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Pro Prize Money

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



European full distance prize money and points breakdown

  • All European full distance races (Venice, Roth, Regensburg, Almere-Amsterdam, Madrid) will pay 8th deep, except CHALLENGEROTH and CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM (as the European Championship 2017) which will pay 10 deep.
  • All European full distance races will award points 10 deep.
Placing Prize Money Points
1st €6,000 500
2nd €3,900 400
3rd €2,750 300
4th €1,900 200
5th €1,500 150
6th €1,200 100
7th €1,000 80
8th €750 60
9th €0 40
10th €0 20


Please note that CHALLENGEROTH is paying € 75.000 prize money (

Please also note that CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM is paying regarding to the European Championship €38.000 prize money with the following breakdown – 6000, 3750, 2500, 1750, 1300, 1100, 900, 700, 550, 450 (


European half distance prize money and points breakdown

(Gran Canaria, Rimini, Lisboa, Salou, Herning, Heilbronn, Poznan, Geraardsbergen, Iceland, Prague, Turku, Tonsberg, Walchsee, Paguera-Mallorca, Sardinia)

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


Special Points at THE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Championship will have a higher points breakdown.

Placing Prize Money Points
1st €30,000 375
2nd €15,000 300
3rd €8,000 225
4th €6,500 150
5th €5,000 115
6th €3,500 60
7th €2,500 40
8th €2,000 30
9th €1,500 20
10th €1,000 10


Additional Information

Athletes are only able to count their best six CHALLENGEFAMILY races during the season, of which no more than two can be full distance races.

In the advent of a tie the prize money will be averaged between the two athletes and corresponding places.



The following races offer a purse of €25,000 paying 10 deep on the half distance:

  • Challenge Maceió
  • Challenge Florianopolis

Challenge Penticton pays CAD$30,000 paying five deep over the half distance

Challenge St Andrews pays CAD$15,000 paying five deep over the half distance



Total purse of AUD$20,000 paying five deep at all half distance races


Rest of World

All other CHALLENGEFAMILY races pay €50,000 for full distance and €25,000 for half distance races paying 10 deep.


For full breakdowns, please see individual race sites.