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"4 laps around a regular track=1 mile"

Since the standard for tracks built in the last 20+ years is 400M, then you must go 9.344 meters further than 4 laps. Over 90% of the outdoor tracks in existence are only 400M and will thus require the extra 9.344 meters to equal a true mile.

This is why most track meets only run the 1500M or the 1600M and not the mile. Unfortunately, most people erroneously assume that 4 laps equal a mile, due to older tracks being built to a non-metric standard of 440 yards.

If you want to finish on the common start/finish line and you'd like to run/walk a mile, then you should start at the beginning of the 4x400M relay exchange zone, which is 10 meters before the finish line. By doing that you will run/walk about 1 meter more than 1 mile, but you won't be short of a mile, as you would be if you only do 4 laps.

Q: How many laps around a running track equals one mile?

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16 laps on a quarter mile track.

220 laps. but if i where you I'd use a track it'll be less boring

on a regular track 4 laps is 1 mile and 8 laps is two miles that is your answer

If its a track oval, its four laps for a mile. 2 laps for half a mile. if around a football feild, itd be about 4.5 laps

On a track feild it is 8 times around.

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52.5 laps

usually its 4 times

A standard track is 400m 25 laps is 10,000m=6.2mi 4 laps is approximately 1 mile. 30 laps is about 7.5 miles

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1 Lap is 400 meters. 4km is equal to 4000m. 4000÷400=10 so 10 laps would equal 4 Km.

Four laps around a 220 yard length track equals a mile. 220 meters equals 200 meters. Meters are usually the measurement used in track and field.

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A standard running track has 400 m in one lap. The 800 m race is therefore 2 laps of the track.

16 laps on a quarter mile track.

6 one lap =400m 6 = 2400m = 2.4km

if you are running on a regular highschool track which is about 400meters then (if you do the math) 2 laps around the track is an 800m race