The Amazing Race 11

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The Amazing Race 11: All-Stars
Season run February 18 – May 6, 2007
Filming dates November 20 – December 17, 2006[1]
No. of episodes 12/13[2]
Winning team Eric Sanchez & Danielle Turner
Continents visited 6
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 30
Distance traveled 45,000 miles (72,000 km)
No. of legs 13
Season chronology
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The Amazing Race 11 (also known as The Amazing Race: All-Stars) is the 11th installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 11 featured eleven teams of two — ten returning teams from previous editions, and a dating couple who had met and competed against each other on a previous season — in a race around the world.

The eleventh cycle premiered on February 18, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 CST for one hour,[1] and the season finale was on May 6, 2007.[3]

Dating couple Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner, who had competed on opposing teams on The Amazing Race 9, won this edition of the race, becoming the first The Amazing Race team to win The Amazing Race without finishing first in any of the prior The Amazing Race legs combined.

A DVD was released on May 1, 2013, courtesy of Amazon's CreateSpace program.


Development and filming[edit]

The surrounding docks of the Charles Deering Historical Estate located outside of Miami was the starting line of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.

As early as 2004, there had been talk about an all-star edition, with speculation that it would occur during the eighth season, just like Survivor. These rumors were fueled by reports that Season 4 winner Reichen Lehmkuhl had been invited to appear in a future all-star Race.[4] Speculation continued for the next few years, particularly after CBS aired all-star editions of their two other reality competition series Survivor and Big Brother.[5] On September 28, 2006 CBS ordered an 11th season of The Amazing Race;[6] in November 2006, the network officially acknowledged that an all-star edition was in production.[7] Host Phil Keoghan was originally skeptical that an all-star edition was feasible. Over time, Keoghan felt that "as we got more and more really good teams, it (All-Stars) just seemed like it had to happen."[8]

This season of the Race traveled a little over 45,000 miles (72,000 km) across 30 cities and six continents.

This season was the second (after season 5) to visit every inhabitable continent. The new locales visited in this season were Ecuador, Mozambique, Poland, Macau, and Guam. This was the last season in the US series to feature the Yield. As of 2016, this is also the last season that did not either start or finish in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Six legs of this race were won by all-female teams (4 by Dustin & Kandice and 2 by Charla & Mirna) setting a record which would later be matched in season 17.


This season's 11 teams were selected from past contestants, going back among the first ten seasons.[9] Keoghan personally submitted a list of 15 teams that he thought should return. Ten of them were chosen. The one he didn't choose was Eric and Danielle, who did not previously race together. Keoghan said, "I didn't think of that new combination, which actually is a really good one."[10] He also added that the production team's goal for the race "wasn't to pick the best racers", but "to pick the teams that have earned the most attention over the last 10 seasons".[8] Despite the "All-Stars" title, only one team, Uchenna and Joyce, was a winner of a previous season. Some former racers were angered by their omission from All-Stars, most notably Chip and Kim (Season 5) and BJ and Tyler (Season 9) who publicly criticized CBS' casting process.[11] Colin and Christie (Season 5) were expected to be in All-Stars but could not participate due to Christie's pregnancy.[12] Flo Pesenti and Drew Riker (who began dating after meeting during Season 3) were invited to participate, but Flo reportedly declined for two reasons: she felt the first race had brought out the worst in her, and her season 3 winning partner Zach Behr was not invited to join her. The newly created team for All-Stars thus became Eric and Danielle.

The full list of returning teams (and their prior race placements) are:

  • From Season 1:
    • Joseph "Joe" Baldassare and Bill Bartek, life partners, 3rd place
    • Kevin O'Connor and Andrew "Drew" Feinberg, fraternity brothers, 4th place
  • From Season 2:
    • Oswald Mendez and Danny Jimenez, best friends, 4th place
  • From Season 3:
    • John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino, formerly dating (dating in Season 3), 5th place
    • Teri and Ian Pollack, married, 2nd place
  • From Season 5:
  • From Season 7:
    • Uchenna and Joyce Agu, married, 1st place
    • Rob and Amber Mariano (née Brkich), newlyweds (engaged in Season 7), 2nd place
  • From Season 9:
    • Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner, dating, 2nd place and 8th place respectively. In their original season, Eric and Danielle were on competing teams; Eric raced with his friend Jeremy Ryan and Danielle with her childhood friend Danielle "Dani" Torchio.
  • From Season 10:


