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The Amazing Race 2
The Amazing Race logo for season 2-7, TARlogo-USoriginal.jpg
The Amazing Race logo for Seasons 2–13
Presented byPhil Keoghan
No. of teams11
WinnersChris Luca & Alex Boylan
No. of legs13
Distance traveled52,000 mi (84,000 km)
No. of episodes11
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMarch 11 –
May 15, 2002
Additional information
Filming datesJanuary 7, 2002 – February 3, 2002
Season chronology
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Season 1
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Season 3

The Amazing Race 2 is the second season of the American reality television show The Amazing Race. The Race features eleven teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. It was premiered on March 11, 2002 and ended on May 15, 2002.

Lifelong friends Chris Luca and Alex Boylan were the winners of this Race.


Development and filming[edit]

The overview of Pahrump from Pahrump Valley was the Starting Line of the Race.

The second season of The Amazing Race traveled 52,000 miles (third longest route Race after season 5 and 9) in 28 days , spanning 5 continents and 8 different countries. Filming occurred between January and February 2002. The Race visited the countries of Brazil, Namibia, Australia and New Zealand, the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, as well as the continents of South America and, for the first time, Oceania. It was the only season (excluding The Amazing Race 8, which was run only in North America) to not stop in Europe.

The edition marked the debut of several Race traditions. The color scheme for all route markers and flags was changed to yellow and red after the previous season's yellow and white. In addition, host Phil Keoghan and a local greeter welcomed all teams arriving at the Pit Stops at the end of each leg.; previously, Keoghan appeared only to greet (and usually eliminate) the last-place team.

Leg 1 featured Heloísa Pinheiro, the real-life "Girl from Ipanema", who teams had to find on the "Beach" Detour option.

Contestant Cyndi Kalenberg[1] claimed that there was confusion about the vehicle replacement rules in Leg 2, in which the racers were informed that if their designated jeep broke down, the racers themselves would have to pay for repairs and wait for it to be fixed. Blake & Paige, however, were provided with a new vehicle when their jeep broke down, helping them to beat Hope & Norm in a race for second-to-last place to the Pit Stop. This enabled Blake & Paige to stay in the Race, while Hope & Norm were eliminated. For the next season, Race policy was changed so that a team would receive a replacement if a production-provided vehicle broke down or became unsafe to drive through no fault of the team. Teams would not be given any time credit in the event of a break down.

Graham Keating, Sydney's famous town crier,[2] served as the Pit Stop greeter during Leg 8.

Towards the end of the final leg, Chris & Alex passed Tara (and later Wil) in a footrace to the Finish Line. This marks the closest finish in the American version of The Amazing Race.


Eleven teams participated in the second season of The Amazing Race. The cast featured twins, a mother/daughter duo, siblings, grandmothers, pastors, and childhood friends.

Gary Rosen later returned to The Amazing Race to work as a story producer for the fifth season.

Blake Mycoskie went on to found Toms Shoes, a footwear company that donates a pair of shoes to children in need for every pair sold.

Future appearances[edit]

Oswald & Danny were selected to race in The Amazing Race: All-Stars among a cast of returning teams from the first ten seasons.

Alex Boylan went on to create and host the first season of the WGN America online reality show Around the World For Free, in which he journeyed around the world with no money to his name, relying on the generosity and hospitality of locals to continue on.[3]


This season had two official sponsors: American Airlines and Royal Caribbean International. These two sponsors provided the prizes that were sometimes awarded to first place teams.


