Running Pace Calculator
Calculate your finish time for popular race distances (5K, 10K, 10 mile, half marathon, marathon, and 50K) based on your expected pace, with Strava’s running pace calculator.
Just enter your expected pace below, and find your expected finish time in the table.
Start Training With Strava
Get personalized metrics and track your progress.
Estimated Finish Time
The world’s biggest running club
Track your progress and share motivation. Join Strava today.
Frequently Asked Questions
A running pace calculator is a tool that helps runners predict their race times based on their average pace. If you’re looking to predict your 5K race time or your marathon time, a running pace calculator can help. Our running pace calculator helps you predict how a small change in pace will affect your race time.
It’s easy! Just input your desired pace (min/km or min/mi) to see expected finish times and split times. If you need a better idea of your pace, Strava offers an in-depth analysis of your training. Sign up to Strava today for free.
A running pace calculator multiplies an individual’s running pace by distance to give an accurate prediction of completion time. If you’re new to racing or looking to set a new personal best, a running pace calculator can help. This tool helps determine how fast you’ll need to run to hit your goal time. The pace calculator will also provide you with split times, which are intermediate times to hit along the way. These help you know you’re on track to your goal.
Running pace calculators don’t account for changes in pace due to fatigue, course conditions or hills. With our free running pace calculator, you can see how someone with your paces will perform on any given distance.
Most 5K race organizers report an average finish time of approximately 30 minutes for male runners and 36 minutes for female runners. Of course, these averages vary with age and running experience. If you’re setting out to run your first 5K race, don’t put too much pressure on time. Focus on finishing the race, or running the entire length of the course without stopping. After you’ve got a few races in your legs, you’ll have fun challenging yourself to get faster. Of course, you can use Strava to track your progress and stay motivated as you train.
Fun Fact: The World Records for the 5K run are held by Joshua Cheptegei (he’s a Strava member!) who ran 12:35.36 and Letesenbet Gidey (female) who ran 14:06.62. Joshua Cheptegei runs at an average pace of 4:03 per mile or 2:31 per km. Letesenbet Gidey runs 5K at an average pace of 4:32 per mile or 2:49 per km. No matter what your 5K pace is, you can still have a great time!
If you want to break four hours for your marathon time, you must average a pace of 9:08 per mile or 5:41 per kilometer for the entire race. Our running pace calculator also works as a marathon pace chart so check out the pace calculator above to see the split times you’ll need to hit along the way.
Because our running pace calculator displays split times, it is also effective as a marathon pace chart. Based on your pace, a marathon pace chart tells you the exact time you’ll pass each mile or kilometer marker during a marathon. For example, if you plan to run 9:00 minute miles (5:37 per km), you’ll pass mile 10 in 1:30:00, the halfway point in 1:57:59, then cross the finish line in 3:55:58. Just put your time into our pace calculator above and you’ll get an accurate marathon pace chart for the entire race.
Our running pace calculator also displays a half marathon pace chart. Just use the split times from the start to the half marathon distance and you’ll be able to see accurate times for each mile or kilometer marker. This half marathon pace calculator also shows how a change in race pace affects your finish time and your split times.
Strava’s running pace calculator is perfect for calculating your pace on a 5K. Just put in the minutes per mile or minutes per kilometer pace you think you could hold for just over three miles. Then the 5K pace calculator will output your finish time and your split times. You can use this 5K pace calculator to know if you’re on pace to hit your goal time. Be sure to record and share your race on Strava!