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- RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December6DEC
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - DecemberRunning ‧ Chichester26.2 mi • 20.0 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£21 – £32(1)
- Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December6DEC
Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – DecemberRunning ‧ Tarporley26.2 mi • 20.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20 – £32(5)
- Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December12DEC
Olympic Park 5k & 10k - DecemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24(2)
- Edinburgh Christmas 10K & 5K Run5DEC
Edinburgh Christmas 10K & 5K RunRunning ‧ Edinburgh6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi£5 – £22(5)
- Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/Walk19DEC
Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/WalkRunning ‧ Sheffield6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£18 – £22(2)
- Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run5DEC
Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun RunRunning ‧ Nottingham26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£6 – £38(9)
- Battersea Park 5k & 10k - December5DEC
Battersea Park 5k & 10k - DecemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£24
- The Salcey Forest Christmas 10K & 5K5DEC
The Salcey Forest Christmas 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Northamptonshire6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£12 – £18(7)
- Chase The Moon Olympic Park – December9DEC
Chase The Moon Olympic Park – DecemberRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£22
- Run Dorney Lake: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K - December13DEC
Run Dorney Lake: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K - DecemberRunning ‧ Windsor13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£18 – £35
- Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 145DEC
Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 14Running ‧ Richmond6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£15 – £18(1)
- Run Dorney Lake: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K - January31JAN2021
Run Dorney Lake: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K - JanuaryRunning ‧ Dorney13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£18 – £35
- RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – December19DEC
RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark – DecemberRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 miFree – £22(5)
- The Chasewater Pudding Dash6DEC
The Chasewater Pudding DashRunning ‧ Burntwood6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£12 – £28(39)
- The Nice Work Richmond Park Christmas 10k & 5k13DEC
The Nice Work Richmond Park Christmas 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Richmond6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£14 – £20(1)
- The Sherwood New Year 10K & 5K3JAN2021
The Sherwood New Year 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Edwinstowe6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£14 – £20(12)
- The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K10JAN2021
The Oundle New Year 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Oundle6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£12 – £18(18)
- Cowman City Trail Duathlon5DEC
Cowman City Trail DuathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Milton Keynes22.4 mi • 14.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 5.7 mi • 3.1 mi£13 – £50
- Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half - December13DEC
Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half - DecemberRunning ‧ Liverpool13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20 – £26(5)
- The Slough New Year 10K & 5K17JAN2021
The Slough New Year 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Slough6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(12)
- Bolton Bauble 5k, 10k, and Fun Run20DEC
Bolton Bauble 5k, 10k, and Fun RunRunning ‧ Bolton6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£7.50 – £21(8)
- Liverpool Santa Dash6DEC
Liverpool Santa Dash5k ‧ Liverpool3.1 mi£22(4)
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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.