Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Walsall Arboretum 5K & 10K15AUG
Walsall Arboretum 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Walsall6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£5 – £15
- Wild West Beer Bonanza 5km & 10km Fun Run/Walk21AUG
Wild West Beer Bonanza 5km & 10km Fun Run/WalkRunning ‧ Sheffield6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20 – £22
- Virtual RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – May29MAY
Virtual RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – MayRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£20(1)
- Chase the Sun Hyde Park - June2JUN
Chase the Sun Hyde Park - JuneRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24
- Ciderthon Half Marathon29AUG
Ciderthon Half MarathonRunning ‧ Taunton13.1 mi • 3.1 mi£25 – £47
- Beacon Park, Lichfield 10 and 5K29AUG
Beacon Park, Lichfield 10 and 5KRunning ‧ Lichfield6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£5 – £15(2)
- The KM Colour Run6JUN
The KM Colour Run5k ‧ Deal3.1 mi£12 – £20
- Run Media City 5K and 10K - September2SEP
Run Media City 5K and 10K - SeptemberRunning ‧ Salford6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£21
- Ministry Of Track4SEP
Ministry Of TrackRunning ‧ Bury Saint Edmunds26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£6 – £30
- Battersea Park 5k & 10k - September 5SEP
Battersea Park 5k & 10k - SeptemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24
- Kingsbury Water Park 10K & 5K5SEP
Kingsbury Water Park 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Sutton Coldfield6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£5 – £15
- Chase the Sun Olympic Park – September8SEP
Chase the Sun Olympic Park – SeptemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22(2)
- Hampstead Heath 10K, 5K, and Fun Run Trail - September11SEP
Hampstead Heath 10K, 5K, and Fun Run Trail - SeptemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi£6 – £15
- The Henley Trail Run11JUN2021
The Henley Trail RunRunning ‧ Henley-on-Thames6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£6 – £15
- The Bushy Summer 10K & 5K20JUN
The Bushy Summer 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Molesey6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£14 – £20(7)
- The City v Wharf 5k Run Challenge15SEP
The City v Wharf 5k Run Challenge5k ‧ London3.1 mi£18
- Funky Planet Bath 29MAY
Funky Planet Bath5k ‧ Lansdown3.1 mi
- Newbury Racecourse 5K, 10K and Half Marathon19SEP
Newbury Racecourse 5K, 10K and Half MarathonRunning ‧ Newbury13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20 – £26
- RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark 5K 10K, 10 Mile & Half Marathon – June26JUN
RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark 5K 10K, 10 Mile & Half Marathon – JuneRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 miFree – £22(1)
- Urdd 5K Colour Run Rhyl26SEP
Urdd 5K Colour Run Rhyl5k ‧ Rhyl3.1 mi£10 – £45(1)
- Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 132OCT
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 13Running ‧ Richmond6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£15 – £18
- Funky Planet Brighton12JUN
Funky Planet Brighton5k ‧ Plumpton3.1 mi
- Ironman UK3JUL2021
Ironman UKMulti-Sport ‧ Bolton0.9 mi • 0.6 mi • 0.3 mi£410(5)
- Chase the Sun Wimbledon - July14JUL
Chase the Sun Wimbledon - JulyRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22
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.