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Strava hits 50 million athletes and 3 billion activity uploads


Strava athletes shared more than 1 billion activities in the last 13 months, surpassing 3 billion total activity uploads to the social fitness community since its founding in 2009.

The company adds that more than 50 million athletes have joined Strava, with around 1 million new athletes joining each month. As its global athletic community grows, the pace of activity uploads from Strava members has also accelerated, reaching 19 million uploads per week in 2019 (as outlined in the Strava Year In Sport report).

Since crossing the 2 billion activity mark in late 2018, Strava has seen average monthly uploads increase by 40%. This includes 59% more activities uploaded by women, 46% more run activity uploads, and 41% more uploads from outside of the United States.

“We founded Strava to connect athletes, through our technology, to the feeling of camaraderie that comes from being on a team,” said Michael Horvath, CEO and co-founder of Strava. “I’m grateful to the millions of athletes around the world who have joined the Strava community and have now uploaded over 3 billion runs, rides, swims, hikes and other activities.

“Our employees wake up every day obsessing over our athletes, eager to keep building the innovative experiences that connect them to what motivates them and fuel their active lives.”

Strava celebrated its 1 billionth uploaded activity in May 2017, eight years after its founding, and then saw its 2 billionth activity uploaded just 18 months later, in December 2018. Cycling and running are the most popular activities that athletes share, but the platform now supports over 30 activity types.

Strava athletes have created nearly 20 million segments overall, with 3 million new segments created since December 2018 when the 2 billionth activity was uploaded. About 25,000 new segments are created every month. Segments, one of the most popular features, are sections of road or trail created by members where athletes can compare times and compete for spots on the segment leaderboard.




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