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Creating and Uploading a Course Map (GPX)

Last Updated: Mar 29, 2021 06:01PM PDT

Creating a GPX file

There are a few options available to create GPX files online. Some of them require an account some are available without account. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • GPS Visualizer is easy to use and free
  • Wandermap is free and has a handy ”follow roads’ option
  • GPX Editor is a bit more complicated to use but has some more advanced tools (some free, some paid)
  • Trun Geo Trac is a useful tool to reduce complexity of long or detailed gpx files so they load faster. Please don’t have more than 500 datapoints in your gpx file. Try to create a file < 50 kb in size.

Once you have prepared your route make sure to download it to your computer as a .gpx file so you can use that in EveryChallenge.

Uploading the GPX

Virtual course maps are only available for Total Distance and Total Elevation Challenges.

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