Where else could you win $15 each for a first place team finish??? $300 top prize for team entry - $60 each for up to 4 team members = a net prize (before taxes) of $15 per team member for first place??? Pathetic!
I would imagine that the people doing this race are hoping for Red Bull sponsorship which probably offers opportunities far beyond a few hundred bucks. They dont just hand out those Red Bull helmets to anyone.
The Red Bull Rampage changed the lives of the winners forever. They all went on to really big things that I would imagine pay them pretty well.