1: Season 5 : Amazing Moments with Phil
Wednesday, September 5th, 2001
1: The Race Begins
The teams begin in New York. They need to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa. Cooperation problems surface early on with a few of the couples. The teams have to decide which airport to take to the destination. Once they arrive in South Africa, they must take yet another flight. Before ultimately get to Songwe Village, they must find beautiful Victoria Falls. From there, they must get to Knife's Edge, a cliff. There, they must bungee jump and glide across a rope, eventually getting to the other side. The Pit Stop is located in Songwe Village. Rob and Brennan obtain the Fast Forward near Victoria Falls, allowing them to avoid all other tasks and go straight to the Pit Stop. Matt and Ana are the last to arrive and are eliminated.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2001
2: Divide and Conquer
The teams start out in Songwe Village,Zameia. When the times depart from the pit stop they must find the Songwe Museum in the village without any signs to indicate where it is located. They must use the help of the villagers. The first to leave are Rob and Brennan but they decide to wait for the members of their newly formed alliance with Frank, Margarita, Joe and Bill. Once locating the museum, the teams must decide in a detour to do one of two tasks involving photography. Then they have to bring the pictures to a chief in another village. Pat and Brenda decide not to do the tasks after failing to find the museum and decide to go for the Fast Forward. They complete this with ease and head to the next pit stop, the Arch de Triomphe in Paris. At the airport, some problems surface between Kim/Leslie and Paul/Amie. Once in Paris,the teams must find a monument through a telescope. For some of the teams this is easy but for others, proves extremely difficult. Kim and Leslie are the last to
Wednesday, September 26th, 2001
3: Home for Some
At the Arc de Triomphe, at departure times the teams are told to find La Grande Rue, a ferris wheel located somewhere in the city. They will have to get the route marker when the ferris wheel opens. When they get there, they are to do a detour. An "Easy Walk" where they must find Foucault's pendulum. There are two nearby, but you must chose the right one .Unfortunately for Pat and Brenda, they do chose the wrong one which puts them far behind the others. The second is "Tough Climb" in which the teams must climb to the top of Notre Dame and ring Quasimodo's bell. Kevin and Drew decide to go for the Fast Forward, where they have to retrieve it from a local coffee shop. Then they must head directly to the pit stop which is located in Chateau Les Baux. In the Roadblock, one of the team members must travel through the Paris sewers. Pat and Brenda are the last to arrive and are eliminated, going from 1st in Leg #2 to last in Leg #3.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2001
4: Colossal Showdown
The teams start off at the Chateau Les Baux in Paris, France. The first task is to find a man in a red hat, standing under a miniature Arc de Triomphe. All they have to discover where the man is located, is a flag and a picture of the man. It seems clear that the alliance between Frank/Margarita, Rob/Brennan and Joe/Bill has officially crumbled. The teams discover that the flag is from Tunisia. Before this discovery, some guess Turkey or Morocco. Paul/Amie at departure, notice the cab they had previously ordered the night before is not there. This causes some anger and Paul debates quitting. All the teams must get to Tunisia. Most take plane but some take boat. When they find the man, they are given a Detour. They must take a "Full Body Massage" or "Full Body Brew", involving coffee. They must with the given map find one of these two places in busy crowded streets. When these tasks are completed they must get to El Jem Coliseum. There they must run around the coliseum and most find a s
Wednesday, October 10th, 2001
5: Desert Storm
The seven remaining teams start off in El Jem Coliseum, the pit stop for the fourth leg. Upon departure they are given a route marking which tells them they must find a monument known as the Tataouine which is 300 miles away. Although Paul and Amie arrived fifth in the last leg, production problems cause them to move ahead one place in front of Frank and Margarita. When the teams arrive at the Tataouine, they are given a Detour. They must chose between an easy and a difficult game. The easy game is at a hard to find location and the hard game is at an easy to find location. The games are called "Puzzle" and "Listening" .All the teams chose Listening in which they must find the clue using a walkie talkie and find where the other one is. There they will find the clue. The clue says that must find a "yellow and white flag" in the middle of the Sahara Desert and that there are rocks to guide them there. Some teams are a little bit confused as to how the rocks guide them there. But eventual
Wednesday, October 17th, 2001
6: Whatever it Takes to Win
The teams start out in the Sahara desert. Kevin and Drew are the first to depart. The clue reads that they must get to the Palace Hotel in Tunis,300 miles away. Joe and Bill are the first to arrive at the clue. They must get to a spot outside the famous Coliseum in Rome. The teams head to the Tunisian airport. Tensions are high at the airport. At one point, Drew ask Team Guido if they want to have one of their legs broke. Joe and Bill laugh at this and don't see it as a threat. Drew then tells the team he was joking. Joe and Bill are the first of the teams to get tickets on the plane and are the last tickets on that flight. When the other teams arrive at the airport, the Guido's (all ready to go) decide to spy on the other teams and at one point, decide to eavesdrop. Teams are getting extremely frustrated when they learn of the air strike in Rome. They are having serious trouble getting tickets. With "charm," Kevin and Drew get tickets for themselves and two other teams (Nancy/Emily an
Wednesday, October 24th, 2001
7: Triumph and Loss
Tensions are high and it seems that Team Guido is separated from the rest of the group, socially. Teams are still distraught about what happened in the previous leg. The teams are in Rome. Frank and Margarita are the first to leave the pit stop. The first clue is a Detour. The teams must chose between "Glide" and "Ride." In "Glide" the teams must take a glider to the next location and in "Ride," the teams must take a set of bikes to the next location, which is Ferrara. However, the teams must note there is only one glider so they may have to wait for another team to finish the task before they can start. It's first come, first served. Frank and Margarita decide to go for the fast forward which is hidden in a moat at a castle. Rob and Brennan decide to do the glider and are the first to arrive there. Joe and Bill decide to do the biking, where they must find the bike shop. Frank and Margarita obtain the Fast Forward and start heading straight to the pit stop; New Dehli, India. Nancy/Emi
Wednesday, October 31st, 2001
8: Competition to the Fullest
The teams start off at the Taj Mahal and must find the next route marker, located somewhere on the grounds of the palace. Frank and Margarita are the first to leave because of their fast forward pass from the last leg. Bill and Joe are the next to depart from the pit stop. Frank and Margarita are the first to find the route marker and now must find a yellow and white flag at Palace of the Winds in Jaipur. They must either take a taxi or a bus. Rob and Brennan are the first to arrive at the Palace. The clue is a Detour, in both they have to find a Holy Man by either riding an elephant up a hill or going by boat. Once they retrieve the clue from the Holy Man, they must head to Karni Mata Temple in Deshnoke and from there to Bikaner, a place where rats are considered sacred. Teams well have to get to the Temple of Rats in Bikaner where in a road block, one team member must walk though the temple of rats to retrieve the next clue. Margarita, Brennan, Kevin and Emily perform this task. Fro
Wednesday, November 14th, 2001
9: The Unexpected Twist
Five teams remain (Kevin/Drew, Frank/Margarita, Rob/Brennan, Joe/Bill and Nancy/Emily) and they must get to the Temple of Dawn in Bangkok from the pit stop. Kevin and Drew are the first to leave. Only two teams are still eligible to use the Fast Forward; Nancy/Emily and Joe/Bill. All the others teams have already used it. Nancy says that she and Emily either get the Fast Forward or they're out of the game. Both teams decide to go for it although Nancy and Emily seem a little hesitant. The teams must get from Dehli to Bangkok either by using train or a bus. When the Temple of Dawn opens in the morning after arriving the previous night (except for Kevin/Drew),they are given a Detour. The teams must get to a monastery in Kanchanaburi by either using a public bus or a private car. The only thing they are given to find the car is a license plate number. The Fast Forward is at the Reclining Buddha. The two teams going for it must perform an old tradition in which they must drop the exact amo
Wednesday, November 21st, 2001
10: To the Physical and Mental Limit
The teams begin this leg at the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi. Only four teams remain: Joe and Bill, Kevin and Drew, Frank and Margarita and Rob and Brennan. The first clue directs the teams to Raile Beach in which they must find "the king". Rob and Brennan are the first to depart the pit stop. They must take a cab and a boat to get to the next destination. Operating hours end at 5:30 PM and Joe and Bill are set to depart at 6:30 PM so they cannot do anything that night. The teams discover that "the king" is a large rock formation and that they must go rock climbing or they can take an extremely long hike, as part of a Detour. All of the teams chose to go rock climbing. Rob injures his finger during the climb. After rock climbing the teams must find there way to Sea, Land & Trek in Bor Tor, Ao Luk, which is a boat rental company. The route info notes that the place closes at 5:00 PM. Rob and Brennan arrive in first place and Joe and Bill arrive in last plce but are not eliminated because
Wednesday, November 28th, 2001
11: Fight to the Last Minute
The teams traveled from Thailand to Bangkok to Beijing. They performed a series of tasks. Frank and Margarita and Rob and Brennan had to play ping-pong against a local in a Detour. The teams had to buy beetle larvae, chicken feet and squid on the local market, then take it to a cook and in the Roadblock. One of the team members then had to eat it. Relationship problems surfaced for Frank and Margarita as Frank called her a "moron." Margarita, Kevin, Joe and Brennan ate the food. Throughout the leg, Kevin/Drew and Joe/Bill were side by side. Nearing the pit stop, Kevin and Drew panicked when they couldn't find the South Gate and arrived last. Joe and Bill were estatic. Kevin and Drew were the last team to arrive and were eliminated.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2001
12: Race to the Finish (1)
The teams began in Beijing, China. Their first task was to head to Tiantan park and retrieve the clue from a kite being flown by a local. From there they headed to the Great Wall for a Detour. They had to chose between walking up steep steps in close range or flat steps farther away. All the teams chose the steep steps. In this task, we began to see some problems with Frank/Margarita's relationship. Margarita later said they had to work as a team, always in order to win the race. At the top of the Great Wall, there is a clue. The teams have to get to a bed and breakfast in Anchorage, Alaska. All the teams got tickets to San Francisco and from there to Seattle and finally to the destination (Anchorage, Alaska.)When in Alaska, they stayed the night at the bed and breakfast. In the morning they had to perform an old Alaskan ritual, called a "Blanket Toss" to find where the next clue was, in which they were "trampolined" by the locals. The next clue involved them getting to a glacier, wher
Thursday, December 13th, 2001
13: Race to the Finish (2)
The three teams, from Alaska have to travel back to the starting point in New York City where Frank and Margarita live. This worries Rob and Brennan. Frank and Margarita think they have it in the bag but at the final pit stop in Flushing Meadows Park where all the eliminated teams are waiting, Rob and Brennan are the first to cross the finish line. Frank and Margarita are the next team to arrive, obviously disappointed because of their loss. Joe and Bill are informed of Rob and Brennan's win back in Alaska and although they are disappointed they are glad that Rob and Brennan had won the race. In post-race interviews, Frank and Margarita claim they have won more than a million dollars in that of the rekindling of their relationship. Rob is happy to have won the race and to have won it with his best friend, Brennan.
Monday, March 11th, 2002
1: The World is Waiting: Go!
The second group of the Amazing Race contestants are off on the first leg of a journey across the world. The first place they must travel to is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where the teams rappel down the face of a 590 foot mountain and others search for the woman that inspired the song "The Girl from Ipaneema". Problems arise between two of the teams when Tara & Wil claim to have been at the Hotel (where they were to get reservations) before the rest of the teams arrived. Blake and Wil have it out about this, even to the point of Wil bragging up his travelling skills. Peggy and Claire, the oldest contestants in the race are sure they will get eliminated but in a mad rush to the finish, they get to the pit stop minutes before mother and daughter pair, Deidre and Hillary, while separated couple Tara and Wil place first. After being eliminated, the team feels the race has definitely improved their relationship and has brought them closer together after Hillary had spent most of her life living
Wednesday, March 13th, 2002
2: Help Me, I'm American
All of the ten remaining teams continue the race in South America. In this leg of the race, teams hang-glide, much to the chagrin of Peggy who has had problems with her knee for years, but does it reluctantly anyway. Shola & Doyin obtain the fast forward by playing volleyball with professionals in which a foot gets twisted. Other problems occur with the twins, when at one point, [one of the twins] gets their foot run over. Blake and Paige have problems when they lose their wallet and have to go around the bus station, begging for money. Several problems occur on the bus rides to the next pitstop, as one breaks down and the other gets a flat tire. Chris & Alex, tired of waiting, decide to fix the flat tire themselves and get back on the road. Again to their surprise, Peggy and Claire stay in the race, this time placing in 8th position. And it's a race by Hope/Norm and Blake/Paige to the finish, which results in the elimination of the married parents from Tennessee. They also feel this h
Wednesday, March 20th, 2002
3: My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off
The teams leave Brazil and South America all together to head to South Africa. There some teams dance for money, haul fish and are forced to drink blended sheep's head in the road block. Peach gets emotional when giving sunglasses to kids on the street. Shola and Doyin feel at home, as that's where their father was born. Tara and Wil's alliance with Chris and Alex comes to a halt, as they realize this game is every man for themselves. Peggy and Claire sleep through their departure time and Blake and Paige, in last place, decide not to wake them up. Problems at the airport, including missing their flight, case Peggy and Claire to fall a day behind and are the third team eliminated from the race.
Wednesday, March 27th, 2002
4: This Game Is About Minutes
The teams travel to Namibia where they climb sand dunes and slide down them as a task. Shola and Doyin face problems of driving standard in the desert and eventually get stuck. Wil and Tara accuse Gary and Dave of speeding and even call them cheaters and Gary tells them that "[They're] going down!". A feud on the horizon? Oswald and Danny maintain their position in first place as they capture a rather easy fast forward which sends them directly to the pit stop. Shola and Doyin can not overcome their problems in the desert and end up skipping most of their tasks and just head directly to the pit stop where they are eliminated. Blake and Paige spark controversy with Mary and Peach as in a race to the finish, the brother and sister team cut across the trees to finish minutes before the two sisters.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2002
5: Welcome to the World of Being Human
The teams travel from their pit stop at Anani Lodge to Bangkok. They all fight for planes, but the airport ends up being the usual great equalizer. In Bangkok, they take part in a Detour in which they must choose between Confusion Now and Confusion Later. Confusion Now involves finding the correct taxi at a water taxidock, while Confusion Later involves burning a paper car as a spiritual offering. The teams split the choices, some encountering difficulties. One team loses valuable time after going to the wrong shrine. Later, the teams take part in a Roadblock that requires a journey into a deep, dark cave. The fear of this obstacle could cost one team the race.
Wednesday, April 10th, 2002
6: I'm Gonna Take His Girl
The teams are continuing from the Pit Stop in Pai Pong Plang and are now making their way back to Bangkok. They then take a long train trip to Chang Mai. The stress seems to be getting to some teams, as they make their way to a Detour. The choices are Boat or Beast. Boat involves paddling a bamboo raft, while Beast is an elephant ride. All teams choose the Boat option. Later, the teams are forced to deal with elephants in a Roadblock that involves elpehant washing. A bitter fight between two teams leads to a spirited race to the Pit Stop, but one team receives some good news.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2002
7: I'm Gonna Throw Up on Phil's Shoes
The teams drive from their Pit Stop in Northern Thailand to Chiang Mai. After receiving a clue, they find themselves facing another long drive, this time to Hong Kong. There they must find the Central Plaza and then the Star Ferry. There, they reach the Detour, which is a choice between Wishing Tree or Herbal Tea. Most teams choose the Herbal Tea option, but one decides to go a separate way by doing the Wishing Tree. Yet another skips it all together, by taking the Fast Forward. The remaining teams then do a Roadblock that involves operating a crane. One team falls hopelessly behind and is eliminated from the race.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2002
8: I'm Not a Miner! No, You're an Idiot!
In this special two hour episode of The Amazing Race, the teams make their way all the way from the Hong Kong Harbor to deep in the Australian outback. In the first leg, the teams travel from Hong Kong Harbor to Repulse Bay. There, they complete several tasks including a Detour that gives a choice of Dragon or Lion and a Roadblock that involves a walking tour using Australian slang. The Roadblock proves very confusing for some teams, but the confusion may not be the tragedy that one team thinks it is. In the second leg, the teams continue their journey in Australia, heading into the Australian outback. Some teams pursue the Fast Forward to keep themselves in the game. The Detour is a choice of Cool Down or Heat Up and the Roadblock requires skill with a boomerang. One team struggles with the challenge but hangs on, while another falls dangerously behind.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2002
9: Ready to Lose Our Lives
It's the Australian outback, the 9th pitstop in a race around the world. As usual, the contestants have absolutely no idea where they're going to have to go and they have to figure it out by looking for yellow and red route markers. Chris and Alex leave at 3:35 A.M. The clue tells them to take a flight to New Zealand, which is over 200 miles away. First, they have to take transportation to a local airstrip. Blake and Paige leave at 5:01 A.M., Tara and Wil at 5:06 and Oswald and Danny at 5:09. Wil says that with four teams left, every second counts. They load their vehicles onto an eighteen wheeler to go to Glendamboe. Chris and Alex stop at a convenience store to make flight arrangements. It's a choice between a 10:30 or an 11:15 A.M. flight. Chris and Alex seem unconcerned about getting the 10:30. Wil is interested in getting it. Tara and Wil head the wrong way to the airstrip. Wil says that he's quitting, that he's feeling "run down." Chris and Alex say that they've already got their
Wednesday, May 8th, 2002
10: It's Hammer Time
The four remaining teams travel to Auckland, New Zealand, and rappel into the nearby Lost World caves.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2002
11: Follow That Plane!
The three remaining teams compete for the $1 million first-place prize as the second edition of the race around the world concludes. "It is a truly sensational finish," reports host Phil Keoghan. "I was standing at the finish line waiting for the teams to come in and thinking 'This is what reality television is all about. To be here right now and not know which team is going to run up first and collect the money.' " At press time, the pairs still in the hunt are lifelong friends Chris and Alex, brother-sister combo Blake and Paige, separated couple Tara and Wil, and best friends Oswald and Danny. The final dash includes stops in Hawaii and Alaska before ending near Las Vegas.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002
1: What If Our Parachute Doesn't Open?
Opening the show, Phil says that we're starting on a "tiny island in the Everglades." We see the teams in speedboats and Phil introduces. Here's who we have for this edition of The Amazing Race: Heather & Eve - Roommates and recent graduates of Harvard Law School Michael & Kathy - Recently dating, never been together for more than five days Dennis & Andrew - Dad's a strict southern Baptist who doesn't approve of his son's lifestyle: he's gay Flo & Zach - Friends who met in college Derek & Drew - Identical twins & models Gina & Sylvia - The "soccer moms" Tramel & Talicia - Brother & sister Aaron & Arianne - Best friends who "think outside the box" Teri & Ian - Married parents together for 22 years Andre & Damon - Police officer and fireman Ken & Gerard - Brothers John Vito & Jill - Dating, Jill lost her brother in September 11th attacks (had applied with him for first race) After the introduction, Phil explains that there are 13 legs, 9 elimination points. He conti
Wednesday, October 9th, 2002
2: This Seems Like The Path Straight to Hell!
