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How many miles is a 5K run?

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A 5K run is equal to 3.1 miles. The K in 5K stands for kilometer. Since there are 0.62 miles in one kilometer, five kilometers multiplied by 0.62 equals 3.1 miles.

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Five kilometer races are common in the United States. They are often ran to help raise money for a charity or as a fundraising event. The five kilometer run is also an Olympic event, but in the Olympics it is known as the 5,000 meter run. On a standard track, athletes must run 25 laps in order to complete a 5,000 meter race. In general, track events are known as 5,000 meter races and cross country events are known as 5K runs.

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Since a kilometer is equal to 0.62 miles, 5 kilometers is the metric equivalent of 3.1 miles. Races of 5 kilometers are popular, especially for beginners just starting to run, and are usually easy to find within a reasonable distance.

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One kilometer is equal to 0.6214 mile, while 1 mile equals 1.6093 kilometers. One kilometer is also equal to 1093.61 yards, which converts to 3280.84 feet.

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A distance of 50 kilometers is equal to 31.069 miles. One mile is larger than one kilometer; one mile is equal to 1.6093 kilometers or 1,609.3 meters.