5k

A 5k is the term typically used to refer to a race run on a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) track. Though such races can be challenging if the runner aims for a low time, the distance is not nearly as long as a marathon and is thus considered a more beginner-friendly distance. Find out more about 5k races, including training tips, here:

How to Run Your Best 5K Ever
Want to run a 5K, but not sure where to start? Here's your go-to guide to run that perfect first race!
A well-planned taper is one the keys to having a great race. Check out these five tips to taper in preparation for an awesome race.
What motivates Rick and Dick Hoyt to complete hundreds of races together, despite Rick's immobility? Inspiration. Dare you to watch this and not be completely and overwhelmingly moved.

Last weekend, The Greatist Team added some color to the day at The Color Run NYC. See how we did at the so-called “happiest 5K on the planet.”

Running a 5 kilometer race? Blast through every step with our Greatist 5k playlist, guaranteed to make the time (and turf) fly by.

Running isn't for everyone, but with this beginner-friendly program, that 5K finish line is well within reach.

Running isn't for everyone, but with this beginner-friendly program, that 5K finish line is well within reach.

Running a 5 kilometer race? Blast through every step with our Greatist 5k playlist, guaranteed to make the time (and turf) fly by.

Last weekend, The Greatist Team added some color to the day at The Color Run NYC. See how we did at the so-called “happiest 5K on the planet.”

What motivates Rick and Dick Hoyt to complete hundreds of races together, despite Rick's immobility? Inspiration. Dare you to watch this and not be completely and overwhelmingly moved.
A well-planned taper is one the keys to having a great race. Check out these five tips to taper in preparation for an awesome race.
How to Run Your Best 5K Ever
Want to run a 5K, but not sure where to start? Here's your go-to guide to run that perfect first race!