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UK 5k Runs: 2022 - 2023

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Popular UK 5k Runs

Great South Run

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Great South Run

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Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Participants

5k, 10 miles and more

Star5

(55 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £46
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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2023

Sunday, Apr 23, 2023

ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2023

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Southampton, Southampton

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and more

Star4.5

(8 reviews)

FilledTicket£5.37 – £48.33
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Great Birmingham Run 2023

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Great Birmingham Run 2023

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Birmingham, West Midlands

Participants

half marathon, 5k and more

FilledTicket£14 – £39
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The Veloforte Wales Marathon

Sunday, Jul 2, 2023

The Veloforte Wales Marathon

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Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £55
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Richmond AIR 10k @ Kew Gardens

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022

Richmond AIR 10k @ Kew Gardens

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Richmond, Greater London

Participants

10k, half marathon, 5k and more

FilledTicket£42.50 – £44.50
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Great Eastern Run

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Great Eastern Run

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Peterborough, Peterborough

Participants

5k, half marathon

FilledTicket£10.90 – £35
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Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022

Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k

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Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k and more

Star4.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £50
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Farnborough Winter Half Marathon

Sunday, Jan 22, 2023

Farnborough Winter Half Marathon

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Farnborough, Hampshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k and more

FilledTicket£17 – £39
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RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March

Sunday, Mar 19, 2023

RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon and more

Star4.5

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£20.83 – £30
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Run Sandringham

Sunday, Jun 18, 2023

Run Sandringham

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Sandringham, Norfolk

Participants

half marathon, 5k and more

Star4.5

(31 reviews)

FilledTicket£8.90 – £28.90
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Inflatable 5k - Southampton

Saturday, Jul 8, 2023

Inflatable 5k - Southampton

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Hampshire, Hampshire

Participants

5k, 10k and more

FilledTicket£14.90 – £44.90
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Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – July

Sunday, Jul 23, 2023

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – July

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k and more

FilledTicket£20 – £40
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About 5k events in the UK

There are a whole host 5k running events which take place up and down the UK. Generally, you’ll find that these events take place on Saturday mornings or during the long summer evenings, and are often staged in local parks or green-spaces. So, if you’ve got a park on your doorstep, keep an eye out for any local events coming up.

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.

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