5k Runs in United States

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    Badass Beer Run
    Sat 27th Apr
    Camino, CA, United States
    $30
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    Badass Beer Run

    Madrone Tree Hill, 2600 Barkley Rd, Camino, CA 95709, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    What is the Bad Ass beer run? Its a 5k Run/Walk where youre able to let loose with friends and family. Of course, we come to run/walk but lets be honest its all about the beer and fun!

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    $30 - $45
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    Run for Hope

    1645 Corinth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Honor the memory and celebrate the lives of those who have died. The Run For Hope is a day to share grief, loss and love, and to help sustain the services of OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center

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    La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K
    Sun 28th Apr
    Del Mar, CA, United States
    $50 - $130
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    La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

    Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

    For those interested in a shorter option, the La Jolla Shores 5K offers a mostly downhill course and features some of the most scenic views of the last 3.1 miles of the half marathon course.

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    Spring Trailblazer 5K
    Sat 4th May
    Blacksburg, VA, United States
    $25
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    Spring Trailblazer 5K

    Beliveau Estate Winery, 5415 Gallion Ridge Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join the Montgomery County Chamber at Beliveau Estate Winery for the first ever spring-season Trailblazer 5K!

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    Emerge 5k: Helping Our Youth Soar
    Sun 5th May
    Boulder, CO, United States
    $20 - $35
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    Emerge 5k: Helping Our Youth Soar

    Boulder, CO, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the Sixth Annual EMERGE 5K:

    This 5K family walk/run event is an empowering experience designed to raise awareness of youth suicide prevention efforts and bring support to the youth of Boulder and St. Vrain Valley School Districts. Join us in helping them soar!

    Awesome live music will be provided by Kutandara! Post-race (free) refreshments from Button Rock Bakery, KT's BBQ, Morning Glory Cafe and more.


    Proceeds from this event benefit the Second Wind Fund of Boulder County, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide funded counseling services to at risk youth in Boulder County. The event is also designed as an opportunity for remembrance of those we've lost to suicide and a celebration of all who choose life.

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    ​Ojai Half Marathon
    Sun 5th May
    $45 - $95
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    ​Ojai Half Marathon

    Mira Monte Elementary School, 1216 Loma Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USAView event
    About the event

    Race along the beautiful Ojai bike trail in this challenging half marathon. Great for runners who want to tackle several rolling and lengthy hils. Come for the views, goody bag, bespoke finishers medal and post-race tacos.

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    Bridgehampton Half Marathon
    Sat 11th May
    Bridgehampton, NY, United States
    $35 - $95
    1 review
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    Bridgehampton Half Marathon

    2510 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, USAView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Bridgehampton Half + 5K, to be held on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. The Bridgehampton Half was started by the team that created the Hamptons Marathon & Half.

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

      The race was very well organized and I enjoyed a lot. The atmosphere was incredible, a lot of positive energy. XoRodica
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    $45 - $95
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    Lake Balboa Half Marathon

    Woodley Park Archery Range, 405 Freeway, Van Nuys, CA 91411, USAView event
    About the event

    Race in the second of this 3-race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PBs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive series finisher medal.

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    Truckee Running Festival
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Truckee, CA, United States
    $11 - $75
    1 review
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    Truckee Running Festival

    12200 Joerger Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USAView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come one come all and join us for a morning of Truckee Running and fun at Riverview Park in Truckee, CA. The 5K is a fund raiser for the Girls on the Run Sierras.

    Try a 5K or 10K along the Legacy Trail or a half marathon featuring beautiful and scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. Bring the kids for the age appropriate distance fun races.

