5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons
Name City Date Website Frostbite 5kBundle up for the 5th year of this frosty 5k that will be offering swag bags, race shirt, food, drinks and more! The course will take place at Veterans Park. Winners of this race will receive customized medals. Race begins at 9:00am. Post race refreshments will be available for all participants.see more details Hoover 27 January 2017 Frostbite 5k Mardi Gras 5kDress up for this fun Mardi Gras themed 5k! Runners will start and finish this race at the local cajun restaurant, The Cajun Steamer. Course will go through downtown Huntsville. Post race beer and snacks will be available for purchase after the race. Race begins at 8:30am.see more details Huntsville 3 February 2018 Mardi Gras 5k Critter Crawl 5kThe Alabama Nature Center will be hosting this trail run that takes place on the ANC's 5 mile trail system. This family friendly event also includes a 1 mile Yeti Dash! Proceeds benefit the ANC's educational programs. Register early to guarantee a race shirt.see more details Milbrook 10 February 2018 Critter Crawl SFEEF Gator Chase 5kThere's a chance of gator sightings at this 5k! Support the Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation. Participants will be treated to an after party and there will be kid-friendly activities available. Food will be available and all registered runners will receive a long sleeve race shirt. Race begins at 8 am.see more details Spanish Fort 28 February 2018 SFEEF Gator Chase Miracles In Motion 5KRunners and walkers of all ages are welcome at the 4th annual Miracles in Motion 5k! This family friendly event will provide participants with a grab bag and race shirt. Proceeds benefit the Moody Miracle League field, which is a custom designed field that accommodates players that use a wheel chair or other walking devices.see more details Moody 10 March 2018 Miracles In Motion 5K Wild Irish 5kEnjoy the beautiful scenery including Lake Guntersville in this 5k. Runners will meet at the Guntersville Park and Recreation Department. This year marks the 40th year of this popular local race. This scenic race course is certified and will have a water station on route.see more details Guntersville 10 March 2018 Wild Irish 5k Warrior 5kThis race supports the Wounded Warrior Project. Runners will meet at Pratt Park and start at 9 am. Food and drink will be available post race. Registration cost $25. There will also be a 1 mile fun run.see more details Prattville 24 March 2018 runsignup.com/Race/AL/Prattville/WoundedWarriorProject5KFunRun Fish and Loaves 5kRunners will start and finish at Elwell Park. The course features small rolling hills and will be run on the Chief Ladiga Trail. This year they will be offering cash prizes to the top 3 finishers! Proceeds benefit the Calhoun County Baptist Association Service Centers, who provide emergency food for those in need.see more details Weaver 14 April 2018 Fish and Loaves 5k Motherwalk 5kPut on your teal and join runners in the fight against ovarian cancer in the Motherwalk 5k! This USATF certified course starts and finishes at Homewood Central Park. Participants can choose between a cotton shirt or no shirt during registration. There will be water and sports drink at an aid station on course and post race food and drink for all participants. All ovarian cancer survivors who sign can choose to be recognized by receiving a special sash for the race.see more details Homewood 12 May 2018 Motherwalk 5k
About 5k races
A 5K is the shortest of the common running event distances we review at Runnerclick, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular event you are looking into running. 5Ks are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and people that prefer to walk as well. 5Ks are also something fun for families to do together.
How did we choose the best 5K events in Alabama?
We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the race swag you get at the finishline. This can vary from running shoes, insoles, watches, fitness equipment and more. The design and quality of the the medals is another important factors that many runners consider when picking a race.