HaMerotz LaMillion 6
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HaMerotz LaMillion (Hebrew: המירוץ למיליון, lit. The Race to the Million) is an Israeli reality television game show based on the American series, The Amazing Race. The sixth installment of the series features 12 teams of two with a pre-existing relationship in a race around the world to win ₪1,000,000.
|Season run||21 October 2017– 21 March 2018|
|Filming dates||10 May
– 7 June 2017 ;|
22–23 September 2017
|No. of episodes||38 (42 including recaps)|
|Winning team||Evelin & Tohar Haimovich|
|No. of legs||13|
|Distance traveled||55,000 km (34,000 mi)|
This season premiered on October 21, 2017 on Channel 2 until November 1, 2017 when the show moved to Reshet 13, one of two new stations launched following a split of the former, and is hosted by Ron Shahar.
Married parents Evelin and Tohar Haimovich were the winners of this season.
Unlike the previous two seasons, which featured 14 teams split into two groups of seven teams and eliminated one team per group at the end of the first leg, this season's first leg returned to a single leg format.
The Race visited four continents and eight countries including a franchise first visit to Kyrgyzstan, a country which has not been visited by the original American edition. The show also featured a special episode in the ninth country of Greece, where eliminated teams competed in challenges while sequestered.
For the first time in the show's history, the eliminated teams would receive a chance to return to the Race. After the conclusion of Leg 9, all the eliminated teams, with the exception of the team eliminated in Leg 1 and a team medically not cleared to compete, would compete in a leg with the winner being able to return to the Race.
The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:
|Team||Relationship||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks|
|אוולין וטוהר||Evelin & Tohar||Married Parents||3rd||8th||9th||1st||1st>||6th>||3rd>||5th>||4th>||2nd||3rd||1st||Evelin 3, Tohar 3|
|דניאל ואליהו||Daniel & Eliyahu||Models||11th||1st>||1st⊃||4th⊃||7th<>||4th<||2nd<>||2nd<>||2nd<>||1st||1st||2nd||Daniel 4, Eliyahu 2|
|רגב והלן||Regev & Helen||Married Parents||1st||7th<||2nd⊂||2nd⊂||6th<>||1st>||4th<>||3rd<>||5th>||1st||1stß||4th||2nd||3rd||Regev 3, Helen 3|
|עומר ונטע||Omer & Neta||Siblings||10th||4th >||6th ⊃||3rd||3rd||5th||6th||1st||1st>−||3rd||4th||Omer 3, Neta 3|
|אן וירדן||Anne & Yarden||Best Friends||4th||9th>||5th||5th||5th||2nd||5th−||4th||3rd<||5th||Anne 3, Yarden 3|
|עדי ומיתר||Adi & Meitar||Childhood Friends||2nd||2nd>||3rd⊃||7th⊃||4th>||3rd||1st>||6th>||2nd||3rd||Adi 3, Meitar, 3|
|מור ומור||Mor & Mor||New Mothers||6th||5th||7th||8th||2nd||7th>3||Mor Si. 3, Mor Sw. 1|
|יוסי ואודי||Yossi & Udi||Firefighter and Volunteer Policeman||8th||10th||4th||6th||8th||4th||4th5||Yossi 2, Udi 1|
|הני ואביבית||Hany & Avivit||Parking Enforcement Officers||7th||6th−>||8th⊃−||9th⊃||6th4||Hany 1, Avivit 1|
|נמרוד ויונתן||Nimrod & Yonatan||Pianists||5th||3rd>||10th⊃||5th||4th5||Nimrod 0, Yonatan 1|
|ג'סיקה ואסף||Jessica & Asaf||Exes||9th||11th2||3rd||2nd||Jessica 0, Asaf 0|
|נועה ומעיין||Noa & Ma'ayan||Cousins||12th1||Noa 0, Ma'ayan 0|
- A red team placement means the team was eliminated.
- An orange + indicates that there was a Double Battle on this leg of the race, while an orange − Indicates the team that lost the Double Battle and received a 15-minute penalty.
- A yellow < or « and orange < or « indicates the team who received a Yield; >, », > and » indicates that the team voted for the recipient.
- A blue team placement indicates that the team was the last to arrive at a pit stop in a non-elimination leg of the race.
- A brown ⊂ indicates the team who received a U-Turn; ⊃ indicates that the team voted for the recipient; A cyan ⋑ indicates that the team was granted an exclusive U-Turn in a double U-Turn; ⋐ indicates the team who received it; ⊂ and ⋑ around a leg number indicates that the Double U-Turn was available for that leg but not used.
- A fuchsia ß indicates that a team was brought back into the competition after winning the Return Ticket.
- Italicized results indicate the position of the team at the midpoint of a two-episode leg.
- ^ Noa & Ma'ayan were not brought to the elimination villa in Greece and were not eligible to compete for the Return Ticket.
- ^ Jessica & Asaf initially arrived 10th, but they did not complete the United Nations Headquarters task, having arrived at the Pit Stop by chance. They were required to turn back and complete the additional task before being allowed to check in. Yossi & Udi checked in while Jessica & Asaf went back, dropping them to last place and resulting in their elimination.
- ^ While at the elimination villa, Mor & Mor were removed by the show's medical team due to an injury sustained by Mor Sw. during the Race and were not eligible to compete for the Return Ticket.
- ^ Hany & Avivit were the last team to arrive at the Tarihbaev Mamytzhan School and were eliminated in the middle part of the leg.
- ^ Nimrod & Yonatan and Yossi & Udi were unable to finish the leg because they decided to stop completing the final challenge after seeing three teams leave Panfilov Park, thus accepting a tied fourth-place finish.
Teams may vote to choose either U-Turn or Yield. The team with the most votes received the U-Turn or Yield penalty, depending on the respective leg.
|Result:||Regev & Helen
|Regev & Helen
|Regev & Helen
|Regev & Helen
Daniel & Eliyahu
(2/8 votes each)
|Daniel & Eliyahu
|Regev & Helen
Daniel & Eliyahu
(2/6 votes each)
|Regev & Helen
Daniel & Eliyahu
(2/6 votes each)
|Daniel & Eliyahu
Anne & Yarden
(2/5 votes each)
|Evelin & Tohar||Jessica & Asaf||Yossi & Udi||Omer & Neta||Daniel & Eliyahu||Daniel & Eliyahu||Daniel & Eliyahu||Daniel & Eliyahu||Daniel & Eliyahu|
|Regev & Helen||Evelin & Tohar||Daniel & Eliyahu||Avivit & Hany||Daniel & Eliyahu||Daniel & Eliyahu||Daniel & Eliyahu||Daniel & Eliyahu||Daniel & Eliyahu|
|Daniel & Eliyahu||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Anne & Yarden|
|Anne & Yarden||Regev & Helen||Yossi & Udi||Yossi & Udi||Yossi & Udi||Omer & Neta||Omer & Neta||Omer & Neta||Omer & Neta|
|Omer & Neta||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Mor & Mor||Evelin & Tohar||Anne & Yarden||Anne & Yarden||Anne & Yarden||Anne & Yarden|
|Adi & Meitar||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen|
|Mor & Mor||Hany & Avivit||Nimrod & Yonatan||Omer & Neta||Omer & Neta||Daniel & Eliyahu|
|Yossi & Udi||Anne & Yarden||Anne & Yarden||Anne & Yarden||Anne & Yarden|
|Hany & Avivit||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen|
|Nimrod & Yonatan||Regev & Helen||Regev & Helen|
|Jessica & Asaf||Evelin & Tohar|
|Destinations||Air travel Rail travel Water travel Bus travel|
|Route Markers|| צומת (Detour) מחסום (Roadblock) קיצור דרך (Fast Forward) עצור (Yield)
מסלול משותף (Intersection) סיבוב פרסה (U-Turn) נקודת סיום (Pit Stop)
Leg 1 (Israel)Edit
Airdate: 21 October 2017
- Tzukei Yam (Beach), Israel (Starting Line)
- Netanya (Winter Lake Park)
- Netanya (IKEA)
- Kvutzat Yavne (Yavneh Food Products Group)
- Tel Aviv District (Mikveh Israel)
- Additional tasks
- At Winter Lake Park, teams had to walk across an I-beam suspended high above the park, using a short length of rope to balance each other. Once across, they had to sit on the end of the beam and pick up a nearby metal lunchbox to have their photograph taken with it, recreating the famous Lunch atop a Skyscraper photograph.
