5k Runs

5k events are hugely popular in the USA, with over 8 million people taking part each year. Weekly Parkruns, charitable runs, or colour runs are fun and community-focused.
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  • JUL26

    The San Francisco Marathon

    San Francisco, CA, United States

    The San Francisco Marathon is proud to present its 43rd running on July 26th, 2019. 26,000 runners and over 80,000 spectators will fill the city on race...

    $49 - $409
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Ultramarathon
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT19

    Baltimore Running Festival

    Baltimore, MD, United States

    Join us at the event that many are calling one of the best races on the East Coast, NOW FINISHING AT THE INNER HARBOR. With five distances to choose from,...

    $45 - $260
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • MAY3

    SDCCU OC Marathon

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    A gorgeous, scenic course that unfolds through the Southern California coastal communities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa awaits at the OC Marathon, Half...

    $15 - $125
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • SEP29

    Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    The annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race started in 1977, when former Pittsburgh Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri established the race as a...

    $35 - $40
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • FEB2

    Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon

    Huntington Beach, CA, United States

    We cant wait for you to join us in beautiful Surf City, USA! This award-winning course is considered one of the best courses in the country and is well...

    $21 - $119.95
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • MAR15

    Portland Shamrock Run

    Portland, OR, United States

    Founded in 1979, the Shamrock Run Portland is the largest running and walking event in Oregon and is the third largest running event in the western United...

    $13 - $66
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT13

    JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

    Long Beach, CA, United States

    Celebrate 35 years with the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Experience your Fall race course that combines spectacular oceanfront views, charming seaside...

    $41 - $149.95
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
    • Road Cycling
  • NOV28

    Turkey Trot Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

    L.As largest Turkey Trot returns! Join friends and family for this Thanksgiving tradition benefiting a great cause. Join thousands of runners and walkers...

    $15 - $45
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV9

    Monterey Bay Half Events

    Monterey, CA, United States

    The Half Marathon course is in Monterey and Pacific Grove, with most of it next to the beautiful Monterey Bay. It is organized by the Big Sur Marathon...

    $25
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC8

    California International Marathon

    Sacramento, CA, United States

    Not yet ready for the full 26.2-mile marathon distance but still want to take part in the CIM fun? Round up some friends and for a team for the CIM Relay!...

    $39 - $275
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • 5k
  • DEC15

    Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run

    Pomona, CA, United States

    From snow falling at the start line, to huge holiday character inflatables, holiday carolers, and festive participant shirts this event has everything you...

    $36 - $116
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • APR18

    San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

    San Diego, CA, United States

    Run through some of San Diegos most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, with this fast, flat and scenic half marathon, 5k and 10k. Stick around because the...

    $25 - $125
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT26

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Cincinnati

    Clarksville, OH, United States

    The Great Pumpkin Run is a fall lovers dream. Dash 3.1 miles through the crisp, fall air. After crossing the finish line, cool down with some apple cider...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV28

    Chester County Turkey Trot

    Downingtown, PA, United States
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV28

    Oakland Turkey Trot

    Oakland, CA, United States

    More than just a healthy start to the holiday, the Oakland Turkey Trot 5K is a fun way to give back while you give thanks!

    In partnership with the...

    $20 - $75
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT19

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Akron

    Akron, OH, United States

    Celebrate the best season of all by tackling 3.1 miles or 6.2 miles with us this Fall! Run, walk, skip, or jog the 5K or 10K before cooling off with some...

    $35 - $60
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV3

    Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water

    San Antonio, TX, United States

    Registration for the Run For The Water is open. From 5k to 10-Miles and a kids K theres a distance for everyone! You can give clean drinking water for life...

    $45 - $75
    • Running
    • 10 Miles
    • 5k
  • SEP21

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Iowa

    Atkins, IA, United States

    Celebrate the best season of all by tackling 3.1 miles with us this Fall! Run, walk, skip, or jog the 5K through the farm before cooling off with some apple...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV28

    Encinitas Turkey Trot

    Encinitas, CA, United States

    NOTE: Use the code LDT10% at checkout to get 10% off your entry fee.

    If you have never walked or run along the Pacific Coast in Encinitas in late...

    Free - $58
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT5

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Kansas City

    Kansas City, MO, United States

    The Great Pumpkin Run is a fall lovers dream. Dash 3.1 miles through the crisp, fall air. After crossing the finish line, cool down with some apple cider...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT19

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Indianapolis

    Indianapolis, IN, United States

    Fall is here and so is The Great Pumpkin Run! Get ready to tackle 3.1 miles in downtown Indianapolis. Participants will enjoy a scenic run that starts out...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT26

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Pittsburgh

    Monongahela, PA, United States

    The Great Pumpkin Run is a fall lovers dream. Dash 3.1 miles through the crisp, fall air. After crossing the finish line, cool down with some apple cider...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV2

    Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K

    San Diego, CA, United States

    The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego encourages the community to Thrive! We can do this together by staying...

