5k Runs in United States

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JUL20
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Moss Park Forest Run
Orlando, FL, United States

Heralded as the best off-road running venue in Florida, this is a MUST for anyone who considers themselves a runner. Join us for a 90% shaded course.

10K / 5K / Distance Dare (15k)

$25 - $50
Moss Park Forest Run
JUL26
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Utah Legacy Midnight Run
Farmington, UT, United States

In 2011 On Hill Events created the first of the glow stick runs with the Legacy Midnight Run. This was the first of the midnight run races on the Legacy Parkway Trail System. The concept is to run under a full moon at night with glow sticks and attempt to beat the midnight hour. The goal is to beat the midnight Though all medals are high end flashing medals we still encourage all racers to attempt to beat the midnight hour and finish with a great time.

Coming Soon
Utah Legacy Midnight Run
JUL28
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The San Francisco Marathon
San Francisco, CA, United States

Set an early alarm for this bucket list event around SF. Get an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, and take up the challenge (expect hills - it's SF after all). Come for the finisher's medal and atmosphere of the on-course cheer stations.

$64 - $269
The San Francisco Marathon
AUG17
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XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K
Incline Village, NV, United States

The XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k trail run happens on the same day as XTERRA Lake Tahoe Offroad Triathlon. The course starts and finishes at the Village Green in Incline Village, NV.

This is a large open grass community field. The event is set up and staged from here. From the starting area the course heads north and onto the great trail system featuring tall pines, aspens and creek crossings. Run one lap for the 5K or two for the 10K. The second lap starts right back in the venue creating a fun viewing area to cheer on the 10K participants.

Bring the kids as this is a great venue for our shorter kids races for ages 4-12 years.

$11 - $50
XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K
AUG17
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Huckleberry Half
Mount Hood Village, OR, United States

The Huckleberry Half Marathon/10k/5k is one of the Pacific Northwest's most beautiful courses. Stretching through the iconic and beautiful Mt. Hood National Forest with views of the Salmon River and old forest growth, the scenery is one to remember.

$45 - $79
Huckleberry Half
AUG18
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Sun's Out Run's Out
San Mateo, CA, United States

Lace up your kicks and join A Runner's Mind for the first annual Suns Out Runs Out Kids 5K, 1 Mile and Dash at Coyote Point Park! Join us for a morning of fun, celebrating friends, family and community.

$5 - $30
Sun's Out Run's Out
AUG30
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Hope for the Homeless 5K - Atlanta
Atlanta, GA, United States

Following our successful races on Super Bowl Sunday weekend Friday, Feb 1 and June 2nd where we donated proceeds from the races to Back On My Feet, we are again organizing to give hope to others through a Friday morning 5K Run. Atlanta Council District 6 Councilwoman is co-sponsoring the walk to advance awareness and provide proceeds to local initiatives focused on the prevention of homelessness.

$30 - $40
Hope for the Homeless 5K - Atlanta
AUG31
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East Canyon Marathon
Morgan, UT, United States

This race starts at Big Mountain overlooking Salt Lake City, Utah to the West but heads East to East Canyon Reservior and finishes in Morgan, Utah. Views on this course are spectacular from the high pine trees near Big Mountain Summit to East Canyon Reservior to views of the Morgan Valley with great landscapes and farmlands.

$30 - $80
East Canyon Marathon
SEP1
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Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles
Culver City, CA, United States

Run/walk with hundreds of community-minded and socially conscious participants to advance awareness and provide proceeds to local initiatives focused on the prevention and elimination of homelessness in Los Angeles charity Back on My Feet. Nestled in Culver City, this electronically chip timed USATF-certified 5K/10K Walk/Run is being held to experience fun with friends, family, locals and tourists for a great cause.

$20 - $45
Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles
SEP21
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Be the Change 5K
San Diego, CA, United States

When you participate in this 5K, youll give back to charities that serve the communities of San Diego. 100% of the net proceeds from the Be The Change 5K will benefit Make-A-Wish San Diego, Caterinas Club and the Gary Sinise Foundation. The Be The Change Foundation, on behalf of Youngevity, has committed to donating a minimum of $30,000 to be distributed equally among our three 5K charity partners

$18 - $55
Be the Change 5K
SEP22
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Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Race in the third of this 3 race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PRs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive Series Finisher medal.

