As of 2013, the average time for a 5k race for males was 28 minutes and 46 seconds. The average time for females was 34 minutes and 53 seconds.
The average age for a male 5k racer in 2013 was 33.6, and the average age for a female 5k racer was 33. In 2013, there were 15,200 5k events in the United States. In those events, 8.3 million racers finished the 5k. This was a 34 percent increase from the previous year. The 5k is the most popular race distance for Americans; it made up 54 percent of all races in 2013.