In the UK there are more 5k runs than any other distance, thanks to the accessibility of the distance and also to the popularity of Parkruns. 5k really is a distance for all ages, shapes and sizes. Completing a 5k run is the perfect goal for those looking to enter their first race. 5k races are also popular with more seasoned runners looking to keep their running short, sharp, and fast.
The Find a Race calendar lists over 800 5k races across the UK every year. So whether you want to pinpoint your first running goal, or you’re an experienced runner looking for a fast 5k to get your legs moving check out our comprehensive 2021/2022 5k race calendar below: you’ll find a race that’s perfect for you.
You can also buy 5k race entries for your friends and family - just look for events marked "Gift this Race" - and see our gifts for runners page for more details.