How Long Should It Take to Jog a Mile?

The average time it takes to jog a mile varies between 8 and 11 minutes. A good time for jogging a mile depends on several factors, such as age, gender and physical condition.

The military has certain requirements for physical fitness, and the Army considers men who take longer than 8 1/2 minutes to jog a mile, and women who take longer than 10 1/2 minutes, to be at the lowest fitness level. In addition, the speed at which an individual can run in his midlife is strongly correlated to risk of heart disease later in life, according to studies done at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the Cooper Institute in Dallas.