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Running Events5k Runs

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.

413 events found
Shoreline Marathon
Booked 63 times this week

Sunday, Jul 17, 2022

Shoreline Marathon

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$55 – $140
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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Long Beach Classic Half & 5k
Booked 79 times this week

Sunday, Aug 14, 2022

Long Beach Classic Half & 5k

LocationIndicator

Long Beach, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket$35 – $175
Booking perksFlat road
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Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 29 times this week

Sunday, Aug 7, 2022

Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Camarillo, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$55 – $140
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Alameda 10 Miler

Saturday, Aug 27, 2022

Alameda 10 Miler

LocationIndicator

Alameda, California

Participants

10 miles, half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$80 – $110
Booking perksGreat atmosphere
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Bra Run Los Angeles
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Aug 28, 2022

Bra Run Los Angeles

LocationIndicator

Los Angeles, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$10 – $45
Booking perksTrail
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Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Stomper's Stomp

Saturday, Sep 10, 2022

Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Stomper's Stomp

LocationIndicator

Oakland, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$19 – $183
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Be the Light 5k & 10k

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

Be the Light 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Gahanna, Ohio

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$58 – $72
Booking perksFlat road
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The Honey Badger Half, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

The Honey Badger Half, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Santa Venetia, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$40 – $80
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Jeepers Creepers Run
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Jeepers Creepers Run

LocationIndicator

Santa Clarita, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$65 – $110
Booking perksFlat road
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SPACEROCK Trail Race

Saturday, Oct 22, 2022

SPACEROCK Trail Race

LocationIndicator

Agua Dulce, California

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket$80 – $165
Booking perksGreat atmosphereTrail
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Marin Endurance Festival - Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022

Marin Endurance Festival - Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

McNears Beach, California

Participants

5k, half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket$59 – $144
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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Oakland Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Oakland Turkey Trot

LocationIndicator

Oakland, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicket$29 – $39
Booking perksRoad
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Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, Dec 18, 2022

Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Camarillo, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket$45 – $95
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Sombrero Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

LocationIndicator

Simi Valley, California

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket$45 – $95
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
HeartOutline
California Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - 2023
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023

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

LocationIndicator

Ventura, California

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket$45 – $130
Booking perksGreat sceneryRoad
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Moonlight Beach Fun Run
Booked 24 times this week

Sunday, Oct 23, 2022

Moonlight Beach Fun Run

LocationIndicator

Encinitas, California

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicket$50 – $69
Great sceneryBeach
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Encinitas Turkey Trot
Booked 24 times this week

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

Encinitas Turkey Trot

LocationIndicator

Encinitas, California

Participants

10k, 5k

Star5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket$54 – $69
Great atmosphereFlat road
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Davis Moonlight Run

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

Davis Moonlight Run

LocationIndicator

Davis, California

Participants

5k, 10k, 10 miles, half marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
HeartOutline
Christmas In July 5k

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

Christmas In July 5k

LocationIndicator

Fresno, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
HeartOutline
I Can 5k (Featuring the Deja Vu 10k and 15k!)

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

I Can 5k (Featuring the Deja Vu 10k and 15k!)

LocationIndicator

Brighton, Colorado

Participants

5k, 10k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat trail
HeartOutline
Rancho Hills Trail Run

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

Rancho Hills Trail Run

LocationIndicator

Morgan Hill, California

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, ultramarathon, marathon

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Trail
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La Jolla Coastal 5k Running Tour - July 9th

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

La Jolla Coastal 5k Running Tour - July 9th

LocationIndicator

San Diego, California

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great sceneryRoad
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Cookie Chase 5k

Saturday, Jul 9, 2022

Cookie Chase 5k

LocationIndicator

Denver, Colorado

Participants

5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Flat road
HeartOutline
BTN Big 10k

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

BTN Big 10k

LocationIndicator

Chicago, Illinois

Participants

10k, 5k

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Road
HeartOutline
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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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