5k Runs in United States

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    Kodiak National Trails Day Run
    Sat 1st Jun
    Big Bear Lake, CA, United States
    $40 - $120
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    Kodiak National Trails Day Run

    Big Bear Lake, CA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Big Bear National Trails Day is a day to celebrate our local treasure our trails! Kodiak Ultra Marathons is partnering with the Southern California Mountains Foundation to bring you a fun-filled day of running, hiking, and a chance to participate in trail maintenance. If you havent gotten your hands dirty prettying up those switchbacks, smoothing out the ruts, or building a new water diversion now is your chance!

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    Taste of Louisville 5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    Louisville, CO, United States
    $30
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    Taste of Louisville 5K

    740 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Taste of Louisville race is a lot of fun! Its a great way to start a summer Saturday morning. This race seems to get more popular each year and its easy to see why. Its short, low-key, youre surrounded by friends and strangers having as much fun as you are and theres beer and yummy food to try afterwards!

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    Truckee Running Festival
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Truckee, CA, United States
    $11 - $70
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    Truckee Running Festival

    12200 Joerger Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USAView event
    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.

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    Run to School 5K & Fun Run
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Concord, MA, United States
    $10 - $30
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    Run to School 5K & Fun Run

    Beede Swim and Fitness Center, 498 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us as we celebrate kids education by running past 5 schools in historic Concord. The childrens 0.7 mi Fun Run will loop around Concord Carlisle High School. All proceeds will go towards building a new school in Chimaltenango, Guatemala for underprivileged and abused children.

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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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    Drop 13 Half Marathon
    Sat 8th Jun
    Cottonwood Heights, UT, United States
    $35 - $110
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    Drop 13 Half Marathon

    Big Cottonwood Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Drop13 Half Marathon is considered by many the fastest Half Marathon in Utah. We hate making assumptive statements like many other races. The one thing we can speak to with this race is factual information. The Drop13 Half Marathon is 100% downhill at Big Cottonwood Canyon during ideal conditions for running. The temps start at 50 degrees and reach the mid to low 70's. The race has over 3000 feet ot decline. The race is incredible with views of rivers, pine trees, and more. Unlike steeper courses this race has a gradual 3000 feet allowing runners to go fast and not be required to use their brakes as they descend.

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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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    Father's Day 5K
    Sun 16th Jun
    $5 - $20
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    Father's Day 5K

    Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 23 Members Way, Dover, NH 03820, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to Margaritas in Dover for a morning of fitness and fun! This June event celebrates Mens Health Month and invites the public to run and walk for the dads, brothers and sons who touch their lives. Proceeds will help local families access quality health and support services at Goodwin Community Health and Families First Health & Support Center.

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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
    Details

    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
    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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    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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    East Canyon Marathon
    Sat 31st Aug
    Morgan, UT, United States
    $30 - $80
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    East Canyon Marathon

    Morgan, UT 84050, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This race starts at Big Mountain overlooking Salt Lake City, Utah to the West but heads East to East Canyon Reservior and finishes in Morgan, Utah. Views on this course are spectacular from the high pine trees near Big Mountain Summit to East Canyon Reservior to views of the Morgan Valley with great landscapes and farmlands.

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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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    The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
    Sun 27th Oct
    San Rafael, CA, United States
    $30 - $80
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    The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K

    1 Shoreline Trail, San Rafael, CA 94901, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run like you give a SH$T on Sunday, 10/27/19 at China Camp State Park in San Rafael!

    All runners have a shot at scoring a TON of awesome prizes via our trail treasure hunt! Find a special woodallion (or two) along the course and bring it back to the finish line to claim your prize(s)!

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    $30 - $155
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    Bike the Coast

    Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA, USAView event
    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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    Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
    Sun 10th Nov
    Ventura, CA, United States
    $45 - $130
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    Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k

    State Beach Access Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
    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.

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    Mac 'N Cheese 5k
    Sun 17th Nov
    $35
    Details

    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
    Details

    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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    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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    Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
    Sun 1st Dec
    Camarillo, CA, United States
    $35 - $95
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    Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

    150 Westpark Ct, Camarillo, CA 93010, USAView event
    About the event

    Pull on your most festive costume and head down for this jolly running series. Great for beginners and running veterans alike, this mostly flat course follows a bike path so you won’t have to worry about traffic. Come along for the medal, t-shirt and post-race costume contest.

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

    Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

    1669 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029, USAView event
    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!

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    Utah Santa Run - Provo
    Sat 7th Dec
    $41.50
    Details

    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
    Details

    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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    Publix Florida Marathon
    Sun 2nd Feb
    Melbourne, FL, United States
    $70 - $120
    Details

    Publix Florida Marathon

    2221 Front St, Melbourne, FL 32901, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Located in Melbourne on Floridas Space Coast, between Miami and Jacksonville, east of Orlando and Tampa, the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon makes for a perfect warm winter running destination for runners of all ages and levels. It is held a month after the Disney Marathon. Like a Rock-n-Roll marathon, our event includes up to 20 musical acts along the course of the half and full marathon and half a dozen on the routes of the 5-k.

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    Schools Out 5K
    Thu 23rd May
    Zionsville, IN, United States
    $20 - $75
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    Schools Out 5K

    76 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Close your lockers, books and laptops, turn off your phones, and lace up your sneakers for a fun event benefitting a fantastic cause.