- At the Netanya IKEA store, teams had to choose a display inside the store to memorize, then make their way to a matching display outside that was missing certain items. They then had to figure out and search the store for the items that the outdoor display was missing, and show them to a judge. If the items were correct, they received their next clue.
- At the Yavneh Food Products Group in Kvutzat Yavne, teams had to balance on opposite ends of a seesaw and had to make their way toward the middle to empty cups of olive oil into a bucket without either end touching the ground, otherwise they had to go back and try again. Once teams filled the bucket, they received their next clue.
- After receiving their clue, teams were directed to the Pit Stop, which was described as the Mikveh in the center of the country that has been teaching agriculture for almost 150 years, leaving them to figure out that this referred to the Mikveh Israel near Tel Aviv.
Leg 2 (Israel → United States)Edit
Airdate: 25 & 28 October, 1 November 2017
- Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion Airport) to Newark, New Jersey, United States (Newark Liberty International Airport)
- Manhattan, New York City, New York (Central Park)
- Manhattan (Washington Square Park)
- Brooklyn (Sunset Park – Industry City) (Double-Battle)
- Brooklyn (Sunset Park – American Made Furniture)
- Manhattan (SoHo – Élan Flowers, Ari SoHo, Ground Support, Art + Autonomy Salon and 241 Centre St.)
- Manhattan (Times Square – LaLine)
- Manhattan (Upper West Side – Big Daddy's)
- Manhattan (Broadway – United Palace) (Overnight Rest)
- Brooklyn (Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier)
- Manhattan (United Nations Headquarters and Times Square – U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station)
- Manhattan (Times Square – Traffic Island at 7th Avenue and W 46th Street)
- Additional tasks
- In Central Park, teams had to toss a ball resembling a big apple to land on top of a metal structure. They then to walk balancing the ball on the structure to a can, then tilt it so the ball rolls into the can to receive their next clue. If they dropped the ball, they had to start over.
- In Washington Square Park, teams had to convince enough park-goers to stand together on a weighing scale to reach a total weight within five kilograms of 1,636 kilograms (3,607 lb), the equivalent to 1 million Israeli new shekels in only five-shekel coins, to receive their next clue.
- In the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, teams encountered the first Double-Battle of the Race. Atop two adjacent rooftops in the Industry City complex, teams competed against each other in a tug of war match. The first team to pull the other off of their rooftop received their next clue. The team that fell would have to wait for the next opponent.
- After the Double Battle, teams made their way to the nearby American Made Furniture outlet, where they voted for who they wished to Yield.
- Teams made their way back to Manhattan to collect a list of items at specific locations in the famous SoHo neighborhood: a flower bouquet and four gifts from Élan Flowers, ten suits from Ari SoHo, eight cups of coffee from Ground Support Café, and finally a set of golf clubs and a rolling suitcase from Art + Autonomy Salon. Once fully collected, they then had to deliver all of the items intact to a Mr. Donald's loft at 241 Centre St. to receive their next clue. If they dropped or broke any of the items, they had to go back.
- At the LaLine store in Times Square, teams chose a tray of a uniquely scented body cream. They then had to carry the tray around Times Square and convince passersby to apply the cream until a small Race flag is uncovered in one of the containers.
- At the Big Daddy's diner, teams were given a menu listing only the names of specials, including Million Dollar Baby, American Dream, etc. written in Hebrew. Teams had to find the signature dish by ordering off of the menu. If teams ordered incorrectly, when their order arrived, the server would then empty the food into a blender and purée it with water into a smoothie. Teams then had to drink the entire concoction, served in a single large glass with two straws and would order another dish. Once teams ordered the signature dish, they were then given a normal chocolate milkshake to finish to receive their next clue.
- At United Palace, teams had to perform a scene from the musical version of Peter Pan. With one team member dressed as the titular character, and the other as Wendy, they watched the choreography on a video, then performed the scene on stage, with the team member playing Peter harnessed to "fly". If they performed the scene correctly, they received their next clue.
- At Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier in Brooklyn, both team members dressed as the Statue of Liberty with football helmets and carried a net together while three people threw softballs at them. After catching a total of five balls in the net, teams received their next clue from a person dressed as the Statue of Liberty.
- At the Manhattan headquarters of the United Nations, teams listened to the song "In Our Garden," which named multiple countries as well as Hawaii. They then had to make their way back to Times Square and find one person each from three of the listed places. Teams then had to bring all three to a United Nations judge outside of the U.S. Armed Forces recruiting station, who would give them their next clue if they found the correct people by getting them to show their passport or identification and say "hello" in their native language as proof. They could then make their way to the nearby Pit Stop. The Yielded team had to wait out their 15-minute penalty before checking in.
Leg 3 (United States)Edit
Airdate: 4, 8 & 11 November 2017
- New York City (John F. Kennedy International Airport) to Honolulu, Hawaii (Daniel K. Inouye International Airport)
- Honolulu (Waikiki Beach)
- Honolulu (Sand Island Beach)
- Honolulu (Magic Island Lagoon) (Double-Battle)
- Hawaii Kai (Sandy Beach)
- Hakipuʻu Valley (Coral Kingdom Gate)
- Kaneohe (Papahana Kualoa)
- Hawaii Kai (Koko Marina Center – Bob's Hawaii Adventure) (Overnight Rest)
- Koko Marina Center to Maunalua Bay
- Honolulu (Skin Deep Tattoo and Piercing)
- Honolulu (Bailey’s Antiques and Aloha Shirts)
- Honolulu (Waialae Beach Park)
The first Detour of the Race was מעל החול (Over the Sand) or מתחת לחול (Under the Sand). In Over the Sand, teams had to pull a heavy stone across the sand using a rope and four logs. As teams moved the stone across the sand, they would have to move the log in the back to the front of the stone to keep it moving. Once teams pulled the stone across the marked finish, they would receive their next clue. In Under the Sand, one team member had to become a human metal detector and had to wear a helmet with a search coil attached while being held by their legs by their partner, who was wearing headphones. Teams had to search a roped-off area of the beach and find a metal plate shaped like a hand in the Shaka position among several metallic items to receive their next clue. Teams found the U-Turn reveal board near the beach's parking lot.
The first Roadblock of the Race required one team member to participate in the land surfing sport of heʻe hōlua. That person had to ride a wooden sled called a papa hōlua down a hill without falling over. While sledding, that person then had to grab one of several clues strung above the base of the hill. If they grabbed a clue with contained a paper saying "Try Again," they would have to slide down the hill again until they found a clue which contained a paper saying "Excellent Surfer" to receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Waikiki Beach, teams dressed as mermaids, wearing a costume tail and a coconut bra. They had to crawl along the beach to find a bucket, then return to the starting point, where they would find a mermaid impersonator lying near an outrigger canoe. They then had to get a local to dump a bucket of water over each of them to wash off the sand, then pose with the mermaid for a photograph to receive their next clue.
- At the beach on Sand Island, teams voted for who they wished to U-Turn.
- Following this, one team member had to ride a Flyboard and manage to propel themselves high enough into the air to view a grid containing well-known icons of Hawaii on a board. They then had to relay to their partner, on shore, the missing icons to fill in on a corresponding grid. If all of the icons were correct, they received their next clue.
- Teams then made their way to the beach on Magic Island, where they swam out to a large Saturn-shaped pool toy floating in the lagoon for the Double-Battle. While maintaining balance, each team attempted to knock both members of the opposing team off. After ten minutes, they could only hold on with one hand. The first team to have both members fall off lost the Double-Battle, while the team still standing received their next clue.
