The Amazing Race 31
The Amazing Race 31 (also promoted as The Amazing Race: Reality Showdown) is the thirty-first installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. It features eleven teams of two – each consisting of contestants from previous seasons of Big Brother, Survivor, and The Amazing Race – in a race around the world for a US$1 million grand prize. The season premiered on April 17, 2019. It initially aired on CBS's Wednesday 9:00 pm ET time slot following Survivor: Edge of Extinction; following Survivor's season finale, The Amazing Race was rescheduled in Survivor's former timeslot of 8:00 pm starting May 22, 2019. The finale aired on its original Wednesday 9:00 pm time slot due to the premiere week for Big Brother 21.
|The Amazing Race 31|
|Presented by||Phil Keoghan|
|Winners||Colin Guinn & Christie Woods|
|No. of legs||12|
|Distance traveled||25,000 mi (40,000 km)|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Original release||April 17 –|
June 26, 2019
|Filming dates||June 10, 2018 – July 3, 2018|
Production and filming
On June 10, 2018, the show announced on its social media accounts that the Race had begun filming and confirmed that teams would be composed of contestants from CBS's reality competition programs. On July 3, 2018, the show concluded in Detroit, which featured a performance of The White Stripes single "Seven Nation Army" that was originally planned to be set on Belle Isle Park. However, the permit was denied as the Michigan Department of Natural Resources had not been informed about the large gathering of musicians needed for filming. This marks the first visit to the state of Michigan in an Amazing Race franchise.
In the lead-in to the 2018-19 television programming season, CBS had scheduled The Amazing Race 31 to start airing on May 22, 2019. However, in early April 2019, CBS opted to bring the premiere forward to April 17, 2019, slotting the show in Wednesdays after Survivor and replacing the low-rated Million Dollar Mile, which was pushed to a Saturday night slot.
The Race traveled over 25,000 miles across ten countries, including the franchise's first visit to Uganda, as well as the American version's first visit to Laos (Laos had previously been visited on The Amazing Race Vietnam 2015).
The Head-to-Head returned to this season after it was introduced in the previous season. This is also the first American season to utilize the U-Turn Vote, which has been previously utilised by other versions of the show.
During the season, Rachel broke the record for number of legs run by a female racer at 32, and Leo & Jamal broke the record for number of legs run by a team at 34. Tyler & Korey and Colin & Christie both tied the record for career leg wins at 9. This season is also the fourth time, after Season 1, Season 20, and Season 30, in which the teams that finished in the top three of Leg 1 also completed the entire Race.
On May 4, 2018, a TMZ article reported that former Big Brother houseguests had been asked to compete on the upcoming season of The Amazing Race. Later that day, Andy Dehnart posted that former Race contestants had also been contacted for the same season. Martin Holmes from Inside Survivor then posted that former Survivor contestants were also in the mix.
This season is comprised of eleven teams, three of whom previously competed on Big Brother, three of whom previously competed on Survivor, and five of whom previously competed on The Amazing Race.
The competing teams and their prior placements on their respective shows are:
- From Big Brother:
- Janelle Pierzina and Britney Haynes, friends, Janelle finished 3rd on Big Brother 6 and Big Brother 7 and 12th on Big Brother 14, Britney finished 4th on Big Brother 12 and 8th on Big Brother 14
- Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo, engaged,[a] Nicole finished 7th on Big Brother 16 and won Big Brother 18, Victor finished 5th on Big Brother 18 and 22nd on The Challenge: Vendettas.
- Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater, sisters, Rachel finished 9th on Big Brother 12 and won Big Brother 13 (Rachel also previously competed with husband Brendon Villegas on The Amazing Race and finished 3rd on both Season 20 and Season 24), Elissa finished 6th on Big Brother 15
- From Survivor:
- Chris Hammons and Bret LaBelle, friends, finished 11th and 5th respectively on Millennials vs. Gen X
- Corinne Kaplan and Eliza Orlins, friends, Corinne finished 7th on Gabon and 12th on Caramoan, Eliza finished 4th on Vanuatu and 10th on Micronesia
- Rupert and Laura Boneham, married, Rupert finished 8th on Pearl Islands, 4th on All-Stars, 6th on Heroes vs. Villains, and 20th on Blood vs. Water, Laura finished 12th on Blood vs. Water
- From The Amazing Race:
- Arturo "Art" Velez and John James "J. J." Carrell, United States Border Patrol agents and friends, finished 2nd on Season 20
- Colin Guinn and Christie Woods, life partners (dating in Season 5), finished 2nd on Season 5
- Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran, cousins, finished 4th on Season 23 and Season 24
- Rebecca "Becca" Droz and Floyd Pierce, friends (strangers in Season 29), finished 5th on Season 29
- Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, YouTubers and friends, finished 3rd on Season 28
The following teams participated in the Race, each listed along with their placements in each leg and relationships as identified by the program. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television, owing to the inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:
|Team||Relationship||Previous show||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks|
|Colin & Christie||Life Partners||The Amazing Race||2nd||4th||3rd||1st||3rd||2nd||2nd||3rd⊂
|4th||1st||3rd||1st||Colin 6, Christie 6|
|Tyler & Korey||Best Friends||The Amazing Race||3rd||7th⋐||4th||5th||4th||1st||1st||1st||1st||2nd||2nd||2nd||Tyler 6, Korey 6|
|Leo & Jamal||Cousins||The Amazing Race||1st||1st||8th||6th||7th||6th||4th||6th⊃||5th||3rd⊃||1st||3rd||Leo 7, Jamal 5|
|Nicole & Victor||Engaged[a]||Big Brother||6th||2nd||2nd||2nd||5th||3rd||7th||5th||2nd||4th⊂
|4th||Nicole 5, Victor 6|
|Becca & Floyd||Friends||The Amazing Race||5th||9th⊂
|1st||4th||1st||5th||3rd||4th⊃||3rd||5th⋐||Becca 5, Floyd 5|
|Chris & Bret||Friends||Survivor||7th||8th||9th||3rd||2nd||4th||6th||2nd⋑||6th||Chris 5, Bret 5|
|Rachel & Elissa||Sisters||Big Brother||4th||3rd⊃||7th||8th||8th||7th||5th||7th⋐
|Rachel 4, Elissa 5|
|Janelle & Britney||Friends||Big Brother||8th||5th||6th||7th||6th||8th−||Janelle 5, Britney 2|
|Corinne & Eliza||Friends||Survivor||9th||6th||5th||9th−||Corinne 2, Eliza 3|
|Rupert & Laura||Married||Survivor||10th||10th||Rupert 2, Laura 1|
|Art & JJ||Best Friends||The Amazing Race||11th1||Art 1, JJ 1|
- A red team placement means the team was eliminated.
- 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; ⊂
⋑ indicates that the team was U-Turned, but they used the second U-Turn on another team; ⊃ or ⋑ indicates that the team voted for the recipient.
- 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.
- An orange + next to a leg number indicates that there was a Head-to-Head on that leg of the Race, while an orange − indicates the team that lost the final Head-to-Head and was eliminated.
At the start of the eighth leg, teams met at the Ballenberg Community Hall and voted for who should receive the U-Turn. The two teams who received the most votes had to complete both Detour options. The vote was an open vote and the voting order was determined by a random draw.
|U-Turned||Colin & Christie|
Rachel & Elissa
|Rachel & Elissa||Colin & Christie|
|Nicole & Victor||Leo & Jamal|
|Colin & Christie||Rachel & Elissa|
|Leo & Jamal||Colin & Christie|
|Becca & Floyd||Colin & Christie|
|Tyler & Korey||Nicole & Victor|
|Chris & Bret||Rachel & Elissa|
Episode title quotes
Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.
