Why is the 5-K so popular? Easy. Because with a minimum of training, just about anybody can do one. And many do: The weekly time trial is a staple at running clubs across South Africa and these runs are open to non-club members too. And of course most running events offer 5-K races so that the whole family can join in. Each year, there are over 300 5-Ks held country wide. With the emergence of popular ‘fun’ runs such as the Colour Me Crazy 5-K and Zombie Run, there are even more to choose from. Whatever your reason for targeting five kilometres – to finish fast, finish your first, or simply have a blast – this guide will help you get fit, strong, and ready for a good time.
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