- Teams traveled to a fruit drink stand on Sandy Beach in Hawaii Kai, east of Honolulu, to receive a drink from Race sponsor ספרינג (Spring).
- At Papahana Kualoa, teams had to grab sweet potatoes wrapped in Aluminium foil cooking on a fire. Teams then had to walk barefoot across sharp rocks to a basket and peel every potato they obtained. Some of the potatoes cooking were purple sweet potatoes, and teams had to peel potatoes until they found 25 purple potatoes. After teams peeled 25 purple potatoes, they would receive their next clue.
- At the Koko Marina Center, one team member travelled by boat to the coral reef in Maunalua Bay. When that person arrived, they entered a BOBdive submersible and would propel themselves to a metal frame containing several childhood photographs of the Race's contestants. The chosen team member would have to find the six photographs that pictured their partner as a child. Once they believed they got all six photographs, they would return to the marina. If they were wrong, then their partner would have to search for the remaining photographs. Once teams found all six photographs, a person dressed as a shark would give them their next clue.
- At Skin Deep Tattoo and Piercing, teams would receive a temporary tattoo of a blank street map of Honolulu, with two red dots signifying the tattoo shop and the clue box location, on their backs. Teams had to ask locals what was tattooed on their backs in order to figure out the location of their next clue and had to make their way on foot to the clue box.
- At Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts, teams had to search through over 15,000 Aloha shirts for the one shirt that matched the pattern provided to teams to receive their next clue.
Leg 4 (United States → Mexico)Edit
Airdate: 15, 18 & 25 November 2017
- Honolulu (Daniel K. Inouye International Airport) to Mexico City, Mexico (Mexico City International Airport)
- Mexico City (Plaza Garibaldi – El Salón Tenampa)
- Tlalpan (Lienzo Charro Pedregal – Charros del Pedregal)
- Tlalpan (Lienzo Charro Pedregal – El Parián del Pedregal)
- Tlalpan (Lienzo Charro Pedregal – Charros del Pedregal Banquet Hall)
- Mexico City (Chapultepec Park) (Overnight Rest)
- Mexico City (Museum of Anthropology)
- Xochimilco (Embarcadero Cuemanco Xochimilco) to (Xochimilco Park)
- Xochimilco (Xochimilco Park – Soccer Field)
- Xochimilco (Xochimilco Park) to (Embarcadero Cuemanco Xochimilco)
- Mexico City (Rancho Aguaje 11)
- Mexico City (Jardin Fraccionamiento Los Sauces)
- Mexico City (Rancho Las Abejas 128)
- Mexico City (Biblioteca Vasconcelos)
- Mexico City (Plaza Garibaldi)
- Mexico City (Casa Gilardi and Calle General Antonio León 62)
- Mexico City (Alameda de Santa María – Kiosco Morisco)
In this leg’s Roadblock, one team member had to join a group of performers called the Voladores of Papantla. That team member had to climb a 32 m (105 ft) pole and swing around the pole while suspended upside-down on ropes to the ground. While swinging down the pole, the chosen team member had to spot a sign, which contained the phrase Mexico ’70, referring to when Mexico hosted the 1970 FIFA World Cup and Israel’s first appearance in a World Cup, in Hebrew. If they were able to correctly recite the phrase, then they would receive their next clue, otherwise they would have to go to the back of any line that formed, climb the pole, and perform the swing again until they spotted the sign.
This leg’s Detour was a choice between Piñata (פיניטה) or Margarita (מרגריטה). In Piñata, teams had to choose a piñata and hang it on a rope atop a metal cube. One team member would be blindfolded and had to hit the piñata through the verbal directions of their teammate while two boys pulled on the rope to make it harder to hit the piñata. After the blindfolded team member cracked open the piñata, the non-blindfolded team member had to find a candy with a race-colored wrapper, which they could exchange for their next clue. In Margarita, teams had to use a prong attached to a long pole to stack a pyramid of ten margarita glasses filled with blue-colored water. If the pyramid toppled, teams would have to stack a new set of glasses. Once teams were able to stack ten margarita glasses into a pyramid that was able to stand for five seconds, they would receive their next clue. After teams completed the Detour, they made their way to the U-Turn reveal board outside the house on Rancho Las Abejas 128.
- Additional tasks
- At El Salón Tenampa, teams had to make a burrito and a tamale while wearing a two-person Mexican poncho. Following a recipe, team members had to work together using one arm each to prepare the dishes. Once the burrito and tamale were prepared to the judge’s satisfaction, teams would receive their next clue.
- In the riding ring of Charros del Pedregal were multiple metal pipe structures shaped like a hemisphere with a lasso rope wrapped along the pipes. While tethered together on one end of the rope, teams had to unravel the rope from the frame of the metal hemisphere. Teams had fifteen minutes to unravel the rope, otherwise they would have to reset and attempt the task again. Once teams unraveled the rope in the allotted time, they would receive they next clue.
- After completing the lasso task teams made their way to the nearby Parián garden. Once there, teams had to learn how to perform the Mexican Hat Dance. Once teams performed the dance to the judge’s satisfaction, they would receive their next clue.
- Before leaving Lienzo Charro Pedregal, teams made their way to the banquet hall next to the Charros del Pedregal ring and voted for who they wished to U-Turn.
- At Embarcadero Cuemanco Xochimilco, teams had to board a local boat called a trajinera. Using a long pole, teams had to propel their boat through the city’s canals to a soccer field next to the Canal del Bordo within Xochimilco Park.
- At the soccer field in Xochimilco Park, teams had to put on vision obscuring goggles. While standing behind two white lines, team members had to pass a soccer ball to each other back and forth past a series of cones until they reached a net. Then, one team member had to shoot the ball at the net. Once teams successfully scored a goal, they would receive their next clue.
- After completing the soccer task, teams had to propel their trajinera back to Embarcadero Cuemanco Xochimilco.
- At Biblioteca Vasconcelos, teams made their way to a street typist outside the library, who would type out three pages of text with each page containing a verse of an Israeli song in Spanish that teams had to translate into Hebrew. Teams would have to ask locals for help with translating the texts. When teams translated the texts into Hebrew, they could enter the library. While inside the library, teams would have to notice that each page contained a number (0, 2, 3). Teams would have to unscramble the numbers and search the corresponding section of the library. Once teams found the correct section (230), they would find their next clue hidden among the books.
- At Plaza Garibaldi, teams made their way to a table containing four covered tanks with two Mariachi performers. The Mariachi band would play four songs, and after each song, teams would receive a question about the song they just heard: (1) How many times did the singer say “La Cucaracha?”; (2) How long (in seconds) is the second instrumental section?; (3) Question not shown; (4) How many instrumental pieces are in the song? After answering a question, teams had to open the corresponding numbered tank revealing either cockroaches, cow eyes, mealworms, or tarantulas. The correct number for each question was the number of items teams had to transfer to an empty corresponding tank on the other end of the plaza. Each team member had to transfer at least one of each item. After teams transferred the correct number of cockroaches, cow eyes, mealworms, and tarantulas to their appropriate tank, a Mariachi performer would hand them their next clue.
- At Casa Gilardi, teams had to use a rope and pulley to lift a heavy metal plate revealing an image of the Frida Kahlo painting “Self Portrait Along the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States.” Teams had to memorize the image and make their way on foot to a nearby studio, where teams would find a similar looking painting missing several details. Teams had to pick out the correct flat refrigerator magnets depicting the missing details from several incorrect magnets and place them onto the painting in the correct spots. Once teams placed all the correct magnets in the their correct locations on the painting, they would receive their next clue.
