How to Get 5K Ready
Two of the biggest reasons runners use a training plan are for accountability and scheduling.
5 Tips to Run Your Best 5K
Whether you are looking to increase your speed or finish your first race, these tips will help you run your best 5K race yet.
5 Tips for Training to Run Your Best 10K
For many runners, the 10K run is the natural next step after the 5K. With these training and race day tips in mind, you are ready to run your best 10K!
Celebrating the Running Community with the Global 5K
On Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, 2016, runners and walkers from across the world came together to celebrate the 3rd edition of the Runkeeper Global 5K. This is our favorite event and we love seeing everyone come together to showcase just how strong and vibrant the international running community can be. Runners of […]
Global 5K 2nd Edition: The Results Are In!
Just a few weeks ago, the Runkeeper community came out for the 2nd edition of the Global 5K. We were thrilled to see almost 50% more runners on the road this time around, tracking more than 1 million kilometers. Now’s the time for us to take a deeper look at all of the stats that came out […]
Training To PR Your Next 5K
Running a PR (personal record) in the 5K scares me more than any half marathon or marathon that I have ever trained for. Why? Because it happens in the blink of an eye! When you’re running a 5K with the intention of crushing a PR, there’s no wiggle room for a quick water break or […]
How My Best Friend and I Ran ‘Together’ During the Global 5K
I was always terrible in P.E. in school. That may be a serious understatement…I was always the worst one in the class. I have horror stories, I swear, some of which traumatized me for life. How hard is it to fail P.E. class? Pretty damn hard, unless you’re me. I’m the only one I know […]
How the Global 5K Helped Me Regain My Running Confidence
I started running to get fit after a bit of a health scare. I just wanted to exercise and running was the only real option. (I live out in the sticks and going to the gym costs money and is a 25 min drive. I thought by the time I got to the gym I […]
Global 5k: The Results Are In!
What does 101,561 runners taking part in the same 5k look like? 79,125 hours, or just over 9 years worth of running, tracked in a single day. 42.6 million calories, or in food terms: 18,800 fourteen-inch pizzas, 68,100 bottles of wine, or 177,300 sushi rolls. Yum! 13,459 personal best 5k times (that’s over 10% of […]
5 Things I Learned from My First 5k
On October 7th, 2012, I woke up extremely early bursting with nervous excitement for my first ever 5k. Race day was a blur but I remember debating my race day outfit (should I wear long sleeves or short!?!) and whether or not to chat during the race or listen to music to help me zone in. I remember making the turn […]