The Amazing Race 10

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The Amazing Race 10 is the tenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 10 features twelve teams of two with a pre-existing relationship in a race around the world.

Friends and professional models Tyler Denk and James Branaman were the winners of this Race.


Development and Filming

The Amazing Race 10 spanned miles and covered 4 continents and 13 countries, making this the season with the most number of countries visited. Amongst them, 6 were previously unvisited countries, including Mongolia, Kuwait, Mauritius, Madagascar, Finland and Ukraine. None of those countries have been visited since. It was also the first season to (nearly) circumnavigate the globe in a generally westwardly fashion, crossing the Pacific Ocean in the first leg and crossing the Atlantic on the final leg. Most other seasons tranversed the globe in a generally eastwardly direction.

The Amazing Race 10 saw the show's very first double elimination when in one leg, it eliminated 2 teams: one halfway through the leg, and the other at the end. It also introduced a new race marker: the Intersection. It involved having two teams work together for all future tasks until otherwise instructed. If no other team was available when one team read the Intersection clue, they were required to wait for another team to show up before proceeding. The Intersection was also shown in conjunction with a Fast Forward, with the first team pairing to win to earn the Fast Forward for both teams.

Additionally, the penalty for coming in last on a non-elimination leg was also changed. Instead of being stripped of money and possessions, the last place team was Marked for elimination. This means that at the following leg, they need to be in first place or else they will be issued a 30-minute penalty at the mat, possibly allowing teams finishing behind them to overtake them in the final placings for that leg.

During the Vietnam legs, all route markers were colored yellow and white rather than red and yellow so as to avoid confusion with the flag of the vanquished South Vietnam. The 2nd Vietnamese leg was also the first time in race history in which teams received race money in local currency.

During the Ukraine leg, Phil was detained for two days. The United States ambassador worked all night to free him.

In post-race interviews Lyn talked about her house being ransacked, just prior to returning to New York City for the post-race interview circuit. She also remarried her first husband, Chris.

Episode 4 which contained Leg 4 was selected by CBS for The Amazing Race nomination in the 2007 Emmy Awards, and garnered five total nominations, including one for the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. The episode won the latter award, winning for the show its fifth Outstanding Reality-Competition Award in a row.


Applications were accepted through January 20, 2006 (one week later than the original deadline). Semi-finalist interviews occurred in late February/early March, followed by finalist interviews in Los Angeles during late March and early April. Filming ran from May 27, 2006 to June 24, 2006.

The cast of The Amazing Race 10 was increased to 12 teams for the first time since Season 4. It included Muslim best friends, an Indian American couple, college cheerleaders, boyfriends, Korean American brothers, a team member with a prosthetic leg, recovered drug addicts, beauty pageant queens, and a pair of single African American mothers.

Lyn and Karlyn made history by becoming the first out of the 7 all-female teams (to date) to make the final 3.

Dustin and Kandice along with David and Mary were selected to race in The Amazing Race All-Stars among a cast of returning teams from seasons 1-10. David and Mary also appeared on The View where they received gifts from the show, including vacations, a Ford Explorer, and a new house. Jamie was later crowned Miss South Carolina USA 2008, and competed in the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas on April 11, 2008.

While Peter & Sarah were portrayed as a newly dating and bickering couple on the race (to the extent that Sarah "broke up" with Peter during their elimination in Kuwait), Sarah revealed that they were friends whose "dating" was non-existent and created to give them an interesting storyline.


The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks performed
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Tyler & James Models 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 6th 6th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st Tyler 5, James 6
Rob & Kimberly Dating 5th 6th 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd Rob 6, Kimberly 5
Lyn & Karlyn 9th 9th 6th 6th 5th 4th 5th 5th 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd Lyn 5, Karlyn 7
Beauty Queens 4th 5th 4th 7th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd Dustin 6, Kandice 5
Erwin & Godwin Brothers 7th 8th 1st 4th 4th 5th 4th 4th 5th Erwin 4, Godwin 5
David & Mary Coalminer and Wife 10th 7th 7th 5th 1st David 4, Mary 3
Peter & Sarah Recently Dating 3rd 1st 5th 2nd 1st Peter 4, Sarah 2
Tom & Terry Boyfriends 8th 4th 8th Tom 2, Terry 2
Duke & Lauren Father/Daughter 2nd 3rd Duke 2, Lauren 1
Kellie & Jamie Cheerleaders 6th Kellie 1, Jamie 1
Vipul & Arti Married Vipul 1, Arti 0
Bilal & Sa'eed Best Friends Bilal 1, Sa'eed 0
  • A team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • An team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg of the race and was "Marked for Elimination"; if the team did not finish 1st on the next leg, they would receive a 30-minute penalty.
  • A indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue.
  • Matching colored symbols (, , and ) indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of an Intersection.
  • A means that team chose to use the Yield; indicates the team who received it; indicates a leg where the Yield was available but not used.

