|The Amazing Race 10|
|Presented by||Phil Keoghan|
|Winners||Tyler Denk & James Branaman|
|No. of legs||12|
|Distance traveled||40,000 mi (64,000 km)|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original release||September 17 –|
December 10, 2006
|Filming dates||May 27, 2006 – June 24, 2006|
The Amazing Race 10 is the tenth installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 10 features twelve teams of two with a pre-existing relationship in a race around the world.
Professional models Tyler Denk and James Branaman were the winners of this season. A DVD was released on May 1, 2013, courtesy of Amazon's CreateSpace program.
The Amazing Race 10 spanned 40,000 miles (64,000 km) and covered 4 continents and 13 countries, the most countries visited in a season. Among them, six were previously unvisited by the series, including Mongolia, Kuwait, Mauritius, Madagascar, Finland, and Ukraine. None of those countries have been revisited by the series. It was also the first season to (nearly) circumnavigate the globe in a generally westward fashion, crossing the Pacific Ocean in the first leg and crossing the Atlantic on the final leg. Most other seasons transversed the globe in a generally eastward direction.
The Amazing Race 10 saw the show's first double elimination when in one leg, two teams were eliminated: one halfway through the leg, and the other at the end. It also introduced a new race marker, the Intersection, which involved having two teams work together until otherwise instructed. If no other team was available when one team read the Intersection clue, they were required to wait for another team to arrive before proceeding together. The Intersection was also shown in conjunction with a Fast Forward: when the first pair of teams completed the task, both of those teams received the benefit of the award.
Additionally, the penalty for coming in last on a non-elimination leg was changed. Instead of being stripped of money and possessions, the last place team was "Marked for Elimination". This had a consequence for the following leg, where the marked team suffered a 30-minute penalty at the Pit Stop unless they were first to check-in, possibly allowing other teams to overtake them in the final placings for that leg.
During the Vietnam legs, all route markers were colored yellow and white rather than red and yellow (based on the original route markers in Season 1), so as to avoid confusion with the flag of the former independent state of South Vietnam (although the show would later use the regular markers in Vietnam as of Season 22). The second Vietnamese leg was also the first time in the series in which teams received race money in local currency.
Episode 4 was selected by CBS for consideration in the 2007 Emmy Awards, and garnered five total nominations, including one for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. The episode won for Outstanding Reality-Competition, the show's fifth consecutive win in that category, having won since the category was first awarded in 2003.
To date, this is the last Amazing Race season that did not either start or finish in the state of California.
Applications were accepted through January 20, 2006 (one week later than the original deadline). Semi-finalist interviews occurred in late February and early March, followed by finalist interviews in Los Angeles during late March and early April. Filming ran from May 27, 2006 to June 24, 2006.
The cast of The Amazing Race 10 was increased to 12 teams for the first time since season 4. It included best friends, a couple, college cheerleaders, boyfriends, brothers, a team member with a prosthetic leg, recovered drug addicts, beauty pageant queens, and a pair of single mothers.
Lyn & Karlyn were the first all-female team to make the Final 3. This was also the first season where none of the Final 3 had placed last in a non-elimination leg.
Dustin & Kandice along with David & Mary were selected to race in The Amazing Race All-Stars among a cast of returning teams from the first 10 seasons. David & Mary also appeared on The View where they received gifts from the show, including vacations, a Ford Explorer, and a new house. Jamie Hill was later crowned Miss South Carolina USA 2008, and competed in the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas on April 11, 2008.
While Peter & Sarah were portrayed as a newly dating and bickering couple on the race (to the extent that Sarah "broke up" with Peter during their elimination in Kuwait), Sarah Reinertsen revealed that they were friends whose "dating" was non-existent and created to give them an interesting storyline, although she did say that her displeasure over Peter's cold and hectoring behavior on the race was genuine.
Following the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, Terry Cosentino proposed to Tom Rock in December 2013, having led Rock on a small-scale Amazing Race-styled trip through New York with assistance from Keoghan and other friends. The two married on November 12, 2016.