This season introduced the Elimination Station feature on the official website. A series of 13 web episodes presented the eliminated contestants living together in a common house in their sequester location in Acapulco, Mexico. The series was viewable only in the United States and was available on the Innertube video streaming service on the CBS website, with a new episode debuting immediately following the airing of each new Amazing Race episode in the Pacific time zone.[13]


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) Roadblocks4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 85 9 10 11 12 13
Eric & Danielle Dating 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 6th 5th 5th 5th+ 3rd< 4th 3rd<8 2nd 1st Eric 6, Danielle 6
Dustin & Kandice Beauty Queens 6th 6th 4th2 5th 2nd 4th 1st 3rd^ 1st> 2nd 1st 1st 2nd Dustin 5, Kandice 5
Charla & Mirna Cousins 8th 8th 8th 7th 1st 1st 4th 4th^ 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd Charla 6, Mirna 5
Oswald & Danny Best Friends 2nd 2nd 5th 1st 4th 2nd 2nd 1stƒ~ 4th 1stƒ 4th> 4th9 Oswald 4, Danny 4
Uchenna & Joyce Married 7th 5th 2nd 6th 7th 3rd3 3rd 1stƒ~ 5th7 Uchenna 3, Joyce 3
Joe & Bill Life Partners 5th 3rd 7th 4th 5th 6th 6th 6th+6 Joe 2, Bill 4
Teri & Ian Married Parents 3rd 7th 6th 3rd 3rd 7th Teri 2, Ian 3
Rob & Amber Newlyweds 1st 1st 1st 8th Rob 1, Amber 2
David & Mary Coalminer and Wife 9th 9th 9th David 1, Mary 1
Kevin & Drew Lifelong Friends 10th 10th1 Kevin 1, Drew 0
John Vito & Jill Formerly Dating 11th John Vito 0, Jill 0
  • A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg of the race and was "Marked for Elimination"; if the team did not finish 1st on the next leg, they would receive a 30-minute penalty.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue.
  • Matching colored symbols (pink +, brown ^, and magenta ~) indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of an Intersection.
  • A yellow > means that team chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it.
  1. ^ Kevin & Drew received a penalty for not taking the car they used during leg 1 in order to depart on the second leg. It is not known how long the penalty was, or when it was served.[14]
  2. ^ Dustin & Kandice initially arrived 4th, but they had missed the clue to the Detour, having simply arrived by chance at one of the options (finished the detour). They were forced to backtrack and retrieve the missed clue at the end of the Detour and return to the Pit Stop. This did not affect their placement.
  3. ^ Upon their arrival, Uchenna and Joyce were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. This did not affect their placement.
  4. ^ Two legs contained unaired Roadblocks. It is only known that Danielle completed the one in Leg 7. Images from CBS' official website show Mirna and Danielle completing the one in leg 13.
  5. ^ Due to an Intersection, Uchenna & Joyce and Oswald & Danny were able to work together to complete the Fast Forward, thus both teams were able to skip all remaining tasks and head directly to the Pit Stop, and both teams were declared 1st.
  6. ^ Joe & Bill initially arrived 5th, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. During this time, Eric & Danielle – the only team trailing Joe & Bill at that point – were able to check in shortly after Joe & Bill arrived and were eliminated before the 30 minutes elapsed.
  7. ^ Uchenna & Joyce missed a connecting flight in Frankfurt and did not arrive in Kuala Lumpur until hours after the other teams had already checked in at the Pit Stop. They were not shown performing any of the tasks, yet were shown only proceeding from the Batu Caves Route Marker directly to the Pit Stop for elimination. Joyce confirmed in a post-race interview that she had done the newspaper recycling Roadblock prior to being eliminated. Her unaired performance is included in this tally.[15]
  8. ^ Eric & Danielle initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. With approximately 14 minutes left of their penalty time, Charla & Mirna checked in during their penalty time, dropping them to 3rd.
  9. ^ Oswald & Danny had been "marked for elimination", however, since they checked in last, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty being issued.

Episode title quotes[edit]

Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.

