12 Minute Cooper Walk/Run Test

Aerobic Capacity, Bigger/Longer/Further is better

The Cooper Walk/Run Test measures aerobic capacity by measuring the total distance an individual can travel in 12 minutes.

Equipment Required: Large open space, stopwatch, device for measuring distance (mobile phone, fitness watch etc).


  1. Participant sets their stopwatch for 12 minutes and turns on their device for tracking distance (Strava).
  2. Participant begins to move at a pace comfortable for them and continues to do so until the 12 minute time limit elapses.
  3. Participant stops their device for measuring distance.
  4. Participant inputs the total distance that they were able to travel in 12 minutes into SharedGoals by clicking on the green “Add score” button.