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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
||Challenge Taiwan||Challenge Venice*||Points|
|Total: 25.000 €||Total: 38.000 €||Total: 73.500 €||Total: 30.000 USD|
*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)
Middle distance prize money European races**
(Gran Canaria, Riccione, Lisboa, Salou, Herning, Heilbronn, Geraardsbergen, Rome, Prague, Turku, Walchsee, Davos, Paguera-Mallorca, Sardinia)
**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 €