- Statesman Cap10K5APR
Statesman Cap10K10k ‧ Austin6.2 mi$20 - $50
- Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K16MAY
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10KRunning ‧ Cleveland26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.5 mi$15(1)
- Berkeley Half Marathon15NOV
Berkeley Half MarathonRunning ‧ Berkeley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$15 - $45
- San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K18APR
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $125(3)
- The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K29AUG
The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10KRunning ‧ Santa Rosa26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$29(1)
- Aloha Run – San Diego8SEP
Aloha Run – San DiegoRunning ‧ San Diego6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$30 - $39(1)
- Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose3OCT
Rock ‘n’ Roll San JoseRunning ‧ San Jose13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35
- Irving Marathon28MAR
Irving MarathonRunning ‧ Irving26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$24 - $114
- PPIE Pleasanton Run for Education19APR
PPIE Pleasanton Run for EducationRunning ‧ Pleasanton9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.2 mi$17 - $60
- Spartan Trail - San Luis Obispo Trail Half Marathon & 10K15MAR
Spartan Trail - San Luis Obispo Trail Half Marathon & 10KRunning ‧ Santa Margarita13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$20
- Encinitas Turkey Trot26NOV
Encinitas Turkey TrotRunning ‧ Encinitas6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$5.99(2)
- Levi’s Presidio 1019APR
Levi’s Presidio 10Running ‧ San Francisco10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$60
- Aloha Run – Long Beach2AUG
Aloha Run – Long BeachRunning ‧ Long Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$10 - $48(2)
- Great American River Run23MAY
Great American River RunRunning ‧ Memphis13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$20 - $80
- Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K22MAR
Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5KRunning ‧ Irvine13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$25 - $42
- Spartan Trail - SoCal Half Marathon & 10k25OCT
Spartan Trail - SoCal Half Marathon & 10kRunning ‧ Lebec13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$54.99
- Cinco De Mayo Trail Run2MAY
Cinco De Mayo Trail RunRunning ‧ Poway6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.3 mi$10 - $45
- Awesome 80s San Diego – 5K & 10K29MAR
Awesome 80s San Diego – 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Diego5.0 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $40
- IPA 10K, Brewfest & Beer Mile Invitational10APR
IPA 10K, Brewfest & Beer Mile Invitational10k ‧ Sebastopol6.2 mi • 1.0 mi$30 - $75
- Shoreline Marathon19JUL
Shoreline MarathonRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $130(1)
- Spartan Trail SoCal Big Bear17MAY
Spartan Trail SoCal Big Bear10k ‧ Big Bear6.2 mi$20 - $54.99
- Spartan Trail Monterey7JUN
Spartan Trail MontereyRunning ‧ Salinas31.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$20
- Hiller Aviation Museum - Airport Runway Run9MAY
Hiller Aviation Museum - Airport Runway RunRunning ‧ San Carlos6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi$24 - $39
- Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles18JUL
Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los AngelesRunning ‧ Los Angeles9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$20
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 particulalry 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.