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- Palo Alto DOUBLE 8K (5+3) RUN/WALK Palo Alto 10K and UjENA 5K27SEP
Palo Alto DOUBLE 8K (5+3) RUN/WALK Palo Alto 10K and UjENA 5KRunning ‧ Palo Alto6.2 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi$50(3)
- Hamptons Marathon26SEP
Hamptons MarathonRunning ‧ Southampton26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- American Birkebeiner Trail Run & Trek26SEP
American Birkebeiner Trail Run & TrekRunning ‧ Hayward62.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Rise & Grind National Coffee Day 5K/10K26SEP
Rise & Grind National Coffee Day 5K/10KRunning ‧ Fredericksburg6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 5K Fun Run26SEP
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 5K Fun Run5k ‧ Galveston3.1 mi
- What’s On Tap 5k26SEP
What’s On Tap 5k5k ‧ Keller3.1 mi
- Remembrance Run - Honoring Iowa's Fallen27SEP
Remembrance Run - Honoring Iowa's Fallen5k ‧ West Des Moines3.1 mi
- Colorado Springs Marathon26SEP
Colorado Springs MarathonRunning ‧ Colorado Springs26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Run the Vineyards – Nissley Vineyards 5K27SEP
Run the Vineyards – Nissley Vineyards 5K5k ‧ Bainbridge3.1 mi
- Unite For HER26SEP
Unite For HER5k ‧ West Chester3.1 mi • 1.2 mi
- Adirondack Marathon26SEP
Adirondack MarathonRunning ‧ Schroon Lake26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(1)
- Empowered Women's Half-Marathon26SEP
Empowered Women's Half-MarathonRunning ‧ River Falls13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bond Brothers 5 K26SEP
Bond Brothers 5 K5k ‧ Cary3.1 mi
- Hot Pursuit 5 Miler 5 K26SEP
Hot Pursuit 5 Miler 5 K5k ‧ San Marcos5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Everyone Runs Catalina State Park Split Endz 5 & 10 Mile Trail Race and 5k Road Run27SEP
Everyone Runs Catalina State Park Split Endz 5 & 10 Mile Trail Race and 5k Road RunRunning ‧ Tucson10.0 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Helpers Fund 5K-10K Races26SEP
Helpers Fund 5K-10K RacesRunning ‧ Chestertown6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Manchester Invitational Cross Country Open Race26SEP
Manchester Invitational Cross Country Open Race5k ‧ Manchester3.1 mi
- Freedom 5 K26SEP
Freedom 5 K5k ‧ Chattanooga3.1 mi
- Jailbreak Marathon26SEP
Jailbreak MarathonRunning ‧ Wautoma26.2 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- CMP 5K Range Run26SEP
CMP 5K Range Run5k ‧ Talladega3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Run For The Hills26SEP
Run For The Hills5k ‧ Tipton3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Beulah Challenge Trail Run26SEP
Beulah Challenge Trail RunRunning ‧ Beulah Valley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Vulcan Materials Quarry Crusher Run - Kingsport26SEP
Vulcan Materials Quarry Crusher Run - KingsportRunning ‧ Kingsport6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Rut Run 5K26SEP
Rut Run 5K5k ‧ Estes Park3.1 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.