How Many Calories Do You Burn Running?
30 minutes of running will burn between 280 and 520 calories, depending on your weight and speed.
Here’s what the calories burned look like if you increase your runtime to 60 minutes at 6 mph at various weights:
The calories burned running will depend on your weight, time spent running and to a lesser degree, your speed. Use the calculator for a custom calculation.
Calories Burned Running Calculator
To use the calories burned running calculator simply enter:
- Enter your weight
- Enter the time spent running in minutes
- If you know the distance enter your distance (the calculator will workout your speed to the nearest value metabolic rates are available for)
- If you don’t know your distance leave this blank and select your speed (the calculator will workout your speed)
Running Calories Burned vs Walking Calories Burned
There 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.