Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Clapham Common 5k & 10k - January24JAN
Clapham Common 5k & 10k - JanuaryRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Beyond Dorchester 5km & 10km7NOV
Beyond Dorchester 5km & 10kmRunning ‧ Dorchester6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£10 – £15
- Dorney Lake Winter Duathlon & Lake Runs13FEB
Dorney Lake Winter Duathlon & Lake RunsMulti-Sport ‧ Windsor34.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 miC-19 Plan(33)
- Kempton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - January17JAN
Kempton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - JanuaryRunning ‧ Sunbury-on-Thames13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – July24JUL
Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – JulyRunning ‧ Liverpool13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22 – £28(8)
- Run Heaton 5K, 10K & Half Marathon – January24JAN
Run Heaton 5K, 10K & Half Marathon – JanuaryRunning ‧ Manchester13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(10)
- Chase the Moon Olympic Park 5k & 10k - Late January27JAN
Chase the Moon Olympic Park 5k & 10k - Late JanuaryRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 428JAN
The Gravesend Floodlit 10K and 5K Series – Race 4Running ‧ Gravesend6.2 mi • 3.1 miC-19 Plan
- Run Dorney Lake: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K - January31JAN
Run Dorney Lake: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K - JanuaryRunning ‧ Windsor13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 miC-19 Plan
- Henley Culden Faw Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - February7FEB
Henley Culden Faw Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - FebruaryRunning ‧ Hambleden13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 miC-19 Plan
- The Redbridge 10k & 5k7FEB
The Redbridge 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Ilford6.2 mi • 3.1 miC-19 Plan
- Poppy Half Marathon13NOV
Poppy Half MarathonRunning ‧ Bexhill62.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£15 – £32C-19 Plan(3)
- Dark Skies - Surrey Hills27FEB
Dark Skies - Surrey HillsRunning ‧ Dorking10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 miC-19 Plan
- Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – September3SEP
Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – SeptemberRunning ‧ Liverpool13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22 – £28
- Sandman Torch Light Trail17SEP
Sandman Torch Light TrailRunning ‧ Llanfairpwllgwyngyll6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£18 – £30C-19 Plan
- Lee Valley VeloPark – January30JAN
Lee Valley VeloPark – JanuaryRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi(11)
- Run Sandringham Virtual Race – January31JAN
Run Sandringham Virtual Race – JanuaryRunning ‧ Sandringham13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£12 – £14C-19 Plan
- That Good Night6MAR
That Good NightRunning ‧ Ottery Saint Mary10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 mi
- Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - December19DEC
Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - DecemberRunning ‧ Liverpool13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22 – £28(5)
- Ascott under Wychwood 5k & 10k 30OCT
Ascott under Wychwood 5k & 10kRunning ‧ Chipping Norton6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£6 – £12C-19 Plan
- Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K2JUL
Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K5k ‧ Blakelands3.1 mi£15 – £17(2)
- Dorney Lake Christmas Duathlon & Lake Runs11DEC
Dorney Lake Christmas Duathlon & Lake RunsMulti-Sport ‧ Windsor34.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 miC-19 Plan
- Superheroes Challenge13FEB
Superheroes ChallengeRunning ‧ Horseheath£33 – £35C-19 Plan
- The 2 Lakes Trail Races1MAY
The 2 Lakes Trail RacesRunning ‧ Wales13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£13.50 – £23.50C-19 Plan
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.