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
1 2 3ƒ 4 5ƒ 6ƒ 7 8ƒ7 9 10 11 12 13
Chris & Alex Lifelong Friends 6th 2nd 7th 7th6 1st 6th 2nd 2nd 1stƒ 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st Chris 5, Alex 6
Tara & Wil Separated Couple 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th 3rd 4th8 3rd 2nd 1stƒ 1st9 2nd Tara 4, Wil 7
Blake & Paige Brother/Sister 4th2 9th 5th3 4th 4th 3rd 5th 5th8 2nd 1stƒ 2nd 1st 3rd Blake 8, Paige 3
Oswald & Danny Best Friends 8th 7th 1st 1stƒ 6th 4th 4th 1st 4th 4th 4th Oswald 6, Danny 3
Gary & Dave Former Roommates 9th 5th 3rd 3rd6 5th 2nd 1stƒ 3rd 5th Gary 2, Dave 5
Mary & Peach Sisters 7th 4th 4th 5th 2nd 1st 6th5 Mary 3, Peach 2
Cyndi & Russell Pastors/Married Parents 2nd 6th 8th 6th 7th Cyndi 1, Russell 3
Shola & Doyin Twins 3rd 1stƒ 5th3 8th5 Shola 0, Doyin 1
Peggy & Claire Grandmothers 10th 8th 9th4,5 Peggy 0, Claire 1
Hope & Norm Married Parents 4th2 10th Hope 0, Norm 1
Deidre1 & Hillary Mother/Daughter 11th Deidre 0, Hillary 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.
  1. ^ There is ambiguity over the spelling of Deidre's name. In the first two episodes, the opening and on-screen graphics show her name as "Deidre". Beginning with the third episode, the opening shows her name as "Diedre".
  2. ^a b Blake & Paige and Hope & Norm both agreed to a 4th place tie after both teams stepped on the Pit Stop mat at the same time.
  3. ^a b Blake & Paige and Shola & Doyin both agreed to a 5th place tie after both teams stepped on the Pit Stop mat at the same time.
  4. ^ Peggy & Claire left the Pit Start in Foz do Iguaçu 37 minutes late since they overslept and missed their departure time. This did not affect their departure placement in Leg 3.
  5. ^a b c In their respective elimination legs, Peggy & Claire (Leg 3), Shola & Doyin (Leg 4), and Mary & Peach (Leg 7) all fell so far behind by the time where all the other teams had already checked in (Peggy & Claire arrived at the Route Marker in Robben Island; Shola & Doyin were unable to complete the Detour; Mary & Peach arrived at the Roadblock location). Instead of being allowed to complete all tasks left in the leg, they were each instructed to go directly to the Pit Stop for elimination.
  6. ^a b Gary & Dave and Chris & Alex initially arrived 2nd and 7th, respectively, but they were each issued a retroactive 42-minute penalty for speeding during the leg (30-minute standard penalty plus 12-minutes for time gained). Both teams elect to serve their penalties at the start of Leg 5; while Chris & Alex position was not affected by the penalty, Gary & Dave departed 3rd on the next leg.
  7. ^ Tara & Wil attempted to do the Fast Forward on Leg 8, but they did not want to wait with the hours of operation. As a result, no team claimed the Fast Forward.
  8. ^a b Wil and Blake both incorrectly performed the Roadblock with their partners and had to completely re-do the Roadblock before getting their next clue. This did not affect either of their placements.
  9. ^ Tara & Wil initially arrived 2nd, but were given a 1-minute credit due to a minor production difficulty. This allowed them to tie for first with Blake & Paige, and were also given the prize for winning the leg as a result.

Episode title quotes[edit]

Starting with this season, episode titles are taken from quotes made by the racers in each episode. Quotes were sometimes altered slightly for humorous effect.

  1. "The World Is Waiting: Go!" – Phil Keoghan
  2. "Help Me, I'm American!" – Blake
  3. "My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off!" – Claire
  4. "This Game Is About Minutes" – Shola
  5. "Welcome To The World Of Being Human" – Mary
  6. "I'm Gonna Take His Girl" – Alex
  7. "I'm Gonna Throw Up On Phil's Shoes" – Oswald
  8. "I'm Not a Miner! No, You're An Idiot!" – Wil/Tara
  9. "Ready To Lose Our Lives" – Oswald
  10. "It's Hammer Time" – Chris
  11. "Follow That Plane!" – Wil


Individual prizes were awarded to the first team to complete certain legs.

  • Leg 1 – A vacation to Hawaii provided by American Airlines Vacations.
  • Leg 8 – A seven-night Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean.
  • Leg 9 – A vacation to Cancún provided by American Airlines Vacations.
  • Leg 10 – A vacation to Puerto Rico provided by American Airlines Vacations.
  • Leg 11 – A vacation to Los Cabos provided by American Airlines Vacations.
  • Leg 12 – A vacation to London and Paris provided by American Airlines Vacations.
  • Leg 13 – US$1,000,000

Race summary[edit]

Route map
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   BSicon BOOT.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Maki-heliport-15.svg Helicopter travel   Maki-bicycle-15.svg Bicycle travel   Maki-aerialway-15.svg Gondola travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Detour   Roadblock icon.svg Roadblock   Fast Forward icon.svg Fast Forward   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Pit Stop

Leg 1 (United States → Brazil)[edit]

In Rio de Janeiro, teams traveled to Sugarloaf Mountain where they found the Race's first Detour.

