The Amazing Race

At the Pit Stop, Margie & Luke are the first to depart. After ripping open their clue, they learn that they will be flying to Munich, Germany. Upon landing they must drive to the village of Ruhpolding. On the way to the airport, most teams take the opportunity to borrow the cab driver’s cell phone to make reservations ahead of time. Margie & Luke, who didn’t call ahead, get lucky and make the Swiss Air flight with the others. But stuntmen Mark & Michael aren’t so lucky–they have to settle for taking the later flight with Christie & Jodi.

Siblings Tammy & Victor arrive in Ruhpolding first and find the Roadblock: one member of the team chooses an instructor and paraglides off the mountain to the ground 6000 feet blow. The other teammate rides a gondola back down the mountain to wait for their partner. If the high winds make it unsafe to paraglide, teams have the option to chose a 60-minute hike down the mountain. The winds aren’t subsiding, so everyone except Mel makes the choice to hike down the mountain. Mel insists on waiting. Due to a groin injury he incurred during the cheese challenge, he doesn’t think he can make it down the mountain on foot. As it turns out, the wind dies down and Mel paraglides down the mountain, having the time of his life.

Meanwhile, Linda takes a wrong turn while hiking down the mountain and gets lost. A helpful woman gives her a lift back to the cable cars, where she tries again and finally makes it back to her patiently-waiting husband Steve.

Teams drive 25 miles to Schonau Am Konigseeking, where they receive clues for the Detour: they can either ride a Segway along a 2-mile obstacle course, or throw traditional Austrian pies at a target, which turns out to be their partner’s face. Tammy & Victor finish the Detour first and receive the next clue: teams must make their way on foot to the Holzsäger, where they have to find mechanical Tyrolean woodcutters and retrieve a small piece of cut wood. Once the teams have their piece of wood, it is stamped with their next clue: the destination of the next Pit Stop, Schloss Hellbrunn in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

Tammy & Victor easily arrive first at the Pit Stop, making them team number one. Meanwhile, flight attendants Christie & Jodi are confused about how to find their piece of wood, and sisters Kisha & Jenn are still experiencing navigational problems.

In the end, Christie & Jodi once again manage to avoid last place, and Steve & Linda, married couple from Martinsville, Va, are the second team to be eliminated from The Amazing Race 14.

 

 

 

 

The 14th season of The Amazing Race get off to an exciting start as U.S. Marine helicopters transport eleven teams of two to the starting line in Los Alamitos, California. This season’s teams include:

Amanda & Kris (dating)

Brad & Victoria (married)

Cara & Jaime (friends/former NFL cheerleaders)

Christie & Jodi (friends/flight attendants)

Jennifer & Preston (dating)

Lakisha & Jennifer (sisters)

Linda & Steve (married)

Margie & Luke (mother/son)

Mark & Michael (brothers/stuntmen)

Mel & Mike (father/son)

Tammy & Victor (siblings/lawyers)

The race begins as each team reveals the first clue: travel by one of two flights to Locarno, Switzerland. The first flight departs at 3:35pm and lands in Zurich, while the second flight departs at 4:00pm and lands in Milan. On the first flight, we have Tammy & Victor, Christie & Jodi, Jaime & Cara, Mark & Michael, Brad & Victoria, and Margie & Luke. On the second flight we have Mel & Mike, Preston & Jennifer, Amanda & Kris, Kisha & Jen, and Steve & Linda.

Once in Locarno, the teams catch up to each other at the Church of Antonio, where they must sign a register for one of three different departure times for the following morning. All teams set up camp for the night.

The next morning, teams receive a postcard with a picture of their next destination: Verzasca Dam. The first to arrive at the dam are Mark & Michael and Tammy & Victor, and the two teams receive the first Roadblock. One person from each team has to perform a 70-story bungee jump, the second highest in the world. After each teams completes the jump, they get the next clue: teams must make their way to Interlaken and find Kleine Rugen Wiese.

The teams arrive in Kleine Rugen Wiese, where they each must choose an antique cheese rack and climb to the top of a very steep hill. Once at the top, they have to transport 200 pounds of cheese back down the hill. The grass is slippery with mud and animal droppings, making it a very grueling task, not to mention entertainment for the locals. The teams give up on the flimsy cheese racks and begin carrying or rolling the 50 pound cheese wheels down the hill.

