How far is 10k?

Anyone can do 10k with a bit of training

If you have taken part in a 5k Race for Life before, maybe this year you want to up the challenge? Or maybe 10k is a distance that is better suited to you?

10 kilometres is just over six miles, which may sound a little daunting, but is an achievable challenge for anyone with a bit of training.

We have nearly a hundred 10k events taking place up and down the country this year so the first step is to find an event and enter – and show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink.

So exactly how far is 10k?

10k is …

  • walking the circular Postbrige walk in Dartmoor
  • a stroll along the Grand Union Canal in central London
  • a trip through Bristol from Bedminster Library to Ashton Court Mansion
  • strolling along the River Tyne in Newcastle
  • a wander around Holyrood Park in Edinburgh
  • walking from the Millennium Centre in Cardiff to Mermaid Quay, twice
  • twice round Manchester University's campus
  • a jaunt along Beachy Head from Eastbourne to Birling Gap
  • walking up and down Northern Ireland's Bangor beach three times

Training for your 10k

We’ve joined forces with our training partner, Kiqplan™, to create training plans to help you get race ready for your 10k event.

So whether you consider yourself a beginner or intermediate runner we have a training plan for you.

Need a little extra help? Why not download our free Race for Life app. It’s full of training tips, motivational stories and keeps you up to date on the latest news.

Up the challenge

Think you can go a little further? We are holding the first ever women-only Half Marathon this October. Find out more about this event.

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