The following teams participated in the Race, each listed along with their placements in each leg, and relationships as identified by the program. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television, owing to the inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:
|Team||Relationship||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks performed6|
|Tyler & James||Models||1st||2nd||2nd||3rd||6th||6th||2nd||2ndƒ+||1st||1st||1st||3rd||1st||Tyler 6, James 6|
|Rob & Kimberly||Dating||5th||6th||3rd||1st||3rd||3rd||3rd||3rdƒ+||4th||3rd||3rd||1st||2nd||Rob 6, Kimberly 6|
|Lyn & Karlyn||Single Moms/Friends||9th||9th||6th||6th||5th||4th||5th||5th~||3rd||4th||2nd<||2nd||3rd||Lyn 6, Karlyn 7|
|Dustin & Kandice||Beauty Queens||4th||5th||4th||7th||2nd||2nd||1st||1st^||2nd||2nd||4th>||4th10||Dustin 6, Kandice 6|
|Erwin & Godwin||Brothers||7th||8th||1st||4th||4th||5th||4th||4th^||5th||5th||Erwin 4, Godwin 5|
|David & Mary||Coalminer and Wife||10th||7th||7th||5th||7th||1stƒ4||6th||6th~8||David 4, Mary 2|
|Peter & Sarah||Recently Dating||3rd||1st||5th||2nd||1st||7th5||Peter 4, Sarah 2|
|Tom & Terry||Boyfriends||8th||4th||8th3||8th||Tom 2, Terry 2|
|Duke & Lauren||Father/Daughter||2nd||3rd||9th||Duke 2, Lauren 1|
|Kellie & Jamie||Cheerleaders||6th||10th2||Kellie 1,2Jamie 1|
|Vipul & Arti||Married||11th||Vipul 1, Arti 0|
|Bilal & Sa'eed||Best Friends||12th1||Bilal 1, Sa'eed 0|
Titles for episodes are often taken from quotes made by the racers. The quotes are sometimes slightly changed for humorous effect.
Unless otherwise noted, prizes were awarded to the first team to check in for each leg.
|Destinations||Air travel Rail travel Water travel Bus travel|
|Route Markers||Detour Roadblock Fast Forward Yield Intersection Pit Stop|
Airdate: September 17, 2006
The first Roadblock of the Race required one team member to eat eyeballs from a fish head soup, a Chinese delicacy, for their next clue.
The first Detour of the Race was a choice between Labor or Leisure. In Labor, teams had to travel one mile (1.6 km) by pedicab to Run De Li Market, where they needed to use traditional Chinese bricks and methods to pave a 45-square-foot (4 m2) section of sidewalk in a specific pattern. Once the pattern was successfully matched, they could receive their next clue. In Leisure, teams had to take a pedicab to Beihai Park to participate in a Chinese relaxation method known as Taiji Bailong, in which they need to successfully balance a ball on a paddle for the next clue.
Airdate: September 24, 2006
For this Detour, teams faced a choice of Take It Down or Fill It Up. In Take It Down, teams chose a nomadic shelter called a ger, took the canvas and roof down, packaged it for transport, and loaded it onto a camel before receiving their next clue. In Fill It Up, teams had to take a cart pulled by a hynik, an indigenous ox, 500 yards (460 m) to a river to fill four water containers, then bring them back to fill a barrel. Once the water reached a designated line, a nomad would give teams their next clue.
In this Roadblock, one team member had to string a traditional Mongolian bow and shoot a flaming arrow at a target 160 feet (49 m) away. After hitting the target, teams could run uphill to the Pit Stop at a pavilion.
Airdate: October 1, 2006
For this Roadblock, one team member had to choose a Vietnamese bicycle with a basket of flowers and sell enough to make at least 80,000₫, approximately US$5, to receive their next clue from the florist.
The Detour was a choice between Fuel and Fowl. In Fuel, teams had to travel to the home of Nguyĕn Văn Thuý and make 30 round coal bricks, a traditional Vietnamese fuel source, by putting wet coal in a traditional press. When they properly assembled all 30 bricks, a coal maker would give them their next clue. In Fowl, teams traveled to Nhà Thò, where they had to use traditional local materials to build an intricate Vietnamese birdcage. When the birdcage was properly constructed, they would receive their next clue.
Airdate: October 8, 2006
The Roadblock required one team member to use a mechanical ascender to climb 90 feet (27 m) up the sheer face of the cliff at Hòn Yên Ngựa, retrieve their clue, and then rappel down to finish the task.
