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- Shoreline Marathon19JUL
Shoreline MarathonRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(1)
- Spartan Trail - Tahoe27SEP
Spartan Trail - Tahoe10k ‧ Olympic Valley6.2 miFree – $54.99
- Aloha Run – Long Beach2AUG
Aloha Run – Long BeachRunning ‧ Long Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(2)
- Alameda Running Festival13SEP
Alameda Running FestivalRunning ‧ Alameda13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi(1)
- 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
- San Francisco Pride Run27JUN
San Francisco Pride RunRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Palo Alto DOUBLE 8K (5+3) RUN/WALK Palo Alto 10K and UjENA 5K27SEP
Palo Alto DOUBLE 8K (5+3) RUN/WALK Palo Alto 10K and UjENA 5KRunning ‧ Palo Alto6.2 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi$50(3)
- Awesome 80's Run Long Beach - 5K & 10K14JUN
Awesome 80's Run Long Beach - 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Long Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Spartan Trail Monterey7JUN
Spartan Trail MontereyRunning ‧ Salinas31.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Golden Gate 10K, UjENA 5K and DOUBLE 8K2AUG
Golden Gate 10K, UjENA 5K and DOUBLE 8KRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi(2)
- Zoom Dynamite29AUG
Zoom DynamiteRunning ‧ Richmond13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run at the Park 5K, 10K & Fun Run20SEP
Run at the Park 5K, 10K & Fun RunRunning ‧ Rancho Cucamonga6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.5 mi
- Dam U Half Marathon 5K & 10K19SEP
Dam U Half Marathon 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Aurora13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Spartan Trail - Fayetteville28JUN
Spartan Trail - FayettevilleRunning ‧ Spring Lake31.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- NYCRUNS Brooklyn Ice Cream Social 5K & 10K22AUG
NYCRUNS Brooklyn Ice Cream Social 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Kings County6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- NYCRUNS Governors Island 5K & 10K8AUG
NYCRUNS Governors Island 5K & 10KRunning ‧ New York6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Spartan Trail - Palmerton12JUL
Spartan Trail - Palmerton10k ‧ Kunkletown6.2 mi
- TAM Trek20SEP
TAM Trek10k ‧ New Haven19.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 2.0 mi
- City Beer Runs 5K/10K21JUN
City Beer Runs 5K/10KRunning ‧ San Mateo6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Spartan Trail Asheville26JUL
Spartan Trail Asheville10k ‧ Asheville6.2 mi
- Spartan Trail - Indiana25JUL
Spartan Trail - Indiana10k ‧ Lawrenceburg6.2 mi
- Run To The Beach Lake Tahoe4JUL
Run To The Beach Lake TahoeRunning ‧ Tahoe Vista6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Mare Island – Half Marathon, 10K and 5K28JUN
Mare Island – Half Marathon, 10K and 5KRunning ‧ Vallejo13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(1)
- Valley Crest Trails - Spring6JUN
Valley Crest Trails - SpringRunning ‧ Los Angeles County13.1 mi • 6.2 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.