European 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 minimum €25,000 per each qualifying long distance race and €19,000 per each qualifying half distance race. Full distance races will pay minimum six deep, half distance races will all 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.
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.