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- City Beer Runs - Standard Deviant Brewing18OCT
City Beer Runs - Standard Deviant BrewingRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- CHaD HERO18OCT
CHaD HERORunning ‧ Hanover13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Ironclad Half Marathon17OCT
Ironclad Half MarathonRunning ‧ Kinston13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Miles for Kyle 5K18OCT
Miles for Kyle 5K5k ‧ Swampscott3.1 mi
- Hartland Harvest Run17OCT
Hartland Harvest Run5k ‧ Hartland3.1 mi • 2.0 mi
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver17OCT
Rock ‘n’ Roll DenverRunning ‧ Denver13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 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
- Beach to Beer 5K17OCT
Beach to Beer 5K5k ‧ Colonial Beach3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- C Ha D Half Marathon18OCT
C Ha D Half MarathonRunning ‧ Hanover13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Fair Election 5K18OCT
Fair Election 5K5k ‧ Falmouth3.1 mi
- 7 Bridges Marathon18OCT
7 Bridges MarathonRunning ‧ Chattanooga26.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Goliath at the Gorge17OCT
Goliath at the GorgeMulti-Sport ‧ Hampton6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Harvest Trail 5 K18OCT
Harvest Trail 5 K5k ‧ Ayden3.1 mi
- The Bank of Fincastle Fall 5K & 10K17OCT
The Bank of Fincastle Fall 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Fincastle6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- The Snohomish River Run17OCT
The Snohomish River RunRunning ‧ Snohomish32.4 mi • 29.3 mi • 26.2 mi • 19.3 mi • 16.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Lititz 5 K For Life17OCT
Lititz 5 K For Life5k ‧ Lititz3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Bridge Day 5 K17OCT
Bridge Day 5 K5k ‧ Fayetteville3.1 mi
- Michael E Walsh Memorial 5K18OCT
Michael E Walsh Memorial 5KRunning ‧ Hartford0.2 mi
- Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Run18OCT
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin RunRunning ‧ Half Moon Bay6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Camp Amigo 5K Trail Run17OCT
Camp Amigo 5K Trail Run5k ‧ Sturgis3.1 mi
- This Run's For Jack 5K18OCT
This Run's For Jack 5K5k ‧ Glen Ellyn3.1 mi
- Run With The Nuns18OCT
Run With The Nuns5k ‧ Lemont3.1 mi
- Strides for DisABILITY17OCT
Strides for DisABILITY5k ‧ Long Beach3.1 mi
- Omars Dream Run18OCT
Omars Dream RunRunning ‧ San Jose6.2 mi • 3.1 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.