Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Sun's Out Run's Out 9AUG
Sun's Out Run's Out5k ‧ San Mateo3.1 mi • 1.0 mi • 0.6 mi$5 – $52
- NYCRUNS Governors Island 5K & 10K8AUG
NYCRUNS Governors Island 5K & 10KRunning ‧ New York6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45
- 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
- Beat the Heat8AUG
Beat the HeatRunning ‧ Bellevue13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- LEAF Art Dash 5K8AUG
LEAF Art Dash 5K5k ‧ Asheville3.1 mi
- Gravity Hill 5K8AUG
Gravity Hill 5K5k ‧ Shullsburg3.1 mi
- Viking Dash Trail Run: Hell9AUG
Viking Dash Trail Run: HellRunning ‧ Gregory13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Rush Springs Watermelon Festival Watermelon 5k/10k8AUG
Rush Springs Watermelon Festival Watermelon 5k/10kRunning ‧ Rush Springs6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Twins Days 5K9AUG
Twins Days 5K5k ‧ Twinsburg3.1 mi
- Kiltd 5 K8AUG
Kiltd 5 K5k ‧ Binghamton3.1 mi
- Ark Angel 5 K8AUG
Ark Angel 5 K5k ‧ Fort Smith3.1 mi
- Historic Lincoln Alabama 5K Run8AUG
Historic Lincoln Alabama 5K Run5k ‧ Lincoln3.1 mi
- Summer Fletcher's 5K/10K8AUG
Summer Fletcher's 5K/10KRunning ‧ Washington6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Tiki Beach 5K/10K9AUG
Tiki Beach 5K/10KRunning ‧ Huntington Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Dairy Cares Kickin It With The Cows8AUG
Dairy Cares Kickin It With The CowsRunning ‧ De Pere6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Fence Stile Vineyards And Winery Wine Run 5 K8AUG
Fence Stile Vineyards And Winery Wine Run 5 K5k ‧ Excelsior Springs3.1 mi
- Evansville Wine Run 5 K9AUG
Evansville Wine Run 5 K5k ‧ Evansville3.1 mi
- The SWW at Francis Stevens Tiger Athletics Virtual 5K8AUG
The SWW at Francis Stevens Tiger Athletics Virtual 5K5k ‧ Washington3.1 mi$25
- Vinings Down Hill 5K8AUG
Vinings Down Hill 5K5k ‧ Atlanta3.1 mi • 0.6 mi(1)
- Hop River 5K & 10K8AUG
Hop River 5K & 10K10k ‧ Andover6.2 mi
- Rescue Run8AUG
Rescue Run5k ‧ Milford Charter Township3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron 10k, 5k & 1-mile Fun Run8AUG
Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron 10k, 5k & 1-mile Fun RunRunning ‧ Port Huron6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Hot Trot8AUG
Hot TrotRunning ‧ Dallas13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Summers End 5 000 10 0008AUG
Summers End 5 000 10 0005k ‧ Winder3.1 mi • 1.0 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.