Race & Event Live GPS Tracker

Follow My Challenge USA
Follow My Challenge USA specializes in mapping and GPS tracking services for events in the United States.
  • Quick Communication
  • Personal Contact
  • Premium Tracking Software
  • The Latest SPOT Gen4 trackers
  • Based in the USA

How does it work?

Every participant takes along one of our GPS tracking devices. We have both GPRS trackers and a large fleet of SPOT trackers. The tracker transmits location data at a set interval. The GPS tracking interval could be set to every few seconds/minutes up to hours. Our dedicated web server then receives and stores the data. The live race & event map feeds itself every x minutes with the event specific data to ensure best performance.

In case you or your participants have their own hardware: we are capable of connecting to almost any kind of GPS transmitter. For example, Garmin inReach, SPOT Gen3 or SPOT Trace. A mixture of rental and personal devices? No problem!

Tracking Map Features

The map is designed to present a clear event overview while still containing lot of details. 

Tab 1: Live Map
The main tab, contains the map with all riders/markers/checkpoints displayed. To make most use of the space it has a folding menu on the right side. The menu displays the race clock, filter options and the participants overview sorted on current position.
Clicking on a participant activates the poly line and expands the sub menu exposing details participant data like current position, elapsed distance, distance on track, distance to finish (DTF), current speed and the checkpoints. Overnight icons are shown. The tracks includes small clickable dots, on each waypoint, with all historical information from that specific point!

It is possible to add crew vehicles to the map. They are excluded from any form of ranking.
All data on the map gets automatically refreshed once per minute.

With a pre-loaded track, we are able to use our 'Distance On Track' feature as well as a 2D and 3D visualization of the track.

Tab 2: Windy View
A Windy based view that displays all riders on a windy map including a waypoint trail indicating their direction. Windy provides great animated map views with overlays like wind, rain, thunder and more.

Tab 3: Leaderboard
The leaderboard tab, contains a grid displaying all participants and corresponding checkpoint data. The grid allows you to filter on participants and sort columns by clicking on the headers. 

Tab 4: Replay
Replay functionality.

Tab 5: Event Analytics
New in 2021. The main purpose of this plugin is to provide you with an overload of data, displayed in a dashboard type of view. It should give you more insights in the event and the participants strategy.

  • Route Summary: an overview of the route, in numbers incl. surface, distance, elevation and highest point.
  • Conditions: live weather conditions at the start, finish and at the checkpoints
  • Participants: how many scratched? how many are moving as we speak? How many are finished?
  • Front Pack: a table grid for easy data comparison of the top 10 participants.
  • Checkpoint Position Changes: the participants position in the event/race when arriving at a checkpoint.
  • Race Flow: time vs distance in a line graph.
  • Timeline: a timeline showing moving- and stopped time of all participants.

More details can be read here. 

Tab 6: Instagram
Instagram - A photo feed based on accounts or event #hashtags

Tab 7: 3D View
A 3D visualisation of the tracking map in satellite mode! Fully interactive.

Control panel:
You, as organizer, are in full charge of the participants. Add/change/modify participant data like name, start number, country or mark a participant as scratched. Monitor every device in real-time. You can even restart a specific tracking device, remotely! 

Ensure extra safety during your event. All tracking devices are equipped with a SOS button. The race director will receive a message with time, location and rider info once the SOS is triggered by a participant.

It is also, as a race director or event organiser, possible to receive automated alerts, by e-mail or SMS, when a rider goes 'off-track'. 

Software & Hardware

We offer software, hardware and all-in-one packages. 
We ship our GPS tracking devices packed in waterproof flight cases. All devices are numbered, charged and ready-to-go.
Do you have your own tracking devices? No problem. We can connect those. 

Is the tracker suitable for my event?

If your event involves moving participants and/or objects: yes!
Every event is unique. We would love to adjust the software to fit your needs. 

Our Race & Event live GPS Tracker would be perfect to track, for example, classic car rally events, long distance/trail/ultra/cross country running, cycling, sailing, hiking, skiing, Escape and Evade events and more.

Why Follow My Challenge?

Like our tracker software we are flexible! We love to customise the tracker to suit your challenge.

✓ We have a large fleet with thousands of GPS tracking devices.
✓ We can connect many GPS tracking devices like SPOT and Garmin inReach as well. 
✓ We run our maps on the premium layers from Maptiler! Other layers possible!
✓ We offer stunning 3D tracking.
✓ We offer all-in-one solutions to make it as easy as possible. We can even take care of the registrations and payments.
✓ We understand that your event has to be perfect. We have demo tracking devices available for you to give it a test.