This is a test of aerobic fitness, an important component of endurance based and team sports. The 1.6 km endurance run is part of the eTID Talent Identification Testing Program, and their protocol is listed here. One mile = 1.609344 kilometers. See also a description of another 1-mile /run test and the 1-mile walk test.
purpose: This test measures aerobic fitness and leg muscles endurance.
equipment required: 1.6 km flat running course (e.g. 4x400m track), marker cones, stopwatch.
pre-test: Explain the test procedures to the subject. Perform screening of health risks and obtain informed consent. Prepare forms and record basic information such name, age, height, body weight, gender, test conditions (weather, running surface). Measure and mark out the course using cones. See more details of pre-test procedures.
procedure: The aim of this test is to complete a 1.6 kilometer course in the shortest possible time. At the start, all participants are to line up behind the starting line. On the command ‘go,’ the clock will start, and the athletes begin running at their own pace.
scoring: The total time to complete the course is recorded for each participant, in minutes and seconds.
advantages: large groups of athletes can be tested at once, and it is a very cheap and simple test to perform. If the test is conducted on a 400m running track, all the athletes will be in view throughout the test
disadvantages: Practice and pacing are required, and performance on this test can be affected greatly by motivation. If running around a 400 m oval, you will be able to provide continual feedback on the time to help with pacing.
comments: To achieve the best result for this test, adequate practice and good pacing are required, and performance on this test can be affected greatly by motivation.
The Test in Action
- The 1.6 km endurance run is part of the eTID Talent Identification Testing Program.
- FitnessGram 1-mile walk/run test — walk or run one mile as fast as you can.
- 1 Mile Endurance Run / Walk Test — complete one mile in the fastest possible time.
- 1-mile walk test — walk one mile in the quickest possible time.
- About the eTID Talent Identification Testing Program.
- General Walk / Run tests
- See the comparison page for a overview of the walk and run tests.
- Other aerobic tests
- All fitness test list