The Amazing Race - Episode Guide

Season 1

The Race Begins

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 5, 2001

The Race Begins

The 11 teams begin the first leg of their global journey, racing from New York City's Central Park to Johannesburg, South Africa. During the initial leg, the teams visit Victoria Falls, use a zip line to cross a valley and bungee jump off of a steep cliff. The pit stop is at Songwe Village.

Divide and Conquer

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 19, 2001

Divide and Conquer

The 10 remaining teams travel from South Africa to Paris, where they must locate a monument from atop the Eiffel Tower before going to the pit stop near the Arc de Triomphe.

Home for Some

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Sep 26, 2001

Home for Some

The nine teams must find La Grande Roue, a giant Ferris wheel, in Paris, and then locate Foucault's pendulum. Then it's on to the top of Notre Dame to ring the bells. Next, a member of each team must travel through the Paris sewers before heading to the pit stop in Les Baux.

Colossal Showdown

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 3, 2001

Colossal Showdown

The eight teams travel from France to Tunisia, where they must locate the colosseum in El-Jem, which serves as the pit stop for the fourth leg of the race, and find a sword in the "Pit of Death."

Desert Storm

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 10, 2001

Desert Storm

The seven teams depart the colosseum in El-Jem, Tunisia, and travel to Tataouine, where they must find a flag in the Sahara Desert. Next, a member of each team must ride a camel to the pit stop.

Whatever it Takes to Win

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 17, 2001

Whatever it Takes to Win

The six teams travel from Tunisia to the Colosseum in Rome and then on to Castelfranco Emilia. Two teams are given a time penalty at the pit stop for disobeying travel rules.

Triumph and Loss

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Oct 24, 2001

Triumph and Loss

The six teams must travel to Ferrara, Italy, by using a glider or riding bikes. Next, they fly to New Delhi, India, and search a crowded market for a shopkeeper before going to the pit stop in Agra, near the Taj Mahal.

Competition to the Fullest

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Oct 31, 2001

Competition to the Fullest

In India, the five teams visit the Taj Mahal and then race off to the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur. From there, they go to Bikaner, where a member of each team must obtain a clue inside a temple filled with rats, which are considered sacred by locals.

The Unexpected Twist

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Nov 14, 2001

The Unexpected Twist

The five teams travel from India to Bangkok, Thailand, and encounter tigers in a pit where a clue is located. One team gives up on a challenge that involves finding a car in a neighborhood and takes a taxi instead, which is against the rules. They receive a stiff penalty when they check in at the pit stop in Krabi.

To the Physical and Mental Limit

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Nov 21, 2001

To the Physical and Mental Limit

The four teams depart the pit stop in Krabi, Thailand, and then compete in outdoor-adventure races that include rock climbing, kayaking and diving, before checking into another pit stop, this time at Pai Plong Beach.

Fight to the Last Minute

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Nov 28, 2001

Fight to the Last Minute

The four teams travel from Thailand to Beijing, China, where two teams opt to play table tennis against a local champion while the other two pairs compete in a road rally. Next, they all must buy beetle larvae, chicken feet and squid, and then take it to a cook. After the food is prepared, one team member must eat all of his or her team's portions. The pit stop is at Tiantan Park.

Race to the Finish (1)

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Dec 5, 2001

Race to the Finish (1)

The final three teams climb steep steps to retrieve a clue at the Great Wall of China. They then fly from Beijing to Alaska, where they take part in an Alaskan ritual called a blanket toss to find a clue. Next, the teams must go to the Matanuska Glacier and climb an ice wall. The pit stop is reached via snowmobiles.

Race to the Finish (2)

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Dec 13, 2001

Race to the Finish (2)

The final three teams dash to the finish, with the winning pair claiming the $1 million first-place prize. The duos begin in Alaska and race a team of sled dogs to reach a clue. Next, one member of each team dives into frigid water to claim a clue that tells them to fly to New York City. The final destination is in Flushing Meadows.

Season 2

The World is Waiting: Go!

