# Compare Running Finish Times [Calculator] - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon

Compare your running time to the time of your fellow runners. Results are based on 35 million results collected in the last 20 years from more than 28,000 races.

Using this calculator you can see how many people, in general, are slower than you at the distance you are competing at. Also, you can compare yourself to the people of your gender and age group.

For a detailed analysis of American runners, check this state comparison.

## 5K finish times comparisons

If you want to be an above-average 5K runner you should aim to have a finish time faster than 35 minutes. Here we see that running a sub 30 minute 5K is a worthy goal because only 30% of the participants in running races are actually faster.

And if you want to be among the fastest 10% of 5K runners you should have a faster finish time than 24 minutes.

To be among the best 1% you should aim to be faster than 18 minutes 24 seconds.

Percentile |
Time |

1st percentile | 00:18:24 |

10th percentile | 00:23:58 |

20th percentile | 00:27:03 |

30th percentile | 00:29:34 |

40th percentile | 00:32:08 |

50th percentile | 00:35:00 |

60th percentile | 00:38:34 |

70th percentile | 00:43:22 |

80th percentile | 00:49:27 |

90th percentile | 00:56:24 |

### Comparing female 5K finish times

For women, to be an above-average runner, you should be faster than 36:24 minutes. If you can run a 30 minute 5K, then you're faster than more than 70% of women.

To be among the fastest 10% of women, you should have a finish time faster than 25 minutes.

And to be among the fastest 1% you should be faster than 19 and a half minutes.

Percentile |
Female finish times |

1st percentile | 00:19:29 |

10th percentile | 00:25:16 |

20th percentile | 00:28:10 |

30th percentile | 00:30:41 |

40th percentile | 00:33:20 |

50th percentile | 00:36:24 |

60th percentile | 00:40:14 |

70th percentile | 00:45:05 |

80th percentile | 00:50:25 |

90th percentile | 00:56:31 |

### Comparing male 5K finish times

For men, to be an above-average runner, you should be faster than 31:18 minutes. If you can run a 30 minute 5K, then you're faster than more than 65% of men.

To be among the fastest 10% of men, you should have a finish time faster than 22 minutes.

And to be among the fastest 1% you should be faster than 17:49 minutes.

Percentile |
Male finish times |

1st percentile | 00:17:49 |

10th percentile | 00:22:06 |

20th percentile | 00:24:38 |

30th percentile | 00:26:48 |

40th percentile | 00:28:56 |

50th percentile | 00:31:18 |

60th percentile | 00:34:15 |

70th percentile | 00:38:17 |

80th percentile | 00:44:24 |

90th percentile | 00:53:22 |

## 10K finish times comparisons

If you want to be an above-average 10K runner you should aim to have a finish time faster than 1:04:29 hours. Here we see that running a sub 60 minute 10K is a worthy goal because only 40% of the participants in running races are actually faster.

And if you want to be among the fastest 10% of 10K runners you should have a faster finish time than 47:17 minutes.

To be among the best 1% you should aim to be faster than 36 minutes 37 seconds.

Percentile |
Finish times |

1st percentile | 00:36:37 |

10th percentile | 00:47:17 |

20th percentile | 00:52:26 |

30th percentile | 00:56:23 |

40th percentile | 01:00:14 |

50th percentile | 01:04:29 |

60th percentile | 01:09:30 |

70th percentile | 01:16:00 |

80th percentile | 01:25:26 |

90th percentile | 01:39:52 |

### Comparing female 10K finish times

For women, to be an above-average runner, you should be faster than 1:08:47 hours. If you can run a 60 minute 5K, then you're faster than more than 70% of women.

To be among the fastest 10% of women, you should have a finish time faster than 51:41 minutes.

And to be among the fastest 1% you should be faster than 41:07 minutes.

Percentile |
Female finish times |

1st percentile | 00:41:07 |

10th percentile | 00:51:41 |

20th percentile | 00:56:24 |

30th percentile | 01:00:21 |

40th percentile | 01:04:21 |

50th percentile | 01:08:47 |

60th percentile | 01:14:05 |

70th percentile | 01:21:00 |

80th percentile | 01:30:35 |

90th percentile | 01:43:38 |

### Comparing male 10K finish times

For men, to be an above-average runner, you should be faster than 58:24 minutes. If you can run a 60 minute 10K, then you're faster than more than 55% of men.

To be among the fastest 10% of men, you should have a finish time faster than 43:37 minutes.

And to be among the fastest 1% you should be faster than 34:37 minutes.

