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How far is 5k?

Everyone can have a go

How far is a 5k?

Depending on your fitness, it takes between 45 minutes and an hour to walk 5 kilometres, which is just over 3 miles. If you took it at a steady jog, you’d be crossing the finish line in a cool half-hour. 

So gather your mum, grandad, colleagues or kids for this accessible distance. Everyone’s a winner – the one thing we’re beating is cancer.  

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