Moving your activity history from Runtastic to Strava

To transfer your activities from Runtastic to Strava you'll need to export individual activities from Runtastic and upload them to Strava from our Upload page. 

  1. Go to an activity on Runtastic.
  2. Above the activity and next to the activity type you'll see a gear icon click on it, then click "Export as .tcx" and the file will be downloaded to your download folder.
  3. Repeat step 2 for all activities you'd like to export and upload to Strava.
  4. Log in to your account on Strava.
  5. Click Upload from the top right of any page and then "From File" and browse to select the file(s) you downloaded. NOTE: files can be bulk uploaded to Strava in groups of up to 25.
  6. Name your activities, and adjust the activity types as necessary.
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  • The solution from Luís Miguel N. works for me.Thanks.

    Not 100% equal but very close.

  • I‘ve had this problem importing from Runtastic to Golden Cheetah (a desktop analysis program, like Training Peaks). It happens because Runtastic's GPS coordinates will "freeze" for many seconds at a time then "jump" to another spot along your route. That instantaneous movement generates calculated speeds of hundreds of mph/kph and the time between jumps is deducted from ride time, although not duration. Renaming the Runtastic files as "race cycling" is an interesting suggestion (Gary Roberts above); let's try that.

  • Yeah, this doesnt work. I get this on the Runtastic end:
    this is after the first 5 activities download, all others give this error

  • I also found out that Luís Miguel N.’s tips kind of work. It alters the «Elapsed Time» with «Moving Time».

  • Hey Strava,
    do you plan an update/fix for the import issues and when? The workaround to edit the imported runs to 'race' is not really a solution. All my imported runs are way too fast. So, it doesn't make really sense to switch from Runtastic to Strava.

    Many thanks in advance for a reply.

  • the same problem by importing with .gpx or.tcx files

  • I found the problem with the time code.
    In the profil on Strava the time code des not fit with my city. To solve the problem I change my place in my contry only. Than the code changed.

  • Richardson D.
    March 26, 2019 14:27
    Hi fellows.

    Best process for me was export all activities from Runtastic (Settings - Export) - will receive an email with a zip file

    After use to convert all "Sport-sessions\GPS-data" (Json format files) to .gpx.

    Then upload .gpx files to Strava (


    sorry but i dont understend

    Parse JSON Files to GPX

    To parse the activity JSON files to GPX files run the build jar like following:
    java -jar runtastic-activity-parser /User/bob/Sport-sessions/GPS-data /User/bob/output
    The first argument is the source path and the second the target path.

    i have 97 json files, but i dont now i dont, I don't understand what to do
    please help my

  • Hi Luis,

    I'm happy to help out! Shoot the support team a message through here:

  • all my uploads have disappeared. i cant send activity from mobile to laptop anymore .,

  • Today I want to import one workout, 11 km for 1 hour, and Strava change the time to 44:50, but I'm not such kind of athlete now. Why can I not to change the time after export? It's stupid. I try 4 different files (from Endomondo and Runtastic) with the same garbage result.

  • Hi Artur. It´s a Java program, you need install Java run-time.

    "To parse the activity JSON files to GPX files run the build jar like following:
    java -jar runtastic-activity-parser /blabla/Sport-sessions/GPS-data /blabla/output
    The first argument is the source path and the second the target path."

    /blabla/Sport-sessions/GPS-data - location of unzipped Runtastic json files.

    /blabla/output - location of gpx files (converted by Java program).

  • An updated tool which allows to download and zip all runtastic activities:

  • It's pretty clear why Strava doesn't adress this issue... Strava obviusly wants people to record their activities with Strava and NOT other apps... So this will remain unresolved

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