Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Hot Chocolate Columbus 15 & 5k22NOV
Hot Chocolate Columbus 15 & 5k5k ‧ Columbus9.3 mi • 3.1 miC-19 Plan
- The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K21NOV
The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10KRunning ‧ Santa Rosa26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi(1)
- Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run21NOV
Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance RunRunning ‧ Santa Barbara50.0 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- WRC Turkey Trot 5k22NOV
WRC Turkey Trot 5k5k ‧ Sierra Vista3.1 mi
- Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon21NOV
Norfolk Harbor Half MarathonRunning ‧ Norfolk13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Rugged Maniac - SoCal (Temecula)21NOV
Rugged Maniac - SoCal (Temecula)5k ‧ Temecula3.1 mi
- Cleveland Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5K22NOV
Cleveland Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5KRunning ‧ Strongsville13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Kings Run21NOV
Kings Run5k ‧ Haddonfield3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Turkey Trails22NOV
Turkey TrailsRunning ‧ Albuquerque6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Turkey Trails Jackson21NOV
Turkey Trails JacksonRunning ‧ Madison6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Flying Horse Half Marathon21NOV
Flying Horse Half MarathonRunning ‧ Anthony13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- 3 Mayor 5 K21NOV
3 Mayor 5 K5k ‧ Vincent3.1 mi
- Turkey Trails 5k/10k Omaha22NOV
Turkey Trails 5k/10k OmahaRunning ‧ Omaha6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Newton Turkey Trot21NOV
Newton Turkey Trot5k ‧ Newton3.1 mi
- Middlebury Turkey Trot22NOV
Middlebury Turkey TrotRunning ‧ Middlebury6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Turkey Trails Austin21NOV
Turkey Trails AustinRunning ‧ Round Rock6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Operation Changing Lives 5k Run/Walk21NOV
Operation Changing Lives 5k Run/Walk5k ‧ Ponce Inlet3.1 mi
- Brown County Hilly Half21NOV
Brown County Hilly HalfRunning ‧ Nashville13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Pumpkin Spice21NOV
Pumpkin SpiceRunning ‧ Fort Worth13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 3.1 mi
- Naples Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5K21NOV
Naples Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5KRunning ‧ Naples13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Turkey Can Can21NOV
Turkey Can Can5k ‧ Sterling3.1 mi • 2.0 mi
- Turkey Trot Predict21NOV
Turkey Trot Predict5k ‧ Colorado Springs3.1 mi
- Turkey Trails North Denver22NOV
Turkey Trails North DenverRunning ‧ Denver6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Jenison Turkey Trot21NOV
Jenison Turkey Trot5k ‧ Georgetown Township3.1 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.