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Zwift Launches New Run Only Routes in NYC!

A few weeks ago we brought you the news that Zwift, the virtual, interactive platform for running and cycling, was launching run only routes. Well, we’ve got even more exciting news: you can now run in New York!

Runners and riders can now take on challenges in Zwift‘s futuristic version of New York, on suspended glass roads above the Manhattan, whilst skirting famous landmarks such as The Guggenheim, The Met, the El Dorado Hotel and Tavern on the Green. Gamifying your treadmill run in a setting like this could be just the thing to keep it interesting this winter!

Zwift NYC
Run in NYC without the crowds, cars or smog!

New York run only routes are:

FLAT IRONS – 14.8km // 146m

Run two laps of the Shuman Trail with a long lap of the park in between. Flat Irons is named for the downtown Flatiron district

HUDSON ROLL – 9.0 km // 80m

Take a lap of the reservoir before braving the inner loop on the park roads

SHUMAN TRAIL LOOP – 2.5km // 9m

Explore the sanctuary around the reservoir on this sneaker friendly path. You won’t find cyclists on this section

There’s also an additional 10 New York routes for both runners and cyclists:

RISING EMPIRE – 20.7km // 376m

Hit the KOM in both directions on this climbers course

PARK PERIMETER LOOP – 9.7km // 126m

The outermost loop of the park

THE HIGHLINE – 10.5km // 179m

Ride the elevated roads in the skies above Central Park

LADY LIBERTY – 12.3km // 206m

A steep climb up to the KOM before a long lap around the park

MIGHTY METROPOLITAN – 20.0km // 318m

Traverse most of the park and elevated roads in a meandering loop

ASTORIA LINE 8 – 11.5km // 142m

Named for the first NYC subway line, take a figure 8 path around the park

KNICKERBOCKER – 22.4km // 365m

This mostly flat route has some grit in it with one trip up the KOM via the steep route


Circuit course that takes the steep route up and down the KOM with a short loop around the Sprint in between

EVERYTHING BAGEL – 34.3km // 545m

Hit the Sprint and KOM in both directions on this long, looping route

THE 6 TRAIN – 6.5km // 69m

The shortest route around the park is flat and fast

Find out more about Zwift, their dedicated running routes and their flexible training plans at

Written by
Kirsty Reade

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