Leg 5 (Mexico)Edit
Airdate: 29 November, 2 & 9 December 2017
- Palmar de Guadalupe (Octavio’s Farm – Agave Field)
- Palmar de Guadalupe (Octavio’s Farm – Agave Distillery)
- Malinalco (Plaza Central)
- Ocoyoacac (Valle del Silencio)
- Mexico City (Plaza Cuicuilco Inbursa)
- Mexico City (Six Flags México)
- San Martín Centro (Francisco's Cactus Farm)
- Teotihuacán (Jardin de las Cactaceas)
- Temoaya (Centro Ceremonial Otomí)
- Toluca (Jardin Botanico Cosmovitral)
In this leg’s Roadblock, one team member had to enter a tub containing a non-Newtonian mixture of water and corn starch. While stomping on the mixture to maintain the fluid’s solidity, the chosen team member had to scrape ten corncobs one at a time against a rack of bare corncobs suspended above the tub and remove all the corn kernels from the cobs. Once all the kernels were removed from all ten cobs, teams would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Octavio’s Farm, teams had to harvest agave tequilana plants using traditional Jimador harvesting methods. One team member had to harvest one agave plant and remove the leaves using a curved machete and an axe while their partner held up a heavy harvested agave plant. If the team member holding the agave became tired, teams were permitted to switch positions. Once the agave was harvested and cut to the farmer’s satisfaction, teams would receive their next clue.
- After harvesting an agave plant, teams made their way by foot to the nearby agave distillery. At the distillery, one team member had to transfer chopped and cooked agave to a barrel, where their partner had to stomp the agave with their feet in order to squeeze enough aguamiel to fill a cup. When teams filled the cup, they would receive their next clue.
- Before leaving Octavio’s Farm, teams walked to a nearby field with a fruit drink stand where they would receive a drink from Race sponsor ספרינג (Spring).
- At Plaza Central in Malinalco, teams had to sample 12 different chili peppers. After tasting the peppers, teams had to rank the peppers from mildest to hottest. When teams placed the peppers in the proper order according to the Scoville scale, they would receive their next clue.
- Before leaving Plaza Central, teams voted for who they wished to Yield.
- At Plaza Cuicuilco Inbursa, teams had to use a looped wire and liquid soap to form a soap bubble. When teams were able to successfully blow a soap bubble across the shopping mall and through a ring without popping the bubble, they would receive their next clue.
- After arriving at Six Flags México, teams made their way to the X-Flight bungee swing. There, one team member would be harnessed to the ride along with a person dressed as a Day of the Dead skeleton. The team member on the ground would have to answer seven questions about their partner such as their partner's astrological sign, favorite television show, favorite holiday, favorite color, and what they did in the army based on the questionnaire team members answered before starting the race. If all the questions were answered correctly, the team would receive their next clue. Otherwise, if a question was answered incorrectly, the harnessed team member would plummet 57 m (187 ft) at speeds of up to 112 km/h (70 mph) and swing to the ground. The team would then have to wait out a fifteen-minute penalty before receiving their next clue.
- Before leaving Six Flags, teams would find out which teams were yielded at the entrance of the amusement park.
- At Francisco’s Cactus Farm, one team member had to wear an outfit of 250 balloons resembling a rabbit. With their partner’s guidance, the team member dressed in balloons had to make their way through the field of cacti to a man dressed as a cactus, who would count the remaining balloons on the outfit. If teams were able to cross the cactus field with at least 125 intact balloons, then they could receive their next clue. If teams popped more than half of their balloons, then teams had to carry a balloon sculpture resembling a carrot through the cactus field again and would receive their clue if they were able to carry a carrot through the field with a least 33 balloons intact.
- At Jardin de las Cactaceas, teams had to recreate an image depicting a stone carving of an Aztec god with six large cubes using a provided photograph for reference. Only one side of each cube contained the correct section of the image with the other five sides containing slight incorrect details. Once teams placed all cubes in the correct orientation to recreate the stone carving, they would receive their next clue.
- At Centro Ceremonial Otomí, teams would find an equation written entirely in Mayan hieroglyphs. In order to decipher the glyphs into numbers, teams had to make their way to the complex’s stairs, where each step contained its corresponding numbered glyph. Once teams obtained the correct number and presented the corresponding glyph to the judge, they would receive their next clue directing them to the Pit Stop, where the Yielded teams would have to wait out a fifteen-minute penalty.
Leg 6 (Mexico → Colombia)Edit
Airdate: 11, 16 & 20 December 2017
- Mexico City (Mexico City International Airport) to Cartagena, Colombia (Rafael Núñez International Airport)
- Naranjas (Los Lagos)
- Turbaco (El Balcón)
- Cartagena (Patio de Banderas Convention Center)
- Cartagena (Camellón de los Mártires)
- Cartagena (Palace of Inquisition)
- Cartagena (Plaza de los Coches)
- Cartagena (Plaza de la Aduana)
- Cartagena (Museo de Arte Moderno and Baluarte de San Ignacio)
- Cartagena (Carrera 4)
- Santa Catalina (El Totumo and Ciénaga Del Totumo)
- Loma de Arena (Tienda Orgullo Paisa)
- Loma de Arena (Main Square)
- Turbaco (El Manantial)
- Cartagena (Plaza de Toros de Cartagena de Indias)
In this leg’s Roadblock, the chosen team member had to look through a book that contained the names, images, and descriptions of twenty models. After memorizing the book, teams entered the Museo de Arte Moderno, where they would find five of the twenty models, who had their appearances altered with cosmetics. Teams then had to find a woman dressed as Betty from the Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea and had to identify all five models by name to her. If successful, teams would receive their next clue. If the chosen team member misidentified a model, then teams would have to make their way outside the museum to Baluarte de San Ignacio, where the participating team member had to undergo a local beauty treatment to revitalize their face. After finishing the beauty treatment, teams could attempt the task again.
- Additional tasks
- At Los Lagos, teams made their way to the lake, which was covered with large lily pads. One team member had to memorize a map, which directed a safe path across the lake. That team member had to relay this information to their partner, who had to cross the lake by stepping on the correct lily pads. If the team member crossing the lake stepped on a lily pad that sank, they had to return to the start. When teams were able to successfully cross the lake, they could retrieve their next clue.
- At El Balcón, one team member to pedal a high-wire bicycle suspended above the ground while their partner was sitting below the bicycle. While riding across the wire, the team member below the bicycle had to drop ten cutouts of animals indigenous to Colombia, such as a sloth, a bat, a caterpillar, and a crab, onto images of the animals' habitats. If teams dropped any animals onto the wrong habitats, then they would have to perform the task again. Once teams dropped all ten animals on their correct habitats, they would receive their next clue.
- Before leaving El Balcón, teams made their way to a nearby fruit drink stand where they would receive a drink from Race sponsor ספרינג (Spring).
- Outside Patio de Banderas Convention Center, teams voted for who they wished to Yield.
- Following this, teams made their way to a vendor on Camellón de los Mártires selling telephone calls. Teams had to encourage locals within the plaza to purchase a telephone call for COP$200. Any local who agreed would call a loved one and, following their call, would listen to a phrase in Hebrew, which they had to repeat to the team. Teams had to repeat this process three additional times until they obtained four phrases. Once teams were told all four phrases, they had to combine them and figure out that the phrases directed them to the flower garden within Cartagena's inquisition museum. Teams then had to travel to the museum to find their next clue.
- At Palace of Inquisition, one team member had to place an easel with large floral display on their back. Using a hinged pole and hook, that team member had to pull bunches of flowers, scissors, pruning shears, and a pink ribbon off their back following their partner’s guidance. After all the items were obtained, team members had to work together, with one member still carrying the easel on their back, to place the flowers on a floral foam block following an example to create an image of a globe. Once teams properly recreated the floral display, they would receive their next clue.
- At Plaza de los Coches, team members had to don a suit covered with sponges. They then had to enter a pool filled with orange juice. After the sponges absorbed the juice, teams made their way across the plaza to a tank, where teams had to squeeze all the juice off their bodies. Once teams transferred 35 liters (9.2 U.S. gal) of juice from the pool to the tank and filled the tank to the red line, they would receive their next clue.
- On Carrera 4, teams found out which teams were yielded.
