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What you need to know about 5k Running

A 5k run is the perfect distance for a beginner, it’s 3.1 miles and is the shortest and most popular road running distance. It’s a great goal to include in your fitness regime because there’s no pressure, people walk, jog or sprint so it’s totally up to you.

Find local 5k running races

There are loads of great 5k events, they tend to attract a great crowd and are very family orientated. From runs around the London Parks, to night runs and family events, you won’t be short of 5ks to choose from. Most marathon events such as London or Berlin have a 10k and a 5k race as well so it’s worth checking the larger events.

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Double Peak Challenge is a celebration of outdoor recreation like no other. Where trail runners will experience unparalleled beauty from atop North Countys highest point.

Off-road racers will set out from San Elijo Hills Neighborhood Park and begin their 1,176 foot gain up to Double Peaks summit at 1,558 feet above sea level, winding along beautiful hillside trails with amazing views.

We challenge you to commit, to train, work hard and go further and faster than you thought possible.
Reach the peak! Not up for the full 10K? No worries! Double Peaks Challenge also offers a shorter 5K course, as well as a Trail Trot for kids.

Double Peak Challenge 10k, 5K & Fun Run

San Marcos, California, US
Double Peak Challenge 10k, 5K & Fun Run
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September 30, 2018 is the date for the next Village Run/Walk. Were looking forward to a brisk 5k and 10k at Lake Balboa. Get your running shoes out and start choosing your favorite laces. Its going to be a good one!

Runners of all experience levels are welcome. Whether you are a first time runner looking to support a great cause, or an experienced pro looking to shave seconds off your PR, Village Run Walk is the place for you. Professional race timing will be provided.

The event benefits individuals with special needs served through Valley Village's housing and day programs in the San Fernando Valley.

Valley Village Run/Walk

Los Angeles, California, US
Valley Village Run/Walk
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Many of us have experienced the passing of someone close to us or have family/friends that are not able to be with us. The Wish You Were Here 5K gives you the opportunity to honor that person as you participate in this special night run/walk.

Wish You Were Here 5K Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, US
Wish You Were Here 5K Chicago
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Grape Day 5K is a fun run for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers, so bring the whole family including dogs and strollers out for a good time! Each runner will receive a finishers medal, a cool tech shirt and an even cooler swag bag plus many more goodies!

Be a part of the celebration by registering for the 7th Annual Grape Day 5K. The race course winds through historic Escondido. Proceeds also provide support of Rotarian projects including safe drinking water, Polio eradication, assistance to those in need.

Grape Day 5K

Escondido, California, US
Grape Day 5K
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Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, Run Long Beach. Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the historic Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium.

JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

Long Beach, California, US
JetBlue Long Beach Marathon
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We bring that sweet treat excitement to an unbeatable family event. The race, originally known as the Race for Fetal Hope, celebrates its 14th anniversary in Denver in 2017, and will also be run in Minneapolis. Runners, walkers, and spectators enjoy the themed 5K course, a family festival featuring games, activity stations, amazing face painting, great refreshments, giveaways and much, much more! Visit each citys event page for more SWEET details!

Elite runners, strollers, first time-runners, tiny tots and walkers make the day sweet!

The Great Candy Run – Minneapolis

Richfield, Minnesota, US
The Great Candy Run – Minneapolis
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Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k is a one loop course along the famous Ojai bike trail an out and back course that has something for everyone. Gentle rollers as you gradually go up to the turnaround than all downhill on the way back. Finisher medals, goody bag, and a tech shirt for all runners come join the fun!

Foster Park Half Marathon 5k & 10k

Ventura, California, US
Foster Park Half Marathon 5k & 10k
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Scream Scram is an annual halloween-themed 5K Run/Walk that takes place in Denver's picturesque Wash Park. The event will take place at 6:30PM. Prior to the event, costumed participants are invited to showcase their creative costumes and walk the orange carpet before a panel of judges. The Spooky Sneak, a 100 yard dash that is just for kids, kicks off the event. The evening ends with a super fun celebration full of tricks and treats with yummy food, vendor booths, award ceremony and halloween merriment all in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

Scream Scram 5K

Denver, Colorado, US
Scream Scram 5K
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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, and all runners snagging a great Under Armour shirt for participating, this event is for you! You wont want to miss the 17th Baltimore Running Festival!

The races can be combined with each other to create the Baltimoron title (a medaled race combo that includes a 5K race and a half-marathon on the same race day), as well as the King Crab combination of completion in three major running festivals in the region. For those who are very young or old, or who want to participate but have limitations, the festival offers a 0.5K race for all.Commitment to charitable works is key for the Baltimore Running Festival, which can help you to find a great cause to run for.

Baltimore Running Festival

Baltimore, Maryland, US
Baltimore Running Festival
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If you missed our 3rd Annual Great Donut in OC then Donut Worry! We're coming to the Inland Empire! Yipee! More locations and more donuts!

Yeaaah Baby! Thats Right Donut Lovers, EVERYONE gets DONUTS and we're not talkin 'bout ordinary store bought kind.... We're takin delicious, mouth watering, shut the front door.....Glee Donuts who werevoted Best Donut Shop in OC.

What are you waiting for? Come join us for the most delicious 5k event in the Inland Empire!

Lace up and get your Donut Game on! Run, walk or skip to the finish, just don't skip the donuts! Show your passion for donuts and get out there with your friends and family on this flat, scenic course with delicioius Donuts! Run, eat, repeat or Walk eat and eat! Any combo will do!

There's no need to speed through the course! Leave your cares behind! This is a non competitive 5k with no timing or clock. Prizes and awards will be given for best costumes and most entertaining eaters.

Great Donut Run

Chino, California, US
Great Donut Run
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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 cultural tradition. You will experience a great sense of community through a little exercise, art, music and a lot of fun.

Carrera de los Muertos – Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, US
Carrera de los Muertos – Los Angeles
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The Golden Gate Half is more than just a 13.1-mile run through San Francisco.

Rather, it is a spectacular journey through this stunning City by the Bay. The chance to run across the Golden Gate Bridge is an experience unlike any other, but it is far from the only breathtaking moment youll enjoy along the way.

The fun begins along the shore of the San Francisco Bay. Youll line up at the storied Muni Pier in Aquatic Park, where you can take in magnificent views of not only the Golden Gate Bridge, but also infamous Alcatraz. From there, youll trek through both the Marina and Presidio as the bridge draws ever closer.

Once you reach this masterpiece of cable and steel, youll first travel on the eastern walkway toward Vista Point and then head back to the City on the bridges western walkway. All the while, stretched out before you will be the extraordinary sights of both the San Francisco cityscape and coastline.

After you exit the bridge, the last leg of the half marathon follows the Golden Gate Promenade to Fort Point. Youll then head back through the Marina to Marina Green where countless locals and fellow runners will be cheering you on to the finish line!

Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5K

San Francisco, California, US
Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5K

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