How Many Miles Is a 5K Run?


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A 5K run is equal to 3.1 miles. The K in 5K stands for kilometer. Since there are 0.62 miles in one kilometer, five kilometers multiplied by 0.62 equals 3.1 miles.

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How Many Miles Is a 5K Run?
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Five kilometer races are common in the United States. They are often ran to help raise money for a charity or as a fundraising event. The five kilometer run is also an Olympic event, but in the Olympics it is known as the 5,000 meter run. On a standard track, athletes must run 25 laps in order to complete a 5,000 meter race. In general, track events are known as 5,000 meter races and cross country events are known as 5K runs.

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