- At El Totumo, team members had to climb into the mud bath atop the volcano. Inside the mud bath were several satchels containing gemstones. When teams found a satchel, they had to wash the satchel in the nearby Ciénaga Del Totumo lagoon and deposit the gems into a pan. When teams acquired 2 kilograms (4.4 lb) of gems, they would receive their next clue.
- After arriving in Loma de Arena, one team member had to push a three-wheeled sandwich cart while their partner pedaled a bicycle wheel to generate electricity to power a panini press. Teams had to follow a marked path to a group of awaiting children in the town square under a statue of Virgin Mary. Once there, teams had to prepare grilled cheese sandwiches using the cart's panini press and cheese from Israel. After distributing the sandwiches, teams received their next clue.
- At El Manantial, teams made their way to a table containing fifty cubes of panela. Teams had to search for a miniature Race flag hidden under one of the cubes. Teams had to eat any panela they picked up. When teams found the flag, they would receive their next clue directing them to the Pit Stop, where the Yielded team would have to wait out a fifteen-minute penalty..
Leg 7 (Colombia → Jamaica)Edit
Airdate: 23, 27 & 30 December 2017, 3 January 2018
- Cartagena (Rafael Núñez International Airport) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (Sangster International Airport)
- Montego Bay (Charles Gordon Market)
- Montpelier (St Mary's Preparatory & Kindergarten)
- Montego Bay (Rose Hall – The Aqueduct)
- Granville (Gunns Drive)
- Montego Bay (Bellefield Great House)
- Montego Bay (Rose Hall)
- Montego Bay (Tropical Bliss)
- Sandy Bay (Tryall Club Beach)
- Sandy Bay (Chukka Sandy Bay Ranch) (Double-Battle)
- Montego Bay (Barnett Estate)
- Montego Bay (Doctor's Cave Beach Club)
- Montego Bay (Richmond Hill Inn)
- Sandy Bay (Tryall Golf Club)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to stand atop the side of a rum barrel. While balancing atop the barrel, the chosen team member had to roll the barrel across The Aqueduct from a starting point to a finishing point. If they fell off of the barrel, they would have to return to the starting point and try again. When the participating team member was able to cross the finishing point on the barrel, teams would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Charles Gordon Market, one team member had to drive a Jamaican pushcart, typically used to transport food through markets, through the market while their partner rode in the cart. Searching the vast market, teams had to find a Rastafarian with race-colored beads in his dreadlocks. When teams were able to find the correct person, he would give them their next clue.
- At St Mary's Preparatory & Kindergarten, teams would be given a tablet computer from Race sponsor Partner and would watch a video on how to perform the Maypole dance. After watching the video, teams had to weave ribbons around a maypole with the school's children. When teams were able to correctly weave the maypole with their group of children, they would receive their next clue.
- After the Roadblock, teams voted for who they wished to Yield.
- In Granville, teams had to run through the town 1 km (0.62 mi) up and then down a hill while dragging a heavy log. While running, teams would pass by local residents each holding a sign and wearing medals displaying a city and a year. Most of the signs contained the host city and year of previous Olympic Games; however, a couple of signs did not contain real Olympic city and year combinations. Teams had to collect a medal from the people holding signs containing the city and year of the Summer Olympic Games where Usain Bolt won gold medals. When teams thought that they had all the necessary medals, they had to run back down the hill to the finish line. When teams obtained medals from the people holding signs for the Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics and crossed the finish line in under ten minutes, they would receive their next clue, otherwise they would have to attempt the task again.
- At Bellefield Great House, teams had to put on a two-person frog costume with its eyeholes on the sides of its head like actual frog eyes. While hopping throughout the property, teams had to find large flies with colored wings. When teams found a fly, they had to pick it up with their frog tongue, and place their fly in a basket. When teams found five flies, with five different colored pairs of wings, and placed them in their basket, a woman dressed as Princess Tiana would give them their next clue.
- At Rose Hall, teams made their way to the tomb of the White Witch of Rose Hall, who, according to legend, learned voodoo from her nanny after her parents died and whose spirit is said to haunt Rose Hall. Once there, team members had to decide who would be "infected" with an evil spirit and who would attempt to remove the evil spirit. The "infected" team member had to don an evil spirit white suit and hold a glass of blue-colored potion. Their teammate would use a blowgun to shoot darts at four targets surrounding a voodoo doll symbolizing the evil spirit they are attempting to remove. If the team member blowing darts hit the voodoo doll, then their partner would receive the pain felt by the spirit in the form of an electric shock. When all four targets were hit, the spirit would be "exorcized" and teams would receive their next clue.
- After the voodoo task, teams discovered which teams had been Yielded.
- At Tropical Bliss, teams had to use a rope and grappling hook to snatch one of several glass bottles within a marked section of beach. When they retrieved a bottle, teams had to unwrap the paper inside the bottle to reveal a flag. If teams uncovered a Jolly Roger, they had to snatch another bottle with the grappling hook until they retrieved a bottle with a Race flag inside. After raising their flag up their flagpole, teams would find their next clue written on a message in the bottle that contained the flag.
- Before leaving Tropical Bliss, teams made their way to a nearby fruit drink stand where they would receive a drink from Race sponsor ספרינג (Spring).
- At the beach within the Tryall Club, teams encountered a Double Battle. In this Double Battle, one member of each team would put on a pirate eyepatch and would be harnessed and be hung upside-down above a circle of nine treasure chests. Team members had to place four flags in the four correspondingly colored chests and place a fifth flag within a final chest at the far end of the circle to win a round. The first team to win two of three matches would win the Double Battle and would receive their next clue. The team that lost the final Double Battle had to wait out a fifteen-minute penalty.
- At Chukka Sandy Bay, each team member had to climb up one of two cargo nets suspended high above the Caribbean. Each team member had to retrieve a coin from four bags of their assigned color. After retrieving four coins, each team member had to swing on a rope over to other net and climb up to retrieve their final coins. If any tea member fell of the net, teams would reset and resume the task where they left off. When each team member retrieved five coins, they would receive their next clue.
- At Barnett Estate, teams had to carry coconuts from a coconut pile to a seesaw catapult. Teams then had to launch coconuts at a pair of barrels. When both team member landed a coconut in one of the barrels, they would receive their next clue.
- At Doctor's Cave Beach Club, teams had to pick two locals and form a four-person human table by laying each person's head atop another person's knees. Walking along the beach, each group of four had to pick up two halves of a Bob Marley phonograph record. If the table collapsed before teams retrieved both halves, they would have to perform the task from the beginning. After teams acquired the two halves of the record, they would receive their next clue.
- At Richmond Hill Inn, teams had to search through 150 bowls of powdered sugar until they found the one bowl with a banana inside. After choosing a bowl, teams had to blow all the sugar off until they reached the bottom of the bowl. If, after blowing off the sugar, the bowl had an "X" written on the bottom, teams had to choose another bowl. When teams uncovered the banana, they would be given their next clue, which directed them to the Pit Stop, where the Yielded teams had to wait out a fifteen-minute penalty.
Leg 8 (Jamaica → Russia)Edit
Airdate: 6, 10, 13 & 17 January 2018
- Montego Bay (Sangster International Airport) to Moscow, Russia (Sheremetyevo International Airport)
- Moscow (Manezhnaya Square)
- Moscow (Yar Restaurant)
- Moscow (Kuskovo Park)
- Moscow (Moscow II-Mitkovo (in Russian))
- Moscow (R-Studios)
- Moscow (Sokolniki Park – Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre)
- Moscow (Sokolniki Park – BEST Dance Studio)
- Moscow (Rumyantsev State School of Circus and Variety Arts (in Russian))
- Moscow (Tsvetnoy Boulevard)
- Moscow (Filevsky Park (in Russian))
- Moscow (1st Nizhnelihoborsky Passage (in Russian) – Autoline Bus Depot)
- Moscow (Nikolskaya Street)
- Moscow (Alexander Hall)
- Moscow (Kiyevskaya to Krasnopresnenskaya)
- Moscow (Kudrinskaya Square Building)
In this leg’s Roadblock, the chosen team member had to pilot a remote controlled helicopter and land it on a miniature helipad placed on a helmet worn by their teammate. When they were able to land the helicopter, teams would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- In Manezhnaya Square, one team member had to don a tutu and stand atop a spinning platform mimicking a Prima Ballerina music box figurine. Their partner had to arrange a series of gears of different sizes on a board with a number of holes. If the team member atop the rotating platform became dizzy and needed a break, then they would have to wait fifteen minutes and their partner also had to stop solving the gear puzzle. When they were able to place all the gears into all the holes so that all the gears could spin, they would receive their next clue.
