5K Races

5K races are fairly short and are therefore much easier to organize and establish. Check out this section to learn about the most popular 5K races around the country.


Meaghan Latone was 35 when she learned she had lung cancer. Less than two years later, the wife and nonsmoking mother of two was dead, but not before helping create a charity race to help awareness and research funds for the disease that took her life.

Athens, Ga., has more to offer than just the Georgia Bulldogs and a rocking local music scene. Over the past two decades, this northeast Georgia city has become a destination for running enthusiasts who take part in the annual Athens Twilight 5K.

Springtime usually means warm weather and long, lazy days, but in Bucks County, Penn., the onset of spring means that it's also running season -- and time for the Bucks 5K Series.

Although you probably don't associate Thomas Edison with running, a 5K race is a highlight of a Florida festival held annually in his honor. Why do the race and festivities celebrate the famed inventor's life?

At first the Ipswich 5K seems like any other race. But that's until the runners take off after a police officer dressed in a gorilla costume.

If you're in Morristown, N.J. on St. Patrick's Day, the top of the morning is the best time for a run. Since its inception in 2004, the town's annual 5K race has grown to offer something for almost everyone, including a parade and pub crawl.