2.4 km Run Test
The Cooper 2.4 km (1.5 mile) run test is a simple running test of aerobic fitness, requiring only a stopwatch and running track. This is an alternative to the Cooper 12 min run test.
- purpose: This test measures aerobic fitness.
- equipment required: 2.4 km flat and hard running course, stopwatch
- procedure: The aim of this test is to complete the 2.4 km course in the shortest possible time. At the start, all participants line up behind the starting line. On the command ‘go,’ the clock is started and they begin running at their own pace. Although walking is allowed, it is strongly discouraged. A cool down walk should be performed at the completion of the test.
- scoring: The total time to complete the course is recorded.
- norms: here are some classifications of cardiovascular fitness for the cooper 1.5 mile run test for males and females aged 20-29 years. original source unknown.
- calculations: here is an equation to predict VO2max from the 1.5 mile run time, where VO2max units is ml.kg.min-1, and time in minutes.
VO2max = (483 / time) + 3.5
- uses: The Football Association of Singapore has adopted the 2.4km run as its mandatory fitness test from 2013 instead of the beep test.