The Amazing Race 23

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The Amazing Race 23
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The Amazing Race logo
Season Run September 29 (2013-09-29) – December 8, 2013 (2013-12-08)
Filming dates June 9 (2013-06-09) – July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)
Winning team Jason Case & Amy Diaz
All-Stars Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran
Season Stats
Continents visited 4
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 21
No. of legs 12
Distance traveled 35,000 mi (56,000 km)
Season chronology
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The Amazing Race 23 is the twenty-third installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. It featured eleven teams of two people, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world for a US$1 million grand prize.

The season premiered on September 29, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET[Note 1]/PT on CBS, with the two-hour season finale airing on December 8, 2013.[1][2]

Dating couple Jason Case and Amy Diaz were the winners of this season of The Amazing Race.

Production[edit]

Development and filming[edit]

The season was renewed on March 27, 2013 for the 2013–14 TV season. A revised opening credits sequence and on screen clue information graphics were developed for this season with an updated map using 3D blue marble layout.[3]

The season spanned 35,000 miles (56,000 km) through four continents and nine countries, including Chile, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates.[4] The Double Express Pass, introduced in the previous season, returned – in which the first team to arrive at the Pit Stop on the first leg received two Express Passes, one for themselves and one to give to any other team.[3]

Cast[edit]

Applications for The Amazing Race 23 were closed on April 26, 2013.

The cast includes former Houston Texans players Chester Pitts and Ephraim Salaam, the wives of baseball players Chris Getz of the Kansas City Royals and David DeJesus of the Tampa Bay Rays, a pair of LA Kings Ice Crew maintenance workers, former Miss Rhode Island USA beauty queen Amy Diaz, former Minor League Baseball player and sports agent Tim Sweeney with former Lingerie Football player Marie Mazzocchi, and a pair of theater performers from the stage comedy The Queen of Bingo. Also childhood friends Brandon Squyres and Adam Switzer. Married emergency room doctors Travis and Nicole Jasper (and Travis's twin brother Travan) have also appeared on the docudrama series Untold Stories of the E.R.

Tim & Marie and Leo & Jamal were originally invited, while this season was still airing, for The Amazing Race: All-Stars. Tim & Marie turned down the invitation, but Leo & Jamal participated.

Results[edit]

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 3 4 5 6ƒ 7 8 9 10 11 12
Jason & Amy Dating 8th 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 5th 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st Jason 6, Amy 7
Tim & Marie Exes 1st 8th 8th 5th 1stε4 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd Tim 6, Marie 7
Nicole & Travis Married ER Doctors 2nd1 4th 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 1stə5 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd Nicole 7, Travis 6
Leo & Jamal Cousins 7th 2nd2 6th 4th 6th
3rd 1st 4th 1st6 4th 4th Leo 6, Jamal 6
Ally & Ashley NHL Ice Crew 6th 7th 7th 7th 7th 6th 5th 5th 5th Ally 4, Ashley 6
Nicky & Kim Baseball Wives 5th 9th 3rd 8th 4th 2nd 6th 6th Nicky 5, Kim 4
Tim & Danny Best Friends 9th 6th 4th 6th 5th 7th Tim 3, Danny 4
Brandon & Adam Childhood Friends 10th 3rd 5th 1st 8th Brandon 2, Adam 4
Chester & Ephraim Former NFL Teammates 4th 1st 9th3 Chester 2, Ephraim 1
Rowan & Shane Theatre Performers 3rd 10th Rowan 2, Shane 1
Hoskote & Naina Father/Daughter 11th Hoskote 1, Naina 1
  • A red team placement means the team was eliminated.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward. If placed next to a leg number, this indicates that the Fast Forward was available for that leg but not used.
  • A purple ε indicates that the team decided to use the first Express Pass on that leg. A magenta ə indicates the team had previously been given the second Express Pass and used it on that leg.
  • An underlined leg number indicates that there was no mandatory rest period at the Pit Stop and all teams were ordered to continue racing, although the first place team was still awarded a prize for that leg. An underlined team placement indicates that the team came in last on a "continue racing" leg and was ordered to continue racing.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump during the next leg of the race.
  • A brown ⊃ or a cyan ⋑ indicates that the team chose to use one of the two U-Turns in a Double U-Turn; or indicates the team who received it;
    indicates that the team was U-Turned, but they used the second U-Turn on another team.
  1. ^ Nicole & Travis initially arrived 1st, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for taking a taxi to the Pit Stop when the clue stated that teams had to go on foot. Tim & Marie checked in during the penalty, dropping Nicole & Travis to 2nd.
  2. ^ Leo & Jamal initially arrived 1st, but could not check in because they did not fully pay their cab fare. When they returned to the cab to pay their fare, Chester & Ephraim checked in, dropping Leo & Jamal to 2nd.
  3. ^ Chester & Ephraim encountered several air travel delays and did not arrive in Lisbon until many hours after the other teams had already finished the Leg. While still in Lisbon Airport, Phil met with them to inform them that they were the last team and were eliminated from the race.
  4. ^ Tim & Marie used their Express Pass to bypass the Detour in Leg 5.
  5. ^ Nicole & Travis used the Express Pass given to them by Tim & Marie to bypass the Detour on Leg 8.
  6. ^ Leo & Jamal departed from the Al Ain Pit Stop in last place alongside Ally & Ashley because they overslept and missed their departure time by two minutes.

