5k Runs in the United Kingdom

5k (or 3.1 miles) races are held across the UK throughout the year. Colour runs and charity runs are always fun, community-focused events, and hugely popular Park Runs are held each week in many local areas.
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  • NOV23
    Spartan Race – Twickenham
    Twickenham, London, United Kingdom

    Spartans, you asked and here it is... Stadion race at Twickenham. One of the UKs most beloved stadiums with a capacity of 82,000 will play host to thousands...

    £20 - £85
    • Obstacle
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC8
    The Richmond Christmas 10K & 5K
    Richmond, London, United Kingdom

    This popular series signs off for the year by kicking off the Festive Season.

    Taking place within the picturesque Richmond Park, it's a perfect...

    £14 - £19
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC11
    Chase The Moon Olympic Park – December
    London, London, United Kingdom

    We are excited to bring back our RunThrough Chase the Moon series at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park! Now the clocks have changed and our Chase the Sun...

    £21
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC14
    The Salcey Forest Christmas 10K & 5K
    Northamptonshire, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    Get your Christmas off to a flying start and join us for this brand new festive 10K race using the relatively flat forest paths and trails in and around...

    £12 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC15
    The Gravesend Cyclopark 10K & 5K Charity Santa Dash
    Gravesend, South East, United Kingdom

    Join one of Kent's BIGGEST Santa Dash events yet!

    Choose from a 5K or 10K route, bring your friends and family and help raise money for charity...

    £15 - £17
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC21
    Greenwich Park Christmas 5k & 10k – December
    London, London, United Kingdom

    Get into the festive spirit with the Christmas edition of the Greenwich Park 5k & 10k - festive fancy dress is encouraged! Greenwich Park, one of...

    £21
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP28
    RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – September
    London, London, United Kingdom

    The Lee Valley VeloParks one mile floodlit road circuit is the perfect course to test yourself over a new distance or check your pacing with each mile split...

    £10 - £22
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10 Miles
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP22
    Andover Food Bank Lake Run
    Andover, South East, United Kingdom

    We are delighted to announce plans for the Andover Lake Run 2019.

    Last year we had nearly 500 runners for the three races and Steve Holder a Hampshire...

    £8 - £100
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JAN19
    The Slough New Year 10K & 5K
    Slough, South East, United Kingdom

    Celebrate New Year and join us for the annual running of this 10K & 5K using the undulating paths and trails within Black Park.

    The event is open...

    £12 - £18
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT26
    Runthrough Lee Valley VeloPark – October
    London, London, United Kingdom

    The Lee Valley VeloParks one mile floodlit road circuit is the perfect course to test yourself over a new distance or check your pacing with each mile split...

    Free - £22
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10 Miles
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • FEB8
    The Birmingham 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run
    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this event with us. So come on, let's do this! Secure your...

    £16 - £19
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • FEB23
    Ruthin 5K & 10K
    Ruthin, Cymru, United Kingdom

    Bespoke events have selected quality running routes, good accessibility and stunning backdrops. We pledge to do the simple things well; extremely well. A...

    £12 - £14
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV30
    RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – November
    London, London, United Kingdom

    The Lee Valley VeloParks one mile floodlit road circuit is the perfect course to test yourself over a new distance or check your pacing with each mile split...

    Free - £22
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • 10 Miles
  • JUL5
    Run Whitstable & Herne Bay Summer 5k and 10k
    Herne Bay, South East, United Kingdom

    Get together with friends, family or colleagues and be part of this event along the stunning Whitstable coastline. Feel free to walk, jog or...

    £8 - £29
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC14
    Worden Festive 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
    Leyland, North West, United Kingdom

    Join us for the family-friendly Worden Festive 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run!

    Brought to you by Time2Run Events....

    £5 - £22
    • Running
    • 5k
  • MAR22
    Run Whitstable & Herne Bay Spring 5k and 10k
    Herne Bay, South East, United Kingdom

    Get together with friends, family or colleagues and be part of this event along the stunning Whitstable coastline. Feel free to walk, jog or...

    £8 - £19
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC28
    RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – December
    London, London, United Kingdom

    The Lee Valley VeloParks one mile floodlit road circuit is the perfect course to test yourself over a new distance or check your pacing with each mile split...

    Free - £22
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10 Miles
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JAN4
    Fitstuff G3 Series – Race 1
    Albury, South East, United Kingdom

    A 15-year-old hilly run attracting the very best and most fun-loving runners. This popular event is well renowned for its tough cross country routes, and so...

    £22 - £28.50
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT5
    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 13
    Richmond, London, United Kingdom

    Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of this year. They will take you around the superb...

    £15
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • FEB8
    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 3
    Richmond, London, United Kingdom

    Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of the year. They will take you around the superb parkland....

    £15 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV24
    The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K
    Hampton, London, United Kingdom

    Celebrate Christmas at The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K. It is a perfect setting for a fast, flat and traffic-free Sunday morning 10K. If you prefer, why...

    £14 - £19
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JAN25
    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 2
    Richmond, London, United Kingdom

    Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of the year. They will take you around the superb parkland....

    £15 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAR21
    Conquer Crystal Palace Spring 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
    London, London, United Kingdom

    It's time to conquer our Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon and have a morning out with family, friends, or colleagues and be part of this...

    £17
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • MAR28
    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 6
    Richmond, London, United Kingdom

    Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of the year. They will take you around the superb parkland....

    £15 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC7
    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 14
    Richmond, London, United Kingdom

    Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of this year. They will take you around the superb...

    £15
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT5
    RunThrough Battersea Park 5K & 10K - October
    London, London, United Kingdom

    Battersea Park is one of Londons most picturesque parks and has been a favourite course for those wanting to run a PB! The course is totally flat, offering...

