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AUG31
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...

$30 - $80
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
East Canyon Marathon
AUG31
Will County Brew Run 5k
Shorewood, IL, United States

Like Running? Love Beer? This race is for you!

Join us for an exciting event that features the scenic trail run course at Hammel Woods (Crumby...

$10 - $35
  • Running
  • 5k
Will County Brew Run 5k
SEP1
Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, 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...

$20 - $45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles
SEP8
Aloha Run – San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States

The Aloha Run is a fun and festive, Hawaiian-themed 5k/10k event. Be inspired by music from the islands and beach tunes as you run or walk the flat and...

$10 - $48
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Aloha Run – San Diego
SEP14
Aloha Run – Long Beach
Long Beach, CA, United States

The Aloha Run is a fun and festive, Hawaiian-themed 5k/10k event. Be inspired by music from the islands and beach tunes as you run or walk the flat and...

$10 - $48
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Aloha Run – Long Beach
SEP15
Ready, Set, Go...Run 5K and Kids4Kids1K
Bellevue, WA, United States

Our 1st Annual Ready, Set, Go...Run 5K and Kids4Kids1K on Sunday, September 15, 2019, will be a fun, family-friendly, timed running and walking event. ...

$10 - $30
  • Running
  • 5k
Ready, Set, Go...Run 5K and Kids4Kids1K
SEP21
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...

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

Welcome to the 3rd annual Harvest half marathon 10k 5k. All flat two loop course along the Woodley Park bike path. Start / Finish location Woodley park-1 at...

$35 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
SEP22
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...

$15 - $65
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
SF Aloha Run
SEP29
Marina 10K, UjENA 5K and Double 15K
Brisbane, CA, United States

Want to run a flat and fast course on the San Francisco Bay Trail (all paved and wide) which is just ten minutes north of the San Francisco International...

$40
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Marina 10K, UjENA 5K and Double 15K
OCT5
Farmer Frog Trail Running Festival
Woodinville, WA, United States

Paradise Valley Conservation Area in Woodinville, WA is a forested trail area with lush trees and ferns with well-maintained trails rolling and winding...

$10 - $45
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Farmer Frog Trail Running Festival
OCT5
Back on the Ranch Trail Run and Campout
Santa Maria, CA, United States

Welcome to the Second Annual Back On the Ranch Trail Run and Campout!

Complete as many laps as possible within the allotted 3, 6, 12, 24 and 48 hour...

$20
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • 5k
Back on the Ranch Trail Run and Campout
OCT6
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Ventura Course
Ventura, CA, United States

Enjoy an awesome course with miles of ocean views that will keep you in awe as you stroll along the Ventura beachfront. All flat course that's great...

$35 - $45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Ventura Course
OCT13
Jeepers Creepers Run
Ventura, CA, United States

Welcome to Jeepers Creepers Run! Join us for an exciting event day & spectacular races where you will be running along the mostly flat Ventura / Ojai...

$35 - $100
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Jeepers Creepers Run
OCT19
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...

$1 - $14
  • Running
  • 5k
Ashland Cherryland 5K Fun Run
OCT19
Wine Run 5K
Chicago, IL, United States

Like Running? Love Wine? This race is for you!

Join us on October 21st for an exciting new event that features the scenic course at Dan Ryan Woods,...

$10 - $20
  • Running
  • 5k
Wine Run 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
Carrera de los Muertos – Los Angeles
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
Redwood City OktobeRun
OCT27
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...

$30 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 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
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K
NOV3
Carrera De Los Muertos San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego is a festive and fun 5k & 10k run that will start and finish Embarcadero Park South in downtown San Diego.

Enjoy...

$25 - $50
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Carrera De Los Muertos San Diego
NOV10
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

Start and finish in Ventura's beautiful Promenade Park. The Surfers Point Marathon is an excellent opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Each...

$45 - $130
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
NOV17
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...

$25 - $69
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
NOV17
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...

$35
  • Running
  • 5k
Mac 'N Cheese 5k
NOV24
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Van Nuys Course
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Enjoy an awesome course along the Woodley Bike Path. All flat course that's great for beginners to advanced athletes alike. A portion of the proceeds...

