5k Runs in United States

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    Running of the Elk
    Sun 7th Apr
    10305 Promenade Pkwy, Elk Grove, CA 95757, USA
    $18 - $50
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    Race for the Stars
    Sun 7th Apr
    916 9th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
    $11 - $31
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    John Jay Community Trail Race
    Sun 7th Apr
    60 N Salem Rd, Cross River, NY 10518, USA
    $30
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    Syrup Stampede
    Sun 7th Apr
    Northampton, MA, USA
    $18 - $30
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    6 Legged 5k
    Sun 7th Apr
    Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool, NY, USA
    $20
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    Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Rainbow Run
    Sun 7th Apr
    White Oak Park, 235 Baird Rd, Somerville, NJ 08876, USA
    $30
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    Napa Valley Silverado Half Marathon
    Sun 7th Apr
    Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
    $20 - $90
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    Run Rocklin
    Sun 7th Apr
    Johnson-Springview Park, 5480 5th St, Rocklin, CA 95677, USA
    Free - $55
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    Corporate Games 5K
    Wed 10th Apr
    Ventura, CA, USA
    Free
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    All-Out Beat The Heat Full Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, 5K & 1Mile
    Sat 13th Apr
    10170 Church Ranch Way, Westminster, CO 80021, USA
    $25 - $100
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    Run With The Rams
    Sat 13th Apr
    Westbury, NY, USA
    $10 - $20
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    Colonia 5K Classic
    Sat 13th Apr
    Colonia, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07067, USA
    $10 - $22
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    San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
    Sat 13th Apr
    1344 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
    $43 - $95
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    Healthy Parks Healthy People 5k Run/Walk
    Sat 13th Apr
    1595 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503, USA
    $25
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    The Maple Run Half Marathon & 5K
    Sat 13th Apr
    Taylor Park Rd, Canton, NY 13617, USA
    $30 - $50
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    Good Samaritan Run/Walk
    Sat 13th Apr
    3813 Long Branch Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090, USA
    $25 - $30
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    Belvidere Fox Trot 5K
    Sat 13th Apr
    Belvidere, NJ 07823, USA
    $25
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    Susquehanna Valley CASA's Superhero 5K
    Sat 13th Apr
    Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA
    $20
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    Blaze the Coastline
    Sat 13th Apr
    E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA, USA
    $25
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    Ryan Steidl Memorial MK5K Run/Walk
    Sat 13th Apr
    Saint Clare's Denville Hospital, 25 Pocono Rd, Denville, NJ 07834, USA
    $27 - $30
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    Coastal Thrivers Survivors Awareness Health Fair 5K Run/Walk
    Sat 13th Apr
    Addie Street Surfer Parking Lot, 163 Addie St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, USA
    $35
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    Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K Walk, 8K Run, and Kids’ Fun Run
    Sat 13th Apr
    Ironton Rail Trail, Whitehall, PA 18052, USA
    $5 - $30
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    Orange County Superhero 5K Run/Walk
    Sat 13th Apr
    William R Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
    $30
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    McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve 5k & 10k Trail Run & Walk
    Sat 13th Apr
    Friant, CA 93626, USA
    $5 - $45
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    RSCC Run/Walk
    Sat 13th Apr
    13 Lake St, Richfield Springs, NY 13439, USA
    $25
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    Run at Castaic Lake
    Sat 13th Apr
    32132 Castaic Rd, Castaic, CA 91384, USA
    $40
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    Heart of Plainedge 5K & Fun Run
    Sat 13th Apr
    Plainedge Public Schools, 241 Wyngate Dr, Massapequa, NY 11758, USA
    $25
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    NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon
    Sat 13th Apr
    Queens, NY, USA
    $35 - $75
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    Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K Race
    Sat 13th Apr
    Shickshinny, PA 18655, USA
    $20
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    Spring Fling 5K/10K
    Sat 13th Apr
    166 Athletic Dr, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA
    $30
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    Run Your Tail Off 5K/10K
    Sat 13th Apr
    1019 Benson Dr, Orland, CA 95963, USA
    $35
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    FCS Key Club Bunny Hop 5K & Kids’ 1K Fun Run
    Sat 13th Apr
    Terminix Pest Control, 2061 Allen Street Extension, Falconer, NY 14733, USA
    $5 - $29
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    Orange County Superhero 5K
    Sat 13th Apr
    Irvine, CA, USA
    $30
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    Foam Glow – Fresno
    Sat 13th Apr
    Brian I Tatarian Grandstand, 1121 S Chance Ave, Fresno, CA 93702, USA
    $1,930
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    Purple Run 7K
    Sat 13th Apr
    2601 Sunset Park Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120, USA
    $37 - $64
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    Run As One
    Sat 13th Apr
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, USA
    $10
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    Rescue Run 5K
    Sat 13th Apr
    Grass Valley, CA, USA
    $15
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    Doug Wood Memorial 5K
    Sat 13th Apr
    Northport, NY 11768, USA
    $30
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    Rotary 5K
    Sat 13th Apr
    Queensbury, NY, USA
    $17 - $26
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    Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Minneapolis
    Sat 13th Apr
    724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
    $39 - $74
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    PurpleStride NYC
    Sat 13th Apr
    New York, NY, USA
    $10 - $30
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    Survive and Thrive Run Walk Health & Safety Expo
    Sat 13th Apr
    18712 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
    $30
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    Santa Barbara Chardonnay 10-Miler & 5K
    Sat 13th Apr
    801 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA
    $45
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    Placerville Path Run
    Sat 13th Apr
    2984 Mosquito Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, USA
    $40
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    Friends of Night People
    Sat 13th Apr
    Beaver Island State Park, 2136 Oakfield Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072, USA
    $25
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    Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge
    Sat 13th Apr
    Warren Hall, Queensbury, NY 12804, USA
    $17 - $26
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    I-Scream 5K & Kid’s Run
    Sat 13th Apr
    Pismo Beach Pier, 100 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, USA
    $15 - $25
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    Paws For A Cause 5k – Williamsport
    Sat 13th Apr
    305 Market St, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA
    $25
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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.