5k Runs in United States

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    Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - March 27, 2019
    Wed 27th Mar
    Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero, 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    $30
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    Queensway 5k
    Thu 28th Mar
    1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
    $40
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    La Jolla Coastal 5K Running Tour - March 28, 2019
    Thu 28th Mar
    La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Cove, California 92037, USA
    $30
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    Roanne’s Race
    Sat 30th Mar
    3200 Robertson Park Rd, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
    $15 - $50
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    Avocado Half Marathon & 5K
    Sat 30th Mar
    Murrieta, CA, USA
    $25 - $89
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    Heart & Sole 5K Run for Wellness
    Sat 30th Mar
    3199 Manufactures Ave, Chico, CA 95973, USA
    Free
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    6th Annual Fallen Heroes 5K Run / 1.5M Walk
    Sat 30th Mar
    Henderson, NV, USA
    $35
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    Run for Ike 5K
    Sat 30th Mar
    The Palm Springs Police Department, 200 S Civic Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
    $10 - $40
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    Run Your Tail Off - Happy Tails Rescue 5K
    Sat 30th Mar
    Milford, NJ 08848, USA
    $30
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    H.O.P.E. Run
    Sat 30th Mar
    Pahrump, NV, USA
    $30
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    Ice Breaker Challenge
    Sat 30th Mar
    Quay St, Albany, NY 12207, USA
    $25
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    St. Joseph School Run for Tomorrow’s Hope 5K and Fun Run
    Sat 30th Mar
    450 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530, USA
    $10 - $30
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    TMLA Run/Walk for Women’s Health
    Sat 30th Mar
    Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA
    $20 - $25
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    Run For Dom 5K
    Sat 30th Mar
    Sparta Township, NJ 07871, USA
    $30
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    March Madness 5K Run/Walk
    Sat 30th Mar
    2898 Heshbon Rd, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA
    $28
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    South Fork Fun Run
    Sat 30th Mar
    Weldon, CA, USA
    $25 - $30
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    Kutztown Fools Run (5K / 10M)
    Sat 30th Mar
    517 College Blvd, Kutztown, PA 19530, USA
    $18 - $39.20
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    Blood Sweat & Beers Day/Night Trail run
    Sat 30th Mar
    Bootleg Canyon Park Trail Head, 1000 Yucca St, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
    $25 - $100
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    Spring into Action 5K
    Sat 30th Mar
    3 Eaton St, Westminster, MA 01473, USA
    $20
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    Beach Blast
    Sat 30th Mar
    5415 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
    $25 - $35
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    Two Rivers Marathon Race Festival
    Sat 30th Mar
    Lackawaxen Township, PA, USA
    $25
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    Garden State 10
    Sun 31st Mar
    156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873, USA
    $10 - $65
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    Rock the Bay
    Sun 31st Mar
    Marina Vista Park, 5355 E Eliot St, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
    $25 - $35
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    East Farms Spring Ahead 5K
    Sun 31st Mar
    Farmington, CT, USA
    $15
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    Encinitas Half Marathon
    Sun 31st Mar
    398 3rd St, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
    $54 - $125
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    Run for the Children – 5K Run/Walk
    Sun 31st Mar
    7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706, USA
    $5 - $30
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    Purim Costume Run
    Sun 31st Mar
    Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA
    $10 - $40
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    Cottontail Half Marathon
    Sun 31st Mar
    Woodley Park Archery Range, 405 Freeway, Van Nuys, CA 91411, USA
    $45 - $95
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    Baker Beach 5K
    Sun 31st Mar
    Battery Chamberlin Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
    $3 - $5
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    Sir LanceBot RoboRun
    Sun 31st Mar
    Longmeadow High School, 95 Grassy Gutter Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106, USA
    $30
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    Wine Country Runs Half Marathon & 5K
    Sun 31st Mar
    915 Osos Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA
    $45 - $85
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    Silverlake Conservatory of Music 5K & 10K Funk Run
    Sun 31st Mar
    4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    $35 - $45
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    AAUW-MH Wildflower Run
    Sun 31st Mar
    Live Oak High School, 1505 E Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA
    $30 - $45
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    Hellyer Half Marathon
    Sun 31st Mar
    800 Embedded Way, San Jose, CA 95138, USA
    $56
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    Modesto Marathon
    Sun 31st Mar
    1300 10th St, Modesto, CA 95354, USA
    $25 - $125
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    Wine Country Runs Half Marathon Run/Walk and 5K
    Sun 31st Mar
    CaliPaso Winery and Villa, 4230 Buena Vista Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA
    $20 - $85
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    TDD 5K
    Sun 31st Mar
    Worcester, MA, USA
    $30 - $150
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    Beyond Limits Ultra and BLU Relentless
    Thu 4th Apr
    53660 Idyllwild National Forest Hwy, Mountain Center, CA 92561, USA
    $179
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    SAP Academy Purple Run
    Fri 5th Apr
    Rodan + Fields, 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583, USA
    $25
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    Annadel Half Marathon
    Sat 6th Apr
    545 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, USA
    $40
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    Bubble Run – Pomona
    Sat 6th Apr
    624 Hobson Ct, Pomona, CA 91766, USA
    $50
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    Autism Speaks U 5K Race
    Sat 6th Apr
    State College, PA, PA, USA
    $20
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    RENO 5000 Race - #1 - Downtown River Run
    Sat 6th Apr
    Reno, NV, USA
    $50 - $160
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    Salem April Fool’s Race
    Sat 6th Apr
    9 Blind Buck Rd, Salem, NY 12865, USA
    $6 - $15
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    Scranton Half Marathon
    Sat 6th Apr
    3 W Olive St, Scranton, PA 18508, USA
    Free - $80
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    Run for Water
    Sat 6th Apr
    River Park Shopping Center, 71 E Via la Plata, Fresno, CA 93720, USA
    $30
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    John McKenna Memorial 5K
    Sat 6th Apr
    Binghamton, NY, USA
    $15 - $20
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    2019 CASA Superhero Run
    Sat 6th Apr
    Bakersfield, CA, USA
    $30
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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.