  1. ^ Bilal & Sa'eed were the last team to arrive at the Meridian Gate in Forbidden City and were eliminated as per the provisions were given at the start of the race (see below).
  2. ^ Kellie took, but failed to complete, the Roadblock in Leg 2. Already in last, Kellie & Jamie then checked into the Pit Stop, without issuing a 4-hour penalty because they came in last place and were eliminated.
  3. ^ Tom & Terry initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for traveling on motorcycles, which had been specifically prohibited for safety reasons. As Tom & Terry were waiting out their penalty, Tyler & James, Rob & Kimberly, Dustin & Kandice, Peter & Sarah, Lyn & Karlyn, and David & Mary checked in, dropping Tom & Terry to 8th.
  4. ^ Because David & Mary finished 1st, their 30-minute "marked for elimination" penalty was nullified.
  5. ^ During the leg, Peter & Sarah had fallen so far behind that all the other teams had already checked into the Pit Stop before Peter & Sarah even arrived at the Detour. When they finally found their next Route Marker at Souk Sulabiya, instead of performing the Detour, Peter & Sarah were instructed to go directly to the Pit Stop, where they were eliminated.
  6. ^ The Roadblock count does not include the results of any unaired Roadblocks.
  7. ^ Due to an Intersection, Tyler & James and Rob & Kimberly were able to work together to complete the Fast Forward, thus both teams were able to skip all remaining tasks and head directly to the Pit Stop.
  8. ^ David & Mary initially arrived 5th, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. As David & Mary were waiting out their penalty, Lyn & Karlyn checked in, dropping David & Mary to last place and eliminating them.
  9. ^ Leg 9 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
  10. ^ Dustin & Kandice had been "marked for elimination;" however, since Dustin & Kandice arrived at the Pit Stop in last place, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty being applied.

Episode title quotes

Titles for episodes are often taken from quotes made by the racers. The quotes are sometimes slightly changed for humorous effect.

  1. "Real Fast! Quack, Quack!" – Mary
  2. "Can Horses Smell Fear?" – Kimberly
  3. "Oh, Wow! It"s Like One of Those Things You See on TV!" – Mary
  4. "I Know Phil, Little Ol" Gorgeous Thing" – Mary
  5. "I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!" – Dustin
  6. "Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me And Want Me to Be in One of His Movies" – Mary
  7. "I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle" – Tyler
  8. "He Can't Swim But He Can Eat Cow Lips!" – Tyler
  9. "Being Polite Sucks Sometimes" – Godwin
  10. "Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive" – Lyn
  11. "We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches" – Karlyn
  12. "Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!" – James
  13. "Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!" – Tyler


Unless otherwise noted, prizes were awarded to the first team to check in for each leg.

  • Leg 1 - $20,000.
  • Leg 2 - A trip to Mexico, including swimming with dolphins and traveling in the forest on an ATV from Travelocity.
  • Leg 3 - A state of the art home theater system.
  • Leg 4 - A jet-ski for each team member.
  • Leg 5 - A home gym center for each team member.
  • Leg 6 - A trip to a resort in Jamaica.
  • Leg 7 - A motor-scooter for each team member.
  • Leg 8 - A trip to the Kona coast on Hawaii's Big Island, including a helicopter tour.
  • Leg 9 - A trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including swimming with dolphins and cruising through the jungle canopy.
  • Leg 10 - A Sprint phone with a year's subscription for each team member. The team with the charm that matched the one carried by the Berber greeter won this prize (see race summary below; though it so happened that the first team to arrive had the matching charm).
  • Leg 11 - A trip to Barbados, including swimming with turtles and a spa package from Travelocity.
  • Leg 12 - $1,000,000.

