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How far is 5k?

An achievable distance for all women

Women at Race for Life

5 kilometres is just over three miles, which isn't that much further than when you walk your dog, go sightseeing or go on a shopping trip.

This is why Race for Life 5k events make the perfect race to take part in with all your friends and family, regardless of age or fitness.

    Take on a Race for Life 5k

    Now you know 5k is an achievable distance why not take the first step to the finish line and find an event to enter. Race for Life events are non-competitive so you can choose to walk, jog or run - there's no pressure to finish in a certain time.

    We have over 170 Race for Life 5k events taking place across the country this year. Use the box below to find your nearest event or 


    Or take the 10k challenge

    RFL 10K

    Reckon you can double the distance (and the fun) with a Race for Life 10k event? 

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