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How far is 5k?

Routes that everyone can enjoy

How far is a 5k?

Five kilometres is just over three miles, or about the same length as a walk with the dog, a spot of sightseeing or a shopping trip.

This accessible distance is what makes Race for Life the perfect event to take part in with your friends and family.

    Join the Race for Life 5k

    Now you know how far 5k is, why not find an event to enter? Race for Life events are completely non-competitive - there's no pressure to finish in a certain time.

    We have more than 170 Race for Life 5k events taking place across the country in 2020. Use the box below to find your nearest event or 


    Or join the 10k route

    RFL 10K

    If you'd prefer a longer route, why not join the Race for Life 10k?