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Mar 11, 2002

The World is Waiting: Go!

Eleven two-member teams begin their worldwide race for $1 million in Las Vegas and learn of their first stop: Rio de Janeiro.

Help Me, I'm American

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Mar 13, 2002

Help Me, I'm American

Ten teams begin the second leg of the race as they travel from Rio de Janeiro to Iguacu Falls near the Brazil-Argentina border.

My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Mar 20, 2002

My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off

Nine teams jet from the jungles of Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa, where a third pair is eliminated.

This Game Is About Minutes

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Mar 27, 2002

This Game Is About Minutes

The teams struggle to make the first charter flight from Cape Town, South Africa, to Namibia, and then travel more than 500 miles by truck along unmarked desert roads to reach the next pit stop.

I'm Gonna Take His Girl

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Apr 10, 2002

I'm Gonna Take His Girl

The teams endure a 15-hour train ride from Bangkok to Northern Thailand then drive into the mountains where they compete in a river-rafting race.

I'm Gonna Throw Up on Phil's Shoes

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Apr 17, 2002

I'm Gonna Throw Up on Phil's Shoes

The teams travel from Northern Thailand to Hong Kong, where they must control a 40-ton crane and consume an ancient Chinese remedy.

Ready to Lose Our Lives

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: May 1, 2002

Ready to Lose Our Lives

Four teams travel from the Australian outback to New Zealand, where they take a wild river ride and bungee jump 450 feet.

It's Hammer Time

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: May 8, 2002

It's Hammer Time

The four remaining teams travel to Auckland, New Zealand, and rappel into the nearby Lost World caves.

Follow That Plane! (1)

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: May 15, 2002

Follow That Plane! (1)

The three remaining teams dash to the finish line hoping to claim the $1 million first-place prize. The final leg takes them through Hawaii and Alaska before ending near Las Vegas.

Follow That Plane! (2)

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: May 15, 2002

Follow That Plane! (2)

The three remaining teams dash to the finish line hoping to claim the $1 million first-place prize. The final leg takes them through Hawaii and Alaska before ending near Las Vegas.

Season 3

What If Our Parachute Doesn't Open?

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Oct 2, 2002

What If Our Parachute Doesn't Open?

The third edition of the $1 million race around the world begins in Miami, as the 12 teams of two learn of their first destination: Mexico City. There they must choose between skydiving and donkey-cart racing, and the first team is eliminated.

This Seems Like the Path Straight to Hell!

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Oct 9, 2002

This Seems Like the Path Straight to Hell!

A car collides with a bus carrying several teams on a Mexican road, leaving the players to deal with the aftermath. Also, two teams wipe-out while riding waverunners.

You Always Just Forget About Me!

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 16, 2002

You Always Just Forget About Me!

The teams travel to Scotland and participate in traditional Scottish games to avoid elimination. Also, an alliance develops among several teams in order to oust one specific duo, and two teams miss a crucial airline connection.

What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off a Cliff?

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Oct 30, 2002

What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off a Cliff?

The teams rappel down a cliff in Lisbon, Portugal, and then race to Spain and Morocco. While traveling, some teams mistakenly fill their vehicles with the wrong fuel and suffer the consequences.

I'm a Much Better Liar Than You Are

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Nov 13, 2002

I'm a Much Better Liar Than You Are

The teams dash through Morocco to Marrakesh to avoid elimination. One task each pair must complete involves selling escargot to local citizens.

Don't Try to Play the Moralist Now!

Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Dec 11, 2002

Don't Try to Play the Moralist Now!

The four remaining teams race through Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City and get caught in a storm while competing on a nearby river.

Season 4

Cheaters Never Win - and They Cheated!

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: May 29, 2003

Cheaters Never Win - and They Cheated!

The fourth edition of the race around the world for $1 million begins at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where the 12 teams of two learn their first destination: Milan, Italy. From there, the pairs travel to the Cinque Torri area of the Alps and must choose between searching for an object hidden in the snow or walking across a rope bridge and then riding a zip line between two high peaks.