The Detour was a choice between Over or Under. For both Detour options, teams were taken to the water by a junk then given a sampan to row to their task. In Over, teams had to row to a provisions ship, load supplies onto the sampan, then row to a floating village to deliver goods to the specific addresses on their invoice. When finished, teams rowed back to the provisions ship and present the finished invoice to the captain, who would give them their next clue. In Under, teams had to take a marked buoy and row the sampan to a pearl farm, where they chose a line of buoys and haul 30 baskets out of the sea and into their boats. They had to deliver the baskets to a pearl farmer to receive their next clue.
Airdate: October 15, 2006
The Detour was a choice between Wild Things or Wild Rice. In Wild Things, teams had to make their way nine miles (14 km) to Madras Crocodile Bank, locate pit 16, and help the workers wrangle and transport a marsh crocodile to a new pit to receive the next clue. In Wild Rice, teams made their way 200 yards (180 m) to Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple, where they chose an outline of a traditional floral design shown on the temple floor. Using a picture for reference, they had to use colored powder made from rice to color-in the outline so that it matched the picture. Once they were complete, they would receive their next clue.
For the Roadblock, one team member had to attend a driver's education class, then navigate the congested streets for a driving test while driving on the left-hand side of the road. When they passed the driving test and obtained an Indian driver's license, they received their next clue, which would direct teams to drive the instructor's car to the Pit Stop at Chettinad House.
Airdate: October 22, 2006
The Fast Forward required one team to wear protective gear and use a flame retardant shield to approach a simulated oil fire at the oil well on 6th Ring Road, with temperatures of over 1,000 °F (538 °C), to retrieve the Fast Forward clue from a clue box.
Teams that did not attempt the Fast Forward had to complete the Roadblock, where one team member had to climb a ladder to the top of one of the towers, 610 feet (190 m) above the ground, to receive a satchel filled with puzzle pieces. They then had to go to the ground and assemble the puzzle that, when completed, would list their next destination, Al-Gharabally Street, in Arabic (الغربللي سوق شارع).
The Detour of this leg was a choice between Manual or Automatic. In Manual, teams drove to Souk Sulaibiya and had to fill ten 110-pound (50 kg) bags of camel feed to a marked line. When all ten bags were filled, they had to transport them 100 yards (91 m) to a pallet and properly stack them to receive their next clue. In Automatic, teams went to the Kuwait Camel Racing Club, where they used a walkie-talkie to operate a voice activated robotic jockey attached to a camel. When the camel ran a 140-yard (130 m) course, a wrangler would give them their next clue.
Airdate: October 29, 2006
There was a Roadblock in this leg; however, it was not aired. The clue is clearly visible with Dustin & Kandice in one of the stills for the episode on the show's website.
The Detour was a choice between Salt or Sea. In Salt, teams had to search through three giant piles of salt for a salt shaker containing their next clue. In Sea, teams had to choose a boat pilot, then travel 2.5 miles (4 km) by motorboat to Île aux Benitiers. There, they had to search the island using a treasure map to find the boat's sail that they had to carry back to the boat, attaching it to the boat, and sail back to the starting point to receive their next clue.
Airdate: November 5, 2006
In this Fast Forward, one pair of newly joined teams had to visit Analakely Market to eat one full serving of beef lips, a French-inspired local delicacy. When they cleaned their plates, the two teams would win the Fast Forward award.
Teams that chose not to attempt the Fast Forward had to complete the Detour, a choice between Long Sleep or Short Letter. In Long Sleep, teams traveled by van 2.2 miles (3.5 km) to an open market, where they had to wrap eight mattresses with a cover and deliver them on foot approximately one mile (1.6 km) through the streets of Antananarivo to a specific address. When they delivered all eight, the homeowner would give teams their next clue. In Short Letter, teams traveled by van 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to a paper-working station where they had to work together to successfully make 28 pieces of handcrafted paper. When the artisan signaled that teams had correctly made their paper, they would receive their next clue. Once teams completed the Detour, they were no longer intersected.
The Roadblock required one team member to go up a steep staircase and find four different rubber stamp vendors with matching stamps to their clue: a boat, a train, an airplane, and a car. When they had collected all four stamps, they could then proceed to the Pit Stop at Cathedral Andohalo, where their teammates were waiting.
Airdates: November 12 and 19, 2006
The first Detour of the leg, methods by which Finnish athletes to keep themselves in shape during the warmer months, was a choice Swamp This or Swamp That. In Swamp This, teams have to trudge through a bog on cross country skis, completing a one-mile (1.6 km) course. In Swamp That, teams had to complete an obstacle course through a bog, requiring them to crawl, climb, and carry each other. At the end of both detours, they could grab their next clue from a clue box.
