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- Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun Run24OCT
Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun RunRunning ‧ Mansfield13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 mi
- Melbourne Marathon3OCT
Melbourne MarathonRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.9 mi
- Masters Athletics WA Garvey Gusto28NOV
Masters Athletics WA Garvey GustoRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Masters Athletics WA at Safety Bay7NOV
Masters Athletics WA at Safety BayRunning ‧ Perth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Western Coastal Running Festival3OCT
Western Coastal Running FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Three Bridges Run31OCT
Three Bridges RunRunning ‧ Sydney17.4 mi • 13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Hardys Mc Laren Vale Half Marathon17OCT
Hardys Mc Laren Vale Half MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Finch Hatton Gorge Adventure Run10OCT
Finch Hatton Gorge Adventure Run5k ‧ Finch Hatton8.7 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Murray Bridge Marathon Festival31OCT
Murray Bridge Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Murray Bridge13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Jacaranda Festival Fun Run7NOV
Jacaranda Festival Fun RunRunning ‧ Grafton6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.5 mi
- McLaren Vale Running Festival17OCT
McLaren Vale Running FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club Relay Races17OCT
Brisbane Road Runners Club Relay RacesRunning ‧ Brisbane9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Wally Cairns Pancake Run17OCT
Wally Cairns Pancake RunRunning ‧ Perth9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Jaybird Noosa Breakfast Fun Run29OCT
Jaybird Noosa Breakfast Fun Run5k ‧ Sunshine Coast3.1 mi
- Asics 5K Bolt30OCT
Asics 5K Bolt5k ‧ Sunshine Coast3.1 mi
- Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival3OCT
Medibank Melbourne Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club 5K Championships14NOV
Brisbane Road Runners Club 5K ChampionshipsRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Glenelg Classic14NOV
Glenelg ClassicRunning ‧ Adelaide6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Fremantle Running Festival7NOV
Fremantle Running FestivalRunning ‧ Perth13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Brisbane Road Runners Club Handicap Races28NOV
Brisbane Road Runners Club Handicap RacesRunning ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
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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.