5k Running Times

What is a good 5k time?

A good 5k time is 24:06. This is the average 5k time across all ages and genders. The fastest 5k time is 12:51.

Male 5k Running Times

A good 5k time for a man is 22:40. This is the average 5k time across men of all ages. The fastest 5k time ran by a man is 12:51.

Average 5k run time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 37:44 31:30 27:07 23:50 21:18 15:22
15 32:40 27:16 23:28 20:38 18:26 13:18
20 31:33 26:21 22:40 19:56 17:49 12:51
25 31:33 26:21 22:40 19:56 17:49 12:51
30 31:34 26:21 22:40 19:56 17:49 12:51
35 32:04 26:46 23:02 20:15 18:06 13:03
40 33:14 27:45 23:52 20:59 18:46 13:32
45 34:30 28:48 24:47 21:48 19:29 14:03
50 35:52 29:57 25:46 22:40 20:15 14:37
55 37:22 31:12 26:50 23:36 21:06 15:13
60 38:59 32:32 28:00 24:37 22:00 15:52
65 40:44 34:01 29:16 25:44 23:00 16:35
70 42:49 35:45 30:46 27:03 24:11 17:26
75 46:02 38:26 33:04 29:04 25:59 18:45
80 50:57 42:32 36:36 32:11 28:46 20:45
85 58:37 48:56 42:06 37:01 33:05 23:52
90 01:11:19 59:32 51:14 45:03 40:16 29:02
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 07:33 06:18 05:25 04:46 04:16 03:04
15 06:32 05:27 04:42 04:08 03:41 02:40
20 06:19 05:16 04:32 03:59 03:34 02:34
25 06:19 05:16 04:32 03:59 03:34 02:34
30 06:19 05:16 04:32 03:59 03:34 02:34
35 06:25 05:21 04:36 04:03 03:37 02:37
40 06:39 05:33 04:46 04:12 03:45 02:42
45 06:54 05:46 04:57 04:22 03:54 02:49
50 07:10 05:59 05:09 04:32 04:03 02:55
55 07:28 06:14 05:22 04:43 04:13 03:03
60 07:48 06:30 05:36 04:55 04:24 03:10
65 08:09 06:48 05:51 05:09 04:36 03:19
70 08:34 07:09 06:09 05:25 04:50 03:29
75 09:12 07:41 06:37 05:49 05:12 03:45
80 10:11 08:30 07:19 06:26 05:45 04:09
85 11:43 09:47 08:25 07:24 06:37 04:46
90 14:16 11:54 10:15 09:01 08:03 05:48
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 12:09 10:08 08:44 07:40 06:51 04:57
15 10:31 08:47 07:33 06:38 05:56 04:17
20 10:09 08:29 07:18 06:25 05:44 04:08
25 10:09 08:29 07:18 06:25 05:44 04:08
30 10:09 08:29 07:18 06:25 05:44 04:08
35 10:19 08:37 07:25 06:31 05:50 04:12
40 10:42 08:56 07:41 06:45 06:02 04:21
45 11:06 09:16 07:59 07:01 06:16 04:31
50 11:33 09:38 08:18 07:18 06:31 04:42
55 12:02 10:02 08:38 07:36 06:47 04:54
60 12:33 10:28 09:01 07:55 07:05 05:07
65 13:07 10:57 09:25 08:17 07:24 05:20
70 13:47 11:30 09:54 08:42 07:47 05:37
75 14:49 12:22 10:39 09:21 08:22 06:02
80 16:24 13:41 11:47 10:22 09:15 06:41
85 18:52 15:45 13:33 11:55 10:39 07:41
90 22:57 19:10 16:29 14:30 12:58 09:21

Female 5k Running Times

A good 5k time for a woman is 26:21. This is the average 5k time across women of all ages. The fastest 5k time ran by a woman is 14:44.

Average 5k run time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 41:43 35:54 30:50 27:04 24:36 17:15
15 37:27 32:14 27:40 24:18 22:05 15:29
20 35:39 30:41 26:21 23:08 21:01 14:44
25 35:39 30:41 26:21 23:08 21:01 14:44
30 35:39 30:41 26:21 23:08 21:01 14:44
35 35:53 30:53 26:31 23:17 21:09 14:50
40 36:37 31:31 27:04 23:46 21:35 15:08
45 37:56 32:39 28:02 24:37 22:22 15:41
50 39:53 34:20 29:29 25:53 23:31 16:29
55 42:11 36:18 31:10 27:22 24:52 17:26
60 44:45 38:31 33:04 29:02 26:23 18:30
65 47:39 41:01 35:13 30:55 28:06 19:42
70 50:58 43:52 37:40 33:04 30:03 21:04
75 54:46 47:08 40:28 35:32 32:17 22:38
80 59:17 51:01 43:49 38:28 34:57 24:30
85 01:06:45 57:27 49:20 43:19 39:21 27:35
90 01:20:27 01:09:15 59:27 52:12 47:26 33:15
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 08:21 07:11 06:10 05:25 04:55 03:27
15 07:29 06:27 05:32 04:52 04:25 03:06
20 07:08 06:08 05:16 04:38 04:12 02:57
25 07:08 06:08 05:16 04:38 04:12 02:57
30 07:08 06:08 05:16 04:38 04:12 02:57
35 07:11 06:11 05:18 04:39 04:14 02:58
40 07:19 06:18 05:25 04:45 04:19 03:02
45 07:35 06:32 05:36 04:55 04:28 03:08
50 07:59 06:52 05:54 05:11 04:42 03:18
55 08:26 07:16 06:14 05:28 04:58 03:29
60 08:57 07:42 06:37 05:48 05:17 03:42
65 09:32 08:12 07:03 06:11 05:37 03:56
70 10:12 08:46 07:32 06:37 06:01 04:13
75 10:57 09:26 08:06 07:06 06:27 04:32
80 11:51 10:12 08:46 07:42 06:59 04:54
85 13:21 11:29 09:52 08:40 07:52 05:31
90 16:05 13:51 11:53 10:26 09:29 06:39
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 13:26 11:33 09:55 08:43 07:55 05:33
15 12:03 10:22 08:54 07:49 07:06 04:59
20 11:28 09:53 08:29 07:27 06:46 04:45
25 11:28 09:53 08:29 07:27 06:46 04:45
30 11:28 09:53 08:29 07:27 06:46 04:45
35 11:33 09:56 08:32 07:30 06:49 04:46
40 11:47 10:09 08:43 07:39 06:57 04:52
45 12:13 10:30 09:01 07:55 07:12 05:03
50 12:50 11:03 09:29 08:20 07:34 05:18
55 13:35 11:41 10:02 08:48 08:00 05:37
60 14:24 12:24 10:39 09:21 08:29 05:57
65 15:20 13:12 11:20 09:57 09:03 06:20
70 16:24 14:07 12:07 10:39 09:40 06:47
75 17:38 15:10 13:02 11:26 10:24 07:17
80 19:05 16:25 14:06 12:23 11:15 07:53
85 21:29 18:30 15:53 13:56 12:40 08:53
90 25:54 22:17 19:08 16:48 15:16 10:42

What do the running abilities mean?

Beginner Faster than 5% of runners. A beginner runner has started running and has run for at least a month.
Novice Faster than 20% of runners. A novice runner has run regularly for at least six months.
Intermediate Faster than 50% of runners. An intermediate runner has run regularly for at least two years.
Advanced Faster than 80% of runners. An advanced runner has run for over five years.
Elite Faster than 95% of runners. An elite runner has dedicated over five years to become competitive at running.

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