2.5-MILE WALK TEST
The 2.5-mile-walk test measures cardio respiratory (aerobic) and leg muscle endurance. Administrative and support requirements for this event follow.
The event supervisor requires two stopwatches (the timer and back-up timer each require a stopwatch). Event scorers require a clipboard, TC 3-22.20, Appendix A, numbers, and a black pen.
The event uses the same course as the 2-mile run, with the addition of ½ mile added to the 2-mile distance. The Soldiers being tested must be in view of the scorers at all time.
One event supervisor, one scorer for every three Soldiers tested, one timer, one back-up timer, and support personnel to ensure proper control and safety are required. The event supervisor will not be an event scorer.
The OIC, the NCOIC, or the event supervisor, must read the following before the 2.5-mile walk test event (Figure A-10):
| "THE 2.5-MILE WALK MEASURES CARDIO RESPIRATORY FITNESS AND LEG-MUSCLE ENDURANCE. ON THE COMMAND, ‘GO,’ THE CLOCK WILL START, AND YOU WILL BEGIN WALKING AT YOUR OWN PACE. YOU MUST COMPLETE (DESCRIBE THE NUMBER OF LAPS, START AND FINISH POINTS, AND COURSE LAYOUT). ONE FOOT MUST BE IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND AT ALL TIMES. IF YOU BREAK INTO A RUNNING STRIDE AT ANY TIME OR HAVE BOTH FEET OFF THE GROUND AT THE SAME TIME, YOUR PERFORMANCE IN THE EVENT WILL BE TERMINATED. YOU WILL BE SCORED ON YOUR ABILITY TO COMPLETE THE 2.5-MILE COURSE IN A TIME EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN THAT LISTED FOR YOUR AGE AND GENDER.”
Figure A-10. 2.5-mile walk narrative
In conclusion, the OIC/NCOIC, or the event supervisors, asks:
|“WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT?”
The OIC, the NCOIC, or the event supervisor, will read the instructions aloud and answer questions. He then assigns Soldiers to a scorer. Each scorer assigns each Soldier a number and records the Soldier's number on their scorecard in the comment block.
When the timer gives the command, “GET SET” the Soldiers will position themselves to begin the event. Time begins when the timer gives the command, “GO.” The timer will call out times in minutes and seconds as Soldiers near the end of the 2.5-mile walk.
Scorers must observe the Soldiers during the entire event and must ensure that the Soldiers maintain a walking stride. Soldiers that break into any type of running stride will be terminated from the event and will be a NO GO. The scorer records the time in the time block and circles the GO or NO GO. 2.5-mile walk is entered in the alternate event block. Refer to figure A-11 for scoring of this event.