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The Amazing Race 30
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Version United States
Continents visited 4
Countries visited 10
Cities visited 21
Distance traveled 29,000 miles (47,000 km)
Starting line Washington Square Park, New York City, New York
Finish line USS Hornet, Alameda, California
Filming dates October 1, 2017 - October 24, 2017
Season run January 3, 2018 - February 21, 2018[1]
Number of legs 12
Number of teams 11
Winning team Cody & Jessica
Runner(s)-up Henry & Evan
Kristi & Jen
Cast
TAR30 Cast
Opening Sequence
The Amazing Race 30 Intro

The Amazing Race 30 Intro

Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race 29
Next Season The Amazing Race 31
Greeters

The Amazing Race 30 is the thirtieth installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race.

Development

As with The Amazing Race 25 and The Amazing Race 27, CBS announced on September 27 that the season would begin filming on October 1 at Washington Square Park in New York City, and invited fans to come take part in the start of the race. The first two teams was immediately announced: Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf from the recently concluded Big Brother 19,[2] and IndyCar racers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly.[3] The first destination of the season was revealed at the live start line, and confirmed by executive producer and co-creater Elise Doganieri on Twitter.[4]

Teams

S30 CodyJessica
 1st place 
Cody & Jessica
Dating
S30 HenryEvan
 2nd place 
Henry & Evan
Dating Debaters
S30 KristiJen
 3rd Place 
Kristi & Jen
Professional Skiers
S30 AlexConor
 ELIMINATED 
Alex & Conor
IndyCar Drivers
S30 LucasBrittany
 ELIMINATED 
Lucas & Brittany
Dating Lifeguards (Leg 1-5)
Engaged Lifeguards (Leg 5-9)
S30 EricDaniel
 ELIMINATED 
Eric & Daniel
Twin Brothers
S30 TrevorChris
 ELIMINATED 
Trevor & Chris
Dating Violinists
S30 JoeyTim
 ELIMINATED 
Joey & Tim
Competitive Eaters
S30 CedricShawn
 ELIMINATED 
Cedric & Shawn
Retired NBA Players
S30 AprilSarah
 ELIMINATED 
April & Sarah
Goat Yoga Moms
S30 DessieKayla
 ELIMINATED 
Dessie & Kayla
Models

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination[5] First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "You're a Champion, Prove It" January 3, 2018 1 United States → Iceland Kristi & Jen Dessie & Kayla 1st Eliminated
11th Place
7.31[6] 1.6/6[6]
2 "You're the Best French Fry Ever" January 10, 2018 2 Iceland → Belgium Cody & Jessica April & Sarah 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
6.98[7] 1.4/5[7]
3 "It's Gonna Be a Fragrant Day" January 17, 2018 3 Belgium → Morocco Henry & Evan Cedric & Shawn Non-Elimination
Leg
6.84[8] 1.5/6[8]
4 "Gotta Put Your Sole into It" January 24, 2018 4 Morocco → France Alex & Conor Cedric & Shawn 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
6.17[9] 1.2/5[9]
5 France Lucas & Brittany Joey & Tim 4th Eliminated
8th Place
5 "The Claws Are Out" January 31, 2018 6 France → Czech Republic Kristi & Jen Trevor & Chris 5th Eliminated
7th Place
6.54[10] 1.3/5[10]
6 "All's Fair in Love and War" February 7, 2018 7 Czech Republic → Zimbabwe Alex & Connor Cody & Jessica Ordered to
Continue Racing
5.07[11] 1.1/4[11]
Lucas & Brittany Kristi & Jen
8 Zimbabwe Lucas & Brittany Eric & Daniel 6th Eliminated
6th Place
7 "The First Rule of Amazing Race Club" February 14, 2018 9 Zimbabwe → Bahrain Alex & Conor Lucas & Brittany 7th Eliminated
5th Place
4.12[12] 0.9/3[12]
10 Bahrain → Thailand Alex & Conor Henry & Evan Non-Elimination
Leg
8 "It's Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure" February 21, 2018 11 Thailand → Hong Kong Henry & Evan Alex & Conor 8th Eliminated
4th Place
4.27[13] 0.9/3[13]
12 Hong Kong → United States Cody & Jessica Kristi & Jen 3rd Place
Henry & Evan 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 Leg 12 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Cody & Jessica 2 1 5 2 6 6 5 5 4 2 2 1 3.27 6-3
2 Henry & Evan 3 8 1 6 4 3 3 4 3 4 1 2 3.55 4-5
3 Kristi & Jen 1 3 3 3 2 1 5 2 2 3 3 3 2.36 5-4
4 Alex & Conor 5 5 2 1 5 4 1 3 1 1 4 3.10 4-4
5 Lucas & Brittany 7 6 8 8 1 5 1 1 5 5.13 3-3
6 Eric & Daniel 8 9 7 7 3 2 3 6 6.00 3-3
7 Trevor & Chris 4 4 4 5 7 7 5.17 3-3
8 Joey & Tim 6 7 6 4 8 6.20 2-3
9 Cedric & Shawn 9 2 9 9 7.25 2-2
10 April & Sarah 10 10 10.00 0-2
11 Dessie & Kayla 11 11.00 1-0
Notes [1] [2] [3] [4]
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 that lost the Double Battle.
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: Cedric & Shawn arrived in 8th place, but were given a 30-minute penalty as a result of Cedric unwittingly giving Shawn advice at the Roadblock. Eric & Daniel checked in during this time, dropping them down to 9th.
2: Teams had to swap partners up until the Pit Stop, where they would wait for the actual partner in order to check in. