The Best Episodes of The Amazing Race
This reality television game show pits 11 teams against each other in a worldwide, 30 to 40-day journey through diverse cities and countries spanning the globe. The first team to reach the final destination will be rewarded with $1 million.
#1 - You've Just Made Me a Millionaire
Season 5 - Episode 12
The teams set off from the Coconut Palace in Manila, Philippines, knowing that one team will be eliminated. Intense battles and struggles ensue as the teams make their way to El Nido on two charter flights, then struggle with a challenge that involves finding an island with the flag of the Philippines. The mistake of one team costs them dearly, but in the end, a Roadblock that involves rapelling up a high cliff proves the undoing of another. The remaining teams head into the final leg, which finds them all on a flight to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. There, they all struggle to hike up a long hill and then receive a clue telling them to head to Olympic Park. There, they face a detour: Slide or Ride, in which they must either complete a luge course in 34 seconds, or complete a challenging biking course in three minutes. One team attempts and fails the bike course, but all teams eventually end up completing the luge. The teams then make their way to the final destination of Dallas, Texas, wh
#2 - Beacon of Hope (1)
Season 22 - Episode 11
After the final four teams go bog snorkeling in Belfast, Ireland, one team's race comes to an end; the three remaining teams scour historic landmarks in Washington, D.C.; the winning team is determined. Part one of two.
#3 - Do You Believe in Magic?
Season 24 - Episode 12
The teams race through Las Vegas, where they face a final challenge designed by magician David Copperfield.
#4 - Taste Your Salami
Season 20 - Episode 4
The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Escalinata de Antequera in Asuncion, Paraguay. An unexpected beheading occurs as teams polish off a dirty task, and a random act of kindness leaves one team in tears.
#5 - All or Nothing
Season 25 - Episode 12
The final teams race to the finish line in Los Angeles.
#6 - Beards In the Wind
Season 23 - Episode 4
Racers take a plunge into the Arctic in Svolvaer, Norway; Marie and Tim have a tough decision to make.
#7 - Amazing "Crazy" Race (1)
Season 23 - Episode 11
The final teams take part in a human bowling competition in Tokyo; one team wins $1 million.
#8 - Part Like the Red Sea
Season 23 - Episode 9
The final five teams make mistakes while under pressure in Bandung, Indonesia; a relationship suffers.
#9 - The Final Push
Season 12 - Episode 11
Ronald Hsu & Christina Hsu, TK Erwin & Rachel Rosales and Nicolas Fulks & Donald Jerousek are the three teams racing for the top prize of one million dollars. TK and Rachel have issues with a Detour, while Donald comes down Nicolas after he makes a mistake. Meanwhile, Ronald watches as Christina hangs on for her life in a challenging task.
#10 - Working Our Barrels Off
Season 22 - Episode 10
With a chance to compete in the finale on the line, the final five teams race through Scotland, where they encounter a double U-turn that puts two teams in jeopardy of elimination.
#11 - Donkeylicious
Season 24 - Episode 8
Six teams encounter a double U-turn; one team considers a major decision.
#12 - Accidental Alliance
Season 24 - Episode 9
Tension rises as the finish line gets closer; three teams form an alliance.
#13 - We Got a Chance, Baby!
Season 27 - Episode 12
The final 3 teams race to Long Island, New York where, after five continents, 10 countries, and more than 34,000 miles, one will be crowned winners and awarded the $1 million prize.
#14 - The Gladiators Are Here!
Season 24 - Episode 7
The racers square off with Roman gladiators in a medieval detour; three teams make a deal in hope of avoiding elimination.
#15 - Your Tan Is Totally Cool
Season 22 - Episode 5
As the contestants face a double U-turn in Hanoi, Vietnam, one team receives crushing news.
#16 - The Ultimate Fun House
Season 22 - Episode 9
The final five teams plunge 37 stories through the sky and tackle a psychedelic labyrinth in Berlin, Germany.
#17 - Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs!
Season 15 - Episode 5
The seven remaining teams depart the Souk Madinat Jumeirah pitstop, staying in Dubai. The Roadblock involving retrieving a watch to use to unlock a briefcase and Detours of weighing a half-millon dollars in gold or assembling a dozen hookahs are made even worse by stifling 130° heat. But Mika faces the ultimate test of courage when a six-story waterslide clashes with her dual fears of water and heights.
#18 - I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily
Season 16 - Episode 10
After noodling their way through their first Roadblock, Teams are forced to complete a second Roadblock, and the fate of two Teams lies in the hands of confused cabbies
#19 - Cobra In My Teeth
Season 23 - Episode 10
The final four teams eat snake in Indonesia; a challenging road block pushes racers to the boiling point.
#20 - Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm In a Race.
Season 17 - Episode 12
The final three teams soar to new heights over Southern California, competing in the final leg for a shot at the million-dollar prize and, for two teams, the chance to become the first ever all-female team to win the series.
#21 - Choir Boy At Heart
Season 23 - Episode 6
A team is faced with temptation; the racers sing with the Vienna Boys' Choir; an intense dispute occurs.
#22 - Hooping It Up
Season 25 - Episode 11
The race continues in the Philippines where two strong teams make a mistake that could cost them a chance to win the $1 million. At the pit stop, Phil greets the racers with some shocking news.
#23 - I Didn't Make Her Cry
Season 20 - Episode 7
The six remaining teams set off from Baku, Azerbaijan on the seventh leg of the race. The disagreement that has been building up all season culminates in this episode.
#24 - Down and Dirty
Season 24 - Episode 6
The teams are in Sri Lanka, where an exhausting Roadblock drains the racers of all their strength. Also, an epic race through the countryside ends with a footrace to the Pit Stop.
#25 - They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language
Season 16 - Episode 11
The Final 4 teams struggle with the language barrier in Shanghai while sorting through hundreds of golden Buddhas and thousands of Chinese stamps in their pursuit for a spot in the Final 3.