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supah's TAR Design Challenge is an installment of the reality television game show, The Amazing Race, which is based on the original American version of the show. The series features eleven teams of two who are in a pre-existing personal relationship, and follow the various challenges that they undertake as they race around the world to win US$1,000,000.

Hairdressers Kerlyn 'Kay' James and Tanya King came out on top and were the winners of the race.

ProductionEdit

Development and filmingEdit

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Coronado's Tidelands Park served as the starting line for this season of The Amazing Race.

Filming began on 24 October 2013 at Tidelands Park in Coronado. Contestants faced a gruelling 25-day race course which took them to 6 continents, 10 countries, more than 20 cities and overall covering a lengthy 40,000 miles (66,000 kilometres). Racers who lasted the distance would find themselves traveling to exotic locales such as Lake Titicaca and Mozambique, and for the first time in Amazing Race history, Slovenia. Along the way, teams removed land mines in Cambodia, skydived on the coast of Australia and tracked chimpanzees in Tanzania.

CastEdit

The cast includes twin brothers of Greek heritage, hairdressers and real estate agents. Renowned Vegas magician Murray SawChuck participated in the race with his wife and former magic assistant, Chloe. Two musical duos were also contestants on the race - dating musicians Mykel Heidemann and Rachel Woodall who form the musical duo 'Heart of the Fox' and YouTube sensations Erin 'Rin' Paula and Roxanne 'Rox' Ilano who were formerly known as 'Rin on the Rox', but are now solo singers. 

ResultsEdit

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 96 10 11
Kay & Tanya Hairdressers 4th 7th 6th 7th 4th 5th 5th 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st Kay 6, Tanya 6
Matt & Marc Real Estate Agents 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd Matt 6, Marc 6
Mykel & Rachel Dating Musicians 1st 5th 8th 2ndε2 6th4 6th 6th 5th 5th 4th 1st 3rd Mykel 5, Rachel 72
Angie & Lisa Veterinarians 7th 6th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 1stƒ 2nd 2nd 4th Angie 6, Lisa 4
Murray & Chloe Married Magicians 8th 3rd 5th 6th 5th 4th 2nd 3rd 4th 5th7 Murray 5, Chloe 5
Jon & Jóli Father/Daughter 2nd 4th 3rd 5th 2nd 1st 5th 6th Jon 4, Jóli 4
Shelly & Stephanie Stepmother/Stepdaughter 9th 9th 9th1 8th 7th 7th 7th5 Shelly 2, Stephanie 5
Peter & Demetri Twins 10th 2nd 1st 1stƒ 8th Peter 2, Demetri 2
Mike & Paul Single Fathers/Friends 5th 8th 7th 9th3 Mike 1, Paul 3
Rin & Rox YouTube Sensations 6th 10th Rin 2, Rox 0
Hank & James Commercial Pilots 11th Hank 0, James 1
  • A red team placement means the team was eliminated.
  • A purple ε indicates that the team decided to use the Express Pass on that leg.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump during the next leg of the race.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue and were allowed to skip all tasks and go directly to the Pit Stop.
  • A brown ⊃ or a cyan ⋑ indicates that the team chose to use one of the two U-Turns in a Double U-Turn; or indicates the team who received it.
  1. ^ Shelly & Stephanie arrived at the Pit Stop in 7th, however, they elected to take a 2-hour penalty for not completing the task at Kusikuy. While they were waiting out their penalty, two teams checked in, dropping Shelly & Stephanie to last place. They were informed that it was a non-elimination leg and their remaining penalty time would be added to the start of Leg 4.
  2. ^ Mykel & Rachel elected to use the Express Pass to bypass the Roadblock in Leg 4. Before using the Express Pass, Rachel elected to perform the Roadblock and this is reflected in the total Roadblock count.
  3. ^ Mike & Paul initally arrived at the Pit Stop in 6th, however, they elected to take a 2-hour penalty for not completing the Roadblock. During their penalty time, three teams checked in, dropping them to last and therefore eliminating them.
  4. ^ Mykel & Rachel U-Turned Matt & Marc who were already ahead of the U-Turn point and were therefore unaffected by it.
  5. ^ Shelly & Stephanie elected to take a 4-hour penalty for not completing the Detour. They checked in last at the Pit Stop and were eliminated without being issued with the penalty.
  6. ^ Leg 9 was a double-length Leg with 2 Detours and 2 Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order the teams arrived at the Leg's halfway point.
  7. ^ Murray & Chloe were unable to complete both additional tasks in Ljubljana. Hours after all the teams had checked in, they had still not completed either task. Phil came out to their location in Ljubljana and eliminated them.

