The best 5K races in the UK 2023

The best 5K races in the UK 2023

Gosport Golden Mile & 5k races

Gives you: 18 June

Location: gosport

With an out and back dash along the promenade, this course offers sea views and the potential for a quick time.

inflatable 5k races

Gives you: 1 July

Location: Bristol (also locations nationwide)

With inflatable obstacles and music zones, this is an obstacle course race with a difference. Whether you race it solo or just attempt to complete it with a group of friends, it looks like a fun challenging 5k race.

Blackpool Music Run

Gives you: 16 July

Location: blackpool

Organizers invite you to run, walk, play or dance your way around this 5k course that takes in Blackpool’s famous Golden Mile. The route will be packed with performers from across the UK to motivate you.

Standard and Chartered Great City Race

Gives you: July 18

Location: London

Set in the heart of London, this traffic-free race will take you past famous landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower 42 and the Bank of England.

Run Media City 5k & 10k

Gives you: 29 June, 27 July, 31 August and 28 September.

Location: salford

Set in Salford Quays, this 5k is a flat two-lap course. Held on the last Thursday of every month from April until September, there are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby to celebrate your race.

Quayside 5k & 3k Junior Race

Gives you: 9 August

Location: gateshead

This popular evening race features an A Race for runners aiming to run sub-20 minutes and open race with PB pacers for those looking to run their first 5k or run a new PB.

Ickworth Sunset Chase

8 September

Bury St Edmunds

This race starts at sunset and takes in the beautiful scenery of Ickworth Park National Trust country estate. The limestone park is a great introduction to off-road running. There are free race photos too!

castle 5k series

Date: 12 July, 9 August, 6 September

Location: Carlisle

This summer 5k race series is held on a flat and fast course with a finish on the track inside the Sheepmount Stadium.

Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k Races

Gives you: Last Friday of every month

Location: London

Held reliably on the last Friday of every month, this lunchtime race take place on a two-lap course in London’s Hyde Park and is organized by the Serpentine Running Club.

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