    The event is staged out of Riverview Sports Park in Truckee, CA. We are setting up on one of the very well maintained sport fields. All races start and finish here. The kids races for younger participants will take place on the field as well. There is plenty of parking at the facility.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Waddle Ranch Trail Half - Race Report by Big Blue Ambassador Mone' HaenThe Waddle Rach Half Marathon took place on June 4th, 2017 and is part of the Truckee Running Festival and the Tahoe Trail Running Series put on by Big Blue Adventure.If you’re a local Truckee runner, you have likely “explo-run-ed” Waddle Ranch. If you haven’t, you should as it’s one of the many local trail running/hiking treasures that the area has to offer. The half marathon starts and finishes at Riverview Sports Park in a mini “race village” amongst very high-energy event staff, volunteers, announcer (can I please have whatever coffee he drinks in the morning) and participants. Besides the fact that there are 5K and 10K options for family and friends to run, the Park is a great place for spectators and family to hang out as there’s plenty to keep them busy along the lines of a playground, bocce court, the Truckee Bike Park, etc.Once the Big Blue crew gives the pre-race speech, and the very enthusiastic GO signal is given, you’re off. The first 1.6 miles of the course is very flat (not Tahoe flat) and is comprised of getting out of the park itself, running a short distance on pavement (Joeger Drive) and then on fire road. Here you pass behind the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Bus Dispatch Center. If you’ve ever been late to pick up your kid from the bus, you’ve likely been here to collect him/her (not that I would know anything about that). Anywhooooooo…… It’s a pretty meadow with scenic views to the east.At 1.6 miles you begin a short climb on pavement which takes you up to Martis Creek Road. The climb itself is only about a quarter of a mile, but you then stay on pavement for about a mile. I know pavement – ew, but the views of Martis Valley, Martis Creek Lake and Waddle Ranch (where you’ll be running) are very pretty, so consider it an opportunity to look around before you have to pay attention to not tripping on rocks.After you cross the dam (at about 2.2 miles into the race), you finally hit dirt via Matt’s Trail in the Waddle Rach Preserve. It’s relatively flat for about three-quarters of a mile and then you start to climb – for a solid mile. You’ll gain about 450 feet in elevation in this mile. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but it will put your legs and your lungs to the test. The trail here is mostly single track with some wider sections that look like they used to be fire roads. Run as much as you can – it’s only a mile. You peak out where Matt’s Trail intersects with Sawmill Road (don’t let the term fool you – it’s a fire road) and then you descend.The descent is fast since Sawmill Road is fairly “groomed” and doesn’t have a lot of wear and tear from runoff or loose rock. After about 1.2 miles, you divert off of Sawmill Road and back onto single track for a bit more technical running. This section lasts for just about a mile and then you re-connect with Sawmill Road and run just under a half-mile to the turnaround.Now begins your second ascent. The whole half marathon course has about 1,200 feet in total elevation gain, so that 450 feet you descended down before, you now have to climb back up. This section spreads the climb out over two miles so while it’s a bit gentler than your first climb, it seems like it lasts FOREVER. At 7.9 miles into the course you veer off of Sawmill Road and back onto single track via Erika’s Trail. You climb for about a half mile here and then begin a pretty technical (read rocky) decent. I constantly have to remind myself here to watch my ankles, stay on my toes and don’t let the feet get sloppy. That steep, technical descent lasts for about 3/4 of a mile and then it opens up onto less technical ground. At 9.5 miles the course flattens back out, albeit at a very gradual climb out to the pavement. Once you’re on the pavement, it’s a fast and flat return into the park where family, friends and spectators will be awaiting your arrival along with beer and a BBQ!
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    Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Simi Valley, CA, United States
    $35 - $95
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    Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

    Nikki's Doggie Daycare, 864 Pacific Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USAView event
    About the event

    Race along the Arroyo bike path in this warm but well shaded summer run. A great event for all types of runners, the course is mostly flat, with only a few gentle hills. Come for the finisher's medal, tech t-shirt and post-race tacos.

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    Not All Wounds Bleed 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    St. Charles, IL, United States
    $20 - $25
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    Not All Wounds Bleed 5K

    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St, St. Charles, IL 60175, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Not All Wounds Bleed is a non-profit organisation based in St. Charles Illinois. Our all volunteer staff is dedicated to raising awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) while providing links to resources that can assist those coping with post-traumatic stress and their families.

    The Not All Wounds Bleed 5k Run/Walk is our flagship awareness and fundraising event and takes place during PTSD Awareness Month every June.

    Join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles, IL as we break the PTSD Stigma one step at a time.

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    Deuces Wild Endurance Festival
    Sat 8th Jun
    Apache County, AZ, United States
    $35 - $225
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    Deuces Wild Endurance Festival

    White Mountains, White Mountains, Arizona 85941, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is the ultimate race weekend experience for the entire family. The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is held in the cool White Mountains of northeastern Arizona. Held over two days in June, there are 15 separate races to choose from including triathlons, aquabike, runs and relays! Deuces Wild is also home to the Triathlon Club & Team World Championships with people from around the world coming to compete for the coveted titles!

