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5k Runs in London

5k (or 3.1miles) is London's most popular distance for running events. There are Parkrun races across the city every weekend, which help to get the local community together, shake off the hangovers, or seek a new PB. There are over 50 locations in London for you to find a Parkrun, so it's easy to find a 5k event near you. 5k races are often hugely enjoyable, getting friends, family, kids, and even dogs involved! Fun runs always have a great atmosphere, and give you an opportunity to get into your favourite fancy dress, and get covered in coloured paint, bubbles, or mud. If you're just starting out as a runner, this is a great distance for either maintaining fitness or building towards longer challenges. Beginners should aim to run a 5k in under 30 minutes, and more regular runners can set themselves a challenge of finishing in under 20 minutes. Running festivals, such as the Richmond RunFest are popular events, where there are often 5k events so that anyone can get involved.

731 events found
Run Dorney Lake 5k, 10k, & Half Marathon - February
Booked 30 times this week

Saturday, 11 Feb 2023

Run Dorney Lake 5k, 10k, & Half Marathon - February

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£20 – £30
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February
Booked 37 times this week

Saturday, 11 Feb 2023

RunThrough Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£20 – £26
Booking perksFlat road
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Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March
Booked 27 times this week

Sunday, 5 Mar 2023

Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(52 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March
Booked 34 times this week

Sunday, 19 Mar 2023

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

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star4.5

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£20.83 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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RunThrough Chase the Moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k - March
Booked 13 times this week

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2023

RunThrough Chase the Moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k - March

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

Star5

(15 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £25
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Jingle Jog
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

Jingle Jog

LocationIndicator

Frimley Green, Surrey

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£8 – £16
Booking perksFlat trail
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Denbies Santa Run
Booked 9 times this week

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

Denbies Santa Run

LocationIndicator

Dorking, Surrey

Participants

5k

Star5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £27
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Glow Night Runs - December
Booked 6 times this week

Saturday, 17 Dec 2022

Glow Night Runs - December

LocationIndicator

Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£25 – £35
Booking perksFlat road
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 Richmond Park 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - December

Sunday, 18 Dec 2022

Richmond Park 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - December

LocationIndicator

Greater London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£22
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Saturn - Christmas Day Cracker Run
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 25 Dec 2022

Saturn - Christmas Day Cracker Run

LocationIndicator

Egham, Surrey

Participants

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

FilledTicket£22.95 – £37
Booking perksFlat road
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Saturn - Year End Time Turner
Booked 7 times this week

Tuesday, 27 Dec 2022

Saturn - Year End Time Turner

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Egham, Surrey

Participants

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

FilledTicket£31 – £33
Booking perksFlat road
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Richmond Park January 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, 22 Jan 2023

Richmond Park January 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k, half marathon

Star4

(6 reviews)

FilledTicket£22 – £25
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Running Tribe Series - Race 1 January
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, 28 Jan 2023

Running Tribe Series - Race 1 January

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket£60
Booking perksFlat trail
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Dark Skies - Surrey Hills
Booked 12 times this week

Saturday, 28 Jan 2023

Dark Skies - Surrey Hills

LocationIndicator

Dorking, Surrey

Participants

10 miles, 10k, 5k

Star3.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£8 – £25
Booking perksGreat atmosphereTrail
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The Bushy New Year 10k & 5k
Booked 9 times this week

Sunday, 29 Jan 2023

The Bushy New Year 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Hampton Wick, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(13 reviews)

FilledTicket£16 – £22
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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RunThrough Chase the Moon Olympic Park 5k & 10k - February
Booked 11 times this week

Wednesday, 8 Feb 2023

RunThrough Chase the Moon Olympic Park 5k & 10k - February

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£16.67 – £25
Booking perksFlat road
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Greenwich Park Meridian 5k & 10k
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, 18 Feb 2023

Greenwich Park Meridian 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryTrail
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Run London Victoria Park Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 19 Feb 2023

Run London Victoria Park Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(17 reviews)

FilledTicket£13 – £26
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Chase the Moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k - February
Booked 7 times this week

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023

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

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

Star4.5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £26
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Lee Valley Velopark – February
Booked 9 times this week

Saturday, 25 Feb 2023

RunThrough Lee Valley Velopark – February

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, 10 miles, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(8 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Richmond Park February Winter Warmer 5k, 10k and Half Marathon
Booked 6 times this week

Sunday, 26 Feb 2023

Richmond Park February Winter Warmer 5k, 10k and Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Greater London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£22 – £25
Booking perksTrail
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RunThrough Greenwich 5k & 10k - March
Booked 11 times this week

Saturday, 4 Mar 2023

RunThrough Greenwich 5k & 10k - March

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Virtual - Crystal Palace

Tuesday, 7 Mar 2023

RunThrough Virtual - Crystal Palace

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

Star3.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£20
Booking perksGreat atmosphere
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RunThrough Virtual - Clapham Common

Tuesday, 7 Mar 2023

RunThrough Virtual - Clapham Common

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£20
Booking perks
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About 5k events in London

You can find 5ks being run on a Saturday morning in most parks across the city. However, large scale events and fun runs will often include a 5k in their roster. The 5k is for everyone, people join in to walk, run or just to dress up and have fun. You'll even find running legends such as Mo Farah loving the 5k distance. 5ks come in many guises, you'll be able to find night runs, colour runs, fun runs and charity runs at all times of the year.

What are the best 5k events?

London life can be busy, if you feel you've been cooped up in the office for far too long, then a 5k is a good place to start. A summer 5k series to encourage you to get out of that office chair and into the parks, it can also get quite competitive. If you'd rather an emphasis on fun, join a Where's Wally run on Clapham Common and help Wally blend in by dressing up in your red and white stripes. If it's coming towards the end of summer but you want to prolong the festival vibes then larger events have their own 5ks and 10ks in London to keeping the party going.

What is the average time to run a 5k?

The fastest in the world can finish in under 14 minutes, but these guys are seriously quick. The running community would consider anything under 28 minutes to be a very good time for one of these events. This requires you to run consistently at 9 minutes per mile. Definitely achievable, but you'll have to train for it. On the other hand, walking it is fine too, and this can take up to an hour. Set yourself some goals ahead of the race and go smash them.

How long should I train for a 5k?

This really depends on your goals, fitness and motivation. Take a look at our 6 week 5k training plan, this will give you an idea of the training challenge ahead of you. It also has different options depending on what you want to achieve. Even if you've run a lot in the past, we definitely recommend building up to an event with training - it'll help you push towards a competitive time and minimise the risk of injury.

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