The Amazing Race 4

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The Amazing Race 4
Season run May 29 – August 21, 2003
Filming dates January 18 – February 14, 2003
No. of episodes 13
Winning team Reichen Lehmkuhl & Chip Arndt
Continents visited 4
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 24
Distance traveled 44,000 miles (71,000 km)
No. of legs 13
Season chronology
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The Amazing Race 4 is the fourth installment of the U.S. reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 4 featured 12 teams, each consisting of two persons with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. It premiered on May 29, 2003 and ended on August 21, 2003.

Married couple Reichen Lehmkuhl and Chip Arndt were the winners of the race, and are the first openly gay couple to win the competition.

The complete season was released on DVD on November 29, 2011, exclusively on via its CreateSpace program.


The race's starting line was at the grounds of Dodgers Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Development and filming[edit]

The fourth season of The Amazing Race spanned 44,000 miles (71,000 km) over four continents. New countries visited included the Netherlands and South Korea. Filming began on January 18, 2003 and finished on February 14, 2003.

At the time of the show being filmed and broadcast, same-sex marriage had not been made legal in the United States. Reichen and Chip were never legally married. Although they were married in a religious ceremony, CBS decided for the purpose of the show to respect the fact that they recognized themselves as "married".

Kelly & Jon became the first team to make it to the final leg without using a Fast Forward.

Tian & Jaree were originally slated to be contestants on The Amazing Race 3; however, they were kept on until the fourth season due to the production team losing the team's paperwork.

During the final leg of the race, David & Jeff were stuck in Sydney for so long that they never reached the final part of the leg in Phoenix, Arizona. Along with Joe & Bill of Season 1, they are one of the only teams in The Amazing Race to reach the final leg without crossing the finish line.

This was the last season where ties at the end were allowed at the mat (and the subsequent distribution of additional first place prizes should there be a tie for first place). In subsequent seasons, if teams even arrived at the mat at the same time, a chronological order would be determined, and the official check in times for teams arriving simultaneously would be set a minute apart to avoid ties. The exception was Oswald & Danny and Uchenna & Joyce of The Amazing Race: All-Stars who completed a Fast Forward together via the Intersection. This was also the last season where the Fast Forward appeared in every leg.

During the first weeks of the race, Jaree suffered from extreme sickness and high temperatures. It was suggested by doctors that she be pulled out from the race, but she decided to continue. This clip was not aired on the show.

Post-race interviews revealed that Cindy and Russell had broken up and were no longer speaking to each other.[citation needed] Moreover, Russell did not participate in the "After the Race" interview on the official CBS website.


This season's cast included a gay married couple, NFL wives, female models, clowns, and air traffic controllers. "NFL Wives" Veronica and Sheree are married to Ashley Ambrose and Ray Buchanan, respectively, both of whom played for the Atlanta Falcons the season before the television series was filmed.

Reichen & Chip separated after the race, but remained friends. Reichen later started a career in modeling, selling his own semi-nude annual calendar. He hosted "The Reichen Show" on the now-defunct Q Television and was a contestant on an episode of Reality Stars Fear Factor, finishing in sixth/fifth place. Chip became active in gay-related charities and advocacy groups, and appeared on the 2005 reality reunion show Real Gay on Logo. For a time, Reichen and Lance Bass were in a relationship.

This is one of three seasons that was not represented in The Amazing Race: All-Stars.


In 2004, this installment of the race won the series its second consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program."


