Supplying Information And Equipment For The New 2020 Army Combat Fitness Test

ACFT – Two Mile Run

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— 2-mile run: Same event as on the current test. In the ACRT, run scores are expected to be a bit slower due to all of the other strenuous activity.

1. Line up behind the starting line and begin running on the “Go” command.
2. No physical assistance from anyone or anything is permitted.
3. Remain on the designated course for the entire distance. If you deviate from or depart the course, you are disqualified and your test is terminated.
4. The test administrator will call out split times as you pass the start line each lap.
5. The test administrator will call out and record your completion time.

The 2-mile run primarily measures cardiorespiratory endurance, which is an important physiologically requirement for conducting continuous operations and ground movements on foot, especially under load. Specifically, the 2-mileruncontributesto the  prediction of a Soldiers ability to execute a long distance ruck march while carrying a heavy load. A higher cardiorespiratory endurance also allows the body to recover quickly in preparation for executing another physically demanding tasks that may rise during a ground movement or immediately following, such as reacting quickly to enemy contact.

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