$45 - $70
  • Running
  • 5k
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Van Nuys Course
NOV28
Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley, CA, United States

This course is mostly flat along with some mild rollers, which are mid way through your run. There are some long stretches to allow you to really open up...

$35 - $110
  • Running
  • 5k
Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
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
Oakland Turkey Trot
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
Utah Santa Run - Ogden
DEC1
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Camarillo, CA, United States

Welcome to the 9th annual running o f the Holly Jolly Half marathon 5k...

$35 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
DEC1
Run Wild - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States

Calling all runners, walker dashers, dancers and prancers, join A Runners Mind for Run Wild San(ta) Francisco, SFs local and original Santa hat run at...

$5 - $37
  • Running
  • 5k
Run Wild - San Francisco
DEC7
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...

$41.50
  • Running
  • 5k
Utah Santa Run - Provo
DEC7
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...

$45 - $110
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
DEC7
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...

$36.50
  • Running
  • 5k
Utah Santa Run - Gardner Village
DEC8
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...

$30 - $60
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K
JAN26
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...

$45 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
FEB2
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...

$70 - $140
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Publix Florida Marathon
FEB16
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

Welcome to the annual running of this all flat Ventura beachfront course

Choose from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k distance!

This is also...

$45 - $130
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
MAR7
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...

$35 - $165
  • Triathlon
  • Sprint
  • Duathlon
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Super Sprint
Pasadena Triathlon
MAR22
Cottontail Half Marathon
Los Angeles, CA, United States

What better way to enjoy your Sunday morning than by competing in the fourth annual Cottontail half marathon, 10k and 5k races along the Lake Balboa bike...

$45 - $85
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Cottontail Half Marathon
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 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
AUG25
Kylie Rose’s Run
Akron, OH, United States

Kylie Roses Run is celebrating its Annual 5K event. Kylie Rose Jacobs, at the age of five, was diagnosed with cancer on January 6, 2015 and has since been...

$15
  • Running
  • 5k
Kylie Rose’s Run
AUG25
L-A Bridge Run
Auburn, ME, United States

The Bridge Run Foundation encourages and supports active outdoor experiences for area youth to promote health and well-being. The beneficiaries of this...

$20
  • Running
  • 5k
L-A Bridge Run
AUG25
Fox 8 Fox Trot 5K
Cleveland, OH, United States

The annual Fox 8 Fox Trot is an awesome 5K and 1 Mile fundraising event in Downtown Cleveland! This year's beneficiary is Stand Up To Cancer. Run,...

$30 - $75
  • Running
  • 5k
Fox 8 Fox Trot 5K
AUG25
Hard Grove 5K
Jersey City, NJ, United States

Please join us bring your friends and family for the Hard Grove Charity Run/Walk . Proceeds to benefit Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The states...

$25
  • Running
  • 5k
Hard Grove 5K
AUG25
Pathways 5K for the Tennessee Children's Home
Knoxville, TN, United States

The Pathways 5k for the Tennessee Childrens Home is a beautiful greenway 5k on the West End of Knoxville utilizing the best part of the 10 mile greenway. ...

$25
  • Running
  • 5k
Pathways 5K for the Tennessee Children's Home
AUG25
ARC 5K
Clearwater, FL, United States

Come out and enjoy good times with a run/walk on Duke Energy Trail. This course ends up at a huge party to celeberate the Anniversary of American Running...

$22
  • Running
  • 5k
ARC 5K
AUG25
Fierce For Shannon Running Festival
North Kingstown, RI, United States

Come join us for the 5th Annual Shannon Heil Memorial Fierce Running Festival Half Marathon / 10k / 5k Run & Walk on August 25....

$25 - $35
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
Fierce For Shannon Running Festival
AUG25
Fit and Fun 5K
Medford, MA, United States

Come join TeamBlood Inc. and Quietman Sports for our second annual Fit and Fun 5K. Take a scenic 3.1-mile walk or run through DCR Torbert Macdonald Park. ...

$12 - $25
  • Running
  • 5k
Fit and Fun 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.