Episode title quotes[edit]

Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.[5]

  1. "We're Not in Oklahoma No More" – Tim (of Tim & Danny)
  2. "Zip It, Bingo" – Marie
  3. "King Arthur Style" – Jason
  4. "Beards in the Wind" – Brandon
  5. "Get Our Groove On" – Adam
  6. "Choir Boy at Heart" – Leo & Jamal (in unison)
  7. "Speed Dating Is the Worst" – Ashley
  8. "One Hot Camel" – Ashley
  9. "Part Like the Red Sea" – Ashley
  10. "Cobra in My Teeth" – Tim (of Tim & Marie)
  11. "Amazing Crazy Race" – Jamal

Prizes[edit]

The prize for each leg is awarded to the first place team for that leg. Trips are sponsored by Travelocity.

  • Leg 1 – Two Express Passes – an item that can be used on the race to skip any one task of the team's choosing. The winning team keeps one for themselves but must relinquish the second to another team before the end of the fifth leg of the race.
  • Leg 2 – A trip for two to the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Leg 3 – A trip for two to Costa Rica
  • Leg 4US$5,000 each
  • Leg 5 – A trip for two to Hawaii
  • Leg 6 – A trip for two to Anguilla
  • Leg 7 – A trip for two to Paris
  • Leg 8 – A choice of any two of Ford's Eco-Boost vehicles
  • Leg 9US$7,500 each
  • Leg 10 – A trip for two to Cancún
  • Leg 11 – A trip for two to Aruba
  • Leg 12US$1 million

Race summary[edit]

The complete route map of The Amazing Race 23.
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   Legenda prom.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Detour   Roadblock icon.svg Roadblock   Fast Forward icon.svg Fast Forward   U-Turn icon.svg U-Turn   Speed Bump icon.svg Speed Bump   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Pit Stop

Leg 1 (United States → Chile)[edit]

In the first Roadblock of The Amazing Race 23, teams paraglided down from Alto Hospicio in Iquique, Chile.

Airdate: September 29, 2013[6]

For the first Roadblock of the race, one team member had to direct their taxi to follow their partner, who was paragliding from Alto Hospicio down to Playa Brava or Huayquique Beach. Once teams reunited on the beach, the glide master would give them their next clue.

For the second Roadblock, the team member that paraglided in the previous Roadblock had to collect five fish from one of three boats by reaching them on a rowboat. The three fishing boats each had a limited number of fish, so if a boat ran out of fish, racers would have to find one of the other boats to get the remaining fish. Once they brought the five fish back to the docks, the fishmonger would give them their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Starting Line, teams needed to choose a Ford C-Max vehicle and use the Ford Sync system to make a phone call to reveal their first destination: Iquique, Chile. In the message from Javier, their contact in Chile, they were informed that the first flight had a limited number of seats.
  • Upon arrival in Iquique, teams had to look for Javier in Alto Hospicio to receive their next clue.
  • After the second Roadblock, teams were instructed to travel by foot to the Pit Stop at Teatro Municipal de Iquique.