Race summary

Leg 1 (United States → China)

Airdate: September 17, 2006

  • Seattle, Washington, United States (Gas Works Park) (Starting Line)
  • Seattle (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) to Beijing, China (Beijing Capital International Airport)
  • Beijing (Gold House Restaurant)
  • Beijing (Forbidden City - Meridian Gate) (Overnight Rest and Elimination point)
  • Beijing (Houhai - North Bank Road)
  • Beijing (Run De Li Market or Beihai Park)
  • Great Wall of China (Juyongguan)
The first Roadblock of The Amazing Race 10 was one team member had to eat an indulge in delicacy of fish eyes out of a bowl, which is commonly a Chinese delicacy. The Detour was Labor or Leisure. In Labor, teams had to travel by pedicab to Run De Li Market where they needed to use traditional Chinese bricks and methods to pave a section of sidewalk in a specific pattern. In Leisure, teams had take a pedicab to Beihai Park to take part of a Chinese relaxation method known as Taiji Bailong, which they need to successfully balancing a ball on a paddle to earn their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Meridian Gate in Forbidden City, teams picked a slot in one of three departure times, all of which were in the following morning. The last team to arrive at the gate was not given a morning departure time and was eliminated.
  • Before entering the Great Wall, teams had to use a rope to scale the Wall and climb to the pit stop.

Leg 2 (China → Mongolia)

Airdate: September 24, 2006

  • Beijing to Erenhot, Inner Mongolia (Erlian Train Station)
  • Erenhot, Inner Mongolia (Erlian Train Station) to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar train station)
  • Ulaanbaatar (Choijin Lama Monastery)
  • Terelj (Gorkhi-Terelj National Park)
  • Gachuurt, Ulaanbaatar (Hotel Mongolia)
The Detour for this leg was Take It Down or Fill It Up. In Take It Down, teams had to take down the canvas walls and roof of traditional nomadic shelters known as yurt, roll it up, and attach it to a camel. In Fill it Up, teams must take a cart and they had to take four water containers pulled by a hynik, an ox-like animal indigenous to Mongolia, to the river. Then they had to fill the containers up at a stream, bring them back by their hynik, and fill a barrel to the designated line. A nomad would give them their next clue. The Roadblock had one team member string a traditional Mongolian bow and shoot a flaming arrow to hit a target away. After hitting the target, the team could run to the pit stop at the pavilion on a hill.

Additional task
  • At the Choijin Lama Monastery, teams observed a Buddhist ceremony.
  • Upon arriving at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, teams had to put on traditional Mongolian army hats and ride on a horse.

Leg 3 (Mongolia → Vietnam)

Airdate: October 1, 2006

  • Ulaanbaatar (Chinggis Khaan Hotel)
  • Ulaanbaatar (Chinggis Khaan International Airport) to Hanoi, Vietnam (Noi Bai International Airport)
  • Hanoi (H?a L Prison aka "Hanoi Hilton")
  • Hanoi (Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem - Thoa Flower Shop in 55 Hang Ma Street)
  • Hanoi (Ben Xe Gia Lam Bus Station) to Ph? Vc
  • Ph? Vc (Dinh Vc Temple)
  • Ph? Vc (Home of Nguy?n V?n Thu or Nh Th)
  • Ph? Vc (Canh Dong Dia)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to choose a Vietnamese bicycle with a basket of flowers and sell enough to make at least 80,000? (VND " approximately US$5). Whatever money they earned, they were allowed to keep. In the Detour, teams chose between Fuel and Fowl. In Fuel, teams had to travel to the home of Nguy?n V?n Thu and make 30 round coal bricks, a traditional Vietnamese fuel source, by putting wet coal in a traditional press. In Fowl, teams traveled to Nh Th where they had to construct an intricate Vietnamese birdcage using traditional local materials.

Additional task
  • At the Hanoi Hilton, teams had to search the grounds for John McCain's flying suit to receive their next clue.

Leg 4 (Vietnam)

Airdate: October 8, 2006

  • Hanoi (Ly Thai To Garden)
  • Hanoi (Ben Xe Gia Lam Bus Terminal) to Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province (Ben Xe Bai Chay)
  • Ha Long (Hydrofoil Harbor)
  • Ha Long (Halong Bay – Hon Yen Ngua)
  • Ha Long (Halong Bay – Sung Sot Cave)
  • Ha Long (Halong Bay – Soi Sim Island)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to use a mechanical ascender to climb up the sheer face of the cliff at Hon Yen Ngua, take their clue, and then rappel down. The Detour was Over or Under. Teams were taken to the water by a junk, then given a sampan to row. In Over, teams had to row to a provisions ship, load the provisions, then row a sampan to a floating village to deliver goods to the specific addresses on their invoice. When finished, teams rowed back to the provisions ship and present the finished invoice to the captain who would give them their next clue. In Under, teams had to take a marked buoy and then take a sampan to a pearl farm, choose a line of buoys and grab 30 baskets hauling them out of the sea and into their boats. Then, they had deliver the baskets to a pearl farmer to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, teams received 588,000? (VND " approximately US$37).
  • At Ly Thai To Garden, teams listened for the location of their next clue from a megaphone: Ben Xe Bai Chay at Ha Long Bay.

