1.5 Mile Run Test (Choose this test or the 1 mile walk)

This test measures your cardio endurance and fitness level.

DO NOT attempt this test until you are routinely running for 15 to 20 minutes several times per week. If you are over the age of 65, checked with your doctor. If you experience abnormal changes in blood pressure, dizziness/fainting, irregular heart rhythm, or chest pain, stop the test immediately.


You will need a good pair of running shoes. They shouldn’t be more than 6-months old. Wear comfortable clothes. Have a timer with you that shows the seconds. Drink water at the end of your test. Do not eat a heavy meal or smoke within 3 hours of your test.
Measure one and a half miles of any flat area where you will perform this test. Do not do this test on a treadmill.
Warm up by walking or jogging slowly for 3-5 minutes. When you are ready to begin, start the clock and begin running as fast as you can while maintaining a steady pace. You can slow down and speed up as you wish, but the goal is to complete the mile and a half as quickly as possible. Stop your watch or check your time at the end of the mile and a half to the nearest second. When finished, keep walking for a few minutes to cool down. Follow up with a few stretches

Track Your Progress

Start Date

Fastest Record

Last Record
New Record
Rating Based on Age
Women Ratings

Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Excellent 12:51 13:43 14:31 15:57 16:20
Good 14:24 15:08 15:57 16:58 17:46
Average 14:55 15:26 16:27 17:24 18:16
Fair 15:26 15:57 16:58 17:55 18:44

Men Ratings

Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Excellent 10:16 10:47 11:44 12:51 13:53
Good 11:41 12:20 13:14 14:24 15:29
Average 12:18 12:51 13:53 14:55 16:50
Fair 12:51 13:36 14:29 15:26 16:43

Rating taken from: https://www.whyiexercise.com/cooper-test.html