1. $5,000.00 1. $5,000.00
2. $2,250.00 2. $2,250.00
3. $1.500.00 3. $1,500.00
4. $750.00 4. $750.00
5. $500.00 5. $500.00


Challenge-Cancun Prize Purse for pro athletes is a total of $20,000 USD divided ($10,000) for male and female.

Please consider that to be eligible for the pro athlete division you must have a Challenge Family Pro Athlete License as well as the license from the Triathlon Federation from the country you represent. You can apply for the license HERE  or contact Belinda Granger


Detailed information here on racing as a pro athlete, click HERE. 


We love and welcome PRO ATHLETES! For our second edition we will be offering pro athletes traveling and accommodation packages to come, race and spend and amazing time in the Caribbean, with friends and family. Information coming September 2019. 

I was very impressed with the race and the accommodations. The race course was excellent. My wife appreciated the chance to see me go by multiple times.  I am 100% planning on returning for the 2020 race. I felt welcomed and was treated excellently!” – Brandon Krout

“Thank you so much for making this past weekend so much fun although it was not the result I was hoping for! You guys did an amazing job for hosting such a big event for the first time so smoothly. I will definitely be back next year!” – Tyler Ems

“I loved coming to Challenge Cancun, such a wonderful destination for a fun Triathlon, it’s for sure a great way to kick off the season and have a great trip with family of friends combined with you, doing what you love, swim, bike and run. The race was so well organised and I’m looking forward to see the event grow in the future” – Yvonne van Vlerken

“Challenge Cancun was my first visit to Cancun, and it was a great way for an athlete to thoroughly enjoy and experience this beautiful place! Challenge Cancun provided a friendly, supportive environment where the athletes could enjoy not only competing, but also relaxing together and sharing our stories.  The pre-race events, including the pro panel on the beach was open to everyone and was a really fun part of the weekend. I will definitely be back!” – Chris Schroeder

“Cancun has hosted some great events in the history of triathlon. We can now add Challenge Cancun to that list. From ease of travel to a seamless execution of the race Challenge Cancun has it all. We get to swim in the clear Caribbean waters, ride along the historic Hotel Zone, and run for a personal record on this flat and fast course. The best part is sharing the experience with others whether they are competing in the half distance, sprint distance, or relay.”- Andy Potts


This event will be part of the Challenge Family World Bonus standings for 2021. 


Challenge Family has introduced a pro athlete bonus scheme to its races. The initiative provides professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share of a USD 150,000 end-of-season bonus as well as a prize purse at the races.


The USD 150k bonus will pay five deep across both men and women with the top ranked pro taking home $30k, second will earn $20k and third will win $14k, fourth $8k and fifth $3k. Ranking will be decided through a points system based on placings earned.

Find more information regarding the Challenge Family World Bonus by clicking HERE.

Award Ceremony

Pro athletes will be awarded 5 deep and age group athletes will be awarded three deep, in both male and female division. Both categories will receive there Challenge World Championship slot 5 deep.