How to connect your 100 Days of Running account with Strava?

If you use the popular running app called Strava (it’s free, available on Android Play Store and Apple Store) for tracking your runs, you can use our auto-import feature which can automatically import your daily runs from your Strava account to the 100 Days of Running (HDOR) account without the need to submit your run data manually everyday. Here is how you can enable this logging in to your HDOR account on computer or mobile (not on HDOR app, this will not work there).

Use of Strava app is mainly recommended for below reasons:

  • Automatic sync Strava app data to HDOR website (no other app data is currently supported for automatic sync to HDOR)
  • Run/walk multiple times a day (you can only do this with Strava connect, no other option or app is supported)

Make your Strava account privacy settings to Public

1. Open your Strava account on computer or mobile and ensure account privacy settings in Strava are set to public. Go to Settings >> Privacy Controls >> Who Can See and change various settings to “Everyone” (below screenshot is for computer, but you can see similar settings on Strava mobile app also).

2. Ensure runs are done using app and not entered by hand as a manual entry. Manual entries will NOT be imported. A good test for what will be imported is to look for a map. If you see a map besides your activity, it means it was recorded using a GPS app, and will be imported if it is a public activity.

Process to setup Strava auto-import

Do below steps on HDOR website (either on mobile or computer, not on HDOR app) after logging in.

Step 1: Go to your profile section in your HDOR account


On mobile devices, this step may look a little different. Look for the small 3 horizontal lines icon on the top right after you have signed in to your HDOR account. That’s your menu. Click on it and locate the item called ‘Settings’. Your ‘Profile’ is under the Settings section.

Step 2: Go to the bottom of the profile section, expand the App connect section, and click on the toggle button besides Strava in that section.

Step 3: Authorize your account to connect to Strava by clicking on the Authorize button in the form which opens up as below.

Step 4: Confirm that the connect to Strava is now complete, the toggle should turn blue as seen below.

Once you connect your 100 Days of Running account with Strava, the system will automatically get your daily runs recorded in your Strava account imported to your 100 Days Of Running account.

When does import of your run happen?

Your Strava run data will not be immediately imported to 100 Days of Running. Each run activity import is expected to happen within 24 hours of the actual run (usually it happens within 8 hours). Please give it time.

If multiple activities for a day were found in your Strava account, all the activities will be imported. If a manually entered activity for a day is already found on 100 Days of Running when importing from Strava, the activity will not be imported.

If you face poor quality of Strava recording, less distance, bad GPS, etc, please refer to this article to resolve your Strava issues.

Troubleshooting Strava Import Issues

If you followed all the steps correctly, your runs on Strava should sync to HDOR dashboard. However, if you waited for 24 hours and your run still did not import, please follow the below process to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Confirm that you have not entered the activity by hand on Strava. Manually added time/distance data without using app is not imported to HDOR.
  2. Confirm that you have not manually added data on HDOR for the same day for which data is there on Strava. If you do that, then our import system will not import the said run from Strava.
  3. Confirm that the run is not a ‘tagged’ run, which means you ran with someone else without your own app/device, and then the other person tagged you on his/her run so that the activity is now visible in your Strava dashboard. We do no import tagged runs, you need to submit this data manually in HDOR dashboard.
  4. Copy your Strava activity link (an activity link is of the form or if you copied from your mobile Strava app, then something like this:
  5. Go to a computer ideally, and make sure you have logged out of your Strava account. Verify that by going to and confirming that it does not open your dashboard
  6. Open the same problem link now on on your computer browser
  7. If the link opens successfully, there should not be any issue. You are all set.
  8. If the link displays some error, usually a server error, then there is issue with visibility of your link
  9. Check again if your Strava account is showing “Everyone” under the Privacy Controls >> Who Can See as mentioned in the beginning of this article
  10. If above looks fine, then check if there is a privacy issue with that specific run (this happens when initially your account was private, and you did a run, and then you made the account public. In this case your run will still remain private and will not be imported unless the run privacy settings are edited to make it visible to everyone)
  11. Edit the run activity by logging into your Strava account (on mobile app or website) and change privacy to “Everyone” here also. Do this for each affected run. See the screenshots below which are from the Strava website on computer. Mobile app or website view will be slightly different but should be easy to figure out.