  1. "I Told You Less Martinis and More Cardio" – Oswald
  2. "Beauty Is Sometimes Skin Deep" – Charla
  3. "I'm Sorry I'm Wearing a Bathing Suit; It Is Very Weird, I Know" – Mirna
  4. "No Babies on The Race!" – A letter from Jeremy and Dani to Eric and Danielle, read aloud by Eric
  5. "You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guy" – Joe
  6. "We're Going to Trade You for Food Now" – Oswald
  7. "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number" (Part 1) – Oswald
  8. "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number" (Part 2) – Oswald
  9. "The Way You Look, Yeah" – A local in Kuala Lumpur to Kandice (non-racer)
  10. "We Are Trying to Make Love, Not War" – Mirna
  11. "Good Doing Business With You" – Dustin
  12. "Oh My God, the Teletubbies Go to War" – Oswald
  13. "Low to the Ground, That's My Technique" – Charla


Unless otherwise noted, prizes were awarded to the first team to check in for each leg.

  • Leg 1 - A trip to the Four Seasons Resort, Whistler Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada provided by Travelocity.
  • Leg 2 - An off-road motorcycle for each member.
  • Leg 3 - A home gym for each member.
  • Leg 4 - A trip to the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui provided by Travelocity.
  • Leg 5 - A trip to Aruba provided by Travelocity.
  • Leg 6 - A 12-foot (4 m) catamaran for each team member.
  • Leg 7 - A trip to Puerto Rico provided by Travelocity.
  • Leg 8 - A trip to St. Lucia provided by Travelocity. Although two teams arrived in first place, there was only one prize offered. Oswald & Danny decided to award the prize to Uchenna & Joyce.
  • Leg 9 - A retro-scooter for each team member.
  • Leg 10 - A trip to Hong Kong during Chinese New Year provided by Travelocity.
  • Leg 11 - A Yamaha Waverunner for each member.
  • Leg 12 - An all-terrain vehicle for each member.
  • Leg 13 - $1,000,000

Elimination Station[edit]

The first five teams eliminated were sequestered at a villa in Acapulco, Mexico to await the finale. Subsequent eliminated teams telephoned the villa to inform the teams at the villa of their elimination, but continued to run the race as decoys to throw off spoilers to the final outcome of the race. The sequestered teams met up with the decoy teams in the final destination city to cheer on the final three teams as they crossed the Finish Line

CBS posted short videos on its website after each episode aired in the Pacific time zone to show the eliminated teams interacting at the villa.