- At Yar Restaurant, teams had to sample eight dishes of Russian cuisine from a buffet, which included Borscht, Pirozhki, Olivier salad, Pelmeni, Shuba salad, and Kompot. After choosing a dish, teams would also be given a checklist of the dish's ingredients. Teams had to completely eat the dish and then had to mark the ingredient missing from the dish on the checklist. When teams thought that they had identified all eight missing ingredients, they had to present their checklists to the restaurant’s chef. Any checklist with incorrectly marked ingredients would be given back to teams, and they would have to eat those dishes again. When teams identified all eight missing ingredients, they would receive their next clue.
- At Kuskovo Park, teams had to read a marked section from three books: Crime and Punishment, Tevye the Dairyman & Anna Karenina. After memorizing the three sections, teams had to carry fifty book up a staircase to a literature professor, who would show teams a series questions one at a time about the books they read. When teams answered three questions correctly, they would receive their next clue. Otherwise they would have to carry their books back down the staircase and perform the task agin until they answered three questions correctly.
- At the Mitkovo railway station, teams had to choose a barrel of oil, specifically refined so that it was not dangerous to the teams, with a letter and three numbers printed on the barrel. Teams had to search the oil to find four tiles with their letter and numbers. When they did, they would receive a key and had to find a shipping container with the same letter and number combination. When they found the container, team had to use their key and attempt to unlock the container. If their key did not unlock the container, then teams had to choose another barrel and search for its tiles. When teams were able to unlock a container, they could retrieve their next clue.
- At R-Studios, teams had to navigate a room full of highly sensitive lasers until they could retrieve two Fabergé eggs. If any of the beams were broken, an alarm would be triggered and teams had to return to the start. When teams retrieved their eggs, they would find their next clue inside one of the eggs.
- Outside the BEST Dance Studio, teams voted for who they wished to Yield.
- At Rumyantsev Acrobatics School, teams had to learn four acrobatic moves to be performed on a aerial hoop. After learning the moves on a practice hoop, they would make their way to the school’s circus ring to perform the moves while suspended in the air. When teams performed all of the moves correctly, they would receive their next clue.
- On Tsvetnoy Boulevard, teams made their way to the park near the Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, where they had to learn plate spinning. One team member had to spin a plate on a stick and pass it to their partner, who had to place the plate atop a pole. When teams were able to get five plates to spin simultaneously atop the pole for five seconds without falling, they would receive their clue.
- At Filevsky Park, teams made their way to a picnic table, where they would find pictures of their loved ones. After enjoying a picnic lunch of bread and Israeli cottage cheese, teams would receive their next clue.
- Before leaving Filevsky Park, teams found out which teams were Yielded.
- At Autoline Bus Depot, teams had to solve a riddle and had to discover the destination of a person named "Stas" in order to find their next clue. Teams would be presented with a riddle which listed Stas's departure date and time and Stas's arrival date and time. Using this information, a map, and a chart with Russia's nine different time zones with their UTC offsets, teams had to figure out Stas's destination. When they believed to have found Stas's destination, teams had to search the bus depot's parking lot to find a bus with a sign containing their destination. Teams then had to thoroughly clean the bus's exterior. When the bus driver was satisfied, they could open the clue underneath the bus. If the clue contained a paper with the phrase "Try Again," then teams would have to solve the riddle again and wash another bus. When teams chose the correct bus, they would find their next clue.
- On Nikolskaya Street, teams had to find a birthday stand. When they found it, one team member had to dress as Gena the Crocodile by donning a crocodile head while their partner had to dress as Cheburashka in a full bear costume. Teams had to carry a bunch of balloons, a birthday cake and candles, a basket of oranges, and a present with a Hamsa keychain along the street and give their gifts to a person celebrating their birthday, which they had to verify by checking their identification. When they did, they would sing "Happy Birthday to You" in Russian following along a video played by a tablet computer from Race sponsor Partner. After they finished singing, they would lift their birthday guest in a chair the same number of times as their age. Finally, they would need to take a picture of themselves and their birthday guest using the tablet. When they did, they would receive their next clue.
- At Alexander Hall, teams had to watch a performance of "Kalinka" sung by the Red Army Choir and had to identify from atop a balcony the member of the choir not actually singing in order to find the Pit Stop. In front of seven members of the choir was a sign listing one of the Seven Sisters, seven Stalinist style skyscrapers in Moscow, which would be partially blocked by two Trepak dancers. When they believed that they identified the choir member not singing, they had to observe the sign in front of him and make their way outside the concert hall where they would seven images each depicting one of the Seven Sisters with a clue attached. Teams would take a clue from the image of the location that they believed was in front of the lip syncing choir member. If they were incorrect, they would be directed to the building they chose only to find that the Pit Stop was not there. If they were correct, they would be instructed to travel via the Moscow Metro to the Kudrinskaya Square Building, where they would find the Pit Stop and where the Yielded teams would have to wait out a fifteen-minute penalty.
Leg 9 (Russia → Kyrgyzstan)Edit
Airdate: 20, 27 & 31 January, 3 & 5 February 2018
- Moscow (Sheremetyevo International Airport) to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Manas International Airport)
- Kashka Suu (Field)
- Ala Archa National Park (Ala-Archa River)
- Kashka Suu (Politech Ski Resort)
- Ala-Too (Apple Orchard)
- Ala-Too (Hill)
- Ala-Too (Jumar's Farm) (Double-Battle)
- Bash Kara Suu (Village Farm)
- Bishkek (Chingiz Aitmatov Cinema)
- Bishkek (Osh Bazaar)
- Bishkek (Dordoy Bazaar)
- Tokmok (Burana Tower)
- Additional tasks
- After arriving in Kashka Suu, teams had to don Kyrgyz warrior outfits and shoot flaming arrows with a bow at six haystacks. When each team member set three haystacks ablaze, they would search the charred remnants for a Balbal, a tiny carved stone statue depicting a Kyrgyz warrior, which they could exchange for their next clue.
- At the banks of the Ala Archa River, teams had to remove a large dirty carpet from a yurt, hang it on top of a cleaning rack, and clean it. When the carpet was cleaned to the babushka's satisfaction, teams would receive their next clue.
- At Politech Ski Resort, teams made their way to a wooden drying surface for horse and cattle manure, a fuel source for yurts, which was divided into nine squares. Eight of squares were covered with manure, and teams had to move the manure from one square to the uncovered square enough times until they discovered the word "Salam" (Салам), hello in Kyrgyz. When teams reiterated this word, they would receive their next clue.
- Before leaving Politech Ski Resort, teams voted for who they wished to Yield.
- In the apple orchard in Ala-Too, teams had to climb atop a scaffolding and roll apples between two metal poles. When the apples were above an apple crate, teams would spread the poles and attempt to drop the apple into the crate. When teams landed an apple in two of the three crates, they would receive their next clue.
- Atop the hill near Ala-Too, team members had to don a suit with pictures of Israeli celebrities attached and would be harnessed to a selkinchek, a rigid arm swing typically found in Kyrgyz weddings. While swinging, the team member on the bottom of the swing would pass a picture to their partner, who had to pair the picture of the celebrity with their spouse, which included host Ron Shahar and wife Maya Kramer from HaMerotz LaMillion 1. If teams needed to stop swinging or made an incorrect pairing, they would wait out a five-minute penalty. When teams matched every celebrity to their spouse, they would receive their next clue.
