Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Great Whitehaven Beach Run27JUN
Great Whitehaven Beach RunRunning ‧ Whitsundays500.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi
- Cairns Post Bright Night Fun Run4JUN
Cairns Post Bright Night Fun Run5k ‧ Cairns3.1 mi
- Run Melbourne25JUL
Run MelbourneRunning ‧ Melbourne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(1)
- Townsville Running Festival1AUG
Townsville Running FestivalRunning ‧ North Ward26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- St George Bank Beachside Dash12SEP
St George Bank Beachside DashRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Robbie McEwen Trail Run11SEP
Robbie McEwen Trail RunRunning ‧ Gold Coast9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon3SEP
White Balloon Day Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- LeFevre Coastal Marathon7JUN
LeFevre Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide37.3 mi • 26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Airlie Beach Running Festival18JUL
Airlie Beach Running FestivalRunning ‧ Airlie Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival12SEP
Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running FestivalRunning ‧ Coffs Harbour13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Masters Athletics WA at Nedlands15AUG
Masters Athletics WA at NedlandsRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club Races22AUG
Brisbane Road Runners Club RacesRunning ‧ Brisbane9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Cape Pallarenda Trail Run22AUG
Cape Pallarenda Trail RunRunning ‧ Pallarenda13.0 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.1 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club 10K Championships20JUN
Brisbane Road Runners Club 10K ChampionshipsRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Perth Half Marathon1AUG
Perth Half MarathonRunning ‧ Perth13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Kokoda Beach Classic15AUG
Kokoda Beach ClassicRunning ‧ Gold Coast13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Yaberoo Trail Ultra25JUL
Yaberoo Trail UltraRunning ‧ Perth31.1 mi • 15.5 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bay to Bay Running Festival13JUN
Bay to Bay Running FestivalRunning ‧ Woy Woy13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi(1)
- Masters Athletics WA Mill Point Road4JUL
Masters Athletics WA Mill Point RoadRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Racecourse25JUL
Masters Athletics WA RacecourseRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Cairns Marathon19SEP
Cairns MarathonRunning ‧ Cairns26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival25JUL
Westlink M7 Blacktown Running FestivalRunning ‧ Sydney26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club Races11JUL
Brisbane Road Runners Club RacesRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair13JUN
Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and FairRunning ‧ Sydney6.2 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.