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 €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 half distance prize money and points breakdown

Elite women
Total 9500 EUR
Distribution
Position Amount
1 3.500 EUR
2 2.100 EUR
3 1.400 EUR
4 1.150 EUR
5 850 EUR
6 500 EUR
Elite men
Total 9500 EUR
Distribution
Position Amount
1 3.500 EUR
2 2.100 EUR
3 1.400 EUR
4 1.150 EUR
5 850 EUR
6 500 EUR

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