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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 150,000 end-of-season bonus as well as a prize purse at the races.

The USD 150k 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 $14k, fourth $8k and fifth $3k. 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 one can be a full distance race. In the advent of a tie the prize money will be averaged between the two athletes and corresponding places.

For the first time this year, athletes can earn points for the World Bonus at The Collins Cup. Per start wave the number one will get 250 points, the number two 200 points and the number three 150 points. Athletes have to race a minimum of three CHALLENGEFAMILY races (excluding The Collins Cup) to be part of the World Bonus’ final ranking.

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.

Long distance points breakdown 

(Roth, Almere-Amsterdam, Anhui)

Placing Points Points Roth
1st 750 875
2nd 600 700
3rd 450 525
4th 300 350
5th 225 265
6th 150 175
7th 120 140
8th 90 105
9th 60 70
10th 30 35

Middle distance points breakdown

(Daytona, Wanaka, Salou, Shepparton, Gran Canaria, Cancun, Taiwan, Riccione, Bled, Wuhan, St. Pölten, Collins Cup, Geraardsbergen, Herning, Heilbronn, Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee, Turku, Davos, Gunsan, Budva, Peguera-Mallorca, Cape Town)

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

Special Points at THE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Championship will have a higher points breakdown for the World Ranking.

Placing Points
1st 500
2nd 400
3rd 300
4th 200
5th 150
6th 100
7th 80
8th 60
9th 40
10th 20

Male

Female

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