A Soundtrack for Your Next 5K

An upbeat running playlist perfect for your next race

The 5K: a favorite race distance for all types of runners from beginners to elites. 3.1 is the perfect amount of miles for new runners aiming to tackle their first official race and a favorite sprint distance for veterans always ambitious to set a new personal best.

Whether you just signed up for your first ever 5K or you’re getting ready to check yet another off your list, come race day you won’t be ready to run without some musical motivation.

Related: Can Music Make You Run Faster? Read more to find out how to craft a playlist that will perfectly match your goal pace.

Some runners like taking their tunes with them while they race, while others save their favorite songs for the pre-race pump up only. Either way, you’ll want a kick-butt set of songs to help pump you up and keep your 5K feet quick.

Get psyched for your next race with your favorite songs from our springtime 5k soundtrack below!

  1. Come With Me Now - Kongos
  2. People - AWOLNATION
  3. Can’t Remember to Forget You - Shakira
  4. Soul Killing - The Ting Tings
  5. Best Day of My Life - American Authors
  6. Harlem - New Politics
  7. Fever - The Black Keys
  8. Don’t Save Me - Haim
  9. Gang of Rhythm - Walk Off The Earth
  10. Best Song Ever - One Direction

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What are your favorite running and workout songs? Let us know in the comments section below!