What is the total distance of the walking / jogging path around East Campus? Everyone I’ve asked gives a slightly different answer, and no one I’ve asked can find enough of the markers along the path to be certain.

ANSWER PERSON RESPONDS: It turns out this isn’t an easy question. Over two years ago, AP tackled this one in the written Suggestion Book, in number 3205A:

“Various brochures and handouts give the distance of the wall as 1.7 or 2 miles. Regular joggers, however, all know that the distance of the jogging trail is really 1.5 miles. Checking a map that seems accurately scaled, AP got a distance of about 1.5 miles, so I think the joggers are right. You may have found that this useful bit of information (you’re not the first person to ask about it at the library) isn’t publicized on the Duke website. The only news about the jogging trail seems to relate to assaults.”

I was debating with my co-workers on the distance. Some stated that it was 1 mile and others said it was 2 miles. So we began to search the web and we found the answer. It was very helpful!!!

Thanks! I’m glad that my research has been appreciated.

finally. the answer.