# How Many Laps Will It Take Around a Basketball Court to Equal a Mile?

It takes 18.33 laps around an NBA or US collegiate basketball court to equal a mile. Both NBA and US basketball courts measure 94 feet in length and 50 feet wide. To calculate how many laps you need to run around the basketball court to complete a mile, simply add the measurement of all the sides of the court and you’ll get 288 feet. Since a mile equals 5280 feet, divide it by 288, and the result will be the number of laps it takes to reach a mile. Keep in mind, however, that the dimensions of FIBA, Olympic, US high school, and junior high school courts are not the same. This means that the laps needed to complete a mile around these different courts will also vary.

FIBA and Olympic Basketball Courts

The International Basketball Federation (or FIBA) and Olympic standard basketball court length and width are slightly smaller than the NBA and US collegiate courts. FIBA and Olympic courts measure 28 x 15 meters or 91.9 by 49.2 feet. Using the formula mentioned earlier, it would take 18.6 laps around standard FIBA basketball courts to complete one mile. Markings on a FIBA court, as well as the distance of the three-point line from the basket, are also different from those of the NBA and college basketball courts.

High School Basketball Courts

The length of US high school basketball courts is shorter at 84 feet but is just as wide at 50 feet. Those doing laps on such courts will have to run one more lap because one mile is equivalent to 19.7 laps on standard US high school basketball courts.

Junior High Basketball Courts

Although junior high school players can also play on a regular high school hoops court, there are separate standard basketball dimensions for junior high school. Such basketball courts measure 74 feet long by 42 feet wide. To run a mile on junior high school  basketball courts, you’ll have to complete approximately 22.76 laps.