How Many Laps Is 500 Yards?

The standard length for a running track is 400 meters; 500 yards converts to 457.2 meters, and so 500 yards would take up slightly more than 1 1/8 laps. Starting at the universal finish line on the track, this would require a lap plus 57.2 more meters.

The best way to run precisely 500 yards on a field would be to begin at the 100-meter starting line, which is at the beginning of the straightaway that ends at the universal finish line. Using a measuring tape to mark off 57.2 meters would give a runner a valid starting line and finish line.