The Amazing Race 11
|The Amazing Race 11|
|Presented by||Phil Keoghan|
|No. of teams||11|
|Winners||Eric Sanchez & Danielle Turner|
|No. of legs||13|
|Distance traveled||45,000 mi (72,000 km)|
|No. of episodes||12/13[a]|
|Original release||February 18 –|
May 6, 2007
|Filming dates||November 20, 2006 – December 17, 2006|
The Amazing Race 11 (also known as The Amazing Race: All-Stars) is the 11th installment of the American 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 season premiered on February 18, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. CST, for one hour, and the season finale was on May 6, 2007. A DVD was released on May 1, 2013, courtesy of Amazon's CreateSpace program.
Dating couple Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner, who had competed on opposing teams on The Amazing Race 9, won this edition of the race. They were the first team in the American version to win a season without relying on a Fast Forward or a Yield, and also the first winners to win only the final leg of the Race.[b]
- 1 Production
- 2 Results
- 3 Episode title quotes
- 4 Prizes
- 5 Elimination Station
- 6 Race summary
- 6.1 Leg 1 (United States → Ecuador)
- 6.2 Leg 2 (Ecuador → Chile)
- 6.3 Leg 3 (Chile)
- 6.4 Leg 4 (Chile → Argentina)
- 6.5 Leg 5 (Argentina → Mozambique)
- 6.6 Leg 6 (Mozambique → Tanzania)
- 6.7 Leg 7 (Tanzania → Poland)
- 6.8 Leg 8 (Poland)
- 6.9 Leg 9 (Poland → Malaysia)
- 6.10 Leg 10 (Malaysia → Hong Kong)
- 6.11 Leg 11 (Hong Kong → Macau)
- 6.12 Leg 12 (Macau → Guam)
- 6.13 Leg 13 (Guam → United States)
- 7 Ratings
- 8 Notes
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Development and filming
As early as 2004, there had been talk about an all-star edition, with speculation that it would occur during the eighth season, as with Survivor. These rumors were fueled by reports that season 4 winner Reichen Lehmkuhl had been invited to appear in a future all-star race. 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. On September 28, 2006, CBS ordered an 11th season of The Amazing Race; in November 2006, the network officially acknowledged that an all-star edition was in production. 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."
This season traveled a little over 45,000 miles (72,000 km), across 30 cities and six continents and was the second season (after Season 5) to visit every continent except Antarctica. The new locales visited in this season were Ecuador, Mozambique, Poland, Macau, and Guam. This was the last season in the American series to feature the Yield. This is also the last season that did not either start or finish in the Greater Los Angeles Area until The Amazing Race 30.
The 11 teams were selected from past contestants among the first ten seasons. Keoghan personally submitted a list of 15 teams that he thought should return. Ten of them were chosen. The team he didn't choose was Eric & Danielle, who did not previously race together. Keoghan said, "I didn't think of that new combination, which actually is a really good one." 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". Despite the "All-Stars" title, only one team, Uchenna & Joyce, had won a previous season. Some former racers were angered by their omission from All-Stars, most notably Chip and Kim McAllister (Season 5), and BJ Averell and Tyler MacNiven (Season 9), who publicly criticized CBS' casting process.
- Colin Guinn and Christie Woods from Season 5 were expected to participate, but declined their participation due to the latter's pregnancy. They would eventually participate on The Amazing Race 31.
- 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:
- from Season 9:
- Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner, dating, 2nd place and 8th place respectively[c]
- from Season 10:
This season introduced the Elimination Station, featured 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.
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|
|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 6, Kandice 6|
|Charla & Mirna||Cousins||8th||8th||8th||7th||1st||1st||4th||4th^||2nd||3rd||2nd||3rd||3rd||Charla 6, Mirna 6|
|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.
- ^ Kevin & Drew received a penalty for not taking the car they used during Leg 1 when they departed on the second leg. It is unknown how long the penalty was, or when it was served.
- ^ Dustin & Kandice initially arrived 4th, but they had missed the clue to the Detour, having simply arrived by chance at one of the options (which they completed). They were forced to backtrack and retrieve the missed clue at the Detour and return to the Pit Stop. This did not affect their placement.
- ^ Uchenna & Joyce initially arrived 3rd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. This did not affect their placement.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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; both teams were declared 1st.
