- Run Houston! Sugar Land7DEC
Run Houston! Sugar LandRunning ‧ Sugar Land6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Florida Holiday Distance Classic8DEC
Florida Holiday Distance ClassicRunning ‧ Madeira Beach13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$30 - $115
- Christmas Double 15K Challenge14DEC
Christmas Double 15K ChallengeRunning ‧ Palo Alto9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$15 - $49
- Renegade Santa Run21DEC
Renegade Santa RunRunning ‧ Irvine6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.5 mi$18 - $54
- Hark the Herald Angels Half Marathon14DEC
Hark the Herald Angels Half MarathonRunning ‧ Tiburon13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$25 - $60
- Elf Classic Running Festival14DEC
Elf Classic Running FestivalRunning ‧ Orlando9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$20 - $50
- Hanukkah Hot Chocolate Run15DEC
Hanukkah Hot Chocolate RunRunning ‧ Tucson6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$10 - $40
- NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K & 10K1DEC
NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K & 10KRunning ‧ New York6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40
- Peacock Gap Trail Run7DEC
Peacock Gap Trail RunRunning ‧ San Rafael18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- T9 Mermaid Run Woodside7DEC
T9 Mermaid Run WoodsideRunning ‧ Woodside9.0 mi • 6.0 mi • 3.0 mi • 1.0 mi$15 - $65
- Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k1DEC
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Camarillo13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $95
- Frosty 10k & 5k7DEC
Frosty 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Wake Forest6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Summit Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5K14DEC
Summit Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Saratoga13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40 - $79
- Helen Holiday Half Marathon14DEC
Helen Holiday Half MarathonRunning ‧ Helen13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K8DEC
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$30 - $60
- Del Dios Trail Half Marathon, 10K, 5K8DEC
Del Dios Trail Half Marathon, 10K, 5KRunning ‧ Escondido13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $55
- 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
- Sierra Point 10K8DEC
Sierra Point 10K10k ‧ Brisbane6.2 mi$3 - $5
- MN INDOOR MARATHON1DEC
MN INDOOR MARATHONRunning ‧ Saint Michael26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Candy Cane Course 5k & 10k - Omaha15DEC
Candy Cane Course 5k & 10k - OmahaRunning ‧ Omaha6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$29
- Woodinville Winterfest 5k & 10k7DEC
Woodinville Winterfest 5k & 10kRunning ‧ Woodinville6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$30 - $40
- Callaway Santa Claus Classic 10k1DEC
Callaway Santa Claus Classic 10k10k ‧ Pine Mountain6.2 mi
- Christmas Toy Drive 5K22DEC
Christmas Toy Drive 5KRunning ‧ Palm Harbor13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $45
- Canyon Rumble Frozen Half7DEC
Canyon Rumble Frozen HalfRunning ‧ Madras13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 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.