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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.

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    Sun, 14th Nov

    Bristol 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun
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    Long Ashton, North Somerset

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    10k, 5k and more

    4.5

    (2 reviews)

    FilledTicket£10 – £20
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    Sat, 20th Nov

    Poole 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun
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    Upton, Dorset

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    10k, 5k and more

    5

    (1 reviews)

    FilledTicket£10 – £20
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    Sat, 20th Nov

    Olympic Park 5k & 10k – November
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    London, Greater London

    Participants

    10k, 5k

    5

    (1 reviews)

    FilledTicket£25
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    Sat, 20th Nov

    Manchester 5k & 10k, MoRun
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    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    10k, 5k and more

    4

    (7 reviews)

    FilledTicket£10 – £20
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    Sun, 21st Nov

    Southampton 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun
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    Southampton, Southampton

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    10k, 5k and more

    4

    (1 reviews)

    FilledTicket£10 – £20
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    Sun, 21st Nov

    The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running
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    Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire

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    10k, half marathon, marathon, 5k and more

    4.5

    (13 reviews)

    FilledTicket£5 – £37
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    Sun, 21st Nov

    Leeds 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun
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    Leeds, West Yorkshire

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    10k, 5k and more

    5

    (1 reviews)

    FilledTicket£10 – £20
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    Sat, 27th Nov

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

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    10k, 5k

    5

    (1 reviews)

    FilledTicket£10 – £20
    Booking perksGreat scenery
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    Sat, 27th Nov

    Milton Keynes 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun
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    Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes

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    10k, 5k and more

    4.5

    (3 reviews)

    FilledTicket£10 – £20
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    Sun, 28th Nov

    Running GP Oulton Park - November
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    Little Budworth, Cheshire West and Chester

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    marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and more

    FilledTicket£22 – £32
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    Sun, 28th Nov

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

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    5k, 10k, half marathon and more

    5

    (2 reviews)

    FilledTicket£10 – £23
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    Sun, 5th Dec

    Run Durham Dalton Park Winter 5k & 10k
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    Murton, County Durham

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    10k, 5k

    FilledTicket£14 – £23
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    Sun, 5th Dec

    Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit – December
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    Chichester, West Sussex

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    marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and more

    FilledTicket£24 – £34
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    Sat, 11th Dec

    Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k
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    Nr. Spondon, Derbyshire

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    5k, 10k

    FilledTicket£13.99 – £19.99
    Booking perksGreat scenery
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    Sat, 18th Dec

    Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December
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    London, Greater London

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    10k, 5k

    4

    (2 reviews)

    FilledTicket£25
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    Sun, 19th Dec

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

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    marathon, 10k, 5k

    FilledTicket£12 – £26
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    Sun, 19th Dec

    Wimbledon Christmas Run 5k & 10k
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    London, Greater London

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    5k

    FilledTicket£26
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    Sun, 16th Jan 2022

    Snetterton Race Track 10k & 5k
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    Norwich, Norfolk

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    10k, 5k and more

    5

    (5 reviews)

    FilledTicket£16.98 – £40.09
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    Sat, 22nd Jan 2022

    Olympic Park 5k & 10k – Late January
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    London, Greater London

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    10k, 5k

    4.5

    (36 reviews)

    FilledTicket£25
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    Sun, 13th Feb 2022

    Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - February
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    Chichester, West Sussex

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    5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon and more

    4

    (1 reviews)

    FilledTicket£24 – £34
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    Sat, 19th Feb 2022

    Belvoir Castle 5k & 10k - February
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    Grantham, Leicestershire

    Participants

    5k, 10k

    FilledTicket£9.99 – £14.99
    Booking perksGreat scenery
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    Sun, 6th Mar 2022

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

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    10k, 5k and more

    FilledTicket£12 – £23
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    Sat, 19th Mar 2022

    Olympic Park 5k and 10k - March
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    London, Greater London

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    5k, 10k

    FilledTicket£25
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    Sun, 27th Mar 2022

    Running GP Bedford Autodrome - March
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    Bedford, Bedford

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    marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and more

    5

    (2 reviews)

    FilledTicket£22 – £32
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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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