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
1 2 3 4 5 6ƒ 7ƒ 8ƒ 9 10ƒ 11 12 13
Reichen & Chip Married 9th 2nd 3rd 5th 4th 2nd 5th 2nd 1stƒ 2nd 3rd3 2nd 1st Reichen 4, Chip 7
Kelly & Jon Engaged 6th 3rd 8th 7th 3rd 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd Kelly 2, Jon 10
David & Jeff Best Friends 10th 5th 7th 6th 6th 1st 1st 4th 3rd 4th 1stƒ 1st 3rd4 David 5, Jeff 65
Jon & Al Best Friends/Clowns 7th 6th 6th 2nd2 2nd 6th 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Jon 4, Al 6
Millie & Chuck Dating 12 Years/Virgins 1st1 8th 5th 2nd2 1stƒ 4th 4th 3rd 5th Millie 2, Chuck 5
Tian & Jaree Friends/Models 11th 4th 4th 1stƒ 7th 5th 6th Tian 6, Jaree 0
Monica & Sheree NFL Wives/Moms 4thƒ 10th 2nd 4th 5th 7th Monica 3, Sheree 2
Steve & Dave Air Traffic Controllers 5th 1stƒ 9th 8th 8th Steve 2, Dave 1
Steve & Josh Father/Son 1st1 9th 1stƒ 9th Steve 0, Josh 2
Russell & Cindy Friends/Dating 8th 7th 10th Russell 2, Cindy 0
Amanda & Chris Dating 1st1 11th Amanda 0, Chris 1
Debra & Steve Married Parents 12th Debra 0, Steve 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. ^a b c Millie & Chuck, Steve & Josh, and Amanda & Chris all agreed to a three-way tie for 1st place after the three teams stepped on the Pit Stop mat at the same time.
  2. ^a b Jon & Al and Millie & Chuck both agreed to a 2nd place tie after both teams stepped on the Pit Stop mat at the same time.
  3. ^ Reichen & Chip initially arrived 2nd, but they drove to the Pit Stop instead of traveling on foot and were issued a 35-minute penalty. As Reichen & Chip were waiting out their penalty, Kelly & Jon checked in, dropping Reichen & Chip to 3rd.
  4. ^ David & Jeff had fallen so far behind that they were unable to complete the final leg. Once David & Jeff reached Hawaii and arrived at the route marker at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, they were informed that the race was over and accepting a third-place finish.
  5. ^ On the Amazing Race website, Jeff said that during the final leg, he did the final roadblock after the teams had checked in.

Episode title quotes[edit]

Titles for episodes are often taken from quotes made by the racers.

  1. "Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!" – Sheree
  2. "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come First Served...And We're Bigger" – Reichen
  3. "I Wasn't Even Going To Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards" – Millie
  4. "Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" – Steve (of Steve & Dave)
  5. "You Are Just Deliberately Trying To Make Us Lose!" – Jaree
  6. "I Could Have Never Been Prepared For What I'm Looking At Right Now" – Reichen
  7. "We're Going Down The Wrong Side Of The Freeway...And The Lights Are Off!" – Tian
  8. "The Priestess Reminded Me of My Grandmother. She Was Very Old But Still Very, Very With It" – David
  9. "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  10. "That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  11. "Such a Nice Pheromone Smell to You; Just Makes Me Want to Stay Close to You" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  12. "He's A Couple Of Ticks Away From Having A Heart Attack" – Jon (of Kelly & Jon)
  13. "It's Like Adam Building His First House!" – Kelly


Individual prizes were awarded to the first team to complete a leg.

  • Leg 1 - A vacation to Hawaii provided by American Airlines website.
  • Leg 5 - A seven-day Mexican Rivera cruise vacation on Royal Caribbean.
  • Leg 6 - A seven-night cruise to Hubbard Glacier on Royal Caribbean.
  • Leg 7 - A seven-night cruise vacation to the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean.
  • Leg 8 - A vacation to Mexico, compliments of American Airlines website.
  • Leg 9 - A festive Latin American vacation courtesy of American Airlines website.
  • Leg 10 - A Caribbean vacation, courtesy of American Airlines website.
  • Leg 11 - A vacation to Mexico courtesy of American Airlines website.
  • Leg 12 - A vacation to Europe compliments of American Airlines Website.
  • Leg 13 - $1,000,000

Race summary[edit]

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

Leg 1 (United States → Italy)[edit]

The resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites was visited on this leg, mainly the winter-related tasks.

Airdate: May 29, 2003

The first Fast Forward was one team had to find a field in nearby Passo Giau and put on snowshoes and trek to the top of a snowy hill. If successful, the team member would win the Fast Forward award.

