Building a Backyard Running Track

How to Build a Running Track in Your Backyard

Whether you’re a runner, an athlete, or just want to stay fit and active, having your own customized running track in your backyard can provide an enjoyable way to exercise. Saviano Company Inc. has everything you need to create the perfect running track for all of your needs. With our comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to design and build a running track that’s right for you.

Consider Size and Shape

First, it is important to consider the size and shape of your running track. You should take into account the amount of space you have available in your yard and how much running or exercising you plan on doing. Once you’ve determined the size, mark out the area with some rope or paint. Make sure to leave a good amount of space around the track for other activities or furniture. You can also choose to shape the track in different designs. This could be a rectangular, oval, or circular layout depending on your preference.

Preparing the Site

Once you’ve figured out your size and shape, it’s time to prepare the site. Clear any debris that may be in your area, such as sticks and rocks. As with any project, make sure to check for underground utilities before starting. If there are any trees, bushes, or large rocks on the track, you may need to remove them first.

Once it’s all clear, level the area as much as possible. This is key to making sure your running track doesn’t have any unexpected bumps or dips that could cause injury. If necessary, you can use a shovel or rake to even out the ground. After this stage, it’s time to mark out where you will be laying the track. Make sure to use some sort of marker, such as lime or chalk, so that you can see it clearly.

Getting the Materials You Need

After you’ve marked out the area, it’s time to get the materials you need. It is important to purchase the right type of material for your track. You may need to purchase rubber tiles, turf, wood chips, or asphalt depending on your needs and preferences. Make sure to measure the area thoroughly and purchase enough materials, as it can be difficult to find more of the same material once you’ve started. 

Installing Your Track

When your site is clear, you can begin installing your running track. Most tracks come in either interlocking tiles or pre-made rolls of rubberized material. For smaller areas, tiles are preferable because they are easily installed and can be customized in size. For larger areas, rubberized rolls may be more cost-effective and require less maintenance than tiles.

In either case, it is important to properly install your track to ensure that it lasts. Take time to read the manufacturer’s instructions before you begin. This will help you understand the proper techniques for installation and care so you can get the most out of your running track.

Finishing Touches

As soon as you’ve installed your running track, there are a few finishing touches you can add to make it even more enjoyable. Consider adding some lights around the edges of your track for evening runs, or add a water fountain for convenient hydration. If you’re feeling creative, you can also plant some shrubs or trees to make it more aesthetically pleasing and provide shade from the sun.


Like any landscaping project, your running track will need proper maintenance to keep it in optimal condition. Be sure to sweep the track regularly to remove any debris, such as leaves and twigs. You should also inspect your track for any potential wear and tear, such as cracks or signs of water damage. It’s also important to keep the area around your track clean and tidy. This will help ensure that there are no tripping hazards or areas that could be slippery when you’re running. Careful care and maintenance will ensure that it lasts for years to come and you can enjoy running or exercising in the comfort of your own home.

At Saviano Company Inc., we understand that having a running track is an exciting and rewarding experience. With our expert advice and comprehensive guide, you can create a running track that’s perfect for your backyard. From choosing size and shape to adding finishing touches, we have all of the information you need to build the ideal running track. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your running track today!

2 thoughts on “How to Build a Running Track in Your Backyard”

    1. Hey Jennifer, thanks for asking. Depending on various factors such as the amount of lanes, material quality, existing site conditions, turf, and add-ons, it can cost anywhere between a couple hundred thousand to millions of dollars. Are you thinking of constructing a running track?

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