# How Many Laps Around A Track For Different Distances – 1 Mile, 5k, 10k & More

So, you’re starting to put in some work around the track but your not sure about how many laps it takes to hit certain distances. In this article, we are going to give you the number of laps depending on the distance you are looking to cover.

If you are training for a specific race it’s important to know the exact number of laps you need to hit, as using a GPS watch may be slightly inaccurate. This will allow you to get accurate timing on your laps/intervals.

## How Many Laps Is 1500M Around A Track

The standard length of a track is 400 meters, which is used for international competitions like the Olympics. To determine the number of laps needed to complete 1500 meters, you can divide the total distance (1500 meters) by the length of one lap (400 meters):

1500 meters / 400 meters = 3.75 laps of the track.

So, 1500 meters is equal to 3.75 laps of the track.

## How Many Laps Around A Track Is 1 Mile

A mile is equivalent to 1,609.34 meters. On a standard 400-meter track, you can determine the number of laps needed to complete 1 mile by dividing the total distance (1,609.34 meters) by the length of one lap (400 meters):

1 mile (1,609.34 meters) / 400 meters = 4.02335 laps of the track.

So, 1 mile is equal to approximately 4 full laps and 2.34% of an additional lap.

## How Many Laps Around A Track Is 5k

A 5K race is 5 kilometers, which is equivalent to 5,000 meters. To determine the number of laps needed to complete a 5K on a standard 400-meter track, you can divide the total distance (5,000 meters) by the length of one lap (400 meters):

5K (5,000 meters) / 400 meters = 12.5 laps

So, a 5K race is equal to 12 full laps and 50% of an additional lap around the track.

## How Many Laps Around A Track Is 10k

A 10K race is 10 kilometers, which is equivalent to 10,000 meters. To determine the number of laps needed to complete a 10K on a standard 400-meter track, you can divide the total distance (10,000 meters) by the length of one lap (400 meters):

10K (10,000 meters) / 400 meters = 25 laps

So, a 10K race is equal to 25 full laps on a 400-meter track.

## How Many Laps Around A Track Is A Half Marathon

A half marathon is 21.0975 kilometers, which is equivalent to 21,097.5 meters. To determine the number of laps needed to complete a half marathon on a standard 400-meter track, you can divide the total distance (21,097.5 meters) by the length of one lap (400 meters):

Half Marathon (21,097.5 meters) / 400 meters = 52.74375 laps

So, a half marathon is equal to 52 full laps and 74.375% of an additional lap on a 400-meter track.

## What Is The Distance Of Each Lane Around The Track

If you are not on the inside lane of a track the distance you have to run will be slightly longer than the standard 400m loop. The lane you are in will determine how long each loop is. Below you can find the distance of each lane on a standard 400m track.

As you can see, if you are training in lane 8 you will be running over 50 meters further than someone running in lane one each lap. This is a pretty significant distance.

If you are just down at the track to train, you likely won’t be running in lane one. You can use this handy chart to calculate your distances and times.

This is the reason you see runners have a staggered start in athletics races.

## Wrapping Up

So now you know exactly how many laps of the track you need to complete to take on a certain distance. Remember if you are not running on the inside lane of the track, each loop will be slightly longer. Enjoy taking on those track workouts!