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"25 Days, 50 Cities, And More Than 600 Consecutive Hours Together as a Family"
LinzFamilyWinners
Version United States
Season Season 8
Episode Number 11/11 (096)
First Broadcast December 13, 2005
Viewership (in millions) 11.51[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.7/12
Episode Chronology
Previous "The Family Christmas Card"
Next "Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!"
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25 Days, 50 Cities, And More Than 600 Consecutive Hours Together as a Family is the season finale of The Amazing Race Family Edition.

Synopsis

The tensions mount and every second counts as teams race make a a mad dash towards the finish line and the $1 million prize during the two-hour season finale.

When one team can't find the entrance to the building that holds their next clue, they desperately try to run their vehicle through a locked door. Meanwhile, one family member struggles to complete a high flying Road Block while enduring constant ribbing from the sidelines. Every decision and every stroke of luck could make the difference between $1 million and second place as one family will be crowned the winner of THE AMAZING RACE 8.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Lake Powell are as follows:

  1. Bransen Family (3:04 am)
  2. Linz Family (3:08 am)
  3. Weaver Family (4:02 am)

Teams must fly to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Square-Victoria Metro Station and find Underground City. Teams must search for the tunnel that leads to the Centre CDP Capital Passageway, where they will find their next clue.

Choice A: Slide It
Teams must travel to the McGill Arena on Macdonald Campus to participate a sport of curling. Each team member must glide a granite stone 120 feet down the ice and to the house target. Once team member gets a stone into the house or touches a house with a total of 4 targets, they would receive their next clue.

The Linz and Weaver Families chose this task.

Choice B: Roll It
Teams must travel to Morgan Arboretum and had to use lumberjack tools to roll four wooden logs along within 100 feet course and in order to receive their next clue from the lumberjack.

Only the Bransen Family chose this task.

Teams must make their way to the Expo 67 and find the American pavilion where they will find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Trapezium and find La Porte J to search for their next clue.

The two team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to learn and perform a flying trapeze move known as the "Catch". If they could successfully pull off the move, teams would get their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel to Olympic Park where they have to ride on a golf cart from the park to the Olympic Stadium and enter it through the one door large enough for them to drive through to the stadium to find their next clue.

Teams must search through the 56,000 seats of the stadium to find one of three departure times for the next morning on a charter flight. Once teams took a departure time, they could not exchange it for another one. They will find their next clues on marked vehicles when they land.

Teams must drive themselves to the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, and travel to the deck to look for a flagged location, Polson Pier, that is their next destination.

Choice A: Ship
Teams would have to hop into a small sailboat and had to sail across the bay to Toronto Harbour, where they would find the Kajama boat. One team member would have to climb 100 feet to the top of the ship's mast to retrieve a nautical flag, which they could exchange for their next clue.

The Linz and Weaver Families chose this task.

Choice B: Shoe
Teams would travel to the Bata Shoe Museum and choose a pair of shoes. They had to search among 100 barefoot women walking around the museum for the one who would fit in the pair of shoes. Once teams had found a match, they would get their next clue.

Only the Bransen Family chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Queenston and find the boat ramp for Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours. Teams must take the jet boat into a gorge to find a buoy with their next clue.

Teams must have the captain of their jet boat cross the border to Lewiston, New York. Once in Lewiston, teams have to find Joseph Davis State Environmental Park and find their final clue.

The two team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would use 71 giant jigsaw puzzle pieces and would complete a map of Central and North America. Once the puzzle was completed, teams are allowed to go to the nearby Finish Line.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

After the race ended, CBS hosted "The Final Amazing Challenge" on the official website, where the second and third place teams competed for a GMC Yukon XL SUV. By using the map completed in the final Roadblock, the Weaver and Bransen Families would run out to one of twelve clue boxes at a time, picking up cutouts representing tasks they performed on the Race. They then had to place the cutout on the map and then go back to get another cutout. The first team to have all twelve cutouts in the right locations on the map won.

The Bransen Family won The Amazing Final Challenge.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield



LinzFamily
 1st place 
Linz Family
Siblings
BransenFamily
 2nd place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
WeaverFamily
 3rd place 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids

Trivia

Reception

  • Andrea Sellers at Reality TV World (12/14/2005): "The Linz Family wins CBS' The Amazing Race: Family Edition"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (12/14/2005): "Linzes win The Amazing Race 8, which is finally, mercifully over"
  • Diego Vasquez at Media Life Magazine (12/14/2005): "Sinker finale for CBS's Amazing Race"
  • TV Guide Online (12/14/2005): "The Amazing Race: Family Edition Recap Finale"

References

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