The Amazing Race returns to CTV on September 25

Covering four continents and 20 cities, Canada’s most-watched competition series last fall, THE AMAZING RACE, is back with eleven teams embarking on the adventure of a lifetime!

An impressive Top 4 show last fall with total viewers and all key demos, THE AMAZING RACE averaged 2.74 million viewers, up 2 per cent from the previous year.

THE AMAZING RACE premieres Sunday, September 25th at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

New episodes of THE AMAZING RACE are also available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

This season, the multi-Emmy Award-winning series sends 11 new teams on a race around the globe, making first-time visits to exotic locations such as Indonesia, Malawi, Belgium and Denmark. Along the way, teams will travel through four continents and 20 cities and cover nearly 64,000 km.

Teams will be tested early and often and met with a new penalty called the “Hazard,” which will impact one team’s future on the race right from the starting line. The global journey sets off from the foothills of Southern California where the teams’ problem solving abilities will be put to the test as they search for clues to their first destination, Taipei, Taiwan. Teams fortunate enough to survive the first leg will find themselves amidst an 8th Century Buddhist temple in Indonesia, riding elephants through the rain forests of Thailand, and racing for their lives when they discover they’re facing the series first ever Double Elimination.

This season’s cast includes a pair of Olympic snowboarders, twin sisters, an ex-NFL tight end, flight attendants, the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone, two winners of SURVIVOR, Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca, and many more.

This fall marks the 10 year anniversary of THE AMAZING RACE, which originally premiered on Sept 5, 2001 on CTV. 

 

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

 

Ernie Halvorsen

Age: 29

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Current occupation: Project manager

 

Cindy Chiang

Age: 30

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Current occupation: Brand manager

 

Connection to Teammate: Engaged

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Justin Young

Age: 31

Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA

Current occupation: Doctor 

 

Jennifer Young

Age: 26

Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA

Current occupation: Special education teacher

 

Connection to Teammate: Siblings

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Liz Canavan

Age: 24

Hometown: Deerfield, IL

Current occupation: Marketing Assistant

 

Marie Canavan

Age: 24

Hometown: Deerfield, IL

Current occupation: Soul searching

 

Connection to Teammate: Twins

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Ron Zeitz

Age: 44

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA

Current occupation: Flight attendant

 

Bill Smith

Age: 49

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA

Current occupation: Flight attendant

 

 Connection to Teammate: Domestic Partners

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Ethan Zohn

Age: 37

Hometown: New York, NY

Current occupation: Change maker

 

Jenna Morasca

Age: 30

Hometown: New York, NY

Current occupation: TV host/student

 

Connection to Teammate: Dating

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Bill Alden

Age: 63

Hometown: Albany, OR

Current occupation: Farmer/rancher 

 

Cathi Alden

Age: 62

Hometown: Albany, OR

Current occupation: College instructor/retired High

School principal 

 

Connection to Teammate: Married for 40 Years/Grandparents

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Andy Finch

Age: 30

Hometown: Truckee, CA

Current occupation: Professional snowboarder

 

Tommy Czeschin

Age: 32

Hometown: Crowley Lake, CA

Current occupation: Professional snowboarder

 

Connection to Teammate: Friends/Former Olympic Snowboarders

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Amani Pollard

Age: 36

Hometown: Pine Mountain, GA

Current occupation: Business owner

 

Marcus Pollard

Age: 39

Hometown: Pine Mountain, GA

Current occupation: Retired NFL player/football coach

 

Connection to Teammate: Married

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Kaylani Paliotta

Age: 33

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Current occupation: Cocktail waitress

 

Lisa Tilley

Age: 32

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Current occupation: Cocktail waitress

 

Connection to Teammate: Friends/Former Vegas Showgirls

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Laurence Sunderland

Age: 48

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

Current occupation: Yacht manager

 

Zac Sunderland

Age: 19

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

Current occupation: Record setting boat captain

(Zac was the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone)

 

Connection to Teammate: Father/Son Adventurers

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Jeremy Cline

Age: 35

Hometown: Alamo, CA

Current occupation: Commercial real estate broker

 

Sandy Draghi

Age: 33

Hometown: Dublin, CA

Current occupation: Nurse practitioner

 

Connection to Teammate: Dating

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