Leg 2 (Chile)[edit]

Before leaving Santiago, the Detour in Atacama Desert revolved around the region's salt mining industry.

Airdate: October 6, 2013[7]

In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Brining or Mining. Both Detours required teams to bike to the salt mine at the Tarapacá salt flats. In Brining, teams had to carry bags of salt and dump them into a pool in order to reach neutral buoyancy. Once they were floating on the surface well enough to read the local newspaper, a salt miner would give teams their next clue. In Mining, the teams had to use pick axes and sledgehammers to open halite boulders until they found one that contained their next clue.

In the Roadblock, one team member had to take on the role of a lustrabota, a Chilean shoeshiner at Paseo Ahumada. After shining a customer's shoes, the racer had to properly put everything they got at their lustrabota station into the cart and transport it back to the storage depot at Merced 738 where they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, the teams had to repeat to the officer on deck a famous quote ("¡Al abordaje, muchachos!") uttered at the Battle of Iquique by Arturo Prat, the ship's last captain, in order to receive their next clue.
  • Promotional photos show that some teams rode a zipline at Cascada de las Animas before checking into the Pit Stop. Once it was nighttime, teams could no longer ride the zipline and so simply checked in. In addition, the Pit Stop mat was moved off of the suspension bridge once it was nighttime.

Leg 3 (Chile → Portugal)[edit]

One of the Detour options in Lisbon had teams measuring the distance traveled by Ferdinand Magellan on the map at Padrão dos Descobrimentos.

Airdate: October 13, 2013[8]

The Detour on this Leg was a choice between Tiles or Miles. In Tiles, teams had to put together a life-size puzzle using porcelain tiles. Once the puzzle was complete, the tile master would give them their next clue. In Miles, teams had to first retrieve a giant-sized compass at the Jerónimos Monastery and then use it to map out the distance traveled by Ferdinand Magellan on his famed voyage on the large map at Padrão dos Descobrimentos; connecting Seville, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Solis, the Strait of Magellan, Puka-Puka, San Pablo Island, the Mariana Islands, and the Philippines (the San Pablo Island and Mariana Islands markers were on the opposite side of the map, leaving teams to realize that travel between the two was a straight line restarted at the other side of the map). Once teams were within 500 nautical miles of the correct answer of 16,500 nautical miles, a Magellan impersonator would give them their next clue.

In the Roadblock, one team member had to put on a suit of armor and then use a ballista to fire an arrow through a shield 150 feet (46 m) away. Once successful, the knight would retrieve their shield which had their next clue on the back: the Pit Stop at Castelo dos Mouros.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Lisbon, teams traveled to Martim Moniz Square where they would take a Lisbon tram up the hill to Miradouro das Portas do Sol. Once there, they had to find Fado performers that would give them their next clue: a painting of the Embassy Coach sent by King John V to Pope Clement XI. The teams were left to figure out that the clue was directing them to Museu Nacional dos Coches.
  • At Museu Nacional dos Coches, teams had to search for the Embassy Coach depicted in the painting they received to find their next clue.

Leg 4 (Portugal → Norway)[edit]

The Roadblock had teams jumping off of the Henningsvær Bridge, located north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, into the icy cold waters below. In the foreground are fish drying racks that were seen in both of the Detour choices.

Airdate: October 20, 2013[9]

The Detour on this Leg was a choice between Hang Your Heads or Hammer of the Cods. In Hang Your Heads, teams had to string together six bundles of ten fish heads each. They must then take them, by wheelbarrow, to a fish drying rack and place them on a marked rod. Once finished, the fish foreman would give them their next clue. In Hammer of the Cods, the teams had to collect 15 pairs of cod from a 30 feet (9.1 m) high fish drying rack and transport them to a manufacturing area (tørrfiskloft) to smash the cod into fish jerky, making sure to remove the bones. Once they had 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) of fish jerky, they would receive their next clue.

In the Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to put on a wetsuit and jump off the Henningsvær Bridge and swing on the end of a 80 feet (24 m) rope. When they are ready, they must unclip and splash down into the Arctic Ocean and swim to a buoy that held their next clue. Then they swim back to their partner who was waiting in the RIB which would take the team back to the shore.