The teams are waiting at the pit stop: the Hacienda san Gabriel de Las Palmas. There are 11 teams left and Ken & Gerard are the first to depart at 10:36 PM. The clue says to drive 133 miles to the Pyramid of the Sun in Tehutecan. Ken & Gerard discuss how they've nicknamed their team "Oh Brother," that way the other teams will say things like "Oh Brother, they're passing us again." Flo and Zach and Aaron and Arianne arew orking together. Flo says that there's sexual tension between Aaron and Arianne. Michael and Kathy head off, followed by John Vito and Jill. Heather and Eve depart in sixth place. Ken and Gerard arrive at the pyramid, but it doesn't open until 7 AM, so they're stuck waiting. Dennis and Andrew leave the pit stop in sevent place, Teri and Ian in eighth. Andre and Damon leave, having overslept and we learn that they're leaving in ninth place. In the previous episode they didn't follow the proper path for the donkey detour and so they've received a 48 minute penalty, plus a
Wednesday, October 16th, 2002
3: You Always Just Forget About Me!
The teams travel from Cancun to Scotland by planes, buses, bikes and more. Derek and Drew, despite fierce competition to to catch up to them, remain in first place, while Dennis and Andrew are eliminated from the race, despite using the Fast Forward.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002
4: Did You See How I Stopped It? With My Face
The teams race from Scotland to Portugal, where a fourth pair is eliminated.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2002
5: What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off a Cliff?
The teams travel from Portugal to Morocco. Along the way, they face rapelling, driving difficulties (gas in diesel cars) and more. Positions rapidly alternate, with the driving difficulties ultimately costing one team.
Wednesday, November 13th, 2002
6: I'm a Much Better Liar Than You Are
The teams dash through Morocco to Marrakesh to avoid elimination. One task each pair must complete involves selling escargot to local citizens.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2002
7: I'm Supposed to be Indebted to Her for the Rest of the Race?!
The teams fly to Munich and then travel by train to Austria. One team oversleeps on the train and misses its stop.
Wednesday, November 27th, 2002
8: This Is More Important Than Your Pants Falling Down!
The five remaining teams race through Zurich, Switzerland, to reach the next pit stop. Also, a romantic bond develops between two members of opposing teams.
Wednesday, December 4th, 2002
9: Why Did You Have to Take Your Pants Off?!
Emotions run high when unsuspecting Teams have to make a phone call and discover their loved ones on the other end of the line. An argument over working with others brings one Team to the breaking point amid accusations and threats. One Team member taunts another terrified Team when they learn they will face a 620-foot bungee jump, the longest in Europe.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2002
10: Don't Try to Play the Moralist Now!
The four remaining teams race through Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City and get caught in a storm while competing on a nearby river.
Wednesday, December 18th, 2002
11: They're Slithering to the Finish Line Like the Rest of Us!
The globe-trotting reality series concluded its third edition as the final three teams dashed to the finish line and attempted to claim the $1 million first-place prize. "We've been extremely lucky now for the third time to create a great finish," said host Phil Keoghan of this leg of the race. "You're going to see teams at the highest highs and the lowest lows." The teams who went into the final leg were Teri and Ian, Flo and Zach and finally Ken and Gerard. The final leg of the 41,000-mile race began in Vietnam. The teams then made their way to Hawaii and finally to Seattle, Washington.
Thursday, May 29th, 2003
1: Cheaters Never Win --- And They Cheated!
The fourth season premieres, again with twelve teams, this time beginning in LA's Dodger Stadium. The teams rush off and drive to the LAX airport, trying to land seats on one of three airlines. Swiss Air and Lufthansa both depart at the same time; however Swiss Air is scheduled to arrive in Milan a good forty minutes earlier. KLM leaves about an hour later, and will carry the remaining teams. Steve and Josh, apparently wanting to take advantage of a possible alliance with Steve and Dave (the air traffic controllers), buy tickets for them, costing Monica/Sheree and Chip/Reichen their seats on the Swiss Air flight, and their place in line. This leads to accusations of cheatings, as referenced in the episode title. Teams arrive in Milan and must search for their first clue, which was to find charter bus tickets hidden in various spots within the Galleria Victoria, a pedestrian mall. There are three available slot times for bus departures: 2 AM, 4 AM, and 6 AM. Teams are taken to the Dolom
Thursday, June 5th, 2003
2: It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come, First Served. And We're Bigger.
The teams continue from the pit stop and participate in Italian snow rafting. They then head to Venice, where they are faced with a Detour: Waterway or Pathway. After the Detour, the teams are all bunched togehter by a five P.M. opening for their location, except for Steve and dave, who use the Fast Forward to advance to first place at the pit stop. The teams participate in the Roadblock, which involves trying to match a photo of a mask with one being worn by someone at a party. However, there are many similar masks, so the task proves somewhat difficult. Chris has extreme difficulty with the task and hands the photo of the mask to the incorrect person twice, each time being forced to go to the back of the line. This creates significant difficulty, as only four racers are allowed in at a time. He finally finds the correct person, but it is too late and he and Amanda reach the pit stop last and are eliminated from the race.
Thursday, June 12th, 2003
3: I Wasn't Even Going to Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards!
The teams travel from Italy to Vienna, Austria. There, horse-riding creates confusion when teams fail to follow a clue that states that you must grab a tag before boarding the horses. A Detour - Mozart or Beethoven creates confusion and tension when teams realize that the Beethoven option was as simple as it sounded. And Steve and Dave, after claiming the Fast Forward the previous week, fall far behind, but a stroke of luck keeps them in the race and Cindy and Russell are eliminated.
Thursday, June 19th, 2003
4: Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!
The teams start by traveling to France. Transportation confusion with trains and jets causes some teams into the lead to fall behind, while others reach the route marker in France early. There, they're surprised to find themselves faced with a Roadblock rather than a Detour. The Roadblock involves changing the tires on a race car and then doing a lap with a professional driver. All teams succesfully complete the task and then head to the next location, a lighthouse over 500 miles away. However, they find themselves all bunched together by the morning opening hours. Some teams check into a hotel, while others choose to wait by the side of the road. When Tian and Jaree arrive the next morning, after checking into a hotel, they're escorted to a parking spot by police. However, the teams on the side of the road cry foul, thinking that they're cutting in line. In the end, the original line is preserved and the fussing was for nothing. The teams receive a clue taking them to the Georges de B
Thursday, June 26th, 2003
5: You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!
The teams travel from France to Amsterdam, Holland. Most teams are able to get flights, but David and Jeff and Steve and Dave have to head to another airport and lose critical time when they are caught in a bad traffic jam. In Amsterdam, teams must go boating to a museum and this leads to massive confusion, particularly for the team of Tian and Jaree. In the Detour, teams must choose between 500 Kg or 15 Feet. In 500 Kg, they drive 30 miles and then weight out 500 Kg of cheese and in 15 ft., they have to drive only 12 miles and search through cow manure for their clue. Most teams go for the cow manure, but a couple of them opt for the cheese. Afterwards, they face a Roadblock in which they must gather 25 live eels. In the end, despite serious fighting between Tian and Jaree, they manage to squeak past Steve and Dave, who, after narrowly escaping elimination in past weeks, are eliminated from the race.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2003
6: I Could Never Have Been Prepared for What I'm Looking at Right Now
The teams travel to India, where they are shocked by condition of some of the locals and also face a harowing train ride.
Thursday, July 10th, 2003
7: We're Going Down the Wrong Side of the Freeway...And the Lights Are Off!
The teams continue to southern India. After a long train ride, they face a Roadblock that involves being dragged through mud by bulls and a Detour choice between chickens and elephants.
Thursday, July 17th, 2003
8: The Princess Reminded Me of My Grandmother. She Was Very Old but Still Very, Very with It
At the opening of the episode, Reichen and Chip reveal to the remaining teams that they are a couple and have been married for a year now - it's their one-year anniversary. Reichen discusses how he quit the Air Force so he could be with Chip and Millie and Chuck also talk about how they've been together for twelve years and then got engaged before the race. The teams are given $120 for the leg, which sends them from India to Kotakinabalu, Malaysisa, over 5,000 miles away. The teams jockey for position to get faster flights, with Jon and Al, Millie and Chuck and David and Jeff ending up at the front of the pack, despite an initial blunder by Reichen and Chip. David and Jeff and Kelly and Jon trail not far behind. The teams finally reach Malaysia, where, after participating in a traditional ceremony of good blessing, they head on to a Detour: Net or Trap. In "Net," the teams have to catch fifteen fish, while in trap, they have to hoist a huge lobster trap in order to get a clue. After co
Thursday, July 24th, 2003
9: We're Not at Charm School Learning to How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing
To begin the episode, the teams have to drive 78 miles from their pit stop to a hot springs and cross a rickety bridge to get their clue. All teams arrive in time for the 6:30 A.M. opening and a footrace is on. The teams are then given a clue to drive a 145 miles to an oil plantation. This quickly leads to confusion, with two teams getting lost. Kelly and Jon realize they have no idea where they're going and choose to opt for the Fast Forward. They feel it is a safe bet, as they don't figure it would be to any of the other teams' benefit to go for the Fast Forward. Unbeknownst to them, though, Reichen and Chip have already accidentally headed down the road for the Fast Forward and, once they realize what they've done, they decide to continue down that road to claim it. While this occurs, Jon and Al have made their way to the Detour. Called "Chop / Haul," the teams are given a choice between chopping down fruits to find their clue in an envelope, or hauling 25 heavy bundles of fruit int
Thursday, July 31st, 2003
10: That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!
The teams begin in Borneo, where they receive a clue telling them to head to a temple. There, they have to search for a Buddha figurine that contains the names of the respective members of their teams. All teams complete the task and receive a clue to go to the airport and get to Seoul, South Korea, which is approximately 4,000 miles away. Despite a rule that requires the teams to leave for the airport in vans at one-hour intervals, the teams all end up together at the airport. There, they take a plane that heads to Singapore and then connects to Seoul. Once at Singapore, two teams, David and Jeff and Jon and Al find that a flight heading to Hong Kong will arrive in Seoul one hour earlier. They take this flight and form a sort of alliance, arriving in Seoul first. Once in Seoul, the teams find a clue that takes them to an icy area close to the South Korean border. This creates confusion, with David and Jeff getting lost and having a harrowing experience when their taxi driver takes the
Thursday, August 7th, 2003
11: Such a Nice Pheremone Smell to You; Just Makes Me Want to Stay Close to You
The teams begin at their Pit Stop in Seoul, South Korea and receive a clue that takes them to a task that involves traditional South Korean kites. Phil helpfully narrates that one of the teams will be eliminated in this leg. The teams all complete the kite task, although some have more difficulty than others. The clue they receive tells them to make their way to Brisbane, Australia, over 7,000 miles away. All teams pull even when they find out the airport doesn't open until 6 A.M. However, believing they are in last place, David and Jeff consider the Fast Forward. At the airport, the teams find a number of options for flights. Kelly and Jon, David and Jeff and Reichen and Chip all end up on the same flight together, but Jon and Al chose a different flight and it gets delayed by fog, forcing it to take off after every other flight in the line. Jon and Al try to beg their way onto the other flight, but are told that due to security reasons, it can't accept passengers at the last minute.
Thursday, August 14th, 2003
12: He's a Few Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack!
At the Pit Stop in Australia, the teams receive a clue telling them to drive 80 miles to Australian woolshed. There, they'll receive further instructions on how to receive their next clue. They're given only $1 for this leg of the race. David and Jeff reflect at the beginning of the race reflect on how their being analytical gives them an edge, while Kelly and Jon note that they've been saving up money. When the teams arrive at the woolshed, they find that it does not open until 6 A.M and therefore, they're all going to be grouped together. Once the woolshed opens, they all race in and find that they each have to search through a giant pile of wool for the clue. Kelly and Jon are the first to find the clue, which directs them to the airport. They have to fly 1,000 miles to Cairnes. Chip and Reichen find the clue second and David and Jeff, despite having some difficulties at first, soon find the clue buried in some wool they had already looked through. The teams all catch a 7:45 flight
Thursday, August 21st, 2003
13: It's Like Adam Building His First House!
The teams begin at their Pit Stop in Ellis Beach, Australia. It's the twelfth and final pit stop in this race around the world. The first team to depart is David and Jeff, followed by Chip and Reichen and then Kelly and Jon. The clue tells them to drive to an Aboriginal Cultural Park. Like the previous leg, they have one dollar for this leg of the race. The teams all arrive at the cultural park, which doesn't open until 6 A.M. At that time, they all head in and watch a traditional ceremony. Afterwards, they receive a clue telling them to drive fifteen miles to the general aviation terminal at the airport in Cairnes. The teams all get into a driving race to get there and Chip and Reichen end up going so fast that their vehicles spins off the road. Still, they're okay and they all reach the clue at the general aviation terminal. It's a Detour: "Wing It" or "Wander It." In "Wing It," the teams must skydive out of a plane to their clue, with the help of an instructor. In "Wander It," they
Tuesday, July 6th, 2004
1: Clearly, I'm More Intelligent Than You
The teams take off from Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles. Viewers learn about a couple of interesting twists: those who finish last on non-elimination legs will be penalized and there's a new element in play called the Yield. The Yield allows a team to keep any other team from racing for a set period of time, but it can only be used once during the race. The teams scramble to catch flights, some not realizing that the flight that departs later actually arrives at their destination, Urugauy, first. The teams navigate through a series of clues, catching ferries and carrying meat to finally reach the game's first Detour: Zips or Chips. Jim is injured early, but still manages to make the fast flight. Two teams make a critical mistake and are sent away from the pit stop, but still manage to make it without being eliminated.
Tuesday, July 13th, 2004
2: It Turned Ugly Just Now
The teams head to Montevideo in Uruguay, where they visit a foam discoteque and pop rubber balls to find clues. They all end up in the same ferry and feel the pressure of being bunched together after having been in various positions. They travel to Buenos Aires, where they take part in a Detour, Perro or Tango, in which you have to choose between walking eight dogs for about a mile, or instead first travel about a mile and a half for the Tango. In the Tango, the teams receive a photo and then try to identify one man from a group of people dancing the tango. The Tango turns out to be the better choice, because the dog-walking takes a long time and the dogs are difficult to control. After completing one of those two, the teams participate in a Roadblock in which they have to remove a scarf from a calf. Fortunes change for the teams, as many who were behind end up advancing, while Alison and Donny are eliminated.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
3: I Got Electrocuted
The teams travel from the La Portena pit stop to San Carlos de Bariloche by plane. There, after finding the mayor, they participate in a Roadblock that involves finding one of twenty chocolates with white filling from a group of 11,000. Marshall and Lance struggle with the challenge, while Jim and Marsha fall behind after catching a late flight. After completing the Roadblock, the teams head to a scenic mountain for the Detour. Though given a choice between Smooth Sailing (paragliding) and Rough Riding (mountain biking six miles), all teams choose the much faster paragliding option. They then make their way to the pit stop at an unnamed island on Bahia Lopez. Jim and Marsha fight hard to remain in the race, but arrive too late and are eliminated.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
4: Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat?
The eight teams receive a clue telling them to get from the Pit Stop to the Battleship Aurora --- its guns signaled the start of the Russian Revolution. The trip is long, a twenty-hour bus ride, followed by a 8,000 mile flight to Russia. The jockeying and bickering immediately begin at the bus station, but some patient planning pays off for a few teams who take a later bus that makes less stops and then visit a travel agent. Some unfortunate airport luck leaves Bob and Joyce catching a later flight and striving to remain in the race. In St. Petersburg, Russia, the teams get a Detour clue to choose either a hockey challenge: Block Five Shots, or a drinking challenge: drink one shot. The choices are about evenly split and no team has a particularly tough time at the Detour. What many do have a very tough time with is the Roadblock, which involves eating two pounds of caviar. Christie struggles and her and Colin's lead evaporates, along with Brandon and Nicole, when Nicole passes out. Tea
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
5: Are You Good at Puzzles?
The teams start at the Pit Stop, Catherine's Palace, where they're then directed to head to St. Petersburg and find a painting in an art museum: Rembrandt's "The Return of the Prodigal Son." The teams are then instructed to fly 2,000 miles to Cairo, Egypt. The teams consider their flight options and Colin and Christie score big by doing their research. They score a flight that arrives many hours before the others and Fast Forward into the lead with a task that involves transporting a sarcophagus. They check in to a nice lead at Egypt's Sphinx. The other teams arrive in Egypt where they take part in a Roadblock: Who's up for going down? They must carry up a bag of artifacts from a deep hole. They then take part in the Detour: Rock and Roll or Hump and Ride. In an odd twist, only Charla and Mirna get the Hump and Ride option because this horse-riding task shuts down at 5:30 P.M. The other teams must haul rocks and Linda and Karen are the last team to check in. They're not eliminated, but
Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
6: Why Can't We Get a Camel?
The teams continue racing in Egypt, logging more flight time as they head to the Karnak Temple. Colin and Christie find that opening times cause their large lead to evaporate, but they manage to get in some much-needed extra sleep. The teams participate in a Detour â€“ Herd It or Haul it. The herding involves traveling five miles and then herding sheep and goats, while the hauling is a three mile trip and then hauling water on a slow donkey. Although only two teams choose the hauling option, it seems to be the faster. The teams then participate in a Roadblock in which one team-member becomes an archaeologist and they search for scarabs. The episode ends in a surprise ending with something that has never before happened on The Amazing Race.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
7: Are You Sure This Is Safe?
The teams travel from Crocodile Island to Nairobi, Kenya, where anticipation builds at the idea of traveling to a Mystery Location. After high tension at an airport, two teams book what they hope will be a faster flight, but find that a delay places them in the back of the pack. Once in Kenya, the teams take buses to a Detour: Buzzing or Busy. The Buzzing option is potentially faster and involves collecting honey from a hive of Africanized bees, while the Busy option involves furniture delivery. All teams opt to stay away from the bees and deliver the furniture. They then make their way to a Roadblock in which the task is to eat scrambled ostrich egg - an amount that's about twenty times that of a single chicken egg. It's a close call, but in the end a team that was a favorite of many is eliminated from The Amazing Race.
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
8: I'm Going to Jail
The teams get in a cab race for charter flights, and Colin becomes upset when his driver takes him to the airport on a spare tire that ends up going flat. He tries to pay only half of a hundred dollar fare, but ends up paying the entire thing when the driver threatens legal action. Linda and Karen end up on a very late flight, but all teams find that the flight order didn't matter so much when they get to their destination and learn that there's a large break until the opening time of 8 A.M. The teams all travel to the port of Dubai, where they find themselves with a Detour choice of Off-Plane or Off-Road. Teams doing Off-Plane will find themselves sky-diving, while those in Off-Road have to drive off-road vehicles along a marked course. Both could be good options, depending on the various teams strengths and the fact that the planes for Off-Plane only leave every 45 minutes. Brandon and Nicole and Kami and Karli choose the plane option, while Linda and Karen, Colin and Christie, and C
Tuesday, August 31st, 2004
9: If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!
In this leg of the race, the teams travel from Dubai to Calcutta, India. Linda and Karen find themselves facing the law this time over a cab dispute, but with a far different reason and resolution than that of the Colin and Christie situation in the previous episode. Once in Calcutta, all teams initially take part in a brick-making Roadblock. When it proves an especially rough challenge for one team, they try opting for the Fast Forward, only to balk when they find it invovles shaving their heads. Therefore, all teams participate in the Heavy but Short / Light But Long Detour, all choosing Heavy But Short. After pushing taxicabs with the help of locals for a half-mile, they make their way to the pit stop: Victoria Memorial. The last place team finds themselves giving up hope, but is greeted with a big surprise.