    £24
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • APR19
    The Bushy Spring 10K & 5K
    Molesey, London, United Kingdom

    Celebrate Spring at The Bushy Spring 10K & 5K!

    Taking place within the iconic surroundings of Bushy Park, this is the perfect setting for a fast,...

    £14 - £19
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • APR4
    Run Northumberland Cragside 10k
    Morpeth, North East, United Kingdom

    The Run Northumberland Cragside 10km takes place in the beautiful surrounding of the National Trust Cragside estate near Rothbury.

    The race is...

    £17 - £19
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT31
    The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 1
    Gravesend, South East, United Kingdom

    Nice Work is pleased to return to the Gravesend Cyclopark with the return of our popular Winter Series.

    The series is a unique opportunity to sharpen...

    £12 - £14
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • JAN13
    The Bushy New Year 10K & 5K
    Molesey, London, United Kingdom

    Why not get your New Year off to a flying start with the Bushy New Year 10K & 5K!

    It is a perfect setting for a fast, flat and traffic-free...

    £14 - £19
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAR15
    Denbighshire 5k, 10k & Kids 1 Mile
    Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom

    The 5K and 10k offers something for everyone, whether youre a novice or a serious runner.

    Our hugely popular 5K take you on and off-road, on a...

    £6 - £14
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV9
    Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)
    Cosham, South East, United Kingdom

    This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

    Run on closed roads, through country lanes and...

    £15 - £22
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV9
    Remembrance Day 10k & 5k (CX)
    Portsmouth, South East, United Kingdom

    This event, takes in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond.

    Run on closed roads, through country lanes and...

    £15 - £22
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAY16
    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 8
    Richmond, London, United Kingdom

    Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of the year. They will take you around the superb parkland....

    £15 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV16
    Chessington Running Wild
    Chessington, London, United Kingdom

    Your exclusive opportunity to race through the world famous Chessington World of Adventures. Starting at the Adventure Tree in the heart of the park, enjoy...

    £10 - £25
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV17
    Rugged Radnage 5K & 10K
    Radnage, South East, United Kingdom

    A challenging mixed terrain 5K 10K race, in the Chiltern Hills around the village of Radnage, 5 minutes from J5 on the M40. The RR5K course follows one half...

    £11 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV24
    10k Weston Park Run
    Shifnal, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    Our annual 10k flat/trail run around the historic ground of Weston Park. Taking in all the sites of the park the route is run over a combination of...

    £12 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV28
    The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 2
    Gravesend, South East, United Kingdom

    Nice Work is pleased to return to the Gravesend Cyclopark with the return of our popular Winter Series.

    The series is a unique opportunity to sharpen...

    £12 - £14
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • APR11
    The Llandudno Easter 5K Promenade Dash
    Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom

    This fast and flat 5k Promenade Dash is now firmly established on the local running calendar.

    The route uses an accurately measured fast and flat...

    £3 - £13
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC7
    Leeds & Liverpool Christmas Cracker
    Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    Don those festive costumes and take part in the Leeds & Liverpool Christmas Cracker. Runners of all levels will enjoy competing in events from a 5k to a...

    £10.50
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10 Miles
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC15
    The East Coast Santa Dash 5K & 2K
    Gorleston-on-Sea, East of England, United Kingdom

    There is something for everyone with a 2k Santa Dash, Jog, Walk or Skip the choice is yours! Or you could choose up the pace and set yourself a challenge...

    £5 - £12
    • Running
    • 5k
  • SEP22
    Cure EB Butterfly Run: 10k
    London, London, United Kingdom

    Cure EB funds medical research to find a cure for epidermolysis bullosa "EB", a severe genetic skin condition that leads to blistering and skin...

    £10 - £65
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • DEC19
    The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 3
    Gravesend, South East, United Kingdom

    Nice Work is pleased to return to the Gravesend Cyclopark with the return of our popular Winter Series.

    The series is a unique opportunity to sharpen...

    £12 - £14
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • JUN21
    The Bushy Summer 10K & 5K
    Molesey, London, United Kingdom

    Celebrate summer in style at the Bushy Summer 10K & 5K!

    Taking place within the iconic surroundings of Bushy Park, this is the perfect setting...

    £14 - £19
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JAN11
    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 1
    Richmond, London, United Kingdom

    Our Run Richmond Park race series is back and will be running on a regular basis over the course of this year. They will take you around the superb...

    £15 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JAN30
    The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 4
    Gravesend, South East, United Kingdom

    Nice Work is pleased to return to the Gravesend Cyclopark with the return of our popular Winter Series.

    The series is a unique opportunity to sharpen...

    £12 - £14
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • NOV6
    The Nottingham 5K Winter Series – Race 1
    Nottingham, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    Following a successful debut, the Nottingham Winter Series returns again.

    The races are flat out and back along the embankment and welcome runners of...

    £10 - £12
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV7
    The Leicester City 5K Winter Series – Race 1
    Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    This evening winter series takes in a fast two lap circuit, using an accurately measured 5K course. Times should be quick, but the race would suit runners...

    £10 - £12
    • Running
    • 5k
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More United Kingdom 5k Runs

About 5k events in the UK

5k (or 3.1-mile) is a great distance for all ability levels. Usually run or walked on road, they are hugely popular in the UK. Hundreds of people attend Parkruns every weekend, in 645 locations, from complete beginners taking on their first race to speedsters trying to smash a personal best. Whilst 5k runs are great for beginners, the distance is also a favourite of running legend Mo Farah. 5k runs come in many formats: night runs, colour runs, fun runs and charity runs and tend to happen all year round, regardless of weather.

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.