    During and after there is incredible food and activities to keep you, your friends and family entertained.

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    Run To The Beach Lake Tahoe
    Thu 4th Jul
    Tahoe Vista, CA, United States
    $35 - $55
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    Run To The Beach Lake Tahoe

    6600 Donner Rd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out with your friends and family and start your July 4th with a run, walk, or stroll to the Beach.

    The finish is on the Beach at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area featuring a great beach for swimming! Tahoe Vista and North Lake Tahoe are great places to spend your July 4th weekend. Fireworks are scheduled for the evening of July 3rd!

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    Lake Norman Forest Run Half Marathon & 5K
    Sat 13th Jul
    Troutman, NC, United States
    $25 - $75
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    Lake Norman Forest Run Half Marathon & 5K

    759 State Park Rd, Troutman, NC 28166, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for what is bound to become a summertime tradition! Mostly in the shade on the well-paved roads of Lake Norman State Park.

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    Shoreline Marathon
    Sun 14th Jul
    Ventura, CA, United States
    $45 - $130
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    Shoreline Marathon

    102 Ventura Promenade, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
    About the event

    Make the most your Sunday morning and soak up the ocean views in races from 5k up to a marathon. With plenty of flat miles along the coast (plus a couple of moderate hills), this race is ideal for new and experienced runners alike. Don't miss the finisher's t-shirt, medal, free beer and tacos.

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    Moss Park Forest Run
    Sat 20th Jul
    $25 - $50
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    Moss Park Forest Run

    12901 Moss Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32832, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Heralded as the best off-road running venue in Florida, this is a MUST for anyone who considers themselves a runner. Join us for a 90% shaded course.

    10K / 5K / Distance Dare (15k)

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    $64 - $269
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    The San Francisco Marathon

    182 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USAView event
    1 review
    About the event

    Set an early alarm for this bucket list event around SF. Get an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, and take up the challenge (expect hills - it's SF after all). Come for the finisher's medal and atmosphere of the on-course cheer stations.

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    • Did the Half Marathon in 2011

      Great to be able to run over the Golden Gate Bridge!! Good fun but early start.
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    Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
    Sun 11th Aug
    Sanger, CA, United States
    $45 - $130
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    Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

    2630 Croydon Drive, Sanger, CA 93657, USAView event
    About the event

    Enjoy the whoops and cheers of the crowd as you take on 4 laps of this well-known course. Flat as a pancake and on entirely paved roads, this is a good one if you're after a PR. And who can say no to the promise of post-race street tacos?

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    XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K
    Sat 17th Aug
    Incline Village, NV, United States
    $11 - $50
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    XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K

    Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, 111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k trail run happens on the same day as XTERRA Lake Tahoe Offroad Triathlon. The course starts and finishes at the Village Green in Incline Village, NV.

    This is a large open grass community field. The event is set up and staged from here. From the starting area the course heads north and onto the great trail system featuring tall pines, aspens and creek crossings. Run one lap for the 5K or two for the 10K. The second lap starts right back in the venue creating a fun viewing area to cheer on the 10K participants.

    Bring the kids as this is a great venue for our shorter kids races for ages 4-12 years.

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    America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K
    Sun 18th Aug
    $40 - $115
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    America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

    Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    San Diegos fastest and most scenic half marathon. Run from the Cabrillo National Monument atop the tip of Point Loma, along San Diego Bay, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, past the Star of India, through downtown San Diego to a rousing finish in historic Balboa Park.

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    Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
    Sun 22nd Sep
    $35 - $95
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    Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k

    6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91436, USAView event
    About the event

    Race in the third of this 3 race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PRs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive Series Finisher medal.

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    Jeepers Creepers Run
    Sun 13th Oct
    Ventura, CA, United States
    $35 - $100
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    Jeepers Creepers Run

    Foster Park, 37 Casitas Vista Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
    About the event

    Head over to Ventura for a 5K, 10K or half marathon along the Ojai bike path. Courses don't get much flatter than this, so this race is well-suited to all types of runner. Come for goodies galore, including a finisher's medal, t-shirt and water bottle.

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    $30 - $155
    1 review
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    Bike the Coast

    Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA, USAView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50, 25, 7 or 15 mile routes on Highway 101. This is a rules of the road ride, all traffic laws will be strictly enforced by municipal police departments, it is the riders responsibility to know, understand and obey all traffic laws.

