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Create Routes via GPX Upload

Would you like to upload a custom route from a GPX file? Give this request an up vote and let us know in the comments!

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Yes! The Runkeeper map editor is not the easiest to work with and for me often becomes slugging and unresponsive in both Chrome and Safari. Being able to tweak GPX files outside of the system and upload it as a workout would be useful.

Brian Van Peski 8 votes
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Yes, connect to iCloud Drive, Google Drive and Dropbox to upload \GPX files as routes. That would be very nice.

Koos 0 votes
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Please! Also, this would be very useful for long hikes or cycle tours for which my phone doesn't have enough power. My GPS on the other hand always joins me.

yirara 0 votes
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Yes, although this would just be a shortcut with respect to uploading a GPX file when logging an activity and then making it a route. However, I would be happier with improvements in how GPX files are handled in general. Every time I try to upload one, the browser just stops responding, tried both IE and Firefox.

Alberto Di Meglio 0 votes
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I use a Garmin for monitoring pace, distance, etc. on all my runs. Much more convenient than pulling out a phone. Not to mention my phone battery won't last on longer, ultra distance runs. Would be great to be able to export GPX from Garmin, and import it as a new route (not a new activity) into RunKeeper.

Matt Zabriskie 0 votes
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Well, I've been creating dummy activities in the past to be able to upload a gpx map, transforming it in a route and then deleting the activity again. Quite cumbersome and silly, should be easy to implement...

Tom Pieters 0 votes
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Yes, i would like to be able to upload routes of official races (as .gpx) before the actual race. I guess that would improve accuracy of audio cues to control target pace compared to only using GPS data? I usually have to edit my runs in the map editor which basically means audio cues (split pace) are often inaccurate

Anna R. 0 votes
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Yes! This would be fantastic. Routes avaliable on other platforms (like strava/movescount/garmin) could be directly transferred to runkeepers route archive, vastly improving the amount of routes to choose from without having to jump platforms..! Today, I do not use the same GPS-devices as my friends and thus we all have to separately make maps in different systems for the same route... Very annoying. Some have GPX-import while others don't.

John Larson 2 votes
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YES ! Would be fabulous. Especially when going places you can preload GPX tracks from various platforms and then run the route when you are there.

Harald Kurz 0 votes
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Yes. The Runkeeper route editor is awful and if I get a gpx track from elsewhere I don't want to have to spend the time clicking incessantly to get it into RK.

Stephanie 0 votes
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There's one more reason I think this feature is really important: the lack of it makes other RunKeeper features significantly less useful. For example, I do fairly long walks (20K+) and at that distance entering a fake activity just so I can import a route ends up screwing up my stats and achievements. I get new record emails, etc. for work I haven't done only because I have to use this workaround to import my routes. I do delete them but by then the damage is done.

Given that you already have all the working code to do a GPX import, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE allow us to use it when creating routes as well. Thanks!

Tamas Perlaky 0 votes
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YES! This is a serious need. I hate having to remap routes that are already available on race sites (but said race isn't in your list).

Deanna Smith 0 votes
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Yes! I use the iOS app Footpath to easily map out routes. The workaround to create a fake activity, make it a route, then delete the activity (which I can't do easily on my phone!) is really frustrating. It would be great if the RunKeeper app could "response" to GPX files as the Footpath app itself can generate a GPX file then pulls up the context menu (with Mail, Messages, etc. as options). If Runkeeper were in that list, Runkeeper could open and prompt to make a route or log a manual activity using the GPX file.

Rachael 0 votes
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I would like to be able to open the gpx-files in Garmin Basecamp software. Now it is not possible. I get the error "unknown error to open this file". Would making a route first solve this?

Patrick 0 votes
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Yes, this would be a great addition to the app. As a work around I recently uploaded a .gpx as if I had done a workout, but this messes up all kinds of statistics. So definitively yes!

Peter-Paul van Beekum 0 votes
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I am new using run keeper and want to uploads from my phone to the webpage so other friends with RK can see and share GPX files. How do I do it. I am techno challenged at times.

Paul Connor 0 votes
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Can we, please, get information from RunKeeper Team about this feature request. We really need this. Please.

Igor Bojanić 0 votes
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Hi all, there is a simple workaround for this issue:

1 - Import a GPX file as a new activity
Follow the simple instructions on this link: https://support.runkeeper.com/hc/en-us/articles/201109816-How-To-Import-GPX-TCX-Files-On-The-Runkeeper-Website
Note: On the last page select "Activity Viewable By: Just me" as you will be deleting it after.

2 - Make it a route
On that new added activity you have the option to "Make this a route". Select it and if needed edit the waypoints. Save it.
Now you have a new route from a GPX file.

3 - Delete the added activity
Delete the added activity if in fact you haven't done it yet.

Simple, right ?! :-)

Mário Pires 1 vote