The Amazing Race 2
|The Amazing Race 2|
|Season run||March 11, 2002
– May 15, 2002
|Filming dates||January 7, 2002
– February 3, 2002
|No. of episodes||11|
|Winning team||Chris Luca & Alex Boylan|
|Distance traveled||52,000 miles (84,000 km)|
|No. of legs||13|
|All-Stars||Oswald Mendez & Danny Jimenez|
|Season 1 ◄ Chronology ► Season 3|
The Amazing Race 2 is the second season of the American reality television game 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.
- 1 Production
- 2 Results
- 3 Episode title quotes
- 4 Prizes
- 5 Race summary
- 5.1 Leg 1 (United States → Brazil)
- 5.2 Leg 2 (Brazil)
- 5.3 Leg 3 (Brazil → South Africa)
- 5.4 Leg 4 (South Africa → Namibia)
- 5.5 Leg 5 (Namibia → Thailand)
- 5.6 Leg 6 (Thailand)
- 5.7 Leg 7 (Thailand → Hong Kong, China)
- 5.8 Leg 8 (Hong Kong, China → Australia)
- 5.9 Leg 9 (Australia)
- 5.10 Leg 10 (Australia → New Zealand)
- 5.11 Leg 11 (New Zealand)
- 5.12 Leg 12 (New Zealand → United States)
- 5.13 Leg 13 (United States)
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Development and Filming
The second season of The Amazing Race travelled 52,000 miles (84,000 km) miles 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, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the continents of South America and, for the first time, Oceania. It was the only season (excluding The Amazing Race 8 that 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.
Contestant Cyndi Kalenberg 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 and Paige, however, were provided with a new vehicle when their jeep broke down, helping them to beat Hope and Norm in a race for second-to-last place to the Pit Stop. This enabled Blake and Paige to stay in the race while Hope and 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.
Toward the end of the final leg, Chris and Alex passed Tara (and later Wil) in a foot race to the finish line. This marks the closest finish in the U.S. version of The Amazing Race; the second season of the Latin American version ended with the winning team beating the second-place team by just a few yards.
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.
Oswald and 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 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.
Gary Rosen later returned to The Amazing Race to work as a story producer for the 5th season
The following teams participated in the Race, each listed along with their placements in each leg and relationships as identified by the program. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television, owing to the inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:
|Team||Relationship||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks performed|
|Chris & Alex||Childhood Best 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.
- ^ 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".
- ^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.
- ^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.
- ^ 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 overall placement in Leg 3.
- ^a b c In their respective elimination legs, Peggy & Claire, Shola & Doyin, and Mary & Peach 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 unable to complete the Detour; Mary & Peach arrived at Wishing Tea Detour 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.
- ^a b Gary & Dave initially arrived 2nd, and Chris & Alex arrived 7th, but they were each issued a retroactive 42-minute penalty for speeding during the leg (12-minutes for the time gained plus the standard 30-minute violation penalty). Both teams served their penalties before beginning the next leg; this dropped Gary & Dave to 3rd to depart, while Chris & Alex remained in 7th.
- ^ Tara & Wil attempted to do the Fast Forward with the climbing task but they did not want to wait with the hours of operation. As a result, no team claimed the Fast Forward.
- ^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.
- ^ 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
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.
