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# How long is a 3k run?

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A 3k run is 3 kilometers in length. This is equal to approximately 1.86 miles. The amount of time it takes to complete a 3k run depends on how fast a person runs.

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If a 150-pound person completed a 3k run, that person would burn 211 calories. The number of calories burned varies slightly depending on the weight of the runner. Runner's World recommends focusing on the length of time a person runs rather than the distance. This is because the health benefits of running come from keeping the heart rate elevated for a certain period of time rather than covering a certain distance.

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The average 5k run time depends on the level of experience of the runner. If someone just starting out runs a 12-minute mile, he will complete the race, which is roughly 3.1 miles, in about 37 minutes. If a more experienced runner runs a 9-minute mile, he will finish the race in about 28 minutes.

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A 2-kilometer, or 2K, run is the equivalent of approximately 1.24 miles. Put another way, it is 1 mile and slightly over 427 yards. A 2-kilometer run is a good running distance with which to start for beginners who are not ready to tackle the demands of a 5-kilometer run.

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A 1k run is approximately .62 miles, so it is not quite a full mile. A one kilometer run is roughly two-thirds of a mile, or six and a half city blocks. By contrast, a marathon which is typically just over 26 miles, would be around 42 kilometers.