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5k Runs

The findarace.com calendar lists hundreds of 5k races across the UK every year - there's almost one for every day of the year. 5km is one of the most popular race distances, and with a bit of training its relatively achievable for most ages, shapes and sizes - as a result they make perfect family fun runs that multiple generations can take part in and enjoy.

A 5k race is also a perfect goal for a beginner or new runner who hasn't taken part in an organised race before - it's a great, fun introduction to the raceday experience. 5k races are also popular with more seasoned runners looking to keep their running short, sharp, and fast - we list the fastest and flattest 5km races in the UK (as well as the craziest and hardest).

If you would prefer to run your 5k on your own (or at a convenient time and location for you) then check out our list of the best Virtual 5k runs.

Looking for the best 5km races? Sort the event list below by "Top Rated" (we have hundreds of genuine reviews and ratings from previous participants) - plus insights from the findarace.com experts to help you discover, compare and book the perfect race for you.

Looking for 5k Runs near you? Use the location buttons and filters to narrow down your search and find 5k runs near you - we list races all over the UK, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Scotland.

Looking for 5k races tomorrow or this weekend? Sort the event list below by "Date" to see the soonest races, but please note many races don't accept on-the-day entries, and Organisers often stop taking bookings a several days (and up to a week) before a race so they have time to organise race packs, bib numbers, medals, water etc. If you're super keen to run with others this weekend but have left it too late for a race then you could check your local parkrun to see if it is taking place.

So whether you want to pinpoint your first running goal, or you’re an experienced runner looking for a fast route to beat your 5k Personal Best (PB) check out our comprehensive 2022 - 2023 5k race calendar below!

Looking to get started with running but want to know a little more? Check out our top running tips for beginners or find out the benefits of running for 30 minutes.

5k Run Calendar 2022 - 2023

Cannock Chase The Sun 5k, 10k & 10 mile

Rugeley, Staffordshire
16 Aug 23
£24.00 - £26.00

RunThrough Kempton Park Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
19 Aug 23
£26.00 - £100.00

The Sun's on the Run - Sunrise to Sunset Challenge - 5k, 10k, Half, Full & Ultra Marathon

Suffolk Running Centre, Church Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5AX
19 Aug 23
£35.00 - £62.00

The Ciderthon: Half Marathon & 5K

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
19 Aug 23
£30.00 - £47.00

RunThrough Leeds Running Festival

Leeds, West Yorkshire
20 Aug 23
£21.00 - £100.00
4.5

Two Tunnels Railway Races

Bath, Bath and North East Somerset
20 Aug 23
£10.00 - £115.00
4.2

C-19 Plan

RunThrough Chase The Sun Wimbledon Common 5k & 10k

London
23 Aug 23
£25.00 - £100.00

RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark 1 Mile, 5k, 10k, 10 mile & Half marathon

London, Greater London
26 Aug 23
£10.00 - £100.00
4.4

Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Windsor, Buckinghamshire
27 Aug 23
£26.00 - £120.00
4.2

Derby Running Festival 2023 - 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Derby, Derbyshire
27 Aug 23
£24.00 - £140.00

RunThrough Run Media City 5k & 10k

Salford, Greater Manchester
31 Aug 23
£24.00 - £100.00
4.6

Bedford Running Festival

Bedford, Bedfordshire
02 Sep 23 - 03 Sep 23
£18.02 - £36.04
4.0

C-19 Plan

Goodwood Duathlon

Chichester, West Sussex
03 Sep 23
£45.00 - £50.00

Goodwood Motor Circuit 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Chichester, West Sussex
03 Sep 23
£26.00 - £140.00

RunThrough QE Olympic Park

London, Greater London
09 Sep 23
£26.00 - £100.00
4.6

Sandman Torchlight Trail

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey
09 Sep 23
£22.00 - £32.99

RunThrough Draycote Water Running Festival 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Rugby, Warwickshire
16 Sep 23
£24.00 - £100.00
3.8

The Hardwick Hobble – Autumn

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
16 Sep 23
£38.00
5.0

C-19 Plan

Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Manchester, Greater Manchester
17 Sep 23
£24.00 - £110.00
4.6

Birmingham Running festival 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
17 Sep 23
£24.00 - £120.00
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5K Run FAQs

What are the most popular 5km races right now?

The 5 most popular 5k races in the last 2 weeks on findarace.com are:

How many miles is a 5k?

A 5k race is roughly 3.1miles.

What's the average time to run 5k?

The average finish time for a 5k run in the UK is roughly 33 minutes.

How long should it take to run 5k?

A 30 minute target is a popular goal for beginner 5k runners, with intermediate runners often looking for a 24-26 minute finish time and experienced or "Club" runners often gunning for a sub 20 minute 5k. For context, the fastest 5km parkrun time is 13.48 by our friend Andy Baddeley of The Running Channel.

What's a good time to run 5k?

Ultimately a good time for a 5k run is a personal thing - run it as fast as you can without injuring yourself!


How many calories does a 5k run burn?

If you’re thinking of picking your first run challenge or just getting started, check out our article on all of the benefits of running for just 30 minutes.

There are lots of factors which impact this - especially weight and pace - but as a rough rule of thumb a 5k will burn 300-400 calories (approximately 100 calories per mile).

5k Charity Runs

Taking part in a 5k race is a great way to fundraise for charity. You can raise money for any charity at any 5k race that you enter on findarace.com , and we've made it easy for you to get in touch with some of the UK's most popular charities. Just select the charity you'd like to support when you make your booking and they will be in touch to help support your fundraising and training.

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