  • After Leg 1, John Vito & Jill were the first eliminated and sent to the villa. While there, they were guessing who would be eliminated next. They thought it would either be Charla & Mirna or Kevin & Drew.
  • After Leg 2, Kevin & Drew were the second team eliminated and sent to the villa. While there, Kevin, Drew, and John Vito were arguing over what a stoop was. Later, they guessed Charla & Mirna would be eliminated next.
  • After Leg 3, David & Mary were the third team eliminated and sent to the villa. David recounted how he was misdirected by several Chilean locals over breakfast. Later, Jill shows David & Mary the master suite they saved for the first married couple. Later, Drew guessed Teri & Ian might be eliminated next.
  • After Leg 4, Rob & Amber became the fourth team eliminated and sent to the villa. Rob and Amber were welcomed very nicely. John Vito and Jill even said they were a strong team. Later, they guessed that the next elimination would be Eric & Danielle.
  • Leg 5 was a non-elimination leg. The four eliminated teams sat around waiting for another team, only to hear John Vito and Kevin figure out that it must be a non-elimination leg. They spent time on a beach overlook, and back at the villa, Rob dragged Mary into the pool.
  • After Leg 6, Teri & Ian were the fifth team eliminated and sent to the villa. Drew put on a displeased face for the camera when they arrived. A disgruntled Ian revealed that he believed Oswald & Danny are ruthless racers with no character, saying that when he worked with them in Ushuaia to book flights, they deliberately booked him a different flight and did not confirm it. He said that the same thing happened when Eric & Danielle worked with Oswald and Danny. He also predicted that either Dustin & Kandice or Uchenna & Joyce would win.
  • Leg 7 was a non-elimination leg. John Vito and Jill pondered about this non-elimination round. Ian expressed how he and Teri bonded with Joe & Bill and Eric & Danielle as a result of their spending consecutive days together in airports. Amber did tattoos for entertainment.
  • After Leg 8, Joe & Bill were the sixth team eliminated. The eliminated teams got a call from them are were sad to hear that Joe & Bill were eliminated from the race. Mary asked Joe & Bill who they think should win. Bill said that he would love to see Uchenna & Joyce or Charla & Mirna win. The guests talked about the call the next morning. In a confessional, Kevin and Drew said that since they were so close to the Finish Line, they would see Joe & Bill where the Race finishes.[16]
  • After Leg 9, Uchenna & Joyce were the seventh team eliminated. They called the villa and told the eliminated teams about their flight problem that led to their elimination. The teams at the villa expressed disappointment at Uchenna & Joyce's elimination, and Amber tells them they would meet up at the Finish Line. Prior to the call, Drew questioned why Dustin & Kandice need to participate in the Race when they had already won beauty pageants. Amber took exception to this, having won Survivor: All-Stars prior to her original season of The Amazing Race.
  • Leg 10 was a non-elimination leg. The eliminated teams waited for another team, only to discover that the leg was non-elimination. Amber taught Mary how to swim, allowing her to overcome her long-held fear of swimming.
  • Leg 11 was a non-elimination leg. The eliminated teams waited for a phone call from the next eliminated team, but give up after several days without a phone call. John Vito came up with the idea of throwing an awards party to commemorate the end of their stay at the villa. Each racer drew another racer's name and presented him or her with funny and sometimes touching gifts.
  • After Leg 12, Oswald & Danny were the eighth and final team eliminated and were sent to the End City. The five teams at the villa departed to the End City in order to cheer the remaining teams as they run to the Finish Line. At the End City, they reunited with Joe & Bill, Uchenna & Joyce, and newly eliminated Oswald & Danny. Oswald and Danny said they would like to see Charla & Mirna win the race, while some of the other teams reiterated who they would like to see win.
  • Leg 13 was the final leg of The Amazing Race: All-Stars. Some of the eliminated teams shared their opinions on the winners and the runners-up. The final three admitted to their final joys and disappointments.

Race summary[edit]

Final Route Map
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   Legenda prom.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Detour   Roadblock icon.svg Roadblock   Fast Forward icon.svg Fast Forward   Yield icon.svg Yield   Intersection icon.svg Intersection   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Pit Stop

Leg 1 (United States → Ecuador)[edit]

The Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador was the locale of the Detour and the Pit Stop of The Amazing Race.

Airdate: February 18, 2007

The first Detour of the Race was a choice between Wrangle It or Recover It. In Wrangle It, teams had to help local cowboys lasso, tie down, and groom one wild horse whose hooves grow so long that they prevent them from walking properly. Team members had to use traditional tools to clip its hooves to a safe length and to trim its mane and tail. When the horse is free, they would receive their next clue. In Recover It, one team member had to put on an historical military uniform. Then, the team must search the field for three items missing from the uniform: an epaulette, a button and a sword. Once they found, a general would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the Race, teams instructed to open their clues on the top of their bags and travel to their first destination city: Quito, Ecuador. Teams also had to pick a marked Mercedes-Benz vehicle to Miami International Airport with the first five teams for the American Airlines flight leaves second but arrives first, while the other six teams in Copa Airlines which leaves first and arrives two hours later behind the first flight.
  • At Pim's Restaurant, teams had to pull a number to receive three different departure times for the next morning, 7:00, 7:15 and 7:30. On their designated times, teams had provided a map and find these cars and drive themselves to Hacienda Yanahurco at Cotopaxi National Park and advised to enter at the north entrance of the park.

Leg 2 (Ecuador → Chile)[edit]

The Detour in Chile where teams took place at Chuquicamata copper mine. The "By Hand" task involved a dump truck, similar to the one pictured.

Airdate: February 25, 2007

In the first Roadblock of the Race, one team member was to enter the ground floor boardroom and search the boardroom for letters of the alphabet that were on display. Teams needed to figure out that the majority of the letters when unscrambled would spell out one of the ten destinations inscribed on the plaques hanging on the wall. When they think they solved the puzzle, which was Chuquicamata, they had to show their answer to the security guard who would hand them their next clue if they were correct.

