The Amazing Race 3
|The Amazing Race 3|
|Season run||October 2, 2002
– December 18, 2002
|Filming dates||August 9, 2002
– September 7, 2002
|No. of episodes||11|
|Winning team||Flo Pesenti & Zach Behr|
|Distance traveled||41,000 miles (66,000 km)|
|No. of legs||13|
|All-Stars||Teri & Ian Pollack,
John Vito Pietanza & Jill Aquilino
|Season 2 ◄ Chronology ► Season 4|
The Amazing Race 3 is the third installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. This season featured 12 teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world, making it the first season to have 12 teams. It premiered on October 2, 2002 and ended on December 18, 2002.
Friends Flo Pesenti and Zach Behr were the winners of this Race, with Flo becoming the first female winner in the race's history.
The complete season was released on DVD, November 22, 2011, exclusively on Amazon.com via their CreateSpace program.
- 1 Production
- 2 Results
- 3 Episode title quotes
- 4 Prizes
- 5 Race summary
- 5.1 Leg 1 (United States → Mexico)
- 5.2 Leg 2 (Mexico)
- 5.3 Leg 3 (Mexico → United Kingdom)
- 5.4 Leg 4 (United Kingdom → Portugal)
- 5.5 Leg 5 (Portugal → Morocco)
- 5.6 Leg 6 (Morocco)
- 5.7 Leg 7 (Morocco → Austria & Germany)
- 5.8 Leg 8 (Germany → Switzerland)
- 5.9 Leg 9 (Switzerland)
- 5.10 Leg 10 (Switzerland → Malaysia → Singapore)
- 5.11 Leg 11 (Singapore → Vietnam)
- 5.12 Leg 12 (Vietnam)
- 5.13 Leg 13 (Vietnam → United States)
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Development and Filming
The third season of The Amazing Race traveled a total of 41,000 miles (66,000 km) across four continents and 13 countries (a record later matched by The Amazing Race 10), all of which were newly visited, unlike previous seasons. One of the new countries, Spain, was not featured for this season but would be visited again in The Amazing Race 10. Filming began on August 9, 2002 and finished on September 7, 2002.
During Leg 3, Dennis and Andrew (the first father/son team on the series) won the Fast Forward, yet were eliminated on the same leg—a first in the show's history. This would not happen again until Leg 10 of The Amazing Race 20, 17 seasons later. This team received headlines before the season began due to Dennis being a conservative Southern Baptist and Andrew an openly gay cheerleader. Andrew later returned to blog on CBS.com's Return of the Racers for seasons 9, 10, and 11.
During Leg 4, Heather and Eve were the first team to arrive at the Pit Stop in Portugal, but they misread a clue that told them to walk to the Pit Stop rather than take a taxi. They proceeded to walk the rest of the way, but received a seven-minute time penalty for the advantage gained (the second team arrived seven minutes later), plus an additional 30 minutes. Since all of the other teams arrived at the Pit Stop less than 37 minutes afterward, Heather and Eve became the first team ever to arrive first at a Pit Stop yet still be eliminated. Heather and Eve later stated in interviews that one of the production crew traveling with them told them it was OK to take the cab, though production has stated that this is not true, and would be irrelevant in any case because the clues are not open to subjective directions.
During Leg 5, teams were required to drive marked vehicles more than 100 miles from Portugal to the port in Algeciras, Spain. Four of the eight teams incorrectly fueled their cars using unleaded gasoline instead of diesel, causing the cars to become inoperable. The four stricken teams handled the situation very differently: Teri and Ian recovered almost immediately when Ian borrowed a siphoning line from a gas station, drained the tank, and refilled with diesel; Flo and Zach oddly found an open repair shop in the middle of the night that fixed their vehicle; Aaron and Arianne called for a tow truck and were taken to a different repair place after a very long delay; and Kathy and Michael had the car brought back to the station, left it overnight, and became the last team to get underway with a fixed car (which contributed to their elimination).
During Leg 6, Andre and Damon were officially detained when their taxi took them far out of the way in Morocco and they encountered a local official who wanted to seize their passports. Andre and Damon refused, and the show's security team had to come help them out of the situation.
