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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

Cheltenham Triathlon 2023

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
17 Sep 23
£43.00 - £59.00

RunThrough Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k

London, Greater London
20 Sep 23
£25.00 - £100.00
3.8

Running Grand Prix Bedford 5k, 10k, Half, 16 Mile, 20 Mile & Full Marathon

Bedford, Bedfordshire
24 Sep 23
£26.00 - £35.00

RunThrough Chase The Moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k

London, Greater London
27 Sep 23
£25.00 - £120.00
5.0

RunThrough Run Media City 5k & 10k

Salford, Greater Manchester
28 Sep 23
£24.00 - £100.00
4.6

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Liverpool, Merseyside
01 Oct 23
£24.00 - £120.00

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Inverness, Highland Council
01 Oct 23
£60.00

RunThrough Chase The Moon Olympic Park 5k & 10k

London, Greater London
04 Oct 23
£25.00 - £100.00
4.9

Run Dorney 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Windsor, Buckinghamshire
07 Oct 23
£26.00 - £120.00
4.7

Run Bournemouth

Bournemouth, Dorset
07 Oct 23 - 08 Oct 23
£14.00 - £41.75
4.5

RunThrough Chase The Moon Battersea Park 5k & 10k

London, Greater London
11 Oct 23
£25.00 - £120.00

Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

London
14 Oct 23
£26.00 - £125.00

Great Eastern Run

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
15 Oct 23
£10.90 - £36.00

RunThrough Battersea Park 5k & 10K

London, Greater London
21 Oct 23
£26.00 - £120.00
4.9

LEICESTERSHIRE RUNNING FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 2023

Loughborough, Leicestershire
22 Oct 23
£24.00 - £100.00

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

London, Greater London
28 Oct 23
Free - £100.00
4.4

The Maverick ARUK Original Suffolk

Woodbridge, Suffolk
28 Oct 23
Free - £42.40

C-19 Plan

Chepstow Steeplechase - 10km, 5km & 3km Mini Run

Chepstow, Gwent
29 Oct 23
£20.00 - £35.00
3.5

C-19 Plan

The Pierrepont Plod - Autumn 2023

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
29 Oct 23
£38.00
5.0

C-19 Plan

RunThrough Chase The Moon Olympic Park 5k & 10k

London, Greater London
01 Nov 23
£25.00 - £100.00
4.9
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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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