The Detour was a choice between By Hand or By Machine. In By Hand, teams had to choose a two-ton tire and, by properly aligning the bolts and washers, finish securing it to a dump truck. When it finished, a foreman would hand their next clue. In By Machine, each team member had to take a turn driving a huge front loader to transfer enough gravel to cover a marked yellow line on a stick and the foreman would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After the Detour, teams instructed to pick up a marked vehicles and drive themselves to the Valley of the Dead (known in Spanish as Valle de la Muerte) in San Pedro de Atacama for the Pit Stop. They must advice to take a speed limit of 50 km/hour.

Leg 3 (Chile)[edit]

The Petrohué River in Chile's Los Lagos Region was the site of this Leg's Detour.

Airdate: March 4, 2007

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to choose an 1,800 US gallons (6,800,000 ml) fish-breeding tank, jump in, and catch and transfer all 80 flounder from the breeding tank to a holding tank at the other end of the farm. Once finished, their clue would be revealed at the bottom of the tank.

The Detour was a choice between Vertical Limit or River Wild. In Vertical Limit, teams had to walk 200 yards (200 m) to a cliff where both team members needed to complete a 40-foot (12 m) rock climb. Each team member would grab one half of their clue at the top of the climb. In River Wild, teams had to backtrack two miles (3 km) to the banks of Rio Petrohué where they would complete a two and a half mile white water rafting course through level 3 and 4 rapids until they completing the course, they had to hike with their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Puerto Montt, teams must choose a marked vehicle to drive themselves to a town of Metri.

Leg 4 (Chile → Argentina)[edit]

Ushuaia, one of the southernmost cities in the world, was visited by teams in Argentina.

Airdate: March 11, 2007

The Detour was a choice between Navigate It or Sign It. In Navigate It, teams had to use a map of Punta Arenas to get to the Plaza Muñoz Gamero where a sailor would hand them a compass. Then, using the compass, the teams needed to walk directly south to find the Nautilus Building, a deep-sea salvage business until a provider would give their next clue. In Sign It, teams had to choose a pole and building supplies and carry them up a flight of stairs to Ferdinand Magellan's map. Using the map as a reference, teams needed to figure out his journey around the world began and ended in Seville. Then, they had to build a traditional local signpost listing in order the fourteen ports of call in his voyage. While the signs didn't have to point in the right direction, all the cities had to be spelled correctly. When they completed building the signpost, they would receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member was to sort through 1,600 pieces of mail from a mailbag and find one of two messages addressed to their team, written by one of the other teams from their season. The team member then had to read the message inside it to their partner, after which they received their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Punta Arenas, teams had to search Lord Lonsdale shipwreck and locate the clue nearby the abandoned ship.
  • At Carlos Ibanez Del Campo International Airport, teams had to sign up for a charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina, known as one of the southernmost cities in the world, which leaves three hours apart for 8:00 am and 11:00 am the following day.
  • At Playa Larga, teams had to take a number to a boat to Bahia Lapatia departs every 20 minutes would take two teams at one time to Isla Redonda.

Leg 5 (Argentina → Mozambique)[edit]

The Fortaleza de Maputo was the Pit Stop on the teams' stop in Mozambique.

Airdate: March 18, 2007

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to guide a rat to find a race marker above a deactivated mine. Once their rat gave the signal that it found something, an Apopo Mine Technician would search the area. When the Race marker was found, the team would receive their next clue.

The Detour was a choice of Pamper or Porter. In Pamper, teams had to travel half a mile to the Maputo Central Market, choose a nail polish kit, and convince people to pay them to paint their nails, which in Maputo is a job usually performed by men. Teams needed to earn at least 30MT, which is about one U.S. dollar, to receive their next clue. In Porter, teams made their way two miles to Mercado Janet where they would use their bare hands to fill 10 large 45 pounds (20 kg) bags with coal and sew each of them shut. Then, teams had to carry one of the ten heavy bags to a specified address where the owner would hand them their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Martial Glacier, teams had to use an avalanche beacon to search the glacier for another beacon buried in the snow with their next clue. They must inform to start at the base of Martial Mountain Chain and ride a chair lift, pick up an equipment and hike a mile through a glacier.
  • Teams were informed to take a provided flight to Buenos Aires due to flight regulations, tickets are limited with a scheduled arrival at 3:00 pm.

