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Participants sliding on an inflatable slide at the Muddy Runs 5K Inflatable Run - Bicester

5K Inflatable Run - Bicester

07 August 2021
South East
£20 - £30

The UK’s best Inflatable obstacle course has got even bigger, bouncier and more incredible. We now have 15 Gigantic…

  • Running
  • Muddy Runs
Participants in action at the Muddy Runs 5K Inflatable Run - Manchester

5K Inflatable Run - Manchester

04 September 2021
North West
£20 - £30

The Inflatable 5k is heading to Manchester on Sat. Sept 4th 2021. The UK's biggest and best Inflatable…

  • Running
  • Muddy Runs
Participants in action at the Muddy Runs 5K Inflatable Run - Nottingham

5K Inflatable Run - Nottingham

11 September 2021
East Midlands
£20 - £30

The Inflatable 5k is heading to Nottingham on the Saturday 11th Sept 2021. The UK's biggest and best…

  • Muddy Runs
Participants in action at the Muddy Runs Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast

11 September 2021
South East
Starting £66.00

Nuclear Blast is a 5km obstacle loaded multi-lap course over mixed, muddy terrain suitable for all levels of fitness.…

  • Running
  • Fun Run & Kids
  • Walking
People taking part in the kids Bubble Rush Bristol

Bubble Rush Bristol

11 September 2021
South West
£8 - £54

Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference – lots of colourful, soapy bubbles! You’ll start in a sea of foam and then…

  • Running
  • Fun Run & Kids
  • Walking
People taking part in the kids Bubble Rush Ipswich

Bubble Rush Ipswich

11 September 2021
East of England
£8 - £54

Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference – lots of colourful, soapy bubbles! You’ll start in a sea of foam and then…

  • Muddy Runs
A man in action at the Muddy Runs Nuclear Blackout

Nuclear Blackout

11 September 2021
South East
£66

Blackout is 5k multi-lap obstacle loaded night race. This race will launch you out of your comfort zone. It ‘ll lead…

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  • Fun Run & Kids
Trying to complete the monkey bars at Wild Warrior muddy run in Derby

Wild Warrior

18 September 2021
East Midlands
TBC

Get Wild this Summer. More amazing obstacles more mud, less running! Voted obstacle race of the year, this is the…

  • Running
  • Fun Run & Kids
  • Walking
Participants taking part in the kids Bubble Rush Stoke on Trent

Bubble Rush Stoke on Trent

18 September 2021
West Midlands
£8 - £54

Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference – lots of colourful, soapy bubbles! You’ll start in a sea of foam and then…

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A group of swimmers taking part in the Aviemore Triathlon triathlons

Aviemore Triathlon

19 September 2021
Scotland
£42 - £76

Welcome to the Aviemore Triathlon - an exciting, challenging, fun, and a little bit bonkers off-road Swim + Mountain…

  • Running
  • Muddy Runs
A crowd of people at the Muddy Runs 5K Inflatable Run - Cheltenham

5K Inflatable Run - Cheltenham

25 September 2021
South West
£20 - £30

The UK’s best Inflatable obstacle course has got even bigger, bouncier and more incredible. We now have 15 Gigantic…

  • Running
  • Fun Run & Kids
Children running on kids Baxters River Ness 5K Fun Run

Baxters River Ness 5K Fun Run

03 October 2021
Scotland
£12

If you’re new to running or looking for a shorter distance, the popular Baxters River Ness 5K could be the…

Why run a 5K?

For anyone looking to start their fitness journey, whatever your age, training for and taking part in a 5k race is a great place to begin. If you’ve never ran competitively before, a 5K run is probably the best way you can start your adventure, as you will experience something that is challenging, but not too tough. Even with just a few weeks of training you should be able to pull off a 5K run.

Aside from being a great way to keep active, there are plenty of other great benefits to running a 5K too. Firstly, if you’re looking to lose some weight through exercise, running a 5K is a great way to start increasing your heart rate and burning those calories. Another reason to sign up to a 5K race is that it’s a great way to raise money for a good cause, with plenty of charity 5k runs taking place near you and across the UK all year round. Finally, running your first 5K is a great way to get into longer distance running. Once you’ve caught the running bug you’ll soon be progressing on to 10K, half marathon and eventually marathon races!

5k Runs Near Me

Whilst there are plenty of high-profile running events taking place in the larger towns and cities in the UK, there are also plenty of opportunities to join a 5K run closer to home too. There are a number of 5K events springing up across the UK all the time, meaning that there is bound to be one that is easy and convenient for you to get to.

Another great benefit of running a local 5K is that it’s easier to get your friends and family involved too, whether they choose to run alongside you or cheer you on at the finish line. We list lots of 5K running events that take place all over the UK, so be sure to take a look for 5K runs near you using the search bar on the left. You can then filter races based on location and other options to find the perfect event for you.

Charity 5k runs near me and fundraising

As we’ve mentioned, running a 5K is a great way to raise some money for charity, and the race is a great length for people of all ages to get involved. As well as the well-known races, such as the Great Run series, there are a number of smaller events for people to get involved in too, and in fact many, many charities hold races throughout the year with the sole intention of raising money to help people.

Fundraising for a 5K is really easy to set up too. Many charities will provide you with a sponsor pack to get started once you sign up for a race, and you can also fundraise online and share your goals with your friends on social media. Running a 5K race near you is also a great way to show your support for locally based charities.

5K Charity races, as well as 10K Charity races, are some of the most popular events out there, so if you want to get into running then these are a great place to start!

How can I find charity 5K races near me?

So, if you’ve decided to take part in a 5K race to raise money for a charitable cause you may be wondering ‘How do I find a 5K near me?’. The answer is on our site! On our events page, you’ll find all sorts of fitness events that are happening all over the UK. The search bar on the left of the page can be used to help you find the perfect event. Once you’ve narrowed down the type of race you’re looking to take part in, a 5K in this case, you can then further refine the results by selecting your location and then choosing from a range of charities that you are interested in supporting.

If you’d like to support a charity that isn’t listed, you’re welcome to do that too! Be sure to check the website of your chosen charity to find out more about getting started with fundraising.

Most popular 5k races in the UK

As we’ve mentioned, as well as smaller, local 5K events, we also list some of the best known and loved event series on our site too. Our most popular searches include:

Royal Parks

The Royal Parks is a charity that looks after London’s largest green spaces such as Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St James’s Park, Bushy Park and The Regent’s Park, and Kensington Gardens. The Royal Parks running series takes runners through these beautiful green spaces with events ranging from 5K races to marathons.

London 5k Runs

London may be well known for its annual marathon, but did you know there are loads of 5K runs to sign up to in the capital too? We’ve got plenty listed on our events page so be sure to check it out!

5k Inflatable Run

If you’re looking to turn up the fun factor, an inflatable 5K run could be the right race for you. With an inflatable 5K race, you won’t just be running, you’ll be bouncing, jumping and springing your way to the finish line through a series of inflatable obstacles. These events are great for thrill-seekers!

 

Related Posts

Are you looking for some more information or advice about running a 5K? We’ve got plenty of informative articles in our blog that will tell you everything you need to know to get started. We’ve also got tips for training, burning calories through running and improving your race time. Get started with some of the articles below:

How long is a 5k run?

What is the average 5K time?

5k Running Tips

5K Training Plan

Calories burnt running a 5k

What to eat before a 5k Run

How to run a 5k faster