    $25 - $105
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • NOV2

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Charlotte

    Huntersville, NC, United States

    The Great Pumpkin Run is a fall lovers dream. Dash 3.1 miles through the crisp, fall air, and after crossing the finish line, cool down with some apple...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV2

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Columbus

    Columbus, OH, United States

    The Great Pumpkin Run is a fall lovers dream. Dash 3.1 miles through the crisp, fall air. After crossing the finish line, cool down with some apple cider...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV2

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Maryland

    Thurmont, MD, United States

    The Great Pumpkin Run is a fall lovers dream. Dash 3.1 miles through the crisp, fall air. After crossing the finish line, cool down with some apple cider...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV9

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Allentown

    Allentown, PA, United States

    Celebrate the best season of all by tackling 3.1 miles with us this Fall! Run, walk, skip, or jog the 5K through the farm before cooling off with some apple...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV28

    Plymouth Rock 'n' Run

    Anaheim, CA, United States

    Come join us at Yorba Regional Park on the Santa Ana River Trail for our 11th annual event. We are bringing back our 10 mile course, costume contest and...

    $20 - $50
    • Running
    • 10 Miles
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • SEP21

    The Great Pumpkin Run: New England

    Hampton Falls, NH, United States

    Celebrate the best season of all by tackling 3.1 miles with us this Fall! Run, walk, skip, or jog the 5K through the orchard before cooling off with some...

    $35 - $49
    • Running
    • 5k
  • SEP28

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Detroit

    Fenton, MI, United States

    Celebrate the best season of all by tackling 3.1 miles with us this Fall! Run, walk, skip, or jog the 5K through the farm before cooling off with some apple...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • SEP28

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Wisconsin

    Caledonia, WI, United States

    Celebrate the best season of all by tackling 3.1 miles with us this Fall! Run, walk, skip, or jog the 5K through the farm before cooling off with some apple...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC15

    Santa Hustle Galveston

    Galveston, TX, United States

    Its the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Moody Gardens for the Santa Hustle...

    $10 - $69.75
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT5

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Louisville

    Pleasureville, KY, United States

    Celebrate the best season of all by tackling 3.1 miles with us this Fall! Run, walk, skip, or jog the 5K through the orchard before cooling off with some...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • SEP22

    SF Aloha Run

    San Francisco, CA, United States

    An Event for Runners of All Levels

    With a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, runners/walkers of all abilities will enjoy the incredible...

    $15 - $65
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT12

    The Great Pumpkin Run: New York

    Kerhonkson, NY, United States

    Celebrate the best season of all by tackling 3.1 miles with us this Fall! Run, walk, skip, or jog the 5K through the farm before cooling off with some apple...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • OCT26

    Carrera de los Muertos – Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

    Carrera de los Muertos is a vibrant 5k run that honors Day of the Dead. Join family and friends to remember loved ones that have passed in this rich...

    $25 - $50
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC8

    Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Riverside

    Riverside, CA, United States

    Throw on your Christmas outfits and join hundreds of other cheery runners as you pound the pavements of Riverside this December. This scenic course will be...

    $20 - $80
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • NOV3

    Two Cities Marathon & Half

    Fresno, CA, United States


    Join us at one of the Valley's most popular marathon and half races! You'll be joined by live music as you run through beautiful Clovis, and...

    $35 - $105
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT12

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids, MI, United States

    The Great Pumpkin Run is back in Grand Rapids! Continue your favorite Fall tradition at Riverside Park, just north of downtown. Rock 3.1 miles through the...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC7

    Santa Hustle 5K Chicago

    Chicago, IL, United States

    Its the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Soldier Field for the Santa Hustle...

    $10 - $49.75
    • Running
    • 5k
  • MAR28

    Irving Marathon

    Irving, TX, United States

    The Irving Marathon is the most talked about event in DFW & not just another weekend 5k. The Irving Marathon is a Multi-Race Event which includes the...

    $24 - $114
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV9

    The Great Pumpkin Run: Texas

    La Grange, TX, United States

    The Great Pumpkin Run is a fall lovers dream. Dash 3.1 miles through the crisp, fall air. After crossing the finish line, cool down with some apple cider...

    $35 - $45
    • Running
    • 5k
  • NOV17

    Flanigan’s Rockin’ Rib Run 10K

    Davie, FL, United States
    $10 - $45
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • APR26

    Delaware Marathon

    Wilmington, DE, United States

    Join us for this scenic route through Wilmington. You'll be able to see plenty of the city as you wind through downtown, including Brandywine park and...

    $15 - $95
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • NOV30

    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...

    $36.50
    • Running
    • 5k
  • DEC22

    Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5k

    Mount Dora, FL, United States

    For the last 6 years 2000+ runners have fill the streets of the historic town of Mount Dora. This small town of 13,000 is filled with tree lined vistas of...

    $30 - $69
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • NOV16

    Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Palos Verdes

    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States

    This is the most scenic half marathon in southern California and certainly one to add to your bucket list. This event began as a marathon in the 60s and...

    $45 - $85
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT27

    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...

    $20 - $90
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
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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.