So you are thinking about running a 5k? The 5k race is the most popular distance run, and there are usually thousands of events all around the world happening all through the year. A 5k race is basically a race spread over 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles, which will take an average person about 30 – 60 minutes to complete.
Some people, of course, can do it faster. The fastest time ever recorded for a man completing a 5k was 12 minutes 37 seconds, which was accomplished in 2004 by Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele.