5km Pace Chart Calculator: 27:40

    Want to run 5km in 27 minutes and 40 seconds?

    Here are the basic stats from our 5km running calculator to finish in 27 minutes and 40 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 – 27:40

    Pace – 5:32 min/km | 8:54 min/mile

    Pacing in Miles

    To run 5km in 27:40 you will need to run at an average pace of 8:54 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 27:40 you will need to run at an average pace of 5:32 min/km which gives you the following splits..

    5km events such as parkrun will have markers along the route at 1km intervals making pacing a lot easier.

    Race Predictions

    Based on your 5km time of 27:40 we can use the equation T2 = T1 x (D2/D1)1.06 to predict your finish times for longer distances.

    • 5km – 27:40
    • 10km – 57:41
    • Half Marathon – 2:07:16
    • Marathon – 4:25:21

    This prediction formula will be more accurate for distances close to 5km, so the 10km prediction time of 57:41 will be more attainable and relevant than a full marathon of 4:25:21.

    The equation  T2 = T1 x (D2/D1)1.06 was published by Peter Riegel in 1977  where T1 is your 5km time and D1 is the 5km distance, and T2 and D2 are your predicted time and distance.

    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 27 minutes and 40 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.

    “Running a 5km isn’t just about the finish line; it’s about the journey to self-improvement.”