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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 2024 - 2025 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 2024 - 2025

The Salmon Run Ultra, Relay and 5k

Exmouth, Devon
29 Sep 24
£5.00 - £40.00

Run Kent- Tonbridge Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Tonbridge, Kent
29 Sep 24
£26.00 - £162.00

The One in the Park - Greenwich

Greenwich Park, Great Cross Ave, London SE10 8EJ
29 Sep 24
£25.00

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Inverness, Highland Council
29 Sep 24
£63.00

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Liverpool, Merseyside
29 Sep 24
£26.00 - £170.00
4.6

Birch Challenge

Rugeley, Staffordshire
01 Oct 24
£37.00

Chasing Numbers Run Oct 2024

Egham, Surrey
04 Oct 24
£24.00 - £34.00
4.6

Greenwich Park 5k, 10k & Juniors- October 2024

London
05 Oct 24
£7.00 - £122.00
3.5

Legless 5K Beer Challenge

Altrincham, Cheshire
05 Oct 24
£45.00

I'm Too Sexy For This Running Shirt

Staines, Middlesex
05 Oct 24
£27.00 - £40.00

Tatton Park 5k & 10k

Knutsford, Cheshire
05 Oct 24
£24.00 - £120.00
4.7

Run Yorkshire Roundhay 5k/10k/Half

Leeds, West Yorkshire
06 Oct 24
£15.00 - £28.00

The Rasselbock Run - Sherwood Pines - Autumn 2024

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
06 Oct 24
£39.50
5.0

VICTORIA PARK 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON

London
06 Oct 24
£28.00 - £152.00
4.6

Jelly Cat Run

Staines, Middlesex
06 Oct 24
£27.00 - £40.00

PHOENIX RunDay Monday Night 10 - 5K, 10k, Half Marathon Races

Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex
07 Oct 24
£15.00 - £25.00

PHOENIX Fridays - Oktober Fest Friday

Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex
11 Oct 24
£26.00 - £33.00

Run Bournemouth

Bournemouth, Dorset
12 Oct 24 - 13 Oct 24
£14.50 - £43.25
4.5

LEE VALLEY VELOPARK - MILE, 5K, 10K, 10 MILE & HALF MARATHON

London, Greater London
12 Oct 24
Free - £122.00
4.5

Cannock Chase Running Festival

Rugeley, Staffordshire
13 Oct 24
£7.00 - £112.00
5.0
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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.