|The Amazing Race 29|
|Season run||September 25, 2016
– December 21, 2016
|Filming dates||March 26, 2016
– April 20, 2016
|No. of episodes||12|
|No. of legs||12|
ZouLy's The Amazing Race 29 is a season of the popular reality television show The Amazing Race, in which the race course was designed by RFF user gamerfan09. The Amazing Race 29 ("All Stars") featured twelve teams of two – each returning from a previous edition for the first time since Season 25 – and marking the second time the Race was back to 12 teams of two – in a race around the world for a second chance at a $1 million prize. The season premiered on September 25, 2016, racing across six continents for the first time in the show's history.
Development and filming
The race began filming on March 26, 2016.
The 29th season of The Amazing Race has been subtitled "All Stars", and features twelve fan-favourite returning teams from previous seasons (beginning Season 25) for a second chance to win the million dollar prize.
The returning teams, their prior race placements, and their "Reasons For Returning" are:
- From Season 25:
- Misti & Jim Raman, Married Dentists, 2nd place: Misti messed up at the final memory challenge, causing eventual winners Amy & Maya to pass them.
- Adam & Bethany Dirks, Married, 3rd place: In the final leg, Bethany stumbled at the final Roadblock, causing them the Race.
- Kym Perfetto & Alli Forscythe, Cyclists, 5th place: Kym & Alli went for a Surfing Fast Forward in Singapore, which ended up costing them the Race.
- Shelley & Enicia "Nici" Porter, Mother/Daughter, 8th place: Shelley & Nici got lost in Morocco and drove in the wrong direction for nearly the whole day, eliminating them from the Race.
- From Season 26:
- Hayley Keel & Blair Townsend, Best Friends, 3rd place: In the final leg, Hayley stumbled at the Final Roadblock, causing their lead.
- Mike Dombrowski & Rochelle Nevadal, Dating, 4th place: In the final leg, Mike & Rochelle barely missed arriving in 3rd at the Mid-Leg Elimination, eliminating them from the Race.
- Matt & Ashley Cucolo, Married, 5th place: In Peru, Matt & Ashley got lost and fell behind after receiving wrong directions and just overall failing to catch up with the other teams.
- From Season 27:
- Justin & Diana Schemann, Newlyweds, 2nd place: Justin & Diana's cab left, giving eventual winners Kelsey & Joey an advantage they could not overcome.
- Logan Fazio & Chris Gordon, Dating Papparazzi, 3rd place: Logan & Chris bickered throughout the entirety of the finale leg, and a final memory challenge blunder caused them the Race.
- Tiffany Chantell Torres & Krista DeBono, Former Cheerleaders, 4th place: Krista struggled at the Macau Roadblock, and a bad taxi driver did them in.
- Denise & James-Earl Corley, Mother and Son, 5th place: Denise & James-Earl's struggle to find the Pit Stop in India gave them a disadvantage they could not overcome on their next leg.
- Tanner Kloven & Josh Ahern, Best Friends, 6th place: Tanner & Josh were both forced to do the Roadblock, and were U-Turned by Kelsey & Joey in India.
|Team||Team Hashtag:||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks
|Denise & James-Earl||#TeamAlabama||1st||Denise 0, James-Earl 1|
|Kym & Alli||#TheCyclists||2nd||Kym 0, Alli 1|
|Hayley & Blair||#RXForLife||3rd||Hayley 1, Blair 0|
|Misti & Jim||#TheDentists||4th||Misti 1, Jim 0|
|Tanner & Josh||#TeamTexas||5th||Tanner 0, Josh 1|
|Matt & Ashley||#TheHairstylists||6th>||Matt 1, Ashley 0|
|Tiffany & Krista||#TheCheerleaders||7th||Tiffany 0, Krista 1|
|Adam & Bethany||#SoulSurfers||8th||Adam 1, Bethany 0|
|Shelley & Nici||#MomDaughter||9th||Shelley 1, Nici 0|
|Logan & Chris||#ThePapparazzi||10th<||Logan 0, Chris 1|
|Mike & Rochelle||#TruckStopLove||11th>||Mike 0, Rochelle 1|
|Justin & Diana||#TheGreenTeam||12th<||Justin 1, Diana 0|
- A red team placement means the team was eliminated.
- A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward.
- A purple Ɛ indicates that the team decided to use the Express Pass on that leg.
- A magenta ə indicates the team had won the Starting Line Express Pass and used it on that leg.