During Vietnam legs, all route markers were colored solid yellow instead of red and yellow. This was done to avoid confusion with the former South Vietnamese national flag, which is also red and yellow.
During post-race interviews during the premiere episode for All-Stars, Ian claimed that they were less than 2 minutes behind Flo & Zach at the finish line.
The cast of The Amazing Race 3 was increased to 12 teams and included soccer moms, law school graduates, a Vietnam War veteran, and a set of model twins. Jill and her brother F.T. originally applied for Season 1. Later, her brother was killed in 9/11 and John Vito and Jill applied in remembrance of him.
Teri and Ian along with John Vito and Jill were selected to compete in The Amazing Race All-Stars among a cast of returning teams from seasons 1-10.
Zach later worked on NBC's production crew for the 2004 Summer Olympics. He later married Elyse Steinberg in Hopewell Junction, New York and is now a camera operator for MTV. Michael and Kathy got married in Italy and are now parents.
Aaron (of Aaron and Arianne) accidentally stumbled upon one of the pit stops of Season 6 while backpacking in Europe.
Flo and Drew got together romantically and dated for several years after the race ended. They declined to race in the All-Stars because Flo thought the race brought out the worst in her, and also because she did not want to do the race without Zach (who was not asked to join All Stars). Flo is now Dan Abrams' girlfriend and the couple announced in January 2012 that they were expecting their first child.
This season also featured Gurmit Singh, who handed the clues during the Leg 10 Detour. He stars in a Singaporean TV series called Phua Chu Kang. Miss Singapore Universe 2001 Jaime Teo appeared as the local greeter in Singapore leg.
This season had four official sponsors, Royal Caribbean International, Kodak, American Express and T-Mobile. Besides trips, Royal Caribbean provided prizes in vacation tours on each team arrives first in Pit Stop.
In 2003, this installment of the race won the inaugural Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality/Competition Program.
The following teams participated in the Race, each listed along with their placements in each leg and relationships as identified by the program. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television, owing to the inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:
|Team||Relationship||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks performed|
|Flo & Zach||Friends||2nd||5th||3rd||2nd||4th3||2nd||1stƒ||2nd||5th||3rd||2nd||3rd||1st||Flo 1, Zach 10|
|Teri & Ian||Married Parents||9th||10th||9th||5th||6th||1stƒ||4th||3rd||4th||4th||1st||1st||2nd||Teri 2, Ian 9|
|Ken & Gerard||Brothers||1stƒ||6th||2nd||1st||1st||3rd||5th||4th||2nd||2nd||3rd||2nd||3rd||Ken 6, Gerard 6|
|Derek & Drew||Twins/Models||11th||1stƒ||1st||3rd||3rd||4th||2nd||1st||3rd||1st||4th7||Derek 6, Drew 4|
|John Vito & Jill||Dating||5th||7th||7th||6th||4th3||5th||3rd||5th||1stƒ||5th||John Vito 5, Jill 3|
|Andre & Damon||Cop & Fireman||7th1||8th||8th||4th||2nd||6th||6th5||Andre 2, Damon 3|
|Aaron & Arianne||Lifelong Friends||3rd||2nd||4th||8th||7th||7th||Aaron 3, Arianne 2|
|Michael & Kathy||Long-Distance Dating||4th||4th||6th||7th||8th||Michael 3, Kathy 04|
|Heather & Eve||Law School Roommates||6th||3rd||5th||9th2||Heather 3, Eve 0|
|Dennis & Andrew||Father/Son||8th||9th||10thƒ||Dennis 0, Andrew 1|
|Tramel & Talicia||Brother/Sister||10th||11th||Tramel 1, Talicia 0|
|Gina & Sylvia||Soccer Moms||12th||Gina 0, Sylvia 0|
- A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
- An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team was the last to arrive at a pit stop in a non-elimination leg of the race.
- A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue. If placed next to a leg number, this indicates that the Fast Forward was available for that leg but not used.
- ^ Andre & Damon initially arrived 7th, but since they didn't follow the donkey route correctly, they were issued a 78-minute penalty and started the next leg in 9th. They then overslept an extra three minutes at the start of the next leg, while Dennis & Andrew and Teri & Ian are now departed 7th and 8th place.
- ^ Heather & Eve initially arrived 1st, but they took a taxi instead of traveling on foot to the Pit Stop as the clue had specified. However, they were returned along with the last team – Aaron & Arianne – and sat together with Phil. Heather & Eve were issued a 37-minute penalty. Aaron & Arianne were checked in and they were still in the Race, resulting in Heather & Eve being eliminated.
- a b Flo & Zach and John Vito & Jill both agreed to a 4th place tie after both teams stepped on the Pit Stop mat at the same time.
- ^ It is unknown whether Michael or Kathy performed the Roadblock in Leg 5. Their tally was not included.
- ^ During the leg, Andre & Damon had fallen so far behind that all the other teams had already checked into the Pit Stop before Andre & Damon even arrived at the Detour. When they finally reached the Route Marker, instead of performing the Detour, Andre & Damon were instructed to go directly to the Pit Stop, where they were eliminated.
- ^ An additional task in Leg 10 was presented to teams as a Roadblock but was aired as a miscellaneous task. This task is included in the Roadblock tally because every team was shown having a particular member performing it.
- ^ Derek & Drew initially arrived 3rd, but had inadvertently skipped the Roadblock due to them not having followed a marked path from its starting point. They were forced to backtrack and perform the Roadblock. As a result, Derek & Drew fell to last place and were eliminated.
Episode title quotes
Titles for episodes are often taken from quotes made by the racers. The quotes are sometimes slightly changed for humorous effect.
- "What If Our Parachute Doesn't Open?" – Eve
- "This Seems Like The Path Straight To Hell!" – Arianne
- "You Always Just Forget About Me!" – Flo
- "Did You See How I Stopped It? With My Face" – John Vito
- "What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off A Cliff?" – Flo
- "I’m a Much Better Liar Than You Are" – Flo
- "I’m Supposed To Be Indebted To Her For The Rest Of The Race?!" – Derek
- "This Is More Important Than Your Pants Falling Down!" – Ian
- "Why Did You Have To Take Your Pants Off?" – Flo
- "Don’t Try To Play The Moralist Now!" – Flo
- "They’re Slithering To The Finish Line Like The Rest Of Us!" – Ian
Individual prizes were awarded to the first team to complete a leg.
- Leg 1 - A seven night Caribbean vacation on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas cruise ship.
- Leg 5 - Two Kodak EasyShare digital cameras.
- Leg 6 - Two Kodak EasyShare digital cameras.
- Leg 7 - Two Kodak EasyShare digital cameras.
- Leg 8 - Two Kodak EasyShare digital cameras.
- Leg 9 - A seven night Caribbean vacation on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas cruise ship.
- Leg 10 - A seven night European vacation on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas cruise ship.
- Leg 11 - A seven night European vacation on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas cruise ship.
- Leg 12 - A seven night Alaskan cruise vacation on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas cruise ship.
- Leg 13 - $1,000,000
|Destinations||Air travel Rail travel Water travel Bus travel|
|Route Markers||Detour Roadblock Fast Forward Pit Stop|
Leg 1 (United States → Mexico)
Airdate: October 2, 2002
- Everglades National Park, Florida, United States (Starting Line)
- Miami (Miami International Airport) to Mexico City, Mexico (Mexico City International Airport)
- Mexico City (Angel of Independence)
- Mexico City (Zócalo)
- Mexico City (Hotel de Cortes) (Overnight Rest)
- Mexico City (Plaza Santo Domingo)
- Mexico City to Amacuzac (Aerodromo Tequesquitengo, Tequesquitengo)
- Puente de Ixtla (Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas)
In this Leg's Fast Forward, teams were required to travel to Plaza Santo Domingo and search for one typist out of dozens who would have a "special message"for them. In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Wings or Wheels. In Wings, teams must board a plane and climbed to an altitude of over 10,000 ft (3,000 m). Then, each team member had to skydive in tandem with an instructor. When both team members landed, an instructor would give them their next clue. In Wheels, teams chose one of the donkey-drawn carts and, using a map supplied them, directed to a driver, who speaks no English, to a 7 mi (11 km) route marker course through a Mexican village.
