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The Amazing Race 12
TARlogo-USoriginal
Version United States
Continents visited 4
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 10
Distance traveled 30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Starting line Los Angeles, California
Finish line Anchorage, Alaska
Filming dates July 8, 2007 - July 29, 2007
Season run November 4, 2007 - January 20, 2008
Number of legs 11
Number of teams 11
Winning team TK & Rachel
Runner(s)-up Ron & Christina
Nicolas & Donald
Cast
TAR12cast
Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007)
Next Season The Amazing Race 13
Greeters

The Amazing Race 12 is the twelveth season of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on November 4, 2007 and ended on January 20, 2008 on CBS.

Teams

TKRachel
 1st place 
TK & Rachel
Newly dating
RonaldChristina
 2nd place 
Ron & Christina
Father/daughter
NicolasDonald
 3rd place 
Nicolas & Donald
Grandson/Grandfather
NathanJennifer
 ELIMINATED 
Nathan & Jennifer
Dating
KyntVyxsin
 ELIMINATED 
Kynt & Vyxsin
Dating goths
AzariaHendekea
 ELIMINATED 
Azaria & Hendekea
Brother/sister
ShanaJennifer
 ELIMINATED 
Shana & Jennifer
Friends
LorenaJason
 ELIMINATED 
Lorena & Jason
Dating
MariannaJulia
 ELIMINATED 
Marianna & Julia
Sisters
KatePat
 ELIMINATED 
Kate & Pat
Married ministers
AriStaella
 ELIMINATED 
Ari & Staella
Best friends

Route Map

Episodes

Episode # Leg # Title Air Date Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(in millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 1 "Donkeys Have Souls, Too" November 4, 2007 United States → Ireland Azaria & Hendekea Ari & Staella 1st Eliminated
11th place
2 2 "I've Become the Archie Bunker of the Home" November 11, 2007 Ireland → The Netherlands Lorena & Jason Kate & Pat 2nd Eliminated
10th place
3 3 "Please, Lord, Give Me Milk" November 18, 2007 The Netherlands → Burkina Faso Azaria & Hendekea Marianna & Julia 3rd Eliminated
9th place
4 4 "Let's Name Our Chicken Phil" November 25, 2007 Burkina Faso Azaria & Hendekea Lorena & Jason 4th Eliminated
8th place
5 5 "We've Really Burned Bridges, for Sure" December 2, 2007 Burkina Faso → Lithuania TK & Rachel Shana & Jennifer 5th Eliminated
7th place
6 6 "Cherry on Top of the Sundae That's Already Melted" December 9, 2007 Lithuania → Croatia Ron & Christina Azaria & Henedekea 6th Eliminated
6th place
7 7 "This Is Forever, Now" December 23, 2007 Croatia → Italy Nicolas & Donald Kynt & Vyxsin Non-Elimination
Leg
8 8 "Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something!" December 30, 2007 Italy → India TK & Rachel Kynt & Vyxsin 7th Eliminated
5th place
9 9 "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak on Us" January 6, 2008 India → Japan Ron & Christina TK & Rachel Non-Elimination
Leg
10 10 "Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You" January 13, 2008 Japan → Taiwan Ron & Christina Nathan & Jennifer 8th Eliminated
4th place
11 11 "The Final Push" January 20, 2008 Taiwan → United States TK & Rachel Nicolas & Donald 3rd place
Ron & Christina 2nd place

Leaderboard

This chart shows each teams ranking per leg according to their official check in at the Pit Stop. However, time penalties issued before the start of the next leg due to improperly performed tasks are not reflected here.

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 TK & Rachel 3 6 2 7 1 4 4 1 4 2 1 3.18 5-6
2 Ron & Christina 7 9 5 3 3 1 3 3 1 1 2 3.45 5-6
3 Nicolas & Donald 5 8 6 4 6 5 1 2 3 3 3 4.18 6-4
4 Nathan & Jennifer 10 2 3 2 5 3 2 4 2 4 3.70 5-5
5 Kynt & Vyxsin 2 4 4 5 2 2 5 5 3.63 4-4
6 Azaria & Hendekea 1 5 1 1 4 6 3.00 4-2
7 Shana & Jennifer 6 3 7 6 7 5.80 3-2
8 Lorena & Jason 4 1 8 8 5.25 1-3
9 Marianna & Julia 9 7 9 8.33 2-1
10 Kate & Pat 8 10 9.00 2-0
11 Ari & Staella 11 11.00 0-1
Notes [1] [2]
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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     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 U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn





Notes
1: Nathan & Jennifer initially arrived 2nd, but did not take legal transportation to the Pit Stop. They were asked to go back to the end of the Detour and take a taxi back to the Pit Stop. Kynt & Vyxsin checked in during that time period, dropping them to 3rd.
2: Kynt & Vyxsin used their U-Turn power on Nicolas & Donald. However, Nicolas & Donald were actually ahead of them, thus the U-Turn had no effect.

Memorable Moments

Good Situations

Bad Situations

  • Nathan & Jennifer and Ari & Staella having major difficulties getting their donkeys to move, leading to Ari & Staella's elimination.
  • Ron's constant nagging in Leg 2 brought Christina to tears.
  • Azaria & Hendekea receiving a ticketing error which they could not recover from.

Records

Franchise

  • First time visits to Ireland, Burkina Faso, Lithuania, Croatia, and Taiwan.
  • First season to implement the non-elimination penalty for the last team to arrive at the non-elimination leg required to perform a Speed Bump task sometime during the next leg.
  • Least amount of all-male teams, 1 (tied with Seasons 5 and 6).
  • First time no all-male teams had been featured on the race.
  • First season to only have two non-elimination legs.
  • First introduction of the U-Turn where one team may force another team to complete the other option of the Detour that was not originally picked.

US

  • The Girdwood, Alaska Finish Line is the northernmost Finish Line.
  • First time that the Finish Line was not located in the contiguous United States.
  • First season to not have a mid-point country or US state on the final leg.

Pit Stop Greeters

Click here for this season's Greeters

Reception

  • Eric Goldman at IGN.com (05/16/2007): "Wolverine will sing on CBS; Amazing Race put on hold"
  • Josef Adalian at Variety (12/09/2007): "Amazing Race still running"

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