Prize money will be paid to the top ten male and female professional finishers at each event, with the exception of Challenge St Andrews, which will pay five deep. Middle distance races will have a purse of around €25,000 each. Exact prize purses in dollars can be found on individual race sites (accessible via

The 2015 Challenge Family professional division races in the Americas run as follows: 

May 17 – Knoxville Half
June 7 – Quassy Half
June 14 – Williamsburg Half
June 21 – San Gil Half
June 28 – Atlantic City Full
July 5 – St. Andrews Half
August 16 – Pocono Half
August 23 – Maceió Half
August 30 – Maine Half
August 30 – Penticton Full
September 13 – Cedar Point Full
October 18 – Rancho Cordova Half
November 1 – Ixtapa Half
November 15 – Florida Half
November 29 – Florianopolis Half

“It’s simply a reality that earning potential is a factor in any pro’s decision as to where and when to compete, so for Challenge Family to revitalise a prize purse in the US is a major positive for everyone in the pro ranks,” said Australian pro Richie Cunningham. “Personally, I opt to support the events that best support me in turn, and Challenge does exactly that.”

Professional athletes are invited to sign up with Challenge Family here.


What do you think of the 2015 pro prize purse? Let us know in the comments!

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