- Additional tasks
- At the Angel of Independence, teams received a picture of a man named Pablo. Teams had to find him by looking at his location in the picture. Teams had to use the picture figure out he was at Zócalo, the historic town square.
- At Hotel de Cortes, teams must find the desk for Mexi-Mini Charters and sign-up for one of three charter buses leaving the next morning two hours apart to an unknown destination.
Leg 2 (Mexico)
Airdate: October 9, 2002
- Teotihuacán (Pyramid of the Sun)
- Mexico City (Museum of Anthropology)
- Mexico City (Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente) to Cancún
- Cancún (San Marino Marina)
- Playa del Carmen (Calle 3 Sur) to Cozumel (Muelle Fiscal)
- Cozumel (Chankanaab Park)
- Cozumel (Muelle Fiscal) to Playa del Carmen (Calle 3 Sur)
- Tulum (Diamante K Bungalows)
In this leg's Fast Forward, one team had to travel to the Museum of Anthropology and find a group of performers called the Voladores of Papantla. Team members then had to climb a 100 ft (30 m) pole and swing around the pole to the bottom. In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Horsepower and Manpower. In Horsepower, teams used a waverunner and searched a large area for the clue. In Manpower, teams used a kayak and searched a small area for the clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to put on goggles and then jump into a lagoon and swim with a family of dolphins while searching for the next clue at the bottom.
- Additional task
- Once the teams arrived at the Pyramid of the Sun, they must climb up 248 steps to reach the clue at the top.
Leg 3 (Mexico → United Kingdom)
Airdate: October 16, 2002
- Cancún (Cancún International Airport) to London, England , United Kingdom (Heathrow International Airport)
- Camden, London (London King's Cross railway station) to Cambridge (Cambridge railway station)
- Cambridge (Scudamore's)
- Cambridge (Parker's Piece) to Aberdeen, Scotland (Bus Station)
- Stonehaven (Dunnottar Castle)
In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Punt and Bike. In Punt, teams rowed a boat called a punt down the River Cam with only a pole and small paddle to navigate the boat 1-mile (1.6 km)In Bike, teams must ride a tandem bicycle on a marked 6-mile (9.7 km) course through Cambridge. At the end of either Detour, they would retrieve the next clue from under a bridge. In the Fast Forward, one team traveled to the Duxford Imperial War Museum and had to maneuver a tank through a battlefield obstacle course. The first team to complete the task in 90 seconds or less would win the award. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to compete in three traditional Scottish games. In the Caber toss, team members must throw a caber making a topple end over and having it land within the designated lines. In the hammer throw, team members had to throw a hammer so that it lands inside the box marked on the ground. In the shot put, they had a toss a heavy rock forward to the finish line. Once the rock reaches the finish line, team members would get their next clue.
- Additional note
- After the Detour, teams must take a charter bus to Scotland for one of three departure times leaving at 7:30 pm, 10:00 pm and 1:30 am the following day.
Leg 4 (United Kingdom → Portugal)
Airdate: October 23, 2002
- Stonehaven (Harbour)
- Aberdeen (Aberdeen Airport) to Porto, Portugal (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport)
- Vila Nova de Gaia (Calem Port Lodge)
- Porto (São Bento Train Station) to Lisbon (Santa Apolónia Station)
- Lisbon (Estádio do Restelo – Gate F)
- Lisbon (Torre de Belém)
In the Fast Forward, teams had to complete a puzzle. In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Old School and New School. In Old School, teams loaded a barrel of port wine weighing more than 90 lb (41 kg) onto a Portuguese boat, and helped to row it across. They then delivered it to O Muro restaurant in Porto. In New School, teams loaded crates of wine bottles onto one of the marked trucks and drove them to three different restaurants: Chez Lapin, Retiro dos Carvalhos, and Café Majestic in Porto. In both choices, teams had to get signatures to prove that they made the deliveries correctly. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to enter one of the soccer goals and block one penalty kick from a teenage Portuguese soccer player. Once the referee has determined that the goal was properly blocked, the team would receive their next clue.
