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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  • 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
  • OCT13

    Burton Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k

    Burton Bradstock, South West, United Kingdom

    We return in 2019 with the BB Marathon and associated running distance events, building on the amazing time had in 2018 and now in its 4th year, our events...

    £10 - £30
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • FEB27

    The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 5

    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
  • DEC4

    The Nottingham 5K Winter Series – Race 2

    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
  • DEC5

    The Leicester City 5K Winter Series – Race 2

    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
  • MAR7

    Loggerheads Trail 10k & 5k

    Mold, Wales, United Kingdom

    The Loggerheads Trail Races are back in 2020, for the 7th running of this popular event.

    This time, a separate Canicross 5k race will also be taking...

    £13.50 - £15.50
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAR12

    Chase the Moon Olympic Park – March

    London, London, United Kingdom

    Our RunThrough Chase the Moon series at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is back on Wednesday 14th March for the last in the series! With a month to go...

    £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAR26

    The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 6

    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
  • JUN6

    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 9

    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
  • JAN8

    The Nottingham 5K Winter Series – Race 3

    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
  • JUN27

    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 10

    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
  • FEB5

    The Nottingham 5K Winter Series – Race 4

    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
  • FEB8

    The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark Oxfordshire

    Henley-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom

    Welcome to the Maverick USE Exposure Dark Series Oxfordshire . If you enjoy trail running in the daylight then you are in for a real treat running in the...

    £20 - £30
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT19

    King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

    Marsden, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if that's not enough run, back down again. 400m up...

    £5 - £18
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT20

    Windsor Autumn 5km, 10km & 15km Run

    Dorney, South East, United Kingdom

    The Windsor Autumn 5km, 10km & 15km Run is perfect for anyone looking to get fit or take part in their first event.

    Dorney Lake is the perfect...

    £22.50 - £30
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAY31

    Run4Colour - East Anglia

    Hockwold cum Wilton, East of England, United Kingdom

    Hundreds of Colour Runners will start the day in a special edition white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in an array of colours in one of our FIVE...

    £12 - £19
    • Running
    • 5k
  • SEP22

    Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans

    St Albans, East of England, United Kingdom

    Set in the historic Roman town of St. Albans, our Hercules Festival of Sport will once again be a wonderful event and an ideal end to your season.

    Our...

    £15 - £55
    • Triathlon
    • Sprint
    • Duathlon
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • JUL1

    Ruthin Evening 5K

    Ruthin, Wales, 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...

    £10 - £12
    • Running
    • 5k
  • JUL19

    Beaminster 10k

    Beaminster, South West, United Kingdom

    This testing course rolls through quiet Dorset lanes and will take runners through Stoke Abbott and plenty of lovely Dorset countryside. The route is a...

    £10 - £15
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV30

    Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series - Hampshire

    Horndean, South East, United Kingdom

    Welcome to the Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series. If you enjoy trail running in the daylight then you are in for a real treat running in the dark!...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • SEP5

    Porsche Brooklands Colour Me Krazy 5k

    Shepperton, South East, United Kingdom

    The Colour Me Krazy 5K is held by award winning organisers Race Pursuit, founders of the Weybridge 10K on Saturday 5th September 2020. BACK FOR YEAR...

    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV16

    The Bedgebury Autumn 10K & 5K Canicross Challenge

    Goudhurst, South East, United Kingdom

    Join us for another great event on the South East Canicross Calendar.

    After another sellout last year, this picturesque 10K and 5K returns again in...

    £15 - £17
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAY3

    THE 2 LAKES TRAIL RACES

    Wales, Wales, United Kingdom

    2 LAKES, 2 DAMS, 2 FANTASTIC TRAIL ROUTES!

    The 2 LAKES TRAIL HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K events are based high up on the Denbigh Moors, taking in the...

    £13.50 - £15.50
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • DEC1

    Brean Down Santa Scramble

    Brean, South West, United Kingdom

    Aspire Running Events Ltd are extremely proud to announce the Brean Down Santa Scramble. This is Canicross friendly. There are options of either a 1 loop 5k...

    £16 - £20
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • APR12

    The Chasewater Easter Egg 10k & 5k

    Burntwood, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    Why not get your Easter Sunday off with a bounce at the Chasewater Easter Egg 10k & 5k?

    Using the undulating paths and trails around Chasewater...

    £11 - £15
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • FEB22

    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 4

    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
  • MAR7

    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 5

    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
  • NOV30

    Blackpool Reindeer Run

    Blackpool, England, United Kingdom

    Join us for this special Christmas run with all the fantastic elements of Blackpool Music Run events, including music and fun!...