- An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg & had to perform a Speed Bump in 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; brown ⊂ or cyan ⋐ indicates the team who received it.
- A yellow > indicates that the team chose to use one of the Wrong Turns in a Double Wrong Turn; < indicates the team who received it; <> around the leg number indicates that the Wrong Turn for that leg was available but not used.
- An underlined leg number indicates that there was no mandatory rest period at the Pit Stop and all teams were ordered to continue racing. The first place team was still awarded a prize for that leg.
- On Leg 1, the teams were challenged to complete both sides of the Starting Line Detour and make it to the first flight for an Express Pass. Both Kym & Alli and Justin & Diana managed to complete this, but Kym & Alli beat Justin & Diana for the last spot of the first flight, winning the Express Pass.
Episode title quotesEdit
Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.
- "We're Back, Baby!" - Justin (of Justin & Diana) (South Korea)
The prize for each leg is awarded to the first place team for that leg. Trips are sponsored by Travelocity.
- Leg 1 – The Express Pass – an item that can be used on the race to skip any one task of the team's choosing valid until the eighth leg.
Leg 1 (USA → South Korea)Edit
- Jacksonville, Florida, United States (Jacksonville Landing) (Starting Line)
- Jacksonville (Friendship Fountain)
- Jacksonville (St. John's River or Jacksonville Farmers Market)
- Jacksonville (Jacksonville International Airport or Dallas International Airport) to Busan, South Korea (Gimhae International Airport)
- Busan (Busan Asiad Main Stadium)
- Seoul (CJ Entertainment)
- Busan (Dongnae Eupseong Fortress)
- Busan (Garak Market)
- Busan (Dadaepo Sunset Fountain)
The first Detour of the Race had teams choose between Steam or Cream. In Steam, teams had to successfully assemble and power an intricate steamboat engine. Once their steamboat was active, they had to navigate their boat through the river to the Wekiwa Springs State Park to receive their next clue. In Cream, teams had to pick up a cow at the Farmer's Market and drive themselves to Freshfields Farm. Once there, they had to trade their cow for an old-style Ice Cream Wagon and deliver Ice Cream to eight different homes. A small lock box inside their wagon contained an 8-number combination lock keeping their next clue in place, and teams would receive a number to their combination for each delivery. Once teams successfully unlocked their lock, they would receive their next clue.
In the first Roadblock of the Race, teams had to perform the Korean art of Jultagi - tightrope walking. Wearing a hanbok and walking five feet above the ground, the team member had to successfully cross the rope two ways while holding a traditional fan called a Buchaechum. One way had them balancing on their feet while fanning themselves, while the other had them walking with one foot firmly off the rope at all times while alternating the fan in their hands. Once their performance is deemed perfect by the judge, they would receive their next clue. However, if they fell, or if the judge disapproved their routine, they would have to try again.
The second Detour of the leg was a choice between Shave or Skate. In Shave, teams had to search for a marked stall. There, they had to pick up boxes of fruit and tools and successfully set up a pop-up stall of patbingsu - traditional Korean shaved ice desserts with red bean. Once they were open for business, teams had to create thirty different varieties of patbingsu and sell them to receive their next clue. However, if their ice melted, they had to search for a marked ice vendor and grab a giant block of ice and break it in their stall before they can continue working. In Skate, teams must search for a marked stall for fermented skates - the Hongeo. They then had to pick up a total of thirty of these smelly fish and navigate their way to a nearby restaurant. Upon arrival, they had to eat a whole platter of the smelly skates to get their next clue.
- At the Starting Line, teams were told to run across the John T. Alsop bridge to the Friendship Fountain to find their first clue.
- At CJ Entertainment, teams were driven to a film studio. There, they would have to successfully perform a stunt from the famous South Korean movie Haeundae - running across a 1 kilometre replica of the Gwangan Bridge, with an incoming "tidal wave" and multiple replicas of cars and debris inbound. If teams could successfully finish the run in one minute, with the tidal wave not hitting the bridge and getting them wet, they would receive their next clue. If they failed, they would have to wait five minutes, and they would be allowed to start from when they failed.