Airdate: March 11, 2002

The first Detour of the Race was an option of Mountain or Beach. In Mountain, teams had to rappel 590 ft (180 m) down the face of Sugarloaf Mountain to receive their next clue. In Beach, teams had to take the gondola back to the ground and proceed to Ipanema Beach to find the woman who inspired the song "The Girl from Ipanema" (Heloísa Pinheiro) with only a photo and a specific lifeguard station for reference who would give teams their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • From the Starting Line on a dry lakebed in Pahrump, Nevada, teams had to choose a marked car to drive themselves to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two flights were provided with only seven teams allowed on the first flight with the remaining four teams allowed on a second flight which left two hours later.
  • After finding the clue at Christ the Redeemer, teams had to travel to Paquetá Island, where they had to find a big tree known as "Fat Maria" and follow the local custom of kissing the tree for good luck to receive the next clue.
  • At the Lido Hotel, teams had to sign up for one of four boats returning to the mainland the next morning. Teams then spent the night on the island to wait for their boats, departing for the next morning. The first three teams left at 8:00 am, the next two at 8:45 am, three more at 9:30 am, and the last three at 10:15 am.

Leg 2 (Brazil)[edit]

Iguaçu Falls in the southern state of Paraná of Brazil was the focal point of this leg of the Race.

Airdate: March 13, 2002

The Fast Forward required one team to travel to Copacabana Beach and play a volleyball game against a local team. While the participating team was allowed to use their hands, the locals they were playing against could only use their feet, as per local regulations. The first team to score ten points would win the Fast Forward award.

The leg's Detour was a choice between Freak Out or Seek Out. In Freak Out, teams had to hang glide in tandem with a local instructor, gliding from the mountain to the beach below. Once both teammates had landed on the beach, they were immediately given their next clue. In Seek Out, teams had to travel down to the same beach and use a marked metal detector to find the next clue buried somewhere along a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) stretch of sand.

For this Roadblock, one team member had to ride a speedboat and use a map to direct the driver to Iguaçu falls. At the falls, teams then had to spot the route marker at the top of a rock formation to retrieve it, and head back to the dock.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, a zodiac boat took the teams from the yacht back to Urca Beach. From there, teams took one of the provided blue taxi cabs to Acadêmicos da Barra da Tijuca. In the first clue, there was also a red feather, which they then had to match to one of the dancers' headdresses. Once the correct dancer was found, she gave them their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams had to drive themselves to the Jungle Camp for the next Pit Stop.

Leg 3 (Brazil → South Africa)[edit]

In Cape Town, teams traveled to Robben Island, where famous prisoner and former President Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

Airdate: March 20, 2002

The Detour was a choice of Dance or Deliver. In Dance, teams had to put on a costume and sing and dance with a local troupe until they made R25 in tips, which they could exchange with the troupe leader for their next clue. In Deliver, teams had to carry fish from a boat and transfer it to the marked scales until they had transferred 125 kg (276 lb) of fish to receive their next clue from a fishmonger.

At Kalk Bay Harbour, teams were also provided the option of obtaining the Fast Forward, which required one team to find the Mooiberge Strawberry Field in Stellenbosch. Once there, the teams were required to look inside a "Zebra", a large zebra-shaped scarecrow, to find the Fast Forward award. This option did not appear on air as no team selected it.[4]

For this Roadblock, one team member had to search through the Langa township to buy a box of Epsom salts and a "Smiley" (a local name for a roasted sheep's head). After finding the items, they then had to deliver the Smiley as an offering to Ndaba Sangoma, who made a bitter potion out of the salts which the team member had to drink to receive the next clue.

Additional task
  • Once in Cape Town, teams took a ferry to Robben Island and had to find Nelson Mandela's prison cell for 18 years Section B Cell 5 to retrieve the next clue.
Additional note

Leg 4 (South Africa → Namibia)[edit]

Teams found a Fast Forward clue at the Swakopmund Lighthouse in Namibia.

Airdate: March 27, 2002

The Fast Forward required one team to look "where the railway tracks used to run". Once teams realized that the Swakopmund Hotel had been a railway station, they then searched the hotel grounds for the Fast Forward award, which was in the center of the pool.

The Detour was a choice between Slide or Stride. In Slide, teams had to take a safety briefing from an instructor and then slide down the steep side of a dune to a route marker at the bottom, reaching speeds of up to 60 mph. In Stride, teams had to walk down the opposite side of the dune along a marked path to the next clue.