It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come, First Served - and We're Bigger

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Jun 5, 2003

It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come, First Served - and We're Bigger

The teams slide down a snowy mountain on rafts, but one pair ends up going down on their backsides. Also: one team bullies its way to the front of a line and then barricades a door to keep the others out; and one team member's injury threatens to destroy the duo.

You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Jun 26, 2003

You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!

One team faces a complete breakdown which leads the members to contemplate quitting the race. Also: teams must deal with a 15-ft. pile of cow manure in a competition.

That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Jul 31, 2003

That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!

Teams attempt to eat live baby octopi, two teams get lost and inadvertently drive toward the North Korean border only to face columns of tanks and machine-gun nests, and players must swim through frigid water beneath a frozen lake.

He's a Few Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack!

Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Aug 14, 2003

He's a Few Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack!

One team's attempt to use humor to lighten up a competition backfires; one player overturns a dune buggy; a competitor runs over his partner's foot with a car.

It's Like Adam Building His First House!

Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Aug 21, 2003

It's Like Adam Building His First House!

The fourth edition of the 45,000-mile race around the world concludes as the final three teams dash to the finish line in the western U.S., after stops in Australia and Hawaii. The pairs vying for the $1 million first-place prize: married gay partners Reichen and Chip; best friends David and Jeff; and engaged couple Kelly and Jon.

Season 5

Clearly, I'm More Intelligent Than You

Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Jul 6, 2004

Clearly, I'm More Intelligent Than You

The 11 teams begin their race around the world from Santa Monica and then fly to Uruguay. The last team to arrive at the first pit stop is eliminated.

I Got Electrocuted

Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Jul 20, 2004

I Got Electrocuted

The teams travel throughout Argentina during the race's third leg.

Are You Good at Puzzles?

Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: Aug 3, 2004

Are You Good at Puzzles?

The teams travel from Russia to the Sphinx in Cairo, Egypt, where they must descend an ancient shaft into a watery tomb.

Why Can't We Get a Camel?

Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Aug 10, 2004

Why Can't We Get a Camel?

The six remaining teams continue through Egypt, where one team is the victim of the race's latest twist.

Are You Sure This is Safe

Episode: 5x07 | Airdate: Aug 17, 2004

Are You Sure This is Safe

Six remaining teams fly from Cairo to Tanzania and must navigate through the local town to get their next clues.

I'm Going to Jail

Episode: 5x08 | Airdate: Aug 24, 2004

I'm Going to Jail

Five teams remain and a cab ride to the airport becomes problematic for some teams as they battle to stay in the race.

If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!

Episode: 5x09 | Airdate: Aug 31, 2004

If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!

Five teams continue the race through India as one team chooses to go for the Fast Forward and are faced with one of the most difficult decisions a team has ever had to make.

It's Okay, Run Them Over

Episode: 5x11 | Airdate: Sep 14, 2004

It's Okay, Run Them Over

The competition heats up as four teams remain in the battle to make it to the finish line.

You've Just Made Me a Millionaire

Episode: 5x12 | Airdate: Sep 21, 2004

You've Just Made Me a Millionaire

Four teams compete in the last two legs of the race but only three teams will have the chance to race to the finish line and win the ultimate prize.

Season 6

The Game's Afoot!

Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Nov 16, 2004

The Game's Afoot!

Eleven couples will compete in a race around the world with one couple taking home the $1 million prize.

Quit Following Us

Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Dec 14, 2004

Quit Following Us

Teams make an emotional trek from a small island off the coast of Africa to Berlin, Germany.

Phil is a Choo-Choo Charlie

Episode: 6x07 | Airdate: Dec 28, 2004

Phil is a Choo-Choo Charlie

Highlights of some of the best moments from the first six episodes with never-before-seen footage will be broadcast.

One Of You, I Am Going To Break In Half

Episode: 6x08 | Airdate: Jan 4, 2005

One Of You, I Am Going To Break In Half

As teams continue to make their way through Budapest, infighting among teammates proves to be more challenging than the tasks they compete in.