PrizesEdit

The prize for each Leg is awarded to the first place team for that Leg. All 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 up until Leg 8
  • Leg 2 - A trip for two to Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Leg 3 - A trip for two to Banff, Canada
  • Leg 4 - A trip for two to Florianópolis, Brazil
  • Leg 5 - $5,000 for each team member
  • Leg 6 - A trip for two to the Seychelles
  • Leg 7 - A trip for two to Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Leg 8 - A trip for two to Cape Verde
  • Leg 9 (Midpoint) - $5,000 for each team member
  • Leg 9 (Pit Stop) - A 2013 Ford Kuga for each team member
  • Leg 10 - A trip for two to Cairns, Australia
  • Leg 11 - $1,000,000

Race SummaryEdit

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The route for this season of The Amazing Race.

Leg 1 (United States → Bolivia)Edit

  • Coronado, California, United States 22px-Flag of the United States (Tidelands Park) (Starting Line)
    Cuca a

    Upon arriving in La Paz, teams played a traditional Bolivian festival game known as Palo Ensebao.

  • AirPlane-1 Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) to La Paz, Bolivia 22px-Flag of Bolivia (El Alto International Airport)
  • La Paz (Parque Adelia Zamudio) 
  • Tiwanaku (Gate of the Sun) 15px-RBlock
  • La Paz (Plaza Murillo)
  • Pedro Domingo Murillo (Valle de la Luna) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

In the first Roadblock of the race, one team member had to perfect the art of rock balancing, which is seen throughout South America. The team member performing the Roadblock had to make their way on foot to the site of Kalasasaya, where they had to use the provided 20 rocks to balance the rocks on top of each other, however to complete the challenge, team members only had to use a minimum of 12 rocks. If their sculpture could stand strong for 1 minute without falling, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks

  • At the Parque Adelia Zamudio, teams participated in a traditional Bolivian game called Palo Ensebao. A 7 metre pole was greased with oil and 7 departure times sitting inside clues were placed along the pole (a departure time at each metre of the pole). Team members had to take turns attempting to climb the pole to grab the earliest departure time at the top of the pole. The higher a team member climbed, the earlier their departure time was. Each departure time was 15 minutes apart starting from 7:00am. Teams were allowed to continue attempting from the time they reached the park up until 7:00am.
  • At Plaza Murillo, there were 7 dancers in the park performing 7 different traditional Bolivian dances. They had to identify the dancer performing the Diablada who would give them their next clue.
  • After entering the Valle de la Luna, teams had to follow the sound of the Bolivian zampoñas (more commonly known as panpipes), which would lead them to the first Pit Stop of the race in the valley.

Leg 2 (Bolivia → Peru)Edit

  • Bus-logosvg La Paz (Cementerio General) to Puno, Peru 22px-Flag of Peru (Terminal Terrestre Puno)
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    Both sides of the Detour on Taquile Island involved adobe bricks.

  • Puno (Plaza del Faro)
  • Uros Islands (Uros Tupirmarka Lodge) 15px-RBlock
  • Taquile Island (Hualianopampa) 15px-Detour
  • Amantaní Island (Amantaní Island Lookout, Camino al Mirador) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

In the Roadblock for this Leg, one team member had to take apart a tent made out of totora (totora is like straw but made out of reeds) and then wrap the totora into 10 even bundles. They had to load the 10 bundles into a boat made out of totora and row the boat 180 metres across the channel to another island and unload the bundles to receive their next clue. This Leg's Detour was a choice between Production and Construction. In Production, teams had to make their way on foot to a nearby farm and make 20 adobe bricks using a mold and the provided materials (clay, straw and water) to receive their next clue. In Construction, teams had to make their way on foot to the island's new school which was under construction, where they had to lay 40 adobe bricks on a classroom wall which was being built. If the mason was satisfied with the job, he would give them the next clue.