    £5 - £45
    • 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
  • APR25

    Jurassic Trail East Meets West

    Bridport, South West, United Kingdom

    The Jurassic trail is not only a visually spectacular run along the Jurassic coast but also a challenge that some would class as undulating. The run has...

    £15 - £32.50
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAY3

    Bridport Half Marathon, 10km, 5km

    Bridport, South West, United Kingdom

    Returning once again, The Bridport Half marathon, 10km & 5km will start and finish at St Mary's field by the football club on the western...

    £10 - £20
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT27

    Holdenby XCountry Run

    Creaton, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    Cross country run set within the beautiful grounds of Holdenby House.

    We are pleased to be working closely with Holdenby House to offer you the...

    £13 - £18
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAY24

    Toyota Catch the Car 5k Run - Olympic Park

    London, London, United Kingdom

    The second annual Toyota Catch the Car 5k takes place on the 24th of May 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    Run an easy, beginner friendly...

    • Running
    • 5k
  • MAY30

    Viking 100 Endurance Run

    Reculver, South East, United Kingdom

    We've been very fortunate to have been granted permission to hold a 100 mile ultra event out of Brooks Farm, Reculver Kent. The kind farmers there...

    £38
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • 5k
  • DEC14

    Dinton Santa Dash

    Hurst, South East, United Kingdom

    A festive 5k run, open to all, on a path which winds around 3 lakes in Dinton Pastures Country Park. Also 2k event consisting of one loop around a lake....

    £10 - £14
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC4

    Woking 3 Miles Monthly Handicap – December

    Woking, South East, United Kingdom

    A race for road runners over 3 miles (well, actually 2.85 miles or 4.6 km), but with a couple of differences from most races:

    ts a handicap race - the...

    Free
    • Running
    • 5k
  • JAN31

    Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k – January

    London, London, United Kingdom

    A 5k race, usually around the Serpentine, at lunchtime on the last Friday of...

    • Running
    • 5k
  • MAY2

    No Walk in the Park 5k – May

    Chesterfield, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    A monthly time trial race held every month usually on the first Saturday. Race HQ is the Cricket Pavilion, Queen's Park, entrance on Boythorpe Avenue....

    • Running
    • 5k
  • JAN4

    Abney 5k Trail Run – January

    Cheadle, North West, United Kingdom

    A lovely, undulating 2 lap trail race in Abney Hall Park, starting outside the main Hall and finishing by the guide hut. Takes place on the first Saturday...

    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV6

    Woking 3 Miles Monthly Handicap – November

    Woking, South East, United Kingdom

    A race for road runners over 3 miles (well, actually 2.85 miles or 4.6 km), but with a couple of differences from most races:

    Its a handicap race -...

    Free
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV9

    Pavilion Gardens 5k Series – November

    Buxton, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    We organise a free monthly 5K run in Buxtons Pavilion Gardens. These runs are open to everyone of all standardsthe only qualification is that you must feel...

    Free
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV8

    Supernova – The Kelpies (Saturday)

    Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom

    This fantastic 5K route is a great opportunity to explore the home of two 30-metre high horses! The Kelpies are mythical creatures who love to play at dusk,...

    £13 - £15
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC7

    Edinburgh Christmas 10K & 5K Run

    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

    The Edinburgh Christmas 5k &10k Runs are open to all. Seasoned runners or beginners.

    This annual event is now in its eighth year and goes from...

    £5 - £22
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC28

    Great Barrow Challenge – Xmas Triple Tipple

    Barrow, East of England, United Kingdom

    Take part on this event which consist of 3 marathons in 3 consecutive...

    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • Ultramarathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT20

    Kelly’s Cross Country Challenge

    Guildford, South East, United Kingdom

    Back again for another year, Kelly's Cross Country Challenge has something for everyone! With stunning 5k, 10k & half marathon routes through the...

    £5 - £20
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • JAN19

    Carlisle Resolution Run 5K & 10K

    Carlisle, North West, United Kingdom

    An event which uses a mixture of quiet country roads which are generally flat or gently undulating. The run will finish directly in front of the Carlisle...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT27

    Kiwi Trail Run

    Bulford, South West, United Kingdom

    ```EVENT CANCELLED```

    Starting on the edge of Salisbury plain, near to Bulford camp, in the shadow of the kiwi, this Half, 10 km and 5 km...

    £12.50 - £27.50
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP25

    Even Splits Leeds 5k – Race 8

    Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    A series of monthly 5k races held on the new cycle circuit at the Brownlee Centre, University of...

    £5 - £7
    • Running
    • 5k
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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.