The Detour was a choice between 'Search or Rescue'. In 'Search', teams used a locator beacon to find a beeper somewhere 160-acre (0.65 km2). After finding it, they had to dig in that spot to find a set of keys for a snowmobile that would drive them to their next clue. In Rescue, teams made their way to the marked rock towers and crossed a traditional alpine rescue bridge of 4 steel cables. Then, they used a long zip-line to travel 250 feet (76 m) across a ravine to receive the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the starting line, teams were told to fly to their destination city: Milan, Italy. To get there, they had to choose a marked Mercedes-Benz M-Class and drive themselves to Los Angeles International Airport to book one of three flights to Milan. The rules are that the first four teams are on the first flight, while the next three teams are on the second, and the last five teams are on the last flight. (However, due to the delay of the first flight, the flight times were unaffected.)
  • At Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, teams searched the crowded store front to find hidden charter bus tickets (with departure times two hours apart) leaving the next day to an unknown destination. Once they took the tickets, they could not change them. Leaving to viewers is the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomite mountains.
  • At Church of St. Filippo and Giacomo, teams had to follow the marked path to find their next clue.
  • At Cinque Torri, teams had to ride a ski lift to the top and find the next clue on the mountain.
  • After the Detour, teams were instructed to ride the ski lift back to the lodge and the Pit Stop at the Hotel Lajadira.

Leg 2 (Italy)[edit]

The Rialto Bridge in Venice was the site of this Leg's Fast Forward, where one team would join the street theater known as Commedia dell'arte.

Airdate: June 5, 2003

The Detour in Ponte delle Guglie was a choice between 'Waterway or Pathway'. In 'Waterway', teams travelled by gondola using only a map to guide their Gondolier to Campo Querini Stampalia (Italian). The teams could not ask anyone for directions. In 'Pathway', teams travelled by foot to the same plaza through the city's streets and bridges without a map, but unlike in 'Waterway' they could ask for directions.

The Fast Forward required them to head to the Rialto Bridge and join a group of traveling players to form the street theater known as Commedia dell'arte until the Fast Forward pass appeared in the skit.

For the first Roadblock of the Race, one team member had to take a picture of one of four Venetian masks from the doorman, enter the Palazzo and search among rooms filled with masked revelers to find the mask shown in the picture. If they found the right person, they would get their next clue. If they chose wrong, the reveler would take the picture and silently walk away. If this happened, the person had to head back outside to wait to receive another picture.

Additional task
  • At the start of the leg, teams traveled to Trampolino Olimpico. Once there, they took a van to the top of the hill and rode a large inflatable snow raft down the hill to receive the next clue.

Leg 3 (Italy → Austria)[edit]

The Detour in Vienna made teams paid homage to the two iconic figures of Classical music: Renowned composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (top) and Ludwig van Beethoven (bottom).

Airdate: June 12, 2003

The Fast Forward which required one team to enter Schönbrunn Palace to find a ballroom and put on formal attire. Each team member then needed to carry a tray of full champagne glasses through waltzing couples without spilling any of the drinks to win the award.

The Detour was a choice between Mozart or Beethoven. In Mozart, teams carried a string bass 6 miles (9.7 km) to the well-known house where Mozart wrote The Marriage of Figaro. There, a Mozart impersonator handed them their next clue. In Beethoven, teams had to carry a portfolio of sheet music 11 miles (18 km) to a lesser-known house where Beethoven wrote The Heiligenstadt Testaments. When they found the right house, a Beethoven impersonator handed them their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to take a 460 feet (140 m) bungee jump off the Donauturm, the tallest tower-jump in Europe and pick up the next clue at the bottom.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams had to travel by train to Vienna, Austria. Upon disembarking, they had to find the Historic Sewers in Wien Kanal and make their way through the dark sewers to the intersection of Friedrichstraße and Operngasse where the next clue was. From the intersection, teams traveled to Johann Strauss II Monument at Stadtpark.
  • At the Johann Strauss II Monument at Stadtpark, teams flagged a horse-drawn carriages known as Fiacre and grabbed the ticket pass hanging on a carriage door for one of three separate times. The first three teams took the 8:00 am, three more at 8:30 am and the last four teams at 9:00 am. Once on their carriage ride, teams then directed it to Schönbrunn Palace for their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams traveled by train to Gmunden and search the Pit Stop at Schloss Ort.

Leg 4 (Austria → France)[edit]

The notorious Circuit Bugatti in the southern French city of Le Mans was visited by the Race.

Airdate: June 19, 2003

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to change four tires on one of the marked race cars, then drive a high-speed lap around the race track with a professional driver. Once the lap was concluded, they would receive their next clue at the winners' podium.

