5k Running:
Guides And Training Resources

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner, looking for a 5k training plan to get started or advice to reach your next PR . . . we’ve got you covered.

Running 5k – around 3.1 miles – is an excellent measure of your running fitness.

Beginners use the 5 kilometer distance as a goal to reach, while experienced runners use their 5k time as a measure of their running fitness.

Below you’ll find all our 5k running resources, including our uber-popular couch to 5k guide and plan, as well as specific guides for time-based 5k goals, and much more advice – whether training for your first 5k or aiming to hit a new PR.


Couch To 5k Resources:

couch to 5k training plan & running tips for your 1st 5k

Couch To 5K: Complete Training Plan And Running Guide

Here’s our comprehensive Couch To 5k guide, covering everything a beginner might want to know about the process. Our 2 free training plans – 8 weeks and 12 weeks – have become some of the most popular ones online. Read more . . .

Check out our free-to-download, printable Couch to 5k Training Plans too:

Couch To 5k 8 weeks
Couch To 5k 4 weeks

5k Training Tips And Advice:


Time-Based 5k Training Guides and Plans:


Stats and Information about Running 5k:


5k-specific Workouts And Training Modalities:


Further Useful Guides And Advice: