Want to run 5km in 26 minutes and 42 seconds?
Here are the basic stats from our 5km running calculator to finish in 26 minutes and 42 seconds but read on for the pacing charts, race predictions, and to see how your time compares to others runners around the world.
Distance – 5km
Finish Time – 26:42
Pace – 5:20 min/km | 8:36 min/mile
Pacing in Miles
To run 5km in 26:42 you will need to run at an average pace of 8:36 min/mile which gives you the following splits.
Most markers for a 5km event will be at 1km intervals but if you prefer your distances in miles then gps watches such as Garmins can bring these up for you.
Pacing in KM
To run 5km in 26:42 you will need to run at an average pace of 5:20 min/km which gives you the following splits..
Based on your 5km time of 26:42 we can use the equation T2 = T1 x (D2/D1)1.06 to predict your finish times for longer distances.
- 5km – 26:42
- 10km – 55:40
- Half Marathon – 2:02:50
- Marathon – 4:16:05
This prediction formula will be more accurate for distances close to 5km, so the 10km prediction time of 55:40 will be more attainable and relevant than a full marathon of 4:16:05.
How do you compare?
The average time to run a 5km will vary depending on factors such as age, gender, experience, the course terrain, etc but RunRepeat.com have conducted extensive research to grade runner finish times.
Running 5km in 26 minutes and 42 seconds would put you in the 30th Percentile for Men and the 10th Percentile for Women.
- Top 30% of male runners
- Top 10% of female runners
Just remember that these don’t take into account non-runners, they’re averages from runners in races, and by putting on your shoes and heading out you are already well ahead of the majority of the population.
These statistics are based on over 35,000,000 results collected in the last 20 years from over 28,000 races.
“In the world of running, the 5km distance is where speed meets endurance. It’s the sweet spot of personal challenges.”