Tuesday, September 7th, 2004
10: If They're Screwing the Helmet to My Head, It Can't Be Good
The teams receive a clue telling them to travel over 6,000 miles from Calcutta, India to Auckland, New Zeland. Then, they must drive an additional 220 miles to Rotorua, New Zealand. Flight struggles initially put one team behind, but then confusion over directions moves them into a surprise lead. The teams take part in a Detour: Clean or Dirty. The Clean option involves a scary water rafting trip, while the Dirty option involves searching for a clue in hot mud. Colin and Christie, Linda and Karen, and Chip and Kim choose the Clean option, while Brandon and Nicole and Kami and Karli opt to get dirty. A questionable decision on the part of one racer makes for an intense battle to avoid elimination. The teams complete a Roadblock that involves rolling down a hill inside a Zorb ball, then walking across a final line. They then check in at the Pit Stop, but it's finally too late for one team and they are eliminated.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2004
11: It's Okay, Run Them Over!
The teams take off from the Pit Stop in New Zealand to the Westhaven Marina, where they face a Roadblock that involves scaling heights and then doing a controlled leap into a boat. Afterwards, the teams receive a clue telling them to travel over 5,000 miles to Manila, Philippines. One team lands seats on a flight that they hope will put them far ahead, but finds that flight delays and a missed connection place them together with the rest of the teams. Once in the Philippines, the teams take a part in a task to decorate jeepnees, a remnant of the American World War II presence. One team, though, must wait when they arrive only to find another team has exercised their Yield option on them. Afterwards, the teams do a Detour: Plow or Fowl. All teams choose the Plow option, which involves using an ox to plow for a clue, as opposed to the Fowl, which would have involved herding a thousand geese. All teams find themselves in a high-stakes bus and taxi race to the Coconut Palace Pit Stop, but
Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
12: You've Just Made Me a Millionaire
The teams set off from the Coconut Palace in Manila, Philippines, knowing that one team will be eliminated. Intense battles and struggles ensue as the teams make their way to El Nido on two charter flights, then struggle with a challenge that involves finding an island with the flag of the Philippines. The mistake of one team costs them dearly, but in the end, a Roadblock that involves rapelling up a high cliff proves the undoing of another. The remaining teams head into the final leg, which finds them all on a flight to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. There, they all struggle to hike up a long hill and then receive a clue telling them to head to Olympic Park. There, they face a detour: Slide or Ride, in which they must either complete a luge course in 34 seconds, or complete a challenging biking course in three minutes. One team attempts and fails the bike course, but all teams eventually end up completing the luge. The teams then make their way to the final destination of Dallas, Texas, wh
Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
1: The Game's Afoot
The teams take off from the United States to Iceland, racing to make one of three flights that connect to Iceland. Weather delays move some teams from first to last, but the teams all end up together at Europe's largest glacier. After doing some snowmobiling, they camp on the glacier for the night and then take charters leaving at half-hour intervals determined by tickets they pulled from their tents. Their next clue brings them to Glacier Ice Beach, where they have a Detour choice of Ice Climb or Ice Search. Most teams opt for the Ice Climb, which involves climbing up a glacier using special gear. Three go for the Ice Climb, which involves searching a seven square-mile area for an orange buoy. This allows some teams to finish fast, but leaves one hopelessly lost for a good while. Ultimately, the 200 mile drive to the Pit Stop at the Blue Lagoon determines the final results, as one team is too late to find the check-in area and is eliminated.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
2: I'm Not His Wife -- He Doesn't Need to Scream at Me
The teams travel from their Pit Stop at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland over 1,000 miles to Oslo, Norway. Once there, they travel to a ski jump where they find themselves facing a Roadblock. In this Roadblock one team member must perform an "Olympian" feat --- sliding down a long zip-line. They then visit a Viking Village where they stay the night. In the morning, the teams split up into two groups of their choice and then compete to paddle boats across the lake. One team makes a critical mistake. At the Detour, the teams must choose between Endurance or Accuracy. Endurance in involves rollerblading one and three quarter miles, while Accuracy involves participating in three grueling challenges. Many teams initially choose Endurance and then opt to do Accuracy instead. Later, the critical mistake comes back to bite the team that made it --- but the thirty minute time penalty might not be enough to cause their elimination.
Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
3: Counting Bears Is Not Rocket Science
The teams continue to Stockholm, Sweden, but not before one is assessed a penalty for events in the previous episode. The teams make their way to an ice bar, where they must slide a shot glass made of ice across a bar and hit a target. The teams then continue to the world's largest Ikea, where they face a Detour. Both tasks seem rather difficult, one called Count requires successfully counting 2,304 objects, while the other called Build requires successful, proper building of a desk. Some initially choose the counting and ditch it for the Desk option. Many who choose the counting fall dangerously behind. A Roadblock involves rolling rough bales of hay to find hidden clues. There are 270 bales of hay and only 20 clues. This proves very exhausting for many teams and the possible downfall of one. After no teams choose to use a Yield, they check into the Pit Stop at Auf Chapman, Stockholm, but one team does not share their fate.
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004
4: What if It Isn't Sanitary
The teams continue from Stockholm, Sweden to Africa. They first have to find a clue at a Town Hall Center Tower where some teams are embarrassed but ultimately don't lose ground after misreading an opening time. In Dakar, Sengal, Africa, the teams must find a gravesite of a famous poet and some fall slightly behind for a while on a bit of bad information. Later, they face a Detour in which they must choose between Stack 'Em Up or Pack 'Em Up --- two tasks involving fish. Stack 'Em Up, which involves stacking the fish in a pile, seems to be the faster choice, but a few teams opt for the fishing and fall behind. Later, a Roadblock involves hauling salt out of a red lake called Lac Rose. The race to the finish is close, but one team is in for some good news.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2004
5: Quit Following Us
The teams take off from their Pit Stop in Africa, first traveling to a slave-house where slaves were held until heading to the New World. There, a memorial to those slaves particularly touches Gus and has him appreciating the human aspect of The Amazing Race. Next, the teams fly to Germany where they search for a clue along the remains of the Berlin Wall. After some teams have confusion about finding the clue, they travel to a statue of busted chains near a church that was partially destroyed in World War II. A Detour has teams choose between linking sausages or going to a Beer House to search for their pictures on coasters and exchanging them for cups of beer at a Beer House. Later, the teams encounter a Roadblock in which one member must race a soapbox car down a mountain. In the end, one team's mistake makes for another rather close finish.
Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
6: They Should Probably Have Some Counseling
The teams continue racing in Germany where a Roadblock has them bungee-jumping. One team-member nearly passes out from exhaustion but is okay and continues on with the race. The teams fly next 450 miles to Budapest, Hungary. Once there, hijinks ensue when the teams are forced to travel in local cars that are notorious for their unreliability. Many teams have breakdowns and are forced to get new cars, or have mechanical work done. Once they've navigated their way, they arrive at a Detour: Catapault Crash or Cannon Run. After the teams complete the Detour, they receive a clue telling them to make their way to the Net Klub Internet Cafe where they'll receive an online clue. By the end of the episode, some teams had not yet even made it to the cafe, which hadn't yet opened.
Tuesday, December 28th, 2004
7: Phil Is a Choo-Choo Charlie
A holiday clips show reviews the season so far and gives viewers a look at never before seen footage, including material that builds on previous scenes and completely new material, such as: - A team loses a clue within the first few minutes of the race - A team puts on make-up in preparation for meeeting Phil at the Pit Stop, as they consider him a class-act - A starving team member uses her looks to gain free food - Struggling with the "notoriously unreliable local cars," many teams have trouble filling up the gas tanks
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
8: One of You, I'm Gonna Break in Half
The teams receive a clue over the Internet at the Net Klub Cafe at opening times allow Lori and Bolo to catch up. The race continues at the Heritage Rail Museum where one racer is sent into a fury after being hit in the head by a gate. The teams then travel to the famous Danube River, but one team opts for the Fast Forward. The Fast Forward for this episode, one of only two available this season, involves drinking pig's blood as part of a ceremony involving the Legend of the Vampire. The rest of the teams make a Detour choice between either Swim or Paddle. Swimming involves scoring a goal at water polo, while the Paddle option requires the team to use a hand-pump to inflate a raft and then paddle across the Danube. Later, a Roadblock forces several racers to eat a bowl of extremely spicy soup. In the end, things are very close as two teams race to reach the Pit Stop.
Tuesday, January 11th, 2005
9: Tell My Mom I Love Her
The teams continue from their Pit Stop in Budapest, Hungary, where they receive a clue telling them to find the area's largest wine cast. Once they find that, they travel to Ajaccio, Corsica and find the room where Napoleon was born. Some teams experience flight difficulties, but things are evened again when all arrive and their destination hasn't yet opened. After it opens, two teams opt to try for a Fast Forward, which one eventually claiming it and scoring a special helicopter ride. The remaining teams take marked cars and find a Detour: Climb Up or Fly Behind. Most teams choose Climb Up, which involves complicated climbing and repelling, but one chooses Fly Behind, which involves searching a large water mass for a buoy with a clue. Although this option seems hopelessly awful at first, it turns out to offer an advantage when the team choosing it finds themselves ahead of many who chose Climb Up. Later, a Roadblock involving grape-stomping to make wine causes the same team to stumble
Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
10: Are There Instructions on Donkey Handling?
The teams continue from their Pit Stop on the island of Corsica, France to the town of Nice (pronounced "niece") by ferry, where they then receive a clue telling them to get to Addis Ababa in Africa by plane. The teams tussle for flights at the airport, but chartered planes place them all no more than within a half-hour's distance of each other. Once in Addis Ababa, they receive a clue telling them that they must direct their taxi drivers to Lewz Village. Once they accomplish this, they find a Detour: Raise the Roof or Mud the Flat. Raise the Roof, which involves carrying a thatched roof 2/3 of a mile with the help of locals, seems to be a far better choice. Still, some teams choose to mud the flats, which involves sealing up a mud wall. A couple team-members get finger-cuts for their efforts. Next, the teams take donkeys to Saint George's Church, where a Yield and a Roadblock await them. The Roadblock involves receiving a pendant and searching a crowd of one hundred worshippers for a
Tuesday, January 25th, 2005
11: It Always Comes Down to the Details
The teams receive a clue in Ethiopia telling them to travel by a charter flight to Addis Ababa and then make their way to a stadium. Once there, all teams take part in a four-person relay race, teaming up with pairs of Ethiopian runners. Next, the teams make their way to Colombo in Sri Lanka, 3,600 miles away. The teams then did a Detour: Tree Trunks or Elephant Trunks. All teams except Freddy and Kendra chose Tree Trunks, which involved climbing a coconut tree, walking across a high-wire and collecting some sticky sap. The Elephant Trunks task involved playing croquet while riding on an elephant. As one team fell dangerously behind, the teams completed their task, all eventually being bunched at the city of Kandy to make an offering at the Temple of the Tomb. They all then did a Roadblock involving climbing a thousand steps and sighting the Pit Stop using binoculars. However, another team makes a very unfortunate mistake.
Tuesday, February 1st, 2005
12: You Deal With This Before I Hyperventilate
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at a hotel near the Lion Rock, receiving a clue to fly 4,000 miles to Shang Hai, China. Once there, they make their way to Hunang Tower, where they find a Roadblock. Also there is a Yield, proving a major misfortune for one team. The Roadblock is challenging task involving rapelling down a window and squeegeeing a window to reveal a secret phrase. This leads them to a group of tai chi masters, which they have to search amongst to find one of four clues. The Detour gives a choice of Bricks or Ice. The Bricks task involves carrying 300 clay bricks using a traditional device and then stacking them, while the Ice task involves carrying two 220 pound blocks of ice and then chiseling them. All teams choose the Bricks task and ultimately it comes down to how the teams fare with taxis to determine where they finish at the end of this leg.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005
13: 4 Continents, 24 Cities, 40,000 Miles
The teams take off from their Pit Stop and receive a clue telling them to travel by train 800 miles to Xi'an where they must then find the Drum Tower. They then take part in a Detour which involves either choosing the Spray task (traveling 34 miles and then spray-painting a car) or the Scroll task (traveling 31 miles and searching for Chinese characters in bolts of fabric.) All teams choose to spray the cars and then travel 40 miles to the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. One team misdirects another but in the end, all travel to a Roadblock at the North Peak where one team member must be very methodical to find a key to a lock. Some team members allow themselves to become extremely frusturated, leading to a surprise for this leg. The three remaining teams then continue in the final leg, bound for the finish line. They receive a clue telling them to travel 5,600 Miles to Honolulu, Hawaii and then find the Lookout Peak at the Pua'a Ka'a State Park. Once they arrive, the teams find
Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
1: Courteous? This Is a Race!
A new group of teams takes off from Long Beach, California on two flights to Lima, Peru. The new teams include "Survivor couple" Rob and Amber, son and mother Susan and Patrick and pals Ryan and Chuck, among others. Once in Peru, the teams follow clues taking them many miles to various destinations and exploring the country and its mountains. Tasks include riding ziplines and traveling by several forms of local transportation. Several teams fall behind after carelessly not searching carefully before locking in times on a task that put them behind the rest of the pack. Many teams express a desire to outfox, outwit and outrace Rob and Amber. A Detour, Rope a Llama or Rope a Basket, gives teams a choice of either leading llamas into pins or carrying heavy baskets two-thirds of a mile. Some teams struggle with the llamas, while other teams breeze through their chosen task. A true photo finish of mere seconds sends one team home.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
2: The Whole Country Hates Me
The teams receive a clue taking them from their Pit Stop at the La Moset Church to Arequipa, also known as the white city, where they must find a shoe union. After some jockeying for position, all teams end up taking the same ten hour bus ride and one racer pays the driver to open only the front doors when they arrive. Once at the shoe union, the teams do a Roadblock that requires them to shine five pairs of shoes and earn five Peruvian sols. Some teams use charm to complete the task quickly, while others find it hard to convince the locals to stop. The next clue sends the teams on two different flights to Santiago, Chile, leaving and arriving 45 minutes apart. Once in Chile, the teams do a Detour: Shop or Schlep. Several teams choose Schlep, which involves hauling 180 books eight blocks, while the remaining teams choose to Shop for five different ingredients at local markets. Strategy comes into play as the teams figure out the best way to complete the tasks and one team has a run-in
Tuesday, March 15th, 2005
3: Do You Need Some Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation
The teams receive a clue telling them to travel 150 miles from their Pit Stop in Saro, Santo Lucia to a bridge in Argentina. Spurred by a warning about an upcoming Yield, the teams finagle for transportation, with one team earning hostility by snatching another team's cab. The teams make their way to Nortes Sur and one team goes dangerously off-track. Eventually, the teams reach both the Yield (which none choose to use) and a Detour: Paddle or Pedal. Most teams choose Paddle, which involves rafting seven miles with professionals, but one falls behind after getting a flat tire while doing the biking task --- Pedal. Later, the teams reach a Roadblock that involves eating four pounds of traditional Argentine food. One team-member, feeling that there's no way he can complete this, decides to take a four-hour penalty, and then convinces others to do it as well. It comes down once again to a rather close and somewhat surprising finish.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
4: What a Gaucho You Are
The teams take off from their Pit Stop, a ranch in Mendoza, to Cabana La Guatana, 25 miles away. While several teams enjoy a nice lead following the four-hour penalties taken by teams the previous week, others scramble to catch up. The teams take part in a Roadblock that involves riding a horse to spear a ring in under 40 seconds and one team manages a last-second catch-up, to the shock and surprise of the top teams from the previous week. As these teams enjoy a nice lead, the others struggle to catch up and avoid being eliminated. The Detour for this episode is Shipwreck or Island --- search a seven mile radius for a Shipwreck or find a flag on an island. Generally, most teams complete this with ease, although some have problems with their boats and one is even surprised when they end up at the island when they were looking for the shipwreck. It's another close finish as the trailing teams race for the Pit Stop, hoping to avoid elimination.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2005
5: I've Been Wanting a Face-Lift for a Long Time
In a two-hour episode, the teams travel from the Pit Stop at a polo club called The Martina to Johannesburg, South Africa. Once there, they take part in a Detour that involves either rappelling into and then searching an underground cavern or collecting five items and giving them to the appropriate tribes. Later, the teams do a Roadblock that requires them to search a market for five items and then deliver them to a local orphanage. As the teams race to complete these tasks, one pulls ahead with a Fast Forward, while one team-member suffers a nasty injury. It ends up being a tight finish, but all teams continue onwards for the next leg. This leg sees the teams traveling to a nature reserve, where they one of two scheduled shuttles and feed lions. Later, the Roadblock involves throwing spears. Afterwards, the teams ride Humvees and choose between a Detour task of grinding corn or filling ostrich eggs with water. One team crashes their vehicle and falls behind, but the race to the Pit St
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005
6: Houston, We Have An Elephant
The teams continue their journey in Africa, proceeding to a water tower in the Sanyuko Village. Some teams have trouble finding the water tower, initially heading to another, but once there, all take part in a Detour. The choice is Carry It or Milk It, which involves either carrying baskets filled with food and water using only your heads, or milking goats until you've filled a ten-ounce cup. Most teams choose to milk the goats, but one team gives a skilled performance on the basket-carrying and is able to finish quickly. The teams continue onward to a Roadblock, one suffering some major problems with their vehicles along the way. The Roadblock, which involves driving through crocodile-infested waters and then removing logs, also proves confusing for some teams. In the end, one team is unable to recover from an initial mistake and is eliminated, despite an amusing plea to stay in the race.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
7: They Saved the Eyeball
This episode is a review of what's happened in the season so far. The events of each leg are recapped, with new footage revealing events previously unseen or expanding on past events. In one noteable highlights, viewers see Brian and Greg spending time with Megan and Heidi at a hotel. Meredith and Gretchen avoid being eliminated after running out of money and negotiating with a cab driver. Rob and Amber spot themselves on the cover of a magazine and endure the continuing resentment of some of the other teams. Finally, the remaining teams take the time to reflect on their journey so far.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
8: Mow'em Down Like Grass
The teams travel from their Pit Stop at the Khwai River Lodge to Lucknow, India. The teams then take a series of flights, some prescheduled and some that they have to schedule themselves to make their way to Lucknow, India. Some teams stick with the pack and secure a later flight, while two less-liked teams manage to make their way onto a slightly earlier flight. Once in Lucknow, the teams all choose not to Yield each other and then do a Roadblock that involves searching heavy steel boxes for one of ten clues. Some teams get lucky and find them quickly, while one has a real time of it, but makes it out okay in the end. The teams face a Detour with a choice of Solid or Liquid. All teams pass on Solid, which involves smashing coal and instead choose Liquid, which requires them to make tea deliveries to five people at a local business. As one team lags behind, they receive a standing ovation when they reach the Detour clue. A surprise waits for the teams as they make their way to a locati
Tuesday, April 19th, 2005
9: We Have A Bad Elephant!
The teams continue the leg started in the previous episode after receiving a clue from Phil at the roof of the Charbaugh multiflats in India. The clue has them boarding a mystery train where they learn that after a journey of nearly a day's length, they'll arrive at the Sardar Market and make their way to a clock tower. Once there, they learn that it doesn't open till 10 A.M., so the teams stay at a hotel and some enjoy local celebrations. The next morning, one team opts for a Fast Forward, where the other teams do a Detour --- Trunk or Dunk. All teams choose Trunk, requiring them to transport a large model elephant half of a mile to a temple, rather than Dunk, which would have required them to tie-dye t-shirst until they found a clue. Some teams due well by enlisting the help of others, but one team falls behind. Later, a Roadblock requires one member of each team to race a camel two laps around a course. As the teams then race for the Pit Stop one team makes a major mistake in naviga
Tuesday, April 26th, 2005
10: We Got a Gnome! We Got a Gnome!