- Additional task
- At Stonehaven Harbor, teams had to find a bottle and get the clue on the outside.
Leg 5 (Portugal → Morocco)
Airdate: October 30, 2002
- Sintra (Cabo da Roca)
- Algeciras, Spain (Puerto Bahía de Algeciras) to Tangier, Morocco (Port de Tangier)
- Tangier (Viajes Flandria) to Fez (Fes el Bali)
- Fez (Borj Nord (French))
In this leg's Detour, teams chose between Ropes and Slopes. In Ropes, teams had take one of the shuttle buses to Urse cliffs and rappel down 300 ft (91 m) to the shore below. In Slopes, teams hiked down a sloping trail to the shore below. In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to go to Dar Dbagh Chouara Tannery and search through 25 vats of foul-smelling dye in order to find their next clue.
- Additional task
- At the start of the leg, the clue received at the start point instructed teams to find "the Westernmost Point of Continental Europe" - which refers to Cabo da Roca as their next destination.
- At Viajes Flandria travel agency in Tangier, teams had to sign up for charter buses departing one hour apart to the city of Fez with only enough room on each bus for three teams each.
Leg 6 (Morocco)
Airdate: November 13, 2002
- Casablanca (Hassan II Mosque)
- Casablanca (Gare Casa Voyageurs) to Marrakech (Gare de Marrakech)
- Marrakech (Jemaa el-Fnaa Market)
- near Marrakech (Palmerie Oasis)
- Marrakech (Café Glacier)
- Marrakech (Riad Catalina)
In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Now You See It and Now You Don't. In Now You See It, teams chose a pair of horses and rode to a route marker that was visible from where they were. Then they would dig for a clue painted on in the inside of a clay pot, hidden in the sand. In Now You Don't, teams choose a sand bike and rode to a marked flag that wasn't visible from where they were and found a clue etched on a stone. Once found, they could then make a rubbing of the clue onto a piece of paper. In the Fast Forward, team members had to look through piles of carpets in a carpet shop to find the one with the Fast Forward design on it. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to team up with a local food vendor and help assemble his stall. Then they had to sell 5 bowls of escargot, at a rate of MAD5 each (about 47 cents) and the vendor would give them their next clue.
- Additional task
- The clue teams received following the Detour was written almost entirely in Arabic. The teams had to translate the clue before moving on to the Café Glacier.
Leg 7 (Morocco → Austria & Germany)
Airdate: November 20, 2002
- Marrakech (Marrakech Airport) or Casablanca (Mohammed V International Airport) to Munich, Germany (Munich Airport)
- Munich (Friedensengel)
- Munich (Eisbach River)
- Munich (München Hauptbahnhof) to Innsbruck, Austria (Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof)
- Innsbruck (Annasäule (German))
- Innsbruck (Olympic Bobsleigh Track or Olympic Ice Stadium)
- Innsbruck (Nord Park Seegrube Station)
- Schwangau, Germany (Schloss Bullachberg (German) overlooking Neuschwanstein Castle)
In the Fast Forward, teams had to find a surfer riding on the curls of the Eisbach. Once they found him, they had to attract his attention and meet up with him to claim the Fast Forward award. In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Sled and Skate. In Sled, teams took a bobsled down an Olympic bobsled track along with a team of bobsledders at speeds of 65 km/per hour. In Skate, teams went to an ice rink and had to run a skating relay with a pair of professional ice skaters. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to ride a gondola half-way up, put on safety gear and descend 230 ft (70 m) to the ground on a rescue cable to get their next clue.
- Additional notes
- While most teams performed the entire leg into and back out of Austria, Flo & Zach took this leg's Fast Forward clue (located in Munich) and stayed in Germany, skipping Austria.
- Additional task
- At the Friedensengel, teams had to find a children's puppet called Kasperle. When they found him, the puppet would hand them their next clue.
