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How do I calculate my lap distance?
How do I calculate my lap distance?

You must set a lap distance for participants to earn mileage for completing laps.

Written by Stefanie Ediger
Updated over a week ago

# Here are three ways to calculate your lap distance.

## The number of laps.

• If you know how many laps it takes to equal a mile then you can take the number 1 divided by the number of laps to get your lap distance.

• For example:

• 1 mile / 5 laps = .20 lap distance

• 1 mile / 4 laps = .25 lap distance

• 1 mile / 10 laps = .10 lap distance

## Steps per mile

• On average, we know it takes around 2,000 steps to equal a mile. How many steps does it take you to walk one lap? Use this formula:

• 2,000 / # of steps = # of laps it takes to equal one mile

• Then 1.0 / # of laps = lap distance

• For example:

• If it took 650 steps to complete one lap.

• 2000 / 650 = 3.08 laps it takes to equal a mile

• Then 1 mile / 3.08 = .33 lap distance

## Measure one lap

• You can measure one lap by walking one time yourself using a measuring wheel or a device with GPS to give you the lap distance.