$35 - $95
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
SEP22
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SF Aloha Run
San Francisco, CA, United States

With a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, runners/walkers of all abilities will enjoy the incredible scenery of Crissy Field, Hawaiian style music and entertainment, tasty Aloha treats, and childrens activities.

Bring the entire family including your canine buddy for this fun and healthy event which will include special kids activities for our younger athletes and doggie treats for your four-legged companion.

$15 - $50
SF Aloha Run
OCT12
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Ashland Cherryland 5K Fun Run
San Leandro, CA, United States

Ashland Cherryland 5K Fun Run is organized by the Ashland Cherryland Healthy Communities Collaborative and hosted by Alameda County. This year, FamFest is returning to build civic pride, provide a vast array of resources for community members, and, most importantly, provide fun!

$1 - $14
Ashland Cherryland 5K Fun Run
OCT13
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Jeepers Creepers Run
Ventura, CA, United States

Head over to Ventura for a 5K, 10K or half marathon along the Ojai bike path. Courses don't get much flatter than this, so this race is well-suited to all types of runner. Come for goodies galore, including a finisher's medal, t-shirt and water bottle.

$35 - $100
Jeepers Creepers Run
OCT27
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Redwood City OktobeRun
Redwood City, CA, United States

The RC.OktobeRun is open to runners of all levels. From competitive runners on our USA Track & Field certified half-marathon, to a 5K fun run perfect for kids and their families. All proceeds from OktobeRun go to the Redwood City Education Foundation.

$20 - $70
Redwood City OktobeRun
OCT27
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The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
San Rafael, CA, United States

Run like you give a SH$T on Sunday, 10/27/19 at China Camp State Park in San Rafael!

All runners have a shot at scoring a TON of awesome prizes via our trail treasure hunt! Find a special woodallion (or two) along the course and bring it back to the finish line to claim your prize(s)!

$30 - $80
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
NOV10
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Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

What better way to wrap up the fall running season than with a seaside marathon. This course will appeal to all types of runners, being largely flat and picturesque, with only a few hills to keep you on your toes. Treat yourself to free tacos and beer at the end of the race.

$45 - $130
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
NOV17
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C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
New Castle, DE, United States

Come out and join us on Delawares prettiest USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the fully-paved Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail. This event starts and finishes at the Biddle Point trail head; strategically located only a short drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail head is a modern facility with restrooms, picnic tables, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal. All runner/spectator parking will be across the street at the Gunning-Bedford Middle School, and free shuttle buses / bag check will be provided. Those with a valid Handicapped placard will be able to park at the trail head.

There is no strict time limit for this race. Participants are able to finish this race in about 4 hours.

$25 - $69
C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
NOV17
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Mac 'N Cheese 5k
Denver, CO, United States

Welcome to the Denver Mac 'n Cheese premier 5k road race, starting and finishing in Washington Park. The Mac 'N Cheese 5k is a flat and fast course, offering $5,000 in prize money, age group awards, and plenty of food and beverages at the post-race party!

$35
Mac 'N Cheese 5k
NOV22
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Gobble Wobble
San Mateo, CA, United States

A Runner's Mind, the Bay Area's local run specialty store, is proud to present the annual Gobble Wobble. Join us on Thanksgiving morning for your choice of a 5K or 10K race and a kids dash, celebrating friends, family and community as we ARM up and give thanks!

$5 - $37
Gobble Wobble
NOV28
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Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley, CA, United States

There’s no better way to start Thanksgiving than with a 5k run through Simi Valley. Great for all, this undulating course takes you along a tree-lined bike path so you won’t have to worry about cars or the sun. Come along for the medal, finisher’s shirt and goodies.

$35 - $110
Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
NOV30
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Utah Santa Run - Ogden
Ogden, UT, United States

The Ogden Santa Run is the original Utah Santa Run and held Thanksgiving weekend. Followed by the Ogden Holiday Light Parade and Lighting of the Ogden Christmas Village.