Leg 2 (South Korea → ?)Edit
- South Korea (Incheon International Airport) to Vientiane, Laos (Vientiane International Airport)
- Vientiane (Vientiane International School)
- Vientiane (Chao Anuovong National Stadium)
- Luang Prabang, Laos (Town Entrance)
- Ban Naxon, Laos (Fireworks Festival)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to correctly take part in the Boun Bang Fay festival, one of Laos's famous Buddhist Traditions, where rockets were launched in the air to call the gods to release rain. First, the team member had to search the grounds for a marked shack. Then, inside the shack, they would have to learn how to make a rocket, then make one themselves. Then they must run back to the main launching area and launch their rocket successfully to receive their next clue. If their rocket fails, they must go all the way back to the shack and try again. For the Hazard in this leg of the Race, Tim & Marie had to learn how to write "The Amazing Race" in Lao language to be allowed to continue Racing.
- From the beginning to the middle of the leg, teams had to take a tuk-tuk to their destinations.
- At the Chao Anuovong National Stadium, teams had to play the sport Kataw, a form of volleyball native to Laos with a twist: It is played with feet instead of hands. Once teams beat the locals by three points in a game of Kataw, they would receive a car key which would open their brand new 2014 Ford Montero outside the stadium with their next clue.
- In Luang Prabang, teams had to take a local and an elephant, one of Laos's National Animals. Then, following the local through a marked path, filled with mud, road, swamps, and rivers, they must bring the local and the elephant home. Once they successfully take the local home, they must then clean the elephant to receive their next clue.
Leg 3 (Laos → Philippines)Edit
- Vientiane (Vientiane International Airport) to Manila, Philippines (Ninoy Aquino International Airport)
- Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport Bus Terminal) to Baguio, Philippines (Joy Bus Station)
- Baguio (Session Road)
- Baguio (Hydro Falls)
- Baguio (Ifugao Woodcarver's Village)
- Baguio (DC Flower Shop)
- Baguio (Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral)
- Baguio (The Manor at Camp John Hay)
The leg's Detour was a choice between Fire or Water. In Fire, teams had to prepare a lechon, a Filipino delicacy, which is basically a whole roasted pig. Teams had to first clean out a pig and prepare it for cooking. Then, they had to skewer the pig with a stick and carry it to a cooking area. Teams must then roast the pig over an open fire while being surrounded by locals of the Ifugao tribe singing and dancing. Once the pig is cooked to perfection, they will receive their next clue. In Water, teams had to use the old way of fetching water by the Ifugao tribe, by a wooden bucket tied to their head. Carrying the buckets on their heads and going to a nearby waterfall, teams had to collect water in the buckets then go all the way back to their starting point and fill up a large pot. Once teams fill up the pot, they must boil the water then throw in ten pounds of vegetables to receive their next clue.
In the Hazard, Tim & Marie both had to get an Ifugao tribal tattoo on one of their arms to be allowed to continue racing.
The leg's Roadblock involved one team member taking part in the Flores de Mayo, a Flower Festival dedicated to Saint Helena. Fully dressed in white, they must pick up a basket of flowers and follow a short 5-minute parade of little girls making their way through seven churches, leaving a flower at each church’s altar. Once the parade is over, the team member must make a flower arrangement in the shape of a cross using the same exact flowers used in the parade. If the flowers are correct, they will receive their next clue. If they are wrong, they must pick up a new basket of flowers and try the task from the very beginning.
- At Hydro Falls, teams had to river trek all the way to their next destination, the Ifugao Woodcarver's Village.
- After the Roadblock, teams had to take a jeepney and drive a full church choir to the Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral to receive their next clue.
Leg 4 (Philippines → Qatar)Edit
- Baguio, Philippines (Joy Bus Station) to Manila, Philippines (Ninoy Aquino International Airport)
- Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) to Doha, Qatar (Doha International Airport)
- Doha (Souq Waqif)
- Doha (The Sheraton)
- Doha (Doha Zoo)
- Doha (Khor Al Udeid Beach)
- Doha (The Corniche)
In the leg's Roadblock, one team member had to perform the Ardha, a traditional Qatari dance involving swords. Wielding a sword that teams picked up from the previous destination, the team member had to learn how to perform an elaborate sword dance routine. Once they performed the routine succssfully, they will receive their next clue.
For the final Hazard of the Race, Tim & Marie had to search through the giant crowd at the market for three locals wearing Ghitras (Desert Scarves Used in Doha). Once they have the three locals, one wearing a white one (meaning unity), one red and white (patriotism) and a black and white (freedom), they will be allowed to continue racing.
