What the average length in miles, of a running track built around the average high school football field?
The average length of a running track around a football field is 400 meters. Older tracks may be 440 yards in length. The length of the 400 meter tracks is just short of a quarter-mile, meaning that you have to go around the track four times plus another 9 meters (or 31 feet) to cover a mile. For the 440 yard tracks, four times around is exactly equal to one mile. Based on what lane you run in, the distance may be slightly different.
Updated on Thursday, February 02 2012 at 06:15AM EST