**One-thousand feet is equal to slightly less than 1/5 of a mile.** A football field is 300 feet long, so a 1,000-foot stretch covers the length of three and one-third football fields.

A mile contains 5,280 feet, so 1,000 feet make up about 19 percent of a mile. In metric terms, 1,000 feet converts to 304.8 meters, which is 3/10 of a kilometer. The men's world record for running 200 meters is 19.19 seconds, while the fastest time ever for running 400 meters is 43.18 seconds. That means that a world-class athlete could run 300 meters, or 1,000 feet, in about 31 seconds.