For this Roadblock, one team member had to buy five wood animal carvings (lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant) for the lowest price possible, using their own money, and bring the carvings to a bushman, who exchanged them for a large wood giraffe carving with the next clue attached.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were provided a map and told to travel to the Cape Aviation Business Center to find Ryan Blake Air. They signed up a charter flight to Walvis Bay, Namibia, with the first four teams leaving at 9:00 am, and the last four at 12:00 pm.
  • At Swakopmund Lighthouse, teams had to spot marked 4x4 vehicles on a parking lot. Once spotted, teams must travel down to the lot and choose a vehicle with their next clue on the windshield. For safety reasons, they were accompanied by a local driver who took over the wheel at dusk.
  • At the General Dealer convenience store in Spitzkoppe, teams went inside and asked for the "postcard of the day", which was their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams then took the giraffe carving to Amani Lodge near Windhoek, the next Pit Stop.

Leg 5 (Namibia → Thailand)[edit]

After arriving in Bangkok, teams traveled to the Erawan Shrine, where they discovered that they had to perform a Detour.

Airdate: April 3, 2002

There was a Fast Forward which required one team to find the Amulet Market at Wat Ratchanadda. Here, one team member was required to have their head shaved - a Buddhist tradition. However, the Fast Forward went unaired.[5]

The Detour was a choice between Confusion Now and Confusion Later. In Confusion Now, teams had to search for a specific water taxi dock to find the correct taxi that would take them to a bird market. Once there, they simply had to buy and release a cage full of sparrows for good karma. In Confusion Later, teams had to take a taxi to Chinatown in Charoen Krung Soi 21, where they had to purchase a "car" to burn and send to their ancestors from the Lee Ti Biew shrine. However, teams had to figure out that the "car" they needed was one of the many small paper cars sold at multiple booths near the shrine.

For this Roadblock, one team member had to don a protective mask, gloves, and boots due to dangerous bacteria and venture into a nearby cave filled with millions of bats to retrieve the next clue.

Additional task

Leg 6 (Thailand)[edit]

One Detour task in Northern Thailand involved riding Asian elephants.

Airdate: April 10, 2002

The Detour was a choice between Boat and Beast. In Boat, teams had to travel 1.5 miles (2.4 km) down the river using a bamboo raft with long wooden poles as the locals do. In Beast, teams had to ride the same 1.5 miles (2.4 km) on the back of an elephant down the path next to the river. For both tasks, teams would find their next clue on a marked car at Mae Taeng River Camp.

For this Roadblock, one team member had to wash a series of chalk decorations from a religious ceremony off an elephant using only water, some soap, and sponge to receive their next clue.

Additional task
  • At the start of the leg, teams traveled back to Bangkok and searched for a flower vendor around Pak Khlong Talad using given street names to find their next clue.

Leg 7 (Thailand → Hong Kong)[edit]

In Hong Kong, teams traveled to Central Plaza, where they had to search the skyline for the Star Ferry.

Airdate: April 17, 2002

The Fast Forward required one team to travel to Wong Tai Sin Temple in Wong Tai Sin, where they found fortune teller Amelia Chow in the basement of the Fortune-telling and Oblation Arcade, who then gave one team member a face reading and the other a palm reading before giving them the Fast Forward award.

The Detour was a choice between Wishing Tree and Herbal Tea. In Wishing Tree, teams had to take a taxi 18 miles (29 km) to Lam Tsuen and find a wishing tree. Once there, they needed to each write one wish on a scroll and throw it into the tree's branches to receive the next clue. In Herbal Tea, teams had to walk to a nearby herbalist shop (生生藥行) on Reclamation Street and ask for a bitter herbal tea that both team members had to each drink a cup of to receive the next clue.

For this Roadblock, one team member had to climb into a crane and use the controls to lift one 2,000-pound (910 kg) shipping container off of a truck and onto the ground. The same team member then had to return the crane to its original position. Once this was done, the other team member was allowed to get the next clue from the side of the shipping container.

