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- SDCCU OC Marathon1MAY2021
SDCCU OC MarathonRunning ‧ Newport Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$30 – $105C-19 Plan
- Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's Stomp14AUG2021
Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's StompRunning ‧ Oakland26.2 mi • 16.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.2 mi$9 – $98(1)
- Christmas Double 15K Challenge19DEC
Christmas Double 15K ChallengeRunning ‧ Palo Alto9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$49
- Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 12K5DEC
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 12KRunning ‧ Laughlin13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.1 mi$35 – $70(13)
- Spartan Race – Vermont11SEP2021
Spartan Race – VermontMulti-Sport ‧ Killington30.0 mi • 12.0 mi • 3.0 mi • 2.0 mi • 1.0 miC-19 Plan
- Walnut Creek Running Festival12DEC
Walnut Creek Running FestivalRunning ‧ Walnut Creek10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$65 – $90
- Kiwanis Resolution Run 5K and 10K1JAN2021
Kiwanis Resolution Run 5K and 10KRunning ‧ Mountain View6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40
- Run Wild - San Francisco6DEC
Run Wild - San Francisco5k ‧ San Francisco3.1 mi • 0.0 mi$5 – $47
- Historic Murrieta Hot Springs 5k19DEC
Historic Murrieta Hot Springs 5k5k ‧ Murrieta3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$15 – $40
- City Beer Runs - Seven Stills Brewery13DEC
City Beer Runs - Seven Stills BreweryRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$37
- ZombieRunner Quarry Lakes13DEC
ZombieRunner Quarry LakesRunning ‧ Fremont26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$15 – $35
- Veterans 10K/5K7NOV2021
Veterans 10K/5KRunning ‧ New Orleans6.2 mi • 3.1 miC-19 Plan
- The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K13DEC
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Hot Cocoa Classic 5K & Marshmallow Mountain Mile6NOV2021
Hot Cocoa Classic 5K & Marshmallow Mountain Mile5k ‧ Brighton4.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 miC-19 Plan
- LifeCare Fitness Center / Banner Creek Individual / TeamTriathlon20NOV2023
LifeCare Fitness Center / Banner Creek Individual / TeamTriathlonRunning ‧ Holton6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Bethel Turkey Trot28NOV
Bethel Turkey Trot5k ‧ Bethel3.1 mi
- United Way 5 K Santa Fun Run28NOV
United Way 5 K Santa Fun Run5k ‧ Carlsbad3.1 mi
- Dove Dash10JUL2022
Dove DashRunning ‧ Trabuco Canyon6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Reindeer Run Long Beach 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon9JUN2023
Reindeer Run Long Beach 5k, 10k, 15k, Half MarathonRunning ‧ Long Beach13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bergen 5K10AUG2109
Bergen 5K5k ‧ Bergen3.1 mi$35
- NOLA Dogs Race To The Rescue 5K28NOV
NOLA Dogs Race To The Rescue 5K5k ‧ New Orleans3.1 mi
- McAuliffe 5K Road Race30SEP3917
McAuliffe 5K Road Race5k ‧ Framingham3.1 mi
- Wobble After Gobble 5 K 10 K28NOV
Wobble After Gobble 5 K 10 KRunning ‧ Springfield6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Sharon Heights Run To The Son April 1010APR2021
Sharon Heights Run To The Son April 10Running ‧ Birmingham6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
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.