- MK Festival of Running5Sep
MK Festival of RunningRunning ‧ Milton Keynes20.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£8 – £31C-19 PlanPartnered
- Coventry Festival of Running31Oct
Coventry Festival of RunningRunning ‧ Coventry13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 mi£15 – £38C-19 PlanPartnered
- Run Alton Towers 5k, 10k & Half Marathon13Nov
Run Alton Towers 5k, 10k & Half MarathonRunning ‧ Alton13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£36 – £40Partnered
- Kempton Park Renaissance Run30May
Kempton Park Renaissance RunRunning ‧ Sunbury-on-Thames3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 13.0 mi£20.4 – £37.4C-19 PlanPartnered
- Cheltenham Running Festival - June13Jun
Cheltenham Running Festival - JuneRunning ‧ Cheltenham13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 6.2 mi£22 – £28Partnered
- Bubble Rush Walsall26Jun
Bubble Rush Walsall5k ‧ Walsall3.1 mi£8 – £20C-19 PlanPartnered
- Bubble Rush Umberslade4Jul
Bubble Rush Umberslade5k ‧ Tanworth in Arden3.1 mi£8 – £20C-19 PlanPartnered
- Blackpool Music Run18Jul
Blackpool Music RunRunning ‧ Blackpool3.1 mi • 6.2 mi£8 – £20C-19 PlanPartnered
- Run Cholmondeley21Aug
Run CholmondeleyRunning ‧ Cheshire13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£8 – £31C-19 PlanPartnered
- Bridgwater Half Marathon5Sep
Bridgwater Half MarathonRunning ‧ Bridgwater13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£8 – £27.29C-19 PlanPartnered
- Warrington Running Festival26Sep
Warrington Running FestivalRunning ‧ Warrington3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 0.6 mi£2 – £32Partnered
- Glow in the Park - Kent2Oct
Glow in the Park - Kent5k ‧ Maidstone3.1 mi£15 – £30C-19 PlanPartnered
- Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - May23May
Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - MayRunning ‧ Manchester13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22 – £26Partnered
- Folkestone Coastal 10k30May
Folkestone Coastal 10kRunning ‧ Folkestone6.2 mi • 0.6 mi£2 – £29C-19 PlanPartnered
- Run4Colour - East Anglia5Jun
Run4Colour - East Anglia5k ‧ Hockwold cum Wilton3.1 mi£13 – £19Partnered
- Brynkinalt Running Festival4Jul
Brynkinalt Running FestivalRunning ‧ Wrexham3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 12.4 mi£12 – £24Partnered
- Conquer Cardiff Summer 5k, 10k, 15k, and Half Marathon4Jul
Conquer Cardiff Summer 5k, 10k, 15k, and Half MarathonRunning ‧ Cardiff3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 9.3 mi • 13.1 mi£17 – £20C-19 PlanPartnered
- Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - July4Jul
Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - JulyRunning ‧ Chichester26.2 mi • 20.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24 – £34Partnered
- FixAddiction 5k & 10k Run10Jul
FixAddiction 5k & 10k RunRunning ‧ Windsor6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£17 – £19C-19 PlanPartnered
- Olympic Park 5k & 10k – July17Jul
Olympic Park 5k & 10k – JulyRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24Partnered
- Running GP Bedford Autodrome - July25Jul
Running GP Bedford Autodrome - JulyRunning ‧ Bedford26.2 mi • 20.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22 – £32Partnered
- Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - August1Aug
Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - AugustRunning ‧ Manchester6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi£22 – £26Partnered
- Run Harwell8Aug
Run HarwellRunning ‧ Didcot13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£10 – £30C-19 PlanPartnered
- Running Grand Prix Oulton Park - August 8Aug
Running Grand Prix Oulton Park - AugustRunning ‧ Little Budworth26.2 mi • 20.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 16.0 mi£22 – £32Partnered
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.