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5K Runs in the USA: 2022 - 2023

5k (or 3.1miles) is one of the most popular running distances, with over 8 million people in the USA taking part each year. These races are often hugely enjoyable, getting the local community, friends, family, kids, and even dogs involved! If you're just starting as a runner, this is a great distance fo keeping fit, aiming for a new PB or building towards a bigger distance. Beginners should aim to run a 5k in under 30 minutes, and more regular runners can set themselves a challenge of finishing in under 20 minutes. Fun runs always have a great atmosphere, and give you an opportunity to get into your favourite fancy dress, and get covered in colored paint, bubbles, or mud. Alternatively, some of the most popular running festivals offer a 5km option, so anyone can get involved with the big marathon weekends. There are plenty of weekly 5k options available, so these are a great way of getting stuck into a running routine.

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California Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - 2023
Booked 15 times this week

Sunday, 12 Feb 2023

California Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - 2023

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Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$55 – $140
Booking perksGreat sceneryRoad
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Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5k & 12k

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5k & 12k

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Laughlin, Nevada

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star5

(14 reviews)

FilledTicket$40 – $320
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly road
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Holiday Running Festival
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, 10 Dec 2022

Holiday Running Festival

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Pomona, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$5 – $155
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 7 times this week

Sunday, 18 Dec 2022

Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Camarillo, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket$55 – $110
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

Sunday, 29 Jan 2023

Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

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Simi Valley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket$55 – $110
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Silver Moon Race - Paso Robles

Saturday, 4 Mar 2023

Silver Moon Race - Paso Robles

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Paso Robles, California

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicket$70 – $170
Booking perksTrail
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Moonlight Beach Half Marathon
Booked 6 times this week

Sunday, 19 Mar 2023

Moonlight Beach Half Marathon

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Encinitas, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

FilledTicket$56 – $99
Booking perksFlat road
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Changing The World 5k

Sunday, 19 Mar 2023

Changing The World 5k

LocationIndicator

Camarillo, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$50
Booking perksFlat trail
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Sugar Daddy Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Saturday, 17 Jun 2023

Sugar Daddy Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Santa Clarita, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$35 – $135
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Simi Valley, CA 2023

Sunday, 25 Jun 2023

Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Simi Valley, CA 2023

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Simi Valley, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket$45 – $85
Booking perksFlat road
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Shoreline Marathon 2023
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, 16 Jul 2023

Shoreline Marathon 2023

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$45 – $130
Booking perks
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Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Kid's Race 2023

Saturday, 9 Sept 2023

Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Kid's Race 2023

LocationIndicator

Oakland, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket$19 – $163
Booking perksFlat road
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Be the Light 5k & 10k

Saturday, 23 Sept 2023

Be the Light 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Santa Clarita, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$50 – $75
Booking perksFlat road
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Drumstick Dash
Booked 519 times this week

Thursday, 23 Nov 2023

Drumstick Dash

LocationIndicator

Los Angeles, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$10 – $40
Flat road
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Pacifica Runners New Year's Eve 5k

Thursday, 1 Dec 2022

Pacifica Runners New Year's Eve 5k

LocationIndicator

Pacifica, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Hilly road
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La Jolla Coastal 5k Running Tour - December 1st

Thursday, 1 Dec 2022

La Jolla Coastal 5k Running Tour - December 1st

LocationIndicator

San Diego, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryTrail
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Rock N Roll - San Antonio

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

Rock N Roll - San Antonio

LocationIndicator

San Antonio, Texas

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great atmosphereFlat road
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Santa Hustle - Chicago

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

Santa Hustle - Chicago

LocationIndicator

Chicago, Illinois

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$10 – $49.99
Trail
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Rochester Ugly Sweater 5k

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

Rochester Ugly Sweater 5k

LocationIndicator

Mendon, New York

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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0.5k Winter Beer Dash

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

0.5k Winter Beer Dash

LocationIndicator

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Santa Claus Shuffle

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

Santa Claus Shuffle

LocationIndicator

Manchester, New Hampshire

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Orlando Half Marathon & 5k

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

Orlando Half Marathon & 5k

LocationIndicator

Orlando, Florida

Participants

5k, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Road
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All-Out Fa La La

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

All-Out Fa La La

LocationIndicator

Westminster, Colorado

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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Santa Hustle Chicago

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

Santa Hustle Chicago

LocationIndicator

Chicago, Illinois

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
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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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