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Running Events5k Runs

5k Runs

5k (or 3.1 miles) running events are some of the most inclusive events around. When you make your way to the start-line you’re going to find a true array of participants - from people who’ve just completed their couch to 5k training, to seasoned runners who are looking to topple their personal best. It’s people coming together for the sense of shared experience which makes these events so great and has been so central to organisers like Parkrun’s success. What better way to kickstart your weekend than by knocking off a 5k run around your local park? Even better, why not head down with a group of friends and grab a coffee or some brunch after. If a generic run sounds a bit bland for your liking then why not spice it up a bit, with a more unique style of event, like a colour run, a charity event, a night run, or even an alcohol-infused 5ks. Whatever it is you’re after, the inclusivity and variety of this category means that there is something for everyone.

373 events found
Mercer Surrey Half Marathon
Booked 41 times this week

Sunday, Mar 6, 2022

Mercer Surrey Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Woking, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(63 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £38
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend
Booked 18 times this week

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend

LocationIndicator

Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k, 10k

FilledTicket£10 – £50
Booking perksFlat road
Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022

Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k

LocationIndicator

Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star5

(6 reviews)

FilledTicket£34 – £38
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - February
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - February

LocationIndicator

Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£24 – £28
Booking perksFlat road
RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March
Booked 12 times this week

Sunday, Mar 13, 2022

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

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£24 – £28
Booking perksFlat trail
The Longhorn
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Apr 24, 2022

The Longhorn

LocationIndicator

Newark, Nottinghamshire

Participants

ultramarathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k, marathon

Star4.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£9 – £59
Booking perksGreat atmosphereTrail
Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - May
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - May

LocationIndicator

Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£24 – £28
Booking perksFlat road
Trail Pursuit Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 1 time this week

Friday, May 27, 2022

Trail Pursuit Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Keswick, Cumbria

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £119
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
RunThrough Cheltenham Running Festival - June

Sunday, Jun 12, 2022

RunThrough Cheltenham Running Festival - June

LocationIndicator

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£26 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
Plymouth Half Marathon
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022

Plymouth Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Plymouth, Plymouth

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£34 – £36
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
The Virtual Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

The Virtual Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival

LocationIndicator

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Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£5 – £24.50
Booking perksRoad
The Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

The Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival

LocationIndicator

Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£5 – £17
Booking perksFlat road
Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022

Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£26 – £38
Booking perksTrail
Blackpool Music Run
Booked 4 times this week

Sunday, Jul 17, 2022

Blackpool Music Run

LocationIndicator

Blackpool

Participants

5k, 10k

Star4.5

(32 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
RunThrough Hillsborough Castle Running Festival

Sunday, Jul 24, 2022

RunThrough Hillsborough Castle Running Festival

LocationIndicator

Hillsborough, Lisburn and Castlereagh

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star4.5

(39 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £24
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
Bacchus Wine Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 8 times this week

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

Bacchus Wine Half Marathon & 10k

LocationIndicator

Dorking, Surrey

Participants

marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£35 – £56
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
RunThrough Warrington Running Festival

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

RunThrough Warrington Running Festival

LocationIndicator

Warrington, Warrington

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £28
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
Guildford 10k and Fun Run
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Guildford 10k and Fun Run

LocationIndicator

Guildford, Surrey

Participants

10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £32
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly road
RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December
Booked 5 times this week

Saturday, Dec 18, 2021

RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£25
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
Run Yorkshire Rother Valley - Winter Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Dec 19, 2021

Run Yorkshire Rother Valley - Winter Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Participants

marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£12 – £26
Booking perksFlat road
RunThrough Wimbledon Christmas Run 5k & 10k
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, Dec 19, 2021

RunThrough Wimbledon Christmas Run 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£26
Booking perksFlat
5k Track event #5 - Christmas Edition
Booked 1 time this week

Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021

5k Track event #5 - Christmas Edition

LocationIndicator

Brierley Hill, West Midlands

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£10
Booking perksFlat
The Saltwood Boxing Day Run
Booked 11 times this week

Sunday, Dec 26, 2021

The Saltwood Boxing Day Run

LocationIndicator

Hythe, Kent

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£3 – £25
Booking perksFlat trail
Virtual Santa in the City
Booked 2 times this week

Friday, Dec 31, 2021

Virtual Santa in the City

LocationIndicator

null

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Booking perks
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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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