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

Posted on 02 December, 2019 by Vania Nikolova

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.

 

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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

 

Author
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Vania Nikolova

Vania holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Analysis and is passionate about data, which allows her to dig deep to and uncover hidden trends. She is deeply passionate about Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), and has earned a Spartan Trifecta medal. With 10 years of experience in weightlifting and martial arts and over 200+ books read on nutrition and dieting, she brings unrivaled expertise and critical perspective on all things exercise and training. Her work has been featured on NPR, Washington Post, Shape, Prevention and many others.

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