Additional notes

  • Teams traveled by hydrofoil around Lake Titicaca during this Leg of the race.

Leg 3 (Peru)Edit

  • Train Puno (Estación de Ferrocarril) to Cuzco (Estación Huanchac)
    Inti Raymi

    This Leg's Detour was based on the Inti Raymi festival at Sacsayhuamán.

  • Cuzco (Action Valley) 15px-RBlock
  • Cuzco (Sacsayhuamán) 15px-Detour
  • Cuzco (Kusikuy)
  • Cuzco (Arco de Santa Clara) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

During the Pit Stop, all teams were transported by train to Estación Huanchac in Cuzco for the start of this Leg. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to complete the highest bungee jump in South America to receive their next clue. This Leg's Detour was a choice between two activities seen during the Inti Raymi festival, Parading Along or Drumming to the Song. Both Detours required teams to don traditional Inti Raymi costumes. In Parading Along, teams had to choose an Inca Queen sitting on her parade float. With the help of 10 locals, teams had to carry the queen on her float around the parade course which was 600 metres long, to receive the next clue from the queen. If teams took a break from carrying the float at any time, they would have to restart the course. In Drumming to the Song, each team member had to collect a marching drum and learn a festival circle dance, while playing a specific rhythm on the drum. If teams could execute the two minute performance without any mistakes, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks

  • At the Kusikuy restaurant, teams had to eat 1.4 kilograms of Peruvian meat delicacies, which included alpaca, llama, guinea pig and ostrich.

Leg 4 (Peru → Australia)Edit

  • AirPlane-1 Cusco (Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport) to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 22px-Flag of Australia (Sydney Airport)
    Art Symbols 01

    This Leg's Roadblock required memorising Aboriginal Dreamtime art symbols.

  • Cromer (Middle Creek Reserve) 20px-Speedbump 16px-F-Forward
  • Boat Palm Beach (Palm Beach Wharf) to Ettalong Beach (Ettalong Beach Wharf)
  • Mulbring (Wallis Creek Watergarden Nursery) 15px-Detour
  • Salamander Bay (Toboggan Hill Park) 15px-RBlock
  • Fullerton Cove (Stockton Beach - MV Sygna) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

For this Leg's Speed Bump, Shelly & Stephanie had to windsurf 150 metres across the lake to a buoy, where they would hop on paddleboards and paddle back to where they began the Speed Bump, in order to continue racing. In this Leg's Fast Forward, one team had to make their way to Jump Rock in Warriewood, where both team members had to take a terrifying freefall jump off the cliff into the water below to win the Fast Forward. This Leg's Detour required teams to choose between Trim It Down or What Goes Up. In Trim It Down, teams had to drive to the Hunter Valley Gardens, where teams had to use secateurs and a chainsaw to trim down a hedge so it formed the shape of a kangaroo. If the hedge looked similar to a kangaroo, the gardener would hand them their next clue. In What Goes Up, teams had to drive themselves to Maitland Airport where they suited up in safety gear, boarded a plane and were flown up into the sky. Both team members had to tandem skydive out of the aircraft with an instructor. When they reached the ground, they would receive their next clue. This Leg's Roadblock required one team member to search the park for an Aboriginal elder, who would tell team members an Aboriginal Dreamtime story (teams were allowed to take notes while listening). Enclosed in the clue was a decoder key which listed artistic symbols and their meanings, which represented words from the Dreamtime story which they just heard from the elder. Using the decoder and what they remembered from the story, they had to figure out the sequence of art symbols if they were to match up with the story. Once they thought they had memorised the sequence, they had to enter the maze (without their notes), where the artistic Dreamtime symbols were painted on the walls of the maze. If they followed the correct sequence of symbols that matched up to the story, they eventually found their next clue in the maze. 