Leg 5 (Vietnam → India)

Airdate: October 15, 2006

  • Haiphong (Haiphong Train Station) to Hanoi (Hanoi Train Station)
  • Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (Chennai International Airport)
  • Chennai to Mamallapuram
  • Mamallapuram (Vallavar Arts & Crafts)
  • Mamallapuram (Madras Crocodile Bank or Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple)
  • Mamallapuram to Chennai
  • Chennai (Karthik Driving School)
  • Chennai (Chettinad House)
The Detour in this leg was Wild Things or Wild Rice. In Wild Things, teams had to make their way to Madras Crocodile Bank, locate pit 16 and help the workers wrangle a marsh crocodile to move it to a new pit. In Wild Rice, teams made their way to Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple and choose an outline of a traditional floral design shown on the temple floor. Using a picture for reference, they had to use colored powder made from rice to color it in so that it matched the picture. For the Roadblock, one team member had to sit through a driver's education class, then navigate India's frenzied streets for a driving test while driving on the left-hand side of the road. Once they obtained an Indian driver's license, they received the next clue.

Leg 6 (India → Kuwait)

Airdate: October 22, 2006

  • Chennai (Chennai International Airport) to Kuwait City, Kuwait (Kuwait International Airport)
    • Kuwait City (6th Ring Road)
  • Kuwait City (Kuwait Towers)
  • Kuwait City (Souk Al-Gharabally)
  • Kuwait City (Souk Sulabiya or Kuwait Camel Racing Club)
  • Kuwait City (Al Sadiq Water Towers)
In this Fast Forward, teams were required to wear a protective gear and use a flame retardant shield to retrieve the Fast Forward from a cluebox next to a simulated oil fire at the oil well on 6th Ring Road, braving temperatures of over . In the Roadblock on this leg, one team member had to climb a ladder to the top of one of the Kuwait Towers above the ground. At the top, they received a satchel filled with puzzle pieces. They then had to go to the ground and assemble the puzzle to reveal the name of the street which was their next destination. The Detour on this leg was Manual or Automatic. In Manual, teams drove to an area known as Souk Sulabiya and had to fill ten bags of camel feed up to a marked line. Once filled, they had to transport them to a pallet and properly stack them to get their next clue. In Automatic, teams went to the Kuwait Camel Racing Club where they used a walkie-talkie to operate a voice activated robotic jockey attached to a camel. Once the camel ran a course, a wrangler would give them their next clue.

Leg 7 (Kuwait → Mauritius)

Airdate: October 29, 2006

  • Kuwait City (Kuwait International Airport) to Plaine Magnien, Mauritius (Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport)
  • Grand Baie (Isla Mauritia boat)
  • Port Louis (Merville Beach Hotel) (Unaired)
  • Case Noyale (Post Office)
  • Les Salines de Petite Rivire Noire or le aux Benitiers
  • Bel Ombre (Chteau Bel Ombre)
In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Salt or Sea. In Salt, teams had to search through three giant piles of salt, the key of the country's economy, for a salt shaker containing their next clue. In Sea, teams had to choose a boat captain, then travel by motorboat to an island called le aux Benitiers away. Once there, they had to search the island using a map to find the boat's sail. After finding it, they had to carry it back to the boat, attach it, and sail back. While no Roadblock was shown for this leg of the race, a Roadblock clue is clearly visible in Dustin and Kandice's hands in one of the stills for the episode on the show's website.

Additional task
  • When they arrived at the harbor, teams had to swim to the boat, which was anchored in Grand Baie.

Leg 8 (Mauritius → Madagascar)

Airdate: November 5, 2006

  • Plaine Magnien (Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport) to Antananarivo, Madagascar (Ivato International Airport)
  • Antananarivo (Lac Anosy – Black Angel statue)
    • Antananarivo (Analakely Market)
  • Antananarivo (Tohotohobato Ambondrona Analakely)
  • Antananarivo (Cathedral Andohalo)
In this Fast Forward, the intersected teams had to travel to Analakely Market and eat one full serving of cow lips, a local delicacy. When they cleaned their plates, the two teams would win the Fast Forward. The Detour on this leg of the Race was Long Sleep or Short Letter. In Long Sleep, teams travelled by van to an open market where they had to deliver 8 covered mattresses through the streets of Antananarivo to a certain address. When the delivery was complete, the homeowner handed them their next clue. In Short Letter, teams travelled by van to a paper working station where they had to work together to successfully make 28 pieces of handcrafted paper. Once the artisan signaled they had correctly made their paper, they would receive their next clue. After the Detour, teams were no longer Intersected. The Roadblock on this leg was to go to stairs filled with rubber stamp vendors across the steep staircases and find four vendors with a matching stamp to imprint (boat, train, plane and car) on their clues. Once finished, they would proceed to the Pit Stop, where their teammate was waiting.

