How to remove your activity from leaderboards

This little-known privacy feature can be used to solve a number of Strava community issues, some of which are described under our Segment Leaderboard Guidelines.

How do I hide my segment times from the leaderboards? 

Edit an Activity to select the "Hide from Segment Leaderboards" option. Your segment efforts will still appear under "My Results", but will be removed on all public leaderboards and other leaderboard filters. 

You can select this privacy setting on an individual activity, or apply the setting by default to all new uploads. 

When would I want to use this feature? 

  • As a simple privacy measure, if you prefer not to participate in the competitive nature of Strava segments.  
  • If something looks strange with your GPS data, and you have some inaccurate segment matches on your activity, you can remove yourself from topping the leaderboards with a bad data. 
  • If you cycled behind a car or moto, commonly known as motorpacing, and you took a bunch of KOMs/QOMs, removing your achievements is the right thing to do. 
  • If you record a motor-assisted activity and decide to categorize it as a run or ride, hide those super-human achievements before you get flagged. Maybe you were driving your car to scout a new route, jumping in the sag wagon, or maybe you were on an E-bike. (Hint: use the new E-bike category instead!) 
  • If you beat your best friend, parent, sibling, partner or potential partner on a segment, and you don't want them to know because it could be a deal breaker... 

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