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The Amazing Race: China Rush 1
TARlogo-China
Version: China Rush
Continents Visited: 1
Countries Visited: 1
Cities Visited: 8
Starting Line: Shanghai Expo Park, Shanghai
Finish Line: Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai
Filming Dates: April 28, 2010 - June 3, 2010
Season Run August 8, 2010 – October 30, 2010
Number of Legs: 12
Number of Teams: 10
Winning Team: Charlie & Rachel
Runners-up: Rick & Josh
Deepak & Naresh
Cast
Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Next: The Amazing Race: China Rush 2
Greeters

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1 is the first installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race: China Rush. It premiered on August 8, 2010 and aired through October 31, 2010 on ICS television.

Production

Pre-Race

The shooting schedule will take place between the end of April 2010 and June 2010, with broadcasting dates running from August 15 until October 31. The program will be broadcast in English, with Chinese subtitles, and will be put together by an international production team. There will be 20 international contestants on 10 teams, all from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Throughout the series they will carry out a series of competitive tasks in order to find the 'key' to the following week's episode. As this will be judged against the clock, one of the teams will be eliminated on a weekly basis. So it is not simply a test of individual capability, but also of emotional strength and teamwork. The eventual winners will receive a very special, mystery grand prize. China Rush will offer a unique platform to explore and promote Chinese culture through its great cities, perfectly complementing the 2010 Expo philosophy of 'Better City, Better Life'.[1]

Applications

Applications were available online at www.chinarush.tv and due by April 12, 2010 (2010-04-12) . Many of the same rules and regulations for eligibility for the American series apply to the China Rush edition. The applicants were all required to be able to communicate in English and had to post a four minute video of themselves online. They were chosen from an international pool of applicants.

Teams

CRS1 CharlieRachel
 1st place 
Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
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CRS1 RickJosh
 2nd place 
Rick & Josh
Best Mates
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CRS1 DeepakNaresh
 3rd place 
Deepak & Naresh
Cricket Fanatics
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CRS1 LisaKaren
 4th place 
Lisa & Karen
Momshells
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CRS1 SarahMolly
 5th place 
Sarah & Molly
Ultra-Marathoners
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CRS1 SeanAmy
 6th place 
Sean & Amy
Newly Dating
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CRS1 BonnieMel
 7th place 
Bonnie & Mel
Expat Wives
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CRS1 JanisAleksandra
 8th place 
Janis & Aleksandra
Reality TV Veterans
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CRS1 MiguelHector
 9th place 
Miguel & Hector
Amigos
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CRS1 PaulFrancis
 10th place 
Paul & Francis
Maasai Warriors
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Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
1 August 8, 2010 1 Shanghai → Zhejiang Charlie & Rachel Paul & Francis Non-Elimination
Leg
2 August 15, 2010 2 Zhejiang → Jiangsu Rick & Josh Paul & Francis 1st Eliminated
10th Place
3 August 22, 2010 3 Jiangsu Rick & Josh Miguel & Hector 2nd Eliminated
9th Place
4 August 29, 2010 4 Jiangsu Charlie & Rachel Janis & Aleksandra 3rd Eliminated
8th Place
5 September 5, 2010 5 Jiangsu → Beijing Rick & Josh Bonnie & Mel 4th Eliminated
7th Place
6 September 12, 2010 6 Beijing → Shandong Charlie & Rachel Sean & Amy 5th Eliminated
6th Place
7 September 19, 2010 7 Shandong Rick & Josh Lisa & Karen Non-Elimination
Leg
8 September 26, 2010 8 Shandong → Sichuan Charlie & Rachel Deepak & Naresh Non-Elimination
Leg
9 October 3, 2010 9 Sichuan Sarah & Molly Charlie & Rachel Non-Elimination
Leg
10 October 10, 2010 10 Sichuan → Yunnan Rick & Josh Sarah & Molly 6th Eliminated
5th Place
11 October 17, 2010 11 Yunnan → Guangdong Charlie & Rachel Lisa & Karen 7th Eliminated
4th Place
12 October 30, 2010 12 Guangdong → Shanghai Charlie & Rachel Deepak & Naresh 3rd Place
Rick & Josh 2nd Place

Leaderboard

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Charlie & Rachel 1 3 2 1 4 1 2 1 5 4 1 1 2.17 6-6
2 Rick & Josh 3 1 1 3 1 5 1 3 2 1 3 2 2.92 6-6
3 Deepak & Naresh 9 5 5 4 6 3 4 5 4 3 2 3 4.42 6-6
4 Lisa & Karen 5 8 8 5> 5 4 5 4 3 2 4 4.82 5-6
5 Sarah & Molly 4 4 4 6 3 2 3 2 1 5 3.40 5-5
6 Sean & Amy 2 2 3 2 2 6 2.83 3-3
7 Bonnie & Mel 7 6 6 7 7 6.60 2-3
8 Janis & Aleksandra 6 7 7 8< 7.00 4-0
9 Miguel & Hector 8 9 9 8.67 1-2
10 Paul & Francis 10 10 10.00 1-1
Notes [1][2] [3]
Legend:
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:
1: Charlie & Rachel originally arrived 2nd, but was given a 30-minute penalty as Charlie helped Rachel in the Roadblock. Sean & Amy checked in during the penalty time, dropping them to 3rd.
2: Deepak & Naresh originally arrived 4th, but were given a 15-minute penalty for taking a golf cart instead of walking to the pitstop. Sarah & Molly checked in during the penalty time, dropping them to 5th.
3: Sarah failed to complete the Roadblock in Leg 10. After Sarah's second failure attempt in the roadblock and all other teams had checked in, Allan came to the start of the roadblock location and eliminated them.

Trivia

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