First launched in 2017, Tour de Zwift is the biggest annual tour on the platform – a celebration of discovery across all Zwift worlds!
This year’s tour has just been announced. Beginning January 9, it consists of eight stages, each hosted in one of Zwift’s worlds. Each stage has three route options based on how far you want to run.
So grab a friend and join the biggest party of the year! Here’s everything runners need to know about this year’s TdZ.
New This Year
New Route Badge + Scotland Map
The recently-launched Surfin’ Safari route badge will be available on stage 6. Also, TdZ’s stage 8 will be the first chance anyone gets to unlock the “Rolling Highlands” route on Zwift’s new Scotland map!
More Fresh Stuff
We all love Ride-Ons (run-ons?)! During TdZ events, participants will be able to give new TdZ branded Ride-On bombs.
Speaking of branding, Zwift is partnering with Pedal Mafia to bring the Tour de Zwift collection to life, including cycling kit, run shirt, towels, socks, and more. (Hot tip: an early bird sale will be happening Dec 20-Dec 31 where Zwifters can get 20% off the entire collection and an additional 5% off bundle purchases.)
TdZ events are group runs, not official races*. The category you join determines which route you will run:
A: Long Run
B: Standard Run
*Some runners will race the stages, while others will treat them as social events. Everyone is free to go as easy or push as hard as they’d like. Just have fun!
Stage Schedule and Route Details
Stage 1 (Jan 9-12): Yorkshire
Long Run: Tour of Tewit Well, 1 lap (10.9km)
Standard Run: Queen’s Highway, 1 lap (5.8km)
Stage 2 (Jan 13-15): Richmond
Long Run: Cobbled Climbs, 1 lap (9.5km)
Standard Run: The Fan Flats, partial lap (6km)
Stage 3 (Jan 16-19): France
Long Run: Champs-Elysees, 1 lap (9.8km)
Standard Run: Champs-Elysees, partial lap (4.5km)
Stage 4 (Jan 20-22): London
Long Run: Classique, 1 lap (11.1km)
Standard Run: Classique, 1 lap (5.7km)
Stage 5 (Jan 23-26): New York
Long Run: Park Perimeter Loop, 1 lap (10.2km)
Standard Run: Shuman Trail Loop, 1 lap (2.8km)
Stage 6 (Jan 27-29): Watopia
Long Run: Surfin’ Safari, 1 lap (9.96km)
Standard Run: Run Path Reverse, 1 lap (5.3km)
Stage 7 (Jan 30-Feb 2): Makuri Islands
Long Run: Bridges and Boardwalks, 1 lap (8.2km)
Standard Run: Valley to Mountaintop, 1 lap (5km)
Stage 8 (Feb 3-5): Scotland
This is your chance to experience Zwift’s new Scotland map for the first time!
Long Run: Rolling Highlands (10.7km)
Standard Run: Rolling Highlands (5.1km)
Make-Up Week: Feb 6-12
If you missed any stages, they will all be available to run during the make-up week.
Registration for TdZ is now open online and in game. Sign up at zwift.com/tour-de-zwift/run.
Runners will unlock items progressively as they complete TdZ stages:
Socks: 1 stage
Backwards Cap: 5 stages
Running Shirt: 8 stages
There’s also an event badge to unlock! After completing the tour, Zwifters will earn this badge which will be displayed with other achievement badges.
Questions and Comments
RELEASE DETAILS FOR KEY CONTENT PARTNERS
● C – the shorter ride
● D – the women’s only ride – follows the standard ride route
■ Run events will have 2 different categories:
● A – the longer run
● B – the shorter run
■ Stage 8 ties in promotion of the UCI esports world championships by
having the long route follow along the custom route created for the event.
■ Sunglasses: 25%
● Important note: the sunglasses are unlocked for BOTH ride and
run. If you are planning to do both the ride and the run campaign,
the sunglasses are only unlocked once.
■ Socks: 50%
■ Cap: 75%
■ Kit/Running Shirt: 100%
○ Website Link: zwift.com/tour-de-zwift
○ Assets: (please provide an accessible box link to Core 4 specific assets. Core 4
assets should be similar to PR/Forum assets, but include event logos, and sized
for social. Please do not send a box link to all the assets for the program)
○ Key Dates:
■ Lead up
● Registration Jan 28 – Jan 30
● Stage 7