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Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = raceway
Fuji Speedway start-finish.jpg
A racetrack for motorised racing, e.g. cars, motorbikes and karts. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: highways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

A racetrack for motorised racing; e.g., cars, motorbikes and karts.

For cycling, running, horses, greyhounds etc. use leisure=track.

How to map

Create a way line along the raceway like you map other roads with highway=*.

It is useful to add a relevant sport=* tag such as sport=karting, sport=motocross, sport=rc_car, sport=motor.

For small raceways like for sport=karting or sport=motocross where the exact course of the road is not well-defined or often changes, you can map the whole site as an area area and add the tag area=yes.

If the course of the road is well-defined and does not change, but you want to detail the shape of the raceway, you may use the proposed tag area:highway=raceway, mapping the shape of the road as an area area in addition to the course of the road as a way line. This is controversial - see Talk:Tag:highway=raceway#Mapping as an area.

For the entire area of the motorsport facility, use leisure=sports_centre or leisure=stadium with sport=*.

Related keys

Key Value Elements Comment
raceway=* start/finish/
node Marks the start and end of the track. In cases where this is the same node then a value of start-finish.

See also

Possible tagging mistakes

Do not use both leisure=track and highway=raceway on the same way way, except cases where the same way is used both for motor racing and non-motorised racing.