5k Runs in the United Kingdom

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AUG28
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 ...

£21
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase the Sun Brixton - August
AUG28
The Nottingham 5K Summer Series – Race 4
Colwick, East Midlands, United Kingdom

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series.

You...

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

This popular summer series returns for the seventh year. A fast two lap circuit, using an accurately measured 5K course, the race would suit runners of all...

£10 - £12
  • Running
  • 5k
The Leicester City 5K Summer Series – Race 4
AUG29
Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
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...

£20
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
AUG31
RunThrough Hyde Park 5K & 10K – August
London, London, United Kingdom

Hyde park is such a popular running spot in London but it's so much better running amongst loads of people and in a race situation. RunThrough's...

£24
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
RunThrough Hyde Park 5K & 10K – August
AUG31
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...

£11 - £41
  • Running
  • 5k
Fun Colour Rush - Reading
SEP1
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...

£45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Onetrack1000
SEP1
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...

£8 - £20.50
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Bridgwater Half Marathon
SEP6
The 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. Featuring two 10K races and a season-ending final 5K.

This...

£3 - £10
  • Running
  • 5k
The Rye Summer Classic Series 5K Race Three – September
SEP7
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...

£17
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
SEP8
Brighton K9 Challenge
Brighton, England, 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...

£18
  • Running
  • 5k
Brighton K9 Challenge
SEP8
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...

£21
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Running Grand Prix at Mercedes-Benz World – September
SEP11
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...

£22
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase the Sun Olympic Park – September
SEP12
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...

£18
  • Running
  • 5k
The CityvWharf 5k Run Challenge
SEP14
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,...

£22
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Greenwich Park 5k & 10k – September
SEP14
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...

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

This 10k is part of the Richmond RUNFEST, London's most exclusive event, which also includes the RUNFEST Marathon and Half Marathon. The 10k takes...

£7 - £46
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Richmond Running Festival
SEP15
Urdd 5K Colour Run Rhyl
Rhyl, Wales, United Kingdom

Being a Colour Runner is a lifestyle choice. A lifestyle full of amazing music, super cool selfies, happy crowds, wicked goodie bags, plus a SHED LOAD of...

£4 - £15
  • Running
  • 5k
Urdd 5K Colour Run Rhyl
SEP15
The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend
Swanage, South West, United Kingdom

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

Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast...

£10 - £50
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Ultramarathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend
SEP21
Runthrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k – September
London, London, United Kingdom

The RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k is a very special event that races through the incredible grounds of Londons Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This...

£24
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Runthrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k – September
SEP22
Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans
St Albans, East of England, United Kingdom

Set in the historic Roman town of St. Albans, our Hercules Festival of Sport will once again be a wonderful event and an ideal end to your season.

Our...

£15 - £55
  • Triathlon
  • Sprint
  • Duathlon
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans
SEP22
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September
Chichester, South East, United Kingdom

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at...

£21 - £32
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September
SEP22
Y Front Run Hastings 5k & 10k
Hastings, South East, United Kingdom

Hastings 5k & 10k Race With Added Bounce: This year we have decided to add an inflatable assault course (a huge 95 feet of it!) to the race from our...

£12 - £16
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Y Front Run Hastings 5k & 10k
SEP28
RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – September
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...

£10 - £22
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10 Miles
  • 10k
  • 5k
RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – September
SEP28
The Tissington Trail Half Marathon Weekend
Buxton, East Midlands, United Kingdom

The Tissington Trail Half Marathon has established itself as a real favourite with runners, often selling out months in advance, and we hold this race on...

£10 - £28
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
The Tissington Trail Half Marathon Weekend
SEP29
RunThrough Beat Box Hill 5k & 10k - September
Tadworth, South East, United Kingdom

Zig zag road will be closed for only the 3rd ever time (one of those three was for the London 2012 Olympics) for you to be able to run it. Box Hill lies...

£25
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
RunThrough Beat Box Hill 5k & 10k - September
OCT5
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 13
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...

£15
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 13
OCT5
Run Aintree - October
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...

£18 - £26
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Run Aintree - October
OCT6
Plymouth 10K & 5K
Plymouth, South West, United Kingdom

Plymouth 10K holds an undulating course, suitable for runners of all abilities. Starting in the city centre, you'll head out towards Marsh Mills along...

