Miles and Kilometers - How Far Is That?

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How many miles are there in a 5K, 10K, marathon or half marathon? How long does it take to walk those distances at a fast pace, a moderate pace, or an easy pace?

  • Kilometer: A kilometer is 0.62 miles, 3281.5 feet, or 1000 meters.
  • Mile: A mile is 1.61 kilometers or 5280 feet.
  • 5K: Five kilometers are 3.1 miles.
  • 10K: Ten kilometers are 6.2 miles.
  • Half Marathon: 13.1 miles or 21 kilometers.
  • Marathon: 26.2 miles or 42 kilometers.

How Long Will It Take to Walk Miles and Kilometers at Different Paces?

The charts below will help you to translate walking event distances into time, kilometers and miles at various fitness-walking paces.

  • Fast: 7 minutes per kilometer or 11 minutes per mile.
  • Moderate: 10 minutes per kilometer or 15 minutes per mile.
  • Easy: 12.5 minutes per kilometer or 20 minutes per mile.
  • How to Measure Your Walking Speed: How can you know how fast your are walking? Use these ways to measure it.

Kilometer Chart:
How Far in Miles and How Long to Walk at Various Paces

Kilometers  Miles   Fast Walk  Moderate Walk  Easy Walk
10.627 min.10 min.12.5 min.
21.2414 min.20 min.25 min.
31.8621 min.30 min.37.5 min.
42.4828 min.40 min.50 min.
53.1135 min.50 min.62.5 min.
63.7342 min.60 min.75 min.
74.3549 min.70 min.87.5 min.
84.9756 min.80 min.100 min.
95.5963 min.90 min.112.5 min.
106.2170 min.100 min.125 min.
116.8377 min.110 min.137.5 min.
127.4584 min.120 min.150 min.
138.0791 min.130 min.162.5 min.
148.6998 min.140 min.175 min.
159.32105 min.150 min.187.5 min.
169.94112 min.160 min.200 min.
1710.56119 min.170 min.212.5 min.
1811.18126 min.180 min.225 min.
1911.80133 min.190 min.237.5 min.
2012.42140 min.200 min.250 min.
2113.1147 min.210 min.262.5 min.
  2.5 hours3.2 hours4.4 hours
4226.2294 min.420 min.525 min.
  5 hours7 hours9 hours

Miles Chart
How Far in Kilometers and the Time to Walk at Various Paces

Miles  Kilometers  Fast Walk  Moderate Walk  Easy Walk 
11.611 min.15 min.20 min.
  2.5 Hours3.2 Hours4.3 Hours
  5 Hours7 Hours9 Hours


With these charts, you should be able to do a rough estimate of how long it will take you to walk a given distance at a fitness walking pace without making stops. You'll have to add in more time if you have to wait at intersections for the crossing signal, making rest stops, stopping to take photos, etc.

How to Predict Your Finish Time: If you are entering a race or charity walk, use these methods to predict your finish time.

How Far Can a Healthy Person Walk? How far can you walk with no training, or how far can you walk in eight hours if you're a trained walker?

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