10K races require endurance and dedication but are far less grueling than marathons. They're common events and you can usually find one in your area every few weeks. Check out this section to learn about the most popular 10K races today.
Each spring, serious runners from around the world travel to Richmond, Va., for a shot at a personal-best time on the friendly and flat course of the Monument Avenue 10K. But, aside from the actual competition, the event draws thousands of participants and spectators looking to take part in an atmosphere that includes costumes and roadside bands.
Every year, Minneapolis kicks off spring with a 10K run known as the Get in Gear 10K.What's the race like? Are you up for a run in the brisk Minnesota air in late April?
Imagine hundreds of thousands of runners from every walk of life and every skill level taking part in one 10K race at the same time. That's exactly the idea behind the Nike+ Human Race.
By Debra Ronca
What event has 55,000 people consuming 34 million calories in just a few hours? Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race, of course! How did this event become the world's largest 10K -- and why is it so popular? Let's find out.
By Josh Briggs