5k Runs in United Kingdom

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JUL20
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The 401 Festival of Running - Nottingham
Edwinstowe, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Come and join us for 1 or 2 days of fun in the forest!

The 401 Festival of Running is coming to the beautiful setting of Sherwood Pines just outside Nottingham for the first time ever. During The 401 Challenge, the support from the local running community in and around the Nottingham area was outstanding, hence why we picked this location to launch one of our festivals. For this event, we have partnered with the lovely ladies at Notts Womens Runners.

With adult races including 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and our famous Festival Challenge (26.2 miles across the weekend!), plus 4 childrens races there is so much to choose from for the entire family to enjoy.

Enjoy good quality food and drink along with a FREE evening film in our events village just as the sun sets over the forest, this year it's The Goonies, a true classic!

Enjoy bespoke quality made bling (totally worth it!), along with the chance to buy a piece of our event merchandise all with a #bemoreeco twist.

Our events are designed to cater for everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or someone that likes to go flat out. Our events are made even more special because of our incredible volunteers who really add to the supportive and friendly atmosphere of the event across the weekend. Whether you are first or last over the finish line, youll be greeted by a smile and maybe even a hug. We want you to go away from this event with your confidence boosted and feeling great about yourself, because after all, thats what running is all about.

We cant wait to see you in July, its going to be epic!

£3.99 - £9.99
The 401 Festival of Running - Nottingham
JUL21
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Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – July
Liverpool, North West, United Kingdom

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase.

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, event t-shirt, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

£18 - £26
Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – July
JUL21
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Beach Race – Race the Tide (Summer Edition)
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

The event is a low tide beach run along the beautiful shoreline of Bournemouth Beach heading out towards Sandbanks Beach. You start and finish on the west side of the pier. Both 5km and 10km distances are available to enter. The groynes will slow you down which is all part of the fun.

£23 - £27.25
Beach Race – Race the Tide (Summer Edition)
JUL23
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The Derby Summer 5k Series Race 3
Derby, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Join us for the return of this Tuesday night summer series around the picturesque Darley Park. The event will welcome runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

You can enter a single race or save money by purchasing a three race season ticket or a series entry.

£10 - £12
The Derby Summer 5k Series Race 3
JUL24
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The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 3
Colwick, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Get involved in the third of this 4 race summer series. This monthly event takes place on Wednesday evenings and is great for runners of all abilities. Start here to begin your running journey or just come to lay down some PBs. Expect a pleasant twilight run, finisher's medal and goodies.

£10 - £12
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 3
JUL25
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Run Media City – July
Salford, North West, United Kingdom

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

£20
Run Media City – July
JUL25
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The Leicester City 5k Summer Series - Race 3
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Soak up the summer weather in the third of this 5k summer series in Leicester. The flat and well-measured course is perfect for speed demons hunting for PBs and for new participants looking to get involved in the sport. Come for the finisher's medal and a shot at becoming series champion.

£10 - £12
The Leicester City 5k Summer Series - Race 3
JUL27
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Runthrough Lee Valley VeloPark - July
London, London, United Kingdom

The Lee Valley VeloParks one mile floodlit road circuit is the perfect course to test yourself over a new distance or check your pacing with each mile split chip timed for you to view after the race. As one of the London 2012 Olympic venues you cant help but feel inspired to give it your all on this course as we are there to cheer you all the way round to the finish!

The Lee Valley VeloPark series returns, offering you a chance to run a Half Marathon, 10 Mile, 10k, 5k or Mile on this unique one mile Moto GP styled circuit. We also have a free kids mile for you to bring any young ones along with you and make a day of it.

Free - £22
Runthrough Lee Valley VeloPark - July
JUL27
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Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 11
Richmond, London, United Kingdom

Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of this year. They will take you around the superb parkland. Theres a few hills but they make it more fun! There's the option of 5k or 10k. Super fun, friendly and beautiful surroundings!

£16
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 11
JUL28
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Fun Colour Rush Northampton
Northampton, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Thousands of participants start the day off with a plain white t-shirt at registration, then whilst completing the 5KM course getting covered head to toe in rainbows of coloured powder.

Coming to a city near you!

#FunColourRush

£14 - £55
Fun Colour Rush Northampton
JUL28
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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom

This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best. There will music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal.