Additional tasks
  • At Seven Spires, teams were told to travel "to the top floor of the tallest building in Hong Kong".[6] They had to figure out it meant the Central Plaza.
  • At the 46th floor (not the top) of Central Plaza, teams used binoculars to search the area for a "green and white star", which they had to figure out was the colors of the Star Ferry terminal at Wan Chai Pier on the ground below.
Additional notes
  • Though the section in Sai Kung Town was edited out, there was a scene showing a passer-by helped Tara & Wil to speak "towards Sai Kung" (in Cantonese) to their taxi driver near the herbalist store. Meanwhile, Blake & Paige instructed their taxi driver "to Kwai Chung" at Ping Shek Estate terminus, the closest urban transport hub from Sai Kung, suggesting that this unaired route marker was after the Detour but before the Roadblock. In addition, Mary & Peach were seen to make "our own Pit Stop" inside Corner Café, a bar in Sai Kung Town, after completing the Detour, proving that there was an unaired segment in the area.
  • The boarding place of the sampan to the Pit Stop was wrongly introduced as in Aberdeen instead of Central, both on CBS website[7] and by Phil's narration. "Having won the Fast Forward, Gary and Dave can now skip all remaining tasks, go to the town of Aberdeen, find this pier, and then catch a ride on one of these boats known as sampans. The sampan will take them to the Chinese junk anchored in the middle of Hong Kong harbour," said Phil on the episode. Yet, Alex, Wil and Blake all said to the taxi drivers heading to Lung Wui Road for that sampan; Wil even spelled out the road name to the taxi radio station for direction.

Leg 8 (Hong Kong → Australia)[edit]

While in Sydney, teams visited the famous Sydney Opera House for the beginning of their Roadblock.

Airdate: April 24, 2002

The Fast Forward required one team to find Po Lin Monastery and then climb 268 steps to the Tian Tan Buddha to find the Fast Forward award.

The leg's Detour was a choice between Dragon and Lion. In Dragon, teams had to row a dragon boat, usually suited for twelve people, through a short, marked 600 m (2,000 ft) course to receive the next clue. In Lion, teams had to carry a ceremonial lion normally made for two through a 2,400 m (7,900 ft) course through narrow markets and steep stairs to receive the next clue.

For this Roadblock, one member from each team had to follow a series of clues written in Australian slang to receive the next clue. First, they had to find a surfie (surfer) in the lairy daks (flashy, colorful shorts) at Martin Place, then an anklebiter (child) riding a bicycle around Archibald Fountain at Hyde Park, then a Sheila (woman, usually single and attractive) in the Aussie cozzie (swim suit) near Captain Cook Statue in Hyde Park and ask for "the good oil" (useful information), then a bushie (country person who resides in the Australian Outback) in Circular Quay. Team members had to continue this task until they received a clue instructing them to reunite with their partner and travel to the Pit Stop.

Additional task
  • At the start of the leg, teams were told to travel by bus to Repulse Bay to receive their next clue.

Leg 9 (Australia)[edit]

The Detour of this leg of the Race paid tribute to the opal mining industry in South Australia.

Airdate: April 24, 2002

The Fast Forward required one team to go to Harry's Cafe de Wheels, where each team member had to eat a meat pie to win the Fast Forward award.

The Detour was a choice between Cool Down and Heat Up. In Cool Down, teams had to find the "Opal Quest" mine at Tom's Working Opal Mine in Coober Pedy. Once at the mining company, teams headed down into the cool tunnels and search within a large pile of dirt that hid an opal using traditional mining tools. After finding an "opal", they returned to the surface to show the judge their opals and collect the next clue. In Heat Up, teams played three holes of golf on the driest golf course in the world. However, the holes all criss-cross each other and teams had to play in the intense heat of up to 130 °F (54 °C) using only a map and one ball.

For this Roadblock, one team member had to throw a boomerang from within a circle such that the boomerang would leave, return to, and land within the circle.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams traveled to find BridgeClimb Sydney and sign up for a bridge climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to obtain the next clue.
  • After getting their clue, the teams were instructed to travel to Coober Pedy. To get there, they had to fly to Adelaide and make their way to National Jet Systems Terminal which they signed up for one of three flights to Coober Pedy. The first two teams departed at 1:00 pm, two more at 1:15 pm, and the last team at 1:30 pm.
  • Upon arrival in Coober Pedy, teams had to use a marked vehicle to drive themselves to the Metal Tree sculpture for the next clue.
  • After completing the Detour, teams had to travel to Lookout 2 inside Breakaways National Park and follow a series of flags on a valley to get their next clue.
  • After completing the Roadblock, teams continued to follow the trail of flags to the Aboriginal Camp, the Pit Stop for this leg of the Race.

Leg 10 (Australia → New Zealand)[edit]

In the Quick Jump Detour task, teams had to bungee jump 450 feet (140 m) off the Nevis Highwire Platform.