Additional tasks
  • After the Detour, each team had to take an RIB to the Henningsvær fishing village.
  • After the Roadblock, teams went to a rock quarry where they had to properly hitch a granite boulder on a sled to a provided Ford Ranger. Then they had to pull the sled far enough to reveal their next clue and a satchel of Viking coins which they need later in the race.

Leg 5 (Norway → Poland)[edit]

The Roadblock in Gdańsk had teams searching for apartments in the half-mile long falowiec complex in Przymorze.

Airdate: October 27, 2013[10]

For this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Pose or Polka. In Pose, teams had to wear costumes and strike stationary poses to imitate the Neptune fountain at the Long Market in order to attract donations from passers-by. Once they collected 75 (approximately US$20), they would receive their next clue from the sculptor. In Polka, teams had to dress in traditional Polish costume then learn and performed a polka dance routine. Once their dance instructor was satisfied with their dancing, they would receive their next clue. After completing either Detour, teams had to keep wearing their costumes for the remainder of the leg.

For the Roadblock, one team member had to search for 12 addresses in the 1/2 mile (800 m) long, 6,000 person occupancy falowiec in Przymorze, tasting a traditional Polish pastry known as pączki in each apartment. Once they found the apartment serving rose hip jam-filled pączki (identified by its red center), they would receive their next clue. Teams would be penalized if they were rude guests.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were told to travel by ferry overnight to Trondheim and plane to Gdańsk, Poland.
  • Upon arrival in Gdańsk, teams must search the grounds of Solidarity Square (the place Solidarity started) at Gdańsk Shipyard to find their next clue.
  • After the Detour, teams had to search the Motława Riverfront for the foreman at the Medieval Harbor Crane to find their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams were told to travel by foot less than a mile to Sopot Pier.

Leg 6 (Poland → Austria)[edit]

The gloriette of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace was the Pit Stop for this Leg of the Race.

Airdate: November 3, 2013[11]

In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Light Brigade or Masquerade. In Light Brigade, teams dressed up as court servants and assemble an elaborate crystal chandelier. If they complete it to the satisfaction of the chamberlain, he'll hand over their next clue. However, if they don't get it on their first try, the chamberlain would destroy the chandelier, forcing them to start over. In Masquerade, teams put on elaborately colored masks and joined a Viennese ball. They had to search amongst the dancers for the two who wore masks identical to their own, but teams had to pay attention, as the masks only differed in minute detail. Once they found the right dancers, the hostess would give them their next clue.

For the Fast Forward, teams had to head to the Donauturm, Vienna's tallest structure, to perform a 500-foot (150 m) bungee jump back down to the ground. However, in the event of unfavorable weather, teams were informed that the task would not be available until optimal conditions returned so they could complete the task safely.

For the Roadblock, one team member joined the Vienna Boys' Choir and had to learn how to sing Franz Schubert's "Die Forelle". When the choir master was satisfied with the teams' German pronunciation and musicality, he would award them their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were told to travel 640 miles (1,030 km) by an overnight train to Vienna, Austria.
  • Upon arriving in Vienna, teams traveled to the Vienna State Opera where they would meet a person dressed as Rigoletto who would take them to the opera house's costume department for their next clue.
  • At Schönbrunn Palace, teams had to search the garden's hedge maze for their next clue.

Leg 7 (Austria → United Arab Emirates)[edit]

Upon arriving in Abu Dhabi, teams visited the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world.

Airdate: November 10, 2013[12]

The Detour was a choice between Sort It Out or Sew It Up. In Sort It Out, teams had to search through several types of dates to prepare an elaborate display tray. Once it was correct, they would receive their next clue. In Sew It Up, teams had to put together a traditional fishing net. Once the fishing boat captain was pleased with their work, they would receive their next clue.

In the Roadblock, one team member took a 200-foot (61 m) drop from the top of the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel, rappeling down to the ground. Then they got into a Le Mans Prototype racecar and rode along on a lap of the Yas Marina Circuit. While in the car, racers had to look amongst signs on the track with drivers' names and lap times logged in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the circuit record of 1:40.279 set by Sebastian Vettel. Once they told the pit crew chief the correct time and driver, he would give them their next clue. If incorrect, they would have to make another lap around the track. Racers would continue to make laps around the track until they got the correct name and time.