Percentile |
Male finish times |

1st percentile | 00:34:37 |

10th percentile | 00:43:37 |

20th percentile | 00:48:04 |

30th percentile | 00:51:39 |

40th percentile | 00:54:58 |

50th percentile | 00:58:24 |

60th percentile | 01:02:36 |

70th percentile | 01:08:01 |

80th percentile | 01:16:09 |

90th percentile | 01:31:03 |

## Half marathon finish times comparisons

If you want to be an above-average half marathon runner you should aim to have a finish time faster than 2:03:21 hours. Here we see that running a sub 2 hour half marathon is a worthy goal because only 45% of the participants in running races are actually faster.

And if you want to be among the fastest 10% of half marathon runners you should have a faster finish time than 91 minutes.

To be among the best 1% you should aim to be faster than 1:10:15 hours.

Percentile |
Finish times |

1st percentile | 01:10:15 |

10th percentile | 01:31:14 |

20th percentile | 01:42:09 |

30th percentile | 01:50:09 |

40th percentile | 01:56:32 |

50th percentile | 02:03:21 |

60th percentile | 02:10:17 |

70th percentile | 02:18:11 |

80th percentile | 02:28:01 |

90th percentile | 02:42:28 |

### Comparing female half marathon finish times

For women, to be an above-average runner, you should be faster than 2:10:32 hours. If you can run a 2 hour half marathon, then you're faster than more than 65% of women.

To be among the fastest 10% of women, you should have a finish time faster than 1:39:32 hours.

And to be among the fastest 1% you should be faster than 1:16:46 hours.

Percentile |
Female finish times |

1st percentile | 01:16:46 |

10th percentile | 01:39:32 |

20th percentile | 01:50:26 |

30th percentile | 01:57:29 |

40th percentile | 02:04:15 |

50th percentile | 02:10:32 |

60th percentile | 02:17:14 |

70th percentile | 02:24:56 |

80th percentile | 02:34:32 |

90th percentile | 02:47:37 |

### Comparing male half marathon finish times

For men, to be an above-average runner, you should be faster than 1:54:02 hours. If you can run a 2-hour half marathon, then you're faster than more than 55% of men.

To be among the fastest 10% of men, you should have a finish time faster than 1:24:46 hours.

And to be among the fastest 1% you should be faster than 1:07:11 hours.

Percentile |
Male finish times |

1st percentile | 01:07:11 |

10th percentile | 01:24:46 |

20th percentile | 01:34:48 |

30th percentile | 01:42:02 |

40th percentile | 01:48:16 |

50th percentile | 01:54:02 |

60th percentile | 02:00:06 |

70th percentile | 02:07:33 |

80th percentile | 02:17:00 |

90th percentile | 02:31:36 |

## Marathon finish times comparisons

If you want to be an above-average half marathon runner you should aim to have a finish time faster than 4:30:28 hours. Here we see that running a sub 4 hour marathon is a worthy goal because only 32% of the participants in running races are actually faster.

And if you want to be among the fastest 10% of half marathon runners you should have a faster finish time than 3:24:42 hours.

To be among the best 1% you should aim to be faster than 2:49:04 hours.

Percentile |
Finish times |

1st percentile | 02:49:04 |

10th percentile | 03:24:42 |

20th percentile | 03:44:01 |

30th percentile | 03:58:25 |

40th percentile | 04:15:06 |

50th percentile | 04:30:28 |

60th percentile | 04:47:20 |

70th percentile | 05:06:38 |

80th percentile | 05:31:40 |

90th percentile | 06:09:01 |

### Comparing female marathon finish times

For women, to be an above-average runner, you should be faster than 4:44:48 hours. If you can run a 4-hour marathon, then you're faster than more than 70% of women.

To be among the fastest 10% of women, you should have a finish time faster than 3:39:37 hours.

And to be among the fastest 1% you should be faster than 3:06:47 hours.

Percentile |
Female finish times |

1st percentile | 03:06:47 |

10th percentile | 03:39:37 |

20th percentile | 03:56:49 |

30th percentile | 04:14:06 |

40th percentile | 04:29:09 |

50th percentile | 04:44:48 |

60th percentile | 05:00:58 |

70th percentile | 05:21:32 |

80th percentile | 05:46:06 |

90th percentile | 06:24:33 |

### Comparing male marathon finish times

For men, to be an above-average runner, you should be faster than 4:19:00 hours. If you can run a 4-hour marathon, then you're faster than more than 35% of men.

To be among the fastest 10% of men, you should have a finish time faster than 3:15:16 hours.

And to be among the fastest 1% you should be faster than 2:42:56 hours.

Percentile |
Male finish times |

1st percentile | 02:42:56 |

10th percentile | 03:15:16 |

20th percentile | 03:34:01 |

30th percentile | 03:49:23 |

40th percentile | 04:03:13 |

50th percentile | 04:19:00 |

60th percentile | 04:35:07 |

70th percentile | 04:53:24 |

80th percentile | 05:18:19 |

90th percentile | 05:53:26 |

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