- "The World Is Waiting: Go!" – Phil Keoghan
- "Help Me, I'm American!" – Blake
- "My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off!" – Claire
- "This Game Is About Minutes" – Shola
- "Welcome To The World Of Being Human" – Mary
- "I'm Gonna Take His Girl" – Alex
- "I'm Gonna Throw Up On Phil's Shoes" – Oswald
- "I'm Not a Miner! No, You're An Idiot!" – Wil/Tara
- "Ready To Lose Our Lives" – Oswald
- "It's Hammer Time" – Chris
- "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-day 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 - $1,000,000
|Destinations||Air travel Rail travel Water travel Bus travel|
|Route Markers||Detour Roadblock Fast Forward Pit Stop|
Leg 1 (United States → Brazil)
Airdate: March 11, 2002
- Pahrump, Nevada, United States (Starting line)
- Las Vegas (McCarran International Airport) to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport)
- Rio de Janeiro (Christ the Redeemer)
- Paquetá Island (Fat Maria)
- Paquetá Island (Lido Hotel - Ilha Tours) (Overnight Rest)
- Rio de Janeiro (Sugarloaf Mountain)
- Rio de Janeiro (Tocorimé Yacht near Urca Beach)
At the starting line, a dry lakebed in Pahrump, Nevada, teams were told the basic rules and opened their fist clues, requiring them to drive themselves to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and fly to their first destination city: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two flights were provided with only seven teams were allowed on the first flight, the remaining four teams took a second flight which left two hours later.
Upon arriving in Rio de Janeiro, teams headed to Christ the Redeemer to find the next clue at the top of the mountain, instructing teams 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. This clue directed the teams at Lido Hotel where they signed 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 in forty-five-minute intervals.
The next day, teams arrived back on the mainland and traveled to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. On the mountain they found their first Detour; a choice between Mountain or Beach. In Mountain, teams had to rappel 590 ft (180 m) down the face of Sugarloaf Mountain. At the bottom, teams would 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. Once the woman was found, she would give them their next clue. After the Detour, the teams had to find the first Pit Stop, the Tocorimé Yacht docked near Urca Beach.
Leg 2 (Brazil)
Airdate: March 13, 2002
- Barra da Tijuca (Acadêmicos da Barra da Tijuca – Samba Club) (Portuguese)
- Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana Beach)
- Rio de Janeiro (Pedra Bonita (Portuguese) overlooking São Conrado beach)
- Rio de Janeiro (Terminal Rodoviário Novo Rio) to Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná (Rodoviária Internacional de Foz do Iguaçu)
- Foz do Iguaçu (Iguaçu National Park, Iguaçu Falls – Macuco Safari Dock[dead link])
- Foz do Iguaçu (Iguaçu National Park – Jungle Camp)
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 taxicabes to Acadêmicos da Barra da Tijuca. In the first clue 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 club, teams found the next Fast Forward, which had one team go 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 other teams made their way to Pedra Bonita overlooking São Conrado beach, where teams found the next Detour; 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 travel down to the same beac and use a marked metal detector to find the next clue buried somewhere along a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) stretch of sand.
After the Detour, teams had to travel by bus to the town of Foz do Iguaçu, then drive to Macuco Safari Dock at Iguaçu National Park near Iguaçu Falls for the next Roadblock, asking "For someone with keen eyes and a good sense of direction". 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. After reaching dry land again, the teams had to drive themselves to the Jungle Camp for the next Pit Stop.
Leg 3 (Brazil → South Africa)
Airdate: March 20, 2002
- Foz do Iguaçu (Foz do Iguaçu International Airport) to Cape Town, South Africa (Cape Town International Airport)
- Cape Town (Nelson Mandela Gateway, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront) to Robben Island
- Robben Island (Section B Cell 5)
- Robben Island to Cape Town (Nelson Mandela Gateway, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront)
- Kalk Bay (Kalk Bay Harbour)
- Kalk Bay (Kalk Bay Station) to Cape Town (Cape Town railway station)
- Langa (Paradise Hair Salon, Zone 23)
- Stellenbosch (Lanzerac Manor)
At the start of the leg, teams departed from Foz do Iguaçu to Cape Town, South Africa via São Paulo. Upon arriving in Cape Town, teams took a ferry to Robben Island and had to find the cell "Section B Cell 5" – (Nelson Mandela's prison cell) for 18 years – to retrieve the next clue. After finding the cell, the teams returned to the mainland and traveled to Kalk Bay.
