- The Sasquatch Scramble Half, 10K, & 5K5APR2020
The Sasquatch Scramble Half, 10K, & 5KRunning ‧ Oakland13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $75
- TAM Trek20SEP2020
TAM Trek10k ‧ New Haven19.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 2.0 mi
- First Call29MAR2020
First CallRunning ‧ Waukesha13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run4JAN2020
La Cuesta Ranch Trail RunRunning ‧ San Luis Obispo31.1 mi • 15.5 mi • 6.2 mi$55 - $75
- Summit Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5K14DEC
Summit Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Saratoga13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40 - $79
- Death Valley Marathon8FEB2020
Death Valley MarathonRunning ‧ Inyo County26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Helen Holiday Half Marathon14DEC
Helen Holiday Half MarathonRunning ‧ Helen13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- White River Run6JUN2020
White River RunRunning ‧ Anderson6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Moonlight Meltdown18APR2020
Moonlight MeltdownRunning ‧ Belgium6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25
- DuPont Trail Marathon22FEB2020
DuPont Trail MarathonRunning ‧ DuPont26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Celebration White Rock 5K/10K2APR2020
Celebration White Rock 5K/10KRunning ‧ Dallas6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Wildcat Half Marathon, 10K & 5K9MAY2020
Wildcat Half Marathon, 10K & 5KMulti-Sport ‧ El Sobrante13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40 - $80
- Monument City Classic 10k27JUN2020
Monument City Classic 10k10k ‧ Angola6.2 mi
- Run on the River17MAY2020
Run on the RiverRunning ‧ Astoria13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Arts Run Santa Clarita25APR2020
Arts Run Santa ClaritaRunning ‧ Santa Clarita6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Ramblas Run4APR2020
Ramblas RunRunning ‧ San Juan Capistrano13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Alsea Falls Spring Fling21MAR2020
Alsea Falls Spring FlingRunning ‧ Alsea13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Sun Run 5k/10k12JAN2020
Sun Run 5k/10kRunning ‧ Tucson6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Resolve 5K/10K/1M4JAN2020
Resolve 5K/10K/1MRunning ‧ Denver6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- ORRC Champoeg 10K/Half/30K/Marathon Relay7MAR2020
ORRC Champoeg 10K/Half/30K/Marathon RelayRunning ‧ Saint Paul18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Run In The New Year 5k/10K/Half Marathon29DEC
Run In The New Year 5k/10K/Half MarathonRunning ‧ Huntington Beach13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Russell Forest Run29FEB2020
Russell Forest RunRunning ‧ Alexander City6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run Sedona1FEB2020
Run SedonaRunning ‧ Sedona13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Best Damn Race Orlando29FEB2020
Best Damn Race OrlandoRunning ‧ Orlando13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $50
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.