Kristen & Darren
CAS1 KristenDarren
Team Profile
Birth Dates: (1981-02-21) February 21, 1981 (age 37) (Kristen)
(1987-04-20) April 20, 1987 (age 31) (Darren)
Hometown: Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia
Relation: Dating
Occupation: Outdoor Adventure Guide (Kristen)
White-Water Raft Guide/Lifeguard (Darren)

The Amazing Race Canada 1

Legs Competed: 4
Legs Won: 1
Placement: 7th
Average Position: 3.50
Roadblock Count: Kristen: 2
Darren: 3
Countries Raced: Flag of Canada

Kristen Idiens and Darren Trapp are a Dating team on The Amazing Race Canada 1.



  • Age: 32 (Feb 21, 1981)
  • Hometown: Fairmont Hot Springs. BC
  • Connection to Teammate: Girlfriend
  • Current Occupation: Outdoor Adventure Guide
  • Nickname: K
  • Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
  • Couldn't live without: Nature
  • Good luck charm: Pine cone
  • Strengths: Identifying plants, making people smile, teaching, handling reptiles, basketball
  • Fears/Phobias: Heights, cliffs, eating strange animals
  • Favourite travel destination: Any place off the beaten path


  • Age: 26 (April 20, 1987)
  • Hometown: Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
  • Connection to Teammate: Boyfriend
  • Current Occupation: White-Water Raft Guide, Lifeguard
  • Nickname: D-Ron
  • Place of Birth: Bassano, AB
  • Couldn't live without: Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Strengths: Rafting, guiding, playing guitar, running, driving, navigating
  • Fears/Phobias: Spiders, eating living things, swimming in deep water when I can't see what's beneath me (even though I'm a lifeguard!)
  • Favourite travel destination: A road trip anywhere there are roads

Friends describe this adventurous duo as equally dorky and very cute, super supportive, and always challenging each other to reach new levels. They share a passion for positive thinking and a love of all living things, but they also know how to compete. These world travellers also share an affinity for sustainable living.

As avid outdoor enthusiasts, Kristen and Darren keep in top physical condition, complemented by their well rounded and worldly intelligence. Kristen knew they'd be a real threat on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, as she explains that "Every obstacle, every experience good and bad, have helped us learn new lessons." "Darren is pretty detail oriented," says Kristen, while he describes her as "The most selfless person...she is up for anything. She is incredibly motivated and ACTUALLY can do anything she sets her mind to!"

Kristen was an MVP basketball player in her scholastic years and can make her own clothes, while Darren is extremely resourceful on little to no money.

Motto: "We believe strongly in equity for all living creatures and creating our own realities through positive thinking and sharing love everywhere we go."

How will they plan to win The Race: "Using our fitness level, logic, resourcefulness, and maintaining a positive attitude towards each challenge."

Number one roadblock as team: "Remembering to use our differences to our advantage instead of getting frustrated with each other."

The Amazing Race Canada 1

Race History

Kristen & Darren's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Kristen 1 of 9 [1]
2 2 British Columbia Draw It / Dance It Kristen 4 of 8
3 3 British Columbia → Alberta Lump by Lump / Bone by Bone Darren 2 of 7
4 4 Alberta → Northwest Territories → Yukon Yukon Supply Run / Klondike Gold Rush Darren 7 of 7
Average 3.50
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.


Franchise Records

  • Second team to be eliminated with an Express Pass (after Jessica & John).


  • First team to ever to win a leg.
  • First team to win an Express Pass.
    • First team to pass the second Express Pass to another team.
  • First co-ed team in the Canadian version to team to be eliminated.
  • First team to win a leg and be eliminated in a subsequent leg.
  • First team to to be eliminated in Yukon.


  • Alex Strachan at (07/02/2013): "Amazing Race Canada hippies show competitive side"
  • Ruth Myles at Calgary Herald (08/06/2013): "Kristen and Darren don't regret not using the Express Pass on The Amazing Race Canada"
  • Steve Tilley at (08/11/2013): "Amazing Race Canada losers now know key to winning"

Social Media Profiles

  • Fbicon darren.c.trapp's Facebook: /Darren