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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 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.

349 events found
Olympic Park 5k & 10k – Late January

Saturday, 22nd Jan 2022

Olympic Park 5k & 10k – Late January

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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 3 times this week

Sunday, 23rd Jan 2022

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

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Bovington, Dorset

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£23.50 – £43.50
Booking perksTrail
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Great Estates: Claydon 2k, 5k & 10k
Booked 3 times this week

Saturday, 29th Jan 2022

Great Estates: Claydon 2k, 5k & 10k

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Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £14.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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The Newcastle 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run
Booked 4 times this week

Saturday, 5th Feb 2022

The Newcastle 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Participants

5k, 10k

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£20
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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The Manchester 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 6th Feb 2022

The Manchester 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£20
Booking perksFlat trail
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The Glasgow 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run
Booked 10 times this week

Sunday, 6th Feb 2022

The Glasgow 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run

LocationIndicator

Saltmarket, Glasgow City

Participants

5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£20
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Capesthorne Valentine's Run

Saturday, 12th Feb 2022

Capesthorne Valentine's Run

LocationIndicator

Siddington, Cheshire East

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£14.99 – £24.99
Booking perksFlat trail
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The Cardiff 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Winter Warmer Run
Booked 22 times this week

Saturday, 12th Feb 2022

The Cardiff 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Winter Warmer Run

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Cardiff, Cardiff

Participants

10k, 5k, half marathon

Star4.5

(7 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £22
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - February
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, 13th Feb 2022

Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - February

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Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

Star4

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£26 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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Great Estates: Belvoir Castle 2k, 5k & 10k
Booked 15 times this week

Saturday, 19th Feb 2022

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

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Grantham, Leicestershire

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £14.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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Hickstead Gallop 5k, 10k & 15k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 20th Feb 2022

Hickstead Gallop 5k, 10k & 15k

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Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£14.99 – £24.99
Booking perksFlat road
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Birmingham Running Festival
Booked 6 times this week

Sunday, 20th Feb 2022

Birmingham Running Festival

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The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£21 – £28
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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The Nottingham 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run

Sunday, 20th Feb 2022

The Nottingham 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run

LocationIndicator

Nottingham, Nottingham

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£20
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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The London 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Winter Warmer Run

Sunday, 27th Feb 2022

The London 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Winter Warmer Run

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London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£20 – £22
Booking perksTrail
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Englefield Estate 5k & 10k
Booked 4 times this week

Saturday, 5th Mar 2022

Englefield Estate 5k & 10k

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Theale, West Berkshire

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£13.99 – £19.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Run Yorkshire Rother Valley - 15k, 10k & 5k
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 6th Mar 2022

Run Yorkshire Rother Valley - 15k, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£12 – £23
Booking perksFlat road
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Ashbourne Seesaw
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 6th Mar 2022

Ashbourne Seesaw

LocationIndicator

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Participants

10 miles, 10k, 5k, half marathon

Star4.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£9 – £36
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Great Estates: Deene Park 2k, 5k & 10k
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, 12th Mar 2022

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

LocationIndicator

Corby, Northamptonshire

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £14.99
Booking perksTrail
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Harewood House 5k & 10k
Booked 14 times this week

Saturday, 19th Mar 2022

Harewood House 5k & 10k

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Harewood, West Yorkshire

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£13.99 – £19.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryRoad
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Olympic Park 5k and 10k - March
Booked 3 times this week

Saturday, 19th Mar 2022

Olympic Park 5k and 10k - March

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket£25
Booking perksFlat road
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Great Estates: Kimberley Hall 2k, 5k & 10k
Booked 14 times this week

Sunday, 27th Mar 2022

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

LocationIndicator

Wymondham, Norfolk

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £14.99
Booking perksTrail
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Running GP Bedford Autodrome - March
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 27th Mar 2022

Running GP Bedford Autodrome - March

LocationIndicator

Bedford, Bedford

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£24 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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Greenwich Park 5k & 10k - April

Saturday, 2nd Apr 2022

Greenwich Park 5k & 10k - April

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£26
Booking perksFlat road
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Great Estates: Cirencester
Booked 7 times this week

Saturday, 2nd Apr 2022

Great Estates: Cirencester

LocationIndicator

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket£4.99 – £14.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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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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