The prize money is awarded to Pro athletes as follows:

Challenge Long distance European races pay eight deep with a total prize purse of € 38.000,-. In addition, an end-of-season bonus of € 165.000,- based on ranking will be paid five deep.

The € 165.000,- bonus will pay five deep across both men and women, with the top ranked pro winning € 30.000,-, second € 20.000,-, third € 15.000,-, fourth € 12.000,- and fifth € 5.000,-. Ranking will be decided through a points system based on placings earned.

2018 – European long distance prize money and points breakdown

PlacingPrize MoneyPoints
1st€ 6.000,-500
2nd€ 3.750,-400
3rd€ 2.500,-300
4th€ 1.750,-200
5th€ 1.300,-150
6th€ 1.100,-100
7th€ 900,-80
8th€ 700,-60
9th€ 550,-40
10th€ 450,-20

Age Groups

In the Age Group, awards can be won in the following categories in the Long and Middle Distance:
< 23, 24-39, 40 and further per 5 year category.

Fastest local athletes
The fastest male and female athletes from Almere on the Long Distance receive the annual Ruud Graman award and the Joop Visscher-award respectively.