Additional tasks
  • During the Pit Stop, teams moved to Stadtpark to start the leg.
  • At the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, teams must search the mosque grounds to find their next clue. Before permitting to enter the mosque, the female racers had to put on a traditional abaya.

Leg 8 (United Arab Emirates)[edit]

Jebel Hafeet was the location of the Pit Stop on this Leg of the Race.

Airdate: November 17, 2013[13]

  • Yas Island (Yas Marina Circuit – Pit Row Garage)
  • Al Khatim Desert (Bou Thib Endurance Village)
  • Al Ain (Al Ain Oasis)
  • Detour: Wedding Guests or Beauty Contest Al Ain (Al Jahili Fort)
  • Al Ain (Al Jahili Tower) Double U-Turn: Nicole & Travis U-Turned Leo & Jamal and Tim & Marie U-Turned Nicky & Kim
  • Ain al-Fayda, Al Ain (Wadi Adventure) Speed Bump: Swim across a wave pool Roadblock: "Who likes rapid transit?"
  • Al Ain (Jebel Hafeet – Mercure Grand Hotel) Pit Stop: Leg 8

This leg's Detour was a choice between Wedding Guests or Beauty Contest. In Wedding Guests, teams had to prepare machbūs, a traditional Emirati dish for wedding guests. After gathering and cutting up all the necessary ingredients, they put it into a large pot and then served a finished dish to a wedding party who would give them their next clue. In Beauty Contest, teams had find a camel that met a set of breed guidelines, and then dress it up for an upcoming camel show. If the judges were pleased with their camel selection, they would award the teams their next clue.

The Speed Bump required Nicky & Kim to quickly swim their way across a generated wave pool, with a 6 feet (1.8 m) high wave crashing down upon them once every 90 seconds. When they make it up the ladder on the other side of the pool, without being pushed off, they could continue racing.

For the Roadblock, one team member had to ride down the largest man-made river rapids in the world and collect three flags each colored red, green, and black to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams had to use the Viking coins from the Norway leg and decipher a numeric code which was used to unlock a Ford Explorer which they used for the rest of this Leg.
  • At the Al Khatim Desert, teams had to use dune buggies to follow a marked course until they found a cluebox containing their next clue.
  • Before preceding to Al Ain Oasis, teams had to park their car on the grounds of Al Ain National Museum.
  • At Al Ain Oasis, teams had to search for their next clue which was located at the top of one of several date palm trees. Teams then had to ask for help from the local tree climbers to retrieve their next clue.

Leg 9 (United Arab Emirates → Indonesia)[edit]

The Roadblock in Bandung had teams putting together an angklung, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument.

Airdate: November 24, 2013[14]

The Detour was a choice between For the Elephants or For the Birds. In For the Elephants, teams visited Simpang Dago Market where they had to pick up eight watermelons, two bunches of bananas, one dozen sweet potatoes, and five stalks of sugar cane before heading to Bandung Zoo. Once there, they transported the food on one of the provided hand trolleys to the elephant enclosure where they fed the elephants and received their next clue. In For The Birds, teams picked up two matching Peach-faced Lovebirds from Kios Pak Dedi at Sukahaji Market and then took them to a bird song grand prix at the Sumber Sari Arena. After entering the birds into the competition, teams would have to get their birds to sing. Once they've been scored, the judge would award them their next clue.

This leg's Roadblock required one team member to properly assemble an angklung, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of tubes of bamboo. Once they have assembled the stand correctly, put all eight notes in order, and could play a complete octave, one of the students would hand them their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • During the Pit Stop, teams were moved back to Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel to start the leg.
  • In Cileunyi, teams search for a marked Kei truck, picked up two Priangan rams and take them to the ram arena to participate in a traditional West Javanese ram fight. Once the rams have butted heads, teams must load them back on the trucks to get their next clue.
  • After finished the task, teams instructed to board the train back to Bandung and search the grounds inside the train station for their next clue.

Leg 10 (Indonesia)[edit]

This Leg's Roadblock had teams cooking hardboiled eggs in the hot springs of the Tangkuban Perahu volcano.