$36.50
Utah Santa Run - Ogden
DEC1
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Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Camarillo, CA, United States

Pull on your most festive costume and head down for this jolly running series. Great for beginners and running veterans alike, this mostly flat course follows a bike path so you won’t have to worry about traffic. Come along for the medal, t-shirt and post-race costume contest.

$35 - $95
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
DEC7
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Utah Santa Run - Provo
Provo, UT, United States

The Provo Santa Run will still be held at the Shops at Riverwoods. After the race they do an awesome lighting of the shops with a concert and thousands of spectators.

$41.50
Utah Santa Run - Provo
DEC7
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Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Laughlin, NV, United States

The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race crisp and clear, with high temperatures in the high 60s and visibility for miles.

The Mojave Desert is one of the most picturesque, peaceful and tranquil places to run on Earth.

This Race delivers a downhill yet challenging course, amazing sights such Lake Mohave, running alongside the Colorado River, an opportunity to traverse the Davis Dam into Arizona and back.

The post race party is hosted at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino steps away from Vegas-style Casino Gaming action, live shows, fine dining, night clubs and so much more!

Your non-running support team will find off-roading, championship golf, hiking, ghost towns, concerts, and a variety of other excursions.

Join us for an unforgettable Race + Vacation experience where you'll run:

Two States, Two Time Zones, One DAM Great Race!

$45 - $110
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
DEC7
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Utah Santa Run - Gardner Village
West Jordan, UT, United States

The Gardner Village Santa Run is held in West Jordan at Historic Gardner Village. During December the village is decorated with countless Elves.

$36.50
Utah Santa Run - Gardner Village
DEC8
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The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K
San Francisco, CA, United States

You have not run far enough. Nor have you run fast enough. Krampus (the Christmas devil) is displeased.

Pay penance to Krampus on Sun, 12/9 and you will not be visited by the cloven hooved devil contracted by Santa to deal with those who have been naughty!

Krampus is hosting his chip timed, cross country 5K & 10K on the beautiful Presidio Trails in San Francisco.

$30 - $60
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K
JAN12
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San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
San Diego, CA, United States

Enjoy a beautiful run around San Diego's Fiesta Bay to start your New Year. Great for runners and walkers alike, this flat course takes you around Mission Bay Park and Fiesta Island, keeping you by the waterside. Come for the chalkboard medal and t-shirt.

$25 - $65
San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
JAN26
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Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Simi Valley, CA, United States

The race will start at Rancho Simi Park at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065 and run along the Arroyo bike path. Which is lined with beautiful trees for shade and makes a wonderful environment. The bike path runs through the center of Simi Valley and along the Arroyo Creek. This is still home to ducks and herons, (not cranes), who are soaking up the sun while playing in the gently flowing spring /summer time water.

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$45 - $95
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
FEB2
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Publix Florida Marathon
Melbourne, FL, United States

Located in Melbourne on Floridas Space Coast, between Miami and Jacksonville, east of Orlando and Tampa, the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon makes for a perfect warm winter running destination for runners of all ages and levels. It is held a month after the Disney Marathon. Like a Rock-n-Roll marathon, our event includes up to 20 musical acts along the course of the half and full marathon and half a dozen on the routes of the 5-k.

$70 - $140
Publix Florida Marathon
MAR7
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Pasadena Triathlon
Pasadena, CA, United States

This event features a reverse sprint triathlon (5k run, 15k bike and 150m swim in the Rose Bowl Aquatic Pool), duathlon, 5k Fun Run, and a Junior Triathlon for kids. This event is a great event for new triathletes and competitors.

Note: USAT membership is required to enter all of the races except the 5K. If you have a membership, simply tell registration your number. If you do not, you will have to purchase a day pass.

$35 - $165
Pasadena Triathlon
JUL18
Boulder Stroke & Stride Series
Boulder, CO, United States

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 16th season in 2017, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week! Live timing, great post race food, Boco Gear visors and pint glasses for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

$23
Boulder Stroke & Stride Series
JUL18
Metro Way 5K/10K
Wyoming, MI, United States

This family-friendly event welcomes people of all ages and abilities walkers, competitive runners and everyone in between. Get your family off the couch, try a new exercise challenge or beat your personal best time the Metro Way makes it fun!

