How to create a goal

Setting up a Goal on iPhone

If this is your first goal...

1. Head to your Goals Tab

2. Click the cell that reads "My goal is to..." 

3. Select the goal you would like to set up
Note: If you already have a goal set up in a category, it will appear dimmed in the list. For example if you already have a Total Distance goal in progress


4. Enter your goal details
Note: You will see an activity type with a strikethrough if you already have a goal in progress with that exact activity and goal type.
 
**For Weight Goals: The goal screen will let you know if your goal is easy, doable, or really hard based off of general weight loss metrics. Feel free to ignore this messaging and set up any goal you choose. We just want our users to be successful in their goals by helping them set up manageable timeframes!**

 
 5. Select the Green button "Set Goal" and get moving!
 
 If this is not your first goal...
 
1. Head to your Goals Tab
 
2. Tap on the goal that is listed to enter the goal screen
 
3. Select the trophy in the upper right hand corner
 
4. Follow steps above from step 4
 

Elite users only:

By tapping on your goal in the goal cell, you can view advanced insights on any goal in progress. Using your current data, RunKeeper can inform you if you are on pace to reach your goal or if you should adjust!

 

 

Setting up a Goal on Android

1. Head over to the 'Me' tab and select the 'Goals' cell

2. In the top right hand corner you will see a trophy icon. Click here to add a new goal.

Note: If you already have a goal set up in a category, it will appear dimmed in the list

3. Select the goal you are trying to achieve from the list. 

4. Set the 'Start Date' and 'End Date

5. Press the blue 'Set Goal' button

 

Web

  1. Login to your account and click on the 'Me' tab at the top which will bring you to your RunKeeper Dashboard
  2. Click the green 'Add New Goal' button. If you do not see it there, click the right arrow until the goal button appears
  3. Select the type of Goal you would like to set
  4. Select the type of Activity for your goal
  5. Set your 'Start Date' and 'End Date' and any other information necessary for that Goal Type
  6. Click Next and review your Goal information
  7. Press the green 'Done' button in the bottom right corner

Common Mistakes:

Many users want to set up a cumulative goal but instead set up a single distance goal. For example, they want to run 500mi in the next year, but instead set up a goal to go for a 500mi run

When setting up your cumulative distance goal on the app, select "Total Distance" not "Longest Distance"

When settings up your cumulative distance goal on the web, select "Cumulative Distance" not "Distance" 

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