Participate in a Race - AWS DeepRacer

Participate in a Race

After successfully training and evaluating your model in simulations, you may want to compare your model's performance to other racers' models. The comparison can help you measure the fitness of your model. To support this, AWS DeepRacer lets you organize your own community races in which invited users can participate, in addition to the AWS-sponsored AWS DeepRacer League racing events. The races can be online (virtual) or in-person. This section discusses how to participate in an AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit race or a community-based virtual race.

When participating in an online race, you submit your model to the virtual leaderboard of the racing event. The AWS DeepRacer console will choose the most optimal version of your model during the training job simulation. It automatically picks your best model by cycling between training and checkpoint evaluations. If the evaluation of your model passes the specified racing criteria, the result is displayed on the leaderboard and the performance ranked against other participants.

AWS DeepRacer Racing Event Types

An event can be categorized by its sponsor or organizer. Both AWS DeepRacer League and community racing events can take place in person on a physical track or online on a virtual track.

  • AWS-sponsored racing events – Racing events sponsored by AWS are referred to as AWS DeepRacer League events and are open for any AWS DeepRacer users.

    • AWS DeepRacer League Summit Circuit races are in-person events.

    • AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit are online events.

  • Community-sponsored racing events – Racing events created by AWS DeepRacer users are called community racing events.

Joining an Online AWS-sponsored or Community-Sponsored Race

You can use the AWS DeepRacer console to enter an AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit event or a community-based online race.

  • Any AWS DeepRacer user can join any open online race in AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit.

  • Only invited users can access or participate in community racing virtual events. Users are invited when they receive an invitation link sent by the race organizer or forwarded by another race participant.