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Rotary Fun Run24MAY
Rotary Fun RunRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Mill Point Road5JUL
Masters Athletics WA Mill Point RoadRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Racecourse26JUL
Masters Athletics WA RacecourseRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Cairns Marathon20SEP
Cairns MarathonRunning ‧ Cairns26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Hardys Mc Laren Vale Half Marathon18OCT
Hardys Mc Laren Vale Half MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 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 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club Races12JUL
Brisbane Road Runners Club RacesRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 miAUD $5 – AUD $10
- Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair14JUN
Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and FairRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 miAUD $32 – AUD $48
- Women’s Classic Fun Run12JUL
Women’s Classic Fun RunRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Legs Out For Lymphoma Perth5APR
Legs Out For Lymphoma Perth5k ‧ Perth3.1 mi
- Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival29MAR
Dynamic in a Dress Running FestivalRunning ‧ Cairns13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bright Night Run1MAY
Bright Night Run5k ‧ Port Macquarie3.1 mi
- Finch Hatton Gorge Adventure Run11OCT
Finch Hatton Gorge Adventure Run5k ‧ Finch Hatton8.7 mi • 5.0 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.