The teams continue from their Pit Stop at a royal tomb in Jodhpur, India to Istanbul, Turkey --- more than 4,000 miles away. As the teams jockey for flights, two teams are caught by surprise when they learn that after believing they had a lead, they are in fact more than two hours behind. Once in Turkey, the teams participate in a sponsorship-placed gnome-finding task and then encounter a Detour which requires them to choose between Columns or Kilos. Most teams opt for Kilos, which requires them to weight people on a scale, but Ron and Kelly choose Columns, in which they have to use a coordinate grid to find columns with numbers and then use them as a combination for a lock. Later, a Roadblock requires one member of each team to rappel up a tall fortress and locate a key. The teams jockey for position heading for the Pit Stop, all while wondering about the significance of the gnome picked up earlier in the leg.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
11: The Devil Made Me Do It
The teams travel from their Pit Stop in Istanbul, Turkey to London, England, where they pay a visit to Abbey Road, made famous by The Beatles. Two teams explore flight options and successfully risk an earlier flight, while two others choose to play it safe with a flight that ends up coming in later. In England, the teams ride a ferris wheel called the London Eye and then participate in a Detour that requires them to make a classic choice --- Brains or Brawn. Uchenna and Joyce and Meredith and Gretchen both opt for Brawn, which requires them to stack boats, while the other two teams go for Brains and solve a series of clues leading them to the home of the legendary Sherlock Holmes. Seeing Meredith and Gretchen struggle, Uchenna attempts to help out before realizing that he's not allowed. Later, the teams do a Roadblock at the Millennium Dome in which they must drive a double-decker bus through a marked obstacle course. One team surges ahead, while a Yield puts the remaining three teams
Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
12: Five Continents, 25 Cities and More than 40,000 Miles
The teams receive a clue telling them to travel from their Pit Stop in Potter's Field Park, England to Kingston, Jamaica and then take a taxi 90 miles to the Frenchman's Cove in Port Antonio. The Roadblock in this leg requires the teams to dance the limbo. Then, after spending the night at that location, they face a Detour that requires them to choose between Raft It or Build It. All teams choose the Build It option, which requires them to build a raft and then sail it a short distance across a river. The teams then travel 80 miles to a coconut and spice plantation in Montego Bay, the Pit Stop for the leg. In the final leg of the race, the teams first face an onion-cutting task and then a Detour in which all teams choose Tee rather than Pony, requiring them to hit a golf ball within a particular area. The teams later travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico and do a Roadblock that requires one team member to take a big dive off a bridge. One team fights back from the from the brink of losing it
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
1: Go Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them
The new season of The Amazing Race is a Family Edition featuring ten families of four. The teams are varied --- including a team composed entirely of sisters, a familiy with eleven and eight year-old sons, a widow and her children, and many other interest
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
2: How Do We Know We Aren't Going to Get Shot?
The nine remaining families set out from the Rohrer Family Farm in Lancaster, PA and receive a clue instructing them to get to York, PA's Shoe House Road and find the Giant Shoe. After finding this shoe, the families receive a new clue telling them to drive 110 miles to Washington D.C. and find the Reflecting Pool at the U.S. Capitol. Confusion ensues, as there are two Reflecting Pools in Washington D.C. and some families end up at the wrong one. Once at the Reflecting Pool, the next clue has the families retrieve a briefcase from an unseen contact in a limousine and then travel to the Tidal Basin. Once at the Tidal Basin, one member of each family participates in a Roadblock that requires them to search among more than fifty people carrying briefcases for one of ten that is a spy who will give them their next clue. They give them the code phrase "The sky is blue" and if the person is the spy, they respond with "The sea is green." The families hen travel to Welbourne Manor in Middlebur
Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
3: I Don't Kiss, I Make Out!
The families travel from their Pit Stop at the Welbourne Manor, once owned by a general in the Confederate Army, to Charleston, South Carolina, flying more than 500 miles. Once there, the teams drive to a location known as the Battery and find a gazebo, where they receive a Detour clue. This Detour requires them to choose between Forrest Gump and Muddy Waters --- the first task requiring them to dehead shrimp, while the second involves riding through a muddy 4x4 course. Some teams that choose the 4x4s are able to finish fast, but others get stuck and one eventually switches Detours. The teams then take charter buses leaving two hours apart to Huntsville, Alabama, where two members of each family partake in a Roadblock requiring them to endure 3.2 Gs on a centrifuge. During the long bus ride to Huntsville, the Weaver Family suffers a breakdown, but manages to find a way of coping. After completing the Roadblock, the teams then log into a product-placed internet service provider and rece
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
4: Think Like an Office Chair
The teams set off from their Pit Stop in Huntsville and receive a clue telling them to drive one hundred miles to Anniston, Alabama and locate the world's largest office chair. The next clue sends them to the Alabama Motorsports Hall of Fame and once there, they receive another directing them to the Talladega Super-Speedway where they'll have to complete a lap around the track. Once they get there, they find that they're not racing cars but instead traveling in a multi-person vehicle known as a party bike. After completing this task, they travel 260 miles to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and find the Southern Colonel trailer home dealership and spend the night in one of the trailer homes. The next morning, they depart at one of three departure times pulled the night before --- 7:20 A.M., 7:40 A.M. or 8:00 A.M. and travel 84 miles to Richland, Mississippi, find a BP station and meet a man named Les. They then make their way to the Pelican State, Louisiana, and participate in a Detour --- Wor
Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
5: We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls
The teams set off from their Pit Stop in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana and receive a clue telling them to fly more than 2,000 miles to Panama City, Panama in Central America and find the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. All teams are exciting about finally traveling outside of the United States. When the Institute opens, the teams travel across water to begin their search for a man named Ricardo Diaz and one has a close-call when the rower of their boat tries to head off and pick up someone else. Once the teams find Diaz, they receive a clue directing them to either a Fast Forward or a Detour. One team succesfully completes the Fast Forward, while another is burned and has to return to the Detour --- Rhythm or Coos. Later, the teams take part in a Roadblock in which one member must get a hit or home run against a champion minor league pitcher. The performance on this Roadblock leads to a close race to the finish.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
6: I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do
The teams travel 600 miles from their Pit Stop at the Miraflores Locks in Panama to San Jose, Costa Rica on three charter buses leaving in half-hour increments. Once in San Jose, the teams wait for the Volcano State Park to open and then receive a clue telling them that something's brewing at the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, 17 miles away. What's brewing turns out to be a Roadblock in which one family member must sift through 800 pounds of coffee beans for a single red one --- but one team has to wait after they are Yielded by another. After completing the task, the teams travel 90 miles to the town of Jaco and find a man named Javier at a surf shop called Roca Loca. Their new clue directs them to do a Detour with a choice of either Relic (travel to Rainmaker Adventure Rainforest, cross rickety bridges and search for four Mayan relics) or Ripe (gather fifteen bushels of bananas and then use pulleys to get them to a distribution center.) One team gets stuck in the mud and has to scramble to avoid elimination.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
7: You Look Ridiculous
In the first leg of the episode, the teams make their way from Capos, Costa Rica to Arizona. A Detour requires them to choose between Brush or Barrel, in which they must either paint cart wheels or load sugarcane and then transport it six miles. Later, one member of each team does a Roadblock that requries them to do fifty laps around a track in a supercart. The teams then travel 32 miles to the Pit Stop, Fort McDowell Adventures. One team arrives last, but is not eliminated.The teams continue in the second leg and receive a clue directing them to the Fighter Combat International at Arizona's Gateway Airport. A Roadblock requires one member of each team to fly a stunt team. The teams make a stop at the Grand Canyon before traveling to Geln Canyon Park and choosing between two Detour options --- Bearing or Bailing. All but one team chooses Bailing, in which they bail water out of a boat, while the other chooses Bearing, requiring them to find cards navigating via compass coordinate
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
8: How's That Face Feel?
The families take off from their Pit Stop at Lake Powell, Arizona and receive a clue instructing them to drive to John Ford's Point at a Navajo park in Monument Valley, Utah. There is then a two-person Roadblock in which two members of each family must ride a helicopter to the top of Elephant Butte. They then travel to Gemini Bridges Mohad, Utah, 180 miles away. A Detour requires a choice between Drop Down or Ride Down in which they must either rappel down a cliff or take a six-mile bike ride. All families except the Weavers choose Drop Down. Later, the families participate in a second Roadblock in which one member must do a ski jump. The Pit Stop is at the Salt Like City Library, but the last team to arrive is not eliminated.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
9: Don't Talk to Me Like I Was an Animal or Something
The teams take off from their Pit Stop in the Salt Lake City Library and receive a clue telling them to drive to Park City High School where they will find another clue. This clue instructs them to wait until 6 A.M. at which point they will leave in shuttles departing every ten minutes and then help a crew to inflate a hot-air balloon, which they will then ride. In mid-air, the Godlewskis and Weavers have a sort of collision. No real damage is done, but later the Weavers' balloon has a less-than-controlled landing. The teams next participate in a Detour at Heber Valley Railway --- Spike It or Steam It. Most of them choose Spike It, which requires them to accurately construct a section of railway track using old-time tools. The Weavers opt for Steam It in which they fill a tender with 400 pounds of coal. Next the teams travel to Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach, spend the night and then depart fifteen minutes apart. After traveling 137 miles to Dunham, they arrive at Dunham Ranch in Wyoming and participate in a two-person Roadblock that requires them to round-up cattle. Afterwards, they wait for Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park to erupt, before finally traveling to a ranch at the address 15200 where Phil tells them that they are still racing and they have not arrived at the Pit Stop.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
10: The Family Christmas Card
The teams continue from the last episode after being told they have not reached a Pit Stop and travel 49 miles to Dubois, Wyoming's Turtle Ranch. There, they face a Detour involving either Pioneer Spirit or Native Tradition. The Linz and Bransen Families opt for Pioneer Spirit in which they have to attach four wheels to a covered wagon and then drive a team of horses a quarter of a mile. Native Tradition involves building a tepee and the Weavers and Godlewskis chose this task. Next, the families travel 221 miles to Cody, Wyoming and find the Hotel Irma. They dress in period clothes and take a picture with "Buffalo Bill." Then they travel 73 miles to Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course in Montana and do a two-person Roadblock involving finding golf balls matching the color of a flag. The teams check in at the Pit Stop at Green Meadow Ranch, but one is eliminated, leaving the final three teams.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
11: 25 Days, 50 Cities, and More than 600 Consecutive Hours as a Family...
The teams set off from their Pit Stop in eastern Montana and receive a clue telling them to fly to Montreal, Canada and then find the basement of the C.D.P. Capital Building in Montreal's underground city. Next they take part in a Detour --- Slide It (travel 22 miles and participate in the sport of curling) or Roll It (travel 23 miles and then roll four logs along a one-hundred foot course.) The Weavers and Linzes both opt for Slide It while the Bransens opt for Roll It and taxi/plane confusion causes great delays. Next they all travel 26 miles to the American Pavilion, built by Buckminster Fuller, where they climb a steep staircase and find a clue directing them to a door called Porte D. They make their way to the Olympic Park and pull departure times --- Linz - 5:50 A.M., Bransen - 5:45 A.M. and Weaver - 5:55 A.M., but the Weavers nearly quit. After departing, the teams are flown by charters to a mystery desination --- Toronto, Canada and then travel to La Tour C.N. (the C.N. Tower) where they use binoculars to spot their next clue. A Detour, Ship or Shop requires them to either sail across Toronto Harbor and retrieve a nautical flag, or search among over one-hundred people for one whose foot fits a particular pair of shoes. The Linz and Weaver families opt for Ship while the Bransens choose Shop. The teams cross Niagara Falls to their final destination city and a jigsaw puzzle of Central and North America determines which family crosses the finish line first.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
1: Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!
The new edition of The Amazing Race begins in Denver, Colorado, where the teams receive a clue instructing them to take one of three flights to SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil. One team makes an immediate mistake by, contrary to instructions, booking the flight by phone and a flight delay causes an unexpected arrival time. Once in Brazil, the teams find a clue directing them to take a taxi three miles to the Viaduto Santa Efigenia bridge. There, they find a Detour choice of either Rotor Head or Motor Head. Most teams opt for Rotor Head, which requires the teams to fly by helicopter to one of three buildings. A few opt for Motor Head, which requires them to assemble a motorcycle from a frame. A couple that choose this option later opt for Rotor Head instead. The teams then participate in a Brazilian religious ceremony culminating in a candle-lighting. They then travel 2½ miles to the Pit Stop at Estadio de Pacaembu. Two teams fall greatly behind and one is unable to recover and is eliminated.
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
2: I'm Filthy and I Love It!
The teams continue racing in the second episode. "Chemistry" begins to develop. The teams face a watery Detour option.
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006
3: I'm in Russia Playing with Dolls
The teams travel from their Pit Stop in Bratas, Brazil three miles to a farm, where they must travel 300' on a zipline. Some teams make it in time for the 7 A.M. opening, but others are behind and end up falling back. However, all teams make the same flight to Moscow, Russia. There, one member from each team takes a dive in a watery Roadblock, requiring them to swim down into the depths of a pool to retrieve a clue. Two team-members initially panic, but overcome their fears and succesfully complete the task. The teams then travel to the Smolenk Cathedral at the Novodevichy Monastery and find a clue directing them to one of two Detours. The Scrub option requires them to completely clean a trolley bus, while the Scour option finds them searching through 1,500 Russian nesting dolls for one of ten clues. The language-barrier causes some teams to end up at a task other than the one originally chosen, which proves advantageous to some. At the end of the episode, one team learns that the leg is not over, the leg is "To Be Continued..."
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006
4: It's Not Over Until Phil Sings
The teams arrive at the mat in Russia after completing the Nesting Dolls/Trolley Wash Detour and receive a clue instructing them to fly 1,000 miles to Frankfurt, Germany and then travel 100 by train to Stuttgart. Three teams land nighttime flights and take a lead, while others have to wait until morning for their flights. The teams take a ride with a professional driver at the "Wall of Death" at a Mercedes-Benz factory. They then drive 200 miles to the marked Ellbach Field in Bad Tolz, where they search for one of eleven Travelocity roaming gnomes buring among 150 feet and hats. As some teams extend their leads, others become hopelessly lost. The teams then travel to Bavaria Films in Grunwald and face a Detour choice of Break It or Slap It. Break It requires them to break bottles over each other's heads at the sound of a cuckoo bird, while Slap It requires them to learn a complicated German dance. Finally, the teams check in at the Pit Stop at Siegestor in Munich and another team is eliminated.
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
5: Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School
The teams take off from their Pit Stop in Munich, Germany and receive a clue instructing them to fly 850 miles to a one-hundred-year-old opera house in Palermo, Italy. One team manages an early flight and takes off to a nice lead. Once at the opera house, the teams receive a clue instructing them to travel 42 miles in a marked car to Castellammare del Golfo. There, they face a Detour --- Laundry, in which they must search through 2,400 items of laundry or Foundry, in which they must transport a heavy bell. Finally, the Roadblock requires one member of each team to assemble a Greek statue, but they are not told that there are two additional pieces. Once they complete the statue, they travel on foot one mile to the Pit Stop at the Tempio di Siegesto. One team makes a critical error by heading for the Pit Stop before the Roadblock, but ultimately different circumstances cause another team's downfall.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
6: Sleep Deprivation is Really Starting to Irritate Me
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Tempio di Segesta and receive a clue instructing them to drive 135 miles to Catania, Sicily and find the Antiteatro, Romano. This theater doesn't open until 8:30 A.M. and B.J. and Tyler jokingly put up an "official" sign-in sheet which is quickly declared a phoney by Eric and Jeremy. As it stands, these two teams are the only ones to make it in at the opening time, as the others find themselves stuck in traffic or confused on directions. After counting heads on the fence surrounding the grounds of the theater, the teams do a Detour --- Big Fish, requiring each member to carry a 17 kilo swordfish 1/3 of a mile, or Little Fish, requiring them to travel 1/3 of a mile to the same market and then sell 4 kilos of small Sicilian fish. The teams then travel approximately 40 miles to Siracusa, where one member of each team does a Roadblock requiring them to score a goal in kayak polo. Finally, they make their way on foot to the PIt Stop, the natural spring Funte Aretusa, and another team is eliminated.
Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
7: Herculean Effort for Some Herculean Dudes
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Fonte Aretusa in Sircusa, Italy and travel 350 miles by train and ferry to Rome, Italy where they search for a man on a yellow-and-red scooter. The teams then receive a clue directing them to travel a mile and search for horse carriages where they'll find black leather portfolios. These portfolios contain information that helps them to "decode" a clue related to the movie The DaVinci Code, resulting in a prize for one team. They then travel to Athens, Greece, 665 miles away and find a marketplace in Agora. One team surges ahead with a fast forward that requires them to break plates, while the others travel by 70 miles by train to Ishthmos Station. Some teams fall behind after a failed attempt at the Fast Forward and others make a critical mistake by taking a bus part of the way instead of the train. The Roadblock requires one member of each team to to bungee jump over 200 feet into the Corinth Canal. It's immediately followed by a Detour --- Herculean Effort (a set of Greek games --- discus toss, javelin, and wrestling) or It's All Greek to Me (search an archaelogical site for Greek letters and get help from locals in translating to find the name of a location.) Finally, the teams drive 107 miles to the Pit Stop at the Fortress of Rion, where two teams face penalties for their earlier error and another team is eliminated.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
8: Here Comes the Bedouin!
The race heads to Oman. The teams, and particularly B.J. struggle with heat in a challenge that involves digging for a clue. Ray and Yolanda argue over Ray's choice of language.
Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
9: Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil?
The teams receive a clue instructing them to travel by plane over 9,000 miles to Perth, Australia. After receiving money from some of the teams (following being stripped of all cash and possessions in the last leg), B.J. and Tyler then make the same flight as everyone else, disappointing them, as they were hoping they might miss it. Once in Australia, the teams travel to the State War Memorial in King's Park and then receive a clue directing them to travel to Rottnest Island via ferry. They then travel on tandem bikes to a lighthouse and then do a Detour. Sand requires them to drag forty large branches to a marked sand dune (a task called "brushing the beach") while sea requires them to search through fifty crayfish traps and retrieve two crayfish (one per member.) The teams then travel to Fremantle Prison where one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock. The task requires them to search inside the unused prison for a Duracell flashlight and batteries. They then travel through wet and dry waterways to locate a clue. It's a close race to the Pit Stop at South Breakwater by the Fremantle Fishing Club and one team finishes literally right behind another. Unfortunately for another team, this Pit Stop is the end.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
10: Man, They Should Have Used Their Fake Names
The teams receive a clue instructing them to travel fifteen miles from their Pit Stop at the South Breakwater to the Silver Bells Tower. Tensions ensue when Eric and Jeremy cancel other teams taxis and then shift the blame to Joseph and Monica. However, it doesn't affect placings as all teams make the same flight to Darwin, Australia --- 1,700 miles away. The teams wade through crocodile-infested waters for a clue and then travel 50 miles to an airfield in the town of Batchelor. One team just manages to reach a Yield before another and then Yields the team they beat. In a Roadblock, one member of each team must take part in a tandem skydive. The teams then travel to the Magnetic Termite Mounds where they face a Detour choice of either Wet or Dry. Some teams fall behind after choosing the extremely challenging Wet task, requiring them to hike and swim one mile through treacherous wilderness. The other two teams choose Dry and duplicate a note on a didgeridoo. While one team arrives comfortably in first place, the rest find themselves facing a three-way foot-race.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
11: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at Lake Bennett in the Australian outback and receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 7,000 miles to Bangkok, Thailand. After a scramble for airplane flights and bus rides, three teams arrive in time for the opening of the Three Spires Pagoda, but one is late after a critical mistake. One team catapults ahead by taking a challenging Fast Forward requiring them to eat stir-fried crickets and grasshoppers. Another team quickly opts out of the Fast Forward and joins the remaining teams for the Roadblock, which requires one member of each team to prepare a traditional feast for monkeys. This proves difficult, as the monkeys are all around and make difficulties in the efforts to craft the feast. After finally completing the task, the teams receive a clue instructing them to take a taxi 90 miles and then travel by ferry to Koh Kret Island. There, at the Buddha Gardens, they choose between a Detour --- Move It or Altar It. The Move It task involves the transporation of 72 clay pots, while the Altar It task requires the teams to make their way on foot to a Buddhist temple and then create a shrine to Buddha. The Move It task frustrates one team and ultimately they are eliminated from the race, leaving the final three.
Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
12: 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 Thousand Miles!
As the final stretch of the race begins, the teams travel 75 miles to the Royal Kraal and receive clues on T-Mobile Sidekicks. They're directed to fly over 7,000 miles to Tokyo, Japan and then locate the world's busiest intersection in Shibuya, Tokyo and find a clue on a giant screen. The clue directs them to a statue of a dog named Hachiko, and then to a Detour --- Maiden or Messenger. Maiden requires them to transport a maiden a third of a mile, while Messenger requires them to assemble folding bikes and then deliver messages to two buildings. After completing this task and sleeping in capsules at the Capsule Land Hotel, the teams travel to the Fujikyu Highland amusement park where a Roadblock requires one member of each team to ride on three rides and search for a clue. The clue takes them to the Pit Stop at Lake Yamanaka, where they then use a duck boat to cross to the Big Swan. On the second leg, the teams are directed to fly 9,000 miles to Anchorage, Alaska. A scramble for flights eventually ends with all teams making it on the same flight to Anchorage. Once in Anchorage, the teams travel 30 miles to Mirror Lake. There, a Detour involves a choice of Drill It or Deliver It. As Deliver It is snowed out, all teams choose Drill It, which requires them to drill ten holes in a lake and then use a shack to cover at least two of them. After completing this task, the teams head to Kincaid Park, don snowshoes and hunt for a clue. This clue directs them to fly to their final destination city --- Denver, Colorado --- the same town in which they started. Ultimately, the teams find themselves back at the Red Rocks Ampitheater. The difference between winning and losing comes down to a Roadblock that requires the teams to find a flag for each country they visited and place them in the correct order. Their teammate is allowed to assist verbally, but not physically.
Sunday, September 17th, 2006
1: Real Fast! Quack, Quack!
12 teams take off on the tenth Amazing Race for a journey that host Phil Keoghan promises to full of unexpected surprises. The teams set off from Seattle Washington and are immediately directed to head to Beijing, China on one of two flights. The teams face heavy traffic as they scramble for position, and ultimately the lead of the first flight is dampened by a delay. Once in China, the teams travel to the Gold House Restaurant where one member of each team is required to eat fish eyes in a Roadblock. After completing the task, they travel to the Meridian Gate kiosk in the Forbidden City, where arriving teams grab one of three deparature teams and spend the night. They also find their first twist --- the last team to arrive is eliminated on the spot. In the morning, the teams continue the race. They ride in the sidecars of motorbikes to 14 Hou Hai North Bank Road where they receive a Detour choice --- Labor or Leisure. Most teams choose Labor, which requires them to create a sidewalk pattern, but two choose Leisure in which they perform a relaxation routine in unison. Finally, the teams arrive at the Pit Stop at the Great Wall of China, where they must first complete a tough climb to reach the top. A second team is then eliminated.
Sunday, September 24th, 2006
2: Can Horses Smell Fear?
The ten remaining teams continue from Juyyongguan, a gate at the Great Wall of China and received a clue instructing them to travel to a temple in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, a total of 963 miles by bus and train. Once the teams arrive at the temple, they watch a performance and then receive a clue instructing them to drive a jeep to a riverbed in Terelj. The teams then choose a pair of horses and travel to a meadow where they find a Detour --- Take it Down or Fill it Up. The choice was about evenly split, however, two teams faced difficulty on the Take it Down task and switched Detours midstream. After completing the tasks, the teams were required to travel back to their vehicles on their horses--a problem for Kellie and Jamie when they lost a helmet. The teams then drove 47 miles to the Hotel Mongolia, where a Roadblock awaitied that involved shooting flaming arrows. Once the teams completed, they ran only a short distance to the Pit Stop, where another team was eliminated.
Sunday, October 1st, 2006
3: Oh, Wow! It's Like One of Those Things You See on TV!
The teams continue from their Pit Stop at a hillside pavilion and receive a clue instructing them to fly over 2,300 miles to Hanoi, Vietnam. Teams are surprised to learn that they were receiving no money for the start of the leg. Following an argument over line placement between Tom/Terry and Dustin/Kandice, teams arrive at Hanoi, where at 8 A.M., they enter a prison nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton" and searched for John McCain's flight suit. Some teams choose to stop briefly for a moment of silence out of respect for the veterans of Vietnam. They then make their way 1 1/2 miles to the Old Quarter, where at a flower shop, one member of each team participates in a Roadblock that required them to sell flowers and make 80,000 Vietnamese đồng. Teams were allowed to keep money made and afterwards travel thirty miles by public bus to Vac Village. Here, the teams participate in a Detour that gave a choice between Fuel or Fowl. One team makes a critical error in not following a clue's instructions, potentially dealing a fatal setback.
Sunday, October 8th, 2006
4: I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing!
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at a rice paddy and receive a clue instructing them to travel by taxi twenty miles to the Ly Thai To Garden in Hanoi, Vietnam. The teams receive 588,000 Vietnamese dong, but must first pick it up, as it is not included with the clue. At the Garden, the teams receive an auditory clue that eventually directs them to the Hydrofoil Harbor in Ben Xe Bai Chay. There, the teams face a Roadblock which requires one member of each team to make a steep climb. After completing the task, the teams take a motorboat 1.2 miles to the Song Sot Cave and search for the next clue. It's a Detour that requires them to choose between Over (delivering supplies) or Under (hauling oysters.) Difficulty in navigating the boats and problems with wind lead to a suspenseful finish.
Sunday, October 15th, 2006
5: I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Soi Sim in the Halo Bay and receive a clue instructing them to fly 3,000 miles to Chennai, India. After riding the train to Hanoi, a scramble for planes begins with many twists and turns. All teams eventually arrive in Hanoi some together and the rest trailing only minutes to a couple hours behind. The teams take a bus 40 miles to Mamallapuram and are then faced with a Detour --- Wild Things or Wild Rice. Wild Things requires them to handle crocodiles, while Wild Rice involves constructing a complex pattern out of colored powder made from rice. After completing the task, the teams travel by bus to the Karthik Driving School. A Roadblock requires one member of each team to complete an Indian driving test. Teams then check-in at the Pit Stop, the Chettinad House, after driving ten miles with the driving instructor. When the final team arrives, they are not eliminated, but are surprised to learn about a new penalty twist.
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
6: Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me and Want Me to Be in One of His Movies
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Chettinad House in Chennai India and receive a mobile-phone clue instructing them to fly 2,400 miles to Kuwait City in Kuwait. Once there, the teams find the mystery location, the Kuwait Towers and take numbers to face a Roadblock when the towers officially open. The Roadblock requires one member of each team to climb 610 feet above the ground and retrieve pieces to complete a puzzle. One team opts for the Fast Forward to avoid elimination. Once the remaining teams complete the Roadblock, they travel three miles to a bead shop in a local market. There, they receive a clue with a Detour task of Manual or Automatic. Teams choosing Manual load bags of camel feed, while teams choosing Automatic steer a camel using a robotic jockey. Many teams get lost on the way to their Detour choice. Ultimately, one team is not able to find either Detour task in time and is eliminated from the race.
Sunday, October 29th, 2006
7: I Wonder if This is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Al-Sadiq area water towers and receive a clue instructing them to fly to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, over 4,600 miles away. As the teams scramble for flights, members of an alliance known as the "six-pack" both help and hinder each other. Two teams argue over placement in line, but ultimately all teams travel on the same flights to Mauritius. Once there, the teams receive a model of a schooner and match it to a real schooner in the Grand Baie. The teams make a long swim to the schooner and then swim back after receiving a clue. The clue instructs them to drive to the Case Noyale post office. Along the way, teams face both traffic and car problems. They then take part in a Detour --- Salt or Sea, and several teams experience difficulty with their initial choice. Ultimately, one team arrives last at the Pit Stop, but is not eliminated, as this is another non-elimination leg.
Sunday, November 5th, 2006
8: He Can't Swim, But He Can Eat Cow Lips
The teams race away from their Pit Stop at the Chateau bel Ombre on the island of Mauritius after receiving a clue instructing them to fly 700 miles to Atananarivo, Madagascar. All teams make the same flight and then search for the Black Angel statue, which has recently been painted white. Once there, the teams encounter a surprising new twist --- an Intersection in the race. This requires each team to pair up with one other team and complete all tasks together until instructed to stop doing so. Two teams bond together to complete a Fast Forward task that requires them to eat cow lips. The other four teams pair up and then complete a Detour task that requires them to wrap and deliver mattresses at an open market. Once those teams complete the Detour, they then break apart and individual members of each team complete a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to search through a market for rubber stamps. The tension is nerve-wracking as team-members not completing the Roadblock wait at an area nearby the check-in mat and hope that teams completing the Fast Forward don't arrive before them.
Sunday, November 12th, 2006
9: Being Polite Sucks Sometimes
The five remaining teams at the Pit Stop, a cathedral in Madagascar, receive a clue instructing them to fly over 6,000 miles to Helsinki, Finland. Though teams are given tickets to travel through Paris, France, all teams opt for a different flight traveling through Johannesburg. Once in Helsinki, teams arrive at a cafe. They log into a product-placed ISP and receive video letters from home, causing some teams to get emotional. They then receive a clue from the cafe owner and travel 125 miles by train and taxi to an area school. Once at the school, they find details for a Detour task --- Swamp This or Swamp That. After completing the Detour, the teams take a train and drive to a mine where they face a Roadblock. Next, some teams expect a Pit Stop after receiving a clue to travel to the Olympic Stadium. At the stadium, they complete a final task, rappelling down the tower. After completing this task, one team is shocked to find a clue telling them to continue racing.
Sunday, November 19th, 2006
10: Lookin' like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive
After completing a task at the Olympic Stadium in Finland, the teams receive a clue that eventually leads them to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Once there, they drive fifty miles in local cars to the Oster Tank School and complete a Roadblock. Teams are next directed to an apartment building, back 43 miles in Kiev, where they must find Apartment 33 and knock on the door. They then receive a clue featuring a very musical Detour. As time gets short, Lyn and Karlyn decide to break away from the other two members of the former "Six Pack" alliance --- Erwin and Godwin. The teams ultimately travel to the Pit Stop, The Great Patriotic War Museum, where another team is eliminated, leaving only four remaining.
Sunday, November 26th, 2006
11: We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Great Patriotic War Museum in Kiev, Ukraine and receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 3000 miles to the oasis of Quarzazate, Morocco. Jockeying for flights immediately ensues, but all teams make the same flight and then drive four miles to an antique shop. Once there, they pick up a good luck charm to turn in at the Pit Stop and then receive a clue instructing them to drive six miles to Atlas Studios with the warning that there's a Yield ahead. When they arrive, the teams find that the location doesn't open until morning and so they must race for the Yield when it does open. Thus, one team waits out a Yield, while the others complete a Roadblock. Fortunes later reverse when the Yielded team pulls out ahead. The teams make their way to Idelssan and face a Detour task that involves either throwing pottery or grinding olives. One team arrives last at the Pit Stop, but is pleased to discover that they are not eliminated.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
12: Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!
The teams take off from their Pit Stop, a nomadic settlement known as the Berber Camp, and receive a clue instructing them to travel 275 miles through the Atlas Mountains to Casablanca. Once there, the teams face a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to get in touch with their "Inner chef and adventurous appetite" by consuming a pound of camel meat. After completing this task, teams fly 800 miles to Barcelona, Spain. At 10 A.M., they enter a confusing labyrinth to search for the next clue. Some teams struggle, while others remain calm, allowing them to easily navigate the complex maze. The teams then travel to a Detour task which involves either dressing up as giants or searching through tomatoes while being pelted with them. Finally, the teams travel to the Pit Stop, the fountain at the Palau National of Mojuic. The top three teams learn that they will be racing for the finish line and one million dollars, but one team receives the disappointing news that they are eliminated.
Sunday, December 10th, 2006
13: Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever
The final three teams --- Rob and Kimberly, Lyn and Karlyn and James and Tyler compete to be the first to reach the finish line and win one million dollars. In this final leg, the competition is fierce as the teams struggle for better flights and other advantages. Small mistakes could lead to big losses.
Sunday, February 18th, 2007
1: I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio
Eleven teams from previous seasons take off on a new adventure around the world. The lively mix of teams includes a past winning team, a diverse of group of players and many familiar faces both hated and loved. The teams take off from the starting line at Miami, Florida and each takes one of two flights departing for Quito, Ecuador. Tension builds early on as one team lies to another about the arrival times of the flights. Once in Ecuador, the teams takes taxis to the Plaza San Francisco and then travel to Pim's Restaurant, three-miles away, where they receive one of three fifteen-minute staggered departure times for the next morning. That morning, teams make their way to the Hacienda Yarahurco in the Cotopaxi National Park, guided by a provided map and with the advice to head to the north entrance. Once teams arrive, they take part in a Detour that involves either searching for missing items from the uniform of a soldier or wrangling and then grooming a horse. Several teams find themselves at the wrong end of the massive park, a costly mistake for one team that ultimately leads to their elimination.
Sunday, February 25th, 2007
2: Beauty Is Sometimes Skin Deep
The teams take off from their Pit Stop, an active volcano at Mirador Cotopaxi. They receive a clue instructing them to travel 7,400 miles to Santiago, Chile and then take a taxi for 17 miles to the headquarters of Codelco. There, the teams take part in a Roadblock that is ultimately rendered largely meaningless when they all make the same flight traveling 230 miles to Chuquicamatta in Calama, Chile. Once at their destination, the teams put on their safety gear and take part in a Detour that requires them to choose between two tasks traditionally involved in Chilean mining operations. The teams then use marked vehicles to travel the treacherous Valley of the Moon before emerging on safer ground and heading for the Pit Stop at the Valley of the Dead. One team makes a crucial mistake by failing to properly read a clue and posted signs regarding a speed limit. Due largely to this mistake, they fall behind and are eliminated from the race.
Sunday, March 4th, 2007
3: I'm Sorry I'm Wearing A Bathing Suit. It Is Very Weird, I Know
The nine remaining All-Star teams receive a clue that directs them to travel from their Pit Stop at the Valley of the Dead in Chile four miles to a church in the village of San Pedro de Atacona by the same name. There, they find that they must fly 800 miles to Puerto Montt and then drive 30 to fishery in Metri. As teams maneuver for flights, several find themselves behind when they are unable to catch an early flight, but catch a small break when the flight arrives slightly early. At the fishery, one member of each team completes a Roadblock that requires them to transfer fish from one tank to another. Afterwards, the teams travel fifty miles to Petrohue and find La Maquina, a popular spot for adventure spots. All teams take part in a watery Detour and one loses time-but not position-after neglecting to pick up a clue. Ultimately, one team is unable to make up time after struggling to find the Detour location and is eliminated from the race.
Sunday, March 11th, 2007
4: No Babies on the Race!
Eight All-Stars teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Playa Petrohue and receive a clue instructing them to fly 800 miles to Punta Arenas, Chile and then take taxi fifteen miles to Lord Lansdale's shipwreck. The teams arrive on two flights and take part in a Detour, where lack of attention-to-detail allows teams on a later flight to catch up to teams that had gained a lead. One team experiences a near-meltdown during the Detour, but regroups and rallies by switching tasks. Meanwhile, a previous top team finds itself falling behind. The teams take two charter flights leaving three hours apart and find themselves faced with a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to sort through mail. As reward, each team receives a message from a past team, some negative and some positive. One team lies to another, hoping to gain an advantage. This team, however, is ultimately unable to recover from falling behind and is eliminated from the race.
Sunday, March 18th, 2007
5: You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guy
The remaining seven teams take off from their Pit Stop at the "End of the World" in Argentina and travel to the nearby Marshall Mountain chain, where they hike a half a mile and then use an avalanche beacon to search for another containing a clue. The clue instructs them to fly 7,000 miles to Naputo, Mozambique. Though teams are provided with tickets arriving at 3 P.M., all successfully negotiate tickets for an earlier flight arriving at 9 A.M. They then travel 45 miles via provided cars to the Apopo Training Field where one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock involving trained rats. After completing this task, they then face a Detour that involves either fancy fingernail-care or heavy lifting. Teams race for the Pit Stop, where two teams have a foot-race that leads to virtual tie. One team arrives last but is delighted to learn that they are not eliminated.
Sunday, March 25th, 2007
6: We're Going to Trade You for Food Now
Teams take off from the their Pit Stop at Fort Aleza in Maputo, Mozambique and are instructed to fly to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 1,400 miles away. A scramble for flights immediately begins and teams find that flight placement in this leg plays a major role in where they will ultimately end up. One team makes a risky move in opting to take standby-only seats on a flight, which ultimately gains them valuable time and allows them to arrive in first. One team is disappointed when they believe they have secured seats on a flight, but are removed, told that they had been given the seats in error. Once in Mozambique, teams takes one of four dhows (ferries) into Zanzibar, where they then take part in a Roadblock that requires them to choose between either a task that "taxes the mind" or one that "taxes the muscles." They then traveled 15 miles by taxi to the "bush country" of Kikungwi for a Roadblock that involved skill and accuracy. In a leg that involved a great disparity between first and last, a close finish led to the elimination of another team.
Sunday, April 1st, 2007
7: If I Were In Town, I Would Ask For Your Number (1)
In the first portion of a two-parter, teams left their Pit Stop at the Old Fort in Zanzibar, having received instructions to fly 5,000 miles to Warsaw, Poland and then find the Czapski Palace and a courtyard with a composer dressed as Frédéric Chopin playing the piano. Teams were provided with tickets but were under no obligation to use them, leading to a scramble to find earlier flights. Most teams were successful, but two trailing teams were forced to the provided flight and then missed a connection, placing them far behind. Once in Warsaw, the teams took part in a Detour, with one option requiring precision and skill and other requiring brawn and a bit of luck. Both tasks produced a clue leading teams to Jan III Sobieski Lozenki. Upon finding this monument, teams traveled a short distance to the nearby Pit Stop. The two trailing teams battled it out for last place, and one was pleased to find that they were not eliminated. However, both of these trailing teams arrived at the Pit Stop after others had already left for the next leg. They faced an uphill struggle to remain in the game as events continued in the second part.