£18 - £21
RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July
JUL29
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Flying Falcon 5K
London, London, United Kingdom

Our Monday night races from May-August. These are 5K races on a fast, flat course, the perfect opportunity to test your speedwork or try out your first race. Monday evening races all start at 7pm, giving you time to leave work, put your running shoes on and finish your day in style.

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has been organising races in London since 1981. As a family of running enthusiasts we welcome competitive club runners, seasoned trailblazers, fitness lovers and novices. At all of our races you will experience a warm welcome, a supportive team of dedicated volunteers, efficient and professional race management and flat runner-friendly courses.

Our races focus on giving each runner a good experience, an opportunity to transcend their limits and achieve their personal goals. Our inspiration is Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), the founder of our Marathon Team, who was not only an avid athlete and pioneer in the world of running and ultra-running races, but a teacher of meditation. He recognised the sport of running as a powerful way to develop concentration, confidence, determination, peace of mind and happiness.

£5 - £7
Flying Falcon 5K
AUG2
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The 14th Rye Summer Classic Series 10K Race Two - August
Rye, South East, United Kingdom

This popular Friday night series returns for a 14th year. A super-fast, traffic-free road course through Rye Nature Reserve at Rye Harbour in East Sussex. The course is flat and low lying and partly runs adjacent to the shingle storm ridges on the coastal road. Would suit runners of all standards including beginners. Points scored in each race count towards overall Series prizes (first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points).

£3 - £16
The 14th Rye Summer Classic Series 10K Race Two - August
AUG3
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Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half - August
London, London, United Kingdom

Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k, or half marathon through the incredible grounds of Londons Victoria Park. This course is not only flat and fast, but also inspiring. The event is a great opportunity for a quick time and a fun morning out with a unique themed medal waiting for you at the finish!

Included is a themed medal, water, fruit & mince pies! Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there

£18 - £26
Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half - August
AUG5
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Hasty Hare 5K
London, London, United Kingdom

Our Monday night races from May-August. These are 5K races on a fast, flat course, the perfect opportunity to test your speedwork or try out your first race. Monday evening races all start at 7pm, giving you time to leave work, put your running shoes on and finish your day in style.

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has been organising races in London since 1981. As a family of running enthusiasts we welcome competitive club runners, seasoned trailblazers, fitness lovers and novices. At all of our races you will experience a warm welcome, a supportive team of dedicated volunteers, efficient and professional race management and flat runner-friendly courses.

Our races focus on giving each runner a good experience, an opportunity to transcend their limits and achieve their personal goals. Our inspiration is Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), the founder of our Marathon Team, who was not only an avid athlete and pioneer in the world of running and ultra-running races, but a teacher of meditation. He recognised the sport of running as a powerful way to develop concentration, confidence, determination, peace of mind and happiness.

£5 - £7
Hasty Hare 5K
AUG6
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Ipswich 5k Summer Series - Race 4
Ipswich, East of England, United Kingdom

Escape work on a Tuesday evening to take part in the fourth of this 5k series in Christchurch Park. The course is 2 slightly hilly laps of the park, but is still well-suited to runners of all types. Come for the finisher's medal and compete in 3 or more races for a chance to win series champion.

£5 - £10
Ipswich 5k Summer Series - Race 4
AUG7
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Chase the Sun Olympic Park – August
London, London, United Kingdom

Were delighted to present the Run Through Chase the Sun series! Were back mid-week, evening 5k and 10k events with some new venues; it is a battle to get around the course before the sun goes down.

Racing around the incredible grounds of London 2012s Olympic Park, the flat and fast course is the perfect opportunity for a chip timed personal best. Starting at 7pm, you can chose to run a quick 5k or take on a full 10k. At the end of the race you will be rewarded with your well deserved Chase the Sun themed medal!

£22
Chase the Sun Olympic Park – August
AUG7
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The Bedgebury Pinetum Summer 10k & 5k Series - Race 4
Goudhurst, South East, United Kingdom

Join us for the return of this great Summer Series for Kent using the undulating forest paths and trails in and around Bedgebury Pinetum.

The event is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes. A choice of 10k or 5k are available with 5k runners completing one lap and 10k runners completing two.

