Growing Zwift Games: 80,000 participants in 215,000 races

Zwift Games

Having taken place throughout March, the Zwift Games saw over 80,000 people participate, with Zwifters completing over 215,000 races.

These races also broke records in terms of field sizes with almost 50 races attracting >1000 starters and an average race attendance of over 250. With races starting every hour over the month, the Zwift Games became a key meeting place for Zwift’s global racing community.

Zwift added that… ‘Following the unprecedented success of the inaugural event, the Zwift Games is set to become an annual fixture and highlight of the Zwift racing calendar for years to come.’

In the elite racing, Freddy Ovett of Australia and Kathrin Fuhrer of Switzerland were crowned the Wahoo Overall Zwift Games Champions. Each champion won an exclusive and unique gold-painted Wahoo KICKR Bike, US$10,000 and a Golden Concept Z1 bike in game.

Despite Zwift’s great successes, the company is facing big difficulties as well. Earlier this year – after an earlier round of layoffs of eighty people – 100 employees were laid off.