Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Girls on the Run - Bay Area30MAY
Girls on the Run - Bay Area5k ‧ Fremont3.1 mi
- Truckee Running Festival31MAY
Truckee Running FestivalRunning ‧ Truckee13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Lake Balboa Half Marathon31MAY
Lake Balboa Half MarathonRunning ‧ Los Angeles13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 – $75
- Keep Calm and Run To The Best You 5K30MAY
Keep Calm and Run To The Best You 5K5k ‧ Absecon3.1 mi
- Fostoria Band On the Run 5K30MAY
Fostoria Band On the Run 5K5k ‧ Fostoria3.1 mi
- South Fayette – Glow Run30MAY
South Fayette – Glow Run5k ‧ McDonald3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Crusader Classic 5K30MAY
Crusader Classic 5K5k ‧ Scranton3.1 mi
- River Run30MAY
River RunRunning ‧ Wichita6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 2.0 mi
- 13th Annual St. Margaret Mary School 5K30MAY
13th Annual St. Margaret Mary School 5K5k ‧ Penbrook3.1 mi$25
- Dexter-Ann Arbor Run31MAY
Dexter-Ann Arbor RunRunning ‧ Dexter13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Our Lady Of Hope Lions 5K31MAY
Our Lady Of Hope Lions 5K5k ‧ Camden County3.1 mi
- Freeport Flash 5K/10K30MAY
Freeport Flash 5K/10KRunning ‧ Sarver6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Nazareth 5K30MAY
Nazareth 5K5k ‧ Bardstown3.1 mi
- SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Trail Run30MAY
SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Trail RunHalf Marathon ‧ Temecula13.1 mi
- So Cal Wine Country Womens Half Marathon30MAY
So Cal Wine Country Womens Half MarathonRunning ‧ Temecula13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- The Riley Farm Rescue Virtual Run/Walk 5k30MAY
The Riley Farm Rescue Virtual Run/Walk 5k5k ‧ Connecticut3.1 mi$15 – $25
- Luke Holler 5K30MAY
Luke Holler 5K5k ‧ Bulverde3.1 mi
- Rock N Glow 5K30MAY
Rock N Glow 5K5k ‧ Manheim3.1 mi • 0.5 mi
- Bobcat Marathon31MAY
Bobcat MarathonRunning ‧ Proctorville31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Starlight Run 5K30MAY
Starlight Run 5K5k ‧ Portland3.1 mi
- Miles For Matt 5 K30MAY
Miles For Matt 5 K5k ‧ Troutman3.1 mi
- Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon30MAY
Virginia Wine Country Half MarathonRunning ‧ Purcellville6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Just for J Glow Run30MAY
Just for J Glow Run5k ‧ Keller3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Best Damn Leftover 5K30MAY
Best Damn Leftover 5K5k ‧ Safety Harbor3.1 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.