Tracks

A track is defined as a lap or route your runners complete. Customize your tracks and create as many as you'd like.

Written by Stefanie Ediger
Updated over a week ago

# What is a Track?

A track is defined as a lap or route your runners complete.

You can scan the runner ID card for every lap a runner completes or scan once for the total distance the runner completes (Ex. 1-mile run).

You must customize and set the lap distance of your track(s).

# Things to know about Tracks

• Tracks help you create "programs" within your season; for example, if you plan to have a before-school running club and use the program during PE.

• You would create a Run Club track and a PE track to track mileage for each program.

• Although you are using different names for your tracks the space could be the same actual track and distance.

• Collect all effort for that program by that track when scanning ID cards or manually adding effort.

• Then pull a report by that track to see mileage totals for that program.

• You do not need to create a new track every time you run.

• Tracks can be edited, archived, or deleted.

• You can pull a report by a track(s).

# Calculating the lap distance.

There are three ways below to help you calculate the lap distance.

## The number of laps.

• If you know how many laps it takes to equal a mile then you can take the number 1 divided by the number of laps to get your lap distance.

• For example:

• 1 mile / 5 laps = .20 lap distance

• 1 mile / 4 laps = .25 lap distance

• 1 mile / 10 laps = .10 lap distance

## Steps per mile

• On average, we know it takes around 2,000 steps to equal a mile. How many steps does it take you to walk one lap? Use this formula:

• 2,000 / # of steps = # of laps it takes to equal one mile

• Then 1.0 / # of laps = lap distance

• For example:

• If it took 650 steps to complete one lap.

• 2000 / 650 = 3.08 laps it takes to equal a mile

• Then 1 mile / 3.08 = .33 lap distance

## Measure one lap

• You can measure one lap by walking one time yourself using a measuring wheel or a device with GPS to give you the lap distance.

# What are the default and enable buttons used for?

Default:

This makes this track or activity appear first in the mobile scanner app. You can only have one default track or activity turned on at a time.

Enable:
Makes the track or activity show up on the mobile scanner app and when you manually add miles.