The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race

This season, which marks the 22nd race around the world for the series, will introduce a new twist to the game in which the first Team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two "Express Passes" - one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another Team by the end of the fourth leg of the Race. Teams will travel more than 30,000 miles, over five continents and through nine countries as they skydive from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participate in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunt for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana and scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. This season's diverse cast includes twin brothers who are both OB/GYNs, father/son cancer survivors, Southern firefighters, roller derby moms and female country singers.
This season, which marks the 22nd race around the world for the series, will introduce a new twist to the game in which the first Team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two "Express Passes" - one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another Team by the end of the fourth leg of the Race. Teams will travel more than 30,000 miles, over five continents and through nine countries as they skydive from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participate in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunt for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana and scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. This season's diverse cast includes twin brothers who are both OB/GYNs, father/son cancer survivors, Southern firefighters, roller derby moms and female country singers.

Season 22 (11 episodes)

  • 1. Business in the Front, Party in the Back

    Original air date: 02/17/2013 Runtime: 43:53 min.

    Original air date: 02/17/2013 Runtime: 43:53 min. Teams arrive in paradise where they find themselves skydiving from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, and in an AMAZING RACE first, three teams throw in the towel during the first sweltering Roadblock of the season.

  • 2. Loose Lips Sink Ships

    Original air date: 02/24/2013 Runtime: 43:23 min.

    Original air date: 02/24/2013 Runtime: 43:23 min. One Team experiences extreme panic when faced with the seas of Bora Bora and another Team injures themselves sprinting to the mat, causing concern for their future in the Race.

  • 3. Like James Bond Again

    Original air date: 03/03/2013 Runtime: 43:23 min.

    Original air date: 03/03/2013 Runtime: 43:23 min. One Team's Race remains in jeopardy as they battle through a debilitating injury, while Racers get down and dirty in New Zealand's Shemozzle Race.

  • 4. I Love Monkeys!

    Original air date: 03/10/2013 Runtime: 43:25 min.

    Original air date: 03/10/2013 Runtime: 43:25 min. The stress of the Race brings one Racer to tears and another Team makes history while trying to avoid elimination.

  • 5. Your Tan is Totally Cool

    Original air date: 03/17/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 03/17/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min. The game gets personal as Teams face a Double U-Turn in Hanoi, Vietnam, and one Team faces crushing news.

  • 6. Scorpion King Hunter

    Original air date: 03/24/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 03/24/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min. Racers take on the daunting challenge of hunting for scorpions in Africa and Chuck and Wynona confront Team YouTube for using the U-Turn against them.

  • 7. Be Safe and Don't Hit a Cow

    Original air date: 03/31/2013 Runtime: 43:26 min.

    Original air date: 03/31/2013 Runtime: 43:26 min. Teams are caught in an African speed trap jeopardizing their future on the Race, and for the first time, Racers put their skills to the test when asked to waterski with crocodiles.

  • 8. My Cheese is Out of Control

    Original air date: 04/14/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 04/14/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min. Teams race through Switzerland where they grapple with giant wheels of cheese in a return to a classic Race challenge "Switchback," and Racers are on the edge when they dangle thousands of feet in the air traversing the north face of Eiger mountain.

  • 9. The Ultimate Fun House

    Original air date: 04/21/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 04/21/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min. The final five teams are in Germany, where they plunge 37 stories through the Berlin sky and take a twisted journey through a psychedelic labyrinth.

  • 10. Working Our Barrels Off

    Original air date: 04/28/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 04/28/2013 Runtime: 43:24 min. 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. Beacon of Hope

    Original air date: 05/05/2013 Runtime: 86:45 min.

    Original air date: 05/05/2013 Runtime: 86:45 min. The four remaining teams start with bog snorkeling in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where one team faces this season's final elimination. The final three Teams then sprint to the finish line in Washington, D.C. in a Race through our nation's capital for $1 million during the two-hour season finale.