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Public-images-osm logo.svg leisure = track
Skyttis athletics tracks.jpg
A track for running, cycling and other non-motorised racing such as horses, greyhounds. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto way
Rendering-leisure track line.png
Rendering in OSM Carto area
Group: leisure
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

A dedicated track for running, cycling and other non-motorised racing such as horses, greyhounds, typically not a part of the normal network of ways and paths.

This is not a replacement for the normal highway=* values for ways that are a part of the general network of ways but which are used for non-motorised sports. For instance: a path that in a forest with a mountainbiking route on it, is still a highway=path.

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). It is tricky as this tag is also being tagged as an area - that can also be represented by closed ways.

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.

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.
  • Don't use both area and way in one track. For example, don't need to draw every single lanes of running track, and should add a lanes=3 in multipolygon.