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- Richmond Runfest Half Marathon, Marathon, and 10K11SEP
Richmond Runfest Half Marathon, Marathon, and 10KRunning ‧ London26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi(4)
- St Albans Half Marathon13JUN
St Albans Half MarathonRunning ‧ St Albans13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.5 mi(11)
- Fun Colour Rush Reading22AUG
Fun Colour Rush Reading5k ‧ Reading3.1 mi
- Fun Colour Rush Northampton 25JUL
Fun Colour Rush Northampton5k ‧ Northampton3.1 mi(2)
- New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k12SEP
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Brockenhurst26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi(5)
- Fun Colour Rush Nottingham20JUN
Fun Colour Rush Nottingham5k ‧ Nottingham3.1 mi(1)
- The UK Emergency Services Games28AUG
The UK Emergency Services GamesMulti-Sport ‧ Milton Keynes70.2 mi • 32.0 mi • 17.2 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- The Great Scottish Walk and Run Festival15AUG
The Great Scottish Walk and Run FestivalRunning ‧ Edinburgh6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi • 0.6 mi
- Bridgwater Half Marathon5SEP
Bridgwater Half MarathonRunning ‧ Bridgwater13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Pizza Run - Sheffield25JUL
Pizza Run - SheffieldRunning ‧ Sheffield6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – July25JUL
Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – JulyRunning ‧ Liverpool13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(8)
- Pizza Run - Birmingham24JUL
Pizza Run - BirminghamRunning ‧ West Bromwich6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Pizza Run - Southampton18JUL
Pizza Run - SouthamptonRunning ‧ Southampton6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Pizza Run - London North17JUL
Pizza Run - London NorthRunning ‧ London6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Pizza Run - Swindon11JUL
Pizza Run - SwindonRunning ‧ Swindon6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Pizza Run - Milton Keynes10JUL
Pizza Run - Milton KeynesRunning ‧ Milton Keynes6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Pizza Run - Manchester19JUN
Pizza Run - ManchesterRunning ‧ Manchester6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- RunThrough Beat Box Hill 5k & 10k19JUN
RunThrough Beat Box Hill 5k & 10kRunning ‧ Tadworth6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Pizza Run - Cardiff13JUN
Pizza Run - CardiffRunning ‧ Cardiff6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Pizza Run - Exeter12JUN
Pizza Run - ExeterRunning ‧ Exeter6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Cheltenham Running Festival - June6JUN
Cheltenham Running Festival - JuneRunning ‧ Cheltenham13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Pizza Run - Glasgow6JUN
Pizza Run - GlasgowRunning ‧ Glasgow6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Bubble Rush Liverpool 5JUN
Bubble Rush Liverpool5k ‧ Liverpool3.1 mi
- Pizza Run - Newcastle5JUN
Pizza Run - NewcastleRunning ‧ Newcastle upon Tyne6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
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.