Leg 5 (Australia → Cambodia)Edit

  • AirPlane-1 Sydney (Sydney Airport) to Siem Reap, Cambodia 22px-Flag of Cambodia (Siem Reap International Airport)
    Bayon Angkor frontal

    One Detour option took place at Bayon, one of Cambodia's most famous Khmer temples.

  • Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) 15px-Detour
  • Siem Reap (South Gate Bridge) 15px-U-turn
  • Siem Reap (Aki Ra's Landmine Museum) 15px-RBlock
  • Boat Moat Peam (Moat Peam Boat Pier) to Chong Khneas (Trường Học Việt Nam) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

In this Leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Faces and Phases. In Faces, teams had to make their way to Bayon, a Khmer temple, where 90 performers wearing masks that represented the stone faces of the temple were walking around the complex. If teams saw a performer wearing the mask that matched the stone face they were standing next to, they could ask him for their next clue. In Phases, teams had to make their way to Phnom Bakheng, a Hindu temple, which has been called 'an astronomical calendar in stone' by many historians. To receive their next clue, teams had to find out how many days were in each of the 4 lunar phases (27). Their only clue was that the central tower of the temple was the Earth's axis and every other tower in the temple represented days. Teams would have to figure out that the total number of the other towers (108) would need to be divided by 4 (because 4 represented the lunar phases) to give them the answer - 27 days in 1 lunar phase. This Leg's Roadblock required one team member to search a marked 200m2 area of the rice fields to find a land mine warning sign. Once they found one, with the assistance of a de-miner, they had to remove the land mine (the land mine had already been deactivated) and bring it back to the museum, to receive their next clue. Three decades of war in Cambodia resulted in the country being showered with land mines, and over 40,000 Cambodians have suffered injuries and fatalities in attempt to remove the landmines that still have not been found to this day.

Leg 6 (Cambodia)Edit

  • Siem Reap (Siem Reap Crocodile Farm) 15px-RBlock
    Four-Rivers-Eco-Lodge-420x0

    The 4 Rivers Floating Lodge on the edge of Koh Andet Island was the Pit Stop for this Leg of the race.

  • AirPlane-1 Siem Reap (Siem Reap International Airport) to Koh Kong (Koh Kong Airport)
  • Koh Kong (Dong Tong Market) 15px-Detour
  • Smach Mean Chey District (Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary)
  • Boat Koh Andet Island (4 Rivers Floating Lodge) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to pull themselves along a 50 metre aerial rope course which was suspended above the crocodile pens. Once they reached the end of the course, they would receive their next clue. This Leg's Detour was a choice between Fishy Bustle and Khmer Hustle. In Fishy Bustle, teams had to make their way to the Koh Kong Fish Market, where they would observe a Siamese fighting fish (which is native to Cambodia) in its tank. Then they had to go to the other end of the market and search amongst 70 fish tanks to find the fish's twin, scoop it out of the tank and bring it back to the other tank. When the twin fish were both in the same tank, teams would receive their next clue. In Khmer Hustle, teams had to make their way to the sporting grounds of Koh Kong High School, where they would compete in traditional Khmer wrestling. Both team members were to don wrestling costumes before entering a wrestling circle. Teams had to wrestle a professional Khmer wrestler until he fell out of the circle, to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks

  • Upon arriving at Siem Reap International Airport, teams had to find a marked counter in the domestic terminal, where they would sign up for one of two charter flights to Koh Kong for the next morning. The first 3 teams to sign up would be arriving in Koh Kong at 8:00am and the remaining 4 teams would be arriving at 9:00am.

Leg 7 (Cambodia → Mozambique)Edit

  • AirPlane-1 Koh Kong (Koh Kong Airport) to Nampula, Mozambique 22px-Flag of Mozambique (Nampula Airport)
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    Teams crafted bed frames in this Leg's Roadblock, which is a common trade in Nampula.