Airdate: May 1, 2002

The Fast Forward required one team to make their way to Shotover River. There, they had to ride a jetboat and spot a Race flag to find the Fast Forward award.

The Detour was a choice between Quick Jump or Long Hike. In Quick Jump, teams had to take a tandem bungee jump 450 feet (140 m) down to the clue at the bottom of the canyon, the second-highest bungee-jump in the world at the time. In Long Hike, teams had to hike down a long trail to the bottom of the canyon to reach the clue box.

For this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to enter a pen full of sheep and separate the three black sheep from 22 white sheep to a second pen at the end of the corral. When they were finished, the team then ran to the Pit Stop nearby.

Additional tasks
  • Teams had to drive back to Coober Pedy and load their vehicles onto a selected trailer called a road train, that would transport them to Glendambo. They then drove to a local airstrip and signed up one of two charter flights to Adelaide. The first two teams leave at 10:30 am, and the last two at 11:15 am.
  • At Wentworth Station, a farmland on Gibbston Highway near Victoria Flats Road, teams found marked 4x4 vehicles parked on the side of the road. Teams instructed the driver of their 4x4 to take them to the edge of the cliff. From there, two teams at a time can catch a gondola that would take them across this massive gorge to the Nevis Highwire Platform.

Leg 11 (New Zealand)[edit]

The Fast Forward in this leg of the Race required one team to do a scree run down Mount Tarawera, New Zealand's North Island dormant volcano.

Airdate: May 8, 2002

In the last Fast Forward of the Race, one team had to perform a "scree run" down Mount Tarawera, a run down the loose rock walls directly into the mouth of the dormant volcano, to obtain the Fast Forward award.

The Detour was a choice between Drop and Climb. In Drop, teams had to descend 350 feet (110 m) into a cavern known as "The Lost World" and then walk a short distance to Jesus Rock to receive the next clue. In Climb, teams had to climb down a 100 feet (30 m) ladder into the same cavern, then walk a much longer distance to reach the next clue.

For this Roadblock, one team member had to ride an ATV through a challenging off-road course over difficult terrain, then collect the clue at the end of the course.

Additional note
  • At the start of the leg, teams chose a campervan, which they would use for the rest of the leg.

Leg 12 (New Zealand → United States)[edit]

Teams traveled to the island of Molokini in Hawaii to perform a Roadblock.

Airdate: May 15, 2002

The Detour was a choice between Bike and Walk. In Bike, teams had to search the large pineapple field on a pair of bikes to find the only red plastic pineapple for the clue inside. In Walk, teams searched the same field on foot to find one of four yellow plastic pineapples also for the clue inside.

For this Roadblock, one team member had to snorkel near the sunken island and find and open one of three yellow cases chained underwater to retrieve the clue sealed inside.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, the teams were told to find the "Father of Auckland". They had to figure out that their next destination was the Monument of Sir John Logan Campbell at One Tree Hill, who earned the name "the Father of Auckland".
  • Once in Maui, teams had to drive a marked vehicle to find the ruins of an abandoned sugar mill, located near the old campus of Maui High School.
  • After the Detour, teams headed to McGregor Point where they had to navigate the arrows to the water's edge, and chose a motorboat to take them to Molokini island along a course of red and yellow buoys for their next clue.

Leg 13 (United States)[edit]

Fort Baker in Sausalito, overlooking the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, hosted the Finish Line of The Amazing Race 2.

Airdate: May 15, 2002

The final Roadblock of the Race required one team member used the tools picked up from the hardware store - a hammer, chisel, drill, and/or flamethrower - to retrieve the clue frozen inside a large globe of ice.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams had to drive themselves to a pier in Hana Bay and find Queen Kaʻahumanu's Birthplace to look for their next clue.
  • At Rust's Flying Service, teams had to instruct their pilots to fly to Trapper Creek, where teams spent the night in an igloo before receiving the next clue.
  • The following morning, teams had to put on snowshoes and hike through the woods to obtain the next clue, where one team member drove a Snowcat across a frozen lake (this is said to be part of the final Detour of the Race).
  • At Homesteader's Hardware Store, teams had to pick up some tools and a propane tank with their next clue.
  • Once in San Francisco, teams had to find Landmark #97 near the intersection of Broadway and Jones streets, the Atkinson-Esher House, to obtain the next clue.
  • The clue from the house instructed teams to travel by foot to Municipal Pier for the final clue.


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