Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Run for the Hills 5K/10K24OCT
Run for the Hills 5K/10KRunning ‧ Buda6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Jonathan Slusher Memorial 5k11OCT
Jonathan Slusher Memorial 5k5k ‧ Lebanon Township3.1 mi
- Hot Cocoa Classic 5K & Marshmallow Mountain Mile7NOV
Hot Cocoa Classic 5K & Marshmallow Mountain Mile5k ‧ Brighton4.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Iron Dog 5K10OCT
Iron Dog 5K5k ‧ Knoxville3.1 mi
- Twilight Red Rock 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5K17OCT
Twilight Red Rock 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5KRunning ‧ Las Vegas13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Prairie Fire Wichita Fall Marathon11OCT
Prairie Fire Wichita Fall MarathonRunning ‧ Wichita13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Upton VFW Run to Remember 5K3OCT
Upton VFW Run to Remember 5K5k ‧ Upton3.1 mi
- C Ha D Half Marathon18OCT
C Ha D Half MarathonRunning ‧ Hanover13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Crest Best Run Fest10OCT
Crest Best Run FestRunning ‧ Wildwood Crest10.0 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Beach to Beer 5K17OCT
Beach to Beer 5K5k ‧ Colonial Beach3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- City of Manchester Marathon/Half Marathon7NOV
City of Manchester Marathon/Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Manchester26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- University City Turkey Trot 5K26NOV
University City Turkey Trot 5K5k ‧ Charlotte3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$20
- Bethel Turkey Trot28NOV
Bethel Turkey Trot5k ‧ Bethel3.1 mi
- Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon21NOV
Norfolk Harbor Half MarathonRunning ‧ Norfolk13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Rugged Maniac - SoCal (Temecula)21NOV
Rugged Maniac - SoCal (Temecula)5k ‧ Temecula3.1 mi
- Toss Your Turkey 5K26NOV
Toss Your Turkey 5K5k ‧ Pottstown3.1 mi
- Run For The Stripes7NOV
Run For The Stripes5k ‧ Philadelphia3.1 mi
- Cleveland Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5K22NOV
Cleveland Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5KRunning ‧ Strongsville13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Color Me Purple 5 K3OCT
Color Me Purple 5 K5k ‧ Durant3.1 mi
- Valley of Fire Backcountry14NOV
Valley of Fire BackcountryRunning ‧ Las Vegas31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Parvin Turkey Trot26NOV
Parvin Turkey Trot5k ‧ Pittsgrove Township3.1 mi
- Zombie Chase 5k24OCT
Zombie Chase 5k5k ‧ Collingswood3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Harrington Park 5K Fall Spectacular — Run/Walk24OCT
Harrington Park 5K Fall Spectacular — Run/Walk5k ‧ Harrington Park3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Kings Run21NOV
Kings Run5k ‧ Haddonfield3.1 mi • 0.6 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.