At Kalk Bay, teams found the next Detour; a choice between 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. Once the team had accomplished this task, the troupe leader took the money and gave the team the next clue. In Deliver, teams had to carry fish from a boat and transfer it to the marked scales. Once they had transferred 125 kg (276 lb) of fish, the fish monger gave the team the next clue. At the bay, teams were also provided the option of choosing the Fast Forward which required teams to find the Mooiberge Strawberry Field in Stellenbosch. Once there, the teams were required to look inside a "Zebra," (actually a large zebra-shaped scarecrow) to find the Fast Forward Pass. This option did not appear on air as no team selected it.
After the Detour, teams traveled to Paradise Hair Salon, Zone 23 in Langa and found the next Roadblock asking "For someone with a strong sense of direction and a strong stomach". 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. After the Roadblock, teams headed to the next Pit Stop, Lanzerac Manor in Stellenbosch.
Leg 4 (South Africa → Namibia)
Airdate: March 27, 2002
- Cape Town (Cape Aviation Business Centre, Cape Town International Airport) to Walvis Bay, Namibia (Walvis Bay Airport)
- Swakopmund (Swakopmund Lighthouse)
- Swakopmund (Swakopmund Hotel)
- Erongo Region (Dorob National Park – Matterhorn Sand Dune)
- Usakos (Spitzkoppe – General Dealer)
- Usakos (Spitzkoppe – Woodcarver's Market)
- Khomas Region (Amani Lodge)
Using a map for reference, teams were required to travel from the start of the leg to the Cape Aviation Business Center to find Ryan Blake Air. Here teams signed up for one of two charter flights which left three hours apart for Walvis Bay, Namibia. Upon arriving in Walvis Bay, teams traveled to the Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund and had to find a clue box at the top. While at the lighthouse teams had to spot marked 4x4 vehicles in a nearby parking lot. Once spotted, teams must travel down to the lot, choose a vehicle with their next clue on the windshield. For safety reasons, they were accompanied by a local driver who and took over the wheel at dusk.
The clue contained a Fast Forward and teams were told 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 pass, which was in the center of the pool. The other teams then traveled to the Matterhorn Sand Dune at Dorob National Park for the next Detour; 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, following a path of flags to the next clue.
After the Detour, the teams made their way to Spitzkoppe to find the General Dealer convenience store. Upon arrival, teams went inside and asked for the "postcard of the day" which was really the next clue. After that, the teams then headed to Woodcarver's Market for the next Roadblock, asking "For someone who knows their animals". 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. Once this was accomplished, each team took the five woodcarvings to a bushman, who exchanged them for a carving of a large wood giraffe with the next clue attached. After the Roadblock, teams then took the giraffe carving to Amani Lodge near Windhoek the next Pit Stop.
Leg 5 (Namibia → Thailand)
Airdate: April 3, 2002
- Windhoek (Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport) to Bangkok, Thailand (Don Mueang International Airport)
- Bangkok (BTS Skytrain – Siam Station) to (Erawan Shrine)
- Bangkok (Wat Ratchanadda - Amulet Market)
- Bangkok (Bird Market or Chinatown)
- Bangkok (Sai Tai Mai) to Ratchaburi
- Ratchaburi (Wat Kao Chong Phran)
- Amphawa (Ban Plai Pong Pang)
At the start of the leg, teams departed from Windhoek for Bangkok, Thailand. Once the teams arrived in Bangkok, they took the BTS Skytrain from Siam Station, then traveled to Erawan Shrine where they had to find the next clue near the temple dancers. At Erawan Shrine, teams found the next Fast Forward, which required teams 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.
At the same shrine, teams also found the next Detour; 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.
After the Detour, teams were instructed to travel by bus to Ratchaburi and to find Wat Kao Chong Phran temple for the Roadblock, asking "For someone who is comfortable in a crowd". For this Roadblock, one team member had to don a protective mask, gloves and boots (due to dangerous bacterium) and venture into a nearby cave filled with millions of bats to retrieve the next clue, which directed them to the next Pit Stop at Ban Plai Pong Pang river house in Amphawa.
