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5k Runs in the UK

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.

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Somerley Estate Spring 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Booked 11 times this week

Sunday, Jul 17, 2022

Somerley Estate Spring 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

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Ringwood, Hampshire

Participants

10k, 5k, half marathon

FilledTicket£4.99 – £26.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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RunThrough Chase the Sun Wimbledon 5k & 10k - July
Booked 4 times this week

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022

RunThrough Chase the Sun Wimbledon 5k & 10k - July

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £25
Booking perksFlat trail
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Run Yorkshire Ryedale Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Jul 24, 2022

Run Yorkshire Ryedale Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£12 – £26
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Draycote Water Running Festival - July
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, Jul 30, 2022

RunThrough Draycote Water Running Festival - July

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Rugby, Warwickshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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RunThrough Southampton Running Festival

Sunday, Jul 31, 2022

RunThrough Southampton Running Festival

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Southampton, Southampton

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksFlat trail
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 Run Nation Super Fast 5k & 10k - Thruxton 2022
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Jul 31, 2022

Run Nation Super Fast 5k & 10k - Thruxton 2022

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Andover, Hampshire

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£15 – £24
Booking perksFlat road
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Snetterton Race Track 10k & 5k
Booked 7 times this week

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022

Snetterton Race Track 10k & 5k

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Norwich, Norfolk

Participants

10k, 5k

Star5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£16 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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RunEridge
Booked 3 times this week

Saturday, Aug 6, 2022

RunEridge

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Eridge, East Sussex

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£4.99 – £19.99
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Running Grand Prix Oulton Park - August

Sunday, Aug 7, 2022

Running Grand Prix Oulton Park - August

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Little Budworth, Cheshire West and Chester

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(42 reviews)

FilledTicket£23.40 – £43
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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RunThrough Solihull Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, Aug 14, 2022

RunThrough Solihull Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Solihull, West Midlands

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£23.40 – £38
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Cannock Chase the Sun 5k, 10k & 10 Mile - August

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022

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

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Rugeley, Staffordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, 10 miles

FilledTicket£24 – £26
Booking perksFlat trail
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The Ciderthon

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022

The Ciderthon

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Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket£25 – £47
Booking perksTrail
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RunThrough Draycote Water Running Festival - August

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022

RunThrough Draycote Water Running Festival - August

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Thurlaston, Warwickshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksFlat trail
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Doddington Place Gardens Summer 5k & 10k

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022

Doddington Place Gardens Summer 5k & 10k

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Sittingbourne, Kent

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £19.99
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly trail
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RunThrough Leeds Running Festival
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Aug 21, 2022

RunThrough Leeds Running Festival

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Leeds, West Yorkshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£21 – £26
Booking perksFlat trail
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RunThrough Stanley Park Liverpool 5k & 10k - August

Sunday, Aug 28, 2022

RunThrough Stanley Park Liverpool 5k & 10k - August

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £24
Booking perksTrail
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The City v Wharf 5k Run Challenge

Thursday, Sep 15, 2022

The City v Wharf 5k Run Challenge

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k

FilledTicket£20
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k - September
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k - September

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Draycote Water Running Festival - September

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

RunThrough Draycote Water Running Festival - September

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Rugby, Warwickshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£16.70 – £26
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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Run Thorpe Park 5k & 10k - September
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Sep 18, 2022

Run Thorpe Park 5k & 10k - September

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Chertsey, Surrey

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£25 – £30
Booking perksFlat road
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Run Northumberland Hexham 5k & 10k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Run Northumberland Hexham 5k & 10k

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Hexham, Northumberland

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£10 – £24
Booking perksFlat road
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Tweed Valley Trail Run

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Tweed Valley Trail Run

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Peebles, Scottish Borders

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£15 – £37
Booking perksFlat trail
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Great Estates: Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Great Estates: Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire

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Kidlington, Oxfordshire

Participants

10k, 5k, half marathon

FilledTicket£4.99 – £19.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022

RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£20.90 – £30
Booking perksFlat 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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