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Mount Logan
Status: Gathering Kudos

Hi Strava Team,

I think it will be great to add a link to Race Routes on Strava.

This is important because:

  • Athletes use Race Routes to train for upcoming races (5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, full marathons, century rides, swimming events, triathlons)
  • Race Routes may motivate people to sign up for their local races because it is easier to get to a nearby race
  • Race Routes help athletes prepare for their races and see the elevation profile on Strava rather than a pdf image on the race website
  • Race Routes help athletes during the race without mistakes from police/coordinators on bikes leading the race. (This happened to my friends at smaller local races!)
  • Race Routes allow athletes to connect with other athletes who have ran the race.
  • Create a segment for the route so that athletes see the KOMs/QOMs and rankings on Strava for the full race routes

An example of when I would use this feature is whenever I am signing up for a new race and looking to study the race course profile. I prefer using Strava's map rather than the race website's data.

Strava is my pokedex. 

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Next Race: Malibu Half (11/5/23)
Status changed to: Gathering Kudos

Thanks for submitting your idea. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

"Strava is my pokedex." -- what an incredible statement, I love it!

Mount Logan

@Soren haha it really is! I am going to use it again this weekend to track my running route for LA's 1st half.

It would be awesome if each of the big marathons/centuries/triathlons all had their own challenge badge like you get in pokemon when you beat the boss. The race routes can be rated by difficulty in the app. 

Follow me on Strava!
Next Race: Malibu Half (11/5/23)