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Tour for All: Prepare to Run

by Zwift
on April 27, 2020

Join the Tour For All and come together with the Zwift Community to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in their response to COVID-19.

Together, we can make the Tour for All our most impactful multi-stage event yet. We’re kicking off the Tour with a $125,000 donation to MSF’s COVID-19 Crisis Fund to support the organization’s global emergency response to the pandemic and its consequences.

We’ll match that donation at the end of the Tour if 250,000 Zwifters finish at least one stage. Let’s go—there’s power in numbers!

Running on Zwift is completely free- no paid subscription required! So it’s easier than ever to get in on the action. This post helps you get set for the starting line.

Group runs on Zwift are a great way to meet people and build camaraderie. Compete with your friends, bring the heat, and take in the sights of each stage. Looking for something mellow? Pace out the run. Want to go harder? Join a group running at your race pace.

If you’re brand new to Zwift and need to gear up, watch this How To video.

 

SCHEDULE YOUR RUN

You’ll find info on each stage under the “Tour For All Schedule” on the Tour For All homepage. Details include a description of the stage and the available dates. You can sign up for specific stages here, too.

 

GET WARMED UP

A few things before the fun starts. First, ensure your speed device (footpod or treadmill sensor) is calibrated. This How To video gets you synced up. If you’ve got a heart rate monitor, here’s how to pair that device. Next, make sure your treadmill station has enough water, a towel, and that your fan is turned on.

Give yourself 10 minutes before your start time to warm up. We notify you in-game when your event is about to start, so don’t worry about losing track of time while warming up. Once you join the event and your avatar stands at the starting line, talk to the other runners and see if anyone wants to run your pace.

Here’s how to chat, interact, and motivate your fellow Zwifters. Don’t be shy—say hello!

 

READING THE HEADS-UP DISPLAY

Zwift’s Heads-Up Display (HUD) includes a lot of information to help you understand your data while you run:

 

AFTER THE RUN

You’ve finished the run and you’re feeling great. Stay on Zwift for a few minutes longer and chat up other runners. How’d their run go? When are they running the next stage? Think of Zwift as a giant run club—one of the best parts is connecting during events and building friendships that endure past the tour.

See you on the road.

 

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