Official fitness tests such as those used by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marshall Service often require younger men and women to run the equivalent of a mile in eight or nine minutes. Target times increase over time for o... More »

Running the mile in under four minutes puts a person in an elite class of runner, but strong runners who do not compete can still achieve a time under six minutes. A good time to aim for when running the mile depends on ... More »

Although there is no documented average time for running a mile, seven to 10 minutes is often cited as the average time for a person who is in pretty good shape. Many factors impact the amount of time a 1-mile run takes,... More »

It takes the average person eight to 11 minutes to jog a mile, according to Reference.com. For people who pick up the pace while running, the mile takes five to seven minutes. More »

Although there is no documented average time for running a mile, seven to 10 minutes is often cited as the average time for a person who is in pretty good shape. Many factors impact the amount of time a 1-mile run takes,... More »

The average time for a middle school girl to run a mile varies by age with 10-year-old girls running a mile at an average speed of 11:22, 11-year-old girls running a mile at an average speed of 11:17 and 12-year old-girl... More »

Boston Marathon runners are often encouraged to look out for a CITGO gas station sign, which is situated between the 24th and 25th mile markers on the race route. The sign, which is at the top of a hill, is typically vis... More »