5k Runs in UK

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MAR23
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Canter – Day 1Jacobs Court, 70 Sandford Rd, Leeds LS5 3RR, UK

As the name suggests this is an out and back canter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route will start and finish at Kirkstall about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds. Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical its a great opportunity to improve your own PB. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 127.25 miles in length, stretching between the busy cities of Leeds and Liverpool. It is in fact the longest canal in the north of England and passing through 91 locks. The construction began in 1770 and was completed in 1816.

£23 - £35.50
5k • Ultramarathon • Marathon • Other • Half Marathon • 10k
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Canter – Day 1
MAR23
Newcastle University Town Moor Cow Bell 5k & 5mile Road RaceTown Moor Gravel Track, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3BX, UK

A new competition for the 2016/17 season, Newcastle are hosting a brand new road race held around the Town Moor. The race is open to all abilities and prizes are up for grabs for the first 3 individuals in each race and the first male/female teams.

Road Race on the town moor 5miles for men and 5k for women. Universities and local road runners welcome.

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Newcastle University Town Moor Cow Bell 5k & 5mile Road Race

Town Moor Gravel Track, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3BX, UKView event
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About the event
From the organiser

A new competition for the 2016/17 season, Newcastle are hosting a brand new road race held around the Town Moor. The race is open to all abilities and prizes are up for grabs for the first 3 individuals in each race and the first male/female teams.

Road Race on the town moor 5miles for men and 5k for women. Universities and local road runners welcome.

Reviews
  • Did the 5km Road Race in 2018

    The goodie bag was nice, I felt that the event could have been promoted more, to gain a bigger field of runners. And the course could be tweaked slightly to get rid of the sharp turn around 200m from the start. I will definitely do it next year if Im fit!
£5 - £7
5k • Other
Newcastle University Town Moor Cow Bell 5k & 5mile Road Race
MAR24
Run Whitstable Spring 5k & 10k45 Hampton Pier Ave, Herne Bay CT6 8EL, UK

Get together with friends, family or colleagues and be part of this event along the stunning Whitstable coastline.

All runners will receive a super cool, high quality medal, full race chip timing with instant results to view at the event or via our website as the race takes place, drinks, sweets as well as other offers and discounts from us at the Fix Events and from our partners.

The course is a nice flat, fast run along the waterfront. Remember its all good fun and you can walk, jog or run!

£15 - £20
5k • 10k
Run Whitstable Spring 5k & 10k
MAR24
Pendock Spring Chicken 10kM50, Gloucester GL19, UK

Join us for a multi-terrain run on gently undulating roads and farm tracks in south Worcestershire Countryside, with a choice of a 10K, 5K or 1K. Proceeds will go to Pendock CE Primary School. Receive free entry into a raffle with your race number. You can enter online, or by completing the printable postal entry form. Entries are limited for all the races, so please dont leave it too late to enter.

On the day, registration will be open between 9:30 am and 11:00 am for runners to collect numbers (until 10:30 am for the 1K).

We will not be accepting any entries on the day to make things run smoother and ensure results can be processed efficiently after the race. You can enter online up until the day before the race if the race is not full.

£3 - £12
5k • 10k • Other
Pendock Spring Chicken 10k
MAR27
Pensby Runners Seaside 5K RunLeasowe Lighthouse, Lingham Ln, Birkenhead, Greasby, Wirral CH46 4TA, UK

Wirral Seaside Runs is a series of six races of 5 km, organised by Pensby Runners. The runs are held monthly from March to August each year. The races are very popular with club runners and also beginners and joggers and have become a permanent fixture on the running scene of Merseyside over the last 30 years. Although there is no formal cut off time it is expected that new seasiders will aim to complete the three miles within 45 minutes.

£5 - £7
5k
Pensby Runners Seaside 5K Run
MAR29
Harbour Club Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k – MarchA4, London WC2N 5DU, UK

A 5k race, usually around the Serpentine in Hyde Park, at lunchtime on the last Friday of every month. There will be two races: an A race for those expecting to run under 22 minutes and a B race for everyone else, setting off 3 minutes later.

£3 - £6
5k
Harbour Club Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k – March
MAR30
Warrington RC Spring 5 MileOrdnance Avenue Risley Moss, Moss Gate, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 6QX, UK

Join us at the Spring leg of this fantastic series. Earn yourself some finishers bling this season with our unique 4-part medal. Each race has its own bespoke, seasonal segment which fits together to form a gigantic medal to be proud of.

If you cant make one of the events never fear, we are offering a virtual run option on all the races. Ensure you select the virtual run option on entry and you can run at a location that suits you. So no matter what your plans you can still earn a complete set.