This leg's Detour was a choice between Make It or Break It. In Make It, teams must successfully put together a dhow, the national boat of Qatar. Once they assemble the dhow and can successfully row it a short distance without the dhow breaking or the team falling, they will receive their next clue. In Break It, Teams must learch through five dhows filled with clams. Then, breaking each clam they want to check, they must find five pearls to receive their next clue.
- At Souq Waqif, teams had to pick up a sword then deliver it to The Sheraton to receive their next clue.
- At the Doha Zoo, Teams had to guide an Oryx, the national animal of Qatar, through a marked desert path searching for water, following the Oryx. Once teams found a well, they must draw up the bucket of water to find their next clue.
Leg 5 (Qatar → Egypt)Edit
- Doha (Doha International Airport) to Cairo, Egypt (Split Airport)
- Cairo (Muhammad Ali Mosque)
- Cairo (Al Qaala Citadel)
- Giza (Giza Fish Market or Egyptian Museum of Antiquities)
- Giza (Khafre Pyramids)
- Giza (Great Pyramids of Giza)
In the leg's Roadblock, one team member had to participate in the Sufi, a ceremonial dance practiced by the Dervishes, dating all the way back to the 12th century of Egypt. First, the team member must learn the correct speeds of spinning and hand gestures. Then, once they perform the dance for an exhausting and dizzying minute, they will receive their next clue. However, there is always an Islam prayer lasting 5 minutes before each spin attempt, so teams must spin well or wait 5 more minutes.
The leg's Detour was a choice between Fisherman's Catch and Historian's Match. In Fisherman's Catch, teams must take part in the main livelihood of Egypt, fish. Teams must search through the market for a marked stall. Then, picking up a total of two buckets of fish, they must arrange a stall exactly the same as an example, sorting the fish out by hand. Once done, they must sell 2 dollars worth of fish to receive a bowl of fish soup with their next clue at the bottom of the bowl. In Historian's Match, teams must grab a polaroid camera and a list on a table of five Egyptian Artifacts. Then, they must search the whole museum for the items on their list, which are all on different floors of the museum, taking pictures as they go. They must then arrange them according to their date of discovery to receive a Khet, a traditional Egyptian torch, which they must use to burn a marked rope which will drop their next clue.
- Inside the Khafre Pyramids, teams had to mummify a "corpse". Following the instructions of a scientist, teams had to remove all of the "corpse's internal organs" and place them into jars, finally wrapping up the "corpse" and placing it in a tomb to receive their next clue.
- After the Active Route Info, teams had to pick up the mummy and jars and transport them by camel to the Pit Stop.
Leg 6 (Egypt → Seychelles)Edit
- Cairo (Cairo International Airport) to Victoria, Seychelles (Victoria International Airport)
- Victoria (Morne Seychellois)
- Victoria (Kenwyn House)
- Victoria (Port of Victoria) to La Digue (La Digue Docks)
- La Digue (Streets of La Digue)
- La Digue (La Digue Docks) to Praslin Island (Anse Lazio)
- Praslin Island (Vallee de Mai)
- Praslin Island (Black Pearl Ocean Farm)
In the first Fast Forward of the Race, one team had to search and listen for the Gardiner’s Seychelles Frog, one of the smallest frogs in the world native to Seychelles. Hiking up and down a short hill and searching for this minute creature, they must successfully find a frog to win the Fast Forward clue next to the frog.
For their Speed Bump, Nicky & Kim had to successfully decorate a wedding car with flowers and streamers for a bride and groom. Once their car was approved, they would be allowed to continue racing.
The leg's Detour was a choice between Weaved in Love or Blinded with Hate. In Weaved in Love, teams had to weave a basket also known as a Kapatya, using only coconuts and their bare hands. Once their basket can hold five pounds of various fruits and vegetables, they will receive their next clue. In Blinded with Hate, Teams had to play a Seychellois game of courtship called ’Roul pomme d’amour’, which is played by the male rolling a tomato down a large table and the female catching it, showing interest to her suitor. However, teams will play with a twist, with the "female" team member being blindfolded. Once teams successfully complete ten consecutive catches, they will receive their next clue.
In the leg's Roadblock, one team member had to go Ox racing. Wearing protective gear and handling a running Ox, they would also have to keep together a total of ten pots inside their carriage. If their Ox wins the race, AND they do not break more than three pots, they will receive their next clue.