Leg 6 (Thailand)
Airdate: April 10, 2002
- Bangkok (Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market)
- Bangkok (Hua Lam Phong Railway Station) to Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai Railway Station)
- Chiang Mai (Old Bridge on Ban Muang Kut) (Maetang River Camp)
- Chiang Mai Province (Mae Ping Village)
- Chiang Dao District (Karen Village)
At the start of the leg, teams traveled back to Bangkok by car and searched for a flower vendor around Pak Khlong Talad using given street names to find their next clue in the largest flower market in all of Thailand. Once the correct stand was found, teams traveled by train to the village of Chiang Mai and find an Old Bridge in Ban Muang Kut. At the bridge in Ban Muang Kut, teams found the next Detour; 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.
After the Detour, teams then chose a marked vehicle which they had to drive to Mae Ping Village for the next Roadblock, asking "For someone who enjoys getting wet". 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. When the elephant master was satisfied, they were given their next clue. After the Roadblock, teams continued to drive themselves to the leg's Pit Stop: Karen Village.
Leg 7 (Thailand → Hong Kong, China)
Airdate: April 17, 2002
- Chiang Mai (Seven Spires)
- Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai International Airport) to Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong , China (Hong Kong International Airport)
- Wan Chai (Central Plaza)
- Central (Star Ferry Pier, Central) to Tsim Sha Tsui (Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui)
- Lam Tsuen (Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees) or Tsim Sha Tsui (Sang Sang Medicine Hall, Saigon Street)
- Kwai Chung (Hong Kong International Terminals Limited (HIT))
- Victoria Harbour (On board the Duk Ling Chinese Junk)
At the start of the leg, teams had to drive to Seven Spires in Chiang Mai. Upon arriving in Seven Spires, teams left the marked cars and flew to Hong Kong, and upon arrival, teams then made their way to Central Plaza. At the top floor, the teams used binoculars to search the area for a "green and white star" (the logo of the Star Ferry Terminal), afterwards the teams took the ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui.
At the Star Ferry Terminal, teams found the next Fast Forward in which one team is required to travel to Wong Tai Sin Temple in Wong Tai Sin, where they find a fortune teller in the basement who then gave one team member a face reading and the other a palm reading. After riding the Star Ferry Terminal, teams found the next Detour; 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 special wishing tree. Once there, they needed to 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 herbal shop in a marketplace on Saigon Street and ask for a bitter herbal tea. At the herbal shop, both team members then had to drink a cup of foul-tasting tea to receive the next clue.
After the Detour, the teams traveled to Hong Kong International Terminals Limited (HIT) and found the next Roadblock, asking "For someone with steady hands, even high above the ground". For this Roadblock, one team member to climb into a crane and use the controls to lift one 2,000 lb (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. After the Roadblock, the teams were directed to the Duk Ling Junk ship floating in Victoria Harbour for the next Pit Stop.
Leg 8 (Hong Kong, China → Australia)
Airdate: April 24, 2002
- Victoria Harbour (Hong Kong Station) to Repulse Bay (Repulse Bay Beach)
- Repulse Bay (Kwun Yam Shrine – Tin Hau Statue)
- Stanley (Murray House)
- Chek Lap Kok (Hong Kong International Airport) to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Sydney Airport)
- Sydney (Sydney Opera House)
- Sydney (Martin Place, Hyde Park, and Circular Quay)
- Sydney (Rooftop of Museum of Contemporary Art overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge)
At the start of the leg, teams traveled by bus, then by a sampan to Repulse Bay to find the Tin Hau statue at the Kwun Yam Shrine. At the shrine, teams traveled to the Murray House. Also at the start of the leg, teams had the option to try for the next Fast Forward whi ch required for to find Po Lin Monastery, and then climb 268 steps to the Tian Tan Buddha to find the Fast Forward award. Back at the Murray House, teams found the next Detour; 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.
