It is 1 mile and a little over 427 yards, to put it another way. Beginners who are not yet prepared to handle the demands of a 5-kilometer run should start with a 2-kilometer run.
0.6214 miles, or slightly more than half a mile, make up one kilometre. The distances between 5 and 10 kilometres are 3.1 and 6.2 miles, respectively. Many serious runners want to complete a marathon, which is 26.2 miles (or 42 kilometres) long. The equivalent of 21 2-kilometer runs is a marathon.