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UK 5k Runs: 2024 - 2025

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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.
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2024 Principality Cardiff Half Marathon
Booked 292 times this week

Sunday, 6 Oct 2024

2024 Principality Cardiff Half Marathon

Location

Cardiff, Cardiff

Running

half marathon, 5k

Ticket£10 – £48
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MK Festival of Running
Booked 219 times this week

Sunday, 17 Mar 2024

MK Festival of Running

Location

Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes

Running

half marathon, 10k, 5k and more

Star4.6

(110 reviews)

Ticket£10 – £34
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Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon
Booked 237 times this week

Sunday, 24 Mar 2024

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Location

Molesey, Greater London

Running

half marathon, 5k

Ticket£31.67 – £54
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Popular UK 5k Runs

2024 Principality Cardiff Half Marathon
Booked 292 times this week

Sunday, 6 Oct 2024

2024 Principality Cardiff Half Marathon

Location

Cardiff, Cardiff

Running

half marathon, 5k

Ticket£10 – £48
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MK Festival of Running
Booked 219 times this week

Sunday, 17 Mar 2024

MK Festival of Running

Location

Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes

Running

half marathon, 10k, 5k and more

Star4.6

(110 reviews)

Ticket£10 – £34
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Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon
Booked 237 times this week

Sunday, 24 Mar 2024

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Location

Molesey, Greater London

Running

half marathon, 5k

Ticket£31.67 – £54
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AJ Bell Great South Run 2024
Booked 177 times this week

Saturday, 19 Oct 2024

AJ Bell Great South Run 2024

Location

Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Running

10 miles, 5k and more

Ticket£19 – £43
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RunThrough Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February 2024
Booked 125 times this week
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IN 3 DAYS

Saturday, 24 Feb 2024

RunThrough Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February 2024

Location

London, Greater London

Running

5k, 10k and more

Star4.7

(77 reviews)

Ticket£20 – £28
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RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March
Booked 119 times this week

Sunday, 10 Mar 2024

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

Location

London, Greater London

Running

5k, 10k, half marathon and more

Star4.7

(96 reviews)

Ticket£25 – £32
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RunThrough Chase the Moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February 2024
Booked 97 times this week
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IN 7 DAYS

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

RunThrough Chase the Moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February 2024

Location

London, Greater London

Running

5k, 10k and more

Star4.6

(82 reviews)

Ticket£20 – £26
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Running GP Oulton Park - March
Booked 107 times this week

Sunday, 3 Mar 2024

Running GP Oulton Park - March

Location

Little Budworth, Cheshire West and Chester

Running

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

Star4.6

(159 reviews)

Ticket£25 – £47
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RunThrough Tatton 5k & 10k – March 2024
Booked 93 times this week

Saturday, 9 Mar 2024

RunThrough Tatton 5k & 10k – March 2024

Location

Knutsford, Cheshire East

Running

10k, 5k and more

Star4.8

(69 reviews)

Ticket£20 – £38
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RunThrough Hyde Park 5k & 10k - March
Booked 69 times this week

Saturday, 9 Mar 2024

RunThrough Hyde Park 5k & 10k - March

Location

London, Greater London

Running

5k, 10k and more

Star4.6

(54 reviews)

Ticket£20 – £26
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RunThrough Regents Park 5k & 10k - February
Booked 61 times this week
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IN 4 DAYS

Sunday, 25 Feb 2024

RunThrough Regents Park 5k & 10k - February

Location

London, Greater London

Running

5k, 10k and more

Ticket£20 – £26
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Croft Motor Circuit Running GP
Booked 39 times this week

Sunday, 10 Mar 2024

Croft Motor Circuit Running GP

Location

Dalton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire

Running

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

Ticket£20 – £47
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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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