  • Nampula (Feira de Domingo) 15px-RBlock
  • Nampula (Orfanato Evaniafrica Orphanage) 15px-Detour
  • Monzuele (Lake Pehpe) 20px-Speedbump
  • Island of Mozambique (Fort São Sebastião) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to search the market for the Ialapane Workshop, where they would have to sand down 12 slats, so they were smooth enough to the satisfaction of the craftsman. Once they were done, they had to install all 12 slats properly into the bed frame and then coat the entire bed frame with lacquer. After they finished coating the bed frame, they had to move it out to the drying area to receive their next clue. In this Leg's Detour, teams had the choice of Cotton Load or Cattle Run. Both Detour options required teams to travel to the town of Ribaue. In Cotton Load, teams had to follow a marked path to the cotton fields, where each team member would have to harvest enough cotton to fill up 2 sacks. Once teams had their 4 full sacks, they had to make their way back to the Ribaue Railway Station and load the sacks onto the cargo carriage of the train to receive their next clue. In Cattle Run, teams had to take 4 cows off the animal carriage of the train and guide them from the station along a marked 600 metre path to a farm. Once at the farm, they had to get all 4 cows in a marked square at the same time to receive their next clue. For this Leg's Speed Bump, Shelly & Stephanie had to construct a drying table for fish known as a dagaa, using the materials provided (hammer, nails, saw, mesh and wood). Once it was built, they had to stack the provided fish on it before they could continue racing.

Additional tasks

  • After finishing the Roadblock, teams had to collect a finished bed frame and carry it 1.7 kilometres through the streets of Nampula to the Orfanato Evaniafrica Orphanage to receive their next clue.

Leg 8 (Mozambique → Tanzania)Edit

  • AirPlane-1 Nampula (Nampula Airport) to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 22px-Flag of Tanzania (Julius Nyerere International Airport)
    0373 BZ 026

    Teams encountered a Double U-Turn at the Kibirizi Beach Fish Market.

  • Train Dar es Salaam (Tazara Railway Station) to Kigoma (Kigoma Station)
  • Kigoma (Port of Kigoma) 16px-F-Forward
  • Ujiji (Dr. Livingstone Memorial) 15px-Detour
  • Kibirizi (Kibirizi Beach Fish Market) 15px-U-turn
  • Boat Kibirizi (Kibirizi Beach) to Gombe Stream National Park (Gombe Forest Lodge) 15px-RBlock
  • Gombe Stream National Park (Jane's Peak) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

This Leg's Detour was a choice between Grind and Find. Both Detour options required teams to travel to the Kibirizi Coffee Plantation in Kibirizi. In Grind, teams had to collect 4 heavy sacks of coffee beans and carry them to the plantation's processing centre. There, they had to unload the beans into a grinder and taking turns, they had to manually grind all the beans so they were eventually turned into a powdery mixture. Once the task was done, they would receive their next clue. In Find, teams also had to collect 4 heavy sacks of coffee beans and carry them out to the drying area in the plantation fields. There, they had to unload all the beans and search through them for one yellow bean. Once they found it, they could exchange it for their next clue. In the Roadblock for this Leg, one team member was given a written guide on African animals and their faeces, and using the provided description of chimpanzee faeces, they had to attempt to follow a trail of chimpanzee faeces through the national park, which would eventually lead them to their awaiting teammate and the next Pit Stop.

Additional tasks

  • The clue at the Port of Kigoma instructed teams to make their way to Ujiji and find the location where famous explorers Dr. David Livingstone and Sir Henry Morten Stanley first met. This would lead them to the Dr. Livingstone Monument, where they would find their next clue.

Leg 9 (Tanzania → Croatia → Slovenia)Edit

  • AirPlane-1 Kigoma (Kigoma Airport) to Zagreb, Croatia 22px-Flag of Croatia (Zagreb Airport)
    Slatpisanice2080406pokto6

    The Detour in Croatia gave teams the opportunity to create Pisanica eggs.

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    A Slovenian treasure hunt in Ljubljana led teams to the Prešeren Monument.

