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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.

157 events found
Redondo Beach 10k

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022

Redondo Beach 10k

LocationIndicator

Redondo Beach, California

Participants

10k, 5k

Star4.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket$25 – $45
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
Valencia Trail Race

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022

Valencia Trail Race

LocationIndicator

Santa Clarita, California

Participants

10k, ultramarathon, half marathon

FilledTicket$120 – $180
Booking perksTrail
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$39 – $149
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
Booked 7 times this week

Sunday, Feb 6, 2022

Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Simi Valley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$50 – $100
Booking perksFlat road
The Rattlesnake Ramble

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022

The Rattlesnake Ramble

LocationIndicator

San Rafael, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $65
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly trail
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Ventura CA
Booked 22 times this week

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022

Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Ventura CA

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket$50 – $130
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryRoad
Marina Double 15k, Marina 10k, UjENA Fit Club 5k Run/Walk & Bob Anderson's Kids 1-mile

Saturday, Apr 9, 2022

Marina Double 15k, Marina 10k, UjENA Fit Club 5k Run/Walk & Bob Anderson's Kids 1-mile

LocationIndicator

Brisbane, California

Participants

10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$15 – $42
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
Silver Moon Race - Paso Robles

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Silver Moon Race - Paso Robles

LocationIndicator

Paso Robles, California

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket$110 – $250
Booking perksTrail
Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022

Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket$55 – $140
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
Montara Mountain
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022

Montara Mountain

LocationIndicator

Pacifica, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket$40 – $75
Booking perksTrail
Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Simi Valley, CA
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Simi Valley, CA

LocationIndicator

Simi Valley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$45 – $110
Booking perksFlat road
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5k

Sunday, Feb 6, 2022

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

San Francisco, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great atmosphereFlat road
Oakland Running Festival
Booked 6 times this week

Sunday, Mar 20, 2022

Oakland Running Festival

LocationIndicator

Oakland, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k, 10k

FilledTicket$15 – $175
Road
Nurses Rock 10k & 5k

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Nurses Rock 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

null

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Shoreline Marathon
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Jul 17, 2022

Shoreline Marathon

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$45 – $140
Great atmosphereFlat
Cardiff Kook Run

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022

Cardiff Kook Run

LocationIndicator

Encinitas, California

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Trail
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k, 10k, Kid's Run, Dog Walk & Bike Ride

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k, 10k, Kid's Run, Dog Walk & Bike Ride

LocationIndicator

Los Angeles, California

Participants

5k, 10k, medium (50–100km)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Road
San Jose Shamrock Run 5k & 10k

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022

San Jose Shamrock Run 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

San Jose, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Hilly road
San Luis Obispo Spartan Trail 50k, Half Marathon and 10k

Sunday, Mar 13, 2022

San Luis Obispo Spartan Trail 50k, Half Marathon and 10k

LocationIndicator

Santa Margarita, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, ultramarathon

Star4

(1 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great atmosphereHilly trail
Bakersfield Marathon

Sunday, Mar 27, 2022

Bakersfield Marathon

LocationIndicator

Bakersfield, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Road
37th Dole Great Race: Half Marathon, 5k, 10k, 15k, 1 Mile

Saturday, Apr 2, 2022

37th Dole Great Race: Half Marathon, 5k, 10k, 15k, 1 Mile

LocationIndicator

Agoura Hills, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Trail
Tough Mudder – Los Angeles

Saturday, Apr 9, 2022

Tough Mudder – Los Angeles

LocationIndicator

San Bernardino, California

Participants

5k, 10k, medium (10–20km)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Trail
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

Sunday, Apr 10, 2022

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

San Diego, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great atmosphereGreat sceneryTrail
El Segundo Run for Education

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022

El Segundo Run for Education

LocationIndicator

El Segundo, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Trail
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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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