- Masters Athletics WA Mill Point Road5JUL2020
Masters Athletics WA Mill Point RoadRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Rotary Fun Run24MAY2020
Rotary Fun RunRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Racecourse26JUL2020
Masters Athletics WA RacecourseRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival29MAR2020
Dynamic in a Dress Running FestivalRunning ‧ Cairns13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- New Years Eve Rock Around the Clock31DEC
New Years Eve Rock Around the ClockRunning ‧ Little River31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi
- Seaford Wetlands Fun Run24NOV
Seaford Wetlands Fun RunRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Rip to River28DEC
Rip to RiverRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi
- Mooloolaba 5K Twilight Run13MAR2020
Mooloolaba 5K Twilight Run5k ‧ Sunshine Coast3.1 mi
- End of Year Run Party13DEC
End of Year Run PartyRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun Run8FEB2020
Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun RunRunning ‧ Busselton13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Sunshine Walk24NOV
Sunshine Walk5k ‧ Albury12.4 mi • 3.1 mi
- SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun Run8FEB2020
SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun RunRunning ‧ Busselton13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Grapest 5K Run: Tasmania23NOV
Grapest 5K Run: TasmaniaRunning ‧ Pipers Brook6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bright Night Run1MAY2020
Bright Night Run5k ‧ Port Macquarie3.1 mi
- Finch Hatton Gorge Adventure Run11OCT2020
Finch Hatton Gorge Adventure Run5k ‧ Finch Hatton8.7 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Mackay Marina Run7JUN2020
Mackay Marina RunRunning ‧ Mackay13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Wodonga Athletics Club 5 Km Handicap Race12DEC
Wodonga Athletics Club 5 Km Handicap Race5k ‧ Wodonga3.1 mi
- Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10 K 5 K19JUL2020
Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10 K 5 KRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Edithvale CFA All Fired Up Fun Run22MAR2020
Edithvale CFA All Fired Up Fun RunRunning ‧ Melbourne9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Semaphore Coastal Running Festival23FEB2020
Semaphore Coastal Running FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Murray Bridge Marathon Festival1NOV2020
Murray Bridge Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Murray Bridge13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- de Castella Run30AUG2020
de Castella RunRunning ‧ Kew9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Welcome Run5JAN2020
Masters Athletics WA Welcome Run5k ‧ Perth7.5 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA At Woodbridge16FEB2020
Masters Athletics WA At WoodbridgeRunning ‧ Perth6.2 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.