- At Vallee de Mai, teams had to search for the "Coco de Mer", a giant nut native to the island of Praslin in Seychelles. Once there, they must carry the giant 50 pound nut and plant it in the plant nursery to receive their next clue.
Leg 7 (Seychelles → Italy)Edit
- Victoria (Victoria International Airport) to Rome, Italy (Leonardo da Vinci International Airport)
- Rome (Shamrock Pub)
- Rome (Via Cavour Streets)
- Rome (Pavilion Beach)
- Rome (Menaglio Ocarinas or The Panthenon)
- Rome (La Sapienza)
In the leg's Roadblock, one team member had to take part in the Battle of the Oranges, an Italian festival which has a mock battle of the Revolution..... but with oranges. Searching through the street for a Beretto Frigio ( a red hat which represent protection) while locals throw oranges at them, they must find the red hat to receive their next clue.
The leg's Detour was a choice between Ocarina of Time or Comedy of Mime. In Ocarina of Time, teams had to listen to a short composition of an Ocarina, an Italian musical instrument. Then, searching a pile of different kinds of ocarinas, they must find one that can play the composition they heard to receive their next clue. In Comedy of Mime, teams had to walk through three Italian mimes guarding a cluebox. Analyzing each mime's actions and figuring out their problems, they must provide the correct responses for all three mimes so they can pass and open the box to receive their next clue.
- At Shamrock Pub, teams had to go snail racing. Choosing a snail which will race against seven other snails, their snail had to cross the finish line in the top 3 to receive their next clue.
- At Pavilion Beach, teams had to take part in a Medieval Italy contest known as the greasy pole. With a greased pole suspended ten feet above water, team members, alternating turns, must make their way across a narrow pole and grab the flag at the edge of the pole to receive their next clue.
Leg 8 (Italy → Vatican City)Edit
- Rome (Villa Borghese Gardens)
- Vatican City (Sistine Chapel)
- Vatican City (Stanze di Rafaello or Ristorante Dei Musei Vaticani)
- Vatican City (Cupola Di San Pietro)
- Vatican City (Saint Peter's Square)
- Vatican City (Saint Peter's Basilica)
In the second Fast Forward of the Race, one team had to go inside the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel. Then, given ten short pictures of people painted in certain portions of the giant ceiling filled with paintings, the team must correctly locate the ten people then count all the people in their respective painted panels. Once they have the correct count, they will win the Fast Forward.
The leg's Detour was a choice between Sing Your Heart Out or Eat Your Soul In. In Sing Your Heart Out, teams had to join a group of Christmas Carolers and earn a total of 30 Euros to receive their next clue. In Eat Your Soul In, teams must correctly set up an Italian Christmas dinner known as "The Feast of the Seven Fishes". Setting up a formal table setting, they must then go to a nearby restaurant. Then, surrounded with over a hundred dishes labeled entirely in Italian, they must pick up seven fish dishes and set up the table with the dishes. Once all their seven dishes are correct, they will receive their next clue. If even one of their dishes are not fish, they must go all the way back to the restaurant and try again.
The leg's Roadblock required one team member to correctly assemble a Christian Nativity Scene. They must pick up heavy 20 pound statues of the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the three Magi, and the animals. Then, they must correctly place the statues following a marked example as well as decorating them with props. Once their scene is set up, and with all the details verified correct, they will receive their next clue.
For their Speed Bump, Vanessa and Ralph had to pet and groom a wolf, Italy's unofficial national animal, to receive their next clue.
- Upon arriving in Vatican City, teams took transport by horse and carriage for the rest of the leg.
- At the Villa Borghese Gardens, teams had to search the large garden maze for a Swiss guard roaming around the maze who will give them their next clue.
- At Cupola di San Pietro, teams had to walk the tiring 330 step staircase to get to the U-Turn board, and their next clue.
Leg 9 (Vatican City → Switzerland)Edit
- Vatican City (Roma Termini) to Rome (Fiumencio Airport)
- Rome (Fiumencio Airport) to Zurich, Switzerland (Zurich Airport)
- Zurich (Belvoir Park)
- Zurich (Freieckgasse or Almend II and III)
- Zurich (Schützenhaus Albisgütli)
- Zurich (Uetliberg)
- Zurich (Uto Kulm)
In the final Fast Forward of the Race, one team had to successfully learn a Swiss invented sport, Bobsledding! Once they successfully man their bobsled one round across a track in under five minutes, they will win the Fast Forward.