Leg 6 (Mozambique → Tanzania)[edit]

To reach the island of Zanzibar, teams rode on dhows.

Airdate: March 25, 2007

The Detour was a choice between Solve It or Schlep It. In Solve It, teams had to make their way one third of a mile to the Beyt al Chai hotel where they would put together a 62-piece puzzle that recreates an image from a style of local artwork known as tinga tinga. Once the puzzle was completely solved, they would receive their next clue. In Schlep It, teams made their way one mile to the Kijangwani Lumber Yard. Once there, they had to choose a local handcart and load two 50 lb (23 kg) logs into their cart. Once loaded, teams had to travel more than a mile to deliver the logs to a dhow shipyard where they will receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member must learn how to use a traditional wooden weapon called a rungu used by members of the Maasai community by throwing it 65 feet (20 m) to destroy clay targets in order to retrieve their next clue hidden inside.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, teams had to pull a number to one of these four separate times through a dhow to Zanzibar.

Leg 7 (Tanzania → Poland)[edit]

Warsaw's Łazienki Palace was the Pit Stop on this Leg of the Race.

Airdate: April 1, 2007

The Detour was a choice between Perfect Pitch or Perfect Angle. In Perfect Pitch, teams had to make their way three-quarters of a mile to the Prymas Palace and choose a grand piano. Then, they must use the provided tools to tune one key of the keyboard. Once the concert pianist played a piece of Chopin's music and determined that their piano was in tune, he would hand them their next clue. In Perfect Angle, teams made their way approximately half a mile to the Escada Boutique to pick up a mannequin and carry it another 400 yards (400 m) to the Panoramik Laboratory. Once there, teams had to use an x-ray machine to locate a clue embedded somewhere inside their mannequin which needed to be positioned at a very specific angle for the image to capture the name of their next destination and commemorate Marie Curie.

There was a Roadblock, teams had to row a boat out onto the reflecting pool from the park to the palace. However, it went unaired and the objective is unknown.

Additional tasks
  • Teams were informed to take a provided flight from Zanzibar to Warsaw, due to the flights are limited, they chose to take a connecting flight to various African cities with a required arrival time at 11:25 am the next day.
  • At Czapski Palace, teams had to find a Frédéric Chopin impostor inside with a piano and would give their next clue.
  • After either completing the Detour, teams received the worksheet or x-ray paper where had to figure out their next location commemorating the statue of Jan III Sobieski: Łazienki Park.

Leg 8 (Poland)[edit]

Teams visited the Auschwitz concentration camp and paid tribute to the millions killed during the Holocaust.

Airdate: April 1, 2007

At the Intersection, teams had to join with one other team to complete tasks and make decisions together until further notice. In this Fast Forward, the newly joined teams had to climb a set of stairs up two different towers (the "fire guard" tower of St. Mary's Basilica and the Town Hall Tower located in the Main Market Square) and count how many stairs there were. They then had to calculate the total number of steps in both towers. Once they have this number they must present it to a guard, if they calculate the correct answer, they would win the Fast Forward Award.

Otherwise they have to do with Detour, a choice between Eat It Up or Roll It Out. In Eat It Up, the newly joined teams would make their way one and a half miles to an old market. Once there, each team member had to use traditional methods to make one 3 inches (0.076 m) length of Polish kiełbasa (sausage). After finishing, the teams would be served 8 feet (2.4 m) of cooked kiełbasa. Once each person ate 2 feet (0.61 m) of sausage, the teams would receive their next clue. In Roll It Out, the intersected teams would make their way one and a half miles to the J. Mazurek bakery in the city's Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter and properly roll out twenty bagels. When finished, they would make their way on foot one quarter of a mile to Klezmer Hois with a delivery of fresh bagels for the headwaiter and receiving their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to don a full suit of authentic medieval armor and lead a horse half a mile through the forest to the castle gates. Once at the castle, they had to deliver the horse to the stable boy, enter the courtyard, and search for the Pit Stop.

Additional tasks
  • At the monument of the Polish Underground State and the Home Army, teams must get one of two tickets for a charter bus to their next destination.
  • At Auschwitz-Birkenau, teams had to light a memorial candle on the railroad tracks to honor those who lost their lives during the Holocaust. Once they observed the memorial silence, they would receive their next clue.
  • After the Detour, teams no longer intersected and the unintersected teams had to find marked cars into a nearby parking a lot and drive themselves to Sułoszowa.

