5k Runs in United States

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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...

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  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
East Canyon Marathon
AUG31
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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
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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
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Aloha Run – San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States

Enjoy a scenic run along the beautiful Pacific Beach. Great for all runners, the course is a flat race along the sand and then back along the boardwalk. Come...

$10 - $48
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  • 10k
  • 5k
Aloha Run – San Diego
SEP14
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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
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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
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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...

$18 - $55
  • Running
  • 5k
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...

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

$15 - $65
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  • 10k
  • 5k
SF Aloha Run
SEP29
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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
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  • 10k
  • 5k
Marina 10K, UjENA 5K and Double 15K
OCT5
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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
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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
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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
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  • 5k
  • 10k
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Ventura Course
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...

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

$1 - $14
  • Running
  • 5k
Ashland Cherryland 5K Fun Run
OCT19
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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
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Carrera de los Muertos – Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with your friends and family for this fun and scenic 5k run. The mainly flat course is great for all runners who appreciate a...

$25 - $50
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  • 5k
Carrera de los Muertos – Los Angeles
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...

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

$30 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
NOV2
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Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K
San Diego, CA, United States

Race from the top of a hill down to the sea and raise money for the Make-a-Wish foundation. With a half marathon, a flat 5k and a 1-mile kids run, there’s...

$25 - $105
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  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K
NOV3
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Carrera De Los Muertos San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States

Grab some face paint and enjoy a race along the San Diego Bay to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Great for all ages, the flat course is family friendly and...

$25 - $50
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Carrera De Los Muertos San Diego
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...

$45 - $130
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
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...

$25 - $69
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
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...

$35
  • Running
  • 5k
Mac 'N Cheese 5k
NOV24
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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
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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...

$35 - $110
  • Running
  • 5k
Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
NOV28
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Oakland Turkey Trot
Oakland, CA, United States

What better way to celebrate turkey day than with a 5k fun run? This flat, lakeside 5k is perfect for all ages and abilities. Come along to celebrate...

$20 - $75
  • Running
  • 5k
Oakland Turkey Trot
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...

$36.50
  • Running
  • 5k
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...

$35 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
DEC1
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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
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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...

$41.50
  • Running
  • 5k
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...

$45 - $110
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
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...

$36.50
  • Running
  • 5k
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...

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

$45 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
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...

$70 - $140
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Publix Florida Marathon
FEB16
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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
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  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
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...

$35 - $165
  • Triathlon
  • Sprint
  • Duathlon
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Super Sprint
Pasadena Triathlon
MAR22
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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
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San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
San Diego, CA, United States

Race around the beautiful Mission Bay. Great for runners of all abilities, this fast and flat course takes you all around Mission Bay, past Mission Beach and...

$25 - $80
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  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
AUG23
Knight Run
West Jordan, UT, United States

Princes and princesses, kings and queens, knights, dragons, magic if you love these things, youll love this run! Costumes highly...

$25
  • Running
  • 5k
Knight Run
AUG23
Freedom Trail Run
Boston, MA, United States

Freedom Trail Run is a 5k running tour of Bostons Freedom Trail. Well show you all of our citys most famous historical sites while you enjoy a fun...

$24.75 - $39.75
  • Running
  • 5k
Freedom Trail Run
AUG23
Greater Lansing Balloon Festival 5K
Lansing, MI, United States

The annual Greater Lansing Balloon Festival will be held as a fundraiser for the Lansing Promise Scholarship Programs....

Free
  • Running
  • 5k
Greater Lansing Balloon Festival 5K
AUG24
Walk, Wag, N’ Run 5K
Atlanta, GA, United States

Walk, Wag, N' Run 5K and Fun Run to benefit Ahimsa House, helping people and pets escape domestic violence and reach safety together. We encourage...

$15 - $30
  • Running
  • 5k
Walk, Wag, N’ Run 5K
AUG24
Tiblow Trot
Bonner Springs, KS, United States

NEW Starting Point! 41st Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk, 5K and 5 Mile Run, August...

$35
  • Running
  • 5k
Tiblow Trot
AUG24
Last Chance 5k & 10k
Helena, MT, United States

The Ten Mile Creek Brewery 5k and 10k races are family-friendly events that help support Helena High School and Capital High School cross-country teams....

$25
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Last Chance 5k & 10k
AUG24
down2earth Cross Country Run
Hialeah, FL, United States

5k-10k-Cross Country Run , The course is around the lake and around the park it's a combination of asphalt , grass and dirt road.

5k- Runners...

$30 - $40
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
down2earth Cross Country Run
AUG24
Carderock Charge
Potomac, MD, United States

Come enjoy the fast and flat courses at Carderock Recreation Area. They are perfect for PRs! Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this...

$25
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Carderock Charge

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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