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5k Pace Calculator

Created by Julia Żuławińska
Reviewed by Steven Wooding
Based on research by
Daniels J. Daniels' running formula.; Human Kinetics; 2013
Last updated: Jan 18, 2024


The 5k pace calculator is here to help you find the pace at which you ran your last 5k race! With our tool, you'll get your precise pace. But if you don't remember your exact finish time, below we created a 5k pace chart where you can check approximated paces for different finish times.

How to calculate 5k pace?

To calculate your 5k pace, you need to divide the finish time by the distance of the race.

Pace = Finish time / Distance

Be careful while doing calculations with time. It's easy to make a mistake. To calculate pace, it's easiest if you convert the finish time to minutes. You can learn how to do that in time to decimal calculator.

Also, if you're used to metric units, your distance equals 5 km. To convert 5k to miles, divide it by 1.6093.

5k = 5 / 1.6093 = 3.107 miles

Let's say you ran 5k, and your time is 25:36.17. To find your pace:

  1. First, convert the time to minutes: 25:36.17 is equal to 25.603 minutes.

  2. Divide it by the distance:

    • 25.603 min / 5 km = 5.121 min/km = 5 min 7 s per km

    • 25.603 min / 3.107 mi = 8.24 min/mi = 8 min 14 s per mi

Here's your result! But it's much quicker just to use our 5k pace calculator!

5k pace chart

Here, we calculated for you all the paces in minutes per mile or minutes per kilometer. Based on your finish time, you can quickly check your approximate pace.

You can check how good your pace is compared to other runners using the pace calculator.

All the times presented in the table are in minutes.

5K Finish time

Pace per mile

Pace per km

15:00

04:50

03:00

15:50

05:06

03:10

16:40

05:22

03:20

17:30

05:38

03:30

18:20

05:54

03:40

19:10

06:10

03:50

20:00

06:26

04:00

20:50

06:42

04:10

21:40

06:58

04:20

22:30

07:15

04:30

23:20

07:31

04:40

24:10

07:47

04:50

25:00

08:03

05:00

25:50

08:19

05:10

26:40

08:35

05:20

27:30

08:51

05:30

28:20

09:07

05:40

29:10

09:23

05:50

30:00

09:39

06:00

30:50

09:55

06:10

31:40

10:12

06:20

32:30

10:28

06:30

33:20

10:44

06:40

34:10

11:00

06:50

35:00

11:16

07:00

35:50

11:32

07:10

36:40

11:48

07:20

37:30

12:04

07:30

38:20

12:20

07:40

39:10

12:36

07:50

40:00

12:52

08:00

40:50

13:09

08:10

41:40

13:25

08:20

42:30

13:41

08:30

43:20

13:57

08:40

44:10

14:13

08:50

45:00

14:29

09:00

45:50

14:45

09:10

46:40

15:01

09:20

47:30

15:17

09:30

48:20

15:33

09:40

49:10

15:50

09:50

50:00

16:06

10:00

50:50

16:22

10:10

51:40

16:38

10:20

52:30

16:54

10:30

53:20

17:10

10:40

54:10

17:26

10:50

55:00

17:42

11:00

55:50

17:58

11:10

56:40

18:14

11:20

57:30

18:30

11:30

58:20

18:47

11:40

59:10

19:03

11:50

60:00

19:19

12:00

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FAQ

How to calculate my 5k pace?

To calculate your 5k pace:

  1. Take your finish time and convert it to minutes.

  2. Divide the time by the distance (5 km or 3.12 mi).

  3. That's your result! You can calculate it with our 5k pace calculator!

I ran 5k in 30 minutes. What's my pace?

Your pace is 6 minutes per kilometer or 9 minutes 39 seconds per mile. To calculate pace, you need to divide the total time by the distance:

  • 30 min / 5 km = 6 min/km

If you use imperial units, you need to convert 5k to miles. 5k is equal to 3.107 miles.

  • 30 min / 3.107 mi = 9 min 39 sec per mile

What is a good pace for 5k?

If you're running, it's good if 1 kilometer takes you about 6 to 7 minutes. While walking, try to complete 1 kilometer within 9 to 12 minutes.

What's 5k Olympic pace?

The Olympic record for the 5k race event for men is 12:57.82, which is a pace of 2 minutes and 35.564 seconds per kilometer.

For women, the record time is 14:26.17, so 2 minutes and 53.234 seconds per kilometer.

Julia Żuławińska
Event
5 kilometers
Distance
mi
Time
hrs
min
sec
Speed
mph
Pace
min/mile
sec/mile
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