"4 laps around if your track is .25 mile, which most tracks are. Some might be a hair less."
Since the standard for tracks built in the last 20+ years is 400M, then you must go 9 meters further than 4 laps. Over 90% of the outdoor tracks in existence are only 400M and will thus require the extra 9 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.
If you are saying that the track is .125 of a mile, then it would be a 200 meter track. In that case, eight laps around the track would be a mile.
8 laps = 1 mile
A Lap is 400m and a mile is 1609.3m so basically 4 laps is a mile.
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
The length of the track determines this. A quarter mile track would be 3 laps to equal .75 mile.
A standard running track is 400 meters, so 2 laps is practically half a mile, and 4 laps is 9 meters shy of one mile. (1 mile = 1,609.344 meters)
On official size tracks, the answer is 4 laps make a mile when your jogging 4 laps make a mile
1 mile/0.8 mile = 1.25 laps.
1 mile is equal to 4 laps of a standard 1/4 mile track.
"USC has a regulation sized track. I.E. the track is 400m long. a mile is 1500m therefore it would be 3.8/3.9 laps to equal 1 mile." A mile is 1609.344 meters, thus requiring you to run/walk 9.344 meters more than 4 laps