Friday, July 07, 2006

Doing the map thing - where in the world have you run?

Have you ever plotted out all the places you have raced or run? Thanks to Google and Yahoo Maps, it's easier to do than ever (and free too - bonus!). As I was recovering from a long run last weekend, I used a tool by to plot out many of the races I have done in the last few years. It's a fun way to kill a few hours if you're interested.

You can find the map here. Just click on one of the red pinpoints to learn about the race, or use the list of locations on the right. Hey, look - maybe Auburn, CA IS the endurance capital of the world. ;-) is a free service that simplifies the code-writing for building both Google and Yahoo Maps. It's a fast way to play around with the technology, and once you look at the source code, you can get an idea of how to extend the map (and skip the Mapbuilder ads if they drive you crazy). For you bloggers out there, give it a shot!




  1. Scott -

    I liked clicking on Death Valley Marathon and then switching to Satellite view. Neat!

    It's too bad you can't highlight the actual trail you ran. That would be cool.

    You know, maybe RD's should provide a link like these so you know EXACTLY where the race starts.


  2. Another similarly addictive map site is I like it because you can post running routes or check out routes that others have posted. It helps break up the monotony of a long run if someone's already come up with a route for you.

  3. Scott
    Did you see this site...

    It also has a nice UI for creating and searching runs submitted by users.

    See you up in Lake Tahoe next week.


  4. another equally, if not more addictive mapping tool is same concept as the usatf site, but with an added bonus: altitude information! i've created a library of my runs on my website and refer to it often. love it.

    rich yavorsky
    austin, texas

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