- The Foam Run - Coventry30MAY
The Foam Run - Coventry5k ‧ Coventry3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- The Foam Run - Bedford31MAY
The Foam Run - Bedford5k ‧ Bedford3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k13SEP
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Brockenhurst26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi£12 - £49
- The Foam Run - Guildford21JUN
The Foam Run - Guildford5k ‧ Guildford3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- The Foam Run - Peterborough27JUN
The Foam Run - Peterborough5k ‧ Peterborough3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- Olympic Park 5k & 10k – September19SEP
Olympic Park 5k & 10k – SeptemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24
- Ironman UK12JUL
Ironman UKMulti-Sport ‧ Bolton0.9 mi • 0.6 mi • 0.3 miFree - £410
- RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September27SEP
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - SeptemberRunning ‧ Chichester26.1 mi • 20.0 mi • 13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£21 - £32
- Frome Half Marathon, 5K, 10K & Junior Race - July19JUL
Frome Half Marathon, 5K, 10K & Junior Race - JulyRunning ‧ Frome13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi£4.50 - £22.50
- The Foam Run - Chichester19JUL
The Foam Run - Chichester5k ‧ Chichester3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- The Foam Run - Brighton25JUL
The Foam Run - Brighton5k ‧ Hove3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- Hundred Acres CX4APR
Hundred Acres CXRunning ‧ Fareham13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£11 - £21
- The Snowman Triathlon1AUG
The Snowman TriathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Betws-y-Coed2.4 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 mi£26 - £165
- Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon12SEP
Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half MarathonRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£16
- RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October18OCT
RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – OctoberRunning ‧ Bedford26.2 mi • 20.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20 - £32
- The Foam Run - York8AUG
The Foam Run - York5k ‧ York3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark 5k, 10k, 10 Mile & Half Marathon – January25JAN
RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark 5k, 10k, 10 Mile & Half Marathon – JanuaryRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£10 - £22
- The Foam Run - St Albans15AUG
The Foam Run - St Albans5k ‧ Redbourn3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- Time2Run Wirral 24 Hour Run15AUG
Time2Run Wirral 24 Hour RunRunning ‧ Thurstaston31.1 mi • 28.0 mi • 12.4 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£12 - £270
- The Foam Run - Bristol22AUG
The Foam Run - Bristol5k ‧ Bristol3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- The Foam Run - Cardiff23AUG
The Foam Run - Cardiff5k ‧ Cardiff3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- The Foam Run - Southampton3MAY
The Foam Run - Southampton5k ‧ Southampton3.1 mi£10.80 - £19.80
- Dorney Lake Winter Duathlon & Run8FEB
Dorney Lake Winter Duathlon & RunMulti-Sport ‧ Windsor13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22.50 - £35
- Dorney Lake Autumn Duathlon & Run5SEP
Dorney Lake Autumn Duathlon & RunMulti-Sport ‧ Dorney13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20 - £32
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.