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- Hackney Moves14MAY2021
Hackney MovesRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 3.1 miFreeC-19 Plan(49)
- Run Silverstone15NOV
Run SilverstoneRunning ‧ Towcester13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£20 – £37C-19 Plan(3)
- Trail Pursuit Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K28MAY2021
Trail Pursuit Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Clappersgate26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£10 – £54C-19 Plan
- RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December6DEC
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - DecemberRunning ‧ Chichester26.2 mi • 20.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24 – £34(1)
- Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December6DEC
Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – DecemberRunning ‧ Tarporley26.2 mi • 20.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20 – £32(5)
- Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December12DEC
Olympic Park 5k & 10k - DecemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24(2)
- Edinburgh Christmas 10K & 5K Run5DEC
Edinburgh Christmas 10K & 5K RunRunning ‧ Edinburgh6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi£5 – £22(5)
- The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K10JAN2021
The Oundle New Year 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Oundle6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£12 – £28C-19 Plan(18)
- Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November1NOV
Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – NovemberRunning ‧ Manchester13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22(6)
- Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/Walk19DEC
Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/WalkRunning ‧ Sheffield6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£18 – £22(2)
- Run4Colour - East Anglia10APR2021
Run4Colour - East Anglia5k ‧ Hockwold cum Wilton3.1 mi£13 – £19(7)
- Folkestone Coastal 10K29MAY2021
Folkestone Coastal 10KRunning ‧ Folkestone6.2 mi • 0.6 mi£2 – £29C-19 Plan(1)
- The Henley Trail Run11JUN2021
The Henley Trail RunRunning ‧ Henley-on-Thames6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£6 – £15
- The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 129OCT
The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 1Running ‧ Gravesend6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£12 – £14C-19 Plan
- Chase the Moon Olympic Park - November11NOV
Chase the Moon Olympic Park - NovemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22(5)
- Kempton Park 5K, 10K & Half Marathon - November14NOV
Kempton Park 5K, 10K & Half Marathon - NovemberRunning ‧ Sunbury-on-Thames13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20 – £26
- The Redbridge 10k & 5k22NOV
The Redbridge 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Ilford6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£14 – £20C-19 Plan
- The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 226NOV
The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 2Running ‧ Gravesend6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£12 – £14C-19 Plan
- The I Can Run Ipswich Winter Runderland 5K29NOV
The I Can Run Ipswich Winter Runderland 5KRunning ‧ Ipswich6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 mi£6 – £33C-19 Plan
- Battersea Park 5k & 10k - December5DEC
Battersea Park 5k & 10k - DecemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24
- Gosport Christmas Golden Mile and 5k6DEC
Gosport Christmas Golden Mile and 5k5k ‧ Gosport3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£6 – £28C-19 Plan(4)
- Chase The Moon Olympic Park – December9DEC
Chase The Moon Olympic Park – DecemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22
- The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 317DEC
The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 3Running ‧ Gravesend6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£12 – £14C-19 Plan
- Beyond Thorney Trail Fest17SEP2021
Beyond Thorney Trail FestRunning ‧ Thorney13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£10 – £40C-19 Plan
About 5k events in the UK
5k (or 3.1-mile) is a great distance for all ability levels. Usually run or walked on road, they are hugely popular in the UK. Hundreds of people attend Parkruns every weekend, in 645 locations, from complete beginners taking on their first race to speedsters trying to smash a personal best. Whilst 5k runs are great for beginners, the distance is also a favourite of running legend Mo Farah. 5k runs come in many formats: night runs, colour runs, fun runs and charity runs and tend to happen all year round, regardless of weather.
What are the best 5k events?
5ks are the place to have fun. Expect fancy dress, friendly runners and maybe even a charitable cause to bring people together. Cancer Research UK host over 100 races of 5-10k in the UK each year, with varying themes. If you are looking for a big atmosphere, larger events such as the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and the Bournemouth Marathon Festival host 5k and 10k races alongside their longer flagship events.
What is a good time for a 5k run?
Finishing times for a 5k vary widely depending on your goals and whether walking or running. Finishing in under 28 minutes would be considered a good time by much of the running community. This would require you to run at 9 minutes per mile (or better) for the duration of the race. The fastest competitors can finish a 5k in under 14 minutes, whereas those who prefer to walk can take up to an hour or more.
How long should I train for a 5k?
How hard you should train depends largely of your fitness levels and experience. Those who are running for the first time and don't regularly participate in other forms of exercise should take on a 5k training programme to prepare themselves for the race. This will lower the risk of injury and also help to keep you motivated. Take a look at our 6 week training plan to get you up to speed.