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Zwift Heads to Kona with Kona Heat It Up Mission & Prizes2 min read

The Ironman World Championship is October 12th, in celebration of the event Zwift has put together a special in game mission and there are some IRL prizes up for grabs.

Zwift Road to Kona 2019

Zwift will be at the 2019 Ironman World Championship with its Specialized Zwift Academy Tri Team. All eight team members are competing as well as mentor, Sarah True.

Pro athletes, Lionel Sanders & Lucy Charles, are featured in a couple great videos on race preparation:

Join in on the Action from Home with the Zwift Heat It Up Mission

Join in for the Kona Heat It Up Mission from October 5th to October 13th. Ride 112 miles//180 km, and run 26.2 miles//42km to complete the IRONMAN World Championship distance and unlock some sweet kit. No need to do it in one go, you can chip away at these distances throughout the challenge, all rides and runs counts.

Zwift Heat It Up In-Game Unlocks

As you progress to the final distance goals more gear will unlock:

Ride Unlocks Run Unlocks
25% – ZA Tri Cycling Socks 25% – ZA Tri Running Socks
50% – Specialized Cycling Hat 50% – SiS Run Shirt
75% – Wahoo Cycling Hat 75% – Roka GP-1X Sunglasses
100% – ZA Tri Cycling Hat 100% – ZA Tri Run Shirt

The best prize, however, is reserved for those who run and ride: those Zwifters will unlock the ZA Tri Paint Scheme for the Shiv Disc (and an automatic entry to win one of two grand prizes).

Zwift Heat It Up Mission Prizes

If you complete both the run and ride portions of the mission you will be entered into the grand prize drawing. Two winners will receive:

Nice prizes, but I really wish they were giving away one of those Shiv Discs…

Zwift Kona Events

You can complete the mission by riding solo or via group events. For group riders, Zwift has organized a week of Kona-themed events:

  • Monday through Friday we’ve got Kona-themed group workouts which alternate between running one day and cycling the next.
  • Then Saturday we’ve got races: a TT cycling race and a 5k running race.
  • Lastly, Sunday’s event is a recovery ride. Spin those legs out!

See the full Kona Heat It Up event schedule on Zwift.com >

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