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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 the people who make these events so great, and the sense of shared experience which has been so central to 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 your after, the inclusivity and variety of this category means that there is something for everyone.

345 events found
Manchester 5k & 10k, MoRun
Booked 5 times this week

Saturday, 20th Nov 2021

Manchester 5k & 10k, MoRun

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4

(7 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £22
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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Southampton 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, 21st Nov 2021

Southampton 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun

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Southampton, Southampton

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £22
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running
Booked 50 times this week

Sunday, 21st Nov 2021

The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running

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Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(13 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £37
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Leeds 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, 21st Nov 2021

Leeds 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun

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Leeds, West Yorkshire

Participants

10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £22
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Whitstable & Herne Bay 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun
Booked 5 times this week

Saturday, 27th Nov 2021

Whitstable & Herne Bay 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun

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Herne Bay, Kent

Participants

10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £20
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Milton Keynes 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun

Saturday, 27th Nov 2021

Milton Keynes 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun

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Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £22
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Run London Epping Forest Trail 5k & 10k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 28th Nov 2021

Run London Epping Forest Trail 5k & 10k

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£12 – £24
Booking perksFlat trail
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Running GP Oulton Park - November

Sunday, 28th Nov 2021

Running GP Oulton Park - November

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Little Budworth, Cheshire West and Chester

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£24 – £35
Booking perksFlat
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London 1.5k, 5k, 10k & Half Marathon MoRun
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, 28th Nov 2021

London 1.5k, 5k, 10k & Half Marathon MoRun

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £23
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly
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Greenwich Park 5k & 10k – November
Booked 9 times this week

Sunday, 28th Nov 2021

Greenwich Park 5k & 10k – November

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£26
Booking perksFlat trail
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Victoria Park Race - December
Booked 20 times this week

Saturday, 4th Dec 2021

Victoria Park Race - December

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£24 – £28
Booking perksFlat trail
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Run Durham Dalton Park Winter 5k & 10k
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, 5th Dec 2021

Run Durham Dalton Park Winter 5k & 10k

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Murton, County Durham

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£14 – £23
Booking perksFlat trail
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Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit – December
Booked 7 times this week

Sunday, 5th Dec 2021

Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit – December

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Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£26 – £35
Booking perksFlat road
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Great Estates: Braxted Park 2k, 5k & 10k
Booked 52 times this week

Saturday, 11th Dec 2021

Great Estates: Braxted Park 2k, 5k & 10k

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Great Braxted, Essex

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £40.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k
Booked 18 times this week

Saturday, 11th Dec 2021

Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Nr. Spondon, Derbyshire

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£13.99 – £19.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December
Booked 13 times this week

Saturday, 18th Dec 2021

Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£25
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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Run Yorkshire Rother Valley - Winter Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 19 times this week

Sunday, 19th Dec 2021

Run Yorkshire Rother Valley - Winter Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Participants

marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£12 – £26
Booking perksFlat road
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Wimbledon Christmas Run 5k & 10k
Booked 8 times this week

Sunday, 19th Dec 2021

Wimbledon Christmas Run 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£26
Booking perksFlat
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The Saltwood Boxing Day Run
Booked 4 times this week

Sunday, 26th Dec 2021

The Saltwood Boxing Day Run

LocationIndicator

Hythe, Kent

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£3 – £25
Booking perksFlat trail
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Virtual Santa in the City

Friday, 31st Dec 2021

Virtual Santa in the City

LocationIndicator

null

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Booking perks
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Great Estates: Port Regis 2k, 5k & 10k

Sunday, 2nd Jan 2022

Great Estates: Port Regis 2k, 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Shaftesbury, Dorset

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £14.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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The Oundle New Year 10k & 5k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 16th Jan 2022

The Oundle New Year 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Oundle, Northamptonshire

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(18 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £18
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Olympic Park 5k & 10k – Late January
Booked 4 times this week

Saturday, 22nd Jan 2022

Olympic Park 5k & 10k – Late January

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(36 reviews)

FilledTicket£25
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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The Dirty Devil Stampede The Double, 10K, 5k - Fun Run
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 23rd Jan 2022

The Dirty Devil Stampede The Double, 10K, 5k - Fun Run

LocationIndicator

Bovington, Dorset

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£23.50 – £43.50
Booking perksTrail
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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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