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Frequently asked questions

FAQ

  1. What is Segment Challenge?
  2. How much does Segment Challenge cost?
  3. Do I need a Strava account?
  4. How do I host a challenge?
  5. How do I promote my challenge and invite people to join?
  6. When are challenge leaderboards updated?
  7. Why can't I see my challenge in Strava?
  8. Does Segment Challenge support virtual races?

What is Segment Challenge?

Segment Challenge allows you to host your own Strava challenges.

A challenge comprises one or more stages. You can create a segment challenge – based around different Strava segments – or an activity challenge where you decide what type of activity to record – distance, duration, or elevation – and can set an optional goal.


How much does Segment Challenge cost?

The site is completely free to use. There's no cost involved with hosting your own challenge.


Do I need a Strava account?

Yes, you need a Strava account to authenticate with Segment Challenge and to track your activity. A free Strava account is fine.


How do I host a challenge?

You need to choose between a segment challenge or an activity challenge and follow the steps on the host you own Strava challenge page.


How do I promote my challenge and invite people to join?

Once you've created your challenge you can invite athletes to participate by sharing the link to your challenge by selecting Share challenge from the challenge context menu, or by copying the browser address bar on the challenge page.

Segment Challenge doesn't yet provide a facility to promote your challenge, but you can share the link with your club members by creating a post on the club's Strava page, emailing your club's members, posting to social media, or on your own website.

Participants will need to click the "Join challenge" button on the challenge page which will prompt them to authorise Segment Challenge with Strava to allow access to their activity data. Once joined their activity will be automatically tracked and included in the leaderboards.


When are challenge leaderboards updated?

Stage leaderboards are updated shortly after you upload your activity to Strava.

Overall challenge leaderboards are updated at the end of each stage for multi-stage challenges.

If you've recently joined a challenge it may take a few hours before your attempts appear.


Why can't I see my challenge in Strava?

Unfortunately challenges created on Segment Challenge do not appear on Strava. Strava doesn't provide any means of including third party challenges, such as those created on this site. Strava challenges are separate from any you create on this site.


Does Segment Challenge support virtual races?

Yes, you can host your own virtual race allowing athletes' to compete anywhere in the world.