Welcome to the InsideRide guide to the 5K Loop running route in Zwift’s Watopia world. Read on to see details, photos and a map of the route, as well as our run data on this segment.
The route is a 5km circuit based on the original Watopia island, on dedicated running track. The route starts off near Hank’s in the centre of the island, heading north past the cyclists, into Watopia downtown.
After downtown you run under the Watopia pier, and out onto a section of track that runs through the beach – surrounded by parasols and loggers.
Next the course heads out on to the lagoon, bordered by ocean to both sides, and passing close to the Watopia Volcano before returning to solid land.
The final stretch runs back across the island, above the Esses, taking in views to the high peaks of Alpe du Zwift and the Tower Climb across the ocean.
The spawn points starts a little ahead of the start banner – to get the route completion badge you must either turn around at the start and turn around again after the banner, or just run around the course twice instead!
This was our first time running on Zwift, and we really enjoyed the experience – more on that in a later article.