After the Detour, teams flew to Sydney, Australia. Upon arriving in Sydney, teams made their way to the famous Sydney Opera House where they found the next Roadblock asking "For someone who speaks good Australian". 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: the surfie (surfer) in the lairy daks (flashy, colorful shorts) at Martin Place, then the anklebiter (child) riding a bicycle around Archibald Fountain at Hyde Park, then ash 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", then the bushie (country person who resides in the Australian Outback) in Circular Quay. After the Roadblock, teams reunited and traveled to the Pit Stop located on the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Leg 9 (Australia)
Airdate: April 24, 2002
- Sydney (BridgeClimb Sydney)
- Sydney (Sydney Harbour Bridge)
- Sydney (Sydney Airport) to Adelaide, South Australia (Adelaide International Airport)
- Adelaide (National Jet Systems Terminal)
- Adelaide (Adelaide International Airport) to Coober Pedy (Coober Pedy Airport)
- Coober Pedy (Metal Tree)
- Coober Pedy (Opal Quest Mine or Cooper Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club)
- Breakaways National Park (Lookout 2)
- Breakaways National Park (Aboriginal Camp)
At the start of the leg, teams traveled to find BridgeClimb Sydney, where each team had to climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to obtain the next clue. After climbing the bridge directed, the teams traveled to travel to Coober Pedy. To get there, teams had to fly to Adelaide, make their way to National Jet Systems Terminal and sign up for one of three flights to Coober Pedy which departed every 15 minutes. Also at the start was an option for the next Fast Forward, which had one team go to Harry's Cafe de Wheels where both team members had to eat an meat pie to win the Fast Forward award.
Upon arriving in Coober Pedy, teams had to use a provided vehicle to drive themselves to the Metal Tree sculpture for the next clue. At the Metal Tree was the next Detour which was a choice between Cool Down and Heat Up. In Cool Down, teams had to find the Opal Quest mine in Coober Pedy. One 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", then 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 play in the intense heat of up to 130 °F (54 °C) using only a map and one ball.
After the Detour, teams were directed to Lookout 2 Breakaways National Park and follow a series of flags to search for the next Roadblock, asking "For someone throwing should have a good arm". For this Roadblock, one team member had to throw a boomerang from within a circle su that the boomerang would leave, return to, and land within the circle. After completing the Roadblock, teams continued to follow the trail of flags them to the Aboriginal Camp, the Pit Stop for this leg of the Race.
Leg 10 (Australia → New Zealand)
Airdate: May 1, 2002
- Glendambo (Airstrip)
- Adelaide (Adelaide International Airport) to Queenstown, New Zealand (Queenstown Airport)
- Queenstown (Shotover River)
- Gibbston Valley (Wentworth Station)
- Nevis River (Nevis Highwire Platform)
- Mount Somers (Canterbury Plains - Inverary Sheep Station)
At the start of the leg, teams departed for Queenstown, New Zealand. First they traveled back to Coober Pedy, then loaded their vehicles onto a selected trailers called a road train, and were transported them into Glendambo. They then drove to a local airstrip and signed up one of two charter flights to Adelaide leaving forty-five minutes apart.
Upon arriving in Queenstown, teams found the next Fast Forward, which had one team take a speedboat down the Shotover River and find a route marker beneath the riverbank while riding at high speeds. The other teams had to travel to Wentworth Station and take a marked car to Nevis Highwire Platform and instruct their drivers to take them to a gondola to the Nevis Highwire Platform. On the platform suspended over the middle of a massive gorge, teams found the next Detour; 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 with reaching the clue box.
After the Detour, teams drove to the Inverary Sheep Station near Mount Somers for the next Roadblock, asking "For someone ready for a wild and woolly time". At the Sheep Station, 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.