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    • Did the event in 2017

      I was really excited to travel to Ca from Massachusetts to visit and ride in San Diego! I have never been to the area before, but have friends who moved there and talk about how bike friendly the area is.
      I arrived Friday at SD airport and picked up my rental car, rental bike from Nytro Multisport in Encinitas. I then made my way to Oceanside Pier for the packet pickup and expo. Oh!I was so excited with the ocean views, breeze, temps and just in awe :)
      We received a nice goodie bag with some coupons, and a pint glass :) I picked up my cycling jersey, which is sweet.
      There was no stress since its not a race, its a ride.
      Saturday morning 6:50am start was just beautiful, course was well marked, aid stations stocked with everything you need, and enthusiastic volunteers.
      Finish line had medals, bike valet, food trucks, beer tent, live music and more.
      I have a full review with more photos on my blog.
      I highly recommend this beautiful coastal course, as it offers 25, 50 and 100 mile options, at a very no stress level. Follow their Facebook and Instagram sites to stay updated, and they have contests on entries, shirts, gift certificates and more.
      Put this destination ride on your list. There's nothing like riding the coast of Ca!
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    Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
    Sun 10th Nov
    Ventura, CA, United States
    $45 - $130
    4 reviews
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    Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k

    State Beach Access Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
    4 reviews
    About the event

    What better way to wrap up the fall running season than with a seaside marathon. This course will appeal to all types of runners, being largely flat and picturesque, with only a few hills to keep you on your toes. Treat yourself to free tacos and beer at the end of the race.

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      It's a good idea to bring your own nutrition. They had water and Gatorade on course but no gels, or snacks.
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      This course is nice because it is relatively flat, although there are a few minor inclines to test the legs. I ran the marathon and the out and back (x2) format was a little difficult mentally but the cool ocean breeze and the ocean views made for a very nice race.
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      It was pretty much what i was expecting, it was exciting and fun
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    Mac 'N Cheese 5k
    Sun 17th Nov
    $35
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    Mac 'N Cheese 5k

    Washington Park, Denver, CO, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Welcome to the Denver Mac 'n Cheese premier 5k road race, starting and finishing in Washington Park. The Mac 'N Cheese 5k is a flat and fast course, offering $5,000 in prize money, age group awards, and plenty of food and beverages at the post-race party!

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    C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
    Sun 17th Nov
    New Castle, DE, United States
    $25 - $69
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    C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K

    New Castle, DE 19720, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out and join us on Delawares prettiest USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the fully-paved Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail. This event starts and finishes at the Biddle Point trail head; strategically located only a short drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail head is a modern facility with restrooms, picnic tables, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal. All runner/spectator parking will be across the street at the Gunning-Bedford Middle School, and free shuttle buses / bag check will be provided. Those with a valid Handicapped placard will be able to park at the trail head.

    There is no strict time limit for this race. Participants are able to finish this race in about 4 hours.

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    Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
    Thu 28th Nov
    Simi Valley, CA, United States
    $35 - $110
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    Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA

    1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USAView event
    About the event

    There’s no better way to start Thanksgiving than with a 5k run through Simi Valley. Great for all, this undulating course takes you along a tree-lined bike path so you won’t have to worry about cars or the sun. Come along for the medal, finisher’s shirt and goodies.

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    Lake Norman Turkey Trot Running Festival
    Thu 28th Nov
    Cornelius, NC, United States
    $25 - $45
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    Lake Norman Turkey Trot Running Festival

    Optimal Health and Spine Chiropractic, PLLC, 20420 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius, NC 28031, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for a Lake Norman tradition! A family friendly fun run on Thanksgiving morning.

    Distance Dare 15km, 10km, 3km race options

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    Utah Santa Run - Ogden
    Sat 30th Nov
    $36.50
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    Utah Santa Run - Ogden

    Ogden, UT, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Ogden Santa Run is the original Utah Santa Run and held Thanksgiving weekend. Followed by the Ogden Holiday Light Parade and Lighting of the Ogden Christmas Village.

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    Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
    Sat 7th Dec
    Laughlin, NV, United States
    $45 - $110
    7 reviews
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    Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

    1669 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029, USAView event
    7 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race crisp and clear, with high temperatures in the high 60s and visibility for miles.

    The Mojave Desert is one of the most picturesque, peaceful and tranquil places to run on Earth.

