Have you ever wanted to split one activity into separate activities? If so, you can use the activity split tool. There are many uses for this tool, but some examples of why you may choose to split your activity are:
- You recorded a car ride, bad GPS data, or motor-pacing in the middle of your activity. You can crop this data out after splitting the activity at the beginning of the affected portion.
- You accidentally left your Garmin on over multiple activities and need to divide them.
- You recorded a multi-sport event such as triathlon, duathlon, or brick.
How do I split an activity
- On the website, navigate to the activity that you'd like to split.
- Click the ellipses and choose Split.
- Choose to split your activity into 2 or 3 pieces and the activity will be automatically divided into equal portions based on time. You can always go back and split part of one activity again if you need to make more than 3 splits.
- Drag the orange lines to the exact locations where you'd like to divide the activity. Hover over the performance graph to see your distance, time, elevation, grade, speed, and sensor data at that exact point (represented by the thin black line).
- Tip: This graph is useful for watching your changes in speed. For multi-sport activities, the slower or stopped speeds typically represent the sport transitions. If you waited and got in a vehicle for a lift in the middle of an activity, the stopped time/speed might also fall right before a sudden jump in speed.
- Highlight portions of the performance graph in order to see a zoomed in view on the activity map. Click once anywhere outside of that selected area to un-zoom.
- Make sure you are satisfied with the orange positions as that is where the activity will get divided. Click Split on the left-hand side.
- This change cannot be undone unless you re-upload the original activity. If you need to re-upload the activity, this will cause you to lose kudos/comments.
- You'll be taken to the My Activities page where you'll see your new activities. Split activities will retain the name of the original activity.
Automatically Split Activities
Strava can automatically split most multi-sport fit files from devices such as the 310xt, 910xt, or the 920xt. When you upload a multi-sport fit file, Strava's file parser will separate it into multiple activities during the upload process. If you uploaded a multi-sport file and it wasn't automatically split, it's likely your device does not follow conventional multi-sport formatting or the file is not in FIT format. If this is the case, you can use our activity split tool or you can export the individual .tcx files from Garmin Connect, and upload those to Strava.
After an activity is split, what happens to kudos and comments?
Kudos and comments will be preserved on the first part of the activity only. If you split at the wrong spot and need to start over, you will lose kudos and comments.
How will a split activity be named?
Your new activities will have the same name as the original activity. You can rename your activities using the edit tool.
How do I re-do an activity split?
If you need to start over, you will have to delete the activities and re-upload the original file—this will cause you to lose kudos and comments. If you have a Garmin Device and use Garmin Connect, you can delete the current activities from Strava and then export the original file from Garmin Connect. Navigate to the Strava upload page and upload this file to your account. More instructions here. If you do not have the original file, please log in to our support site (upper right-hand corner) and then "submit a request." Please make sure to include links to the activities as well as the approximate date you uploaded the original activity.
How do I delete a split activity?
Navigate to the activity you'd like to delete > click the ellipses > click Delete.