5k Runs in the United Kingdom

5k (or 3.1 miles) races are held across the UK throughout the year. Colour runs and charity runs are always fun, community-focused events, and hugely popular Park Runs are held each week in many local areas.
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  • OCT19
    Simplyhealth Great South Run
    Portsmouth, South East, United Kingdom

    Experience the south coasts best 10 mile event and celebrate everything that's great about Portsmouth. If you're looking for a PB, this flat and...

    £15 - £21
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10 Miles
  • MAY23
    Edinburgh Marathon Festival
    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K race? The Edinburgh Marathon Festival has them all. The course starts in the city of Edinburgh and takes you along...

    £10 - £45
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • 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
  • MAR8
    Surrey Half Marathon
    Woking, South East, United Kingdom

    Surreys largest half marathon boasts UKA sanctioning and the British Association of Road Races (BARR) Gold Award for outstanding race management. The Mercer...

    £12 - £38
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT6
    Bournemouth Marathon Festival
    Bournemouth, South West, United Kingdom

    Stunning seaside views, a chance to run on two piers, and a spectacular finish make this event one to remember. Runners will get the chance to feel...

    £17.50 - £53.50
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 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
  • DEC8
    RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December
    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
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • Marathon
  • 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
  • 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
  • OCT13
    Guildford 10K
    Guildford, South East, United Kingdom

    Starting from the cobbled high street in Guildford town centre, participants will follow a professionally marked and measured route out through Burpham,...

    £21 - £45
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV17
    The Brighton 10K
    Brighton, United Kingdom

    The Brighton 10k is one of the South East's longest running 10k road race and the oldest 10k in Brighton and Hove. Established by Brighton and...

    £20 - £22
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC1
    Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December
    Little Budworth, North West, United Kingdom

    Outlon Park has been home to many motor racing events since the 1950s and has previously hosted the British Touring Car Championship, British F3 and British...

    £18 - £30
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC8
    Do It For Charity Santa Run – Victoria Park, London
    London, London, United Kingdom

    Hitch up your sleigh for Londons largest Santa Run and bring a flash of red to the streets of London with thousands of runners dressed as Santa Claus to...

    Charity Tickets
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC15
    Run Aintree - December
    Liverpool, North West, United Kingdom

    Join us for the final chance to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon in 2019 at the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the...

    £18 - £26
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT6
    Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running
    Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom

    The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathons in the world. With spectacular scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly...

    £5 - £57
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT19
    Birmingham Running Festival
    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    Come and join us for the BRAND NEW Birmingham Running Festival at the wonderful Sutton Park. With the option to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon distance...

    £18
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • JUL26
    Blackpool Music Run
    Blackpool, England, United Kingdom

    Join us for another Blackpool Music Run 10K and 5K Fun Run, with live music on performance areas along Blackpool Promenade!

    The run will start and...

    £8 - £24
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • JUN14
    St Albans Half Marathon
    St Albans, East of England, United Kingdom

    A community focused event, St Albans Half Marathon aims to raise money for local charities and organisations as well as put on a great day out for all the...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • DEC14
    RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December
    London, London, United Kingdom

    Come and run a chip timed 5k or 10k through the incredible grounds of Londons Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The RunThrough Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k...

    £24
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • 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
  • MAR15
    MK Half Marathon & Festival of Running
    Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom

    The festival consists of a family friendly or super-swift 5k event, our classic 10k distance race, our ever popular half marathon distance race and our 20...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • 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
  • OCT20
    Thoresby 10
    Newark, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    Thoresby10 is back for our annual autumnal trail run in the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park, north Nottinghamshire. Choose from a race over 10k or...

    £8 - £45
    • Running
    • 10 Miles
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • NOV24
    The Great Skipton Santa Fun Run
    Skipton, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    The run takes place with the help of officers from Skipton Town Council and from Craven District Council and in addition to many of the runners own...

    £8 - £15
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC22
    Wimbledon Christmas Run
    London, London, United Kingdom

    Come and spread the Christmas spirit by running a 5k or 10k around the beautiful Wimbledon Common and earn those extra mince pies and roast...

    £24
    • Running
    • 5k
  • 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
  • JAN12
    The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K
    Oundle, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    Looking to get fit in the New Year? Then why not join us in the historic market town of Oundle, for the Oundle New Year 10K. Also new for this year, we will...

    £3 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • FEB2
    The Cardiff 5k & 10k Winter Warmer Run
    Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

    A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this event with us. So come on, let's do this! Secure your...

    £16 - £19
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • 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
  • MAR1
    Rushcliffe 10K and Fun Run
    Nottingham, East Midlands, United Kingdom
    £1 - £17
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • 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
  • NOV30
    Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
    Nottingham, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    Join the Time2RunEvents Team for this Festive 2 Days of Running around the National Water Sports Center in Nottingham. Both Days There will be Live Music,...

    £6 - £38
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • FEB22
    The Glasgow 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run
    Saltmarket, Scotland, United Kingdom

    A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this event with us. So come on, let's do this! Secure your...

    £16
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • JAN26
    Farnborough Winter Half Marathon & 5k Fun Run
    Farnborough, South East, United Kingdom

    Sunday 26th January is an important date for Farnborough as it hosts the fourth Farnborough Half Marathon, an instant success, it has sold out every year...

    Free - £35
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • FEB9
    The Nottingham 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run
    Nottingham, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this event with us. So come on, let's do this! Secure your...

    £16 - £19
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV30
    The Chasewater Pudding Dash
    Burntwood, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    Why not get the festive season off to flying start and join us for the Chasewater Christmas Pudding Dash 10k & 5k?

    This festive race uses the...

    £12 - £17
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • 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
  • FEB1
    The Bristol 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run
    Long Ashton, South West, United Kingdom

    A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this event with us. So come on, let's do this! Secure your...

    £16
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • MAR8
    Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half – March
    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...

    £18 - £26
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC15
    Muddy Welly
    Crowthorne, South East, United Kingdom

    The rose between two thorns, the Mapledurham 10 is back for a 5th year, at the great Wellington College. Time to take a beather with a choice of either a...

    £20
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • FEB16
    The Milton Keynes 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run
    Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom

    A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this event with us. So come on, let's do this! Secure your...

    £16
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • 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
  • FEB23
    The Aberdeen 5K and 10K Winter Warmer Run
    Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

    A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this event with us. So come on, let's do this! Secure your...

    £16
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • JUL12
    Ironman UK
    Bolton, North West, United Kingdom

    Dubbed one of the UK's friendliest towns, Bolton has something for everyone in the IRONMAN family. Athletes can take a nature walk with the kids, go...

    £410
    • Triathlon
    • Ironman
    • Running
    • 5k
  • 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
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More United Kingdom 5k Runs

About 5k events in the UK

5k (or 3.1-mile) is a great distance for all ability levels. Usually run or walked on road, they are hugely popular in the UK. Hundreds of people attend Parkruns every weekend, in 645 locations, 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 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.