Sunday, April 1st, 2007
8: If I Were In Town, I Would Ask For Your Number (2)
The teams continue in the second part of a double-length episode. Departing from the Pit Stop nearby the Jan III Sobieski Lozenki statue in Warsaw, Poland, the teams learn that they must travel by charter bus to Auschwitz, Birkenau. The charter buses carry three teams and leave four hours apart. Upon arriving at the Auschwitz concentration camp, teams are required to light a candle and have a moment of silence for the victims of the Holocaust. It's a very emotional moment that teams find themselves reflecting on and in some cases relating to personal experiences, or past history of their own families. Teams then proceed forty miles to a theatre in Krakow where they find themselves facing an Intersection, requiring them to pair up with another team. Two teams work this great advantage by partnering for a Fast Forward, but one loses a sizable lead by being forced to wait for the trailing charter bus. All teams ultimately find themselves heading to the Pieskowa Skała castle. Those that did not claim the Fast Forward must first complete the Roadblock before checking in, but one is too late and is eliminated from the race.
Sunday, April 8th, 2007
9: The Way You Look, Yeah
The teams are instructed to travel from their Pit Stop at the Pieskowa Skała castle in Krakow, Poland and fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, over 5,500 miles away. Once there, the teams search for the best way possible to get to the Batu Caves, traveling by both bus and train. A Detour proves frustrating for some teams and even more frustrating for another, who first has to wait out a Yield before making their way to their chosen task. Stress and frustration cause two teams to switch Detour tasks, which one arguing over the specifics of what's required for a particular task. After completing the task, the teams then travel by taxi six miles to Taman Sri Hartamas and locate a newspaper. A Roadblock proves physically tiring for several of the Racers, but assistance from locals and perseverance see them through the task. Ultimately, a missed flight connection dooms one team. Unable to quickly attain alternate travel, they fall far behind and do not arrive in Malaysia until well after the other teams, leading to their elimination.
Sunday, April 15th, 2007
10: We Are Trying to Make Love, Not War
The four remaining teams compete in the tenth leg. At the Pit Stop at the "Mansion on the Hill" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, they receive a clue instructing them to fly approximately 1,500 miles to Hong Kong. Teams find themselves in a struggle for standby flights, with confusion and bitterness regarding line order. Following Dustin and Kandice's choice to use the Yield in the previous leg, the other teams align against them in the hopes of becoming the final three. Once in Hong Kong, the teams travel 22 miles to a laundry. A high-speed fast forward catapults one team to first place, but they find themselves in dire financial straits. The remaining teams all take part in a physically demanding climbing task for the Detour, though one waffles as to which task to choose before making their ultimate decision. This team then makes a critical error when instead of taking the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, they instead end up on a completely different ferry to Kowloon. After kicking down doors in the Roadblock and carefully pulling Travelocity gnomes across a pond, the teams head for the Pit Stop, the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The two trailing teams face heavy traffic and navigation confusion and one receives some relieving news upon arriving at the Jockey Club.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
11: Good Doing Business With You
The four remaining teams set off from the tenth Pit Stop at the Hong Kong Jockey Club and travel forty miles away to Macau, riding on turbojet ferries. The teams are pleased to find that they are able to procure these ferries early in the morning, but less pleased when they find that their next destination, the Macau Tower, does not open until 8 A.M. When one team faces financial difficulties, they make a deal to Yield another team in order to procure much-needed cash. Once the Tower opens, one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock that involves the highest jump in the history of the show. After completing this task, the teams took a taxi to the Lou Lim Ioc Garden, where Detour tasks tested either their ability to pay attention to detail or their mettle at navigation. Upon completing this task, all teams were faced with the challenge of driving a mini-moke. Navigating this unfamiliar vehicle to the Pit Stop proved a major challenge for some teams, and in the end, one checked in last, only to receive a major surprise.
Sunday, April 29th, 2007
12: Oh My God, The Teletubbies Go To War
Teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Triho de Taipa Pequena 2000, receiving a clue to fly 7,500 miles to the island of Guam, then drive nine miles to Anderson Air Force Base. A struggle for flights results in one team only narrowly making it onto the first flight to Guam with the other three teams. Once at the Air Force Base, the teams are escorted by naval officers to a control tower, where they receive a clue for a Detour in which they can choose to test their mettle at cleaning, or dare for some high-flying. On the way to the next task at the U.S. Naval Base, one team finds itself lost and needs local help in order to locate the destination. As other teams complete the Roadblock task, they fall behind. Still behind as others are struggling to complete the Roadblock task, a search-and-rescue, they try their best, but fear elimination. In the end, they are ultimately unable to catch up and check in last at the Pit Stop, Fort Soledad, and are eliminated from the race. The final three teams are left to race in the finale for the one million dollar prize.
Sunday, May 6th, 2007
13: Low to the Ground, That's My Technique
The All-Stars final three -- Dustin & Kandice, Eric & Danielle, and Charla & Mirna -- compete in the final leg to determine who will win the one-million-dollar prize. The teams take off from their Pit Stop in Guam and are instructed to fly 3,500 miles to Honolulu, Hawaii. One team secures an early flight, but the advantage is largely neutralized when the teams must sign up for charter flights leaving ten minutes apart in Hawaii. The teams travel to Kaumalapau Harbor via Jeeps and find themselves in involved in a Detour that tests their ability at a skill either above or below water. All teams then travel to Shipwreck Beach and crossing rocky terrain, face a challenging kayaking task to retrieve their next clue. Ultimately, all teams board the flight to Oakland, California, en route to their final destination city of San Francisco. A final task tests the ability of the racers to think like their partners. When one team proves rather more adept at it than the others, it turns out to be advantage they need to secure victory. They cross the finish line in San Francisco's Botanical Garden first and become the winners of The Amazing Race: All Stars.
Sunday, November 4th, 2007
1: Donkeys Have Souls, Too
The teams take off from the Pit Stop at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California and are instructed to fly to Shannon, Ireland. A flight delay leaves teams that thought they were ahead scrambling to catch up. The teams travel to the world's smallest church and then sign up for one of the three ferries departing the next morning. They're then directed to drive 42 miles to Cleggan farm where they must ride a tandem bike to a clue. One member of each team then completes a task that involves more biking -- highwire bicycling while their teammate rides below. Many teams are then frustrated by a task that requires them to fill a basket with fifteen pieces of peat and then transport it using a donkey. Controlling the donkeys proves more difficult for some teams than others and once again some leading teams take a plunge. Ultimately, one team is unable to recover from poor performance on this task and is eliminated from the race.
Sunday, November 11th, 2007
2: I've Become the Archie Bunker of the Home
The remaining ten teams head to the Netherlands for the second leg, where they face a pole-vaulting challenge.
Sunday, November 18th, 2007
3: Please, Lord, Give Me Milk
The nine remaining teams continue in the third leg of the race. Leaving the relative familiarity of Europe, the teams now must travel to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in west Africa. Christina continues to have issues with her obstinate father. Lorena suffers a breakdown during a Roadblock involving camels.
Sunday, November 25th, 2007
4: Let's Name Our Chicken Phil
The remaining eight teams continued in the fourth leg of the race. Taking off from their Pit Stop in the village of Bingo, they received an offering of a chicken from a local chief and then were instructed to travel 100 miles by taxi Bouda Pelegtanga and find their next clue. Once there, teams were faced with a Detour that tested their skills at either panning for gold or rhythmic dancing. Some teams were slowed by a penalty when their dancing didn't measure up, while others zipped ahead. One team was hit with a new twist in the race requiring them to do additional work. Teams eventually traveled to the Tampouy Goat Market by taxi, where a Roadblock involving a goat proved frustrating for several racers. One team was unable to catch up after having lagged behind the entire race. They arrived at the Pit Stop at the Hotel de Ville and received the unfortunate news that they were eliminated.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2007
5: We've Really Burned Bridges, For Sure
The remaining teams tackle the fifth leg of the race. Ronald, already nursing an injury, takes a spill at a Detour task involving stilts. Shana and Jennifer have a harrowing moment involving an oncoming bus.
Sunday, December 9th, 2007
6: Cherry on Top of the Sundae That's Already Melted
Five teams have already fallen by the wayside. The teams face mounting pressure as they race in the sixth leg. Azaria begins losing patience with Hendekea. Nathan and Jennifer reach a "breaking point" during a task that involves rowing.
Sunday, December 23rd, 2007
7: This Is Forever, Now
The remaining five teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Stone Cross in Dubrovnik, Croatia and receive a clue instructing them to travel by ferry to Ancona, Italy. All teams must first travel by bus to Split, Croatia. All teams make the same ferry, but tricky driving in Ancona causes delays for several teams, such that only two have arrived when the Roadblock opens at 7 A.M. at the Roadblock. One racer struggles repeatedly at the Roadblock, while another team advances their position by opting for a Fast Forward that requires a major physical alteration. Along the way, teams receive a message from home on a Blackberry, which is not allowed to be used for any other purpose. One team is frustrated when they lose their clue. One racer becomes frustrated with their partner during a difficult driving situation, ordering them to "stop this car!" Another team faces a flat-tire, but overcomes the difficulty to avoid last place. The team checking into the Pit Stop at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy is surprised and delighted to learn that they are not eliminated, though less delighted to learn that they will be faced with an additional task on the next leg.
Sunday, December 30th, 2007
8: Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something!
The remaining teams continue in the eighth leg of the race. The continued stress of the race takes its toll on Ronald and Christina, causing them to revert to their old, poor communication. Kynt & Vyxsin use dirty play by resorting to "performance art" in an attempt to trick two competitors into purchasing tickets for a later flight, as they find themselves facing an additional task called the Speed Bump that will not have to be completed by any other teams. A "nail-biting race to the Pit Stop" is promised. The teams face various tasks in Mumbai, India, where tasks involve elephants and propane tanks.
Sunday, January 6th, 2008
9: I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak on Us
Tension is at an all-time high after the previous leg's airport fiasco. The remaining teams continue in the ninth leg of the race.
Sunday, January 13th, 2008
10: Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You
The remaining teams continue in the penultimate leg of the race, with the guarantee that one team will be eliminated and the first three at the Pit Stop will be the final three racing for one million dollars. They take off from their Pit Stop in Osaka, Japan and receive a clue instructing them to travel to the Floating Garden of the Umeda Sky Garden. Its 10 A.M. opening time gives the lowest ranked team a great advantage and, upon arriving there, teams receive a clue instructing them to fly 1,000 miles to Taipei, Taiwan. Once in Taiwan, teams travel by high-speed rail to Taichung and then taxi to Acrobatics Jeep. One team, becoming increasingly infuriated by the placement of another, declares themselves to be "out for blood" and threatens to "rip the dreads" out of another racer's head. Teams face a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to undergo two harrowing rides in stunt cars. They next take another high-speed rail trip, but one must complete a Speed Bump before continuing. All teams complete the Detour, in which they walk barefoot on jagged stone. They race for the Pit Stop at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Plaza, a monument to the late president of China. One team arrives last and receives the news that they have not reached the final three and are eliminated from the race.
Sunday, January 20th, 2008
11: The Final Push
Ronald Hsu & Christina Hsu, TK Erwin & Rachel Rosales and Nicolas Fulks & Donald Jerousek are the three teams racing for the top prize of one million dollars. TK and Rachel have issues with a Detour, while Donald comes down Nicolas after he makes a mistake. Meanwhile, Ronald watches as Christina hangs on for her life in a challenging task.
Sunday, September 28th, 2008
1: Bees Are Much Calmer Than All This!
To start the thirteenth season of The Amazing Race, eleven teams are transported by classic cars to the Los Angeles Coliseum. After receiving a set of initial instructions, they all scramble for clues which direct them to travel on one of two flights to Salvador, Brazil. Several teams are excited to catch the earlier flight, but disappointed when a delay shaves an hour an a half off the three hour lead that they had hoped to enjoy. The teams are directed to find a sandwich shop called O Rei Do Pernil, where they then receive a task instructing them to become old school barristas. They deliver a cart to a man named India in a coffee shop called Parąca de Se, who then gives them a clue directing them to a Brazilian military base. The teams spend the night at the military base and then depart in three groups-- one leaving at 9 in the morning, one at 9:30 and a final one at 9:45. The teams find a church in Pelourinho, the historic center of Salvador and also find a Detour involving a choice of upward or downward travel. One team makes a critical mistake at their task, forcing them to repeat previous actions. Ultimately, however, it is another team who is unable to overcome both their early mistakes and slow progress and is eliminated from the race
Sunday, October 5th, 2008
2: Do You Like American Candy?
The ten remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop in a seventh century fortress in Salvador, Brazil and receive a clue instructing them to fly to Fortaleza, Brazil. Tensions erupt when one team feels they secured an early flight for all teams and seeks a small compensation in return. Once in Fortaleza, the teams receive a clue instructing them to travel to a beach known as Barraca d Manoel. Here, a Detour choice allows one team to set itself apart from the pack by providing a task suited to their skills. Later, a Roadblock requires searching for a clue hidden in plain sight. While some find the clue almost right away, others waste time searching for non-existent leads in distracting advertising information. One team twice makes time-wasting clue-reading mistakes, but ultimately another team is eliminated.
Sunday, October 12th, 2008
3: Did You Push My Sports Bra Off the Ledge?
The remaining teams are instructed to fly from Fortaleze, Brazil to La Paz, Bolivia, but not before a rivalry between two teams heats up at the Pit Stop. The teams fly 1,200 miles and find themselves in area that is over 12,000 feet above sea level, leaving some racers struggling to breathe the thin air. The teams camp beside a local statue and then take a newspaper delivery. They scour the newspapers for a clue, which instructs them to travel to the Narvaez Hat Shop in Plaza Mario and then purchase a traditional cholita hat to receive their next clue. This clue turns out to be a Detour, in which the teams face a choice between a task that is arduous but not overly physical or one likely to leave less physically inclined teams winded. After completing this tax, the teams travel by taxi eight miles to Los Titanes del Ring, where a Roadblock sends one member of each team up against a female wrestler. Many teams struggle at this task, but ultimately one team is done in not so much by their poor performance as by their failure to properly read the instructions given in a clue. They check in last at the Pit Stop, the hilltop park of Mirador el Monticulo, and are eliminated
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
4: I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?
At the Pit Stop in La Paz, Bolivia, frustrations continue to build between two teams. The remaining teams receive a clue instructing them to fly 6,900 miles to Auckland, New Zealand. There, the teams face tricky nighttime navigation to the Gulf Harbor, where they must untie a Gordian knot. Inside the knots, the teams find a clue instructing them to travel to Mount Eden, a dormant volcano and Auckland's highest point. The knots also include a clue for the Fast Forward, which one team successfully completes, providing a break from the leg's challenging and often frustrating tasks. The other teams forge ahead with those tasks, first completing a detail-oriented Roadblock. They then travel to the City Life Hotel and search for Travelocity gnomes from the rooftops. After finding the gnomes, the teams receive a clue instructing them to drive to Kiwi 360°, a local landmark. The teams then face a Detour choice between two tasks that are both gruelingly physical in their own way. One racer is injured during one of these tasks, but plows ahead nevertheless. Ultimately, two teams fight it out on separate tasks late at night, but one ends up being too late and is eliminated from the race
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
5: Do It Like a Madman
The seven remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop at Summer Hill in New Zealand and receive a clue instructing them to fly over 5,600 miles to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The teams scramble for flights, with one team that was running behind catching a critical flight that enables them to catch up with all other teams. In Siem Reap, the teams travel to a roadside pumping station where they're instructed to use a hand pump to fill a truck with 25 liters of fuel to receive their next clue. The teams are then driven in their trucks to Siem Reap Harbor and then make their way by motorized boats to the waterfront community of Kho Andeth. One team is forced to paddle after suffering a boat breakdown. At Kho Andeth, the teams face a Detour choice involving either gathering objects or hauling fish. The teams then travel to Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world, to complete the roadblock. The teams race for the leg's Pit Stop, the Bayon Temple.
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
6: Please Hold While I Singe My Skull
The six remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Bayon Temple in Siem Reap Cambodia and receive a clue instructing them to fly 2,000 miles to Delhi, India and then find a place called Moonlight Motors. All teams secure the same flight, but difficulties arise for some teams throughout the leg as they try to navigate the complicated streets of India. At Moonlight Motors, the racers face a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to spray-paint a car. During this task, one racer's badgering of their partner causes them to fall dangerously behind. The teams then head to the Ambassador Hotel, where a doorman gives them a clue that leads them to a Detour. One team's ineptitude at their chosen task task causes them to lose valuable time, but another team loses even more due to continued navigational problems. In the end, this team checks in last at the Pit Stop, but is delighted to find that they are not eliminated (though the reprieve comes with a string attached.)
Sunday, November 9th, 2008
7: My Nose Is on Fire
The remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Baha'i House and receive a clue instructing them to travel to Deshbandhu Apartments. Once there, they participate in a Roadblock that frustrates several racers (including some not actually participating in the task) as they are pelted with various colored dyes. Upon completing this trial, the teams receive a clue instructing them to travel into Old Delhi and find the Charity Birds Hospital and search through cages of injured birds for their next clue. At the hospital, most teams proceed forward with the leg's Detour, but one finds itself faced with a Speed Bump for having come in last in the previous leg. As this team struggles to make up time, the remaining teams struggle to varying degrees with the Detour tasks, one involving a confusing search for numbers and one involving the creation of hot chili powder. In the end, the final outcome is determined by one team's poor performance at finding the numbers. This team, which had previously been gaining momentum, is eliminated from the race
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
8: I'm Like an Angry Cow
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop at Humayun's Tomb in Old Delhi, India and receive a clue instructing them to fly Almaty, Kazakhstan and then find a chicken factory. A mad scramble for flights ensues, but is ultimately rendering meaningless when all teams make the 7 A.M. opening time for the leg's first task. One team leaps ahead after claiming the Fast Forward in an eating challenge, while another that attempted the task falls dangerously behind. Upon completing a chicken filled Roadblock, the teams travel by giant crane trucks to the Koktobe Arch and receive a clue delivered by a trained falcon. Much mooing ensues when several teams take part in a task requiring the racers to dress in a cow costume. One team makes a critical error in reading the clue and is turned back from the leg's Pit Stop-- the Old Square. Ultimately, however, another team is unable to come back from having lagged behind and is eliminated from the race
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
9: That is Studly
At the Old Square in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the four teams racing in the ninth leg receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 2,000 miles to Moscow, Russia. All teams make the same flight and then travel to a monastery, lighting a candle to receive their next clue. Along the way, one team begins experiencing taxi difficulties that persist throughout the leg. For the leg's Detour, the teams travel to the Kolosok Camp, a decommissioned military base. One team struggles mightily, switching and stumbling several times before finally completing one of the two tasks. Teams were then instructed to travel to the Zhukovsky bakery in the city of Zhukovsky. Here, they faced a Roadblock where one member of each team had to undertake a taxing haul. Ultimately, after a series of mistakes, one team checked in last at the Pit Stop, but was pleased to learn that they were not eliminated.
Sunday, November 30th, 2008
10: You're Gonna Get Me Killed
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop in a public park in Moscow, Russia and receive a clue instructing them to travel a retired Russian nuclear submarine and find an actor that appeared in the film The Hunt for Red October. Upon completing this task, the teams receive a clue directing them to the Park Iskusstv, also known as the Graveyard of Fallen Monuments. Here, one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock that tests powers of observation. All teams complete the task, but one racer makes a critical error-- losing the bag containing his team's money and passports. This team struggles to remain in the race, begging for money, as the teams complete a Detour task involving Russia's public transportation. Ultimately, they are unable to recover from this blow and are eliminated in the field, never completing the Detour or reaching the Pit Stop.
