How long it takes to complete a 5-kilometer distance depends on a person's walking pace. At a pace of 4 miles per hour it will take 46 minutes to complete. Walking 3 miles per hour, a person can complete a 5-kilometer distance in just over an hour.
A kilometer is 0.62 miles, so 5 kilometers is equivalent to 3.1 miles. Dividing walked miles per hour by 3.1 and multiplying by 60 minutes gives the number of minutes it takes to complete a 5-kilometer distance.
In sports terminology, the 5-kilometer distance is referred to as a 5K. Walking 5 kilometers is equivalent to walking around a baseball diamond 45 times or walking across a football field 55 times.