Adding a Course Map To your Races

Overview

Participants often want to see a route map of the event they are about to enter. This can prove to be a great way to get them engaed. eventrac makes it easy to upload route maps for one or more components of your race. (A race is always made up of 1 or more component i.e. a running event has 1 component: the run. A triathlon has 5 components: Swim, T1, Bike, T2, Run)

You can add a course map to a component using 2 methods:

  1. Upload a GPX or TCX file of the route (prefered). If you have run the route yourself and have a GPS trace of the route, or have these files available, you can upload them directly to eventrac
  2. Plot the route by hand using our point and click function

Step 1: Navigate to the race you wish to add the route map for

Navigate to the race you wish to add the route map for, and then click components. You will the be present with a list of components. To edit the map, simply click on the word "edit course map"

*Note: If wish to edit the displayed distance, simple click "edit" to the right of the "Share code" button for the component

Step 2: Plot or Upload a course map

After choosing to edit a course map, you will be presented with our mapping facility.

Manually Plotting

If you wish to plot the course manually, you can simply begin clicking which will start the course plotting process. As you click, the route will build. Keep plotting points until you have mapped the route. When finished, click save (item 2) in the top right hand corner.

 

Uploading a File

If you wish to upload a file of your route, simple click "Upload route" (item 1) in the top right. When promted, choose your file and upload it. If the small pop-up window does not close, you can simply click "close" When finished, you must click "save" (item 2) in the top right hand corner.

*NOTE: If you cannot see the word "Save" in the top right, you may need to collapse the left menu (Click the 3 bars in the top left of the screen next to the "eventrac admin" title

*NOTE: If uploading a route, you should wait for the elevation profile to finish building BEFORE clicking the save (item 2) button

Upon clicking "Save" your course map will be saved.

*Note: You should ensure it is being displayed by seeing a "tick" icon for "Showing map" for the component

The map is now visible on your race page. You can share this on your own website by clicking the "Share code" button and copy/pasting the iframe code that is generated for you. If you have an event with multiple races, you will need to repeate this process for any other races that you wish to show a course map.

On Hand To Help

The team at eventrac are on hand to assist with all components of your event. From advice on promoting your event through low cost channels such as social media, to a guided tutorial on a specific feature of eventrac. We are here to help.