"Release the Brake!"
Version United States
Season Season 19
Episode Number 10/12 (224)
First Broadcast November 27, 2011
Episode Chronology
Previous "It's Speedo Time"
Next "We Are Charlie Chaplin"

Release the Brake! is the tenth episode of The Amazing Race 19.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Parc Elisabeth are as follows:

  1. Amani & Marcus
  2. Ernie & Cindy
  3. Jeremy & Sandy
  4. Andy & Tommy
  5. Bill & Cathi

Since the previous leg was a no-rest leg, teams immediately departed from the Pit Stop to continue racing.

Teams must drive themselves to the Ford Proving Grounds to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to test drive a Ford Mustang where they first have to accelerate to 100 mph and then brake at a designated spot. They then have to go through a autocross course within 16 seconds and then perform two victory doughnuts. Once all three tasks are completed, their instructor will hand them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Ghent and search for the Hoofdbrug, where they'll find their next clue.

Choice A: Water
Teams would have to use the provided materials, pontoons, rope, and wood, to build a raft to search the Lieve canal for two halves to their next clue.

Amani & Marcus, Andy & Tommy, and Bill & Cathi chose this task.

Choice B: Waffle
Teams would have to build a waffle stand and then bake and decorate 18 Belgian waffles to the chef's satisfaction before they can receive their next clue.

Ernie & Cindy and Jeremy & Sandy chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Muur van Geraardsbergen to find their next clue.

Teams must release 100 homing pigeons and are given to a specific address to chase the pigeons. Once there, teams would be able to retrieve a small photograph as their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to the Atomium to check in.

For coming in first place, Andy & Tommy each won a Ford Mustang.


     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 • H Was penalized with a Hazard

 1st place 
Andy & Tommy
Pro Snowboarders
 2nd place 
Jeremy & Sandy
 3rd place 
Ernie & Cindy
 4th place 
Amani & Marcus
Bill & Cathi


  • This episode's title is said by the Ford driving instructor to Marcus.


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