- "You're in Our Race Now" – Jamal
- "Knock the Newbie Out of Us" – Rupert
- "Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy" – Korey
- "I Took Out a Polar Bear" – Britney
- "I'm a Bird, I'm a Plane, I'm on The Amazing Race" – Korey
- "Who Wants a Rolex?" – Roadblock Prompt
- "Living Fearlessly" – Christie
- "You're the Apple in My Eye" – Korey
- "Let's Split!" – Colin
- "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!" – Becca
- "This One is For One Million Dollars" – Christie
The prize for each leg was awarded to the first place team for that leg. Trips were provided by Travelocity. The prizes were:
- Leg 1: A seven day cruise for two to French Polynesia
- Leg 2: US$2,500 each
- Leg 3: A trip for two to The Bahamas
- Leg 4: A trip for two to the Dominican Republic
- Leg 5: US$5,000 each
- Leg 6: A trip for two to Singapore
- Leg 7: A spa day during the Pit Stop
- Leg 8: A seven night river cruise for two to Vietnam & Cambodia
- Leg 9: A trip for two to Mexico
- Leg 10: US$7,500 each
- Leg 11: None
- Leg 12: US$1,000,000
|Destinations||Air travel Rail travel Water travel Bus travel|
|Route Markers||Detour Roadblock Fast Forward U-Turn Speed Bump Pit Stop|
Leg 1 (United States → Japan)
Airdate: April 17, 2019
- Hermosa Beach, California, United States (Hermosa Beach Pier) (Starting Line)
- Hermosa Beach (Hermosa City Beach)
- Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) to Tokyo, Japan (Narita International Airport)
- Narita (Narita International Airport) to Tokyo (Shibuya – APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue)
- Tokyo (ACB Lock & Security or Tokyo Tokyo Restaurant)
- Tokyo (EDGEof Shibuya Building)
- Tokyo (Onarimon Station)
- Tokyo (Shiba Koen)
- Tokyo (Atago Jinja)
In the first Roadblock of the Race, one team member had to take part in "Who wants a sweet new pair of shoes?", which was inspired by the Japanese-style game show Candy or Not Candy. They had pick one of several getas and bite the sandal until they found one of twelve made of chocolate. When they found the correct geta, both team members had to eat the chocolate up to a red line to receive their next clue.
For the second Roadblock of the leg, the team member that did not perform the previous Roadblock had to change into a blue unitard and wig and had to climb up a 20 ft (6.1 m) slippery slope that resembled Mount Fuji to retrieve their next clue at the summit.
- Additional tasks
- After Phil Keoghan said "Go," teams had to run down the pier to a giant octopus-shaped sand sculpture on the adjacent beach and dig for their first clue that would reveal their first destination.
- Upon arrival in Japan, teams traveled by a chartered open-top bus to Shibuya. After disembarking the bus, teams were given a clue, which instructed them to travel on foot to one of two locations to receive their next clue. Each location had a limited number of clues.
- After the first Roadblock, teams had to travel by taxi to Onarimon Station and then search nearby Shiba Koen for their next clue.
Leg 2 (Japan → Laos)
Airdate: April 24, 2019
- Tokyo (Narita International Airport) to Luang Prabang, Laos (Luang Prabang International Airport)
- Luang Prabang (Villa Santi)
- Luang Prabang (Wat Sensoukharam)
- Luang Prabang (Big Tree by the Mekong River)
- Luang Prabang (Ecole Maternelle Louang Prabang or BBQ Alley)
- Ban Xieng Lom (Elephant Village)
- Luang Prabang (Wat Xieng Thong) to Ban Xiengkeo (Prince Phetsarath's Palace)
The first Detour of the Race was a choice between ABC and BBQ. In ABC, teams had to make their way on foot to Ecole Maternelle Louang Prabang and had to learn the Laotian alphabet from a teacher. After learning the alphabet, teams had to pass an oral exam to receive their next clue. In BBQ, teams had to make their way on foot to BBQ Alley and had to purchase three ducks and eight tilapias. They then had to prepare eleven Lao barbecue skewers exactly like the skewers prepared during an ongoing demonstration. If the skewers were properly made, teams would receive their next clue.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to learn a series of Lao commands and use these commands to direct an elephant to cross the Nam Khan River. Once across, they had to search on their elephant for two men playing Hmong music on qeejs. When found, team members would receive their next clue and had to direct their elephant back to Elephant Village to reunite with their partner.