£12 - £18
The Bedgebury Pinetum Summer 10k & 5k Series - Race 4
AUG11
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Gosport 5k Summer Series — Race 5
Gosport, South East, United Kingdom

The Gosport 5k Summer Series offers a fast, out and back promenade run using an accurately measured 5k course, ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.

This is the fifth and final race in the five race series, with previous races on the second Tuesday of the month in April, May, June and July. You can enter each race individually or save money and buy a three, four or five race season ticket.

£5 - £12
Gosport 5k Summer Series — Race 5
AUG11
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South Coast Run
Seaford, South East, United Kingdom

The South Coast Half Marathon, 10K and 5K take place in and around the town of Seaford in East Sussex.

The course is lapped and takes in the scenic views from the seafront.

The event is aimed at all abilities, whether you are a beginner, experienced or professional in running the race guarantees large crowds to cheer you along!

If the Half Marathon is not for you then the South Coast 10K or the 5K take place on the same day, over the same course.

Chip timed event.

£15 - £25
South Coast Run
AUG18
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Regent’s Park - 5K & 10K - August
London, London, United Kingdom

This is race five of this six race series, run totally within the Park - an outstanding location within the heart of London, mainly flat with slight undulations. Races will be the first Sunday in each month, April to September. All abilities welcome.

£15 - £18
Regent’s Park - 5K & 10K - August
AUG18
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Hillsborough Castle Running Festival
Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

We are excited to announce the BRAND NEW Hillsborough Castle Running Festival, including family races, a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon! Come and run the inaugural event at Hillsborough Castle on Sunday 18th August 2019 and take the opportunity to race around this unique location!

£10 - £24
Hillsborough Castle Running Festival
AUG20
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The Derby Summer 5k Series Race Four
Derby, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Join us for the return of this Tuesday night summer series around the picturesque Darley Park. The event will welcome runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

£10 - £12
The Derby Summer 5k Series Race Four
AUG21
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Chase the Sun Wimbledon - August
London, London, United Kingdom

Join us at the common and run either 5k or 10k and race round the course before the sun goes down. Starting at 7pm, you can either play it safe and race around a quick 5k or take on a full 10k before the sun sets. Check out our calendar for a full list of Chase the Sun events this summer.

Run through the picturesque Wimbledon Common; this flat trail course is the perfect way to spend a summers evening!

£21
Chase the Sun Wimbledon - August
AUG22
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Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August
Loughborough, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Run 5k, 10k or the Move Mile around the flat and fast Airfield at Prestwold Hall and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. This is a perfect venue for testing yourself over a new distance or going for a personal best!

Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. At the end of the race, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack and free event photographs!

This is a chip timed race and all runners will receive an accurate official time!

£6 - £18
Chase the Sun Leicestershire - August
AUG24
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The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead
Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Come and join us for 1 or 2 days of fun by the seaside!

The 401 Festival of Running is coming back for the 3rd year to the sunny town of Portishead on the North Somerset coast near Bristol. With amazing views over the Bristol Channel, out to Wales and of the Severn Bridge Crossings, watch as the ships pass within metres of the Events Village, such an amazing backdrop to what is fast becoming an event you dont want to miss.

With adult races including 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and our famous Festival Challenge (26.2 miles across the weekend!), plus 4 childrens races there is so much to choose from for the entire family to enjoy.

Enjoy good quality food and drink along with a FREE evening film in our events village just as the sun sets over the forest, this year it's The Goonies, a true classic!

Enjoy bespoke quality made bling (totally worth it!), along with the chance to buy a piece of our event merchandise all with a #bemoreeco twist.

Our events are designed to cater for everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or someone that likes to go flat out. Our events are made even more special because of our incredible volunteers who really add to the supportive and friendly atmosphere of the event across the weekend. Whether you are first or last over the finish line, youll be greeted by a smile and maybe even a hug. We want you to go away from this event with your confidence boosted and feeling great about yourself, because after all, thats what running is all about.

We cant wait to see you in August, its going to be epic!

£3.99 - £59.99
The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead
AUG24
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Wild West Beer Bonanza 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

Saddle up for THE race of the summer on 24th August! With Rodeo bull, medieval stocks, LAPD Law Enforcement officers & REAL LAPD car, music, pizza, BBQ, beer, prosecco and much, much more, it's the rootin'est tootin'est family event of the summer!

