What Is a 5K?


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A 5K is a 5-kilometer race. A kilometer equates to 0.65 of one mile, and so a 5K race is equal to 3.1 miles or 16,368 feet.

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A 5K is a great distance for beginners. According to Runner's World, one can prepare for a 5K in just two months. Training for a 5K involves a combination of running, walking and resting. As training progresses, aspiring marathon runners should aim to reduce their durations of walking and resting gradually, and steadily increase their running spurts. Those aiming to lead a healthier overall lifestyle can enter a 5K to challenge themselves and keep motivated in their current exercise schedule.

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