Open problem link on computer


Edit privacy settings

Disconnecting wrongly connected Strava account

If by mistake you connected your HDOR account to a wrong Strava account (which may be another Strava account you might have created but no longer using, or Strava account of one of your family members), refer to the below instructions to fix this problem:

  1. Login to HDOR account
  2. On a computer preferably, logout of all Strava accounts. If on mobile, logout of all Strava accounts from browser as well as Strava app
  3. Go to Connected Apps section on HDOR website and disconnect your currently connected Strava account. See that the blue toggle has turned to grey now.
  4. Login on your Strava app or via Strava website to the correct Strava account
  5. From Connected Apps section on HDOR website, click on the grey toggle to connect to the right Strava account. See that the Strava details after connecting are correct, including the Strava id (click on the link to confirm) as well as confirm that the toggle is blue again.

Important: This is a beta/early version of our Strava account connectivity. Please be aware that there might be unforeseen issues retrieving your Strava run data. You are requested to watch for your latest activities on your runner dashboard and if you see a run not imported within 24 hours, then manually add those run details.

2020-10-23T17:48:03+05:30April 28th, 2018|Learning|37 Comments


  1. Paul April 28, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Tanvir,

    Thank you very much for your time and information by sharing these articles and instructions.
    Could you possibly answer a question for me please?

    In Strava, I have given 100DOR access, but do I have to keep my runs “public”, or can I make them “private”?

    Thank you in advance for any help you can give with this question.
    Kind regards,

    • Tanvir April 29, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Making the runs ‘public’ is essential for our Connect to Strava flow, since we will be displaying these links to other runners too as part of our reports. This is also a means for the community themselves to validate if data submitted by the user is correct. If you do not want to submit all links due to privacy issues, do not connect your account to Strava. Below 20km, you are not even required to submit any links. But submitting public activity link for any run more than 20km is mandatory, so either submit the link, or be content with submitting a max distance of 20km without link if privacy is the more important concern (which might be for many users).

  2. Santhosh Kumar April 28, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I want to use different login with strava, unable to logout strava and login with different ID.

  3. Rajiv April 30, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Ve removed privacy link today…..can I manually do last two day enteries n it will automatically pick from today ?

    • Tanvir April 30, 2018 at 8:14 am

      Yes. We are currently facing issues with Strava import though, should be resolved in a couple of days. Till then, please submit manually.

      • piyush April 30, 2018 at 12:06 pm

        i ran 42.2 km now not able to upload manually. what should i do…?? even starva is not syncing

        • Tanvir April 30, 2018 at 2:16 pm

          Give it a day more to import, hopefully later today. If it doesn’t still happen and you cannot wait further, then I would recommend copy/paste link from Strava website.

  4. KVb Reddy April 30, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Can you please update us when Strava automatic upload is back up and running ?

    • Tanvir April 30, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      It will be updated on Facebook page/

  5. Sujata April 30, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I had recorded my 1st day run on endomondo, and I am not able to upload that run on 100 days website. Can you please guide ?
    From Day 2 have been recording runs on Strava. So far I do not see any of my runs being automatically uploaded to 100 days website, but as you have mentioned, I will wait .. for some more time for it to automatically fetch the data from Strava. I hope it works.

  6. Jyoti May 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Hi Tanvir

    I am registered with email id…while connecting my strava account i connected my HDOR account with my husband’s strava account.this happened by mistake. Please guide how to correct this.

    • Tanvir May 1, 2018 at 10:40 am

      We will be proving a disconnect ability in later this week. Till then, keep submitting data manually.

  7. Pallav May 4, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Will auto import from Strava fails if it detects multiple any kind of activities like RUN, SWIM, BIKE? I do couple of sessions in pool to recover from running, and noticed that on days when I have additional SWIM activity, auto import doesn’t happen. Can this not be corrected to only look for RUN activities for import from Strava?

    • Tanvir May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      From my understanding, we import runs only. Will need to check with team on this.