    Join our Schools Out 5K Run/1 Mile Walk to celebrate the end of another school year! This event will take place at Zionsville United Methodist Church. The 5K course will travel along the Zionsville Rail Trail and through the Cobblestone Lakes neighborhood, while the 1 mile walk will loop around the church. There will be a water station along the running course.

    All proceeds will go to The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment. The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment will fund cancer research at the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. The Walther Cancer Foundation will match every gift donated to the endowment, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR!

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    Ready Set Glow 5K Night Race
    Thu 23rd May
    Rahway, NJ, United States
    $30
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    Ready Set Glow 5K Night Race

    Rahway, NJ 07065, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Rahway once again hosts Ready Set Glow; an illuminating and glow in the dark 5K race on Thursday May 23rd! More than 1000 runners from 8 different states and over 100 different cities have participated in this race!

    Runners and walkers of all speeds are encouraged to decorate themselves in light-up costumes and participate in this annual run starting at 8:45pm in front of City Hall.

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    Luxottica Health and Fitness Week 5K
    Thu 23rd May
    Free
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    Luxottica Health and Fitness Week 5K

    115 W Main St, Mason, OH 45040, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Luxottica 5K Run and Walk and 1 Mile Run, Walk or Crawl. This is a private event for employees and contractors.

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    Freedom Trail Run
    Fri 24th May
    $24.75 - $39.75
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    Freedom Trail Run

    Boston, MA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Freedom Trail Run is a 5k running tour of Bostons Freedom Trail. Well show you all of our citys most famous historical sites while you enjoy a fun workout!

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    The Barbara Bartell Memorial Runday 5K
    Sat 25th May
    Hicksville, NY, United States
    $10 - $25
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    The Barbara Bartell Memorial Runday 5K

    Hicksville, NY, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This exciting Invitational 5K is a U.S.A. Track and Field sanctioned run and begins at 8:30 AM outside our offices and continues through the streets of Hicksville and Bethpage. Our announcer this year is Terry Bisogno.

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    Six Flags Over Georgia Memorial Day 5K
    Sat 25th May
    Austell, GA, United States
    $35
    Details

    Six Flags Over Georgia Memorial Day 5K

    Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway Southwest, Austell, GA 30168, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is the perfect race to kick start your Memorial Day and summer! Fun for the whole family! Runners and walkers welcome of ALL AGES

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    Honor Connor Run
    Sat 25th May
    North Richland Hills, TX, United States
    $25
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    Honor Connor Run

    North Richland Hills, TX, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    OIN US MAY 25. SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A RACE, the Honor Connor 5k and Smile Mile is a full-fledged celebration. Known as the happiest race in DFW, more than 1000 runners, walkers and joggers join this high-energy event that celebrates the life of Connor Kelly Gage.

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    Memorial Day Run March
    Sat 25th May
    Castle Rock, CO, United States
    $40 - $45
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    Memorial Day Run March

    500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Memorial Day Run & March invites civilians, Veterans, and uniformed Military to challenge themselves in friendly competition, while helping feed homeless Veterans.

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    SeaGull Splat Run
    Sat 25th May
    Port Orchard, WA, United States
    $25 - $30
    Details

    SeaGull Splat Run

    9382 Olalla Valley rd, Port Orchard, WA 98366, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Fathoms O' Fun Festival Presents the 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run (Flat Course) with Age and Gender Division on Saturday, May 25 .COME JOIN THE FUN!!!

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    Run for Refugees 5K
    Sat 25th May
    Highland, IN, United States
    $30
    Details

    Run for Refugees 5K

    Wicker Memorial Park, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Welcome Network is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Run for Refugees 5k Run/Walk fundraiser. This purpose of this race is to spread awareness and advocate for refugees. 100% of funds raised will go to supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Northwest Indiana as settle into their new homes.

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    Elgin Valley Fox Trot
    Sat 25th May
    $40
    Details

    Elgin Valley Fox Trot

    113 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Welcome to the 42nd Annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot! This year well be gearing up for summer fun with a throwback to the Woodstock music festival. Join us bright and early May 25th, as we kick off the festivities with a yoga warm-up at 7:00. Following the warm-up, you can participate in the 10-mile, 10K, 5K or 2 mile Walk for a Cause.

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    Deep in the Heart 5K
    Sat 25th May
    Pflugerville, TX, United States
    $25 - $55
    Details

    Deep in the Heart 5K

    806 Black Locust Drive East, Pflugerville, TX 78660, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Kickstart your Memorial Day weekend with the Deep in the Heart 5K at Typhoon Texas. All-day waterpark admission is included, so you can cool off at the pool after you cross the finish line. Plus, all proceeds benefit local foster kids, because in the heart of Texas, our hearts run deep.

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    Royal Mud Man 5K
    Sat 25th May
    Charlottesville, IN, United States
    $50
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    Royal Mud Man 5K

    Charlottesville, IN, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    An exciting outdoor event which supports the Eastern Hancock Education Foundation. Bring the entire family for this fun kid-friendly mud run!

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    Memorial Day March 5k & 10k KC
    Sat 25th May
    Grain Valley, MO, United States
    $20 - $35
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    Memorial Day March 5k & 10k KC

    901 E Ryan Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the annual Rock-star Run, a Mothers Day themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends - you are not going to want to miss this one!

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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.