The Fast Forward required one team to find the Musée de Tapisseries in Aix-en-Provence and then arrange a 20-piece puzzle to form a picture of the Pit Stop: the Chateau Des Alpilles in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

The Detour in Gorges du Blavet was a choice between Ropes or Slopes. In Ropes, teams rappelled down 230 feet (70 m) on the cliff, then hiked a short way to the clue below. In Slopes, teams took a much longer sloping trail to the same clue.

Additional note
  • For departing Gmunden, teams rode a train from Attnang, then another train to either Salzburg or Munich, and finally flew to Paris, France. Then, take a train to Le Mans.
Additional tasks

Leg 5 (France → The Netherlands)[edit]

This leg's Fast Forward took place at the Molen van Sloten windmill in downtown Amsterdam.

Airdate: June 26, 2003

The Fast Forward required one team to make their way to Molen van Sloten. There, each team member was strapped onto the sails of a windmill, which was then set in motion. Once the team completed 10 revolutions, the miller would give the Fast Forward award.

This leg's Detour was a choice between 500 kilograms or 15 feet (4.6 m). In 500 kilograms, teams drove 30 miles (48 km) to Alkmaar to an outdoor market, donned traditional wooden clogs and used a wooden stretcher to carry cheese from a stockpile to a scale. Once it exactly weighed in at 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) of cheese, they received their next clue. In 15 feet (4.6 m), teams drove 12 miles (19 km) to a ranch outside Amsterdam. This ranch processed cow manure into fertilizer. Then, they searched barehanded through a pile of manure 15 feet (4.6 m) high for the next clue.

The Roadblock required one team member to get on a marked boat and to catch 25 eels and put them in a marked container, using only their hands. Once all of the eels had been collected, the fisherman would give them their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival in Amsterdam, teams had to find the "White Skinny Bridge" and learning to figure out their location was at Magere Brug.
  • At Magere Brug, teams had to take a marked boat and navigate through Amsterdam canals using a provided map to their next destination, the Scheepvaart Museum for their next clue.

Leg 6 (The Netherlands → India)[edit]

For one half of Detour in Mumbai, teams have to find a wash of bundle of clothing in Dhobi Ghat looking for a printed clue.

Airdate: July 3, 2003

The Detour was a choice between Suds or Duds. In Suds, teams had to find an outdoor laundromat in Dhobi Ghat near Mahalaxmi railway station and wash a bundle of clothing by hand to reveal the next clue printed on one piece of the clothing. In Duds, teams needed to locate a clothing shop near Kalbadevi Road and search through hundreds of saris to find one with the clue printed on it. To get to either Detour option, teams were required to travel by train or bus.

This leg's Roadblock saw one team member tasked to find a vendor and carry 20 Palai fish out of a large catch of mixed fish. Once all the fish were brought, the market manager would give them their next clue.

Additional task
  • Upon arriving in Mumbai, teams were told to travel to the gate of Sanjay Gandhi National Park for their next clue. At the park, the teams rode bicycles through a scrawling movie backlot to Studio 10 in Film City; they searched a Bollywood sound stage for their next clue.

Leg 7 (India)[edit]

The Finishing Point House Boat above Punnamada Lake in Alleppey is the Pit Stop for this leg of the Race.

Airdate: July 10, 2003

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to take part in Bull Racing. In the sport, they must hang onto a team of bulls running at top speed across a mud course the size as the length of a football field. If they hung on until the end of the course, they would receive their next clue. If they fell off before the end, the activity would be repeated.

The Detour was a choice between Baskets or Trunks. In Baskets, teams had to load 10 live chickens into baskets on a bicycle-powered wagon. They then navigated to a farm circled on a map to exchange the chickens for their next clue. In Trunks, teams had to load 2 bales of coir onto an elephant. They then delivered it to the coir shop, trading their cargo for the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were told to travel by train overnight from Panvel to the Ernakulam in the neighborhood of Kochi.
  • At National Highway 47, teams had to scour a clue amongst from thousands of yellow and red billboards.

Leg 8 (India → Malaysia)[edit]

Teams travelled to the city of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia, on this Leg of the Race.