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
11: You Look Like Peter Pan
The final three teams, Nick & Starr Spangler, Andrew Lappitt & Dan Honig amd Ken & Tina Greene set off from their Pit Stop at VDNKh Park and receive a clue instructing them to fly to their final destination city: Portland, Oregon. All teams make the same flight, connecting them through Frankfurt, to reach Portland. Once there, the teams travel to a local adventure park. At this point, one team faces taxi difficulties that essentially put them out of the race. At the adventure park, all teams complete a Detour choice requiring them to overcome their fear of heights by traversing a log high in the air. They then travel by taxi to The Bridge of the Gods, where their fear of heights is again tested, this time by a 2,000 foot zip-line ride to an island. At this island, the teams were faced with a complicated task-- a game board testing their memory of the events throughout the race. The race contained ten game pieces, each representing a leg of the race and behind each was a symbol representing either Route Info, Roadblock, Detour or Pit Stop. Teams had to search through 150 clue boxes for pictures to place in the appropriate spots on the game-board. Each time they placed a correct picture, a green light would appeared and they were able to move on to the next one. Upon completing this task, teams found a clue that directed them to travel to the Portland Building and search for a green dinosaur. They then searched on foot for a Russian food cart and finally a donut shop before receiving the clue directing them to the finish line at a local mansion. The results come down to a taxi race for the finish.
Sunday, February 15th, 2009
1: Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me
Eleven new teams take off on a race around the world for one-million dollars in the premiere of the fourteenth season of The Amazing Race.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
2: Your Target Is Your Partner’s Face
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop in Stechelberg in the Burmese Alps and receive a clue instructing them to fly to Munich, Germany and then drive to Ruhpolding, where they will ride a cable car to the top of the mountain. A scramble for flights results in eight teams boarding the earliest-arriving flight, with two lagging behind.
Sunday, March 1st, 2009
3: I'm Not Wearing That Girl's Leotard!
The remaining teams set off from the Pit Stop at the Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria and receive a clue instructing them to travel by train to Munich and then fly 700 miles to Bucharest, Romania.
Sunday, March 8th, 2009
4: It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots
The eight remaining teams set off from the Vila Panoramic and receive a clue instructing them to fly through Moscow to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia and then travel to the hydroelectric dam depicted on the back of Russia's ten ruble note.
Sunday, March 15th, 2009
5: She’s a Little Scared of Stick, But I Think She’ll Be OK!
Having shaken off the shock of the fourth elimination, the seven remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop at the Theater of Musical Comedy in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, and receive a clue instructing them to ride the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
6: Alright Guys, We're at War!
The seven remaining teams depart from their Pit Stop at the "Siberian Colosseum," leaving the cold of Siberia and flying nearly 2,000 miles to the heat of Jaipur, India.
Sunday, March 29th, 2009
7: Gorilla? Gorilla?? Gorilla???
The six remaining teams depart India and travel to another sweltering location: Phuket, Thailand. A task forces teams to get up close and personal with a tiger. Margie suffers a collapse due to the intense heat.
Sunday, April 12th, 2009
8: Rooting Around In People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant
The remaining five teams continue on with the race, this time heading for Bangkok, Thailand. The teams participate in task required them to perform karaoke. After making a critical mistake, Mark and Michael get into an argument over their commitment to the race.
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
9: Our Parents Will Cry Themselves to Death
The five remaining teams resume the race, this time traveling to Guilin, China. During the Detour, one Racer is frustrated when a dancing judge doesn't understand their question, and two Teams battle each other throughout the leg, leading to a full-blown mat meltdown.
Sunday, April 26th, 2009
10: Having a Baby's Gotta Be Easier Than This
In an Olympic-themed task in Beijing, Teams swim the same distance that Michael Phelps swam in the 400 meter individual medley, and two Teams continue to hold a grudge against each other.
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
11: He Made Me Look Like Alice Cooper
The Racers must eat fried scorpions at a Roadblock, but even the distaste of a scorpion pales in comparison to the cutthroat behavior of a Team that publicly throws another under a bus with a U-Turn.
Sunday, May 10th, 2009
12: This Is How You Lose A Million Dollars
Following a Race that spanned three continents, nine countries and 40,000 miles, Tammy and Victor, Cara and Jaime and Luke and Margie will square off in a grueling final leg that will test their endurance, their memory and one Racer's karma.
Sunday, September 27th, 2009
1: They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street
The teams depart from Los Angeles on a race around the world for one million dollars, competing in two legs: Tokyo, Japan and Ho Chi Minh City and Cai Be, Vietnam.
Sunday, October 4th, 2009
2: It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars
The ten remaining teams depart Cai Be and struggle to combat the hectic pace of Vietnam. One Team puts their own Race in jeopardy by offering to help the competition.
Sunday, October 11th, 2009
3: Sean Penn Cambodia Here We Come
The remaining must now travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where they encounter a chaotic and confusing local market, and attempt to master an ancient form of Khmer "monkey" dancing know as Sva.
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
4: I'm Like Ricky Bobby
The eight remaining teams must now travel to Dubai and find the world's tallest building. One team takes advantage of the only Fast Forward on the entire race. Then they travel out into the desert and search for water. Later, the teams head to Ski Dubai, a stark contrast to the 120 degree desert outside.
Sunday, October 25th, 2009
5: Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs!
The seven remaining teams depart the Souk Madinat Jumeirah pitstop, staying in Dubai. The Roadblock involving retrieving a watch to use to unlock a briefcase and Detours of weighing a half-millon dollars in gold or assembling a dozen hookahs are made even worse by stifling 130° heat. But Mika faces the ultimate test of courage when a six-story waterslide clashes with her dual fears of water and heights.
Sunday, November 1st, 2009
6: This is Not My Finest Hour
Teams go to The Netherlands, One team tells the others a personal secret. Also, the stress of the race is mounting as one contestant breaks down in tears.
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
7: This is the Worst Thing I've Ever Done in My Life
The lack of cooperation hinders one team's efforts at an explosive Detour. Also, during the series' first ever "Switchback," Teams return to one of the most infamous Roadblocks in the history of the show.
Sunday, November 15th, 2009
8: We’re Not Meant for the Swamp
The racers end up knee-deep in Estonian bogs, and two teams are neck and neck in their race to the pit stop.
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
9: We're Not Working With Anybody, Ever, Anymore!
Tempers flare when one team goes back on their word and a Team spirals into last place when their taxi is stolen by another Team.
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
10: It Starts With an “F”, That’s All I’m Saying
One team decides to take a four-hour penalty when they're unable to complete a Roadblock, and another team dodges intoxicated locals while trying to complete their Detour.
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
11: Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound!
A million dollars is at the final three teams' fingertips as they count out a maddening amount of poker chips and race to see "Mr. Las Vegas," who holds the final clue to the one million dollar prize.
Sunday, February 14th, 2010
1: Nanna is Kickin' Your Butt
Eleven Teams depart Los Angeles for Chile, where Racers find themselves dangling 120 feet in the air, battling exhaustion and their fear of heights in order to stay alive in the game, and one Team discovers that Brazilian currency will not get them very far in Chile
Sunday, February 21st, 2010
2: When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head
A Roadblock turns into a recipe for pain when one Racer encounters a moody cow, and things turn sour when a newly formed alliance rubs teams the wrong way.
Sunday, February 28th, 2010
3: Run Like Scalded Dogs!
One team ends up in the hospital with food poisoning while the other teams struggle through cowboy challenges to make it through this leg of the race.
Sunday, March 7th, 2010
4: We Are No Longer In The Bible Belt
Racers must navigate an unfamiliar and confusing train system without their teammates, take a dive over Hamburg and reunite for a nausea-inducing lesson in German gastronomy.
Sunday, March 14th, 2010
5: I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?
A World War I reenactment - complete with air attacks, gunfire and explosions - tests the Racers' nerves, and one Team finds that their cocky attitude may cost them dearly when a Blind U-Turn comes into play
Sunday, March 21st, 2010
6: Cathy Drone?
Racers are less than bubbly after sprinting to the wrong Detour location, and one Racer tests the power of duct tape after their car becomes a casualty of the Race
Sunday, March 28th, 2010
Teams take a stunning helicopter ride to a remote island paradise where they must race with a giant tortoise and search for a message in a bottle at the bottom of the sea
Sunday, April 4th, 2010
8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?
Teams find that luck doesn't pick sides in a sweat-drenched test of endurance where they must choose to face a 153-step climb or take a 35-foot-high lesson in Chingay
Sunday, April 11th, 2010
9: Dumb Did Us In
Tempers and tensions flare when Racers place a target on one Team's back, and feuds come to a head when a U-turn comes into play
Sunday, April 25th, 2010
10: I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily
After noodling their way through their first Roadblock, Teams are forced to complete a second Roadblock, and the fate of two Teams lies in the hands of confused cabbies
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
11: They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language
The Final 4 teams struggle with the language barrier in Shanghai while sorting through hundreds of golden Buddhas and thousands of Chinese stamps in their pursuit for a spot in the Final 3.
Sunday, May 9th, 2010
12: Huger Than Huge
With the million-dollar prize on the line, Racers come face-to-face with Darth Vader, and Teams drop all pretense of friendliness after a cut in line cuts into another Team's time while an angry confrontation awaits another at the finish line, on the 16th season finale of THE AMAZING RACE
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
1: They Don't Call It the Amazing Race for Nothin'!
The 11 teams begin their worldwide journey; the team that finishes the challenge in first place earns a game-changing advantage.
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
2: A Kiss Saves the Day
The ten remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Eastnor Castle in England to continue their race around the world for one million dollars.
Sunday, October 10th, 2010
3: In Phil We Trust
The remaining teams continue racing in Leg 3, where a challenging detour tests one couple's relationship, while another team's Racer requires medical attention, threatening their position in the competition.
Sunday, October 17th, 2010
4: We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads
The nine remaining teams set off from the Pit Stop at Awusa Ntso's house in Ghana on the fourth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
Sunday, October 24th, 2010
5: Tastes Like a Million Dollars
The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop along the Norwegian border in Swedish Lapland on the fifth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
Sunday, October 31st, 2010
6: Run, Babushka, Run
The race continues in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Sunday, November 7th, 2010
7: I Want to Be In the Circus, That's Where I Belong
Teams are clowning around when they learn a traditional Russian circus act, but it's no joke when multiple teams make a critical error and misread a clue, jeopardizing their positions in the Race.
Sunday, November 14th, 2010
8: Ali Baba In a Suit
The six remaining teams continue on the eighth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
Sunday, November 21st, 2010
9: There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets
The five remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Al Alam Palace in Oman on the ninth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
Sunday, November 28th, 2010
10: I Hate Chinese Food
The remaining teams continue with the tenth leg of The Amazing Race.
Sunday, December 5th, 2010
11: I'm Surrounded By Ninjas
The final four teams travel to South Korea where they battle it out on water and ice to make the final three in the penultimate leg of the race.
Sunday, December 12th, 2010
12: Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm In a Race.
The final three teams soar to new heights over Southern California, competing in the final leg for a shot at the million-dollar prize and, for two teams, the chance to become the first ever all-female team to win the series.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
1: Head Down and Hold On
The 18th season begins with 11 former teams who failed to win returning for a chance to claim the $1 million prize. The race starts in Palm Springs, Cal., and continues in Sydney, Australia, where the teams swim with sharks and receive a surprise from Phil at the pit stop.
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
2: I Never Looked So Foolish In My Whole Entire Life
The race continues in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
Sunday, March 6th, 2011
3: We Had a Lot of Evil Spirits Apparently
The race continues in Tokyo.
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
4: This Is the Most Stupid Day Ever
The race continues in Lijiang, located in the Yunnan Province of China.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
5: Don't Ruin the Basketball Game
Continuing with the clue Phil provided at the Eternal Tower in Lijiang, China, the teams head back to Kunming with the knowledge there would be a Double U-Turn ahead. A long wait for a train turned into a friendly basketball game with Flight Time and Big Easy. Pointed from the Dounan Flower Market to the Golden Horse and Jade Cock arches, the Detour awaited: teams could "Honor the Past" by arranging dolls by memory only to match a traditional Tibetan dance troupe, or "Embrace the Future" by assembling a solar water heater. Directed to the Stone Forest from the clue at the Double U-Turn, the Roadblock required safe assembly of a model of a dilophosaurus to earn the location of the Pit Stop: Green Lake Park.
Sunday, March 27th, 2011
6: I Feel Like a Monkey In a Circus Parade
Overwhelmed by a swarming sea of people on the congested streets of India, one team narrowly dodges a traffic collision while another's clumsiness threatens to spoil their chances of acing the Detour.
Sunday, April 10th, 2011
7: You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win
The seven remaining teams depart from the Fountain of Joy in Kolkata, India for the seventh leg of the race.
Sunday, April 17th, 2011
8: I Cannot Deal With Your Psycho Behavior
Confronted by a psychological Detour, teams try to avoid making a Freudian slip in the slick streets of Austria, and a hefty meal proves to be too big for some teams' stomachs
Sunday, April 24th, 2011
9: We're Good American People
The remaining teams are put on edge when a Double U-Turn is revealed; a team has a hard time consuming a Swiss delicacy.
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
10: Too Many Cooks In the Kitchen
The race continues in Zermatt, Switzerland
Sunday, May 8th, 2011
11: This Is Where It Ends (1)
The final four teams race through Rio de Janeiro before heading to the finish line in Miami as the season concludes.
Sunday, May 8th, 2011
12: This Is Where It Ends (2)
The final four teams race through Rio de Janeiro before heading to the finish line in Miami as the season concludes.
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
1: Kindness of Strangers
The race sets off for a new global adventure as Teams depart for Taipei, Taiwan. Plus, one team's position in the game is put in serious jeopardy when they lose their passport less than an hour into the Race.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
2: The Sprint of Our Life
The teams depart from the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei, Taiwan, and travel to Yogyakarta, Indonesia with the knowledge that a double-elimination awaits at the Pit Stop. A Roadblock makes racers spelunk into Goa Jomblang to find a mask and dagger to trade for the next clue, which Bill and Cathi have to await to do when confronted with their Speed Bump. The Detour gives everyone a choice to either "Shake Their Money Maker" by dancing and playing music in the streets for donations, or "Be a Ticket Taker" by parking rider's motorbikes. However, following directions when giving their earnings to an orphanage in exchange for the Pit Stop proves tricky for most, leading to a scramble to check in at Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
3: Don't Lay Down On Me Now
The nine remaining teams depart from the Kraton Palace in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. One Team is stranded in Indonesia as they watch their competition race by, and two Teams join forces to push through a mind-numbing mental challenge.
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
4: This Is Gonna Be a Fine Mess
Teams struggle with an underwater challenge which threatens their positions in the game, and one team's love for the outdoors comes in handy during a tough climbing challenge.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
5: I Feel Like I'm In the Circus
Fearing they have broken the rules, one team takes a risk that could cost them the Race. Meanwhile, an unwanted speed bump turns into a dream excursion for Liz and Marie, but will it push them even farther back.
Sunday, October 30th, 2011
6: We Love Your Country Already; It Is Very Spacious
After falling to the back of the pack, a disheartened racer is encouraged by the spirit of the local workers, and it’s an intense foot race to the first-ever Pit Stop in Malawi.
Sunday, November 6th, 2011
7: Move Goat
Teams race through Malawi where a puzzling patriotic Roadblock causes one team to fall behind. Also, with a Double U-Turn on the line, teams must choose whether to sabotage their fellow Racers for a chance at first place.
Sunday, November 13th, 2011
8: Super Shady
The Race travels to Copenhagen for the first time, where one Racer learns the meaning of two left feet and a double U-turn jeopardizes team positions in the Race.
Sunday, November 20th, 2011
9: It's Speedo Time
After a potentially game-changing error, one team hopes for a lucky break, and donning only a Speedo for their Detour task, Racers get in touch with their inner exhibitionists.
Sunday, November 27th, 2011
10: Release the Brake!
Racers put the pedal to the metal and shift into high gear when they take a thrilling test drive, and results are far from sweet when teams also try to recreate classic Belgian waffles.
Sunday, December 4th, 2011
11: We Are Charlie Chaplin
The final four teams make their way to Panama City, where they come face-to-face with their fears as they take in astonishing views of the city skyline.
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
12: Go Out and Get It Done
After racing through 4 continents, 20 cities and nearly 40,000 miles, the final three teams race to Atlanta, Georgia, where a smooth landing evades one team as their competition soars. In the end, the winning team is crowned and awarded the $1 million dollar prize.
Sunday, February 19th, 2012
1: Tears of a Clown
As 11 Teams depart Santa Barbara, California for Santa Barbara, Argentina, one team struggles to keep their nerves at bay. Meanwhile, Teams quickly discover winning $1 million may be tougher than expected when they find themselves skydiving from a plane at 10,000 feet.
Sunday, February 26th, 2012
2: You Know I'm Not As Smart As You
Teams race through Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the stress of the Race causes one Team to break down into tears. Meanwhile, chaos ensues when Racers are required to sharpen their numerical skills at the world's largest cattle market.
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
3: Bust Me Right In the Head with It
The Race travels to Paraguay for the first time ever, as Teams struggle to produce during a fruity challenge, and Racers face a harsh reality if they fail to perfect a local balancing act.
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
4: Taste Your Salami
The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Escalinata de Antequera in Asuncion, Paraguay. An unexpected beheading occurs as teams polish off a dirty task, and a random act of kindness leaves one team in tears.
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
5: Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence
The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Piazza Castello in Turin, Italyand make their way via train and car to the German state of Bavaria, with Bopper and Mark knowing a Speed Bump awaits them. Teams scour King Ludwig's quarters in the same castle that served as the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle, and tempers flare during one Team's walk through a snowy labyrinth.
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
6: This Is Wicked Strange
The seven remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Landhannes Farm in Bavaria and fly to Baku, Azerbaijan. Two Teams hit the hay to see how well they stack up and Racers break out the sponges for an oily detour.
Sunday, April 8th, 2012
7: I Didn't Make Her Cry
The six remaining teams set off from Baku, Azerbaijan on the seventh leg of the race. The disagreement that has been building up all season culminates in this episode.
Sunday, April 15th, 2012
8: Let Them Drink Their Haterade
The Race takes an unexpected turn when an early alliance is betrayed, and an unforgiving team savors the opportunity to exact their revenge in a game twist.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
9: Bollywood Travolta
Gender disparities cause one Team to lose faith when a challenge seems insurmountable, and emotions run high as a Racer must weigh their own well-being against their future in the game.
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
10: I Need Hair to Be Pretty
One determined Racer powers through pain in the wake of a physical misstep, and teams pull out all of the bells and whistles for a larger than life challenge.
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
11: It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires (1)
The final four Teams battle for the $1 million prize in a grueling two-hour season finale that starts in Japan and concludes in Hawaii, where Teams hit the waves to put their rescue mission skills to the test.
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
12: It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires (2)
Sunday, September 30th, 2012
1: Double Your Money
Eleven two-member teams race around the world and vie for a $1 million grand prize. If the pair who win the first leg of the race also win the final leg, they will collect $2 million. In the Season 21 opener, the duos race to Shanghai, China.
Sunday, October 7th, 2012
2: Long Hair, Don't Care
The race continues in Surabaya, Indonesia. One Team makes a bold move, but it could cost them the game, while another Racer breaks down amid the frustration of a Roadblock.
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
3: There's No Crying In Baseball
As Teams continue racing through Indonesia, they discover that it's every Team for themselves as they encounter a Double U-Turn, and Teams start to feel the heat of the Race as their heads are set ablaze.