- ^ Joe & Bill initially arrived 5th, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. Eric & Danielle checked-in during the penalty time, dropping Joe & Bill to last place and resulting in their elimination.
- ^ 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.
- ^ Eric & Danielle initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. Charla & Mirna checked-in with approximately 14 minutes left of their penalty time, dropping Eric & Danielle to 3rd.
- ^ 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
Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.
- "I Told You Less Martinis and More Cardio" – Oswald
- "Beauty Is Sometimes Skin Deep" – Charla
- "I'm Sorry I'm Wearing a Bathing Suit; It Is Very Weird, I Know" – Mirna
- "No Babies on The Race!" – A letter from Jeremy and Dani to Eric & Danielle, read aloud by Eric
- "You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guy" – Joe
- "We're Going to Trade You for Food Now" – Oswald
- "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number" (Part 1) – Oswald
- "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number" (Part 2) – Oswald
- "The Way You Look, Yeah" – A local in Kuala Lumpur to Kandice (non-racer)
- "We Are Trying to Make Love, Not War" – Mirna
- "Good Doing Business With You" – Dustin
- "Oh My God, the Teletubbies Go to War" – Oswald
- "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. All trips were provided by Travelocity. The prizes were:
- Leg 1 – A trip to the Four Seasons Resort, Whistler Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
- 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
- Leg 5 – A trip to Aruba
- Leg 6 – A 12-foot (4 m) catamaran for each team member
- Leg 7 – A trip to Puerto Rico
- Leg 8 – A trip to St. Lucia[d]
- Leg 9 – A retro-scooter for each team member
- Leg 10 – A trip to Hong Kong during Chinese New Year
- Leg 11 – A Yamaha Waverunner for each member
- Leg 12 – An all-terrain vehicle for each member
- Leg 13 – US$1,000,000
The first five teams eliminated were sequestered at a villa in Acapulco, Mexico to await the finale. Subsequently, eliminated teams telephoned the villa to inform those 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 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 over breakfast how he was misdirected by several Chilean locals. 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 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; 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 and 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.
- 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. 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. The five teams at the villa departed for the "end city" in order to cheer the remaining teams at the finish line. 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 joys and disappointments.
|Destinations||Air travel Rail travel Water travel Bus travel|
|Route Markers||Detour Roadblock Fast Forward Yield Intersection Pit Stop|
Leg 1 (United States → Ecuador)
Airdate: February 18, 2007
- Palmetto Bay, Florida , United States (Charles Deering Historic Estate) (Starting Line)
- Miami (Miami International Airport) to Quito, Ecuador (Mariscal Sucre International Airport)
- Quito (Plaza de San Francisco)
- Quito (Pim's Restaurant) (Overnight Rest)
- Napo Province (Cotopaxi National Park – Hacienda Yanahurco)
- Napo Province (Cotopaxi National Park – Mirador Cotopaxi)
The first Detour 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, which had grown hooves too long to walk 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 was released, 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 these were found, a general would give them the next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At the start of the Race, teams were instructed to travel to their first destination city: Quito, Ecuador. Teams had had to pick a marked Mercedes-Benz vehicle to drive to Miami International Airport to book one of two flights. Five teams would be on an American Airlines flight which departed second but arrived first, while the other six teams would be Copa Airlines which departed first and arrived two hours behind the leaders.
- At Pim's Restaurant, teams had to pull a number to receive one of three different departure times for the next morning: 7:00, 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. At the designated times, teams were provided a map and found cars to drive themselves to Hacienda Yanahurco at Cotopaxi National Park, advised to enter at the north park entrance.
Leg 2 (Ecuador → Chile)
Airdate: February 25, 2007
- Quito (Mariscal Sucre International Airport) to Santiago, Chile (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport)
- Santiago (Codelco Corporate Headquarters)
- Santiago (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport) to Calama (El Loa Airport)
- Calama (Chuquicamata)
- San Pedro de Atacama (Valley of the Dead)
In the first Roadblock, one team member had to enter the ground floor of the corporate headquarters of Codelco and search the boardroom for letters of the alphabet. Teams needed to figure out that the majority of the letters, when unscrambled, would spell one of the ten destinations inscribed on the plaques hanging on the wall. When they believed they had the solution, which was "Chuquicamata", they had to show their answer to the security guard. If they were correct, he would hand them their next clue.