Leg 8 (Germany → Switzerland)
Airdate: November 27, 2002
- Füssen (Augustinerhof Farm)
- Friedrichshafen to Romanshorn, Switzerland
- Romanshorn (Romanshorn railway station) to Schaffhausen (Schaffhausen railway station)
- Neuhausen am Rheinfall (Rheinfall)
- Schaffhausen (Schaffhausen railway station) to Zurich (Zürich Hauptbahnhof)
- Zürich (Lindenhof)
- Zurich (Zürich Hauptbahnhof) to Grindelwald (Grindelwald railway station)
- Grindelwald (Field)
- Grindelwald (Chalet Arnika)
In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Count the Money and Run the Numbers. In Count the Money, teams had to count a large amount of Swiss currency inside of a jar right next to the safe. In Run the Numbers, teams had to search the streets around Zürich as far as a mile away to find three different numbers: The number on the metal head statue on the intersection of Sihlstrasse and Bahnhofstrasse, the sum of the numbers on the north face of a clock on St. Peter's Church and the number of trees in Lindenhof marked with red ribbons. Both detour options gave the same number (127850), which was used as a combination to open a safe containing the next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to "relive" the story of Swiss hero William Tell by using a crossbow to shoot an apple off a mannequin's head.
- Additional Task
- At the farm in Füssen, teams had to search inside of a large haystack for their next clue.
- Once at the Lindenhof, teams had to find a Swiss officer, who would lead them into a Swiss vault with their next clue.
Leg 9 (Switzerland)
Airdate: December 4, 2002
- Grindelwald (Gletscherschlucht)
- Kandersteg (Cheese-making cabin)
- Niouc (Val d'Anniviers – Red Bridge)
- Veytaux (Château de Chillon)
- Montreux (Steamship Savoie)
In this Leg's Fast Forward, teams had to find a cheese making cabin in Kandersteg and eat enough pieces of cheese from a wheel of cheese to completely reveal the Fast Forward award hidden underneath. In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Extreme Swiss and Very Swiss. In Extreme Swiss, each team member had to walk onto a narrow red bridge and take the largest bungee jump in Europe 620 ft (190 m) into the gorge below. In Very Swiss, teams had to drive to a farm and chase after 75 goats. Each goat had a bell on its neck, but only 5 had keys in them. When they find a key, they could unlock their next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to assemble a Swiss army bike from a pile of parts with an identical bike to use as a reference. Once the expert has confirmed the bike has properly assembled, teams may ride their bikes to the next destination.
- Additional task
- At Gletscherschlucht, teams had to venture into the gorge and find a key to unlock one of the marked cars to receive their next clue. Once they've reached the clue, teams had to take a car train through the Alps to reach the Red Bridge.
- After the Detour and before heading to the teams' cars, they have the option to make one phone call to their family and friends back home using a T-Mobile phone. They had to complete the call before heading their next destination.
- Once the teams had completed the Roadblock, they must ride their bikes 3 miles to the Basset Marina. Once at the Marina, teams must abandon their bikes and use a marked pedalboat to reach the Pit Stop.
Leg 10 (Switzerland → Malaysia → Singapore)
Airdate: December 4, 2002
- Geneva (Jet d'Eau)
- Geneva (Geneva Cointrin International Airport) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)
- Kuala Lumpur (Petronas Twin Towers)
- Kuala Lumpur (Ampang Park Shopping Center)
- Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur Sentral) to Singapore (Tanjong Pagar railway station)
- Singapore (National Orchid Garden)
- Singapore (Choa Chu Kang apartments or Singapore Zoo)
- Singapore (Suntec City – Fountain of Wealth)
- Singapore (Mount Faber)
In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Dry and Wet. In Dry, teams drove to the apartments in Choa Chu Kang which are located near several streets with similar, almost identical, names. Once inside, they would need to locate Unit #10-137 containing Singaporean TV star Phua Chu Kang. However, the elevators in the flat stopped in random order, the apartents numbers were scrambled, and all of the streets on the complex had nearly identical names, making it more difficult for teams to find the unit. In Wet, teams drove to the Singapore Zoo and had to find "Mermaids of the Sea". They had to figure out that they were looking for the manatee enclosure and had to swim through the pool to get the clue on the other side. In this Leg's Roadblock, which was shown on television as a miscellaneous task after the Detour, one team member also had to retrieve a clue from the middle of the Fountain of Wealth.