Airdate: December 1, 2013[15]

  • Parongpong (Indonesian) (Ciwangun Indah Camp — King Cobra House)
  • Subang (Tangkuban Perahu Volcano – Kawah Domas Crater) Roadblock: "Who's feeling Hard-Boiled?"
  • Subang (Tangkuban Perahu Volcano – Kawah Ratu Crater) (Unaired)
  • Detour: Paint Your Partner or Turn Over a New Leaf Subang (Gracia Spa Graha Ciater or Ciater (Indonesian) Tea Plantation)
  • Cisarua (Indonesian) (Curug Cimahi (Indonesian)) Pit Stop: Leg 10

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member picked up 60 eggs from a foodstand and then took an 8-minute moped taxi ride into the Kawah Domas crater of Tangkuban Perahu to use one of the volcanic hot springs to boil the eggs. After returning to the stand with the cooked eggs, the egg man would slice each of them open to see if they were hard-boiled. Once they had a dozen hard-boiled eggs, teams would receive their next clue.

The Leg's Detour was a choice between Paint Your Partner or Turn Over a New Leaf. In Paint Your Partner, teams went to the Gracia Spa Graha Ciater where they had to make each other up in traditional Javanese bridal makeup without a mirror. Once the beautician was satisfied with their work, he would give them their next clue. In Turn Over a New Leaf, teams traveled to a tea plantation in Ciater and dressed in the traditional uniform of the tea harvesters. Then they had to search the tea plantation for a pair of clipping shears hidden in the tea plants which they could trade to the local tea plantation worker for their next clue.

Additional task
  • At the King Cobra House in Bandung, each racer had to eat a 20-centimetre (7.9 in) portion of grilled king cobra meat in order to receive their next clue.

Leg 11 (Indonesia → Japan)[edit]

Upon arriving in Tokyo, teams traveled to the Gotokuji Temple, known for its extensive collection of maneki-neko statues.

Airdate: December 8, 2013[2]

In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Knock It Down or Call It Up. In Knock It Down, teams had to pick up four pins from outside the Tokyo Media City studios and then participate in a Human Bowling game show, alternating sliding down on an inner tube into a set of pins. Once they score a strike, the game show host would give them their next clue. In Call It Up, teams participated in an art installation using Tokyo's obsolete phone booths filled with water and goldfish. One racer had to put on a swimsuit and goldfish-shaped swimming cap and then jump into the booth, dial a provided telephone number, and then listen to the provided message: "Welcome to Tokyo. Wasabi taberu." They then had to tell the message to their partner who had to run over to a judge to relay the message back to them. If they were correct, they received their next clue.

The Speed Bump required Leo & Jamal to join a group of zookeepers in an escaped rhinoceros drill. Once the "rhino" was captured, they would be permitted to continue racing and catch up to the other teams.

In the Roadblock, one racer had to put together a "robot" using a set of cardboard pipes, with only a miniature model as a guide. Once the engineer was pleased with their build job, they received their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After the Roadblock, teams had to search the Shibuya Scramble Crossing for a roaming "vending machine" that held their next clue.

Leg 12 (Japan → United States)[edit]

In the Juneau Icefield, teams traversed the Norris Glacier (pictured with the Taku Glacier) for their next clue.

Airdate: December 8, 2013[2]

In the final Roadblock of the Race, one team member rode in a bush plane in a supply drop exercise. Flying at 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) at least 150 feet (46 m) above the ground, they must drop a bag of flour onto a target on the ground. Once they hit the target, they received their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After the Roadblock, teams took a helicopter to Norris Glacier where they picked a mountain guide to help them reach the face of the glacier, crossing a crevasse and going through an ice tunnel along the way. Then they had to use a pickaxe to dig out their next clue frozen inside a glacier amongst several false clues.
  • After finding the clue in the glacier, teams paddled on kayaks to a marked island in Hoonah that held their next clue.
  • After picking up their clue at the marked island in Hoonah, teams took a helicopter back to Douglas.
  • At Blueberry Hills Trailhead, teams had to put together a wall of totem poles that spelled out the names of the currencies used in the countries they visited in the proper order:
Country Currency
Chile Chile Peso
Portugal Portugal Euro
Norway Norway Krone
Poland Poland Złoty
Austria Austria Euro
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Dirham
Indonesia Indonesia Rupiah
Japan Japan Yen
United States United States Dollar
Once they had the right order, they were given their final clue.

