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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.

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Purple Run - 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Saturday, 15 Apr 2023

Purple Run - 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Sly Park Lake Trail Run

Saturday, 13 May 2023

Sly Park Lake Trail Run

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Pollock Pines, California

Participants

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

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Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge

Saturday, 22 Jul 2023

Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge

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Markleeville, California

Participants

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

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Kirkwood’s Ultras

Saturday, 5 Aug 2023

Kirkwood’s Ultras

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Kirkwood, California

Participants

ultramarathon, 5k, half marathon, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Gold Country 5k & Kids k

Monday, 5 Dec 2022

Gold Country 5k & Kids k

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El Dorado Hills, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Hot Chocolate 5k, 10k and 15k - Phoenix

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

Hot Chocolate 5k, 10k and 15k - Phoenix

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Phoenix, Arizona

Participants

5k, 10k

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Santa Hustle - Roseville

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

Santa Hustle - Roseville

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Roseville, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket$10 – $69.99
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Santa Hustle Roseville

Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

Santa Hustle Roseville

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Roseville, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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Santa Hustle - Glendale

Sunday, 18 Dec 2022

Santa Hustle - Glendale

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Glendale, Arizona

Participants

half marathon, 5k

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Santa Hustle Glendale, Arizona

Sunday, 18 Dec 2022

Santa Hustle Glendale, Arizona

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Glendale, Arizona

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Placerville’s Holiday Jingle & Mingle Run

Saturday, 24 Dec 2022

Placerville’s Holiday Jingle & Mingle Run

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Placerville, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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The New Year’s Duathlon & 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, 7 Jan 2023

The New Year’s Duathlon & 5k Run/Walk

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Granite Bay, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona

Saturday, 14 Jan 2023

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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IPA Beer Trail Runs

Saturday, 14 Jan 2023

IPA Beer Trail Runs

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Granite Bay, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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The Gumby 5k & 10k Trail Runs

Saturday, 28 Jan 2023

The Gumby 5k & 10k Trail Runs

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Granite Bay, California

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Mariah's Miracle 5k

Saturday, 28 Jan 2023

Mariah's Miracle 5k

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Goodyear, Arizona

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Folsom Lake Sweetwater Trail Run

Saturday, 28 Jan 2023

Folsom Lake Sweetwater Trail Run

LocationIndicator

Orangevale, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Escape from Folsom 5k & 10 Mile Trail Runs

Saturday, 11 Feb 2023

Escape from Folsom 5k & 10 Mile Trail Runs

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Granite Bay, California

Participants

10 miles, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Lost Trail 5k & Half Marathon

Saturday, 25 Feb 2023

Lost Trail 5k & Half Marathon

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Granite Bay, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Folsom Lake Southside Trail Run

Saturday, 18 Mar 2023

Folsom Lake Southside Trail Run

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Folsom, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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The Mighty Dog Trail Runs

Saturday, 25 Mar 2023

The Mighty Dog Trail Runs

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Granite Bay, California

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
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Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run

Saturday, 1 Apr 2023

Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run

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El Dorado Hills, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryTrail
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California Gold Rush Trail Run

Saturday, 15 Apr 2023

California Gold Rush Trail Run

LocationIndicator

Coloma, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryTrail
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Muddy Princess Phoenix

Sunday, 16 Apr 2023

Muddy Princess Phoenix

LocationIndicator

Mesa, Arizona

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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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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