Track & Field

Illustration of a running shoe for use on a running track

Track and Field is a collection of sporting contests based on the universal human athletic skills of running, jumping, and throwing. Occurring within the central space of an oval running track or on the track itself, the competitions that make up Track and Field meets are some of the oldest sports in history and remain the core competitions of the Summer Olympic Games. Track and Field events are split into three main categories: track events (running), field events (throwing and jumping), and combined events (decathlons with a single athlete performing in multiple events).

Common Questions

Which track and field events are performed on the running track?
Running tracks are used for sprints (100m, 200m, 400m), middle distance runs (800m, 1500m), long distance runs (3km Steeplechase, 5km, 10km), hurdles (110/100m, 400m), and relays (4x100m, 4x400m).
Which track and field events are performed in the field?
Field based events in track and field include both jumping and throwing events. Jumping events include the Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, and Pole Vault. Throwing events include the Shot Put, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, and Hammer Throw.
When were the first Olympic Games held?
The first Olympic Games occurred in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece and only included the stadion race which was a 590’ | 180 m footrace.


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400m Running Track
400m Running Tracks are rubberized running surfaces used for various Track and Field competitions. With lanes designed to be 400m in length from start to finish, 400m Running Tracks are the most commonly used tracks that can easily accommodate for competitive sprint lengths of 100m, 200m, and 400m.
Dimensioned drawing of a regulation 400m running track with measurements for starting scratch lines for 200m and 400m races
400m Running Tracks are rubberized running surfaces used for various Track and Field competitions. With lanes designed to be 400m in length from start to finish, 400m Running Tracks are the most commonly used tracks that can easily accommodate for competitive sprint lengths of 100m, 200m, and 400m.
Dimensioned drawing of a regulation 400m running track with measurements for starting scratch lines for 200m and 400m races
400m Running Track

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Length (Overall): 580’5” | 176.91 m
Width (Overall): 303’6” | 92.5 m
Area (Overall): 157,092 ft2 | 14,594 m2
Radius (Inner): 119’9” | 36.5 m
Length (Center): 276’ 10” | 84.39 m
Lane Width: 4’ | 1.22 m
Races: 100m, 200m, 400m

Drawings include:
Track & Field 400m Running Track plan

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300m Running Track
300m Running Tracks are specialized rubber surfaces used for Track and Field competitions with lanes designed to be 300m in length from start to finish. An uncommon track size, 300m Running Tracks are typically found in circumstances where a full 400m track could not be built.
Dimensioned drawing of a 300m running track with starting scratch lines for 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m races
300m Running Tracks are specialized rubber surfaces used for Track and Field competitions with lanes designed to be 300m in length from start to finish. An uncommon track size, 300m Running Tracks are typically found in circumstances where a full 400m track could not be built.
Dimensioned drawing of a 300m running track with starting scratch lines for 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m races
300m Running Track

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Length (Overall): 423’9” | 129.16 m
Width (Overall): 292’5” | 89.12 m
Area (Overall): 110,922 ft2 | 10,305 m2
Radius (Inner): 114’2” | 34.8 m
Length (Center): 131’4” | 40.04 m
Lane Width: 4’ | 1.22 m
Races: 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m

Drawings include:
Track & Field 300m Running Track plan

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