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

# Airdate Episode Rating Share Rating/Share Viewers Rank Rank Rank Rank
Households 18–49 (millions) Timeslot
(Viewers)
Timeslot
(18–49)
Week
(Viewers)
Week
(18–49)
1 September 29, 2013 "We're Not in Oklahoma No More" 5.4[16] 8 2.0/5 8.62[17] 2 4 <25 <25
2 October 6, 2013 "Zip It, Bingo" 5.9[18] 9 2.4/6 9.74[19] 2 2 23 <25
3 October 13, 2013 "King Arthur Style" 5.0[20] 8 1.9/5 8.08[21] 3 4 <25 <25
4 October 20, 2013 "Beards in the Wind" 5.5[22] 8 1.9/5 8.87[23] 2 2 25 <25
5 October 27, 2013 "Get Our Groove On" 5.0[24] 7 1.8/4 8.11[25] 3 4 <25 <25
6 November 3, 2013 "Choir Boy at Heart" 5.8[26] 9 2.1/5 9.38[27] 2 3 22 <25
7 November 10, 2013 "Speed Dating Is the Worst" 5.5[28] 8 2.2/5 9.12[29] 2 2 24 24
8 November 17, 2013 "One Hot Camel" 5.4[30] 8 2.0/5 9.12[31] 3 3 24 <25
9 November 24, 2013 "Part Like the Red Sea" 4.9[32] 7 1.6/4 7.97[33] 3 4 <25 <25
10 December 1, 2013 "Cobra in My Teeth" 6.1[34] 9 2.1/4 10.29[35] 2 2 17 23
11 December 8, 2013 "Amazing Crazy Race" 5.4[36] 8 2.1/5 9.21[37] 2 3 18 25
  • Episode 1, "We're Not in Oklahoma No More", aired at 8:12 p.m. Eastern / 7:12 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 2, "Zip It, Bingo", aired at 8:44 p.m. Eastern / 7:44 p.m. Central due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 4, "Beards in the Wind", aired at 8:42 p.m. Eastern / 7:42 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 5, "Get Our Groove On", aired at 8:08 or 8:36 p.m. Eastern / 7:08 or 7:36 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 6, "Choir Boy at Heart", aired at 8:59 p.m. Eastern / 7:59 p.m. Central due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 7, "Speed Dating Is the Worst", aired at 8:46 p.m. Eastern / 7:46 p.m. Central due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 8, "One Hot Camel", aired at 8:08 p.m. Eastern / 7:08 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 9, "Part Like the Red Sea" went up against the 2013 American Music Awards; the episode aired at 8:10 p.m. Eastern / 7:10 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 10, "Cobra in My Teeth", aired at 8:51 p.m. Eastern / 7:51 p.m. Central due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 11, "Amazing Crazy Race", aired at 8:27 p.m. Eastern / 7:27 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.

Canadian ratings[edit]

Canadian broadcaster CTV also airs The Amazing Race on Sundays. Episodes air at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, Central and Pacific (9:00 p.m. Mountain and Atlantic) with one exception: Episode nine aired two hours earlier than its normal start time due to CTV's broadcast of the 2013 American Music Awards.

# Airdate Episode Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(Week)
1 September 29, 2013 "We're Not in Oklahoma No More" 2.377 6[38]
2 October 6, 2013 "Zip It, Bingo" 2.043 6[39]
3 October 13, 2013 "King Arthur Style" 1.734 10[40]
4 October 20, 2013 "Beards in the Wind" 1.988 6[41]
5 October 27, 2013 "Get Our Groove On" 2.298 2[42]
6 November 3, 2013 "Choir Boy at Heart" 2.166 3[43]
7 November 10, 2013 "Speed Dating Is the Worst" 1.947 6[44]
8 November 17, 2013 "One Hot Camel" 2.407 2[45]
9 November 24, 2013 "Part Like the Red Sea" 1.655 22[46]
10 December 1, 2013 "Cobra in My Teeth" 2.508 4[47]
11 December 8, 2013 "Amazing Crazy Race" 2.644 2[48]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Eastern/Central premiere was delayed by 12 minutes.

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