|Ron & Kelly|
|Members|| Ron Young|
|Age|| 28 (Ron)|
|Hometown|| Villa Rica, Georgia (Ron)|
Greenville, South Carolina (Kelly)
|Occupation|| University Student (Ron)|
Legislative correspondent (Kelly)
|Roadblock Count|| Ron: 6|
|Countries raced|| |
Ron Young and Kelly McCorkle are a team of Former POW/Pageant Queen on the 7th season of The Amazing Race.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Ron & Kelly are a dating Team from Villa Rica, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina, respectively. Ron is a former Iraq War POW who is currently a student at the University of Georgia and works as a motivational speaker. Kelly was crowned Miss South Carolina in 2002 and works as a Legislative Correspondent. Their primary motivation for participating in the Race is strictly for the adventure.
Ron grew up in Lithia Springs, Georgia. A fan of the movie "Top Gun," Ron became a pilot after joining the Army and started flying Apache helicopters. When Ron's helicopter was shot down in Iraq, he was captured, interrogated, held captive and later rescued by the United States Marines. Following his rescue, Ron returned home and was introduced to the reigning Miss South Carolina. The two have been an item ever since. Ron is very competitive and admits he's a thrill seeker. He currently works as a motivational speaker.
Kelly's determination has always been a part of her life. After growing up with a learning disability, she graduated cum laude from North Greenville College. After being crowned Miss South Carolina, she went on to compete in the Miss America pageant. Kelly describes herself as well-rounded and persistent.
This couple has been on quite a roller coaster ride over the past few years, and they're not showing any signs of slowing down. They're ready for a new adventure.
The Amazing Race 7
|Ron & Kelly's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Peru||Rope a Llama / Rope a Basket||No Roadblock||10 of 11|
|2||2||Peru → Chile||Shop / Schlep||Ron||2 of 10|
|3||3||Chile → Argentina||Paddle / Pedal||Ron||4 of 9|
|4||4||Argentina||Shipwreck / Island||Kelly||4 of 8|
|5||5||Argentina → South Africa||Tunnels / Tribes||Kelly||2 of 7|
|6||South Africa → Botswana||Food / Water||Ron||1 of 7|
|6||7||Botswana||Carry It / Milk It||Ron||2 of 6|
|8||8||Botswana → India||Solid / Liquid||Kelly||2 of 5|||
|9||Trunk / Dunk||Kelly||2 of 5|
|10||9||India → Turkey||Columns / Kilos||Ron||4 of 4|
|11||10||Turkey → United Kingdom||Brains / Brawn||Kelly||2 of 4<|
|12||11||United Kingdom → Jamaica||Raft It / Build It||Kelly||1 of 3|
|12||Jamaica → Puerto Rico → United States||Pony Up / Tee It Up||Ron||3 of 3|
1: Leg 8 was double-length with two Detours and two Roadblocks shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
- First team to finish second to last on the first leg and make it to the final leg.
- First team to be awarded a prize despite not winning the leg. (Leg 9)
- Ron & Kelly broke up soon after the race ended, but remain friends.
- Since the show ended, Kelly has been to India twelve-times for non-profit work.
- “When I was in the military, I was dealing with soldiers and we didn't have these emotions. But that's part of dealing with Kelly and the emotional being she is!”— Ron in Leg 12
- “Throughout this race, I've been showing Ron that I'm not just a pageant queen or a ballerina. If he doesn't realize what a quality girl I am, he's missing out!”— Kelly in Leg 12
- Harry Smith on Early Show (05/10/2005): "Uchenna & Joyce Win Race"
- Aaron Earls at The Wardrobe Door (05/11/2005): "Interview with Kelly from The Amazing Race"
- Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (05/17/2005): "Why Ron and Kelly Split"
- TARflies (07/02/2005): "Life Lessons" with Kelly"
Social Media Profiles
- Ron's Wikipedia page: Ron Young (United States Army officer)
- Kelly's Facebook: /kelly.parkison
- Kelly's Wikipedia page: Kelly McCorkle
|The Amazing Race 7 Teams|