12 laps plus an extra 160 meters at the end
A 5k is aprox 3.1 miles
5k means 5 kilometers.
A 5k run is 3.1 miles
Kenenisa Bekele running a 5k on the track in a time of 12:37.35.
An olympic track, 1/10 of a lap
5K, or 5 Kilometers, is 5,000 meters. In US measurements that is the equivalent of 3.1 miles, or 5468 yards. This is about 45 (am.) football fields, or 12.5 laps around a standard-length (400m) Outdoor Track for running.
A 5k run is 3.1 miles which is a common high school distance in cross country. A 5k can be run in cross country, on the road, or on a track(12-1/2 laps).