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Black Family
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Team Profile
Birth Dates: (1962-10-15) October 15, 1962 (age 56) (Reggie)
(1965-06-15) June 15, 1965 (age 53) (Kimberly)
Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia
Relation: Dad, Mom and Kids
Occupation: High school teacher (Reggie)
5th grade teacher (Kimberly)
Elementary school graduate (Kenneth)
4th grade student (Austin)

The Amazing Race: Family Edition

Legs Competed: 1
Legs Won: 0
Placement: 10th
Average Position: 10.00
Roadblock Count: Reggie: 0
Kimberly: 0
Kenneth: 0
Austin: 0
Countries Raced: Flag of the United States of America
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Reggie Black, Kimberly Black, Kenneth Black, and Austin Black are a team of Dad, Mom and Kids on The Amazing Race: Family Edition.

They were remembered mostly for the unfortunate implications of their last name. They were the first team eliminated when they had issues with the watermill building Detour, then were edged out by the Linz Family when looking for the Pit Stop.

Profile

The Black family is from Woodbridge, Virginia. Reggie and Kimberly, who met in undergraduate school, have been married for over 17 years. Their two sons, Kenneth, 11, and Austin, 8, round out this team of four who compete competitively in Tae Kwon Do tournaments.

Reggie, 42, is the team leader. He is a high school teacher who describes himself as calm yet competitive. Reggie graduated from Norfolk State University with a degree in mathematics.

Kimberly, 40, is a fifth grade teacher who considers herself to be witty and determined. She earned her Masters in Education from Marymount University.

Kenneth is entering sixth grade. His favorite hobbies are soccer and Tae Kwon Do. Kenneth earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do over 2 years ago.

At 8 years old, Austin is the youngest contestant ever to compete in THE AMAZING RACE. He will be in fourth grade and has an advanced brown belt in Tae Kwon Do. Austin plans on earning his black belt within the next few months.

The Black Family is the epitome of dedication and heart. Despite their limited traveling experience, they are determined to show they have what it takes to compete on THE AMAZING RACE.

The Amazing Race: Family Edition

Race History

The Black Family's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania Build It / Buggy It No Roadblock 10 of 10
Average 10.00
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Austin is the youngest ever racer at the age of 8 (Adele of Tom & Adele, Jacob of Constantine & Jacob, and Romi of Romi & Coral are all the youngest in standard format).
  • The Black Family are the first team to be eliminated in the United States.
  • The Black Family are the first team to place 10th and be the first team eliminated from a season.

Interviews

  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (09/28/2005): "Virginians First to Lose Race"
  • Jenn Brasler at RealityNewsOnline (09/29/2005): "That Was the Biggest Disappointment"
  • The Connection (11/02/2005): "Reggie and Kimberly Black recount their adventures on Race"

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