- Race for Life 5k & 10k – Stamford5Jun
Race for Life 5k & 10k – StamfordRunning ‧ Peterborough3.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- The Doko Challenge South6Jun
The Doko Challenge South5k ‧ London3.1 mi
- Race for Life 5K – Horsham6Jun
Race for Life 5K – Horsham5k ‧ Horsham3.1 mi
- Race for Life 5k – Rhyl6Jun
Race for Life 5k – Rhyl5k ‧ Rhyl3.1 mi
- The Hot Runner Races7Jun
The Hot Runner RacesMulti-Sport ‧ Hartlebury13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 26.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 8.1 mi
- Speedy Steeds 5k7Jun
Speedy Steeds 5k5k ‧ London3.1 mi£8C-19 Plan
- Race for Life 5k – Stoke on Trent8Jun
Race for Life 5k – Stoke on Trent5k ‧ Stoke-on-Trent3.1 mi
- Dashing Deer 5k14Jun
Dashing Deer 5k5k ‧ London3.1 mi£8C-19 Plan
- Sunderland City Half Marathon & 10K19Jun
Sunderland City Half Marathon & 10KRunning ‧ Sunderland6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Basingstoke20Jun
Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K & Kids – Basingstoke5k ‧ Basingstoke3.1 mi
- Race for Life 5K & 10K – Basingstoke20Jun
Race for Life 5K & 10K – BasingstokeRunning ‧ Basingstoke3.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Race for Life 5K & 10K – Eastbourne20Jun
Race for Life 5K & 10K – EastbourneRunning ‧ Eastbourne3.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Kangaroo Hop 5k21Jun
Kangaroo Hop 5k5k ‧ London3.1 miC-19 Plan
- Gecko Gathering – Siblyback Lake26Jun
Gecko Gathering – Siblyback LakeRunning ‧ Common Moor1.6 mi • 3.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Trail Run - Hole Park Estate26Jun
Trail Run - Hole Park EstateRunning ‧ Rolvenden3.1 mi • 6.2 miC-19 Plan
- Druridge Bay Beach-Trail Events27Jun
Druridge Bay Beach-Trail EventsRunning ‧ Druridge Bay13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Great Scottish Tattie Run27Jun
Great Scottish Tattie RunRunning ‧ Edinburgh3.1 mi • 6.2 miC-19 Plan
- The Great Scottish Summer 10k & 5K27Jun
The Great Scottish Summer 10k & 5KRunning ‧ Scotland6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Race For Life 5K & 10K – Barnstaple27Jun
Race For Life 5K & 10K – BarnstapleRunning ‧ Barnstaple3.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Race For Life 5K – Haverfordwest27Jun
Race For Life 5K – Haverfordwest5k ‧ Bethlehem3.1 mi
- The High Life Ultra3Jul
The High Life UltraRunning ‧ Otley31.1 mi • 49.7 mi • 65.2 mi • 77.7 mi
- Gecko Gathering – Tamar Lakes4Jul
Gecko Gathering – Tamar LakesRunning ‧ England3.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Race for Life 5k & 10k – Rugby4Jul
Race for Life 5k & 10k – RugbyRunning ‧ Rugby3.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Race for Life 5K & 10K – Cambridge4Jul
Race for Life 5K & 10K – CambridgeRunning ‧ Cambridge6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
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.