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 […]
7 Training Tips To Rock Your First 5K
Many users are getting ready to run their first 5K in preparation for the annual Runkeeper Global 5k. Get started Once you’ve decided you want to run a 5K, the first thing you need to do is set a goal. Perhaps your goal is to simply run a 5k. Start by registering for a specific […]