"How's That Face Feel?"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race: Family Edition
Episode No.: 8/11 (093)
First Broadcast: November 22, 2005
Viewership (in millions): 10.30[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.8/9
Episode Chronology
Previous: "You Look Ridiculous"
Next: "Don't Talk to Me Like I Was an Animal or Something"

How's That Face Feel? is the eighth episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.


THE AMAZING RACE celebrates its 100th episode. Three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality/Competition Program, over 300,000 miles traveled, 88 Teams and nearly 50 countries visited have made the first 100 episodes of Race simply "Amazing."

During this milestone episode, one family member amuses the rest of the family with a face plant into the water after plunging down a 60 ft. ramp. In addition, teams are shocked to receive a clue from an unlikely messenger, an 1,100-pound grizzly bear. Meanwhile, one racer's motor mouth drives fellow teammates crazy.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Lake Powell are as follows:

  1. Godlewski Family (5:45 am)
  2. Linz Family (5:46 am)
  3. Weaver Family (6:06 am)
  4. Bransen Family (6:27 am)

Teams must drive themselves to Monument Valley, Utah. Once there, teams need to find John Ford's Point to search for their next clue.

Teams must take a helicopter ride to Elephant Butte at Arches National Park, where they must choose two team members to ride the helicopter to the summit of Elephant Butte to retrieve their clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Moab to find the Gemini Bridges, where they will find their next clue.

Choice A: Ride Down
Teams must choose bikes and ride a marked 6 mile course down through Bull Canyon to find their next clue.

Only the Weaver Family chose this task.

Choice B: Drop Down
Teams would have to complete a 270 ft two-stage rappel down down the rock formations of Bull Canyon. Once all team members were safely on the ground, teams must follow the marked path to receive their next clue.

The Bransen, Godlewski, and Linz Families chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Green River State Park, where they would spend the night. Their departure time will depend on the order they arrive.

Teams must drive themselves to Heber City and find 970 Little Sweden Rd. There, teams must find Bart the Bear, a trained grizzly bear, who is waiting to hand them their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Park City and find Utah Olympic Park to search for their next clue.

At Utah Olympic Park, teams would have the option to Yield a team. The Linz Family used the Yield on the Weaver Family.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would put on skis and a skiing outfit. They would have to ride down a 60 ft ski jump into a pool below to get their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Salt Lake City and make their way to the top of the Salt Lake City Public Library to check in.

For coming in first place, the Linz Family won a trip for four to the Teton Mountain Lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming provided by Travelocity.

For coming in last place, the Weaver Family would have to surrender all of their money and possessions, except for the clothes they're wearing and their passports, and they would not receive any money at the start of the next leg.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S8 LinzFamily
 1st place> 
Linz Family
S8 BransenFamily
 2nd place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
S8 GodlewskiFamily
 3rd place 
Godlewski Family
S8 WeaverFamily
 4th place< 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids


  • This episode's title was said by Megan of the Linz Family.


  • Brandon Griggs at The Salt Lake Tribune (11/22/2005): "Amazing Race scrambles across Utah tonight"
  • Fara Kearnes at (11/23/2005): "If You Live, Let's Go Out!"