Leg 9 (Madagascar → Finland → Ukraine)

Airdate: November 12, 2006

  • Antananarivo (Ivato International Airport) to Helsinki, Finland (Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport)
  • Helsinki (Kappeli Caf)
  • Helsinki (Helsinki Central railway station) to Tampere (Tampere railway station)
  • Yljrvi (Soppeenharjun koulu )
  • Tampere (Tampere railway station) to Turku (Turku Central railway station)
  • Lohja (Tytyri Limestone Mine)
  • Helsinki (Helsinki Olympic Stadium Tower)
Airdate: November 19, 2006

  • Helsinki (Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport) to Kiev, Ukraine (Boryspil Airport)
  • Oster, Chernihiv Oblast (169th District Training Centre, Ukrainian Ground Forces or Oster Tank School)
  • Kiev (Apartment 33)
  • Kiev (Dance & Groove or Ukrainian National Music Academy)
  • Kiev (Great Patriotic War Museum)
In the first Detour, teams had to decide between Swamp This or Swamp That. Both options are methods by which Finnish athletes keep themselves in shape during the warmer months. In Swamp This, teams have to put a pair of cross country skis through bog, and trudge through a course in a muddy field. In Swamp That, teams had to take an obstacle course through bog. They needed to crawl, climb and carry each other, then proceed to the finish line to get their next clue. The Roadblock for this half of the leg was to ride a bike down a steep hill and search the Lohja mine for a marked dig site and get a piece of limestone. Then, after attaching the limestone to their bike, they had to go back to the start point and had to use tools to break it open to get their next clue which was inside the limestone.

On the second half of the leg, the Roadblock consisted of taking a Soviet T-64 Tank through a one and a half mile oval-shaped training course used for simulated military exercises in Ukraine's premiere tank school. Once they successfully completed the course, the officer would hand out their next clue. The second Detour was a choice between Make the Music or Find the Music. In Make the Music, teams traveled to Dance & Groove, a hip hop/dance club in Kyiv and had to perform a rap song incorporating the names of all of the nations visited so far on the Race. The judge would approve their show and give them their next clue. In Find the Music, the teams had to go to the Ukrainian National Music Academy. Once there, they had to search through thousands of pieces of sheet music for Tchaikovsky's Concert Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra. When they had the correct music, they needed to search 120 practice rooms for one of six pianists to perform the piece for them. Once the pianist completed the piece, they would get their next clue. In both Detours, teams had to dress up to blend in with the people.

Additional tasks
  • At the Kappeli Cafe, teams had to log onto their AOL e-mail to get an e-mail clue from their families.
  • At the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, teams had to do a face first rappel known as an Angel Dive down the Helsinki Olympic Tower.
  • After rappelling down the Helsinki Olympic Tower, teams were given a clue to fly to the capital of the country that is home to Chernobyl.
  • Upon arrival at Boryspil Airport, teams were given Soviet-made Volga cars as transportation for the Leg's second half.

Leg 10 (Ukraine → Morocco)

Airdate: November 26, 2006

  • Kiev (Boryspil Airport) to Ouarzazate, Morocco (Ouarzazate Airport)
  • Ouarzazate, Kasbah (Antiquitts du Sud)
  • Ouarzazate (Atlas Film Studios)
  • Idelssan (Caf La Pirgola)
  • Guedara (Pottery Shop) or near Ouarzazate (North Africa Horse)
  • near Marrakech in the Atlas Mountains (Nomadic Berber Camp)
The Roadblock on this leg had one team member act like ancient gladiators by racing horse chariots. While racing, they would have to pull down two colored flags that match their horse. Once they possessed both flags, the Charioteer would give them their next clue. This leg's Detour was Throw It or Grind It. In Throw It, teams traveled to Guedara to a pottery shop where they had to make two clay pots. The potter would give them their next clue once the pots were made to his specifications. In Grind It, teams traveled towards Ouarzazate to North Africa Horse. They had to choose crushing mills use to grind of olives and pack them into bags. When they have properly crushed the olives with pressure bags, the olive miller would give them their next clue. Each Detour selection only had three workstations, which were first come-first serve. After completing the Detours, teams drove on the road to Marrakech until they reached a marker, where they turned off into the desert to the camp that served as the Pit Stop.