The Detour was a choice of 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 the work was complete, a foreman would hand them the next clue. In By Machine, each team member had to take a turn driving a huge front loader to transfer gravel. When teams moved enough gravel to cover a marked yellow line on a stick, a foreman would hand them the next clue.
- Additional task
- After the Detour, teams had to drive themselves in a marked vehicle to the Pit Stop at the Valley of the Dead in San Pedro de Atacama. Teams had to heed a speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph) while driving through Valle de la Luna on their way to the Pit Stop and could increase their speed to 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph) after leaving the valley.
Leg 3 (Chile)
Airdate: March 4, 2007
- San Pedro de Atacama (Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama)
- Calama (El Loa Airport) to Puerto Montt (El Tepual Airport)
- Metri (Universidad de Los Lagos – Centro Acuicultura y Ciencias del Mar)
- Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park (Petrohué River – La Maquina)
- Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park (Playa Petrohué)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to choose an 1,800-US-gallon (6,800 l; 1,500 imp gal) 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 (183 m) to a cliff where both team members needed to complete a 40-foot (12 m) rock climb. Each team member would grab half of their clue at the top. In River Wild, teams had to backtrack two miles (3.2 km) to the banks of Rio Petrohué, where they would complete a two-and-a-half mile (4 km) whitewater-rafting course, through level 3 and 4 rapids. After completing the course, teams would find their next clue.
- Additional task
- Upon arrival in Puerto Montt, teams had to choose a marked vehicle to drive themselves to the town of Metri.
Leg 4 (Chile → Argentina)
Airdate: March 11, 2007
- Puerto Montt (El Tepual Airport) to Punta Arenas (Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport)
- Punta Arenas (Lord Lonsdale Shipwreck)
- Punta Arenas (Plaza Muñoz Gamero and Nautilus or Plaza)
- Punta Arenas (Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport) to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (Ushuaia International Airport)
- Ushuaia (Playa Larga)
- Ushuaia (Bahia Lapataia) to Isla Redonda (in Spanish) (Unidad Postal Fin del Mundo Post Office)
- Isla Redonda (Mástil de Crucero ARA General Belgrano)
The Detour was a choice between Navigate It or Sign It. In Navigate It, teams had to use a map of Punta Arenas to find the Plaza Muñoz Gamero, where a sailor would hand them a compass. Then, using the compass, the teams needed to walk directly south to the Nautilus Building, a deep-sea salvage business, where 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 this map as a reference, teams needed to determine his expedition's circumnavigation of the world began and ended in Seville. They then had to build a traditional local signpost listing in order the fourteen ports-of-call on 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 the signpost, they would receive their next clue.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member was to search through 1,600 pieces of mail from a mailbag to find one of two letters addressed to their team (written by one of the other teams from their season). The team member then had to read the message inside the letter to their partner, after which they received their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- Upon arrival in Punta Arenas, teams had to find the Lord Lonsdale shipwreck and locate the clue nearby.
- At Carlos Ibanez Del Campo International Airport, teams had to sign-up for one of two charter flights to Ushuaia, Argentina, known as one of the southernmost cities in the world, which departed at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. the following morning.
- At Bahia Lapataia, teams had to take a number to reserve a place on a boat to Isla Redonda. Boats departed every 20 minutes and would take a maximum of two teams.
Leg 5 (Argentina → Mozambique)
Airdate: March 18, 2007
- Ushuaia (Martial Glacier)
- Ushuaia (Ushuaia International Airport) to Maputo, Mozambique (Maputo International Airport)
- Bilene, Gaza (Apopo Training Field)
- Maputo (Praça dos Trabalhadores)
- Maputo (Maputo Central Market or Mercado Janet)
- Maputo (Fortaleza de Maputo (in Portuguese))
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to guide a rat to find a Race flag above a deactivated landmine. 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 a half-mile (800 m) 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 (about US$1) to receive their next clue. In Porter, teams made their way two miles (3.2 km) to Mercado Janet, where they would use their bare hands to fill ten 45-pound (20 kg) bags with coal and sew them shut. Then, teams had to carry one of the bags to a specified address where the owner would hand them their next clue.
- Additional task
- 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. This informed them to start at the base of Martial Mountain and ride a chair lift, pick up equipment, and hike one-mile (1.6 km) through a glacier.