  • Zagreb (Maksimir Tennis Centre) 15px-RBlock
  • Zagreb (Bundek Park) 15px-Detour
  • Zagreb (King Tomislav Square) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon
  • Train Zagreb (Zagreb Central Station) to Ljubljana, Slovenia 22px-Flag of Slovenia (Ljubljana railway station)
  • Divača (Skrateljnova Hisa Museum) 15px-Detour
  • Ljubljana (Ljubljana Puppet Theatre) 15px-RBlock
  • Ljubljana (Prešeren Square - Prešeren Monument)
  • Bled (Bled Castle) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

In this Leg's first Roadblock, one team member had to play against a professional sportsman in a Croatian form of bowls known as boćanje. They had to search the sporting facility for the marked boćanje courts and roll a small metal ball along the ground to hit a red and yellow ball 5 metres away. The team member and the sporting professional would take turns attempting to hit the ball, but if the sportsman hit it first, the red and yellow ball would be moved back 1 metre further away and the game would restart. If the team member hit the red and yellow ball first, the sporting coach would give them their next clue. The first Detour of the Leg was a choice between Rotation and Creation. In Rotation, teams had to search the park for a playground where they would repair a traditional medieval carousel known as a ringišpil. Using the provided 4 baskets, 50 metres of rope and a knife, teams had to attach the baskets to the carousel structure. If the carousel had been repaired for safety, they had to convince four children in the park to ride the carousel. If they could spin the carousel for 10 rotations without any mechanical failures, they would receive their next clue. if there was a problem, they would have to fix it and start the 10 rotations again. In Creation, teams had to find a marked stall in the park and paint different patterns on 20 eggs, a Croatian Easter tradition called Pisanica. If the decorater was satisfied with the egg art, teams would receive their next clue.

In this Leg's second Detour, teams had to choose between Horse Around or Underground. In Horse Around, teams had to drive to the Lipica Stud Farm in Lipica and find the marked stables, where they would choose a horse to clean and groom. After scrubbing down the chosen horse at the wash sheds, teams had to dry it off before saddling and bridling properly to receive the next clue. In Underground, teams had to drive themselves to the Vilenica Cave in Lokev and descend on foot into the cave and find the source of the Divje Babe, which teams had to figure out that the Divje Babe was an anicent Slovenian flute. Once they found the fairy in the cave playing the flute, she would give them their next clue. In the Leg's second Roadblock, one team member had to enter the puppet theatre and watch a two minute puppet dance show. When it finished, they had to go backstage where 30 actors were dressed up as life-size puppets, but only five of them were dressed up exactly like one of the puppets in the performance. If they identified someone who was dressed up like one of the puppets in the show, the puppet master would give them their next clue. If they got it wrong, they would have to watch the puppet show again before their next attempt at identifying.

Additional tasks

  • After completing the second Roadblock, traveling on foot, teams had to obtain three numbers along the Ljubljanica River which would give them a combination from which they would be able to find their next clue. To find the three numbers, teams had to count - the number of sluice gates that link Cukrarna and Vraz Square (3); three times the number of dragons guarding Dragon Bridge (12); and the number of padlocks on Butchers Bridge that have a red and yellow sticker on them (1800). With the help of locals, teams would figure out that the combination (3-12-1800) was the birthdate of Slovenian poet France Prešeren, and they had to find a location corresponding to him. This would lead them to figure out that they were looking for the Prešeren Monument.
  • At the Prešeren Monument, teams received a scroll which had France Prešeren's poem A Farewell to My Youth written on it, and had to figure out the two bold words in the poem, bled and castles, would give them the location of the next Pit Stop - Bled Castle.

Leg 10 (Slovenia → France)Edit

  • AirPlane-1 Ljubljana (Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport) to Paris, France 22px-Flag of France (Charles de Gaulle Airport)
    Mime

    One Detour option in Paris involved the city's renowned mime artists.

  • Paris (Champ de Mars) 15px-Detour
  • Train Paris (Gare Saint-Lazare) to Vernon (Gare de Vernon)
  • Giverny (Les Jardins de Claude Monet)
  • Mantes-la-Ville (Buffet Crampon) 15px-RBlock
  • Chantilly, Oise (Château de Chantilly) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

