"My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off!"
Version United States
Season Season 2
Episode Number 3/11 (016)
First Broadcast March 20, 2002
Ratings/Share (18-49) 6.1/15[1]
Episode Chronology
Previous "Help Me, I'm American!"
Next "This Game Is About Minutes"

My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off! is the third episode of The Amazing Race 2.


Teams jet from Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa, where they must overcome cultural challenges and their own deepest fears to avoid elimination.

Nine teams make the treacherous journey from the jungles in Brazil to South Africa, where they must interact with locals at harbor and township communities. One team sleeps past its departure time while another must decide whether to awaken the rival team; one team helps another but falls behind, and several must overcome major obstacles en route to Cape Town. A third team is eliminated.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from the jungle camp are as follows:

  1. Shola & Doyin (10:34 pm)
  2. Chris & Alex (10:47 pm)
  3. Tara & Wil (10:47 pm)
  4. Mary & Peach (12:14 am)
  5. Gary & Dave (12:17 am)
  6. Cyndi & Russell (12:22 am)
  7. Oswald & Danny (1:14 am)
  8. Peggy & Claire (3:17 am)
  9. Gary & Dave (3:35 am)

Teams must fly to Cape Town, South Africa and find the Robben Island prison, where President Nelson Madela, was imprisoned for 18 years. There, they must locate Madela's former cell and find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Kalk Bay Harbor and find the next route marker.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue in Madela's cell. The details of the Fast Forward task is unknown, as no team claimed it in this leg.

Choice A: Dance
Teams will have to sing and dance in proper attire for tips. Once they earn 25 rand, they will earn their next clue.

Blake & Paige, Gary & Dave, Mary & Peach, Oswald & Danny, Shola & Doyin, and Tara & Wil chose this task.

Choice B: Deliver
Teams will carry a crate of fish from a boat and take them to a set of scales. Once they have 125 kilograms of fish, they may receive their next clue.

Chris & Alex and Cyndi & Russell chose this task.

Peggy & Claire fell too far behind the other teams and were directed after going to the Robben Island prison to go straight to the pit stop.

Teams must take a train, then taxi to Langa and find the Paradise Hair Salon.

Teams must drive themselves to Macuco Safari Dock near the Iguaçu Falls in Iguaçu National Park to find their next clue.

The team members assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to make their way threw the streets of Langa and find a shop and buy a box of Epsom salts and a smiley (a local name for a roasted sheep's head). Afterward, they have to find the local healer and use the smiley as an offering. In return he will use the Epsom salts to make a special liquid remedy which they have to drink to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Peggy & Claire fell too far behind the other teams and were directed after going to the Robben Island prison to go straight to the pit stop.

Teams must make their way to Lanzerac Manor, a 300-year-old manor in the South African wine country.


     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

 1st place 
Oswald & Danny
Best friends
 2nd place 
Tara & Wil
Separated couple
 3rd place 
Gary & Dave
Former roommates
 4th place 
Mary & Peach
 5th place 
Blake & Paige
 5th place 
Shola & Doyin
 7th place 
Chris & Alex
Lifelong friends
 8th place 
Cyndi & Russell
Pastor/married parents
Peggy & Claire


  • This episode's title was stated by Claire after realizing she and Peggy has slept in.
  • The first time that there is a Pit Stop in South Africa, as the last time teams continued racing to Zambia.


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