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Running Events10k Runs

10k Runs

10k (or 6.2 miles) is a great distance for running, and these events are some of the most popular in the USA. The 10k distance is a healthy challenge for new runners, and a few events will build up serious fitness. Set yourself the challenge of running an event in under an hour for a decent time and a good workout. Running 10km in 60 minutes would burn about 600 calories. For seasoned athletes, the 10k is a perfect distance to keep fit and boost your pace, without completely exhausting yourself. If you're training towards a fast half-marathon or marathon event, you might set yourself the challenge of running 10k in under 40 minutes. There are hundreds of 10k events in the USA running calendar, and they are often part of big city running festivals, so there is bound to be a great atmosphere cheering you on to a new PB. Other events take you past famous landmarks or through stunning landscapes.

170 events found
Shoreline Marathon

Sunday, Jul 17, 2022

Shoreline Marathon

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$45 – $140
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Aug 7, 2022

Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Camarillo, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $140
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Alameda 10 Miler

Saturday, Aug 27, 2022

Alameda 10 Miler

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Alameda, California

Participants

10 miles, half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$70 – $115
Booking perksGreat atmosphere
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Bizz Johnson Trail Races

Saturday, Sep 3, 2022

Bizz Johnson Trail Races

LocationIndicator

Susanville, California

Participants

half marathon, ultramarathon, marathon, 10k

FilledTicket$35 – $105
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksHilly trail
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Be the Light 5k & 10k

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

Be the Light 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Gahanna, Ohio

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$54 – $76
Booking perksFlat road
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The Honey Badger Half, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

The Honey Badger Half, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Santa Venetia, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $85
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Jeepers Creepers Run

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Jeepers Creepers Run

LocationIndicator

Santa Clarita, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$35 – $110
Booking perksFlat road
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SPACEROCK Trail Race

Saturday, Oct 22, 2022

SPACEROCK Trail Race

LocationIndicator

Agua Dulce, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$70 – $165
Booking perksGreat atmosphereTrail
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Marin Endurance Festival - Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022

Marin Endurance Festival - Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

McNears Beach, California

Participants

5k, half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket$59 – $173
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Dec 18, 2022

Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Camarillo, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $110
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Simi Valley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $110
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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California Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - 2023

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023

California Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - 2023

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$35 – $140
Booking perksGreat sceneryRoad
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Great American Race

Monday, Jul 4, 2022

Great American Race

LocationIndicator

Visalia, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$35 – $50
Booking perksFlat trail
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Moonlight Beach Fun Run

Sunday, Oct 23, 2022

Moonlight Beach Fun Run

LocationIndicator

Encinitas, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$56 – $69
Great sceneryBeach
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Encinitas Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Encinitas Turkey Trot

LocationIndicator

Encinitas, California

Participants

10k, 5k

Star5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket$54 – $69
Great atmosphereFlat road
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Davis Moonlight Run

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

Davis Moonlight Run

LocationIndicator

Davis, California

Participants

5k, 10k, 10 miles, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
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I Can 5k (Featuring the Deja Vu 10k and 15k!)

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

I Can 5k (Featuring the Deja Vu 10k and 15k!)

LocationIndicator

Brighton, Colorado

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
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Rancho Hills Trail Run

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

Rancho Hills Trail Run

LocationIndicator

Morgan Hill, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, ultramarathon, marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Trail
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Audi Power of Four Trail Run

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

Audi Power of Four Trail Run

LocationIndicator

Aspen, Colorado

Participants

ultramarathon, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
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BTN Big 10k

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

BTN Big 10k

LocationIndicator

Chicago, Illinois

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Road
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Oakland Redwoods Half Marathon

Saturday, Jul 16, 2022

Oakland Redwoods Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Oakland, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryTrail
HeartOutline
Summer Splash Prairie Dog Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, Jul 16, 2022

Summer Splash Prairie Dog Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

LocationIndicator

Castle Rock, Colorado

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
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Run/Walk for Water 5k/10k

Saturday, Jul 16, 2022

Run/Walk for Water 5k/10k

LocationIndicator

Fremont, California

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
HeartOutline
Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge

Saturday, Jul 23, 2022

Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge

LocationIndicator

Markleeville, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryTrail
HeartOutline
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About 10k events in the United States

The 10k (6.2 miles) is a step up from the 5k but can still be a great challenge for beginners and those looking to stretch their miles. You'll often get a choice between 5k or 10k at larger events, with some running festivals like the Twin Cities Marathon and Gasparilla Distance Classic also hosting 10k races. This is great for bringing family and friends of different running abilities; you can all enjoy the day and compare medals at the end.

What are the best 10k events?

There are many great events throughout the US and throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run, Across the Bay 12k, Crescent City Classic 10k and Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k will take you past some stunning scenery and famous landmarks. Many of these famous events will have limited ticket availability, expect competition for places from people all over the world, so we'd recommend a fastest-finger-first approach when the tickets come out. If you'd prefer something smaller, check out our list of upcoming 10k runs near you.

How long will it take to run 10k?

The men's and women's world records (for road racing) stand at 26:44 and 29:43 minutes respectively, held by Leonard Patrick Komon and Joyciline Jepkosgei (who also holds the record for the women's half marathon. Obviously, these are the professionals, so if you regularly run 5-10k a week, you could expect to finish in around 1 hour.

For newbies, who might expect to take a little longer, it's worth being aware that some events have a cut off time. BolderBoulder has a particularly short cut off time, of little more than 2h15m, so be sure to check for each race you enter.

How do you train for a 10k race?

How hard you come out of the blocks in training will depend on your goals, which should be set in accordance with your running experience and current fitness levels. Check out our 6 weeks to 10k training plan which will help you choose your starting point and guide you through to race day. Following a plan helps to minimise the risk of injury, while giving you the best chance to smash your PB, even if you're already crunching those miles on a regular basis. Ready to take on a bigger challenge? Check out our half marathon and marathon event calendars.

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