Additional task
  • At Antiquitts du Sud, teams were instructed to receive a pendant and pick up a good luck charm which they could exchange for some "good fortune" and bring it to the Pit Stop.

Leg 11 (Morocco → Spain)

Airdate: December 3, 2006

  • Casablanca (Quartier des Habous)
  • Casablanca (Mohammed V International Airport) to Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (Barcelona Airport)
  • Barcelona (Parc del Laberint d'Horta)
  • Barcelona (Las Ramblas or Colnia Gell)
  • Barcelona (Palau Nacional de Montjuic)
In this Roadblock, teams entered the market, and had to find a stall and where they would receive of camel meat which they had to bring to a stall, grind it, and then skewer it so a chef could prepare a traditional Moroccan recipe and so they could then eat it. Once they finished, the chef would give them their next clue. In this leg's Detour, teams between choose Lug It or Lob It. In Lug It, teams had to get into giant costumes known as "gigantes y cabezudos" and then walk a distance along Las Ramblas to over a mile in them to find a female giant in Plaa de Sant Felip Neri to receive their next clue. In Lob It, teams had to travel to Colnia Gell and took part in a tomato festival. They had to search a giant pile of tomatoes and find one with a clue inside. While they were searching, locals threw tomatoes at them as done in the Spanish festival.

Leg 12 (Spain → France → United States)

Airdate: December 10, 2006

  • Barcelona (Sagrada Famlia)
  • Barcelona (Barcelona Airport) to Paris, France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport/Paris-Orly Airport)
  • Paris (Eiffel Tower)
  • Paris (Gare Saint-Lazare) to Caen, Basse-Normandie (Gare de Caen)
  • Carpiquet (Caen-Carpiquet Airport)
  • Bayeux (Gare de Bayeux) to Paris (Gare Saint-Lazare)
  • Paris (Place de la Concorde)
  • Paris (Quai d'Orleans, Pont de la Tournelle or Anatomy Fashion Studio
  • Paris (Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport) to New York City, New York, USA (John F. Kennedy International Airport/Newark Liberty International Airport)
  • Manhattan (Daily News Building)
  • Manhattan (Alamo)
  • Garrison (St. Basil Academy)
In the final Roadblock of the race, one team member had to perform a tandem skydive with a skydive instructor. The other team member remaining in the plane would be treated to a surprise nosedive. The skydiver parachuted down onto Omaha Beach. Once finished, the person who did the Roadblock was taken to Bayeux train station in a military jeep. While the non-participating member took the taxi and reunited with their partner. In the last Detour of the race, teams had to choose between Art and Fashion. In Art, they had to go to an art studio, pick up a painting, and then take the painting through the streets of Paris to a painter who was waiting on a landing by the Seine to complete (Quai d'Orleans, Pont de la Tournelle is seen in the background). Once the painting was finished, they would receive their next clue. In Fashion, teams had to travel by foot to Anatomy Fashion Studio where they had to make a jacket, using the tools and materials provided, and put it on a mannequin for display. Once the designer approved their work, she would give them their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the leg, the clue received at the start point instructed them to find "a church that has been under construction for over 124 years": the Sagrada Famlia.
  • At the Daily News Building, teams were only given a photograph of the Alamo and were told to travel there by foot. Once they found the Alamo, the teams had to find a woman in a yellow cap who would give them their final clue.


Canadian ratings

Order Episode Viewers (millions) Rank
1 "Real Fast! Quack, Quack!" 2.14 #6
2 "Can Horses Smell Fear?" 2.11 #8
3 "Oh, Wow! It"s Like One of Those Things You See on TV!" 1.89 #10
4 "I Know Phil, Little Ol" Gorgeous Thing" 1.55 #12
5 "I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!" 2.17 #8
6 "Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me And Want Me to Be in One of His Movies" 2.23 #8
7 "I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle" 1.94 #6
8 "He Can't Swim But He Can Eat Cow Lips!" 2.04 #8
9 "Being Polite Sucks Sometimes" 2.11 #6
10 "Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive" 1.89 #12
11 "We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches" 2.13 #8
12 "Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!" 2.07 #6
13 "Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!" 2.02 #4

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