According to Running USA’s latest data, there are more than 15,000 5K races in the United States, and more than 8.3 million 5K finishers. That’s a lot of events and a lot of runners. Still, a few 5K road races stand out from the pack. Whether it’s scenery, tradition, the attention of elite runners or the sheer size, these 5Ks offer something a little more, ensuring an unforgettable race-day experience.

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Carlsbad 5000
Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago
B.A.A. 5K
Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas 5K
Freihofer's Run for Women
Bowerman 5k
CVS Health Downtown 5K