Airdate: July 17, 2003

The Detour was a choice between Net or Trap. In Net, teams had to take their boat to a marked fishing platform and use a net to catch 15 fish out of a marked pen in order to receive their next clue. In Trap, teams had to take their boat to a group of marked lobster boats where they pulled up one weighted lobster trap to get the clue from inside.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to hit three different targets using three Malaysian weapons: a bow and arrow, a blowpipe, and a spear. After hitting all three targets successfully, they and their partner could run to the nearby Pit Stop.

Additional tasks
  • At Monsopiad Cultural Village in Penampang, teams had to bless a traditional Malaysian good luck blessing and their next clue.
  • After getting their clue, teams were told to travel to Jesselton Point (known as "Kota Kinabalu Boat Jetty" in the show) where they had to choose one of the marked boats on the shore for their next clue.

Leg 9 (Malaysia)[edit]

For the Roadblock, team members climbed Gomantong Caves near Sandakan, known for as intricate limestone rocks.

Airdate: July 24, 2003

The Fast Forward required one team drive to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary in Sepilok. There, the participants had to hike deep into the forest to find a feeding station in the jungle and feed two pieces of durian to an orangutan and claim the award.

The Detour in Trushidup Palm Oil Plantation was a choice between Chop or Haul. In Chop, teams had to use local tools to chop down palm nut bunches with a clue attached. However, out of every four envelopes, only one contained the clue. In Haul, teams used a wheelbarrow to carry 25 palm nut bunches to a corresponding truck. When the truck was fully loaded, it would drive away, revealing their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to climb a rattan ladder to a point 50 feet (15 m) above the stone cave's floor. Once there, they could grab a basket and retrieve their next clue from inside.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were instructed to ride boats back to the mainland.
  • At Poring Hot Springs in Ranau, teams had to cross a series of tree bridges over 100 feet (30 m) above the ground to reach the next clue.

Leg 10 (Malaysia → South Korea)[edit]

Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul was the Pit Stop for this Leg of the Race.

Airdate: July 31, 2003

The Roadblock in Hantan River along Sundam Valley were one team member had to plunge into the icy river and swim under the ice to an exit hole. Once their body temperature rose to a safe level, a doctor would clear them to leave and give them their next clue.

The Detour was a choice between Strong Hands or Strong Stomach. In Strong Hands, teams used a map to find a marked Taekwondo dojang where each team member had to break three sets of wooden boards to receive their clue. In Strong Stomach, teams used a map to find a marked restaurant where each team member had to eat a Korean delicacy called sannakji—a dish made of live Octopuses—to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams were told to travel to Puu Jih Sih Temple and had to search through thousands of tiny Buddha figurines for the one with their names on it. Behind the figurine was a key to a rattan bag holding their next clue. The clue instructed teams to travel to the city of Seoul, South Korea. Upon departing, a van would transport one team to Kota Kinabalu International Airport. These transports were spaced every thirty minutes started at 12:00 am.
  • Upon arriving in Seoul, teams had to travel to Namsan Park and find their next clue at the base of Seoul Tower.
  • After the Roadblock, teams told to travel back to Seoul to find Seoul Metropolitan Subway and search Station 228 somewhere underground for their next clue.

Leg 11 (South Korea → Australia)[edit]

This leg of the race (mainly the Detour) focused within the river city of Brisbane, Australia.

Airdate: August 7, 2003

The final Fast Forward for the Race required one team to drive an hour away to a beach on the Sunshine Coast, and pass a lifeguard test by paddling surfboards in a heavy surf, pull a swimmer out of the water and return her safely to the beach. If successful, they could claim the award.

The Detour was a choice between Face First or Foot First. In Face First, teams had to complete a face-first rappel from the penthouse at Holiday Inn hotel to the ground, a descent of 200 feet (61 m), before they could receive their next clue. In Foot First, teams had to locate a nearby Sheraton building with a race flag, run on foot downstairs from the penthouse and across the street, then climb 30-stories to the Sheraton's roof where they would receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to put on scuba gear and walk across an aquarium tank filled with 100 sharks and assorted sea creatures to grab a clue from a small chest.

