Running – Playing Environment

Track Design

Running competitions are held either on Outdoor Tracks or Indoor Tracks.

  • Outdoor Tracks − Running races can be conducted both indoors and outdoors. In international competitions, outdoor tracks are oval shaped and they encompass the field used for various field events.

  • Indoor Tracks − World indoor athletic championships are held in indoor tracks. The indoor track is also an oval shaped track with measurements similar to that of outdoors, but it has a 60-meter straight track across the length of the oval. This is used for the 60-meter sprint race.

Track Design

Types of Racing in 400 m Track

The oval track is a 400-meter track with parallel lanes. For the 100-meters sprint races runners run in straight lanes, for the 200-meter sprint races runners run at the bend of the track for 100 meters and the other 100 meters in a straight line. For 400 meters race, runners run around the track and complete a circle.

Athletes participating in the 800-meter race run around the track twice, and in 1500 meter race they run around the track three times and have to cover 300 meters more or another three fourths of the track to finish the race.

Running − Equipment

Running doesn’t require anything more than your ambition to participate in official competitions. You need good shoes and clothes that adhere to the rules of the sport.

Running Equipment

Shoes − Shoes used in professional running races are different from the ones used for walking and marathons. They don’t have heels and have eleven crampons. The crampons cannot be more than 11 mm in length.

Clothes − Male runners wear jerseys and shorts, while women runners wear tank tops and shorts. Runners also wear comfortable socks and shoe cushions.