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
4: Funky Monkey
As Teams arrive in Bangladesh, the game gets heated as one Racer's enthusiasm pushes their competition to the breaking point. Meanwhile, one Team performs the unpleasant task of working as "rat collectors."
Sunday, October 28th, 2012
5: Chill Out, Freak
Teams crumble amidst the intense heat of Bangladesh and emotions propel one Team through the leg after they receive disappointing news from home.
Sunday, November 4th, 2012
6: Get Your Sexy On
The seven remaining teams briefly leave Asia for Europe, before being instructed to travel to the Asian side of Istanbul. One team falls behind after making an incorrect decision with public transportation, while goat farmers Josh & Brent battle to survive their Speed Bump. Meanwhile, in a race first, one team steals another's money.
Sunday, November 11th, 2012
7: Off to See the Wizard
The six remaining teams are instructed to fly to Moscow, Russia, but a delayed flight leaves two teams flailing behind. After teams take on a challenging Detour, one team finds themselves in a potentially fatal situation,
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
8: We Was Robbed
As the competition heats up in Moscow, James and Abba continue on their quest to recover a lost passport. Meanwhile, an ankle injury takes its toll on one racer and threatens the team’s ability to finish a challenge.
Sunday, November 25th, 2012
9: Fishy Kiss
Teams are instructed to fly to Amsterdam, but one team experiences déjà vu at Frankfurt International Airport, sending them spiralling to the back of the pack. Meanwhile, three teams conspire to eliminate the biggest threats of the race at the race's second Double U-Turn.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
10: Not a Well-Rounded Athlete
The four remaining teams fly to Mallorca, Spain, where they hit the tennis courts in the hometown of Rafael Nadal. One team struggles to operate their car, while more than one team is forced to overcome injury to fight for a spot in the last two legs.
Sunday, December 9th, 2012
11: Take Down That Million (1)
The final four teams race through France and then fly to New York City, where they face a Houdini-inspired challenge before running to the finish line to claim the $1 million top prize.
Sunday, December 9th, 2012
12: Take Down That Million (2)
The final four teams race through France and then fly to New York City, where they face a Houdini-inspired challenge before running to the finish line to claim the $1 million top prize.
Sunday, February 17th, 2013
1: Business in the Front, Party in the Back
Eleven new teams begin racing on the twenty-second edition of The Amazing Race. Their first stop is the island paradise of Bora Bora, where rows of sandcastles threaten to be the downfall of multiple teams. Meanwhile, in a race first, the winner of the first leg is awarded two Express Passes, one of which must be delegated to another team.
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
2: Loose Lips Sink Ships
The ten remaining teams continue their race through Bora Bora, where one team comes face to face with their fear of deep water. Meanwhile, another team experiences navigational problems on the water, opening the door for a possible comeback from the two penalised teams from the previous leg.
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
3: Like James Bond Again
One team continues to struggle with a debilitating injury; in New Zealand, the racers participate in a "shemozzle" race.
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
4: I Love Monkeys!
Stress makes one contestant cry; a team makes history while trying to stay in the game.
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
5: Your Tan Is Totally Cool
As the contestants face a double U-turn in Hanoi, Vietnam, one team receives crushing news.
Sunday, March 24th, 2013
6: Scorpion King Hunter
Racers hunt for scorpions in Africa; one team confronts another for using a U-Turn against them.
Sunday, March 31st, 2013
7: Be Safe and Don't Hit a Cow
Teams are caught in an African speed trap jeopardizing their future on the Race, and for the first time, Racers put their skills to the test when asked to water ski with crocodiles.
Sunday, April 14th, 2013
8: My Cheese Is Out of Control
Teams race through Switzerland where they grapple with giant wheels of cheese in a return to a classic Race challenge "Switchback," and Racers are on the edge when they dangle thousands of feet in the air traversing the north face of Eiger mountain.
Sunday, April 21st, 2013
9: The Ultimate Fun House
The final five teams plunge 37 stories through the sky and tackle a psychedelic labyrinth in Berlin, Germany.
Sunday, April 28th, 2013
10: Working Our Barrels Off
With a chance to compete in the finale on the line, the final five teams race through Scotland, where they encounter a double U-turn that puts two teams in jeopardy of elimination.
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
11: Beacon of Hope (1)
After the final four teams go bog snorkeling in Belfast, Ireland, one team's race comes to an end; the three remaining teams scour historic landmarks in Washington, D.C.; the winning team is determined. Part one of two.
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
12: Beacon of Hope (2)
After the final four teams go bog snorkeling in Belfast, Ireland, one team's race comes to an end; the three remaining teams scour historic landmarks in Washington, D.C.; the winning team is determined. Part two of two.
Sunday, September 29th, 2013
1: We're Not In Oklahoma No More
The 23rd season begins in Los Angeles with 11 two-member teams flying to Chile where they take to the sky for paragliding. Also: Misreading a clue lands one pair up a creek without a paddle; and the race heats up when one team steals another duo's taxi.
Sunday, October 6th, 2013
2: Zip It, Bingo
Racers take a salt bath in Santiago, Chile; one team makes a communication blunder at a bus stop.
Sunday, October 13th, 2013
3: King Arthur Style
A team hopes for a big reward when they take a risk in Portugal; racers face a knightly road block.
Sunday, October 20th, 2013
4: Beards In the Wind
Racers take a plunge into the Arctic in Svolvaer, Norway; Marie and Tim have a tough decision to make.
Sunday, October 27th, 2013
5: Get Our Groove On
The racers try to keep up during a polka challenge in Gdansk, Poland; teams are impacted by a double U-turn.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
6: Choir Boy At Heart
A team is faced with temptation; the racers sing with the Vienna Boys' Choir; an intense dispute occurs.
Sunday, November 10th, 2013
7: Speed Dating Is the Worst
In Abu Dhabi, the teams rappel almost 200 feet and race cars at high speeds.
Sunday, November 17th, 2013
8: One Hot Camel
Teams escape desert heat with a white-water rafting ride; two teams are faced their second double U-turn.
Sunday, November 24th, 2013
9: Part Like the Red Sea
The final five teams make mistakes while under pressure in Bandung, Indonesia; a relationship suffers.
Sunday, December 1st, 2013
10: Cobra In My Teeth
The final four teams eat snake in Indonesia; a challenging road block pushes racers to the boiling point.
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
11: Amazing "Crazy" Race (1)
The final teams take part in a human bowling competition in Tokyo; one team wins $1 million.
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
12: Amazing "Crazy" Race (2)
The final teams take part in a human bowling competition in Tokyo; one team wins $1 million.
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
1: Back in the Saddle
Eleven all-star teams compete for a chance to win the $1 million top prize as the 24th season begins. However, in a dramatic twist, one duo won't make it to the starting line. The other pairs jet off to Guangzhou, China.
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
2: Baby Bear's Soup
Mallory and Mark struggle with communication and a major mistake puts them in jeopardy.
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
3: Welcome to the Jungle
The race continues in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The teams face rapids in the Malaysian jungle on homemade rafts; a team fights to stay in the running after taxi trouble.
Sunday, March 16th, 2014
4: Smarter, Not Harder
The race continues in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A racer pours blood and tears into a roadblock; a particularly difficult detour makes a racer melt down.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
5: Can't Make Fish Bite
Teams face struggles as they go fishing for their next clue in Sri Lanka.
Sunday, March 30th, 2014
6: Down and Dirty
The teams are in Sri Lanka, where an exhausting Roadblock drains the racers of all their strength. Also, an epic race through the countryside ends with a footrace to the Pit Stop.
Sunday, April 13th, 2014
7: The Gladiators Are Here!
The racers square off with Roman gladiators in a medieval detour; three teams make a deal in hope of avoiding elimination.
Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Six teams encounter a double U-turn; one team considers a major decision.
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
9: Accidental Alliance
Tension rises as the finish line gets closer; three teams form an alliance.
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
10: Bull Down
A double U-turn in Spain threatens the alliance; one team's future is threatened by a possibly game-changing injury.
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
11: Hei Ho Heidi Ho
The final four teams have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Liverpool, England; a misinterpretation puts one team in jeopardy.
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
12: Do You Believe in Magic?
The teams race through Las Vegas, where they face a final challenge designed by magician David Copperfield.
Friday, September 26th, 2014
1: Go Big or Go Home
The teams begin their adventures in New York's Times Square, where a game-changing element is introduced. Contestants take a gut-wrenching leap of faith.
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
2: When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go
The Race continues through London, England, where the Express Pass is on the line, but several teams’ hopes of a first-place finish are capsized while boating in a punt in Oxford.
Friday, October 10th, 2014
3: Get Your Sheep Together
The race continues in Scotland's Shetland Islands, where the teams must corral an unruly flock of sheep through an obstacle course.
Friday, October 17th, 2014
4: Thinly Sliced Anchovies
The race continues in Copenhagen where the dentists realize they may need to use their “Save” during a painstaking Detour. Later, one team's lack of communication leads to a massive meltdown on the mat.
Friday, October 24th, 2014
5: Morocc' and Roll
As a double U-turn looms in the exotic city of Marrakech, Morocco, contestants suspect each other of playing dirty.
Friday, October 31st, 2014
6: I Feel Like I Just Kissed a Goat
Racers struggle on a frightening road block when they are suspended above the Atlas mountains.
Friday, November 7th, 2014
7: Pretty Fly for a Food Scientist
As the teams race through Palermo, Sicily, unlikely alliances are formed; contestants must beat the clock during a high-octane go-cart race.
Friday, November 21st, 2014
8: Hot Sexy Knights
The race continues in Valletta, Malta, where teams are thrown off balance when they must serve drinks to the knights of Malta. Also, a blind Detour leaves racers on a slippery slope.
Friday, November 28th, 2014
9: You're Taking My Tan Off
The race continues in Singapore where a dangerous misstep leaves one competitor dangling 600 feet above the ground. Also: A traditional Asian detox leaves some teams writhing in pain.
Friday, December 5th, 2014
10: Smells Like Dirty Tube Socks
The contestants get muddy with an ornery ox in Manila, Philippines, during an unforgettable switchback challenge.
Friday, December 12th, 2014
11: Hooping It Up
The race continues in the Philippines where two strong teams make a mistake that could cost them a chance to win the $1 million. At the pit stop, Phil greets the racers with some shocking news.
Friday, December 19th, 2014
12: All or Nothing
The final teams race to the finish line in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
1: Great Way to Start a Relationship
Season 26 begins with 11 dating couples, including five pairs who meet for the first time at the starting line at California's Castaic Lake. The pairs navigate a muddy obstacle course before flying to Tokyo where they will face a double U-Turn.
Friday, February 27th, 2015
2: I Got the Smartest Dude
The race continues in Nagano, Japan, where teams take on an Olympic-sized Detour and one pair take a tumble that threatens to jeopardize their chances in the race.
Friday, March 6th, 2015
Tension rise in Phuket, Thailand as one team forgets their fanny pack, putting them behind; and one Racer celebrates the end of the leg when they pop a very special question.
Friday, March 13th, 2015
4: The Great Amazing Nasty Race
Teams face a race within the Race when they attempt to navigate the chaotic streets of Bangkok, and Racers eat a traditional delicacy — a “1,000 year old egg”.
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
5: Get In That Lederhosen, Baby
Racers strap on lederhosen for a trip to Oktoberfest in Bavaria, Germany, and one team finds their race in jeopardy after losing their fanny pack.
Friday, April 10th, 2015
6: Smells Like a Million Bucks
For the first time, the Race travels to Monaco, where one team takes a big risk to gain an edge on the competition.
Friday, April 17th, 2015
7: Back in Business
Teams fly to the Namibian capital of Windhoek where teams construct traditional dwellings and get up close with the local wildlife, but a flat tire deflates one team's hopes of leading the pack.
Friday, April 17th, 2015
8: Moment of Truth
Teams race across Namibia where they are tasked with interpreting a clue in German, before sparks fly at the Double U-Turn board when battle lines are drawn.
Friday, April 24th, 2015
9: Can I Get a Hot Tub!
The competition heats up as the final five teams race to Amsterdam and take a dip in a floating hot tub in search of their next clue.
Friday, May 1st, 2015
10: Fruits of Our Labor
The final five teams travel to Peru, where the Race gets physical and teams use their fitness trackers to help find their next clue. Also, Blair and Hayley's communication issues reach a boiling point.
Friday, May 8th, 2015
11: In It to Win It
In the penultimate leg, the final four teams race through Peru for a spot in the finale and a chance at the $1 million prize.
Friday, May 15th, 2015
12: Monster Truck Heroes
With the one million dollar prize on the line, the final teams race from Peru to Dallas, where they go to great heights at the top of AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, join a Texas cattle ranch and rappel 500 feet down the Reunion Tower.
Friday, September 25th, 2015
1: A Little Too Much Beefcake
Eleven new teams take off on the journey of a lifetime from Venice Beach, Calif. and head for Rio de Janeiro, where teams take a thrilling helicopter ride and face a huge decision at the Fast Forward.
Friday, October 2nd, 2015
2: Get In There and Think Like a Dog
Teams travel to the birthplace of Pope Francis, where they visit the church where he was baptized. Also, Racers are driven up a wall when they learn a tango with a twist.
Friday, October 9th, 2015
3: Where My Dogs At?
Contestants must pay attention to detail during a meaty challenge and one team's mistake leads to a penalty.
Friday, October 16th, 2015
4: Good Old Fashioned Spit in the Face
As Racers soar high above the breathtaking Victoria Falls toward a double U-turn, Team Texas uses their express pass in the hopes of eliminating The Green Team.
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
5: King of the Jungle
Teams conquer their fears in Zambia, Africa, when they plunge more than 250 feet over the Zambezi River, feed a trio of crocodiles, and walk with lions through the jungle.
Friday, October 30th, 2015
6: My Tongue Doesn't Even Twist That Way
Teams travel to Paris where Racers soar high above the French countryside and “drop mics” with a popular French rapper.
Friday, November 6th, 2015
7: Full Speed Ahead, Captain!
One Team risks falling to the back of the pack after taking a break to sight-see, and Racers take a big jump when faced with a Double-Dutch Detour.
Friday, November 13th, 2015
8: Krakow, I'm Gonna Get You
Teams hit the town in Krakow, Poland with local street musicians to earn a hard day’s pay.
Friday, November 20th, 2015
9: It's Always the Quiet Ones
With only six teams remaining, the competition heats up when Racers face a U-Turn, and some teams enjoy the sweet taste of victory after a candy making challenge.
Friday, November 27th, 2015
10: Bring the Fun, Baby!
Racers face a third U-turn for the first time in the show's history, and teams try to power through an exhausting, late night detour on their way to an Indian wedding.
Friday, December 4th, 2015
11: It’s Not Easy Beating Green
The final four teams race through Hong Kong and Macau, China where they take part in a spectacular water show at The House of Dancing Water and compete for a chance to race in the final leg.
Friday, December 11th, 2015
12: We Got a Chance, Baby!
The final 3 teams race to Long Island, New York where, after five continents, 10 countries, and more than 34,000 miles, one will be crowned winners and awarded the $1 million prize.
Friday, February 12th, 2016
1: I Should've Been a Boy Scout
In a series first, 11 new teams of social media stars depart from their own homes all across the country and head for Mexico City, where they set off fireworks and dig deep at an archaeological Roadblock.
Friday, February 19th, 2016
2: You Look Like Gollum
For the first time ever, the Race travels to Colombia, where Racers go mud-diving for emeralds in a volcano.
Friday, February 26th, 2016
3: Bros Being Jocks
The race continues in Columbia, where claustrophobia could prevent a racer from going deep into the catacombs to retrieve their next clue.
Friday, March 4th, 2016
4: Get It Trending
A romance blossoms between two racers, and teams are caught in one of the largest-ever footraces to the mat for first place.
Friday, March 11th, 2016
5: We're Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today
The Race reaches new heights as teams climb 15,000 feet in the French Alps, and one team may be in jeopardy of elimination after dropping their clue down a mountain.
Friday, April 1st, 2016
6: Let the Good Times Roll
For the first time, teams travel to Yerevan, Armenia, where an express pass is on the line for the winner of the leg.
Friday, April 8th, 2016
7: Welcome to Bloody Fingers 101
Teams travel to the country of Georgia where they learn how to make a traditional candy and go deep into the trenches at an old Georgian winery.
Friday, April 15th, 2016
8: I Have a Wedgie and a Half
Teams travel to Dubai where they race camels and swim with sharks.
Friday, April 22nd, 2016
9: Salt That Sand!
In a tight race to the mat, teams row and swim to the Pit Stop located on a boat, where the losers walk the plank and are eliminated.
Friday, April 29th, 2016
10: Monkey Dance!
Racers embark on a gut wrenching, 40-foot plunge and teams make a difficult decision when faced with a double U-turn.
Friday, May 6th, 2016
11: That's Money, Honey
The final four teams race for a spot in the finale and a high-stakes foot race to the mat will mark the end of one more team's journey.
Friday, May 13th, 2016
12: The Only First That Matters
As the final three teams race from Shenzhen, China to Santa Barbara, California for the final leg of the Race, they face a gut-wrenching leap of faith: jump off a building more than 150 feet high and perform a harrowing task of synchronized mountaineering.
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
1: We're Coming For You, Phil!
Season 29 begins with 22 strangers meeting at the starting line in Los Angeles and then pairing up to form 11 teams who then fly to the first destination, Panama City.
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
2: Scared Spitless
Teams travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil where tensions rise between two teams when one goes back on their word.
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
3: Bucket List Type Stuff
Racers travel to Zanzibar, Tanzania where teams build and deliver desks to a local school. Also, tensions rise when teams face a blind double U-turn, and one team's Race may be in jeopardy when they misplace their passports.
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
4: Another One Bites the Dust
A previously played U-turn causes friction between two teams in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
5: Have Faith in Me, Broski
Racers take on a record setting Roadblock by helping build a 13-story bonfire in Alesund, Norway.
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
6: Double U-Turn Ahead
Several teams come together and target one set of Racers at the double U-turn in Lake Como, Italy.
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
7: Have Fun and Get It Done
Teams race through Venice, Italy where one team reaches a breaking point in a frantic search for a water taxi.
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
8: Good Job, Donkey
The race continues in Athens, Greece.
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
9: I Thought We Were Playing It Nice
An extreme fear of heights paralyzes one Racer at a Roadblock when faced with bungee jumping 240 feet from a bridge into the Corinth Canal.
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
10: Riding a Bike is Like Riding a Bike
Teams battle the scorching heat while transporting shrimp baskets for one mile to a local fisherman, and one Racer approaches their breaking point during the exhausting Roadblock.
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
11: As Easy As Stacking Cups
The final four teams race through Seoul, South Korea to clinch a spot in the finale and a chance to race for the one million dollar prize.
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
12: We’re Going to Victory Lane
The final three teams race to Chicago where they must complete their last challenges within the city's most iconic landmarks, including Wrigley Field, the home of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, before they dash to the finish line. After nine countries, 17 cities, and 36,000 miles, one team will be crowned the winners of the amazing race and awarded the one million dollar prize.
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
1: You're a Champion, Prove It
The Race kicks off from Washington Square Park in New York City with some of the most competitive and accomplished pairs of racers ever. Teams travel to Iceland, where they must traverse a massive canyon high above the Geitargljufur River.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
2: You're the Best French Fry Ever
For the first time ever, teams square off head-to-head in Antwerp, Belgium, to earn their place on the mat and avoid elimination.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
3: It's Gonna Be a Fragrant Day
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
4: Gotta Put Your Sole Into It
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
5: Leg 5