What is a public GPS activity link?

In the 100 Days of Running (HDOR) data submission system, we require participants to submit a public GPS activity link in case the data they are submitting is for a distance which exceeds a certain number of kms, as per rules. So what is it? Let us try to clarify this since for participants it is essential to know that, and avoid any heartburn and confusion later during the event.

We have the following definition of a “public GPS activity link”:

  • It must have ‘pace’ information for the run
  • It must have run ‘distance’
  • Km/mile ‘splits’ must be available
  • Activity link data should be publicly visible to everyone, i.e. it should not be private.

Example of a valid GPS public activity link:

See this Strava link: https://www.strava.com/activities/2099459999

If you click on the above link, all the required information is visible publicly, as shown in the below image provide you are logged in to your Strava account. You can also see all the required info like pace, distance, time and km or mile splits:


What’s not a public GPS public activity link?

  • Screenshots from your mobile phone of your app data
  • Links to Facebook posts or images which show your run data
  • Links to Google Drive images showing your run data
  • Strava links which do not have your activity details but where you have just placed a photo of your run recorded using some app as a screenshot
  • Links to Gmail, other random websites

What if you have a valid public GPS activity link but HDOR system calls it invalid?

Email us the details on support@100daysofrunning.in and we will review it, and if we find it ok, enable it in our system for all similar links from all participants. There are so many fitness and running apps and we do not have details about all of them. This will be a review & learn process for us as well.

What will the organizing team do when notified of any invalid data submission:

The team will take suitable action as it deems necessary. For participants who are on the top of leaderboards for their respective city, group, company, etc, the action may include removing those runs, or even removing the user from the leaderboard or the event. For participants who do not have similar high profile visibility and may have only infrequent violations, the actions may be lighter in nature. The organizing team will reserve the right on deciding the suitable action.

To know more read our review article on the popular GPS running apps. Do note that the article might be outdated if something is changed at the back-end by the app publishers, so it is participant’s own responsibility to verify that the link they are submitting has the required details and which are visible when you are logged out of your app account for the same link.

2020-10-23T17:48:01+05:30January 25th, 2019|Blog, Learning|10 Comments


  1. Kawaljeet April 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Does Huawei 2 pro activity tracker is ok for updating data via link in case of more then 10 KM run.
    Please reply


    • Tanvir April 27, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      Please read definition of “public GPS activity link” in our FAQ page. If your app meets these requirements, we are ok.

  2. vineet bhatnagar August 1, 2019 at 11:25 am

    I am using Amazefit Stratos watch for recording my activities, will it be ok to share the data from the watch. It alows to share the data on Facebook, will it be ok

    • Tanvir August 1, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      Please check the guidelines on our Rules page regarding what is a valid GPS activity link. If the data from your watch meets that requirement, it will qualify, else not.

  3. Sandeep Kumar August 11, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    How to create link after Activity on Runtastic app

    • Tanvir August 12, 2019 at 12:12 am

      This has recently been disabled by Runtastic.

  4. padmaa January 22, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Anyone here using apple watch , can you help with how to t=get the activity link for the workout.

  5. Advait Patki January 23, 2020 at 3:02 pm


    Can the treadmill run tracked on Nike Run Club be uploaded here? will it be valid?

    • Tanvir January 28, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      From what we understand, NRC is a very closed ecosystem which does not promote sharing activity data outside its app. Some people have figured out some workarounds, but by default, whether it is treadmill or even regular run using GPS, it is difficult to share it outside NRC in the form our platform needs.

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