Challenge Family holds great respect to all athletes racing in one or more of our events around the globe. For a large part we are happy with the contribution that the PRO athletes have to the sport of triathlon and Challenge Family is proud to be the stage on which the PRO athletes can perform to their best of their capabilities.

In order to race as a PRO at Challenge races, the PRO needs to be registered at Challenge Family. After this it is up to the individual Challenge race organizer to agree with the PRO athlete on additional services and entry procedures.You will then be eligible to receive the following entry benefits for any full or half distance Challenge event

  • Free entry for athletes ranked 1-250 in the Prize Money Ranking
  • 50% of entry fee for athletes ranked from 251 – 400 in the Prize Money Ranking
  • For athletes ranked 401 and above, entry benefits are at the discretion of the race director

World Bonus

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Next to this CHALLENGEFAMILY has introduced a pro athlete bonus scheme to its races. The initiative provides professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share of a USD 165,000 end-of-season bonus as well as a prize purse at the races.

The USD 165k bonus will pay five deep across both men and women with the top ranked pro taking home $30k, second will earn $20k and third will win $15k, fourth$12k and fifth $5k. Ranking will be decided through a points system based on placings earned.

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.

For all other CHALLENGEFAMILY race prize purses and full breakdowns, please go to the individual race websites or contact Belinda Granger: belinda@challenge-family.com

Below you will find an overview with all participating races and the corresponding points.

Full distance prize money and points breakdown

  • All long distance races will award points 10 deep
Placing Challenge Madrid
Challenge Almere-Amsterdam
Challenge Roth
Challenge Taiwan Challenge Venice* Points
Total: 25.000 € Total: 38.000 € Total: 73.500 € Total: 30.000 USD
1st €4,500 €6,000 €15,000 USD 6,600 500
2nd €3,100 €3,750 €8,000 USD 4,000 400
3rd €2,000 €2,500 €5,000 USD 2,100 300
4th €1,500 €1,750 €3,000 USD 1,300 200
5th €1,000 €1,300 €2,000 USD 1,000 150
6th €500 €1,100 €1,100 100
7th €900 €800 80
8th €700 €700 60
9th €550 €600 40
10th €450 €550 20

*Challenge Venice is a points only race (top 10 will be awarded with points for World Ranking)  without prize money.

Middle distance points breakdown 

(Gran Canaria, Riccione, Lisboa, Salou, Herning, Heilbronn, Geraardsbergen, Rome, Prague, Turku, Walchsee, Davos, Paguera-Mallorca, Sardinia, Daytona, San Gil, Taiwan Asia-Pacific Championship, Baja)

Placing Points
1st 250
2nd 200
3rd 150
4th 100
5th 75
6th 40

Middle distance prize money European races**

(Gran Canaria, Riccione, Lisboa, Salou, Herning, Heilbronn, Geraardsbergen, Rome, Prague, Turku, Walchsee, Davos, Paguera-Mallorca, Sardinia)

Placing Prize Money
1st €3,500
2nd €2,100
3rd €1,400
4th €1,150
5th €850
6th €500

**For all other prize money schemes please check individual website.

Special Points at THE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Championship will have a higher points breakdown.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP prize money and points breakdown for the World Ranking.

Total: 150.000 €

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
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