Thanks to the today announced Collins Cup, CHALLENGEFAMILY‘s THECHAMPIONSHIP is even more ready to welcome all the best athletes from all over the world. On May 30 a selective group of the 36 best pros will race head-to-head for the biggest prize purse in triathlon history and one day later, May 31st, another 60 pros will race at the classic CHALLENGEFAMILY‘s flagship event THECHAMPIONSHIP for a prize purse of another 50.000 dollar.
CHALLENGEFAMILY‘s CEO Jort Vlam explains the importance of a ‘high quality’ weekend like this, which of course will take place at the iconic x-bionic sphere in Samorin, Slovakia. “With two world-class races and a prize purse never seen before, this weekend attracts the best pro athletes from all around the globe. Spectators are guaranteed the most exciting races ever seen. Not only when they are at x-bionic sphere, but also when they watch the live broadcastings on television or online.”
THECHAMPIONSHIP still counts for the CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus for pros and the pros will – like last year – earn double points in Slovakia. “This will also attract even more world-class athletes”, Vlam explains. “Double points of course give a bigger chance to win the end-of-the-season bonus, but that also reflects the strength of the large field of pro’s who are eager to perform their best at THECHAMPIONSHIP.”
Age Groupers qualified for THECHAMPIONSHIP will be very excited with the addition of the Collins Cup to the event weekend. “They are the happy few that are not only able to race a Middle Distance at the amazing venue x-bionic has to offer, but they will also race between and be cheered on by the most prestigious athletes of the world!”
CHALLENGEFAMILY is one of the fastest growing global triathlon series. With 40 full and middle distances in 26 different countries, CHALLENGEFAMILY is changing the face of triathlon around the world. Due to spectacular courses in iconic destinations, no CHALLENGEFAMILY race is like another. Focusing on delivering the race of a lifetime to athletes of all age and abilities, CHALLENGEFAMILY races provide memorable experiences that capture all the excitement and emotions of this inspirational sport.
THECHAMPIONSHIP counts as the apotheosis of CHALLENGEFAMILY season to be hold on May 31st, 2020. For professional athletes, THECHAMPIONSHIP 2020 will carry a minimum €50,000 prize purse. An unique professional qualifying system enables professional athletes to qualify for THECHAMPIONSHIP 2020 via CHALLENGEFAMILY events worldwide.
Age Group athletes will have the opportunity to qualify with a top six Age Group finish at any CHALLENGEFAMILY event worldwide during the qualification period. Top 6 teams in the male, female and mixed categories in relay events will qualify for THECHAMPIONSHIP at CHALLENGEFAMILY events. Slots will roll down in each Age Group and relay category up to 12th place. There won’t be a roll down system for the pros.