Prize money


CHALLENGE FAMILY has introduced a pro athlete bonus scheme to its European races. The initiative provides professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share of a €140,000 end-of-season bonus as well as a prize purse of €38,000 per each qualifying long distance race and €19,000 per each qualifying half distance race. Full distance races will pay eight deep, half distance races will pay six deep.

The €140,000 bonus will pay five deep across both men and women with the top ranked pro taking home €25,000, second will earn €17,000 and third will win €13,000, fourth €10,000 and fifth €5,000. Ranking will be decided through a points system based on placings earned.

European half distance prize money and points breakdown

Placing Prize money Points
1st €3,500 250
2nd €2,100 200
3rd €1,400 150
4th €1,150 100
5th €850 75
6th €500 40

In the event of a tie the prize money will be averaged between the two athletes and corresponding places. Read more…