Activity Split Tool

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:

  1. On the website, navigate to the activity that you'd like to split.
  2. Click the wrench icon and choose Split.
  3. From the split page, choose whether you'd like to make one or two splits. You can always go back and split part of one activity again if you need to make more than 3 splits.
  4. Drag the orange lines to the exact locations where you'd like to divide the activity. Hover over the speed graph to help you identify where you stopped/transitioned to another sport. 
  5. When you're satisfied with your selection, click Split on the left-hand side. 
  6. 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.

A. Choose to split your activity into 2 or 3 pieces and the activity will be automatically divided into equal portions based on time. You will still need to make precise adjustments using the orange markers.

B. 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). The distance and time shown will be the distance/time from the beginning of the original activity (mile/km 0), not from the orange 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. 

C. 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. 

D. Grab the orange dots and move them left or right to locate the exact point at which you'd like to split. As you move the dot on the graph, you'll see a corresponding orange positioning dot on the map. Make sure you are satisfied with the orange positions as that is where the activity will get divided. 

E. This section will show you distance and time stats for each of your new activities.

F. Choose to split the activity once you finish positioning the orange markers. 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. 

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 wrench icon > click Delete.  

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  • I was charged twice in July. I need my money back. Thanls

  • I completed the Lululemon challenge and never received my rewards

  • and what about kom and global records?
    i just dividen an activity and lost all of my badges. kom and global records.

  • Can we please have back/forward buttons similar to the crop tool to more precisely choose the split point? Someone has flagged my ride because I had a little GPS aberration on a little flat segment in a suburban street, causing me to take the KOM. The segment is so pathetically short that it is over in the space of a pixel, so I can't split the activity within the segment.

    Edit: I just found how to do it. After you have clicked on the orange dot to move it, you can use your keyboard left/right arrows to move the point back or forward one second.

  • Hello,

    I've split an activity in 3 parts. It was recorded as one cycling activity at first. Afterwards I've changed the first and last part of the split sections in running activities. But there is a bug or something, because the time visualized for the running is still the total time, not the split time!

    Thanks for helping

  • We've created a support request for you Jan.

  • Hi,

    I have not tried out this split function yet, but is it possible to adjust activities as well after splitting the original activity? To give an example: If I record a swimrun session as a running activity, would I be able to change the activity between running and swimming after splitting the original activity?

    If so I think you are into something here. But why limit it to a maximum of 3 activities? A swimrun session (if you haven´t heard about it you should check it out) could often include 10 runs and 10 swims (or more) where you switch between running and swimming all the time.

    So far the only way to record these training sessions has been to record each "lap" as separate activities. As you probably understand this looks kind of weird on the activity feed.

    I`ve asked you many times to come up with a solution for this, but it does not seem to have been prioritized. Please look into it. There are many of us struggling with this issue.

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