- Additional note
- Teams were provided tickets on a flight to Maputo set to arrive at 3:00 p.m but were under no obligation to use them. However, if teams wanted to book an earlier flight, then they would have to purchase the tickets at a travel agent as travelers can't book international flights from the Ushuaia airport.
Leg 6 (Mozambique → Tanzania)
Airdate: March 25, 2007
- Maputo (Maputo International Airport) to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Julius Nyerere International Airport)
- Dar es Salaam (Ferry Terminal) to Zanzibar City, Zanzibar (Ferry Terminal)
- Zanzibar City (Kiosk)
- Zanzibar City (Stone Town – Beyt al Chai hotel or Kijangwani – Kijangwani Lumber Yard)
- Kikungwi (Maasai Village)
- Zanzibar City (Stone Town – Old Fort of Zanzibar)
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 (500 m) to the Beyt al Chai hotel, where they would put together a 62-piece puzzle. Once the puzzle was correctly solved, and recreated an image from the tinga tinga style of local artwork, teams would receive their next clue. In Schlep It, teams made their way one-mile (1.6 km) to the Kijangwani Lumber Yard. Once there, they had to choose a local handcart, load two 50-pound (23 kg) logs, then take them more than a mile (1.6 km) to a dhow shipyard. When they delivered the logs, teams would receive their next clue.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to learn how to use a traditional Maasai wooden weapon called a rungu. They had to throw the weapon 65 feet (20 m) at a clay target to shatter the target and reveal their next clue hidden inside.
- Additional task
- At the Dar es Salaam ferry terminal, teams had to draw a number for one of four dhows that would take them to Zanzibar.
Leg 7 (Tanzania → Poland)
Airdate: April 1, 2007
- Zanzibar City (Zanzibar International Airport) to Warsaw, Poland (Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport)
- Warsaw (Czapski Palace)
- Warsaw (Prymas Palace or Escada Boutique and Panoramik Laboratory (in Polish))
- Warsaw (Łazienki Park – Statue of King Jan III Sobieski)
- Warsaw (Łazienki Palace)
The Detour was a choice between Perfect Pitch or Perfect Angle. In Perfect Pitch, which commemorated Frédéric Chopin, teams had to make their way three-quarters of a mile (1 km) to the Prymas Palace and choose a grand piano. Then, they had to 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, which commemorated Marie Curie, teams made their way approximately half-a-mile (800 m) to the Escada Boutique, obtained a mannequin, and carried 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 inside their mannequin; it needed to be positioned at a very specific angle for the image to show the name of their next destination.
An unaired Roadblock involved team members having to row a boat out onto the reflecting pool from the park to the palace (further details are unknown).
- Additional tasks
- At Czapski Palace, teams had to find a Frédéric Chopin impersonator who would give their next clue.
- After completing either Detour, teams received the worksheet or x-ray paper, from which they had to determine their next location was the statue of Jan III Sobieski at Łazienki Park.
- Additional note
- Due to limited availability of flights from Zanzibar to Warsaw, teams were provided tickets for a flight with an arrival time of 11:25 am the next day but were under no obligation to use them.
Leg 8 (Poland)
Airdate: April 1, 2007
- Warsaw (Monument of the Polish Underground State and the Home Army) to Oświęcim (Auschwitz-Birkenau)
- Kraków (Juliusz Słowacki Theatre)
- Kraków (Okrąglak (in Polish) or Old Jewish Quarter – J. Mazurek Bakery and Klezmer Hois)
- Sułoszowa (Pieskowa Skała)
In the first Fast Forward of the Race, one pair of newly joined teams had to climb the stairs of the fire guard tower of St. Mary's Basilica and the Town Hall Tower located in the Main Market Square. They had to count how many stairs there were, add these numbers together, and present the total number to a guard atop the fire guard tower. If they had the correct answer (348), both teams would win the Fast Forward award.
