pro athletes

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 make to the sport of triathlon and Challenge Family is proud to be the stage in which the PRO athletes can perform to their best of their capabilities.

In order to race as a PRO in a Challenge Family Event, the athlete needs to apply for and hold a professional membership with 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 automatically be eligible to receive the following entry benefits for any full or middle distance Challenge event:

Free entry for athletes ranked 1-250 in the PTO World Ranking

50% off entry fee for athletes ranked from 251 – 400 in the PTO World Ranking

For athletes ranked 401 and above, entry benefits are at the discretion of the race director


CHALLENGEFAMILY is proud to have a pro athlete bonus scheme connected to its races. The initiative provides professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share of a USD 125,000 end-of-season bonus as well as a prize purse at the races.

The USD 100k bonus will pay five deep across both men and women with the top ranked pro taking home $22k, second will earn $14k and third will win $8k, fourth $4k and fifth $2k. 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 all other CHALLENGEFAMILY race prize purses and full breakdowns, please go to the individual race websites or contact Belinda Granger: