"I'm Surrounded by Ninjas"
Version United States
Season Season 17
Episode Number 11/12 (202)
First Broadcast December 5, 2010
Episode Chronology
Previous "I Hate Chinese Food"
Next "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm In a Race"

I'm Surrounded by Ninjas is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 17.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Statue Square are as follows:

  1. Nat & Kat (4:37 pm)
  2. Jill & Thomas (4:47 pm)
  3. Brook & Claire (5:26 pm)
  4. Nick & Vicki

Nick & Vicki's departure time was not shown on-screen.

Teams must fly to Seoul, South Korea. Upon arrival, teams must drive themselves to Cheorwon, near the Korean Demilitarized Zone and search for the Seung-il Bridge to find their next clue.

Teams must go whitewater rafting down the Hantan River. Then teams must board a Humvee that will drive them to Camp Casey in Dongducheon, where teams will find their next clue.

At Camp Casey, Nick & Vicki would receive their clue for their Speed Bump.

Nick & Vicki have to clean a M109 Self-Propelled Howitzers before they are allowed to continue.

The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to chose a headband and then search among 200 soldiers practicing taekwondo for the one wearing a matching headband. Once they find the right soldier, the soldier will break open a wooden board that contains their next clue. If they pick the wrong soldier, the soldier will take the headband, and they would have to retrieve another one.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel on foot to Dongducheon Station and travel by train to Seoul World Cup Stadium to find their next clue.

Choice A: Full Throttle
Teams would have travel by subway or on foot to the Mok-dong Ice Rink and put on short track speed skating suits and complete a two-person skating relay of 24 laps of the rink to receive their next clue.

All of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Full Bottle
Teams would have to travel by subway or on foot to Namdaemun Market to put on delivery uniforms and then deliver six large glass bottles of ginseng roots to a holistic wellness store, without breaking any of the glasses. They then must both drink a bottle of ginseng tonic to receive their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi to Yeouido Hangang Park and search for the Airplane Statue to find their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Wongudan to check in.

For coming in first place, Jill & Thomas won a trip for two to Iguazu Falls, Argentina, provided by Travelocity.


     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 Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass

User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot

 1st place 
Jill & Thomas
 2nd place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
 3rd place 
Nat & Kat
Nick & Vicki


  • This episode's title is said by Brook at the Roadblock.
  • With Nick's elimination, Thomas is the the last male left racing.


  • Laura Belle at Reality Shack (12/05/2010): "Brook and Claire Flair"


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