Leg 9 (Poland → Malaysia)[edit]

In Malaysia, one of the Detour choices was to make a batik cloth using a traditional technique (this picture was taken in Yogyakarta, Indonesia).

Airdate: April 8, 2007

In this leg's Detour, the choice was between Artistic Expression or Cookie Confection. In Artistic Expression, teams needed to travel one third of a mile on foot to Dewan Lama. Once there, they had to use an ancient technique known as batik to exactly duplicate one of three patterns onto and then dye a 45-square-foot (4 m2) piece of cloth until receiving their next clue. In Cookie Confection, teams made their way on foot half a mile to Chow Kit Bomba and find the marked stall where they had to search through 600 boxes of traditional Malaysian festive cookies from a table by biting into them, and find the one cookie that had a black licorice center until the cookie vendor would receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, One team member was to nod to Malaysia's eco-friendly practice of recycling. Team members had to choose a bicycle with a side cart attached and then scour the neighborhood for residents willing to give them their used newspapers. Once they had collected enough newspapers to make a stack eight hands (approximately 8 hands, an equal of 6 feet (1.8 m)) high, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Batu Caves, teams had to climb the steps above and search for their next clue.
  • At Kampung Baru district, teams had to find the Kampung Baru Mosque to search the footbridge for their next clue and encountering the Yield sign.
  • At Taman Sri Hartamas neighborhood, teams had to search a newspaper vendor with a delivery truck to locate their next clue.

Leg 10 (Malaysia → Hong Kong, China)[edit]

The Happy Valley Racecourse at the Hong Kong Jockey Club was the Pit Stop for this Leg of the Race.

Airdate: April 15, 2007

The Fast Forward was teams to travel 5 miles (8.0 km) to a film set located at the former Kai Tak Airport where a high-speed stunt was being filmed for an action movie. When they arrived, they had to get in a car with a professional stunt driver and complete a stunt course, involving sharp turns and the car flipping over to skid up. After completing the stunt course, the team would win the Fast Forward, and their clue.

Otherwise, the teams had to do with the Detour, a choice between Kung Fu Fighting or Lost in Translation. In Kung Fu Fighting, teams had to travel 5 miles (8.0 km) to Tonkin Street and find a nearby building (the former Cheung Sha Wan Police Quarters). Once there, they had to climb up an 11-story bamboo scaffold while avoiding an ongoing battle between stunt kung fu experts to reach the top and retrieve their next clue. In Lost in Translation, teams needed to make their way 4 miles (6.4 km) to Kowloon City and find Nga Tsin Wai Road. Once there, they had to search among hundreds of similar-looking Chinese signs for the specific sign shown in a photo in their clue. When they matched the photo with the correct store sign, the owner would hand them their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to kick down doors in the old building inside the former Kennedy Town Police Headquarters, and search the rooms behind the doors for their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Sun Wah Kiu Laundry, teams had to receive their next clue from the launder.
  • At Victoria Park, teams had to find a model boat on a pond and Travelocity roaming gnome from the above of the junk. Then, they must pull the gnome from one end to the other without having the gnome fall into the water in order to receive their next clue. If the gnome tumbles down, they have to start over.

Leg 11 (Hong Kong, China → Macau, China)[edit]

The Macau Tower was the site of a Roadblock on this Leg.

Airdate: April 22, 2007

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to perform the world's tallest Skyjump, walking around the outer rim of the observation deck, using a permanent ascender and then take a tethered jump off of the tower to fall 660 feet (200 m) to the ground in order to receive their next clue.

The Detour was a choice between Noodle or Dragon. In Noodle, teams had travel to Edificio Fabril Veng Kin and had to choose a noodle making station to use of traditional methods to flatten a dough, cut it and make two bundles of traditional Chinese noodles. Teams must do it properly until receiving their next clue. In Dragon, teams had to travel to a warehouse to carry a dragon head and drum and carry it 34 mile (1.2 km) to the harbor at Nam Van Lake. Then, they had to attach the dragon head to a one dragon boat corresponds with the head matched and head over the drum to receive their next clue from the master.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Macau, teams had to find a man on a rickshaw outside the ferry terminal that would give their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams had to travel to Lou Lim Ieoc Garden and search the landscaped lush garden to get their next clue.
  • At Taipa Island, teams had to find a marked Mini Moke and drive themselves to the Pit Stop.