Additional tasks
  • At Hangang Park, teams had to lower a traditional kite attached to a pull string using a marked pedestal to receive their next clue.
  • Upon arriving in Brisbane, teams instructed to travel to the Holiday Inn hotel and find a concierge to guide them to a penthouse for their next clue.
  • After the Detour, teams were directed to the nearby parking lot to choose a marked Mercedes-Benz M-Class, which they drove themselves to UnderWater World in Mooloolaba to find the next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams were directed to head on foot to the next Pit Stop at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.

Leg 12 (Australia)[edit]

Ellis Beach near Cairns was the Pit Stop for this Leg of the Race.

Airdate: August 14, 2003

This leg's Detour was a choice between Saddle or Paddle. In Saddle, teams had to search a 1.5 mi (2.4 km) stretch of beach on horseback to find one of four race flags, then search a 25 yards (23 m) radius for a cluster of clue envelopes. However, only one cluster contained the correct clue, while the other three instructed them to try again. In Paddle, teams inflated a kayak using a hand pump, pushed the kayak into the ocean and paddled to an orange buoy in the ocean to get their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to drive a race buggy at high speeds along a bumpy, muddy 7 miles (11 km) road. After they finished the course and returned to their partner, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At a marked woolshed in Ferny Hills, teams had to search through one of three huge piles of wool for their next clue.
  • Upon arriving in Cairns, teams had to choose a marked Toyota Land Cruiser and told to drive themselves to Wild World.
  • At Wild World, teams had to follow a marked path to the crocodile pen. One team member was directed to use a feeding stick to feed a fish to a 15 ft (4.6 m) crocodile (named Sultan) while the other team member took a picture of them with a Kodak EasyShare digital camera. After they took the picture, they had to find the souvenir shop and develop their picture at Kodak Printer Dock to reveal the next clue on the back.
  • After getting the photo, teams had to figure out their heading through their next location is at Wangetti Beach.

Leg 13 (Australia → United States)[edit]

The final leg of the race had teams visit the USS Arizona Memorial in Phoenix, Arizona to pay tribute to the fallen.

Airdate: August 21, 2003

The final Detour of the Race in General Aviation Terminal was a choice between Wing It or Wander It. In Wing It, teams had to skydive 10,000 feet (3,000 m) in tandem with an instructor to reach their next clue in the skydive landing zone. In Wander It, teams first drove to a mangrove forest to find a boat, which they used to navigate out the forest and reach a designated landing zone in order to receive their next clue.

The final Roadblock of the Race was One team member had to swim out to a floating tiki head, then dive beneath the underwater to retrieve a particular rock from ocean floor. They then carried it back to the beach where they had to smash it open for the clue inside.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams told to head to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where they (along with a tribal guide) were tasked to perform an Aboriginal ceremony with fire. In the ceremony, there were a series of torch signals carrying three traditional messages that they could use to receive the next clue.
  • Upon arrival in the island of Hawaii (known as "Big Island"), teams had to choose a marked car and drive themselves to the southernmost point of the United States, Kaulana Bay to get their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams were sent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where they followed a marked path over a bed of volcanic rock to get their next clue.
  • At Sun Devil Stadium, teams had to solve the riddle: "Happy Valentines Day - White + White." The solution was found by converting each part of the clue to a number. "Happy Valentine's Day" (February 14, or 2/14 in American date format) converts to "214", while "White + White" referred to the retired numbers of two players with the surname "White" written on the stadium's wall—33 (Wilford "Whizzer" White) and 11 (Danny White). Teams combined this information, using it to locate a particular seat in section 214, row 33, seat 11 — the location of their final clue at Papago Park.
  • Before entering to the Pit Stop, teams first had to ride a pair of bikes on a marked path, then run to the Finish Line.


US ratings[edit]

Order Episode Rating Share Rating/Share
1 "Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!" 6.5 11 4.4/12[1] 9.94
2 "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come First Served...And We're Bigger" 5.3 10 3.2/11 8.27
4 "Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" N/A N/A 3.7/11 7.59
5 "You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!" N/A N/A 2.9/10 7.86
6 "I Could Have Never Been Prepared For What I'm Looking At Right Now" 5.2 10 3.0/11 8.05
9 "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" 5.6 11 3.3/12 8.60
13 "It's Like Adam Building His First House!" 6.1 11 3.6/12 9.58


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