£15 - £31
Wild West Beer Bonanza 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
AUG25
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RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – August
London, London, United Kingdom

The Lee Valley VeloParks one mile floodlit road circuit is the perfect course to test yourself over a new distance or check your pacing with each mile split chip timed for you to view after the race. As one of the London 2012 Olympic venues you cant help but feel inspired to give it your all on this course as we are there to cheer you all the way round to the finish!

The Lee Valley VeloPark series returns, offering you a chance to run a Half Marathon, 10 Mile, 10k, 5k or Mile on this unique one mile Moto GP styled circuit. We also have a free kids mile for you to bring any young ones along with you and make a day of it.

Free - £22
RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – August
AUG28
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Chase the Sun Brixton - August
London, London, United Kingdom

Run around the paths of Brockwell park and battle to get around the course to the finish line before the sun goes down. You can choose from a 5k or 10k play it safe and fly round the 5k to finish before sunset or go for the extra challenge of the 10k.

£21
Chase the Sun Brixton - August
AUG28
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The Nottingham 5k Summer Series - Race 4
Colwick, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Get involved in the fourth of this 4 race summer series. This monthly event takes place on Wednesday evenings and is great for runners of all abilities. Start here to begin your running journey or just come to lay down some PBs. Expect a pleasant twilight run, finisher's medal and goodies.

£10 - £12
The Nottingham 5k Summer Series - Race 4
AUG29
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Leicester City 5K Summer Series – August
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Soak up the summer weather in the fourth of this 5k summer series in Leicester. The flat and well-measured course is perfect for speed demons hunting for PBs and for new participants looking to get involved in the sport. Come for the finisher's medal and a shot at becoming series champion.

£10 - £12
Leicester City 5K Summer Series – August
AUG29
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Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom

Join us for our new Thursday evening event running around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

£20
Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
AUG31
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Fun Colour Rush - Reading
Reading, South East, United Kingdom

Thousands of participants start the day off with a plain white t-shirt at registration, then whilst completing the 5KM course getting covered head to toe in rainbows of coloured powder.

Coming to a city near you!

#FunColourRush

£15 - £55
Fun Colour Rush - Reading
AUG31
Registration Perks
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 12
Richmond, London, United Kingdom

Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of the year. They will take you around the superb parkland. Theres a few hills but they make it more fun! There's the option of 5k or 10k. Super fun, friendly and beautiful surroundings!

£16
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 12
AUG31
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Glow in the Park – London
Sunbury-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom

Join us on an epic voyage through our 6 Glow Zones

Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance / walk / jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.

£16 - £27
Glow in the Park – London
SEP1
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Onetrack1000
London, London, United Kingdom

Welcome to Onetrack1000, a 1000-mile run to save our oceans in support of Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE). To mark World Oceans Day, Onetrack Club teamed up with BLUE to launch a run with a twist: 200 runners will work together to achieve a shared goal of 1000 miles on one track, on one day, and most importantly, raise 100,000 for BLUE.

Sign up now to a 5k, 10k or half marathon and help protect a piece of the ocean on home surf!

£45
Onetrack1000
SEP1
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Bridgwater Half Marathon
Bridgwater, South West, United Kingdom

The Bridgwater Half Marathon, in aid of Cancer Research, features a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k route. Expect over 200 runners showing their support for Cancer Research UK by pounding the pavement for this event.

The 5k Fun Run is popular with families and fundraisers alike. The run is organised by Bridgwater and District Friends of Cancer Research UK and Bridgwater's own Ramblers Carnival Club.

£8 - £20.50
Bridgwater Half Marathon
SEP6
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The 14th Rye Summer Classic Series 5K Race Three – September
Rye, South East, United Kingdom

The Rye Summer Classic Series is a popular series of three Friday evening events and in 2019 returns for the 14th year. Featuring two 10k races and a season-ending final 5k. The race taking place on Friday, 6th September is a fast and flat 5k.

Suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike, the event also includes a Children's Race.

£3 - £10
The 14th Rye Summer Classic Series 5K Race Three – September
SEP7
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Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
London, London, United Kingdom

It's time to conquer our Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon and have a morning out with family, friends, or colleagues and be part of this great event. Take on the ups and downs of Crystal Palace Park. Running around the stunning venue, join us to challenge yourself and meet a load of great people, make new friends and get your Fix Addiction!