Leg 12 (Macau, China → Guam, USA)[edit]

B-52 bombers were featured in one side of the Detour in Guam.

Airdate: April 29, 2007

The Air Force-inspired Detour was a choice between Care Package or Engine Care. In Care Package, teams make their way to the warehouse and must choose a loading station, fill up a 500 pounds (230 kg) packages with various humanitarian aid items for a neighboring island. Once complete, the teams must then board a C-17 Globemaster and participate in an air drop training exercise. Though easier, the mission would take at least half an hour. When they land, the load master would hand them their next clue. In Engine Care, teams had to clean an engine pod on a B-52 bomber. They had to scour the associated flap section on the wing of a bomber until one of the base's sergeants feels the portion of the plane is clean enough. Once the cleaning is satisfied with their work, a maintenance officer would hand them their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to perform a search and rescue mission. Using a handheld GPS receiver they must navigate through the jungle, team members had to find one of four search and rescue training officers and receive new GPS co-ordinates from him, sending them to the landing zone, and use a radio for a smoke grenade to signal for a helicopter to pick them up and bring them back to the naval base, where they will receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon landing in Guam, teams had to choose a marked vehicles and drive themselves to Andersen Air Force Base, due to military concerns, they must choose a military escort to drive them at the Air Base's control tower where they had to climb at the top to find their next clue.
  • Before arriving at US Naval Base in Orote Peninsula, a naval escort accompany teams to drive them to a specified location.

Leg 13 (Guam, USA → United States)[edit]

Teams visited the old San Francisco Mint for the final task on the Race.

Airdate: May 6, 2007

The final Detour of the Race was a choice between Under or Over. In Under, teams had to swim into an underwater cave where their next clue would be anchored to the floor of the cave. In Over, teams had to use a paddle board. Once there, both team members paddle together to one of paddle boards to reach a buoy that had their next clue.

There was a Roadblock that was being shown at the photos on the official CBS website suggesting involved jumping off a cliff into the water below, as Mirna and Danielle were shown doing this task in the photos. Footage of Charla & Mirna approaching jeeps with the clue inside each jeep after their helicopter landed in Lanai suggest that the location of the Roadblock was most likely in Hawaii before the Detour, though the exact location is unknown. However, this objective was unaired.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival in Honolulu, teams had to proceed to Kamaka Air Hangar where they must sign in one of three helicopters that will take them to Lanai. Once they land, they must choose a marked jeep to drive themselves to Kaumalapau Harbor for their next clue.
  • At Shipwreck Beach, teams had to trek a mile along the shore to find their next clue, telling them to use a kayak to find a nearby World War II ship wreck to find the buoy and their next clue.
  • At San Francisco's Old Mint, teams were given for the final task, one team member must enter the vault that would answer four questions relating to their opinion of other teams on the race had displayed on the wall:
  1. Who is least trustworthy?
  2. Who has the best sense of humour?
  3. Who is most overrated?
  4. Who do you most want to stay in touch with?
The answers must corresponding to a four digit code that that team member entered to lock a safe containing their final clue. The other team member then had 10 minutes to guess his or her teammate's answers and enter the same code to unlock the safe. If they guessed correctly, the safe would open and leave immediately to allow their final clue. If the 10 minutes expired without a correct guess, a guard would hand them their final clue.


Canadian ratings[edit]

Order Episode Viewers (millions) Rank
1 "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio" 1.99 #10[18]
3 "I'm Sorry I'm Wearing a Bathing Suit; It Is Very Weird, I Know" 1.94 #10
4 "No Babies on the Race" 2.06 #6
5 "You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guys" 1.82 #6
6 "We’re Going to Trade You for Food Now" 1.96 #7
7 "If I Were In Town, I'd Ask For Your Number" 1.04 #24
8 "The Way You Look, Yeah" 1.69 #9
9 "We Are Trying To Make Love, Not War" 1.96 #8
10 "Good Doing Business With You" 1.91 #5
11 "Oh My God, the Teletubbies Go to War" 1.97 #9
12 "Low to the Ground, That's My Technique" 2.03 #8


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