10K Races

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.

As a field, the legal community endures its fair share of lawyer jokes. But it's serious business when the American Heart Association teams up each year with Washington, D.C., attorneys to help raise awareness of stroke and heart disease at the Lawyers Have Heart 10K.

There are lots of 10K races run in America every year, but few of them are as colorful as the Bayou City Classic 10K. Could you run a race as part of a six-person chain?

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?

Looking for a nice, flat 10K where you can really show your stuff? The ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run in Houston might be a good bet. But the run is only the beginning of the party.

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.

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.

Seal Beach, Calif., hosts a couple of the most picturesque long-distance races in the U.S. The Seal Beach 5K/10K brings some 5,000 runners to this quiet seaside town on the first Saturday of every April.

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