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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.

487 events found
Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – July

Sunday, Jul 23, 2023

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – July

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£20 – £36
Booking perksFlat trail
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Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October

Sunday, Oct 1, 2023

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£20 – £36
Booking perksFlat trail
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RunThrough Chase the Sun Liverpool at Stanley Park - May
Booked 34 times this week

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

RunThrough Chase the Sun Liverpool at Stanley Park - May

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£15 – £22
Booking perksFlat trail
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The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend

Saturday, May 28, 2022

The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend

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Rockford, Hampshire

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k, medium (50–100km), long (100–200km), medium (2–5km)

FilledTicket£17.50 – £36.50
Booking perksTrail
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Folkestone Coastal 10k
Booked 84 times this week

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Folkestone Coastal 10k

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Folkestone, Kent

Participants

10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£3 – £19
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Jubilee Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k & 10k - June
Booked 63 times this week

Friday, Jun 3, 2022

RunThrough Jubilee Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k & 10k - June

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksFlat road
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Run4Colour - East Anglia
Booked 4 times this week

Sunday, Jun 5, 2022

Run4Colour - East Anglia

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Hockwold cum Wilton, Norfolk

Participants

5k

Star5

(7 reviews)

FilledTicket£13 – £19
Booking perksGreat atmosphereTrail
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RunThrough Chase the Sun Victoria Park 5k & 10k - June
Booked 10 times this week

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022

RunThrough Chase the Sun Victoria Park 5k & 10k - June

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £25
Booking perksFlat road
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Cheddar Gorge Challenge

Saturday, Jun 11, 2022

Cheddar Gorge Challenge

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Blagdon, Somerset

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, 5k

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £90
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryTrail
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Great Estates: Belvoir Castle 2k, 5k & 10k
Booked 10 times this week

Saturday, Jun 11, 2022

Great Estates: Belvoir Castle 2k, 5k & 10k

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Grantham, Leicestershire

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £19.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Henley Trail Run
Booked 7 times this week

Saturday, Jun 11, 2022

Henley Trail Run

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Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£6 – £15
Booking perks
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Grimsthorpe Gallop
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, Jun 12, 2022

Grimsthorpe Gallop

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Grimsthorpe, Lincolnshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, 10 miles

FilledTicket£9 – £55
Booking perksFlat
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Locko Park 5k & 10k
Booked 17 times this week

Saturday, Jun 18, 2022

Locko Park 5k & 10k

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Nr. Spondon, Derbyshire

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £19.99
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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As Keen As Mustard Nene Park SwimRun
Booked 14 times this week

Saturday, Jun 18, 2022

As Keen As Mustard Nene Park SwimRun

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Peterborough, Peterborough

Participants

5k, long (5–10km)

FilledTicket£18 – £375
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Run Northumberland 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022

Run Northumberland 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£13 – £29
Booking perksFlat road
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Great Estates: Kimberley Hall, Norfolk - 2k, 5k & 10k
Booked 16 times this week

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022

Great Estates: Kimberley Hall, Norfolk - 2k, 5k & 10k

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Wymondham, Norfolk

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £21.99
Booking perksTrail
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Run Gateshead Sundowner 5k, 10k & Junior Run

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022

Run Gateshead Sundowner 5k, 10k & Junior Run

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Swalwell, Tyne and Wear

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£8 – £24
Booking perksFlat road
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Burrator 10k

Saturday, Jun 25, 2022

Burrator 10k

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Yelverton, Devon

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(26 reviews)

FilledTicket£8 – £23
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat road
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Run Thorpe Park 5k & 10k - June
Booked 19 times this week

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

Run Thorpe Park 5k & 10k - June

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Chertsey, Surrey

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£28 – £30
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Cannock Chase the Sun 5k, 10k & 10 Mile - June
Booked 16 times this week

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

RunThrough Cannock Chase the Sun 5k, 10k & 10 Mile - June

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Rugeley, Staffordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, 10 miles

FilledTicket£24 – £26
Booking perksFlat trail
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RunThrough Greenwich Park 5k & 10k - July
Booked 11 times this week

Saturday, Jul 2, 2022

RunThrough Greenwich Park 5k & 10k - July

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksRoad
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Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon
Booked 25 times this week

Saturday, Jul 2, 2022

Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon

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Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£33 – £35
Booking perksFlat road
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Run Northumberland Coquet 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022

Run Northumberland Coquet 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

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Rothbury, Northumberland

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £26
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly trail
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Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – July

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – July

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Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

Participants

10k, half marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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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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