All About Routes

How to Find Local Routes

To find a route in your area, or around the world, follow the instructions below... 

  • Click Routes from the magnifying glass button on the top navigation bar of the website
  • Choose an Activity Type for your Route
  • Enter the Zip Code or name of the Town or City you are searching for routes
  • If you are searching for a specific length run, enter distance as well
  • Then, click Submit, and in a few moments search results for public routes created by other users will appear

From here you can look at routes by clicking on the arrow to the right of the map and "add to to your routes" by clicking the blue button below the route if you choose.


How to Create a New Route

  • Log into
  • Go to Routes by selecting your "Me Tab" and then "Routes"
  • Click on the green button with a + symbol, and plot your route
  • When plotting is complete, enter the route type, name, description, and set who the route is "Viewable By"
  • Finally, select Save, and your new route will be added to your routes

Pro Tip: Use "Snap to roads" to keep your path along streets. Right click to delete points. Switch views by clicking on the mountain icon if you need to see a satellite view!


How to Create a Route from a Previous Activity 

  • Log into 
  • Select the Activity you'd like to create a Route from
  • Click on the blue 'Make This A Route' button in the bottom left-hand corner of the map
  • On the next page, enter route type, name, description, and set who the route is "Viewable By"
  • Finally, select save and your new route will be added to your routes


If you'de like to learn how to Associate a Route to a previous activity, check out this article! Additionally, if you'd like to discover how to use the Route in the app, follow the steps here!


How to Make a Route Public/Private

Runkeeper makes it easy to let you choose whether to make your routes public or private: 

  • Visit the Routes section on your Me Tab
  • Click Edit at the top right of the route you would like to change
  • On the right of the edit page, change "Viewable By" to Everyone, Friends, or Just Me
  • Click Save


How To Use A Route From The App

Before using a Route in the app, you'll need to create one first. If you'd like to learn how to create a Route, check out this article. However, if you've like to associate a Route to a previous activity, head over to this article. Then, you should be all set to follow the steps below!


From the Start Screen tap on the Gear Icon in the top left-hand corner.

  • Select the option next to Routes on the Activity Settings Screen. ('None' is the default view)


  •  On the Routes screen, tap on the Route you'd like to select. (If you have completed workouts on this route before, you can see them listed with your stats below the route map)


 Android (Updated with v7.6):

Don't worry Android users, the Routes option didn't disappear! We just gave it a new home under settings in the app.

  • From the Start Screen select the 3 horizontal lines in the top left-hand corner
  • Then select the Routes option under your Settings 
  • Chose the Route you want to use


  • Begin your activity from the start screen!



How to Associate a Route to a Previous Activity

  • Log into your account on 
  • Select the activity you want to associate to a route
  • Click the upside-down arrow option and choose Edit Activity
  • Click on the lower left-hand drop down menu labeled Route
  • Select your pre-saved route
  • Scroll to the bottom and click save



How to view your best times for a particular route

From the mobile app: 

  1. Select the Gear icon in the top left-hand corner of the start screen.
    2. Under Activity Settings select the option to the right side of Routes ('None' is the default display)
    3. Choose the route that you would like to look into
    4. The best times will be available under the orange Select The Route button.


  1. Click the Routes section from your Me Tab
    2. Select any of your Saved Routes
    3. Scroll down to the section Activities on this Routes

--From there, you will find all your activities, listed from the shortest duration to longest, completed on this route


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