- Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K16MAY2020
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10KRunning ‧ Cleveland26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.5 mi$15 - $65
- Statesman Cap10K5APR2020
Statesman Cap10K10k ‧ Austin6.2 mi$20 - $50
- Encinitas Turkey Trot28NOV
Encinitas Turkey TrotRunning ‧ Encinitas6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 miFree - $59
- Turkey Trot St Paul28NOV
Turkey Trot St Paul10k ‧ Saint Paul6.2 mi • 3.7 mi$30 - $45
- Annapolis Running Classic16NOV
Annapolis Running ClassicRunning ‧ Annapolis13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$55 - $80
- San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K18APR2020
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $125
- Turkey Trot Los Angeles28NOV
Turkey Trot Los AngelesRunning ‧ Los Angeles6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$15 - $45
- Irving Marathon28MAR2020
Irving MarathonRunning ‧ Irving26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$24 - $114
- Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5k2FEB2020
Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5kRunning ‧ San Francisco13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $85
- Plymouth Rock 'n' Run28NOV
Plymouth Rock 'n' RunRunning ‧ Anaheim10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi • 0.1 mi$20 - $50
- San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half Marathon11JAN2020
San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half MarathonRunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $110
- Flanigan’s Rockin’ Rib Run 10K17NOV
Flanigan’s Rockin’ Rib Run 10KRunning ‧ Davie6.2 mi • 0.2 mi$10 - $45
- Gobble Wobble22NOV
Gobble WobbleRunning ‧ San Mateo6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.0 mi$5 - $42
- Lake Norman Turkey Trot Running Festival28NOV
Lake Norman Turkey Trot Running FestivalRunning ‧ Cornelius9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $45
- Christmas Double 15K Challenge14DEC
Christmas Double 15K ChallengeRunning ‧ Palo Alto9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$15 - $49
- Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Palos Verdes16NOV
Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Palos VerdesRunning ‧ Rancho Palos Verdes13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $85
- Run Houston! Sugar Land7DEC
Run Houston! Sugar LandRunning ‧ Sugar Land6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- That Dam Run 13.1, 10K & 5K1MAR2020
That Dam Run 13.1, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Greenwood Village13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$30 - $60
- USA Beach Running Championship 10K & Half Marathon29MAR2020
USA Beach Running Championship 10K & Half MarathonRunning ‧ Cocoa Beach13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$60 - $80
- Wegmans Turkey Trot 10K28NOV
Wegmans Turkey Trot 10K10k ‧ Richmond6.2 mi • 0.2 mi
- St. Petersburg Distance Classic9FEB2020
St. Petersburg Distance ClassicRunning ‧ St. Petersburg26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $140
- Quarry Turkey30NOV
Quarry TurkeyRunning ‧ Fremont13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.1 mi$40 - $79
- Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k16FEB2020
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $130
- Florida Holiday Distance Classic8DEC
Florida Holiday Distance ClassicRunning ‧ Madeira Beach13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$30 - $115
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.