- Additional tasks
- After arriving in Luang Prabang, teams had to travel by tuk-tuk to Villa Santi and wait for their next clue to arrive by courier before sunrise. The clue gave them their next task, to take part in the local morning alms and give servings of sticky rice to a procession of Buddhist monks at Wat Sensoukharam. Before the monks' arrival, each team member had to don a pha biang and pick up basket of rice for the offering. After the monks passed, teams received their next clue.
- After the Roadblock, teams had to travel by tuk-tuk to Wat Xieng Thong, where they would board a long-tail boat and travel to the Pit Stop.
Leg 3 (Laos → Vietnam)
Airdate: May 1, 2019
- Luang Prabang (Luang Prabang International Airport) to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Tan Son Nhat International Airport)
- Ho Chi Minh City (House of Vietnamese Medicine)
- Ho Chi Minh City (Thanh Đa Restaurant or The CREATV Company)
- Ho Chi Minh City (Kingdom Karaoke)
- Ho Chi Minh City (Hồ Thị Kỷ Flower Market)
This leg's Detour was a choice between Reel It In and Light It Up. In Reel It In, teams had to make their way to Thanh Đa Restaurant and catch eight prawns using fishing poles from the pool inside the restaurant to receive their next clue. In Light It Up, teams had to make their way to The CREATV Company and learn a dance. When ready, they would don a "glowsuit" covered with electroluminescent wire and had to dance in sync alongside local dancers and Asia's Got Talent contestants 218 Dance Crew to receive their next clue.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to learn the Vietnamese lyrics to the song "Thật Bất Ngờ" and then perform karaoke in front of an audience. If they sang the lyrics correctly, they would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At the start of the leg, teams were provided a smartphone with the Travelocity app to book their flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
- At the House of Vietnamese Medicine, teams had to find a doctor, who would give them a packet of herbal remedies, which contained their next clue.
Leg 4 (Vietnam)
Airdate: May 8, 2019
- Ho Chi Minh City (SnowTown Saigon)
- Ho Chi Minh City (College Transportation Central)
- Ho Chi Minh City (Bình Quới Village)
- Ho Chi Minh City (Tầm Vu Park) (Unaired Head-to-Head)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to pass a Vietnamese driving test. They had to drive a scooter through a figure-eight and over a series of speed bumps without touching the ground or driving outside the yellow lines to receive their next clue.
The Detour was a choice between Irritation and Irrigation. In Irritation, teams had to paddle a basket boat 200 yd (180 m) while avoiding fishermen on boats and moving their boat over bridges in order to pick up a basket of five fish. They then had to paddle back to the start and exchange the fish and the basket for their next clue. In Irrigation, teams had to assemble a bamboo water wheel to the satisfaction of a farmer and then use the water wheel to fill a jar with water to receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At SnowTown Saigon, teams had to grab a sled and ride it down an indoor slope to a person dressed as a polar bear, who would give them their next clue.
- After the Detour, teams had to travel by bus and then on foot to Tầm Vu Park adjacent to the Thanh Đa Canal.
- Additional note
- At Tầm Vu Park, teams encountered a Head-to-Head, which went unaired during the episode. According to Nicole & Victor and Corinne & Eliza, two teams had to compete against each other in a game of badminton. The team that won the Head-to-Head could check-in at the nearby Pit Stop, while the team that lost the Head-to-Head had to wait for the next team. The team that lost the final Head-to-Head was eliminated from the Race.
