Norseman 2020 Series Announced

Norseman 2020 Series Announced

Zwift has just announced this year’s Norseman series – a 6-week ride+run training series culminating with the weeklong Norseman Festival of Climbing. With COVID-19 canceling the IRL Norseman race, this will be the only Norseman experience for 2020!

Training Series

From June 15th through July 26th, Zwift is hosting the Norseman Training series which consists of group ride and run workouts, events, and races. Each of these activities will hit key timezones worldwide, with four different sessions per day.

The bike and run workouts were developed in collaboration with Norseman and feature specific messaging and coaching around different parts of the Norseman course. Notable Norseman finishers and ambassadors will also lead some group rides and runs!

Norseman Training Series Weekly Schedule

  • Monday: Ride & Run Workouts
  • Wednesday: Run Race
  • Thursday: Bike Race
  • Saturday: Group Ride
  • Sunday: Group Run

See training series events and sign up at Zwift.com >

Norseman Festival of Climbing

The training series culminates in The Norseman Festival of Climbing, a week-long celebration of hill climbs around Watopia with a chance to win two entries to Norseman 2021!

The route schedule will be released soon, but each route will build upon the elevation of the previous day.

Prize Drawing + Kit Unlocks

Zwifters completing any of the Norseman rides on August 1st will be entered into a drawing to win an entry to the 2021 Norseman race.

Completing any of the August 1st Norseman rides also unlocks the Norseman cycling kit.

For runners, completing any of the August 2nd Norseman runs will unlock the Norseman Run shirt.

The other Norseman rides and runs throughout the week will not enter participants into the drawing or unlock the kits.

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Bobby Mac
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Bobby Mac (@rmacdowell1)
7 months ago

Hi Eric, do you know what the Aug 1st and 2nd distances will be? I’m guessing they will be similar to last year, Uber Pretzel Bike ride Saturday, 20k Run Sunday. Side note: I calculated, last years Uber Pretzel ride had a DNF rate of just under 80%.

Bobby Mac
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Bobby Mac (@rmacdowell1)
7 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Hey, isn’t this Zwift “Insider”? You’re supposed to get inside information and the early scoop! 😉

Bobby Mac
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Bobby Mac (@rmacdowell1)
7 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Lol!! Fair play! 😎

Tino
7 months ago

And what time on the 1st August 2020 and on the 2nd August 2020?? Which Route?

Jan Baijer
Jan Baijer
7 months ago

To participate you will have to both ride AND run ?

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

Zwift’s first email from 06/09 stated the following:
“Complete one of the bike races on Saturday, August 1 to unlock the Norseman jersey or complete one of the run events on Sunday, August 2 to unlock the Norseman shirt. Finish both events and you’ll be entered to win one of two entries to 2021 Norseman.”

That was way more clear than their later announcements. But unless they changed their mind, doing just the bike ride should get you the bike kit.

Will
Will
7 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

If they’ve changed the entry requirements, I hope they send out an email. Last year you had to complete both to be entered into draw, which makes more sense.

I think they only got about 30 entries though, so I guess that’s why they’re cutting the running requirement. Either way, I hope they send out an email for the benefit of the few people who don’t read Zwift Insider 😉

Joel
Joel
7 months ago

Last year, did you just have to complete the event? 80% seems like a high DNF unless there was also a time cut-off (must finish in less than 6 hours) OR a high rate of entries of people who either did not know the distance they were riding or never planned to finish. I’m assuming that you don’t have to do all the events leading up to the August 1st and 2nd events…they are just designed to get you ready for the MAIN EVENT! Monica? are you ready to inspire us?

Joel
Joel
7 months ago

Wow! IRL event looks hard!

https://map.nxtri.com/comp/

Makes Kona look like an 8-hour fun run!

Fabio Mux
Fabio Mux (@fabio-mussi)
7 months ago

Is the jersey the same of the previous norseman? i wear it proudly cause i ve done the alpe a lot of times to unlock it… hope for somethin different but pics seem the same of 2019

Guillermo
Guillermo
5 months ago

Do we know what the cut-off (time-limit) is going to be for Saturday’s Uber-Pretzel?

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