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Status: Gathering Kudos

Enable #Club Events to be classified as more than Ride or Run events. I have created a #Club (iSwim4) where the #Sport is "Swimming". When I attempt to Add A Club Event; the mandatory field, "Event Type" only contains Run or Ride data elements.

I believe the #Event Type field should contain all or many of the values that exist in the Club Sport, in my case Swimming but in other cases, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Sailing, etc.

By not having this ability, it limits recruiting Strava athletes to join us in pool or open water swim events since the key field descriptors do not align with our #Club (Swimming) - again, it forces us to select Run or Ride and use a description filed to explain that we are really looking to have swimming as the event!

Mt. Kenya

I totally agree - I also really need this functionality for the @bigeffortswim club 

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STRAVA | Community Hub Team


Hello @ssmwzkt, thanks for posting—I wholeheartedly agree that event creation could use some improvements, and folks in the hub should kudo this thread in support! I'm glad you raised this here. 

That said, I know our team has plans for this work, though in the meanwhile, here are some tips:

  • The event sport type does not restrict the route types that can be selected; event creators can pick routes with sport types that do not match the current event sport types offered
  • The event name and description can be used to clarify the purpose of the event and what types of sports would be encouraged during the event
  • The club activity feed filters activities by the club's sport type, not the event sport type. If the club's sport type includes or reflects the sport for the event, members' activities from the event saved as that sport type should appear in the club's activity feed 

That workaround should at least help club communities gather in real life as they intend. If others have any other adaptive suggestions, it'd be great to hear them. Similarly, what else would be valuable to add to the event creation flow?

STRAVA | Support Team