Leg 5 (Vietnam → United Arab Emirates)
Airdate: May 22, 2019
- Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Dubai International Airport)
- Al Faqa (Al Faqa Desert)
- Dubai (Dubai Frame)
- Dubai (Burj Khalifa – Mission 828 or Dubai Garden Glow – Dinosaur Park)
- Dubai (Soho Garden)
- Dubai (Amwaj Tower 4)
- Dubai (Dubai Marina)
This leg's Detour was a choice between Fall and Find. In Fall, teams had to choose a jumpmaster, who would take them up the Burj Khalifa. There, teams would discover that they had to don a virtual reality headset and had to use the controls to find a signal interceptor, climb to the top of a simulated Burj Khalifa spire, intercept a satellite, and parachute to the base of the building. After the jump, both team members had to correctly answer a test in order to receive their next clue, otherwise they would have to attempt the task again. The five questions were: (1) At what height are you in the Burj Khalifa? (828 m (2,717 ft)); (2) What color was the lever you turned? (Red); (3) What else was inside the glass you broke? (Fire hose); (4) Did the observation deck door open in or out? (Out); (5) How many antennae were on the signal interceptor? (4). Only two teams could attempt this task at a time. In Find, teams had to make their way to Dubai Garden Glow. There, team members had to don Tyrannosaurus Rex costumes and search the Dinosaur Park for a white, a red, a purple, a blue, and a green glowing dinosaur egg and place the eggs in a nest to receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- After arriving in Dubai, teams had to travel to a "supercar tailgate party". After sampling tea and dates, teams would be directed to their next clue inside a supercar.
- At Amwaj Tower 4, teams had to make their way to the top of the building and ride the world's longest urban zip line to the Pit Stop at the Dubai Marina. The order teams arrived at the top of the tower would be the order they would check-in at the Pit Stop.
Leg 6 (United Arab Emirates → Uganda)
Airdate: May 22, 2019
- Dubai (Dubai International Airport) to Kampala, Uganda (Entebbe International Airport)
- Kampala (Uganda National Mosque)
- Kampala (Owino Market – Soweto Restaurant)
- Kampala (Lake Victoria – Ggaba Landing Site)
- Kampala (Jahazi Pier overlooking Lake Victoria) (Head-to-Head)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to find a vendor, who would give them a shopping list. They then had to purchase the ingredients from the list and then use their ingredients to properly prepare a rolex to receive their next clue.
For their Speed Bump, Rachel & Elissa had to hand-wash clothes and then hang them to dry in order to continue racing.
This leg's Detour was a choice between Salty Roll and Move the Pole. In Salty Roll, teams had to bring a wheelbarrow full of the largest freshwater fish in Africa, the Nile perch, to a workstation. They then had to properly salt and roll the fish skin and had to wash, gut, and salt the meat to receive their next clue. In Move the Pole, teams had to load firewood from a canoe onto a bicycle and deliver the wood to a market. There, teams had to stack the wood like a finished example. Once teams delivered and stacked enough wood to reach a specified height, they would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Uganda National Mosque, teams had to don customary clothing. After finding their clue, teams had to climb to the top of the mosque's minaret, counting the marked-steps along the way. If they came up with the correct number (272), they would receive their next clue.
- At Ggaba Landing Site, teams had to find the village boat builders to receive their next clue.
- At Jahazi Pier, teams encountered a Head-to-Head. One member from each competing team had to solve a puzzle similar to the Tower of Hanoi that consisted of four stacks of Ngoma drums. Team members had to move one drum at a time until each stack consisted of drums of the same color and grab an ox tail in order to win the Head-to-Head and check-in at the nearby Pit Stop. The team that lost the Head-to-Head had to wait for the next team, and the team that lost the final Head-to-Head was eliminated from the Race.