In this leg's Detour, the newly joined teams faced a choice between Eat It Up or Roll It Out. In Eat It Up, the Intersected teams had to make their way one-and-a-half miles (2.4 km) to an old market. Once there, each team member had to use traditional methods to make a three-inch (7.6 cm) length of Polish kiełbasa sausage. The teams would then 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 had to make their way one-and-a-half miles (2.4 km) to the J. Mazurek bakery in the city's Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter, and properly roll out twenty bagels. When finished, they would carry a delivery of fresh bagels one-quarter mile (400 m) to Klezmer Hois, and receive their next clue. Once teams completed the Detour, they were no longer Intersected.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to don a full suit of authentic medieval armor, then lead a horse a half-mile (800 m) 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 had to pick up tickets for one of two charter buses 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.
- At Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, teams encountered an Intersection that required two teams to agree to work together until further notice.
- After completing the Detour, teams had to find marked cars in a nearby parking a lot and drive themselves to Sułoszowa.
Leg 9 (Poland → Malaysia)
Airdate: April 8, 2007
- Kraków (John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)
- Sepang (Kuala Lumpur International Airport ERL Station) to Kuala Lumpur (Putra LRT Station or Sentul LRT Station)
- Kuala Lumpur (Putra LRT Station or Sentul LRT Station) to Gombak (Batu Caves)
- Kuala Lumpur (Kampung Baru – Kampung Baru Mosque)
- Kuala Lumpur (Dewan Lama or Chow Kit Bomba)
- Kuala Lumpur (Taman Sri Hartamas – Newspaper Truck)
- Kuala Lumpur (Carcosa Seri Negara)
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 (500 m) on foot to Dewan Lama. Once there, they had to use a traditional technique known as batik to exactly duplicate one of three patterns onto a 45-square-foot (4 m2) piece of cloth. Then they had to dye the cloth to the satisfaction of the artisan, who would give them the next clue. In Cookie Confection, teams made their way on foot a half-mile (800 m) to Chow Kit Bomba, located a marked stall, and searched through 600 boxes of traditional Malaysian festive cookies. They had to search by biting into the cookies, to find one with a black licorice center. The cookie vendor would then give them the next clue.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member would become involved in Malaysia's eco-friendly practice of paper recycling. Team members had to choose a bicycle with an attached side cart, then scour the neighborhood for residents willing to give them their used newspapers. Once they had collected enough newspaper to make a stack approximately six feet (1.8 m) high, they would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Batu Caves, teams had to climb the steps and search for their next clue.
- At Kampung Baru district, teams had to find the Kampung Baru Mosque and search the footbridge for their next clue, where they encountered a Yield.
- At the neighborhood of Taman Sri Hartamas, teams had to search for a newspaper vendor with a delivery truck to obtain their next clue.
Leg 10 (Malaysia → Hong Kong)
Airdate: April 15, 2007
- Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) to Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong , China (Hong Kong International Airport)
- Yau Tsim Mong District (Hankow Road – Sun Wah Kiu Dry Cleaning & Laundry)
- Sham Shui Po District (Tonkin Street) or Kowloon City District (Nga Tsin Wai Road)
- Yau Tsim Mong District (Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui) to Central and Western District (Star Ferry Pier, Central)
- Central and Western District (Former Kennedy Town Police Headquarters)
- Eastern District (Victoria Park)
- Wan Chai District (Hong Kong Jockey Club – Happy Valley Racecourse)
The Fast Forward required one team to travel 5 miles (8 km) to a film set located at the former Kai Tak Airport, where a high-speed stunt was being filmed for an action movie. They had to get in a car with a stunt driver and complete a stunt course, which involved sharp turns and the car flipping-over. After completing the stunt course, the team would win the Fast Forward award.
The Detour was a choice between Kung Fu Fighting or Lost in Translation. In Kung Fu Fighting, teams had to travel 5 miles (8 km) to Tonkin Street and find the former Cheung Sha Wan Police Quarters. Once there, they had to climb an 11-story bamboo scaffold, while avoiding a mock battle between kung fu stuntmen, 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 characters store signs for the specific one "滿玉時裝晚裝" shown in the clue. When they found the matching store, 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 of the former Kennedy Town Police Headquarters, and search the rooms for their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Sun Wah Kiu Dry Cleaning & Laundry, teams received their next clue from the launderer.
- At Victoria Park, teams had to proceed to Model Boat Pool find a model boat and a Travelocity roaming gnome. They then had to balance the gnome on the boat, and pull the model boat from one end of a pond to the other. If the gnome fell into the water, they had to start over. When they succeeded in getting the gnome across, they could retrieve their next clue from the bottom of the model boat.