£17 - £32.50
Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
SEP8
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Brighton K9 Challenge
Brighton, South East, United Kingdom

Why simply walk your dog every day when you can take part in an event and earn yourself and your dog a matching medal! The Brighton K9 Challenge is a unique, fun, running with dogs event combining exercise with your best four-legged friend. Run or walk 5 kilometres through Stanmer Parks beautiful woodland.

£18
Brighton K9 Challenge
SEP8
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Running Grand Prix at Mercedes-Benz World – September
Weybridge, South East, United Kingdom

Join us for a unique opportunity to run at this Surrey Half Marathon, 10k or 5k around the incredible Mercedes-Benz World Circuit, organised by RunThrough Events. Enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth, traffic-free tarmac motor circuit!

£21
Running Grand Prix at Mercedes-Benz World – September
SEP11
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Chase the Sun Olympic Park – September
London, London, United Kingdom

Were delighted to present the Run Through Chase the Sun series! Were back mid-week, evening 5k and 10k events with some new venues; it is a battle to get around the course before the sun goes down.

Racing around the incredible grounds of London 2012s Olympic Park, the flat and fast course is the perfect opportunity for a chip timed personal best. Starting at 7pm, you can chose to run a quick 5k or take on a full 10k. At the end of the race you will be rewarded with your well deserved Chase the Sun themed medal!

£22
Chase the Sun Olympic Park – September
SEP12
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The CityvWharf 5k Run Challenge
London, London, United Kingdom

Take on this challenge individually or get running for your company!

Enter individually and run for your location and company or get a corporate team together. Teams can be any size from 4 upwards. Results will be grouped into teams of 4 and these are sorted by team runners crossing the finish line so the first 4 team runners go into team 1 and the next 4 team 2, and so on. These will also be split as male, female and mixed!

Results also include individual placings and combined City and Wharf average times to find out the fastest location! It's time to send out the challenge to all of your colleagues, clients and friends and be part of this superb 5k run challenge.

If you need more info about team entries please email us at [email protected]

£18 - £26
The CityvWharf 5k Run Challenge
SEP14
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Greenwich Park 5k & 10k – September
London, London, United Kingdom

You can choose to run a chip timed 5k or 10k around the beautiful Greenwich Park passing some of London's favourite attractions: the Royal Observatory, The National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College. Including the incredible views across London, there is a lot to see here!

£22
Greenwich Park 5k & 10k – September
SEP14
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Jubilee Hall Trust, Run For Your Life - 2K, 5K &10K Trail - September
London, London, United Kingdom

Come and join us on Hampstead Heath Jubilee Hall Trust charity trail run series to help us raise money to get Camden residents more active.There is something for everyone with a choice of distances, from the flat 2k family fun run to the hilly 5k or 10k options winding across the iconic Heath. And a pre-race warm-up will be led by the Jubilee Hall Trust fitness team.

£6 - £15
Jubilee Hall Trust, Run For Your Life - 2K, 5K &10K Trail - September
SEP15
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Richmond Running Festival
Richmond, London, United Kingdom

Lace up get ready for this full range of races in the exclusive Kew Gardens. Friends and family can enjoy free entry to the Gardens and you will love the food on offer and live music of the 2-day festival. Come for the Nike tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.

£7 - £46
Richmond Running Festival
SEP15
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Purbeck Running Festival
Swanage, South West, United Kingdom

Nice Work are pleased to be helping stage the 2019 Purbeck Outdoor Weekend including the Purbeck Running Festival.

NEW for 2019 In addition to the Purbeck Marathon and 16 Mile race, we are pleased to be adding three more events to the weekend. For the first time there will be a choice of Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, 10k and 5k!

Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast has spectacular history, landscapes and views and has been home to The Purbeck Marathon for the last three years and now we have The Purbeck 16! A step up from a half marathon with the same fantastic scenery and big hills!

Taking place on the 14th September this series of events brings runners from all over the region.

The courses are challenging however the scenic routes make it all worth while!

£10 - £50
Purbeck Running Festival

About 5k events in the UK

5k runs are the most popular distance in the UK. Usually run or walked on road, the 5k (or 3.1 miles) is a great distance for all ability levels. Hundreds of people attend Parkruns every weekend, 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 the average time to run a 5k?

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 very 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.

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