Leg 7 (Uganda → Switzerland)
Airdate: May 29, 2019
- Kampala (Entebbe International Airport) to Zurich, Switzerland (Zürich Airport)
- Kloten (Zürich Airport Railway Station) to Grindelwald (Grindelwald Railway Station)
- Grindelwald (Gletscherschlucht Glacier Gorge)
- (Helicopter) Grindelwald (Gletscherschlucht Glacier Gorge) to Grimsel Pass
- Handegg (Hangholzegg and Gelmersee) or Grimsel (Grimsel Canyon)
- Meiringen (Michaelskirche ‹See Tfd›(in German))
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member would be harnessed to a canyon swing. They would then free-fall 400 feet (120 m) and swing into the Gletscherschlucht. After the swing, they would then have to search the gorge for their next clue.
This leg's Detour was a choice between Water Power and Water Down. In Water Power, teams had to ride the Gelmerbahn. During the ride, teams had to memorize eight signs that listed water basins and amount of water they hold. When their ride ended, teams had to run across a hydroelectric dam and match the eight basin names to their water capacities on a technical map to receive their next clue. Otherwise, they would have to ride the Gelmerbahn again. In Water Down, teams had to go canyoneering in the Grimsel Canyon. They had to rappel 150 feet (46 m) down a canyon, jump from a ledge into a glacial river, and then jump to grab their next clue hanging from a rope. After retrieving their clue, team members had to ride a zip-line and release themselves to drop down into a river before hiking out of the canyon.
- Additional task
- After teams completed the Roadblock, they had to make their way to a helicopter, which would take them to the Grimsel Pass, where they would find their next clue.
Leg 8 (Switzerland)
Airdate: June 5, 2019
- Hofstetten bei Brienz (Ballenberg Community Hall)
- Hofstetten bei Brienz (Ballenberg Open Air Museum) [b]
- Schwanden bei Brienz (Oberschwanden)
- Brienz (Bootsverleih Brienz) to (Grand Hotel Giessbach ‹See Tfd›(in German))
For their Speed Bump, Nicole & Victor had to fold the 26 Swiss canton flags in the Ballenberg Community Hall and place them in a basket before they could continue racing.
This leg's Detour was a choice between Make Hay and Cow Festival. In Make Hay, one team member had to use a scythe to cut a lane of grass, while their partner raked it. They then had to properly stack the grass so that it could dry into hay to receive their next clue. In Cow Festival, teams had to use the provided materials to make a floral headdress and place it on a cow's head. They then had to lead the cow to a festival and would receive their next clue if the headdress was properly made.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to use a crossbow to shoot an apple off a scarecrow's head much like Swiss folk hero William Tell to receive their next clue. If team members struck the scarecrow, they had to reassemble it before taking another shot.
- Additional tasks
- At Ballenberg Community Hall, teams found host Phil Keoghan, who informed them that they would be voting for who would receive a U-Turn. After each team openly voted, the two teams with the most votes would be U-Turned. Teams could then retrieve their next clue, while Nicole & Victor would find their Speed Bump.
- After the Roadblock, teams had to drive to Lake Brienz. There, they had to board a motorboat and drive it across the lake to a marked pier. After disembarking, they could either travel by foot or by funicular to the Pit Stop.
Leg 9 (Switzerland → Croatia)
Airdate: June 12, 2019
- Zurich (Zürich Airport) to Split, Croatia (Split Airport)
- Split (Bačvice Beach)[c]
- Split (Marjan Cave Church)
- Split (Kašjuni Beach)
- Split (Diocletian's Palace)
- Split (Matejuška Pier)
This leg's Detour was a choice between Poetry in Motion and Washed in from the Ocean. In Poetry in Motion, teams had to memorize a tongue-twisting poem while riding a large flying tube that was towed by a speedboat. After returning ashore, teams had to correctly recite the poem to a poetry master to receive their next clue, otherwise they had to ride the tube again. In Washed in from the Ocean, teams had to go snorkeling and use a metal detector to search the Adriatic Sea for a goblet and 5 ancient coins, which they could exchange for their next clue after returning ashore.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to enter the senator's room and watch a troop of 18 Roman soldiers march in formation. After the soldiers covered themselves with shields, team members had to correctly identify the five soldiers wearing red ribbons around their helmets on a podium to receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Bačvice Beach, each team member had to carry out three drinks of punch from the Caffe Bar Žbirac and bring them to a group of sunbathers, who would give teams a Travelocity Roaming Gnome, which they had to keep for the remainder of the leg. After returning the trays to the bartender, teams would receive their next clue.