The Detour in this leg of the Race had teams choose between Hell and Snow or Heaven and Eggs. In Hell and Snow, teams must successfully pick up a giant snowman-like structure named a Böög. They must then transport the heavy 80 kg structure on foot to Sechseläuten-Platz. Then, they must light up the Böög. Once the Böög head explodes, which is a Swiss Spring Tradition, they will receive their next clue. In Heaven and Eggs, teams must participate in a wacky "egg race", which is a Swiss Winter Tradition. First, they must dress up as two characters "Pfarrer and Stachpalmer", then, assign one team member as a catcher and one as a thrower. Finally, when the race starts, the catcher must pick up one egg at a time each from 30 heaps of sawdust and throw them to the catcher, while following the wacky instructions every 5 eggs, such as transporting them while bouncing on a space hopper and many more. Once teams win the egg race, they will receive their next clue. But if more than half of their eggs fall, they must go all the way back to the start of the course and try again.
In this Roadblock, one team member must taste 10 distinct types of fondue with different flavors, dipping bread in before tasting the fondue. But with only twenty pieces of bread per team, they must conserve their bread in tasting or suffer a five minute wait. Then, searching a room with approximately 100 tags of fondue, correctly label the fondues they tasted. Finally, they must eat all their remaining bread dipped in the fondue to receive their next clue.
- After the Detour, teams received two cowbells with a picture of a place on it. Teams had to determine that they had to go to the Schützenhaus Albisgütli restaurant to receive their next clue.
- At Uetliberg, teams had to place their Detour cowbells on two cows and then transport the two cows and four wheels of cheese up the mountain to the Pit Stop.
Leg 10 (Switzerland → Barbados)Edit
- Zurich (Zurich Airport) to Bridgetown, Barbados (Grantley Adams International Airport)
- Bridgetown (Andrew's Sugar Factory)
- Bridgetown (Baxter's Road)
- Bridgetown (The Boatyard)
- Bridgetown (Pamir or Jolly Roger 1)
- Bridgetown (Harrison's Cave)
- Bridgetown (Parliament Building)
In the leg's Roadblock, one team member had to search through mountains upon mountains of white sugar, in which Barbados was once the leading producer of, to find their next clue inside a mound of brown sugar.
The leg's Detour was a choice between In the Wreck or On the Deck. In the Wreck required teams to go deep sea diving into a pirate ship, searching the sunken ship for a treasure chest which contains their next clue. On the Deck required teams to use swords and "breach" a ship with a group of "pirates", faux-swordfighting their way to the engine room of the giant ship, where they will find their next clue inside the ship's burner.
- In Baxter's Road, teams had to win a game of Warri, a variation of Mancala invented by Barbados, against the local children to receive two pirate dogs as well as their next clue, which is a pirate map.
- Teams had to walk their dogs on foot to The Boatyard.
- Teams had to row a catamaran to the ship of their Detour choice.
- In Harrison's Cave, teams had to listen for a Tuk Band and follow the music to receive their next clue.
Leg 11 (Barbados → Colombia)Edit
- Barbados (Bridgetown International Airport) to Bogota, Colombia (El Dorado International Airport)
- Bogota (La Candelaria)
- Bogota (Bolivar Square)
- Bogota (Luis Angel Aragno Library)
- Bogota (La Granja or Salsa Bar)
- Bogota (Mount Monserrate)
The Roadblock on this leg of the Race had one team member go undercover as the Colombian Revolutionary Spy Policarpa Salavarrieta. Dressed up as a maid, they must roam around the tiny houses in La Candelaria, offering help to locals while listening in for a quote recited by Policarpa: ("¡Pueblo indolente! ¡Cuan diversa sería hoy vuestra suerte si conocieseis el precio de la libertad!” )("Insolent people! How different would you be if you knew the true price of freedom!”). Once they had the right local, they must recite it together with the local to a member of the Revolution outside to receive their next clue.
The Detour was a choice between Chicken Chasin' or Salsa Dancin'. In Chicken Chasin' , teams had to chase the "Polio Maligno" (Evil Chicken), which is part of Colombian Folklore. In a giant chicken coop with more than a hundred chickens, they had to catch "Polio Maligno" (chicken marked with a Race Flag) to receive their next clue. In Salsa Dancin', teams had to eat a very spicy Colombian salsa known as "Salsa de Aji Picante". Then, with the spicyness still fresh in their toungues, they must salsa dance with the locals for three exhausting minutes. If their dancing is approved by the locals, they must then find the same exact bowl of salsa they ate and serve it to receive their next clue. If they had the wrong bowl of salsa, teams had to repeat this Detour from the beginning.
