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Public-images-osm logo.svg leisure = track
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A track for running, cycling and other non-motorised racing such as horses, greyhounds. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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Group: Leisure
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: de facto

A track for running, cycling and other non-motorised racing such as horses, greyhounds.

Note: For motorised sports use highway=raceway.

How to map

Use on a way way or an Area area(See below).


Often mapping tracks as a way way means looping back to the start, forming a closed way closed way (the shape of many racetracks). This is conflicting with the idea of allowing areas area for this tag. It's unclear/undecided whether closed ways should be treated as areas for this tag so it is advised to always add an area=yes/no tag in the case of closed ways. The default OSM Carto stylesheet displays an area only if area=yes is present. This is not necessary for multipolygons since they are always handled as areas.

A typical oval 400 m track with jumping areas around a ballsport pitch can be mapped with a multipolygon (leisure=track+sport=athletics).


These sport tags are common combinations with this feature:

Useful combination

  • lanes=*, when lanes are painted on the track.