- At Marjan Cave Church, teams had to use a pulley to pull their gnome and a loaf of bread up to a monk, who would give them their next clue.
- After the Roadblock, teams had to board a dinghy and row themselves to the Pit Stop at Matejuška Pier.
Leg 10 (Croatia → Netherlands)
Airdate: June 19, 2019
- Split (Split Airport) to Amsterdam, Netherlands (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol)
- Haarlemmermeer (Schiphol Airport Railway Station) to Kampen (Kampen Railway Station)
- Kampen (Jachthaven)
- Kampen (Erf 34 and Nieuwe Toren or Erf 29 and Kampen Market)
- Kampen (IJsselkade ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch))
- Giethoorn (Smit Giethoorn)
- Giethoorn (Bovenwijde Lake Island ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch))
This leg's Detour was a choice between High and Dry. In High, teams had to bike to a farm and load a "Kamper cow" onto a trailer behind a tractor. They then had to follow the tractor on their bicycle to the Nieuwe Toren and hoist the cow to the top of the tower within forty seconds. If they could raise the cow within the time limit, then one team member had to climb to the top of the bell tower to receive their next clue. In Dry, teams had to bike to a farm, where both team members had to pole vault across an irrigation ditch "the Dutch way". They then had to bring two cheese orbs and a dozen eggs back across the ditch and transport them on their bicycle to Kampen Market intact to receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- Outside the Kampen Railway Station, teams had to search a bicycle parking lot for a marked tandem bicycle, which would serve as their transportation while in Kampen.
- At Smit Giethoorn, team had to board a boat and navigate the canals of Giethoorn to find two marked boats to create a "boat train". Teams then had to navigate their boats to the Pit Stop at the island on Bovenwijde Lake.
Leg 11 (Netherlands → United Kingdom)
Airdate: June 26, 2019
- Amsterdam (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol) to London, England , United Kingdom (Gatwick Airport)
- (Helicopter) Charlwood (Gatwick Aviation Museum) to Dover (Dover Castle)
- (Helicopter) Dover (Dover Castle) to London (Falcon London Heliport)
- London (Masthouse Terrace Pier) to (Savoy Pier)
- London (Piccadilly Circus)
- London (Kensington Road – Cabmen's Shelter or Hyde Park – The Serpentine)
- London (Camden Market)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to decipher a World War II code. They had to listen to a speech from Neville Chamberlain and pick out the fifteenth, thirtieth, and fourth words. They then had to translate the letters into numbers based on alphabetical order. Under each number was a group of three letters, which teams had to rearrange into numerical order to reveal the final message. Team members then had to type the message on an Underwood Portable typewriter and deliver it to a brigadier outside the castle's barracks. If they gave him the correct message of "The Dunkirk evacuation has begun. We will never surrender.", they would receive their next clue.
This leg's Detour was a choice between Know and Row. In Know, teams had to ride a taxicab and had to memorize the fifteen streets and seven landmarks their taxi driver told them during the ride. When teams returned to the cabmen's shelter on Kensington Road, they had to correctly recite their route to Dave Cannell, the Master of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, to receive their next clue. In Row, teams had to row a double scull through a 200 metres (660 ft) course on The Serpentine under one minute to receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Gatwick Aviation Museum, teams would board a helicopter that would take them over the Seven Sisters before landing at Dover Castle.
- After the Roadblock, teams had to return to their helicopter, which would fly them to London. After arriving, teams had to find their next clue at Masthouse Terrace Pier, which instructed them to travel by speedboat to Savoy Pier. After disembarking, teams had to make their way to Piccadilly Circus and find the golden queen, who would give them their next clue.