- Before leaving the hill, teams found out which teams were Yielded.
- At Jumar's Farm, teams encountered a Double Battle. Teams had to memorize a board listing the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, which was incorporated into the Kyrgyz calender, and three celebrities born under the year of each animal. Teams would then make their way to a field with 36 pyramids, each listing one of the 36 celebrities. Teams would spin a wheel and one team member had to find pyramids listing the celebrities listed under whatever animal the wheel landed on. The first team to bring back two out of the three correct pyramids would win the round. The first team to win two rounds would win the Double Battle. The team that lost the final Double Battle had to wait out a fifteen-minute penalty.
- After arriving in Kash Bara Suu, teams had to assemble a series of pipes. One team member would hold onto the end of their pipe, while their partner would attach new sections of pipe. The team member holding the assembled pipe could not let it touch the ground, and their partner could not hold onto the pipe to attach a new section. If either occurred, then teams would have to start assembling again. When their pipe was fully assembled, teams had to hold one end of their pipe over a watering trough and pour a bucket of water into the other end. When teams were able to get water into the trough, they would receive a USB flash drive.
- After receiving the flash drive, teams had to search the village for a house with a laptop or a television with a USB port, which they could plug their flash drive into to discover their next clue.
- At Chingiz Aitmatov Cinema, teams would watch scenes from the Kyrgyz film Ak-Keme. Teams were instructed to play close attention to find their next clue but during the film, they would be surprised with a video chat with their loved ones, who would tell teams their next clue at the end of their conversation.
- At Osh Bazaar, teams had to encourage passersby to lift a samovar using ropes because it is hot. Then, teams had to direct the participating passersby to work together to tilt the samovar until ten glasses were filled with tea to the marked line. When all the glasses were full, teams would receive their next clue
- At Dordoy Bazaar, teams had to find a puzzle piece hidden among a bundle of compressed goods. When team members found the piece, they had to load all the unbundled items under a screw press and compress them again until they reached a height of 40 cm (16 in). Teams then had to repeat this process five times until they found all six pieces. When the pieces were assembled to form the flag of Kyrgyzstan, then teams would receive their next clue.
- Teams then made their way to the bazaar's bus parking lot. Once there, one team member had to search the bazaar for colored banners while directed by their partner using a tablet computer from Race sponsor Partner. When the searching team member found a banner, they would read a multiple choice question about Kyrgystan to their partner. Each answer contained a three digit number, and the directing team member would attempt to unlock the correspondingly colored box using the numbers of the answer they chose. If unsuccessful, they would have to wait out a five-minute penalty. If they opened the box and it was empty, then they would have to search for another banner. When teams opened the correct box, they would find a replica of the Burana Tower, which they had to figure out was the Pit Stop, where the Yielded teams would have to wait out a fifteen-minute penalty.
Elimination Villa (Greece)Edit
Airdate: 7 February 2018
- New York City (John F. Kennedy International Airport)/Honolulu (Daniel K. Inouye International Airport)/Mexico City (Mexico City International Airport)/Cartagena (Rafael Núñez International Airport) to Preveza, Greece (Aktion National Airport)
- Nydri (Harbor) to Meganisi (Villa Helena)
- Spartochori (Porto Spilia and Lakis Tavern)
- Vathy (Errikos Restaurant)
- Meganisi (Abelike Bay)
- Spartochori (Spilla Beach)
- Athens (Athens International Airport)/Moscow (Sheremetyevo International Airport) to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Manas International Airport)
- Tokmok (Burana Tower)
- Elimination villa challenges
- In the first challenge, Nimrod & Yonatan and Jessica & Asaf had to stack plates onto a tray and carry them up a set of stairs from Porto Spilla to the Lakis Tavern. The first team to bring 100 intact plates to the tavern would win the challenge and a reward.
- In the second challenge, the above teams, plus Hany & Avivit and Yossi & Udi would be blindfolded and be served 20 plates of Greek cuisine. After feeding the food to each other, teams had to match the plates into 10 identical pairs. The first team to do so would win the challenge and a reward, which they could share with one team.
- In the third challenge, all above teams, plus Mor & Mor would compete one at a time. One team member would paddle a kayak out to a group of buoys floating in Abelike Bay. They would then retrieve a satchel attached to each buoy. They would bring the satchels to their partner on shore, who had to unscramble the Hebrew letters inside to spell Crete in Hebrew. The team that completed the challenge the fastest would win the challenge and a reward, which they had the option of giving to another team.
|1||Nimrod & Yonatan||N/A||Parasailing|
|2||Hany & Avivit||Yossi & Udi||Sailboat Meal|
|3||Jessica & Asaf||Yossi & Udi||Video chat with loved ones|
- Additional notes
- At Nydri's harbor, the eliminated teams were informed that they would have a chance to compete for a chance to return to the Race later in the season. They then were brought by boat to the Villa Helena on the island of Meganisi, where they would be sequestered.
- At Spilla Beach, the sequestered teams, with the exception of Mor & Mor, were instructed to travel to Kyrgyzstan to compete for the chance to return to the Race. Adi & Meitar were given a clue within a matryoshka doll at the Moscow Pit Stop hotel with the same information. Finally, Regev & Helen were informed by Ron Shahar immediately after their elimination at the Burana Tower that they would be able to earn the ability to return to the Race.
- At Burana Tower, Ron Shahar informed the final 4 teams that the previously eliminated teams would be competing for a Return Ticket to return to the Race. Ron then informed the eliminated teams that they would compete a leg in Kyrgyzstan and that the first team to reach the Pit Stop would win the Return Ticket.
Leg 10 (Kyrgyzstan)Edit
Airdate: 10, 12 & 17 February 2018
- Issyk-Kul Region (Boom Gorge)
- Jol Bulak (Field)
- Jol Bulak (Tarihbaev Mamytzhan School) (Elimination Point)
- Bishkek (Kafe/Aşhkana)
- Issyk-Kul Region (Mountains overlooking Issyk-Kul)
- Chong-Aryk (Tash Kordo Restaurant)
- Bishkek (Panfilov Park)
- Bishkek (Ala-Too Square)
- Additional tasks
- At Boom Gorge, teams had to go white water rafting on the Chu River and grab three flags: the national flag of the country they were eliminated in, a Race flag that listed their elimination city, and a flag that contained an image of the Greeter of the Pit Stop where they were eliminated. When they successfully grabbed the three flags, they would receive their next clue.
- In Jol Bulak, teams had to carry two boards of kurut across a field and into a house. When they delivered 100 kurut, they would receive their next clue.
- At Tarihbaev Mamytzhan School, teams were told their position and were told to keep racing. The last team to arrive was eliminated from the Race at this point.
- In the mountains surrounding Issyk-Kul, teams would play a game show called חוזרים לרוץ (Running Back) hosted by Adi Shilon. One team member had to answer true-or-false questions related to this season of the Race, and their partner pulled down the bucket listing their answer. If they were correct, they would discover that the bucket was empty. If incorrect, the bucket's contents would spill out onto them and teams would have to wait a five-minute penalty. After answering 15 questions, Adi Shilon would hand teams their next clue.
- At the restaurant Tash Kordo, teams had to form 10 braids of sheep's intestines. Teams would then fill 15 bowls with bowel soup and would enter a yurt to serve their soup to the guests to receive their next clue.
- At Panfilov Park, teams received a list of 10 familiar quotations and phrases in Hebrew, each missing one word. Teams had to encourage passersby to translate the missing words, communicating them through pantomime, into Kyrgyz. Teams then had to record themselves speaking a sentence in Hebrew with the locals speaking the missing word in Kyrgyz on a tablet computer from Race sponsor Partner. When teams successfully recorded all ten sentences with the correct words, they would receive their next clue.
- Additional note
- While the eliminated teams were competing, the Final 4 were given the chance to send letters and a gift to their families using the Click and Pick website.