Leg 11 (Hong Kong → Macau)
Airdate: April 22, 2007
- Central and Western District (Conrad Hong Kong)
- Central and Western District (Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal) to Freguesia da Sé, Macau (Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal)
- Freguesia da Sé (Macau Tower)
- Freguesia de São Lázaro (Lou Lim Ieoc Garden)
- Freguesia de Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Edificio Fabril Veng Kin) or Freguesia da Sé (Nam Van Lake)
- Freguesia de São Lázaro (Rua de Silva Mendes)
- Freguesia de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Trilho da Taipa Pequena 2000 Park)
The Roadblock had one team member perform the world's tallest (at the time) skyjump by first walking around the outer rim of the observation deck before taking a tethered jump off the Macau Tower to fall 660 feet (200 m) to the ground. When they landed, they received their next clue.
The Detour was a choice between Noodle or Dragon. In Noodle, teams had travel to the factory of Fábrica de Sopa de Fita Weng Kei inside Edificio Fabril Veng Kin, choose a noodle making station, and use traditional methods to flatten and cut dough into two bundles of Chinese noodles. Teams must do it properly to receive their next clue. In Dragon, teams had to travel to a warehouse, obtain a dragon head and drum, and carry them three-quarters of a mile (1.2 km) to the harbor at Nam Van Lake. There, they had to attach the dragon head to a matching dragon boat and deliver the drum to the boat's master to receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- After arriving on the Macau Peninsula by TurboJET, teams had to find a man on a rickshaw outside the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, who would give them their next clue. Teams then had to "travel by taxi to the tallest structure in Macau", the Macau Tower, where they would find a Yield and their next clue.
- At Rua de Silva Mendes, teams had to find a marked Mini Moke parked opposite Instalações do Departamento de Trânsito and drive themselves to the Pit Stop on Taipa Island.
- Additional note
- Teams began the eleventh leg outside the Conrad Hong Kong.
Leg 12 (Macau → Guam)
Airdate: April 29, 2007
- Freguesia da Sé (Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal) to Central and Western District, Hong Kong (Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal)
- Chek Lap Kok (Hong Kong International Airport) to Tamuning, Guam , United States (Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport)
- Yigo (Andersen Air Force Base)
- Santa Rita (Orote Peninsula – US Naval Base)
- Umatac (Fort Soledad)
The U.S. Air Force-inspired Detour was a choice between Care Package or Engine Care. In Care Package, teams made their way to a warehouse, chose a loading station, and filled 500-pound (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 airdrop training exercise. Though easier, the mission would take at least a half-hour. When they landed, the load master would hand them their next clue. In Engine Care, teams had to clean an engine pod on a B-52 bomber, and scour the associated flap section on the wing. When the sergeant was 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 had to navigate through the jungle. Team members had to find one of four training officers, who provided co-ordinates directing them to the landing zone. Then they used a radio and smoke grenade to signal a rescue helicopter to pick them up. The helicopter brought them back to their partner, where they received their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- After landing in Guam, teams had to choose marked vehicles and drive themselves to Andersen Air Force Base. Once on the base, due to military concerns, they must choose a military escort to drive them to the Air Base's control tower, where they had to climb to the top to find their next clue.
- Before arriving at the U.S. Naval Base in Orote Peninsula, a naval escort drove teams to a specified location.
Leg 13 (Guam → United States)
Airdate: May 6, 2007
- Tamuning (Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport) to Honolulu, Hawaii (Honolulu International Airport)
- Honolulu (Kamaka Air Hangar) to Lanai City, Lanai (Lanai Airport)
- Lanai (Kaumalapau Harbor)
- Lanai (Sea Cliff) (Unaired)
- Lanai (Shipwreck Beach)
- Lanai City (Lanai Airport) to Honolulu (Kamaka Air Hangar)
- Honolulu (Honolulu International Airport) to Oakland, California (Oakland International Airport)
- San Francisco (Grateful Dead House) (Unaired)
- San Francisco (San Francisco Old Mint)
- San Francisco (San Francisco Botanical Garden)
The final Detour was a choice between Under or Over. In Under, teams had to swim into an underwater cave and retrieve a clue anchored to the cave's floor. In Over, teams had to use a paddle board, and paddle together to reach a buoy that had their next clue.
