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Running Events5k Runs

5k Runs

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.

488 events found
The Gunpowder Plod

Monday, Oct 31, 2022

The Gunpowder Plod

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Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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Fawkes Fiery Fling

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022

Fawkes Fiery Fling

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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The Virtual The Guy Fawkes 7in7

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022

The Virtual The Guy Fawkes 7in7

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Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £155
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The Conspiracy Whirl

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022

The Conspiracy Whirl

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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Jumping Jack Flash

Thursday, Nov 3, 2022

Jumping Jack Flash

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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Penny for the Guy

Friday, Nov 4, 2022

Penny for the Guy

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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The Bonfire Bash

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022

The Bonfire Bash

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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The Rocket Run

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022

The Rocket Run

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Saturday, Dec 10, 2022

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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12in12

Saturday, Dec 10, 2022

12in12

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Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £295
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The Frosty Snowrun

Sunday, Dec 11, 2022

The Frosty Snowrun

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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3 French Hens

Monday, Dec 12, 2022

3 French Hens

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Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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4 Calling Birds

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022

4 Calling Birds

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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5 Golden Rings

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022

5 Golden Rings

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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6 Geese a Laying

Thursday, Dec 15, 2022

6 Geese a Laying

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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7 Swans a Swimming

Friday, Dec 16, 2022

7 Swans a Swimming

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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8 Maids a Milking

Saturday, Dec 17, 2022

8 Maids a Milking

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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Santa’s Little Helpers

Sunday, Dec 18, 2022

Santa’s Little Helpers

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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10 Lords a Leaping

Monday, Dec 19, 2022

10 Lords a Leaping

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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11 Pipers Piping

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2022

11 Pipers Piping

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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12 Drummers Drumming

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022

12 Drummers Drumming

LocationIndicator

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £29
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Run For Ukraine

Saturday, Dec 31, 2022

Run For Ukraine

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Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£15 – £19.50
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RunThrough Greenwich Park 5k & 10k - July

Saturday, Jul 2, 2022

RunThrough Greenwich Park 5k & 10k - July

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

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FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
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RunEridge

Saturday, Aug 6, 2022

RunEridge

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Eridge, East Sussex

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£4.99 – £19.99
Great sceneryHilly trail
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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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