Free
Metro Way 5K/10K
JUL18
Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K
Boston, MA, United States

The Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K takes place annually on the third Thursday of July at Carson Place/Boston Teacher's Union Building (next door to the State Police on Day Blvd.), at 7:00pm. Put on by L Street Running Club members, our members do not run in the race but volunteer. All race proceeds go to local charities.

$15 - $30
Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K
JUL18
Thirsty Thursday Pub Run
Fort Wayne, IN, United States

Join us as we run or walk a 5k distance through downtown Fort Wayne. We will end the run at Parkview Field for a Thursday night baseball game at 7:05 pm.

$25
Thirsty Thursday Pub Run
JUL18
Sundowner 5K
Joliet, IL, United States

Join us for a local summer tradition ... 20 years running! This USATF-certified course route was redesigned and repaved in 2017 and features a scenic wooded route through historic Pilcher Park. Of course, the Sundowner wouldnt be complete without the Splash Dash a 1 Mile Junior Jog for kids ages 6-12 and a 50 Yard Dash for kids age 6 and under.

$15 - $35
Sundowner 5K
JUL18
Can You DEW It! 5K Summer Happy Hour Point Series
New Castle County, DE, United States

Can you score more points than your friends on the second most challenging 5K course in the region? The Can You DEW It! 5K Summer Happy Hour Point Series. You can register per event or for the whole series, but only registered runners earn the free beer at the finish! Proceeds from this event will benefit the Auburn Heights Preserve. This will be a fun and challenging series! The quality of the beer is unparalleled and surely only the best like-minded short term pain enthusiasts will all be in attendance.

$25
Can You DEW It! 5K Summer Happy Hour Point Series
JUL18
Believe in Tomorrow 5K
Bethany Beach, DE, United States

The Believe In Tomorrow 5K in support of critically ill children and their families. This scenic race course offers beautiful views of the beach and ocean as you run/walk over the Indian River Inlet Bridge.

$15 - $30
Believe in Tomorrow 5K
JUL18
Lighthouse 5K Series
Corolla, NC, United States

Lace up your running shoes and see the sights. Add the fun of a run and fitness to your vacation joining us for a Summer morning 5k run/walk through the Historic Village of Corolla Light. Enjoy the sights of the Northern Outer Banks. The WhaleHead Club, Corolla Light and the magnificent Currituck Beach Lighthouse are all along the course.

$38
Lighthouse 5K Series

About 5k events in the United States

5ks are made so popular in the United States by their accessibility. Every weekend sees thousands of beginners taking their first strides at a 5k event as well as regular runners trying to beat their personal record. These events tend to happen all year round, rain or shine. You have your regular park runs and big event 5ks, but also night runs, color runs, fun runs and charity runs so there's absolutely no excuse not to get involved.

What are the best 5k events?

At most events you'll find fancy dress, friendly runners and often a charitable cause to bring people together. The 5k is where the fun happens. One great example is the Hot Chocolate Chicago 5k which is one of the largest 5ks in the US with over 25,000 participants. As the name suggests, you're greeted with chocolatey goodness at the finish line. This race is part of a series that's held in different cities throughout the US, so there's likely to be one near you. Larger events such as the Twin Cities Marathon and the Gasparilla Distance Classic often host 5k and 10k races alongside their longer flagship events.

What is the average time to run a 5k?

Your own time will vary depending on your goals and whether you're walking or running. The fastest dragsters can finish in under 14 minutes, but most can take up to an hour. Don't focus on others, set your own goals and stick to them. Generally speaking, anything under 30 minutes would be a very good time. For this to happen, you'd have to maintain a pace of around 9.5 minutes per mile for the full race.

How long should I train for a 5k?

Your training will depend on the goals you set and how they correspond to your current fitness levels and experience. First timers who don't consider themselves particularly fit should take on a 5k training program to get race ready. This will lower the risk of injury and help you stay motivated. Take a look at our 6 weeks to 5k training plan to get you up to speed.

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