Hi, this is Jamie Glick. I'm here to talk about what do running tracks require. Running tracks are a place to exercise, a place for track and field events but there's a lot more that goes into it than just placing an oval down on a field. There are two main types of tracks when you are talking about running tracks. There is an equal quadrant track and a non-equal quadrant track. An equal quadrant track is a 400 meter track as they all are but each quadrant is 100 meters long so you have a 100 meter straightaway stretch, a 100 meter curve, a 100 meter straightaway and another 100 meter curve. The problem with this kind of track is that you can't fit much in the middle. So after many years of using this type of set up, they started making more of the non-equal quadrant tracks. The non-equal quadrant track has a shorter straightaway and a longer curve and then another short straightaway and a longer curve. This type of set up with the longer curves, allows for a bigger field in the middle to allow for football games, soccer games, Lacrosse games and other track and field events. In addition, having that longer curve, puts less stress on a runner's knees and gives the runner and competitor less change of injury during a race.