Leg 11 (Kyrgyzstan → Thailand)Edit
Airdate: 21 & 24 February 2018
- Bishkek (Manas International Airport) to Chiang Mai, Thailand (Chiang Mai International Airport)
- Pai (Ban Huay Pa Rai Hill Tribe Village)
- Chiang Mai (Huay Tung Tao Lake)
- Chiang Mai (Wat Phra That Doi Suthep)
- Chiang Mai (Baan Suan Rubber Plantation)
- Chiang Mai (Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center)
- Chiang Mai (Festival of Light Field)
- Lamphun (Wat Phra That Hariphunchai)
- Additional tasks
- At Ban Huay Pa Rai Hill Tribe Village, teams had to find a marked house, where one team member had to learn a sentence in Thai from the homeowner. They then had to reiterate the sentence relying on their memory to their partner as they made their way to the village farm. When they arrived, the team member who learned the sentence second had to speak the sentence to the farm owner. The sentence teams learned indicated what they had to bring back to the home, and the farm owner would direct teams as to what to bring back based on what they stated. If teams spoke the sentence incorrectly, they would be instructed to bring back the wrong item and would be rejected by the homeowner. When teams spoke the sentence correctly and brought the correct item, they would receive their next clue.
- At Huay Tung Tao Lake, one team member had to pull themselves along a zip-line above the lake until they reached a fruit basket. Their partner would be in a boat floating on the lake and would find a bamboo raft that listed a Thai fruit, a month, and a riddle. The team member on the zip-line had to toss the correct fruit based on the provided information to their partner on the lake. The team member in the lake had to place the fruit in the correct baskets. When all the fruits were in the correct baskets, teams would receive their next clue.
- At Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, teams had to memorize the different types of Buddha statues within the temple. After memorizing the statues, team had to make their way to the temple's souvenir market and search among thousands of replica statues until they found an exact match for each of the nine statues within the temple. When teams found the correct replicas, they would receive their next clue.
- At Baan Suan Rubber Plantation, teams had to fill four small bowls, attached to a pair of stilts, with latex. One team member had to walk on the stilts, assisted by their partner, across the plantation to a partially filled large bowl, where they would transfer the latex remaining from their four bowls. Teams would continue until they filled the large bowl to the marked line. When they did, teams would be given a basket of rubber bands, which they had to wrap around a watermelon. When the watermelon exploded, teams would receive their next clue.
- At the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center, one team member had to learn the thousand-hand dance. After learning the dance by watching a video on a tablet computer from Race sponsor Partner, they would perform with a dance group. During the performance, the performing team member would be told the order of the movements by their partner. When they were able to perform in-sync with the performers, teams would receive their next clue.
- At the Festival of Light field, teams had to use a long bamboo pole to transfer paper lanterns among four trees until each tree consisted of lanterns of one color. When all the lanterns were on the proper tree, teams would receive their next clue directing them to the Pit Stop.
Leg 12 (Thailand)Edit
Airdate: 3 & 10 March 2018
- Mae Raem (Tat Mok Waterfall)
- Mae Chaem District (Baan Pa Bong Piang Rice Field)
- Chiang Mai (The River Market Restaurant)
- Mae Raem (Phoenix Adventure Park)
- Chiang Mai (Anusarn Market)
- Bo Sang (Saa Paper & Umbrella Handicraft Centre)
- Chiang Mai (Wat Phra That Doi Kham (in Thai))
- Additional tasks
- At Tat Mok Waterfall, both team members had to abseil 30 m (98 ft) down each side the waterfall and had make four stops along the way. At each stop, both team members would find a picture depicting four animals. Only one animal appeared on both images at a parallel stop. Teams members had to find this animal, without saying the animal names to each other, and memorize the number underneath it. When teams believed that they found all four numbers and reached the bottom, they would input their numbers into a combination lock. If they inputted the correct numbers (6136), they would unlock their next clue.
- At Baan Pa Bong Piang, teams would be tethered together and would enter a rice paddy. There, teams would find numbered bamboo poles with wrapped white fabric. Similar to connect the dots, teams would unwrap the fabric and tie it to the subsequent pole. When teams finished, a multirotor would fly over their field. If they were correct, they would discover an image of an elephant and would receive their next clue after reiterating this fact to the judge.
- At The River Market Restaurant, each team member made their to a table with a bowl of either tom yum or tom kha kai and bowls of ingredients. Using a ladle, team members had to search their soup to discover its ingredients. Then, they would ask their partner for the ingredients for their soup. Team members would then transfer ingredients to each other using oversized chopsticks and would place them in a large bowl. When both team members obtained their ingredients, they would receive their next clue.
- At Phoenix Adventure Park, each team member would enter a cage that would be secured with four locks. Team members had to roll their cages along a marked course retrieving keys along the way. When teams obtained all the keys and unlocked their cages, they could retrieve their next clue.
- At Anusarn Market, teams had to encourage seven passersby to don colored shirts and pants, representing days of the week. They then had to apply hair spray, the same color as the shirt and pants, onto each person. When each person was wearing their appropriate color, teams would receive their next clue.
- At Saa Paper & Umbrella Handicraft Centre, teams would be tethered together with a rope. They then had to open oil-paper umbrellas until they found one with a small Race flag. Teams would have to hold on to or attach to their rope any umbrella they opened. If teams felt that they couldn't hold any more umbrellas, they would have to wait out a five-minute penalty and could drop off their umbrellas. When teams found the flag, they would receive their next clue directing them to the Pit Stop.
Leg 13 (Thailand → Israel)Edit
Airdate: 17 March 2018
- Chiang Mai (Hot Air Balloon Field)
- Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai International Airport) to Bangkok (Don Mueang International Airport)
- Bangkok (Rajamangala National Stadium)
- Bangkok (Molly Bar)
- Bangkok (Sky Walk Condominium)
- Pattaya (Mini Siam)
- Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Tel Aviv, Israel (Ben Gurion Airport)
- Tel Aviv (Muvix Concept)
- Jerusalem (Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Rothberg Amphitheater)
- Additional tasks
- Teams began the leg by taking a ride in a hot air balloon above Chiang Mai before traveling to Bangkok.
- At Rajamangala National Stadium, teams would harnessed to two ends of a rope and pulley system that would allow one team member to pull their partner into the air alongside a huge metal frame. The suspended team member had to describe to their partner an image of Thai script divided into twelve squares, each with a number. The team member on the ground had to pull their partner until they reached large puzzle pieces. They had to grab the pieces in the correct order according to the numbers and the description given and pass them to their partner, who would place them in the corresponding spot. When all the pieces were placed on the frame, teams would receive their next clue.
- At Molly Bar, one team member had to don a mask and a tablet computer from Race sponsor Partner and carry out five Thai delicacies. The team member carrying the food couldn't speak, so their partner remaining at the bar had to convince five people to each eat one of the five delicacies. When all the meals were eaten, teams would receive their next clue.
- At Sky Walk Condominium, teams made their way to the building's helipad. There, teams had to use three hooks with attached stirrups to climb out along metal beams suspended 220 m (720 ft) above the city until they could retrieve two clues envelopes at the other end. If teams fell off, they would be pulled back to the start. After they retrieved the clues and climbed back to the building's helipad, they could combine the clues to reveal their next destination.
- At Mini Siam, teams found a clue in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty. They were informed that the Race had not ended and were instructed to travel to Muvix Concept in Tel Aviv. Teams were released from Ben Gurion Airport in the same order they arrived at Mini Siam.
- At Muvix Concept, teams had to discover the location of the Finish Line. Teams would watch video clips of the Race while listening to four songs written during the 70 years of Israel's existence about cities where there is a university (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beersheba, and Haifa). Teams had to find the song that was most recently written and travel to the university within that city in order to find the Finish Line. If teams determined that the song about Jerusalem, "Guardians of the Walls" (שומר החומות), was the most recently written song, then they would find the Finish Line at the Rothberg Amphitheater within the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- Official website (in Hebrew)