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Logo of the Amazing Race (used in the Australian, Canadian, Chinese, Norwegian, Philippine and Ukrainian series.)

The Amazing Race 2 logo

2nd logo of the Amazing Race (used in the Asian, Brazilian, Israeli, Latin American, American and Vietnamese series.)

The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at "Pit Stops" at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming in last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a significant disadvantage in the following leg. Contestants travel to and within multiple countries in a variety of transportation modes, including airplanes, hot air balloons, helicopters, trucks, bicycles, taxicabs, cars, jeepneys, trains, buses, boats, and by foot. Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member. These challenges are related in some manner to the country wherein they are located or its culture. Teams are progressively eliminated until three are left; at that point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize.

Created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, the original series has aired in the United States since 2001 and has earned thirteen Primetime Emmy Awards, including every award from 2003 to 2012 for "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program", except in 2010 when Top Chef won.  Emmy-award-winning New Zealand television personality, Phil Keoghan, has been the host of the U.S. version of the show since its inception. The show has branched out to include a number of international versions following a similar format.

International VersionsEdit

Country Title Channel
Asia The Amazing Race Asia


Australia The Amazing Race Australia Seven Network
Brazil The Amazing Race: A Corrida Milionária RedeTV!
Canada The Amazing Race Canada CTV
China The Amazing Race: China Rush ICS
France Amazing Race D8
Israel HaMerotz LaMillion Channel 2
Latin America The Amazing Race

Discovery Channel


Norway The Amazing Race Norge TV2
Philippines The Amazing Race Philippines TV5
Ukraine Velyki perehony 1+1
United States The Amazing Race CBS
Vietnam The Amazing Race Vietnam: Cuộc đua kỳ thú 2012 VTV3