Calculate Calories Burned Running

by Gareth Chapman

Calories Burned Running

Running Calories Burned vs Walking Calories Burned

calories burned runningThere is a common misconception that you burn as many calories walking as running.

Given a particular distance this is broadly accurate – although due to the difference in movement, with running involving more up and down effort running has a slightly higher calorie burn rate.

The key principal to keep in mind though is, this is per equal distance and as we all live such busy lives most people will have a limited amount of time they can spend exercising.

30 minutes running burns vastly more calories than 30 minutes of walking.

Even if you are not at the stage where you could run for 30 minutes solid, doing a combination of run / walk will burn many more calories than simply walking.

Calories Burned Running Calculator

Our calories burned running calculator will give you a personal estimate to answer that question of “how many calories do I burn running?“.

Our calculator is based on the average metabolic rates calculated from studies of people running at particular speeds.

  1. Enter your weight
  2. Enter the time spent running in minutes
  3. If you know the distance enter your distance (the calculator will workout your speed to the nearest value metabolic rates are available for)
  4. If you don’t know your distance leave this blank and select your speed (the calculator will workout your speed)



Calories Burned Running Calculator




How Many Calories Do You Burn Running a Mile?

The short answer is….it depends.

The key factor affecting calories burned running a mile is your weight, with a lesser impacting factor of the speed.

The greater your weight the more energy required for you to run a particular distance.

A 150 pound person running a mile will burn between 100 – 120 calories, whereas a 200 pound person running a mile will burn 135 – 155 calories.