The first Roadblock of the leg required one team member to ride a bike down a steep hill and search the Lohja mine for a marked dig site, where team members could retrieve a piece of limestone before returning to the starting point. They would then use the provided tools to break the limestone open to retrieve their next clue from inside.
In the second Roadblock of the leg, one team member had to command a Soviet T-64 Tank through a 1.5-mile (2,400 m) oval-shaped training course used for simulated military exercises. When they successfully completed the course, the officer would hand them their next clue.
The musical-themed Detour was a choice of Make the Music or Find the Music. For both Detour options, teams had to dress up in appropriate attire. In Make the Music, teams traveled three miles (4.8 km) to Dance & Groove, a hip hop dance club part of Kiev's underground rap movement, and had to perform a rap song incorporating the names of all of the nations visited so far on the Race. When the judge approved teams' performances, they were given the next clue. In Find the Music, teams had to travel 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the Ukrainian National Music Academy. There, they had to search through thousands of pieces of sheet music for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Concert Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra. When they had the correct music, they needed to search 120 practice rooms for one of six pianists to perform the piece for them. When the pianist completed the piece, teams would receive their next clue.
Airdate: November 26, 2006
In this Roadblock, one team member had to dress like an ancient gladiator and ride a chariot. While racing, they had to pull down two colored flags matching the livery of their horse. Once they possessed both flags, the charioteer would give them their next clue.
The Detour was a choice between Throw It or Grind It. In Throw It, teams traveled four miles (6.4 km) to a marked pottery shop in Guedara, where they had to throw two clay pots on a potter's wheel to the specification of the artisan to receive their next clue. In Grind It, teams traveled four miles (6.4 km) towards Ouarzazate to North Africa Horse, where they had to use a crushing mill to grind 77 pounds (35 kg) of olives and pack them into pressing sleeves. When they had properly crushed and packed the olives, the olive miller would give them their next clue. For both Detour options, each task only had three workstations.
Airdate: December 3, 2006
The Roadblock required one team member to find a stall and take one pound (0.45 kg) of camel meat to a stall called Cafe 11. There, they ground and skewered the meat and had to eat the dish that a chef prepared for them from a traditional Moroccan recipe to receive the next clue.
The Detour was a choice between Lug It or Lob It. In Lug It, teams had to walk a distance from Las Ramblas to Maremagnum bridge and get into giant costumes known as gigantes y cabezudos. In these giant costumes, they then had to walk over a mile to find a female giant in Plaça de Sant Felip Neri to receive their next clue. In Lob It, teams had to travel to Colònia Güell and take part in a tomato festival. While locals threw tomatoes at them as done in the festival, teams had to search a giant pile of tomatoes for the one with a clue inside.
Airdate: December 10, 2006
In the final Roadblock of the Race, one team member had to perform a 13,000-foot (4,000 m) tandem skydive, with a skydive instructor, over Normandy. The other team member would remain in the plane, was treated to a surprise nosedive. The skydiver would land on Omaha Beach, and was taken to Bayeux train station in a military jeep, where they were reunited with their partner who arrived by taxi.
The final Detour of the Race were a choice between Art or Fashion. In Art, teams had to go to an art studio, where they would pick up a painting and carry it through the streets to a painter who was waiting to complete it. Once the painting was finished, they would receive their next clue. In Fashion, teams had to travel by foot to Anatomy Fashion Studio, where they had to make a jacket, using the tools and materials provided, and put it on a mannequin for display. When the designer approved their work, she would give them their next clue.
|1||"Real Fast! Quack, Quack!"||2.14||#6|
|2||"Can Horses Smell Fear?"||2.11||#8|
|3||"Oh, Wow! It's Like One of Those Things You See on TV!"||1.89||#10|
|4||"I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing"||1.55||#12|
|5||"I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!"||2.17||#8|
|6||"Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me And Want Me to Be in One of His Movies"||2.23||#8|
|7||"I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle"||1.94||#6|
|8||"He Can't Swim But He Can Eat Cow Lips!"||2.04||#8|
|9||"Being Polite Sucks Sometimes"||2.11||#6|
|10||"Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive"||1.89||#12|
|11||"We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches"||2.13||#8|
|12||"Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!"||2.07||#6|
|13||"Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!"||2.02||#4|