|The Amazing Race 15|
|Distance traveled||25,000 miles (40,233 km)|
|Starting line||Los Angeles, California|
|Finish line||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Filming dates||July 18, 2009 - August 7, 2009|
|Season run||September 27, 2009 - December 6, 2009|
|Number of legs||12|
|Number of teams||12|
|Winning team||Meghan & Cheyne|
|Runner(s)-up|| Sam & Dan|
Brian & Ericka
|Previous Season||The Amazing Race 14|
|Next Season||The Amazing Race 16|
The Amazing Race 15 is the fifteenth season of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on September 27, 2009 and ended on December 6, 2009 on CBS television.
|Episode||Air Date||Leg||Destination||First Place||Last Place||Finish|| Viewership|
|1||"They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street"||September 27, 2009||1||United States → Japan||Meghan & Cheyne||Eric & Lisa|| 1st Eliminated|
|Maria & Tiffany|| Non-Elimination|
|2||Japan → Vietnam||Gary & Matt||Garrett & Jessica|| 2nd Eliminated|
|2||"It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars"||October 4, 2009||3||Vietnam||Flight Time & Big Easy||Marcy & Ron|| 3rd Eliminated|
|3||"Sean Penn Cambodia Here We Come"||October 11, 2009||4||Vietnam → Cambodia||Sam & Dan||Zev & Justin|| 4th Eliminated|
|4||"I'm Like Ricky Bobby"||October 18, 2009||5||Cambodia → United Arab Emirates||Meghan & Cheyne||Lance & Keri|| 5th Eliminated|
|5||"Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs!"||October 25, 2009||6||United Arab Emirates||Meghan & Cheyne||Mika & Canaan|| 6th Eliminated|
|6||"This Is Not My Finest Hour"||November 1, 2009||7||United Arab Emirates → The Netherlands||Sam & Dan||Maria & Tiffany|| Quit|
|7||"This Is The Worst Thing I've Ever Done in My Life"||November 8, 2009||8||The Netherlands → Sweden||Flight Time & Big Easy||Gary & Matt|| Non-Elimination|
|8||"We're Not Meant for the Swamp"||November 15, 2009||9||Sweden → Estonia||Meghan & Cheyne||Gary & Matt|| 7th Eliminated|
|9||"We're Not Working With Anybody, Ever, Anymore!"||November 22, 2009||10||Estonia → Czech Republic||Meghan & Cheyne||Brian & Ericka|| Non-Elimination|
|10||"It Starts With an "F", That's All I'm Saying"||November 29, 2009||11||Czech Republic||Meghan & Cheyne||Flight Time & Big Easy|| 8th Eliminated|
|11||"Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound"||December 6, 2009||12||Czech Republic → United States||Meghan & Cheyne||Brian & Ericka||3rd place|
|Sam & Dan||2nd place|
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||Leg 12||Average|
|1||Meghan & Cheyne||1||6||2||5||1►||1||2||2||1||1||1||1||2.00||5-6|
|2||Sam & Dan||9||2||5||1||5||3||1||4||2||2||2||2||3.17||6-6|
|3||Brian & Ericka||6||10||4||3||2||4||5||3||4||4||3||3||4.25||6-6|
|4||Flight Time & Big Easy||5||3||1||2||3||6||3||1||3||3||4||3.10||5-6|
|5||Gary & Matt||7||1||3||4||4||5||4||5||5||4.22||4-5|
|6||Maria & Tiffany||11||7||6||8||6||2||6||6.58||2-5|
|7||Mika & Canaan||10||8||7||7||7||7||7.67||1-5|
|8||Lance & Keri||3||4||9⊂||6||8||6.00||3-2|
|9||Zev & Justin||2||5||8||9||6.00||2-2|
|10||Marcy & Ron||4||9||10||7.67||1-2|
|11||Garrett & Jessica||8||11||9.50||1-1|
|12||Eric & Lisa||12||12.00||0-0|
1: Eric & Lisa were eliminated at the Starting Line as per the provisions of the starting line task.
2: Mika & Canaan arrived at the Pit Stop in 10th place, but had lost one of the tourists that they were required bring with them. They backtracked to find their missing tourist before checking in, again. This did not affect their placement.
3: Maria & Tiffany arrived at the Pit Stop in 11th place, but had lost two of the tourists that they were required bring with them. Rather than backtrack to find them, Maria & Tiffany elected to take a 2-hour penalty. Because they were in last place and it was a non-elimination leg, the 2-hour penalty would be applied to their starting time for the next Leg.
4: In an unaired scene, Lance & Keri used a Blind U-Turn on Sam & Dan. However, Sam & Dan were already in front of them and the U-Turn had no effect.
5: Zev & Justin initially arrived 1st, but discovered after being checked in at the mat that they were missing Zev's passport. They were told that they could not be checked in unless they had their travel documents, and backtracked to find it. All other teams checked in to the Pit Stop before they could find Zev's passport, resulting in Zev & Justin being eliminated.
6: Mika & Canaan did not finish the task at the Atlantis, The Palm resort due to Mika's fear of heights and swimming/water and incurred a 24-hour penalty for quitting the slide task. Already in last place, they proceeded to the Pit Stop where they checked in and were eliminated without the penalty being applied.
7: Brian & Ericka initially arrived 5th, but were issued a 30-minute penalty because they did not travel by bicycle to the Detour as instructed in their clue. This did not affect their placement.
8: Maria & Tiffany failed to complete either of the Detour tasks and elected to take a 24-hour penalty for failing a Detour. Already in last place, the penalty wasn't issued and Phil came out to them on the race course and eliminated them.
9: Brian & Ericka initially arrived 3rd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for writing down the letters in the Roadblock task before reaching the office, which was explicitly prohibited in the clue. This did not affect their placement and was unaired.
10: At the Ekotechnické Museum, where the location of the Roadblock was, Big Easy decided that he could not finish the task and he & Flight Time decided to take the 4-hour penalty. By the time they arrived at the next Route Marker at the Kryocentrum, all the other teams had already checked in at the mat, and the clue instructed them to go directly to the Pit Stop, where they were eliminated.
- First season with a Switchback task.
- Most number of couples in love, 7 (tied with Season 6 and All-Stars).
- Least number of all-females teams in standard format: 1 (tied with The Amazing Race Vietnam 2013, 2014 and China Rush Season 3 ).
- Zev is the first autistic contestant (diagnosed by Asperger's Syndrome)
- Marcy & Ron are oldest dating couple.
- First team (Eric & Lisa) to be eliminated at the Starting Line.
- Also, ran the shortest distance in the history of the race
- First time visit to Czech Republic and Estonia
- First season to peg the first leg as a non-elimination leg. (Eric & Lisa were eliminated in the first leg but not at the pit stop. Instead they were eliminated at the starting line). No one was also eliminated in the first pit stop.
- Click here for this season's Greeters
|The Amazing Race Season Index|
|United States|| 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 ·|
16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 ·
28 · 29
|Asia||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5|
|Australia||1 · 2 · 3|
|Canada||1 · 2 · 3 · 4|
|China||1 · 2 · 3|
|China Rush||1 · 2 · 3|
|Israel||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5|
|Latin America||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6|
|Norway||1 · 2|
|The Philippines||1 · 2|
|Vietnam||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5|