In this Leg's Detour, teams had a choice between Charade or Displayed. In Charade, teams had to make their way on foot to the Esplanade du Trocadéro, where 180 mime artists were re-enacting objects that started with a specific letter of the alphabet (for example, the mime artist re-enacting a ladder, lunchbox or a laptop would be L). Once they were there, they had to find the 4 mime artists that were re-enacting the letters L, O, V and E, who would each give teams a rose with a tag attached to it. Written on each tag was was the French name for each of the 4 seasons. Teams were told that the tags would guide them to their next location, and at the location they had to give the roses to a French maiden. Once they figured out they had to go to the Four Seasons Hotel, they had to make their way there on foot and find the maiden to receive their next clue. In Displayed, teams had to dress up as postal workers and then make their way on foot to Le Beaujolais to collect a large wrapped up painting. They then had to figure out how to transport the painting to the Galerie Maeght. Teams could only get to the gallery by foot or métro. Once they made their delivery, they received their next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to listen to an E flat clarinet play a tune, then a B flat clarinet play the same tune. If they thought they were familiar with the sounds, they had to enter the Buffet Crampon, one of the world's most prominent musical instrument factories, where 400 clarinets were lined up. Out of all the clarinets, only 6 of them were E flat clarinets, and to receive the next clue, the team member had to identify one of the E flat clarinets. Team members were allowed to blow on the clarinet, inspect it and check it out in any way they liked. If they identified an E flat clarinet, they received their next clue. Teams were not allowed to go back and listen to the clarinets being played by the professional musicians.

Leg 11 (France → United States)Edit

  • AirPlane-1 Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport) to Baltimore, Maryland, United States 22px-Flag of the United States (Baltimore-Washington International Airport)
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    One of Baltimore's historic estates, Mount Clare, was the finish line for this season of The Amazing Race.

  • Baltimore (Federal Hill Park)
  • Sparrows Point (Miller's Island Crab Pot Supply)
  • Baltimore (Natty Boh Tower)
  • Baltimore (Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum)
  • Baltimore (Oriole Park at Camden Yards) 15px-RBlock
  • Baltimore (Mount Clare) 40px-TAR-pitstop-icon

In the final Roadblock of the race, one team member paid homage to Baltimore-based poet Edgar Allan Poe by creating an acrostic poem about their race around the world. On the baseball stadium's screen, 10 questions about experiences on the race would repeatedly appear. The 10 questions were:

  1. Where you found your Roadblock clue in Zagreb.
  2. The orphanage you delivered a bed to.
  3. The town in which Dr. David Livingstone and Sir Henry Morten Stanley first met.
  4. You received a message in a bottle here.
  5. The island where your first Detour of the race took place.
  6. The instrument you experimented with at the Buffet Crampon.
  7. The city you searched for a statue of France Prešeren.
  8. Where you found your first Detour clue in Cambodia.
  9. You or your teammate created a sculpture out of these in the first Roadblock of the race.
  10. You traveled by ferry across Broken Bay to this beach in Australia.

Using the provided giant letters in the truck at the stadium, they had to layout the answers to the questions in the form of an acrostic poem. If teams had notes about the race, they were only allowed to refer to them once for 1 minute only. If team members had the correct answers and laid them out in an acrostic poem, the location of the finish line would be revealed using the first letter of every line going down, like an acrostic poem.

  1. Maksimir Tennis Centre
  2. Orfanato Evaniafrica Orphanage
  3. Ujiji
  4. Natty Boh Tower
  5. Taquile Island
  6. Clarinet
  7. Ljubljana
  8. Angkor Wat
  9. Rocks
  10. Ettalong Beach

Once they figured out the finish line was Mount Clare, they could tell the baseball coach who would give them their final clue.

Additional tasks

  • At Miller's Island Crab Pot Supply, teams had to transfer 40 blue crabs from a crate to a holding tank at the other end of the farm. Once all the blue crabs were transferred, they would find their next clue at the bottom of the crate.
  • The clue at the bottom of the blue crab crate was a logo, which teams had to figure out that it was the face of Baltimore's National Bohemian Beer (more commonly known as Natty Boh). They had to figure out that their next clue was waiting at the Natty Boh Tower.
  • At the Natty Boh Tower, teams were given a message in a Natty Boh bottle, which was their next clue. They had to figure out that the message was actually Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem, The Raven, and a site corresponding to Poe was the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, where they would find their next clue.
  • At the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, teams had to make their way on foot to the 'home of the Orioles', realising that they needed to get to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, where they would find their next clue.

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