£14 - £16
5k
Warrington RC Spring 5 Mile
MAR30
The Bolt trail runSouth Downs District Office, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham GU10 4LS, UK

Bolt round The Holt 2019 will open for entry very soon! The Bolt is in its 11th year and will be the biggest and best year!

The course is predominantly on man made, traffic free compact forest tracks. There will be some cheeky inclines and if wet, a little bit of mud thrown in. As with all previous Bolts, the route is a 5k lap. Choose either 1 lap, 2 laps or 4 laps with an extra 1k.

The nearest train station is Farnham. The venue is a 15 minute taxi ride from there.

4 cross-country, traffic free, running races on 2 courses.

Team 21k Challenge Enter as a team of 2, 3 or 4. If there are less than 4 of you, It's up to you to decide how many laps your team members do. If there are 4 of you, one of you does 6k the other 3 each do 5k. At the end of your lap, you pass the time chip onto your team mate.

£7 - £48
5k • Half Marathon • 10k • Other
The Bolt trail run
MAR30
Brynkinalt 10km & 20km & 5km4 Queen's Square, Church St, Chirk, Wrexham LL14 5HB, UK

There is plenty of variety in terrain over the route with forest tracks, footpaths and fields. It has a unique elevation (as you can see from the elevation graph). There is a total of 210metres* of elevation for the 10km* and 420metres* of elevation for the 20km*. There is an entry limit of 500 (across all races) and we expect it to fill quickly, so get in now! There will also be a children's race on the day for the budding trail runners.

Our event centre provides a great family day out for both competitors and also spectators, with food and drinks available, children's activities, race commentary all at the start / finish line located in the grounds. Spectators will have a great view of the starters and finishers. There will be toilets provided and some shelter in the registration marquee, which hopefully we won't need. But as it is Wales in March you can't be sure what the weather will do so make sure you dress for the conditions.

Due to the fact that all our events are held on private land, we are not able to provide you with course maps. As it is private land the route cannot be run before or after the race, so please don't try. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the day.

£14.50 - £23
5k • 10k • Other
Brynkinalt 10km & 20km & 5km
MAR31
Registration Perks
Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5KSheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UK

Warmer weather and (possibly) more sunshine can only mean one thing spring is arriving! And with that comes the return of the Richmond Park Spring 10K and 5K race, located in the beautiful London park itself. Weave your way through the greenery as you spend your Sunday morning taking on a 10K or 5K run.

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Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5K

Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Warmer weather and (possibly) more sunshine can only mean one thing spring is arriving! And with that comes the return of the Richmond Park Spring 10K and 5K race, located in the beautiful London park itself. Weave your way through the greenery as you spend your Sunday morning taking on a 10K or 5K run.

Reviews
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    I am only reviewing negatively as I am tying to get in touch with the organisers through the link in my acceptance email (have been for two weeks) but cant get hold of anyone. Hoping a negative review may prompt a response!
  • Did the 10k in 2017

    This is a great race, it's not huge so don't expect any crowds or people cheering you on. But, it's a perfect training race. It's well organised and Richmond Park is so beautiful, you feel like you're in the countryside.
£14 - £19
5k • 10k
Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5K
MAR31
Treehouse 5k, 10k & Family Run22 Station Rd, Cholsey, Wallingford OX10 9PT, UK

The course includes a mixture of quiet roads, farm tracks and footpaths.

£3 - £17
5k • 10k • Other
Treehouse 5k, 10k & Family Run
MAR31
Registration Perks
Denbighshire 5k, 10k & Kids 1 Mile1 Clwyd Ave, Denbigh LL16 3HB, UK

The 5K and 10k offers something for everyone, whether youre a novice or a serious runner.

Our hugely popular 5K take you on and off-road, on a journey through tracks and footpaths. The 10K will take you on a journey on road up to where the scenery is outstanding, there will be a drink station on this 10K course.

The 1 mile route starts and finishes on the field, taking you around all the Denbigh fields, the course will be well sign posted and marshalled.

1 reviews
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Denbighshire 5k, 10k & Kids 1 Mile

1 Clwyd Ave, Denbigh LL16 3HB, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The 5K and 10k offers something for everyone, whether youre a novice or a serious runner.

Our hugely popular 5K take you on and off-road, on a journey through tracks and footpaths. The 10K will take you on a journey on road up to where the scenery is outstanding, there will be a drink station on this 10K course.

The 1 mile route starts and finishes on the field, taking you around all the Denbigh fields, the course will be well sign posted and marshalled.

Reviews
  • Did the Denbighshire 10K in 2018

    i thought the whole thing overall was organised very well i only started running in jan to lose weight and get fitter and this was my first ever race so was going into the unknow but enjoyed it that last hill was a killer ,now looking forword to llangollen 10k
£6 - £14
5k • 10k • Other
Denbighshire 5k, 10k & Kids 1 Mile

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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