Kudos in Real Life

There’s nothing quite like getting a postcard in the mail. Write one for a friend with your own kudos message, and we’ll mail it to their door.

Giving kudos is how Strava athletes celebrate one another.

We each hit the kudos button around 300 times a year, but that’s no replacement for a real high-five. So when a digital thumbs-up just isn’t enough, we’re making it possible for you to send kudos in real life.

All you have to do is write your own message of congrats or encouragement to a friend, teammate or training partner, and we’ll mail it (yes, through the real mail!) on a special kudos postcard – free of charge. Don't have their mailing address? You can opt to send a personalized kudos email instead.

There’s hardly a more special feeling than getting something real and personal from a friend. Give some kudos in real life, and we’ll pass the word along.

Give Some Kudos!

Write a friend a congrats or good luck message, and we'll send a personalized kudos postcard in the mail.



  • Copy and paste the URL associated with your Strava profile. It should look like this: www.strava.com/athletes/xxxxxx. If you aren't on Strava, join at www.strava.com.



  • Copy and paste the URL associated with their Strava profile. It should look like this: www.strava.com/athletes/xxxxxx

  • Don't have their mailing address? Does your friend live outside of the US? You can send them a personalized Strava kudos email by typing your message here.



    Strava will only use this information to mail Real Life Kudos. All information will be deleted once the campaign has ended, and Strava will not share or sell the information for any other purpose.
  • We'll handwrite your message and send it to them in the mail on a special Strava kudos postcard.

These kudos come with a few extra rewards!

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The Feed

Looking to get race-ready and have a speedy recovery after your big event? The proper sports nutrition can help you get there with this free trial from The Feed. You'll get a free nutrition box and water bottle, and you can cancel at anytime.

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Edge Athlete Lounge

Running or cheering the Chicago Marathon? Show your Kudos postcard or email at Edge Athlete Lounge in Chicago for a complimentary Strava Kudos recovery smoothie from October 9 - November 10 (while supplies last).

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New Balance

Training for the TCS New York City Marathon? Visit Strava at the New Balance Run Club pop-up during race weekend for a special reward.

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