Leg 11 (New Zealand)
Airdate: May 8, 2002
- Picton (Interislander Picton Ferry Terminal) to Wellington (Interislander Wellington Ferry Terminal) via Interislander
- Rotorua (Maori Arts & Crafts Institute)
- Rotorua District (Mount Tarawera)
- Waitomo District (Waitomo Caves – The Lost World)
- Woodhill, Auckland (4 Track Adventures)
- Auckland (Ardmore Airport – Warbirds Hangar)
At the start of the leg, teams chose a campervan (which they would use for the rest of the leg) from and traveled took a ferry from Picton to Wellington in the North Island, then drove to Rotorua. Once the teams arrived in Rotorua, they headed to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute and searched for the next clue. At the institute, the teams also found the last Fast Forward, where 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.
For all the other teams, they had to take the Detour; 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.
After the Detour, teams then proceeded to 4 Track Adventures near the city of Auckland where they found the next Roadblock, asking "For a rough rider". 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. After the Roadblock, the teams traveled to the Warbirds Hangar in Ardmore Airport, the Pit Stop for this leg.
Leg 12 (New Zealand → United States)
Airdate: May 15, 2002
- Auckland (One Tree Hill – Sir John Logan Campbell Monument)
- Auckland (Auckland Airport) to Kahului, Maui, Hawaii, USA (Kahului Airport)
- Paia (Old Campus of Maui High School)
- Haiku-Pauwela (Pauwela Pineapple Field)
- Maalaea (McGregor Point) to Molokini
- Mokulau (Huialoha Church)
At the start of the leg, the teams were told 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". From there, the teams were told to travel to Maui, Hawaii. Once they arrived in Maui, they used a provided map to find the ruins of an abandoned Sugar Mill, located near the old campus of Maui High School.
At the sugar mill, teams then traveled to the Pauwela Pineapple Field and found the next Detour; 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.
After the Detour, the teams were directed to drive to McGregor Point. At the point, they followed the arrows to the water's edge, chose a motorboat to take them to Molokini island along a course of red and yellow buoys. Upon arriving in Molokini, teams the next Roadblock, asking "For person should be ready to sink and swim". 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. The teams returned to the boat, traveled to the Kihei boat ramp and drove to the Huialoha Church, the final Pit Stop of this Race.
Leg 13 (United States)
Airdate: May 15, 2002
- Hana (Queen Kaʻahumanu's Birthplace near Hana Bay)
- Kahului (Kahului Airport) to Anchorage, Alaska (Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport)
- Anchorage (Rust's Flying Service)
- Anchorage (Lake Hood Strip) to Trapper Creek (Overnight Rest)
- Big Lake (Homesteader's Hardware Store)
- Hurricane Gulch
- Anchorage (Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport) to Oakland, California (Oakland International Airport)
- San Francisco (Landmark #97, Atkinson-Esher House)
- San Francisco (Municipal Pier)
- Sausalito (Murray Circle on East Fort Baker overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge)
At the start of the leg, teams had to drive themselves to a pier in Hana Bay and find Queen Kaʻahumanu's Birthplace. Afterwards, teams traveled to Anchorage, Alaska. Upon arrival in Anchorage, teams headed to Lake Hood Strip and found Rust's Flying Service. At Rusty's they instructed their pilots to fly to Trapper Creek where teams spent the night in an igloo before receiving the next clue.
The next morning, teams put on snowshoes and hiked 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 unused final Detour of the Race). After crossing the lake, teams then drove to Homesteader's Hardware Store in Big Lake to pick up some tools and a propane tank with their next clue, which directed teams to drive to Hurricane Gulch for the final Roadblock, asking "For someone who can chip away at a challenge". For this Roadblock, 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.
After the Roadblock, teams flew Oakland, then to their final destination, San Francisco, California. Once teams arrived in San Francisco, they had to find Atkinson-Esher House, Landmark #97 between Broadway and Jones streets to obtain the next clue. This directed them to travel by foot to Municipal Pier. After the walk, teams found the final clue which sent teams to the finish line at Murray Circle on East Fort Baker in Sausalito.
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