Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- City Beer Runs - Standard Deviant Brewing18OCT
City Beer Runs - Standard Deviant BrewingRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$37
- City Beer Runs - Seven Stills Brewery13DEC
City Beer Runs - Seven Stills BreweryRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$37
- Napa Valley Turkey Chase18NOV
Napa Valley Turkey ChaseRunning ‧ Napa6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Kiwanis Resolution Run 5K and 10K1JAN2021
Kiwanis Resolution Run 5K and 10KRunning ‧ Mountain View6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35
- Run Wild - San Francisco6DEC
Run Wild - San Francisco5k ‧ San Francisco3.1 mi • 0.0 mi$5 – $42
- Great Trail Race4OCT
Great Trail Race5k ‧ Truckee21.5 mi • 17.9 mi • 17.2 mi
- The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K13DEC
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Zoom Quarry Lakes13DEC
Zoom Quarry LakesRunning ‧ Fremont26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$15 – $60
- LifeCare Fitness Center / Banner Creek Individual / TeamTriathlon20NOV2023
LifeCare Fitness Center / Banner Creek Individual / TeamTriathlonRunning ‧ Holton6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Bridge 2 Beach – Algonac, MI8AUG
Bridge 2 Beach – Algonac, MIRunning ‧ Algonac13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- WRC Turkey Trot 5k22NOV
WRC Turkey Trot 5k5k ‧ Sierra Vista3.1 mi
- Fred Kaley Road Race1AUG
Fred Kaley Road Race5k ‧ Greencastle5.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Run to the Moon18JUL
Run to the MoonRunning ‧ Wapakoneta6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Idaho Falls Marathon25JUL
Idaho Falls MarathonRunning ‧ Idaho Falls26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Hoffman Estates Half Marathon18JUL
Hoffman Estates Half MarathonRunning ‧ Hoffman Estates13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Beat the Heat8AUG
Beat the HeatRunning ‧ Bellevue13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Boot Scootin Boogie 5K15AUG
Boot Scootin Boogie 5K5k ‧ Londonderry3.1 mi
- Coronado Optimist Sports Fiesta25JUL
Coronado Optimist Sports FiestaMulti-Sport ‧ Coronado16.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Tour de Elvis 5K24JUL
Tour de Elvis 5K5k ‧ Albemarle3.1 mi
- LEAF Art Dash 5K8AUG
LEAF Art Dash 5K5k ‧ Asheville3.1 mi
- Gravity Hill 5K8AUG
Gravity Hill 5K5k ‧ Shullsburg3.1 mi
- Pursuit of a Cure 5K6AUG
Pursuit of a Cure 5K5k ‧ Trempealeau County3.1 mi
- WRC Christmas in July 5K26JUL
WRC Christmas in July 5K5k ‧ Sierra Vista3.1 mi
- Challenge Cancer 5K18JUL
Challenge Cancer 5K5k ‧ Andover3.1 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.