After the Detour, teams had to travel by boat to a sea cliff where one team member had to complete a Roadblock of jumping off of a 30 feet (9.1 m) cliff to receive their next clue. This task went unaired in the episode.[e]
- Additional tasks
- Upon arrival in Honolulu, teams had to proceed to Kamaka Air Hangar where they had to sign-up for one of three helicopters that would take them to Lanai 10 minutes apart. Once they landed, they must choose a marked jeep with their next clue instructing teams to drive themselves to Kaumalapau Harbor to receive their next clue from a kahuna.
- At Shipwreck Beach, teams had to trek one-mile (1.6 km) along the shore to find a clue. This instructed them to use a kayak to paddle to a bouy with their next clue near a World War II shipwreck.
- At San Francisco's Old Mint, one team member had to enter a vault and answer four questions relating to their opinion of other teams on the Race:
- Who is the least trustworthy?
- Who has the best sense of humor?
- Who is the most overrated?
- Who do you most want to stay in touch with?
- Their answers would create a four-digit code which locked a safe containing their final clue. The other team member then had 10 minutes to guess his or her teammate's answers, entering the same code to unlock the safe. If they guessed correctly, the safe would open and the team could follow their final clue. If the 10 minutes expired without a correct guess, a guard would hand them their final clue.
|1||"I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio"||1.99||#10|
|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|
- When first shown in the United States, Legs 7 and 8 were shown as a double length episode. In other countries, these legs were aired separately.
- Before Eric & Danielle's victory, the first season of The Amazing Race Asia, which aired in 2006, was won by Zabrina Fernandez & Joe Jer Tee, without winning a single leg or relying on a Fast Forward or a Yield.
- 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.
- Two teams arrived in first place, due to collaboration on a Fast Forward during an Intersection. There was only one prize offered; however, and Oswald & Danny decided to concede the prize to Uchenna & Joyce.
- Mirna and Danielle were shown doing this task in promotional material and Danielle likely did the task as Eric had completed 6 Roadblocks. This task also took place after the Detour as Eric is not wearing a shirt while opening the clue from the Under Detour before the episode hard cuts to him with a shirt on reading the clue directing teams to Shipwreck Beach.
- The Race is on, all-star style. Retrieved on January 16, 2007.
- CBS announces The Amazing Race: All-Stars, Survivor: Fiji finales. Retrieved on April 4, 2007.
- "Reichen: all-star Amazing Race discussed". Reality Blurred. 2004-10-14. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- "The Amazing Race: All-Stars Confirmed". IGN. 2006-11-22. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- Adalian, Josef (2006-09-28). "Race facing 11th run". Variety. Retrieved 2006-09-28.
- Adalian, Josef (2006-11-21). "Faves to rerun Race". Variety. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- Angel Cohn (2007-02-16). "Ready, Set...It's The Amazing Race: All-Stars review". TV Guide. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008.
- "The Amazing Race producer Bertram van Munster talks 'All-Stars'". Reality TV World. 2006-02-14. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- "The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan dishes about 'All-Stars'". Realitytvworld. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
- Steve Rogers (2007-10-24). "Former The Amazing Race winners whine about All-Stars exclusion". Reality TV World. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- Eric Goldman (2007-05-10). "Amazing Race: All-Stars Interview: Charla and Mirna". TV Guide. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- ""I'M SORRY TO TELL YOU?YOU'VE BOTH BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE RACE"? NOW WHAT?". The Futon Critic. 2007-02-15.
- Rocchio, Christopher (February 26, 2007). "INTERVIEW: Kevin and Drew talk about their All-Stars experience". Reality TV World.
- Rocchio, Christopher (April 9, 2007). "INTERVIEW: Uchenna and Joyce Agu discuss their All-Stars race". Reality TV World.
- "INTERVIEW: Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek dish on All-Stars adventure". Retrieved April 2, 2007.
- "Photos of Unaired Leg 13 Roadblock on CBS Website". Archived from the original on June 30, 2008. Retrieved May 7, 2007.
- "9 Amazing Scenic Views". CBS.
- "Top Programs - Total Canada (English): February 12–18, 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2007.
|Awards and achievements|
| The last The Amazing Race team to win just one leg worth up to $3 million dollars
May 6, 2007–May 8, 2011
The Amazing Race 18