- Mackay Airport Twilight City Run28FEB
Mackay Airport Twilight City Run5k ‧ Mackay3.1 mi
- Mothers Day Classic Albury Wodonga10MAY
Mothers Day Classic Albury Wodonga5k ‧ Wodonga3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA At Curtin Stadium10MAY
Masters Athletics WA At Curtin StadiumRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Great Strides Brisbane30MAY
Great Strides Brisbane5k ‧ Brisbane3.1 mi
- Mt Marlay Fun Run8MAR
Mt Marlay Fun Run5k ‧ Stanthorpe3.1 mi
- Great Ocean Road Walk17MAY
Great Ocean Road WalkRunning ‧ Lorne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Gotcha Run21MAR
Gotcha RunRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Ipswich Park2Park Half Marathon26JUL
Ipswich Park2Park Half MarathonRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Buffalo Stampede3APR
Buffalo StampedeRunning ‧ Mount Buffalo78.9 mi • 46.9 mi • 25.7 mi • 16.2 mi • 2.5 miAUD $10
- Roller Coaster Run18APR
Roller Coaster RunRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Coffs Harbour Running Festival13SEP
Coffs Harbour Running FestivalRunning ‧ Sawtell13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Gotcha 4 Life Fun Run22MAR
Gotcha 4 Life Fun RunRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Port Loop Coastal20DEC
Port Loop CoastalRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run 2 Brake The Road Toll19APR
Run 2 Brake The Road TollRunning ‧ Melbourne13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Sri Chinmoy Princes Park26APR
Sri Chinmoy Princes ParkRunning ‧ Carlton North12.4 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Weir Run26APR
Masters Athletics WA Weir RunRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Sharks19JUL
Masters Athletics WA SharksRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half Marathon13SEP
Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half MarathonRunning ‧ Melbourne13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- San Run For Life30AUG
San Run For LifeRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run19JUL
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun RunRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run17MAY
Griffith Sport Logan Fun RunRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Jaybird Noosa Breakfast Fun Run30OCT
Jaybird Noosa Breakfast Fun Run5k ‧ Sunshine Coast3.1 mi
- Asics 5K Bolt31OCT
Asics 5K Bolt5k ‧ Sunshine Coast3.1 mi
- Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival4OCT
Medibank Melbourne Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 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.