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"Courteous? This is a Race!"
TAR7E1
Version United States
Season Season 7
Episode Number 1/12 (074)
First Broadcast March 1, 2005
Viewership (in millions) 11.76[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.9/12
Episode Chronology
Previous "4 Continents, 24 Cities, 40,000 Miles"
(previous season)
Next "The Whole Country Hates Me"
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Courteous? This is a Race! is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 7.

Synopsis

The race starts in picturesque Long Beach, California and quickly takes the teams to Lima, Peru where, upon landing, they have to take a bus to their next clue. One team is fluent in Spanish and immediately leads several teams to the right bus. Choosing between a detour of leading llamas or carrying heavy baskets into town, one team chooses to lead two especially disagreeable llamas and spends much of the task dodging showers of spit. Another team decides to carry the heavy baskets, but one of them nearly passes-out from exhaustion caused by the high altitude.[2]

Story

Route Markers

Teams must fly to Lima, Peru. Upon arriving teams will have to take a bus to Plaza de Armas.

Teams must take a bus to Ancón and ride a rickshaw to Playa Hermosa. On the beach, teams had to search through sand piles for one of three tickets to their next destination, Cuzco, which left the next morning at either 6:00, 7:00 and 7:40. Once a team has a set of tickets, they cannot search for another time. Teams will find their next clue at the Cuzco airport.

Teams must take a marked taxi to the town of Huambutio and receive their next clue from the owner of a marked kiosk.

Team must their taxis across a bridge to the top of a gorge where they would ride a zipline across and back to receive their next clue.

Choice A: Rope a Llama
Teams must rope and then lead a pair of llamas a nearby pen. Once they had two llamas are in their pen, the herder would give them their next clue.

Meredith & Gretchen, Ryan & Chuck, Susan & Patrick, and Uchenna & Joyce chose this task.

Choice B: Rope a Basket
Teams have to put on hats and capes and tie and carry a basket of alfalfa weighing 35 pounds to a store called Tienda Victoria Valdivia 2⁄3-mile away. Once there, teams would receive their next clue.

Brian & Greg, Debbie & Bianca, Lynn & Alex, Megan & Heidi, Ray & Deana, Rob & Amber, and Ron & Kelly chose this task.

Team must make their way to Huambutio Police Station and board a marked delivery truck to Písac. The trucks would leave every 20 minutes and could only take up to three teams. Once in Písac, teams must search the market for their next clue.

Teams must make their way back to Cuzco ad find the Convento de La Merced to check in.

For coming in first, Debbie & Bianca won $10,000 each.

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



DebbieBianca
 1st place 
Debbie & Bianca
Lifelong Friends
SusanPatrick
 2nd place 
Susan & Patrick
Mother & Son
RobAmber7
 3rd place 
Rob & Amber
Engaged
BrianGreg
 4th place 
Brian & Greg
Brothers
LynnAlex
 5th place 
Lynn & Alex
Boyfriends
MeredithGretchen
 6th place 
Meredith & Gretchen
Married/Retired
RayDeana
 7th place 
Ray & Deana
Dating On and Off
UchennaJoyce7
 8th place 
Uchenna & Joyce
Married
MeganHeidi
 9th place 
Megan & Heidi
Roommates
RonKelly
 10th place 
Ron & Kelly
Former POW/Pageant Queen
RyanChuck
 ELIMINATED 
Ryan & Chuck
Best Friends

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Megan.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Peru.
  • The DVD commentary for this episode was done by Brian & Greg and Lynn & Alex.

Reception

  • Mike Kelly at The Toledo Blade (03/01/2005): "On the road again: Emmy-winning Amazing Race opens its 7th installment"

References

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