Tell My Mom I Love Her

Episode: 6x09 | Airdate: Jan 11, 2005

Tell My Mom I Love Her

As teams make their way to Corsica, many struggle to work together, putting them at a disadvantage in the race and making them question their relationships.

4 Continents, 24 Cities, 40,000 Miles

Episode: 6x13 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2005

4 Continents, 24 Cities, 40,000 Miles

Four teams compete in the last two legs of the race but only three teams will have the chance to race to the finish line and win the ultimate prize.

Season 7

Courteous? This is a Race!

Episode: 7x01 | Airdate: Mar 1, 2005

Courteous? This is a Race!

Eleven couples will compete in a race around the world with one couple taking home the $1 million prize.

The Whole Country Hates Me

Episode: 7x02 | Airdate: Mar 8, 2005

The Whole Country Hates Me

When one racer tries to keep necessary information away from the others, a confrontation ensues.

What a Gaucho You Are

Episode: 7x04 | Airdate: Mar 22, 2005

What a Gaucho You Are

Several teams plot to make up for a time penalty in the previous leg.

They Saved the Eyeball

Episode: 7x07 | Airdate: Apr 6, 2005

They Saved the Eyeball

A Special One-Hour Retrospective Episode With Never-Before-Seen Footage.

Mow 'Em Down Like Grass

Episode: 7x08 | Airdate: Apr 12, 2005

Mow 'Em Down Like Grass

As the game becomes more intense and every second counts, the teams split off into two separate groups.

We Have a Bad Elephant!

Episode: 7x09 | Airdate: Apr 19, 2005

We Have a Bad Elephant!

Teams face a challenging roadblock with difficult animals.

The Devil Made Me Do It

Episode: 7x11 | Airdate: May 3, 2005

The Devil Made Me Do It

Some Teams reserve seats on flights while others take a risk with unconfirmed tickets for an earlier connection.

Season 8

Go Mommy Go! We Can Beat Them!

Episode: 8x01 | Airdate: Sep 27, 2005

Go Mommy Go! We Can Beat Them!

Ten families will embark on the ultimate family vacation with one family taking home the $1 million prize.

I Don't Kiss, I Make Out!

Episode: 8x03 | Airdate: Oct 11, 2005

I Don't Kiss, I Make Out!

Teams are sent on a journey to a mystery location where they must perform a challenge that is out of this world.

Think Like an Office Chair

Episode: 8x04 | Airdate: Oct 18, 2005

Think Like an Office Chair

Close race to the Pit Stop fuels an intense rivalry between two families.

I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do

Episode: 8x06 | Airdate: Nov 1, 2005

I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do

In an exciting foot race to the mat, Teams are within seconds of each other as they fight exhaustion to claim first prize.

You Look Ridiculous

Episode: 8x07 | Airdate: Nov 8, 2005

You Look Ridiculous

Safety divers are forced to rescue one of the racers who's struggling to stay afloat during a challenge.

How's That Face Feel?

Episode: 8x09 | Airdate: Nov 22, 2005

How's That Face Feel?

During this milestone episode, "How's That Face Feel?," one family member amuses the rest of the family with a face plant into the water after plunging down a 60 ft. ramp.

The Family Christmas Card

Episode: 8x11 | Airdate: Dec 6, 2005

The Family Christmas Card

One teammate's performance overwhelms the rest of the family and gets them out of a potential jam.

25 Days, 50 Cities, And More Than 600 Consecutive Hours As A Family (2)

Episode: 8x13 | Airdate: Dec 13, 2005

25 Days, 50 Cities, And More Than 600 Consecutive Hours As A Family (2)

When one team can't find the entrance to the building that holds their next clue, they desperately try to run their vehicle through a locked door. Meanwhile, one family member struggles to complete a high flying Road Block while enduring constant ribbing from the sidelines. Every decision and every stroke of luck could make the difference between $1 million and second place as one family will be crowned the winner of THE AMAZING RACE 8.

