5k Runs in Australia

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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  • OCT11
    Finch Hatton Gorge Adventure Run
    Finch Hatton, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT6
    Harrietville Half Marathon
    Selwyn, VIC, Australia

    The Harrietville Half Marathon runs from Bright to Harrietville along the Great Alpine Road in Victoria.

    The event is organised by a local running...

    AUD $8 - AUD $17
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC15
    Brisbane Road Runners Club Splash & Dash
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • 5k
  • JAN5
    Brisbane Road Runners Predictor Race
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV3
    Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run
    Armidale, NSW, Australia

    Run in Australia's Highest City in the Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run will be held for the sixth time on Sunday 3rd November 2019. The event has...

    AUD $11.50 - AUD $110
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • NOV10
    Freedom Trail Run
    Nightcap, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • JAN26
    Australia Day Fun Run
    Darwin, NT, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV17
    Brisbane Road Runners Club 5K Championships
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • MAR8
    Mt Marlay Fun Run
    Stanthorpe, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV3
    Red Run – Remembrance Day Fun Run
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    Run or Walk to change lives through innovative medical research.

    Run or Walk to remember...

    Honour the legacy of our diggers this Remembrance...

    AUD $40 - AUD $55
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV23
    Portsea Running Festival
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAY17
    Great Ocean Road Walk
    Lorne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT12
    Grapest 5km Run – Geelong
    Curlewis, VIC, Australia

    There's no better way to combine fitness and fun than the Grapest 5km or 10km Run! Run through some amazing wineries, and then re-hydrate and...

    AUD $25 - AUD $77
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV10
    Metung Fun Run
    East Gippsland Shire, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • NOV3
    Jaybird Noosa Breakfast Fun Run
    Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Surf to Surf Fun Run
    Bunbury, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT27
    Run For the Hills
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT20
    The Color Run: Perth
    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT27
    CJD Fun Run
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV10
    Fishers Ghost Fun Run
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP22
    North Lakes Colour Frenzy
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • MAR21
    Gotcha Run
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP22
    SMC Road Race
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JUL26
    Ipswich Park2Park Half Marathon
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    The Ipswich Park2Park is an iconic event catering for everyone from elite athletes to complete...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • MAY23
    Warwick Pentath-Run
    Warwick, QLD, Australia

    Pentathrun is a full weekend event held at the end of May each year. It comprises of 5 races each of which is a different type of race that together mean a...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • JUN27
    Australian Wildlife Marathon
    Torquay, VIC, Australia

    The Australian Wildlife Marathon, set along Australia's Surf Coast, is one of the most amazing runs that Australia has to offer.

    There is a...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • NOV17
    Glenelg Classic
    Adelaide, SA, Australia

    Celebrate the end of the year with SARRC with a fast out and back course along the Glenelg Coastal Path!
    The Glenelg Coastal Path is known for being a...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP22
    Brisbane Road Runners Club 10 Mile Championships
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    Brisbane Road Runners Club (formerly known as the Queensland Marathon and Road Runners Club) was established in 1982. Our events, which are conducted...

    • Running
    • 10 Miles
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP22
    Mornington Running Festival
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Mornington Running Festival includes the 1km kids dash, Bonaccorde 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance....

    AUD $20 - AUD $80
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC1
    Brisbane Road Runners Club Handicap Races
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • MAR29
    Brisbane’s Great South Run
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    Brisbanes Great South Run o is one of Queenslands fastest half marathon festivals and includes the Queensland State Half Marathon Championships, 10km, 5km...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • DEC1
    Carman’s Women’s Fun Run
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Welcome to the Carmans Womens Fun Run which is proudly supporting Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). Whether you walk, run or just have fun, its all...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT27
    Fremantle Half Marathon
    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT20
    The Heritage Burnie 10
    Burnie, TAS, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • FEB23
    Bank of us Run The Bridge
    Hobart, TAS, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • NOV3
    Bendigo Bank Fun Run
    Bendigo, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV24
    Masters Athletics WA at Perry Lakes
    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • NOV19
    YMCA of Canberra Spring Series: Weston Park
    Yarralumla, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • MAR1
    Run Warrandyte
    Warrandyte, VIC, Australia

    This event provides a number of ways to participate. You may choose to run (or walk!) the Quintons IGA 2.2kM, take on the Warrandyte Ringwood Osteo 5km,...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT6
    Sweat vs Steam
    Echuca, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC3
    YMCA of Canberra Spring Series: Stromlo Forest Park
    Stromlo, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV12
    YMCA of Canberra Spring Series: Barrenjoey Drive
    Australian Capital Territory, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC15
    Port Loop Coastal
    Adelaide, SA, Australia

    The Port Loop Coastal is a low key, a low-cost fun event held over 2 days showcasing Port Adelaide's Inner Harbour from Saturday, 15 December to Sunday, 16...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • NOV23
    Grapest 5k Fun Run – TAS
    Pipers Brook, TAS, Australia

    There's no race quite like the Grapest 5K run. Enjoy an evening 5km or 10km run through the wineries of the Hunter Valley, and re-hydrate and cool down...

    AUD $25 - AUD $77
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAY10
    Mother’s Day Classic – Canberra
    Canberra, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • MAR28
    BayBreak Multisport Festival – Marathon
    Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia

    The scenic esplanade course is a flat closed road that is suitable for all runners and walkers. The stretch along the scenic esplanade of Hervey Bay...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV24
    Fremantle Running Festival
    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP22
    Roger Guard Hilly Half
    Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 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.