Tammy & Victor and Margie & Luke finish the cheese challenge first and receive the next clue: the teams must now travel to to the town of Stechelberg. Here, they must find the last postal bus stop and listen for yodelers, which will lead them to Phil and the first Pit Stop of the race.

Margie & Luke (who is totally deaf) make it to the mat first, and Phil informs them by using sign language that they are team number one. Tammy & Victoria and Mark & Michael are close behind. Next arriving at the mat are Mel & Mike, Brad & Victoria, Jaime & Cara, Kisha & Jen, and Steve & Linda. Now it’s a foot race between flight attendants Christie & Jodi and Jennifer & Preston, and the two women make it to the mat to secure the 10th place finish. This means that Jennifer & Preston, the dating couple from Columbia, SC, are the first team to be eliminated from The Amazing Race 14.

Sunday, February 22 7 p.m.

Teams battle in a race around the world for a $1 million dollar prize.

Sunday, February 15 8 p.m.

The fourteenth installment of THE AMAZING RACE sees 11 new teams setting out on a grueling race course spanning 40, 000 miles and nine countries in just 22 days. And for the first time in RACE history, teams will travel to bone-chilling Siberia and endure challenges in Romania.

Sunday, December 7 at 8 p.m. on CTV

In the 13th season finale, the remaining teams travel from Moscow to Portland, Oregon, on the last leg of the race, with the winning duo receiving a cheque for $1 million.

Sunday, November 23
8 p.m.

The remaining teams continue to compete in a race around the world for the $1 million prize.

Sunday, November 16
8pm

Tension mounts as the race around the world continues, with each team vying for the $1 million prize.

Sunday, November 9
8pm

The competition heats up as the race around the world continues with a $1 million prize at stake.

Sunday, November 2
8pm

The race around the world continues, as the teams compete for the $1 million prize.

Fly the World: CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE and Air Canada Team Up On “The Air Canada Amazing World Experience” Contest

– Grand prize includes a trip to four destinations around the world, flying in Air Canada’s Executive First Suite –

Toronto, ON (October 29, 2008) – As teams on THE AMAZING RACE continue their race around the world, viewers will have a chance to take their own trip of a lifetime as CTV and Air Canada launch an exciting new contest, “The Air Canada Amazing World Experience.” Created by CTV with Air Canada and Montreal ad agency, Marketel, this unique contest gives fans and avid travelers the opportunity to win a trip to one of four destinations around the world – in Asia, Europe, South America, or Australia – or have a chance at the Grand Prize: to fly to all four continents in style, in Air Canada’s Executive First Suite. THE AMAZING RACE airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

CTV viewers can log on to CTV.ca to enter the random draw for a shot at winning one of four overseas trips and the Grand Prize. The contest runs until November 23rd.

“THE AMAZING RACE has inspired viewers nationwide to want to travel and see the world,” said Mary Kreuk, Vice-President, Marketing, CTV Inc. “CTV and Air Canada’s exclusive contest will now give Canadians a chance to actually experience a trip of a lifetime, and experience it in style.”

“As Canada’s national airline we fly millions of Canadians to exotic and interesting places around the world, and our new Executive First Suite is an industry leader,” said Charles McKee, Air Canada’s Vice-President, Marketing. “We’re delighted to partner with CTV, Canada’s most watched TV network, in this amazing contest.”

The four prizes include a trip for two, including flights and accommodations, to a destination in Asia, Europe, South America or Australia. Entrants will also have the opportunity to win the Grand Prize, a trip for two to all four destinations. The lucky winners will travel in Air Canada’s Executive First Suite, a refined, personal space with lie-flat beds and hours of on demand entertainment at their fingertips. Winners will be able to fly to whichever city they choose from a list of cities available at the time of departure from the four prize locations. Aeroplan members can also win one of five prizes of 100,000 bonus Aeroplan® miles.

CTV is promoting “The Air Canada Amazing World Experience” contest with 30-second, 10-second and five-second on-air promos, encouraging viewers to enter the draw. The promo will also be airing on Metrovision screens in Montreal. Online banners, including a button on the CTV.ca homepage, will appear on CTV.ca, travelandescape.ca and discoverychannel.ca, as well as on Air Canada’s website at www.aircanada.com.

In the next episode of THE AMAZING RACE, “Please Hold While I Singe My Skull” (Sunday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET), one racer thinks his team mates flirting is causing them to lose their focus during a roadblock, while another team battles Mother Nature’s windstorm during a detour.