- Additional tasks
- At Jet d'Eau, teams received a flag representing their next destination country and were told to find the Petronas Towers; teams had to figure out that their next clue was in Kuala Lumpur.
- At the Petronas Twin Towers, teams had to find a local and have them take their picture in front of the towers, using a Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera. Once they've walked 1 mile through the streets to the Ampang Park Shopping Center, teams had find a Kodak shop where they could develop their pictures of the Petronas Towers, where the clue would be printed on the back of the photo.
- Upon arriving in Singapore, teams were told to search for Margaret Thatcher in National Orchid Garden, and left to figure out that "Margaret Thatcher" is actually a flower plaque.
Leg 11 (Singapore → Vietnam)
Airdate: December 11, 2002
- Singapore (Singapore Changi Airport) to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Tan Son Nhat International Airport)
- Ho Chi Minh City (Rex Square – Bac Ho Statue)
- Cái Bè (Mekong Delta)
- Ho Chi Minh City (2A Ton Duc Thang Street at the edge of Saigon River)
- Ho Chi Minh City (Café Thu Thiem)
In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Easy Buy and Hard Sell. In Easy Buy, teams chose a sampan and rode it into a floating market looking for a vendor who sells water coconuts (called dừa nước in Vietnamese). They had to buy one at any price they could. In Hard Sell, teams chose a shoulder basket and carried fruit into the market area and attempted to sell the fruit for money. Teams had to raise 40,000₫ (dong VND - $2.50) by selling as much fruit as was needed. At the end, teams brought the money back to a woman who would verify their earnings and give them their next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to drive a cyclo and transport their teammate through a marked course, which included a ride on a ferry over Saigon River. Both team members could then run to the next pit stop.
Leg 12 (Vietnam)
Airdate: December 18, 2002
- Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon Train Station) to Huế (Hue Train Station)
- Huế (Imperial City - Hiển Lâm Các Pavilion)
- Nam O, Da Nang (Bridge)
- Hội An (Dock in Bach Dang Street to middle of Thu Bồn River; Boat Quay)
- Hội An (Thu Bồn River - Fishing Platform)
- Hội An (China Beach)
In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Basket Boats and Basket Bikes. In Basket Boats, each team member had to figure out how to cross a river in basket boats to the clue box on a nearby island. In Basket Bikes, each team member took a bicycle laden with dozens of shrimp baskets and had to travel down the street to the clue box, 1-mile (1.6 km) away. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to climb onto a Vietnamese fishing platform and use a wooden winch to raise the fishing net out of the water. The clue was dangling underneath.
Leg 13 (Vietnam → United States)
Airdate: December 18, 2002
- Da Nang (Quang Minh Temple)
- Da Nang (Da Nang train station) to Hanoi (Hanoi train station)
- Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (Honolulu International Airport)
- Haleiwa (Puaena Point)
- Honolulu (Honolulu International Airport) to Lihue, Kauai (Lihue Airport)
- Kauai (Wailua Falls)
- Lihue (Lihue Airport) to Seattle, Washington (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport)
- Seattle (Kerry Park)
- Seattle (International Fountain, Seattle Center)
- Seattle (Lincoln Park)
- Seattle (Gas Works Park)
In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Quick Drop and Slow Walk. In Quick Drop, teams took a quick drop 160 ft (49 m) to the Falls below on a zipline. After the drop, teams have to swim to shore and followed the flags to the clue behind the waterfall. In Slow Walk, teams walked down a marked trail to the same clue. In the season's final Roadblock, one team member had to choose a totem pole and spin the animal faces so that they are ordered in the same chronological order that they appeared in the race. The totem poles featured donkey (leg 1), dolphin (leg 2), horse (leg 6), goat (leg 9) and manatee (leg 10). When the animals are in the correct order, the mouth of the bottom of the pole opened to reveal the final clue.
- Additional task
- At the Puaena Point, teams must get a blessing from a traditional Hawaiian priest known as Kahuna, who would give them the next clue.
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