According to Amateur Endurance, 300 metres is equivalent to 3/4 of a lap on a typical 400-meter running track. To account for the longer outside lanes, the track’s lanes all have distinct starting points.
A standard-sized track has four laps that are 1,600 metres long, or just under a mile. The Department of Sport and Recreation for the Western Australian government states that a track contains four to eight lanes, while a competitive track must have at least six lanes. Typically, tracks have a surface made of synthetic material, cinder, or grass.