- At Bolivar Square, teams participated in an event in the Yipao, an annual Colombian festival dedicated to jeeps, one of Colombia's most used forms of transportation. In this task, teams had to load up a jeep with boxes of coffee (a Colombian national produce), weighing a total of 1,800 kg. Then, with the weight causing half of the jeep to be up in the air and the other half firmly on the ground, they must successfully drive their jeep through a marked path, along with successfully spinning the Jeep on certain parts of the path. Once teams successfully drive through the marked path without any of the coffee falling, they will receive their next clue.
Leg 12 (Colombia → USA)Edit
- Bogota (El Dorado International Airport) to New York City, New York, United States (John F. Kennedy International Airport)
- New York (Marvel Entertainment, LLC)
- Broadway (Carnegie Hall)
- Broadway (Ed Sullivan Theatre)
- Broadway (Ellen's Stardust Diner)
- Manhattan (FedEx Office Print and Ship Center)
- Manhattan (Central Park)
- Manhattan (Rockefeller Center Skating Rink)
- Manhattan (Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree)
- The Bronx (New York Botanical Center)
- The Bronx (Yankee Stadium) (Finish Line)
The first Roadblock of this leg required one team member to take part in a Broadway Musical: Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark. Dressed up as Spider-Man, the team member would have to rehearse, then perform a stunt: Swing across the audience and fight "Green Goblin" by shooting him with webs! Once they land a direct hit, they will receive their next clue. In the Final Roadblock of the Race, one team member had to successfully participate in the New York Christmas Train Show. Looking at a giant train track, teams must successfully route a train track from the 11 countries they had visited in the Race on a map, laying down tracks marked Roadblock and Detour in each country, and placing a track containing the flag of the country to bridge the gaps for each leg. If teams had won a Fast Forward, they would automatically have pieces in the designated leg. If teams had encountered a Speed Bump, Hazard, U-Turn, or Yield they would have to place a miniature sign of it beside their country piece. Once teams correctly assemble their giant train track and make their train go around the track successfully, they will receive their final clue.
- At Marvel Entertainment, teams were given a Spider-Man comicbook which led them to Carnegie Hall.
- At the Ed Sullivan theatre, teams had to participate in acclaimed talk show host Ellen Degeneres's famous game on the show named Know or Go. Both team members will be suspended on platforms, then they must beat a member of the audience. Once the audience member falls or if any team member is the last one standing, they will receive their next clue. If more than one team is there, it will be one member of two different teams vs an audience member or all three teams with one member battling it out.
- After finishing the game show task, teams were instructed by Ellen to "Drop By My Place In Broadway." Teams then had to realize that they had to go to Ellen's restaurant in Broadway, Ellen's Stardust Diner to receive their next clue.
- At Ellen's Stardust Diner, teams, wearing rollerskates, had to serve a total of 50 dishes of Pastrami to receive their next clue.
- At the Rockefeller Center Skating Rink, teams had to successfully perform three jumps in figure skating (A Toe Loop Jump, A Salchow Jump, and A Loop Jump) to receive their next clue.
- At the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, teams had to pick up a gift under the christmas tree which contains their next clue.
- At FedEx, teams had to open up a cargo container filled with various kinds of stuffed animals. Then, figuring out the 11 animals they saw on the Race, arrange them on a small podium by order and what task they represented. (Either Roadblock, a Detour side, or an Active Route Info.) (Speed Bumps, Hazards and Fast Forwards DO NOT count. Teams who have won a Fast Forward WILL have an animal in their spot.) While there are many kinds of possible answers, only one combination is right. Once their order is correct, they will receive their next clue.
- After the task at FedEx, teams were given two bronze monkey. Teams then had to figure out they were going to the Delacorte Clock in Central Park, where the same exact monkeys are, to receive their next clue.
- At the Delacorte Clock, teams had to figure out the time the song playing would change, following a simple math formula. Once they have the right time, the clock maintainer will give them their next clue.
- After finishing the final Roadblock, teams were given a note: "You started the Race in one, now end it in one right here in the Bronx!". Teams then had to figure out that since they began the Race in Houston Astrodome (A Stadium), they had to make their way to the most known stadium in the Bronx, and the Finish Line, Yankee Stadium.