How To Get Set Up For Racing On Zwift In 4+1 Simple Steps

Racing on Zwift is quite easy once you get the hang of it, but it does require some one-off work to get you into the right gear.

While all steps aren’t mandatory to start racing, completing them will definitely give you the best racing experience. Completing the steps will probably take about 10 minutes to complete, so you better get into it now!

Simply click on the steps below to show all the information.

The vast majority of Zwift races use the community-driven ZwiftPower site to generate final race results. You must opt-in to share your ride data with ZwiftPower to be included in official race results. This is a very important startup step many Zwifters miss!

Log into your account at, click My Profile>Connections, and click to enable sharing with ZwiftPower.

Visit ZwiftPower and create an account. Log in then click “Connect” and follow the instructions closely to validate your Zwift account and connect it to ZwiftPower (you will need to know your ZwiftID).

After entering the correct ZwiftID you will need to verify account ownership by adding a 4-digit code to your Zwift surname (easy to do via the Zwift Companion app), then waiting a minute before clicking “Connect my account” on ZwiftPower.

Once your account is connected, you’re all set!

Most of the races on Zwift require you to transmit your heart rate data, as this helps race organizers spot cheaters.

If you don’t already own a heart rate monitor, we highly recommend the Polar H10. When it comes to accuracy and connectivity, Polar H10 heart rate sensor is the go-to choice. Monitor your heart rate with maximum precision and connect your heart rate to a great variety of training devices with Bluetooth® and ANT+.

Simply put, FTP is the average number of watts that a rider can sustain in an hour, and acts as a current measure of fitness.

It’s really helpful to know your FTP before you start with GetReady2Race, as your FTP functions as a great indicator of the Zwift Category you are in. Zwift categories are displayed in Watts per Kilograms (w/kg), which is your FTP in watts divided by your weight in kilograms.

While knowing your FTP isn’t necessary, we highly recommend you taking one of Zwift’s build-in FTP tests. The FTP tests are selectable from the “Workouts” menu in Zwift. The “easiest” to perform one might be the “Ramp Test“, which gives you a fairly accurate FTP value.

Discord is a voice, video, and text chat app that’s used by tens of millions of people ages 13+ to talk and hang out with their communities and friends. Lots of Zwift Clubs use Discord as a method to easily communicate with one another when riding live in Zwift or chatting when not on the bike.

GetReady2Race Yodas use Discord in the GetReady2Races to voice-guide the particpants during the race. Using Discord during the GetReady2Races is optional, but we highly recommend it for the best GetReady2Race experience. Regular GetReady2Race events do not use Discord but rely on in-game messaging in Zwift.

Start by registering yourself at the Discord website. Don’t forget to complete the account creation process by clicking the verification link in the confirmation email.

Once you are set up and ready to go you can join the GetReady2Race Discord here.

all geared up?

Check out the GetReady2Race event schedule and get yourself ready to race!