    This Race delivers a downhill yet challenging course, amazing sights such Lake Mohave, running alongside the Colorado River, an opportunity to traverse the Davis Dam into Arizona and back.

    The post race party is hosted at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino steps away from Vegas-style Casino Gaming action, live shows, fine dining, night clubs and so much more!

    Your non-running support team will find off-roading, championship golf, hiking, ghost towns, concerts, and a variety of other excursions.

    Join us for an unforgettable Race + Vacation experience where you'll run:

    Two States, Two Time Zones, One DAM Great Race!

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      Look around! This race is set in the desert but you have beautiful mountains with the river and Lake Mohave!
    • Did the 5K in 2018

      If you are looking for a fun, fast and not too crowded race, then you should check out Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K. From the time I checked in to the time I drove away fromt eh after party, I was all smiles. The only thing that is personally sad about this race, is that the 5K runners don't get the experience of running across the dam, across state line, across 2 time zones.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      You awaken as you walk through the muted sounds of slot machines paying out as you make your way to embark on your ride to the starting line. You're whisked away aboard a posh tour bus and arrive at Laughlin High School where you sit and stretch comfortably within the gym, away out of the cool morning temps. The course is well marked out and beware the miles that begin once you leave the High School grounds - miles 1.5 - 4 are a rigorous, gradual uphill. Abandon your goal pace - but you'll make it up in the later miles (promise). Once you turn onto Hwy 163, you run East into the rising sun as you happily descend for the next four miles. The scenery is spectacular. I encourage you to pause and take photos atop the Davis Dam - with Lake Mohave to the North and the Colorado River stretching out to the South. The course winds up on Casino Row and the finish party was first rate.
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    Utah Santa Run - Provo
    Sat 7th Dec
    $41.50
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    Utah Santa Run - Provo

    Provo, UT, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Provo Santa Run will still be held at the Shops at Riverwoods. After the race they do an awesome lighting of the shops with a concert and thousands of spectators.

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    Utah Santa Run - Gardner Village
    Sat 7th Dec
    West Jordan, UT, United States
    $36.50
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    Utah Santa Run - Gardner Village

    Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Gardner Village Santa Run is held in West Jordan at Historic Gardner Village. During December the village is decorated with countless Elves.

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    TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER CARLSBAD FULL AND HALF MARATHON
    Sun 19th Jan
    Carlsbad, CA, United States
    $40 - $134
    1 review
    Details

    TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER CARLSBAD FULL AND HALF MARATHON

    2559 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USAView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Tri-city Medical Center Carlsbad Full And Half Marathon is taking place in Carlsbad, California on Sunday, January 20, 2019

    The best and most scenic winter marathon & half marathon with the best swag. Miles and miles of breathtaking ocean views and outstanding course support stations and entertainment at every mile. Turn your Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend into a run-cation!

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Its my first experience racing here in the west coast, loved it. I plan to run Carlsbad every year now.
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    Sac State 5K Fun Run
    Thu 25th Apr
    $30
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    Sac State 5K Fun Run

    1007 6th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Sac State 5K Fun Run is an event for every physical level and ability! This is a run that you will love as you make your way through the California State University, Sacramento campus. This race is open to everyone! Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members of all ages are welcome to sign up to be a part of this University tradition.

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    Bad Ass Beer Run
    Sat 27th Apr
    Camino, CA, United States
    $30
    Details

    Bad Ass Beer Run

    2600 Barkley Rd, Camino, CA 95709, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    What is the Bad Ass beer run? Its a 5k Run/Walk where youre able to let loose with friends and family. Of course, we come to run/walk but lets be honest its all about the beer and fun!

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    5K Run for the Bay
    Sat 27th Apr
    Sayville, NY, United States
    $25
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    5K Run for the Bay

    Sayville Marina Park, 400 Foster Ave, Sayville, NY 11782, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Blue Island Oyster Foundation presents the 3rd annual 5K to protect the Great South Bay. Benefiting local environmental organizations Blue Island Oyster Foundation & Save the Great South Bay!

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    3rd Annual Run Happy Bee Happy 5K and Kids Run/Walk
    Sat 27th Apr
    Ballico, CA, United States
    $15 - $45
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    3rd Annual Run Happy Bee Happy 5K and Kids Run/Walk

    6800 East Ave, Ballico, CA 95303, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run or Walk this rolling hills 5k course along our organic almond and olive orchards.

