Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Aloha Run – Long Beach2AUG
Aloha Run – Long BeachRunning ‧ Long Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(2)
- Golden Gate 10K, UjENA 5K and DOUBLE 8K2AUG
Golden Gate 10K, UjENA 5K and DOUBLE 8KRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi(2)
- Truckee Half Marathon1AUG
Truckee Half MarathonRunning ‧ Truckee13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Fred Kaley Road Race1AUG
Fred Kaley Road Race5k ‧ Greencastle5.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Back to Basics 5K2AUG
Back to Basics 5K5k ‧ Burleson3.1 mi
- Aaron Henderson Memorial 5K1AUG
Aaron Henderson Memorial 5K5k ‧ Houlton3.1 mi
- E T Full Moon Midnight Marathon 1 2 10 K 51 K1AUG
E T Full Moon Midnight Marathon 1 2 10 K 51 KRunning ‧ Alamo31.7 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Walnut Beach Ice Cream Run (5K) Benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of MIlford2AUG
Walnut Beach Ice Cream Run (5K) Benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of MIlford5k ‧ Milford3.1 mi
- Frederick Women’s Distance Festival1AUG
Frederick Women’s Distance Festival5k ‧ Frederick3.1 mi
- Hot Summer's Night1AUG
Hot Summer's Night5k ‧ Columbia3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Arbor Ridge Trail Race1AUG
Arbor Ridge Trail Race5k ‧ Janesville9.9 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Border War 5K Beer Fest1AUG
Border War 5K Beer Fest5k ‧ Kenosha3.1 mi
- Summer Georgetown 5K/10K/10M2AUG
Summer Georgetown 5K/10K/10MRunning ‧ Washington10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Independence Wine Run 5 K2AUG
Independence Wine Run 5 K5k ‧ Independence3.1 mi
- The Rising Sun Run1AUG
The Rising Sun RunRunning ‧ Kentucky100.0 mi • 3.1 mi$30 – $45
- Run for Relief 5K1AUG
Run for Relief 5K5k ‧ Dalton3.1 mi
- 5K Rudi1AUG
5K Rudi5k ‧ Albuquerque3.1 mi
- Ingham-Okoboji Fun Run1AUG
Ingham-Okoboji Fun Run5k ‧ Milford3.1 mi
- Hanover Harvest Festival 5K1AUG
Hanover Harvest Festival 5K5k ‧ Hanover3.1 mi
- HogWild 5K2AUG
HogWild 5K5k ‧ Bloomington3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- High Mountain Half1AUG
High Mountain HalfRunning ‧ Pinetop-Lakeside13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Wapsi 5K1AUG
Wapsi 5K5k ‧ Riceville13.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run It 5 K1AUG
Run It 5 K5k ‧ Whitehall3.1 mi
- F.A.T. Girls Virtual Run 2AUG
F.A.T. Girls Virtual RunRunning ‧ Chicago13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$39 – $49
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.