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Throughout the race, clues indicate tasks that teams must complete, directions where teams must go or other pertinent information that guide teams along the race. Most are retrieved out of Clue Boxes.
- Main article: Route Marker
Route Markers are the flags that mark the places where teams must go. Most Route Markers are attached to the boxes that contain clue envelopes, but some may mark the place where the teams must go in order to complete tasks.
- Main article: Route Information
Route Information instructs the teams where to go next. Some clues are more cryptic than others, and some provide precise modes of transportation that must be taken.
- Main article: Detour
A Detour is a choice between two tasks each with its own pros and cons. Teams must choose based on their rhyming names and brief instructions. Teams can opt to change their choice at any time during the challenge if they are having
difficulties. Generally one task will be physical while the other will require a certain skill or mental capabilities.
Memorable Detours include choosing between carrying cheese and digging in manure in Amsterdam on Season 4, carrying clay pots on their shoulders and building a shrine in Thailand on Season 9, and dress like a cow or learn an instrument in Kazakstan on Season 13.
- Main article: Roadblock
A Roadblock is a task that only one team member may perform. Teams must choose one member to perform an unknown task, based solely on a riddle and their surroundings. They are not allowed to switch team members at any point, but the other team member may provide advice and support. Roadblocks are the only parts of the race where team members are separated from each other.
- Main article: Fast Forward
The Fast Forward is task that, when completed, a team can use to skip all other tasks and go directly to the Pit Stop. Each team is allowed only one Fast Forward per Race, and only one team can complete the Fast Forward challenge per leg. Obtaining the Fast Forward does not guarantee placing first.
Memorable Fast Forward challenges include playing volleyball in Brazil on Season 2, drive a tank through an obstacle course in England on Season 3 and ride on a windmill sail in Holland on Season 4.