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    Annual Eagle Run 5K
    Sat 27th Apr
    Clinton Corners, NY, United States
    $20
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    Annual Eagle Run 5K

    Shepherd's Way, Clinton Corners, NY 12514, USAView event
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    Join us for the Annual Eagle Run 5k. All proceeds from the race will go to the Upton Lake Christian School.

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    Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend
    Sat 27th Apr
    Champaign, IL, United States
    $15 - $460
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    Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend

    1800 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820, USAView event
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    The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon offers a beautiful, scenic tour of the University of Illinois campus, revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods, and an awesome paved park trail. Thousands of friendly and fun fans and volunteers from Champaign-Urbana line the course, exuding Midwest hospitality like you have never seen before.

    You will find first-class race shirts, medals, food, and fanfare. Enjoy a spectacular finish at the 50-yard-line of the Universitys historic Memorial Stadium and attend the rocking postrace 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash right outside the stadium. Live music, free beer, interactive booths, bragging rights.

    From the youngest to the oldest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the youth run to the marathon, there is a race for everyone.

    Join us April 26 & 27, 2019 for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend! Our mantra is making runners happy, one mile at a time.

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    MahoneySabol 5K
    Sat 27th Apr
    Cromwell, CT, United States
    $35
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    MahoneySabol 5K

    Cromwell, CT, USAView event
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    #MahoneySabol5K Join runners and walkers at the MahoneySabol 5K at the Travelers Championship to race along the Cromwell roads that line the fairways and greens of TPC River Highlands. Race day offers both a 5K run and 1.5 Mile Fitness Walk. Bring the whole family and enjoy the Kids Run. When the race is done, keep the action going all participants get one ticket valid for any one-day admission to the 2019 Travelers Championship!

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    Clinton Township Country Run
    Sat 27th Apr
    Hunterdon County, NJ, United States
    $25 - $40
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    Clinton Township Country Run

    Clinton Township, NJ, USAView event
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    We have again been chosen by the NJ USA Track and Field organization as the NJ Championship for the 15k race in all divisions. This honor carries great responsibility to USATF and all participants, which we strive to uphold. This event is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. Our 15k and 5k courses have been re-certified in 2017. The Country Run is supported by a 100 person volunteer staff, the majority have been serving for the past 15 years.

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    Woods and Lakes Run
    Sat 27th Apr
    Mountain Lakes, NJ, United States
    $30
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    Woods and Lakes Run

    Mountain Lakes, NJ, USAView event
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    Two races for Men and Women 30 and over. Traditional 10K Run and simultaneous 5K Run. Start & Finish at Birchwood Lake, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.

    COURSE is a scenic, mostly flat loop through woods and around lakes.

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About 5k events in the United States

5ks are made so popular in the United States by their accessibility. Every weekend sees thousands of beginners taking their first strides at a 5k event as well as regular runners trying to beat their personal record. These events tend to happen all year round, rain or shine. You have your regular park runs and big event 5ks, but also night runs, color runs, fun runs and charity runs so there's absolutely no excuse not to get involved.

What are the best 5k events?

At most events you'll find fancy dress, friendly runners and often a charitable cause to bring people together. The 5k is where the fun happens. One great example is the Hot Chocolate Chicago 5k which is one of the largest 5ks in the US with over 25,000 participants. As the name suggests, you're greeted with chocolatey goodness at the finish line. This race is part of a series that's held in different cities throughout the US, so there's likely to be one near you. Larger events such as the Twin Cities Marathon and the Gasparilla Distance Classic often host 5k and 10k races alongside their longer flagship events.

What is the average time to run a 5k?

Your own time will vary depending on your goals and whether you're walking or running. The fastest dragsters can finish in under 14 minutes, but most can take up to an hour. Don't focus on others, set your own goals and stick to them. Generally speaking, anything under 30 minutes would be a very good time. For this to happen, you'd have to maintain a pace of around 9.5 minutes per mile for the full race.

How long should I train for a 5k?

Your training will depend on the goals you set and how they correspond to your current fitness levels and experience. First timers who don't consider themselves particularly fit should take on a 5k training program to get race ready. This will lower the risk of injury and help you stay motivated. Take a look at our 6 weeks to 5k training plan to get you up to speed.