- All in for Autism 10K/5K26APR2020
All in for Autism 10K/5KRunning ‧ Bellevue6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run 2 Pieces 5k/10k21MAR2020
Run 2 Pieces 5k/10kRunning ‧ Snohomish6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run First Wine Later 5K/10K18JUL2020
Run First Wine Later 5K/10KRunning ‧ Leesburg6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Veterans 5 K 10 K8NOV2020
Veterans 5 K 10 KRunning ‧ Fredericksburg6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Wixom Derby Day 5k & 10k2MAY2020
Wixom Derby Day 5k & 10kRunning ‧ Wixom6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Pictured Rocks Road Race28JUN2020
Pictured Rocks Road RaceRunning ‧ Munising13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- North Mitten Half Marathon24MAY2020
North Mitten Half MarathonRunning ‧ Thompsonville13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Come to the River 5K/10K8AUG2020
Come to the River 5K/10KRunning ‧ Lansing6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Brad Van Pelt Memorial 5K/10K Trail Run25APR2020
Brad Van Pelt Memorial 5K/10K Trail RunRunning ‧ Owosso6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- ByronRocks 5K/10K2MAY2020
ByronRocks 5K/10KRunning ‧ Byron6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon15NOV2020
Toyota Music Factory Half MarathonRunning ‧ Irving13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Race For Grief Utah25MAY2020
Race For Grief UtahRunning ‧ West Bountiful6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run for the Schools18OCT2020
Run for the SchoolsRunning ‧ Iowa City13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Wild Goose Chase29FEB2020
Wild Goose ChaseRunning ‧ Delta6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Houston Turkey Trot26NOV2020
Houston Turkey TrotRunning ‧ Houston6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Pumpkin Classic19SEP2020
Pumpkin Classic10k ‧ Morton6.2 mi • 2.0 mi
- Habanero Hundred15AUG2020
Habanero HundredRunning ‧ Cat Spring100.0 mi • 62.1 mi • 31.1 mi • 18.6 mi • 12.4 mi • 6.2 mi
- Lone Star Stampede18APR2020
Lone Star StampedeRunning ‧ Houston6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K28NOV2020
Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ North Augusta13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- JE Dunn Hammer Down4APR2020
JE Dunn Hammer DownRunning ‧ Nashville6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Yankee Doodle Dash 5K/10K4JUL2020
Yankee Doodle Dash 5K/10KRunning ‧ Martinez6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- The Jeremy B. Blevins Oral Cancer Fund Race For The Cause 5k/10k1FEB2020
The Jeremy B. Blevins Oral Cancer Fund Race For The Cause 5k/10kRunning ‧ Fort Mill6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Chilly Bean 5K & 10K1FEB2020
Chilly Bean 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Beaufort6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Junior League Road Race22FEB2020
Junior League Road RaceRunning ‧ Macon6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
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.