Season 9

Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!

Episode: 9x01 | Airdate: Feb 28, 2006

Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!

The three-time Emmy Award-winning reality adventure series returns to its international format where teams of two will travel to exotic locations, spanning five continents, with stops in the Middle East, Moscow and Sicily, to name a few. The 11 teams, including a Pizza Hut manager, a dentist, a science teacher, a children's minister, a retired physician and a valet, will compete against one another in a race around the world for a $1 million prize.

I'm Filthy and I Love It

Episode: 9x02 | Airdate: Mar 7, 2006

I'm Filthy and I Love It

The three-time Emmy Award-winning reality adventure series is off to an Amazing start as the Teams learn quickly about the toll this Race has on the mind and body. One Racer breaks into tears after facing an extreme fear of heights while repelling down a 400-foot building.

I'm in Russia Playing with Dolls

Episode: 9x03 | Airdate: Mar 14, 2006

I'm in Russia Playing with Dolls

Frustration mounts when teams have difficulty searching for a clue buried inside thousands of Russian nesting dolls.

It's Not Over Until Phil Sings

Episode: 9x04 | Airdate: Mar 21, 2006

It's Not Over Until Phil Sings

Driving to the Roadblock in Germany, one team follows another who leads them in the wrong direction.

Herculean Effort for Some Herculean Dudes

Episode: 9x07 | Airdate: Apr 12, 2006

Herculean Effort for Some Herculean Dudes

Teams participate in a special "Da Vinci Code"-themed challenge in which teams are given a portion of Da Vinci's famed "Vitruvian Man" and must find the other half in order to solve the clue.

Here Comes the Bedouin

Episode: 9x08 | Airdate: Apr 19, 2006

Here Comes the Bedouin

Teams face a difficult Detour in Oman, which requires the racers to get up close and personal with several ornery camels in order to receive their next clue.

Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil?

Episode: 9x09 | Airdate: Apr 26, 2006

Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil?

Fierce rivalry between two teams starts to heat up when one duo tells the other that at the next opportunity to use the Yield, they will use it against them.

I Think This Monkey Likes Me

Episode: 9x11 | Airdate: May 10, 2006

I Think This Monkey Likes Me

While racing through Bangkok, Teams face a Roadblock where they must prepare a feast for hundreds of sacred monkeys.

Season 10

Real Fast! Quack, Quack!

Episode: 10x01 | Airdate: Sep 17, 2006

Real Fast! Quack, Quack!

The 12 Teams, including the first Indian-American team, a coal miner and his wife, reigning beauty queens, an amputee and a high school teacher, will compete against one another in a race around the world for a $1 million prize..

Can Horses Smell Fear

Episode: 10x02 | Airdate: Sep 24, 2006

Can Horses Smell Fear

One team goes into an emotional tailspin when they're thrown from their horse during a detour, while alliances start forming between several of the teams.

I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!

Episode: 10x05 | Airdate: Oct 15, 2006

I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!

An impromptu alliance between two teams crumbles when they both try to ditch each other at a connecting airport.

He Can't Swim, But He Can Eat Cow Lips

Episode: 10x08 | Airdate: Nov 5, 2006

He Can't Swim, But He Can Eat Cow Lips

The game's newest twist shocks the racers and forces rival teams to set aside their differences and work together.

Being Polite Sucks Sometimes

Episode: 10x09 | Airdate: Nov 12, 2006

Being Polite Sucks Sometimes

The teams are faced with a challenging Roadblock that will test the racers' ability to stay calm in a claustrophobic setting, while one racer struggles to overcome their fear of heights.

We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches.

Episode: 10x11 | Airdate: Nov 26, 2006

We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches.

Animosity escalates between two teams while racing through Morocco when one team "yields" the other.

Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever

Episode: 10x13 | Airdate: Dec 10, 2006

Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever

The final three Teams race to the Finish Line for their chance at the One Million Dollar Prize.

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