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RachelLeVega's The Amazing Race (originally known as The Amazing Race produced by Marlin Mann in the first season) is an adaptation of the American game show, The Amazing Race, in which eleven teams of two race around the world. The race is split into roughly twelve legs interspersed with physical and mental challenges, and require teams to deduce clues, navigate themselves in foreign areas, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and vie for airplane, boat, taxi, and other public transportation options on a limited budget provided by the show. Teams are progressively eliminated at the end of each leg; the first of the last three remaining teams to cross the final leg's finish line win US$750 thousand.

Contestants travel to and within multiple countries in a variety of transportation modes including planes, taxis, rental cars, trains and boats. The clues in each leg point the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member. Each task showcases the geographic region or indigenous culture and customs it is held in. If a team is in last place at the end of a leg of the race, they may be forced to stop competing or have a significant disadvantage in the following leg.

Series overview

Season Year
aired
Winners Teams Legs Comments
1 2008 Carol Donally &
Josh Armes
11 of 2 11 Introduced the U-Turn and Speed Bump
2 2009

Evan Schiphold &
Laura Schiphold

Introduced the Double U-Turn and the double-length leg
3 2010 Adria Flaherty &
Heidi Flaherty
Introduced the Intersection and Reverse Roadblock
4 2011 Peter Stagan &
Holly Lester
Introduced the Yield, teams divided into Alphas vs. Betas
5 2012 Nick Castleton &
Bobby Torricelli
Introduced the Gridlock, Blind U-Turn, and Pit Nonstop
6 2013 The 30-minute penalty replaced the Speed Bump 
7 2014 Introduced the Workzone
8 2015 12 of 2 Introduced the Stop N' Go and mid-leg elimination
9 11 of 2 Grand Prix - featured returning top-performing teams
10 2016 Retro - introduced the Switchback
11 2017 11 of 4 12 Family Edition - featured family teams of four,

including children as young as 10 years old

12 12 of 2 Last Resort - introduced the Time vs. Task prizes
13 2018 11 of 2 #WestCoastRoadTrip - featured college students and

alumni as young as 18 years old

Countries and locales visited

Most race routes in The Amazing Race circumnavigate the globe, starting from one North American city and ending in another. Those exceptions include:

  • Season five zigzagged between the Americas to Israel before returning westward to North America via Europe
  • Season eleven (also known as Family Edition) stayed entirely within North America
  • Season thirteen (also known as West Coast Road Trip) stayed entirely within the Pacific Time Zone

Updated as of season five, RachelLeVega's The Amazing Race has visited 40 different countries.

North America

Country Seasons visited Pit Stops
United States United States 4 (1, 2, 3, 5) 6[a]
Canada Canada 3 (1, 4, 5) 3[a]
Bahamas Bahamas 1 (2) 1
Panama Panama 1 (2) 1

                                    South America

Country Seasons visited Pit Stops
Argentina Argentina 1 (5) 0
Brazil Brazil 1 (3) 1
Chile Chile 1 (1) 1
Colombia Colombia 1 (2) 1
Peru Peru 1 (3) 2
Uruguay Uruguay 1 (5) 1
Venezuela Venezuela 1 (1) 2


Africa

Country Seasons visited Pit Stops
Ethiopia Ethiopia 1 (3) 1
Madagascar Madagascar 1 (5) 1
Morocco Morocco 1 (4) 1
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 1 (4) 2
Tanzania Tanzania 1 (4) 1

                                        Europe

Country Seasons visited Pit Stops
Austria Austria 1 (3) 1
France France 1 (1) 1
Germany Germany 1 (1) 1
Latvia Latvia 1 (4) 1
Netherlands Netherlands 1 (5) 1
Norway Norway 1 (5) 1
Portugal Portugal 1 (5) 1
Russia Russia 1 (4) 1
Spain Spain 1 (2) 2
Turkey Turkey 1 (1) 2
Ukraine Ukraine 1 (2) 1
UK United Kingdom[c] 1 (5) 2

Asia

Country Seasons visited Pit Stops
China China[b] 2 (2, 4) 3
India India 1 (1) 1
Israel Israel 1 (5) 1
Japan Japan 1 (4) 1
Singapore Singapore 1 (4) 1
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1 (3) 1
Tajikistan Tajikistan 1 (2) 2
UAE United Arab Emirates 1 (3) 1
Vietnam Vietnam 1 (3) 2

                                 Oceania

Country Seasons visited Pit Stops
Australia Australia 1 (4) 1
Samoa Samoa 1 (3) 1

Notes

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