Nearby 5k RunsSee all
- Tri-Span 5k & 10k11JUL
Tri-Span 5k & 10kRunning ‧ Wilmington6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Parlor City 5K11JUL
Parlor City 5K5k ‧ Binghamton3.1 mi • 0.1 mi
- Elsie Dairy Dash11JUL
Elsie Dairy Dash5k ‧ Elsie3.1 mi
- Women's Distance Festival 5K / Run After The Women 5K11JUL
Women's Distance Festival 5K / Run After The Women 5K5k ‧ Annapolis3.1 mi
- Sand Creek Half Marathon11JUL
Sand Creek Half MarathonRunning ‧ Denver13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Running Virtual Run - Week Five11JUL
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Running Virtual Run - Week FiveRunning ‧6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$30
- Sour Apple half marathon & 5k12JUL
Sour Apple half marathon & 5kRunning ‧ Smithfield13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Pershing Fire 5K11JUL
Pershing Fire 5K5k ‧ Freetown3.1 mi
- Kerstetter 5K11JUL
Kerstetter 5K5k ‧ Elyria3.1 mi
- NAMI Sauk Area 5K11JUL
NAMI Sauk Area 5K5k ‧ Sterling3.1 mi
- Spooner Stampede11JUL
Spooner StampedeRunning ‧ Spooner6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
- Kent Cornucopia Days 5k11JUL
Kent Cornucopia Days 5k5k ‧ Kent3.1 mi
- Strawberry Shortcake Shuffle11JUL
Strawberry Shortcake Shuffle5k ‧ Damariscotta3.1 mi
- Women’s Distance Festival 5K Run/Walk11JUL
Women’s Distance Festival 5K Run/Walk5k ‧ Congers3.1 mi
- Fat Sass Switchback Challenge11JUL
Fat Sass Switchback Challenge5k ‧ Essex County3.1 mi
- Race to Save the Harvest11JUL
Race to Save the Harvest5k ‧ Salem3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Moonlight Bootlegger 5k – Greensboro, NC11JUL
Moonlight Bootlegger 5k – Greensboro, NC5k ‧ Pleasant Garden3.1 mi
- Race to be Drug-Free in the Heat of Summer 5K11JUL
Race to be Drug-Free in the Heat of Summer 5K5k ‧ Casper Mountain3.1 mi$10 – $25
- Bridge of Lions 5K11JUL
Bridge of Lions 5K5k ‧ St. Augustine3.1 mi
- Christmas in July 5K Walk/Run11JUL
Christmas in July 5K Walk/Run5k ‧ Albemarle3.1 mi
- Road Hawg Classic 5K/10K11JUL
Road Hawg Classic 5K/10KRunning ‧ Battle Creek6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Summer Extravaganza11JUL
Summer ExtravaganzaRunning ‧ Waynesboro6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Tawas Kiwanis Run By The Bay 5k11JUL
Tawas Kiwanis Run By The Bay 5k5k ‧ East Tawas3.1 mi
- Tri Span 10 K 5 K11JUL
Tri Span 10 K 5 KRunning ‧ Wilmington6.2 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.