£8 - £25
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Plymouth 10K & 5K
OCT9
Chase The Moon Olympic Park - October
London, London, United Kingdom

Join us for the Chase the Moon Olympic Park 5k & 10k for a unique 5k and 10k event around the Olympic Park.

Racing around the incredible grounds...

£22
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase The Moon Olympic Park - October
OCT12
Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half - October
London, London, United Kingdom

Looking for a PB course, or wanting to try out a new distance this is the race for you. Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k or Half Marathon around the wide,...

£18 - £26
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half - October
OCT13
Burton Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
Burton Bradstock, South West, United Kingdom

The marathon will return in 2018, still based at the home of Ciderology, the fantastic Bredy cider farm on the edge of Burton Bradstock, where you can camp...

£10 - £30
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Burton Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
OCT13
Exeter’s Great West Run
Exeter, South West, United Kingdom

This is a fantastic half marathon taking place on fully closed roads. Featuring plenty of on course entertainment, the 3 different distance choices are open...

£5.50 - £43
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Exeter’s Great West Run
OCT19
King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Marsden, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if that's not enough run, back down again. 400m up...

£8 - £18
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
OCT20
Windsor Autumn 5km, 10km & 15km Run
Dorney, South East, United Kingdom

The Windsor Autumn 5km, 10km & 15km Run is perfect for anyone looking to get fit or take part in their first event.

Dorney Lake is the perfect...

£22.50 - £30
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Windsor Autumn 5km, 10km & 15km Run
OCT26
Runthrough Lee Valley VeloPark – October
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...

Free - £22
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10 Miles
  • 10k
  • 5k
Runthrough Lee Valley VeloPark – October
OCT27
RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October
Bedford, East of England, United Kingdom

Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or marathon around the flat and fast Bedford Autodrome.

Designed from scratch by former F1 driver...

£18 - £30
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October
OCT31
The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 1
Gravesend, South East, United Kingdom

Nice Work is pleased to return to the Gravesend Cyclopark with the return of our popular Winter Series.

The series is a unique opportunity to sharpen...

£12 - £14
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 1
NOV2
The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running
Aylesbury, South East, United Kingdom

Following the success of our inaugural March Festival of Running, we return to Buckinginhamshire for an autumn edition.

The festival includes a...

£5 - £22
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • 10 Miles
The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running
NOV6
The Nottingham 5K Winter Series – Race 1
Nottingham, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Following a successful debut, the Nottingham Winter Series returns again.

The races are flat out and back along the embankment and welcome runners of...

£10 - £12
  • Running
  • 5k
The Nottingham 5K Winter Series – Race 1
NOV7
The Leicester City 5K Winter Series – Race 1
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom

This evening winter series takes in a fast two lap circuit, using an accurately measured 5K course. Times should be quick, but the race would suit runners...

£10 - £12
  • Running
  • 5k
The Leicester City 5K Winter Series – Race 1
NOV9
Remembrance Run Essex
Saffron Walden, East of England, United Kingdom

Introducing the Essex Remembrance Run, in support of The Royal British Legion and The Felix Fund. Join Active Training World at for our Remembrance Runs at...

£5 - £22
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Remembrance Run Essex
NOV10
RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November
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...

£20 - £24
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November
NOV13
Chase the Moon Olympic Park - November
London, London, United Kingdom

Join us for the Chase the Moon Olympic Park 5k & 10k for a unique 5k and 10k event around the Olympic Park.

Racing around the incredible grounds...

£22
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chase the Moon Olympic Park - November
NOV16
The Bedgebury Autumn 10K & 5K Canicross Challenge
Goudhurst, South East, United Kingdom

Join us for another great event on the South East Canicross Calendar.

After another sellout last year, this picturesque 10K and 5K returns again in...

£15 - £17
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Bedgebury Autumn 10K & 5K Canicross Challenge
NOV16
Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half - November
London, London, United Kingdom

Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k or Half Marathon around the wide, flat paths of Victoria Park on Saturday 16th November 2019. Whether you are finishing...

£18 - £26
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half - November
NOV16
Chessington Running Wild
Chessington, London, United Kingdom

Your exclusive opportunity to race through the world famous Chessington World of Adventures. Starting at the Adventure Tree in the heart of the park, enjoy...

£10 - £25
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Chessington Running Wild
NOV24
The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K
Hampton, London, United Kingdom

Celebrate Christmas at The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K. It is a perfect setting for a fast, flat and traffic-free Sunday morning 10K. If you prefer, why...

£14 - £19
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K
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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.