      • Ghanashyam May 5, 2018 at 12:27 pm

        Hi Tanvir, Does the import function distinguish between “manually” recorded Strava run(meaning no GPS and maps, just manually adding stats into Strava) and the one that is automatically recorded run with GPS tracking in Strava.

        It looks it import function only imports the runs that Strava records and not the ones that are manually updated into Strava

        Can you clarify?


        • Tanvir May 6, 2018 at 6:55 pm

          For now, we are only importing GPS activities. From next week, we will also start importing manual activities as well (like treadmill, or just a manual Strava entry). However, manual entry rules will still apply (no import for manual entry for distance more than 20km).

      • Pallav May 6, 2018 at 11:16 am

        Thanks will wait for the changes. From my personal experience of multiple activities in a day, the current auto upload doesn’t have check of only RUN

  8. Satish Dokiparti May 8, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I have registered in 100 days of running challenge. I am using iwatch (series 3) to record the data via Starva. But iwatch option is not available. Also when i click on “connect to Strava” its getting connected to someone else profile.

    Kindly look into the same and let me know what i need to do.

    Strava – Saty D (Surat, Gujarat)

    • Tanvir May 9, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      There is an option to Disconnect from Strava in your Dashboard now (click on Connect to Strava and then you will see it).

  9. Shalini May 9, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Tanvir , my account is linked with Strava,few days back Strava was updating my runs, but for last 2 days it has stopped.Tanvir I tried to do manually but was not able to do.Please help me to do manually .

    • Tanvir May 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      Some issues in last two days as reported by our team. This is being looked into.

  10. Shalini May 10, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Hi Tanvir,same issue my runs are not added by Strava,and manually I am not able to add my runs,may be I am doing some mistake. Please explain with example.My email ID is days runs are not added

  11. Sukhpreet Kaur May 16, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Hi Tanvir ,

    My Day 19 Strava data is not imported to HODR automatically. Unfortunately, I am unable to login to Strava website & copy the URL manually for the activity link. Please advise.


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  13. Ramesh manikrao jadhwar May 25, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I have a question that what is Activity run

  14. Sweta May 29, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Hi Tanvir,

    Thank you for such a wonderful initiative and I am glad to have participated for the first time. The 30 days have been a great learning experience about my own self and loo forward to discovering more. I have been consistent with my running; have managed every single day of run so far. However, I have missed submitting my reports for some days. Since the dates are past more than 10 days, I cant do anything about it on the participants page. I tried reaching the team via the support email id and also Facebook chat, but haven’t found a solution. Please help.

  15. Sunil April 20, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Am not able to find able to find connect button in login page could you please help?

    • Tanvir April 21, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Instructions have been updated in this article now. Please go through the same now.

  16. Shubham Bahl April 23, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    My data is not getting imported to the dashboard automatically. Please Help

    • Tanvir April 23, 2019 at 11:35 pm

      Strava import is not yet enabled. Please wait a couple of days more.

  17. Saarthak Chaturvedi April 25, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Hey, I’m getting an issue.
    When I click on authorize, it shows an error message saying that the account couldn’t be connected. I am signed in on Strava on my computer. What should I do?

    • Tanvir April 26, 2019 at 8:10 am

      Please drop an email to our support team with screenshot of the error.

  18. vinay April 26, 2019 at 1:23 am

    my strava app is not uploading the data of last 2-3 day’s run . i am using moto 360 2nd gen
    today is the event
    help me asap

    • Tanvir April 26, 2019 at 8:10 am

      1. Ensure account privacy settings are set to public.
      2. Ensure runs are done using app and not entered by hand
      3. Wait for 24 hours after run for import.

      If still does not happen, please email

  19. sunitha iyer April 26, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    what is HDOR … i have downloaded sTRAVA on my mobile and have changed the settings ..Please guide how to link strava with HDOR

    • Tanvir April 26, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      HDOR means 100 Days of Running (website), i.e. Please follow process as listed in this article.

  20. Prachi August 15, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Hi, though I have connected my strava account to the hdor app, my run details weren’t uploaded for the freedom run, so I manually entered the details in the hdor app. However, it’s still showing 0/0. Also I read somewhere, that manually added run record is not considered. What do I do now? Will hdor still import the data from strava if I remove the manually entered record? Help.

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