Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Herbalife24 Triathlon25OCT
Herbalife24 TriathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Los Angeles32.0 mi • 25.8 mi • 22.0 mi • 17.6 mi • 9.8 mi • 3.1 mi$25 – $345(1)
- Great Inflatable Race - Las Vegas24OCT
Great Inflatable Race - Las Vegas5k ‧ North Las Vegas3.1 mi
- Run for the Hills 5K/10K24OCT
Run for the Hills 5K/10KRunning ‧ Buda6.2 mi • 3.1 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
- LMJS Fourth Sunday Race - October25OCT
LMJS Fourth Sunday Race - OctoberRunning ‧ Oakland9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run Ocean Isle Beach24OCT
Run Ocean Isle BeachRunning ‧ Ocean Isle Beach13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Saints And Sinners 5 K24OCT
Saints And Sinners 5 K5k ‧ Montgomery5.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- North Carolina Halloween Half Marathon 5 K25OCT
North Carolina Halloween Half Marathon 5 KRunning ‧ Fayetteville13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Grayhawk's Halloween 5K24OCT
Grayhawk's Halloween 5K5k ‧ Ste. Genevieve3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- St. Joe's Monster Dash24OCT
St. Joe's Monster Dash5k ‧ Hillsboro3.1 mi
- Heroes Run24OCT
Heroes RunRunning ‧ Shreveport13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Monster Mash Dash 5K25OCT
Monster Mash Dash 5K5k ‧ McLean3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Buffalo Run24OCT
Buffalo Run5k ‧ Elizabethton3.1 mi
- MAW's Cause 5K25OCT
MAW's Cause 5K5k ‧ Norris3.1 mi
- Rhodes Race at the Haunted Castle 5K24OCT
Rhodes Race at the Haunted Castle 5K5k ‧ Atlanta3.1 mi
- Stable Rock Winery Wine Run 5 K25OCT
Stable Rock Winery Wine Run 5 K5k ‧ Jefferson3.1 mi
- Creep N Crawl 10K/5K24OCT
Creep N Crawl 10K/5K5k ‧ Little Rock3.1 mi
- Westy Half & 5k25OCT
Westy Half & 5kRunning ‧ Westminster13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Spooky Sprint North KC25OCT
Spooky Sprint North KCRunning ‧ Lee's Summit13.1 mi • 3.1 mi$29
- Onward Shay Boise Marathon25OCT
Onward Shay Boise MarathonRunning ‧ Boise16.3 mi • 8.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- The Switchback Scamper25OCT
The Switchback ScamperRunning ‧ Jim Thorpe6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Run Thru Hell on Halloween25OCT
Run Thru Hell on HalloweenRunning ‧ Pinckney6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- YMCA Inter GHOS Tal 5 K24OCT
YMCA Inter GHOS Tal 5 K5k ‧ Myrtle Beach3.1 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.