- 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
- Take a Hike! - Toowoomba22MAR
Take a Hike! - ToowoombaRunning ‧ Toowoomba13.1 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 miAUD $70
- 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
- Women’s Classic Fun Run12JUL
Women’s Classic Fun RunRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Star Run29FEB
Star RunRunning ‧ Adelaide26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 4.7 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- John Forrest Trail Run9FEB
John Forrest Trail Run5k ‧ Perth8.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Legs Out For Lymphoma Perth5APR
Legs Out For Lymphoma Perth5k ‧ Perth3.1 mi
- Burswood Twilight19JAN
Burswood Twilight5k ‧ Perth3.1 mi
- Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival29MAR
Dynamic in a Dress Running FestivalRunning ‧ Cairns13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Mooloolaba 5K Twilight Run13MAR
Mooloolaba 5K Twilight Run5k ‧ Sunshine Coast3.1 mi
- Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun Run8FEB
Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun RunRunning ‧ Busselton13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun Run8FEB
SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun RunRunning ‧ Busselton13.1 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
- Mackay Marina Run7JUN
Mackay Marina RunRunning ‧ Mackay13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10 K 5 K19JUL
Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10 K 5 KRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Edithvale CFA All Fired Up Fun Run22MAR
Edithvale CFA All Fired Up Fun RunRunning ‧ Melbourne9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Semaphore Coastal Running Festival23FEB
Semaphore Coastal Running FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Murray Bridge Marathon Festival1NOV
Murray Bridge Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Murray Bridge13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 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.