|leisure = track|
|A race track for running, cycling and other non-motorised sports such as horses, greyhounds.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
A race track for running, cycling and other non-motorised sports such as horses, greyhounds.
How to map
Often mapping tracks as a way will mean looping back on yourself (the shape of many racetracks) This is conflicting with the idea of allowing areas for this tag. It's currently unclear/undecided whether data consumers should treat closed ways as areas for this tag. We're listing areas on Map Features, and the default OSM Mapnik stylesheet fills in area, perhaps because it handles all tags of the leisure key the same (?) Osmarender treats it as a linear feature. Example
So it's advised to always add an area=yes/no tag in the case of closed ways.
A typical sports ground with an oval 800m track around a ballsport pitch can be mapped with a multipolygon for the oval track (sport=athletics), the pitch inside (sport=*ball), and further tracks for jumping etc., see example:
Tags to use in combination
lanes=* (where they are painted on).