- At Camden Market, teams would find the Pit Stop and host Phil Keoghan, who would surprise them with a clue. Teams had to search nearby shops for the marked items in a display and use these items to recreate the display before they could check-in at the Pit Stop.
Leg 12 (United Kingdom → United States)
Airdate: June 26, 2019
- London (Heathrow Airport) to Detroit, Michigan, United States (Detroit Metropolitan Airport)
- Detroit (The Spirit of Detroit)
- Detroit (Guardian Building)
- Hamtramck (Fowling Warehouse)
- Detroit (Heidelberg Project) (Unaired)
- Detroit (Third Man Records)
- Detroit (Hart Plaza)
- Detroit (Fort Wayne)
For the final Roadblock of the Race, one team member had to rappel face-first 500 feet (150 m) down the Guardian Building. On the way down, they had to look for a series of numbers that they would need to unlock a bank vault along with specific turn-by-turn instructions listed in the basement of the building to retrieve their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Fowling Warehouse, teams had to play a game of fowling that entailed each team member throwing a football towards each other to knock down bowling pins until one member knocked down all ten to receive their next clue.
- At Third Man Records, teams had to properly press five two-tone vinyl records using Race colors. Once all vinyl records were correctly made with a distinct line between colors and properly placed labels, a record worker would hand them their next clue.
- At Heidelberg Project, teams had to search through a field of Race clue boxes scattered throughout the outdoor art installation for one that contained their next clue. This task went unaired in the episode.
- At Hart Plaza, teams had to search amongst a group of musicians to find their next clue atop a drum. Teams then had to assemble a five-piece drum kit that exactly matched an example, which they couldn't touch, while the musicians played The White Stripes single "Seven Nation Army". Once the drum kit was correctly assembled, the lead drummer would give teams their final clue.
|1||"You're in Our Race Now"||April 17, 2019||1.2/6||5.74||0.6||1.95||1.8||7.69|||
|2||"Knock the Newbie Out of Us"||April 24, 2019||1.0/5||4.65||0.6||2.13||1.6||6.78|||
|3||"Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy"||May 1, 2019||0.9/4||4.50||0.6||2.06||1.5||6.57|||
|4||"I Took Out A Polar Bear"||May 8, 2019||0.8/4||4.44||0.6||1.98||1.4||6.41|||
|5||"I'm a Bird, I'm a Plane, I'm on The Amazing Race"||May 22, 2019||0.9/5||4.24||0.4||1.84||1.3||6.08|||
|6||"Who Wants a Rolex?"||May 22, 2019||0.7/4||3.70||0.5||2.15||1.2||5.85|||
|7||"Living Fearlessly"||May 29, 2019||0.8/4||4.74||0.5||1.78||1.3||6.52|||
|8||"You're the Apple in My Eye"||June 5, 2019||0.9/5||4.67||0.4||1.54||1.3||6.21|||
|9||"Let's Split!"||June 12, 2019||0.8/4||4.66||0.5||1.83||1.3||6.49|||
|10||"Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!"||June 19, 2019||0.8/5||4.75||0.5||1.75||1.3||6.49|||
|11||"This One is For One Million Dollars"||June 26, 2019||0.7/4||3.82||0.6||2.21||1.3||6.03|||
- Nicole & Victor were dating when the season was filmed and became engaged on September 8, 2018 after the season was filmed but before it aired. This engagement was shown on episode 33 of Big Brother 20. On the show's website, CBS identified their relationship status as "engaged;" however, on the show, Nicole & Victor identified themselves as boyfriend and girlfriend.
- This Detour options on teams' clues were listed as Haymaking and Cow Dressing; however, the graphics on the show listed the Detour options as Make Hay and Cow Festival.
- This beach was misidentified as Kašjuni Beach on the show by host Phil Keoghan as Leo & Jamal instructed their taxi driver to take them to Caffe Žbirac on Bačvice Beach and Becca instructed her taxi driver to take them to Bačvice Beach.
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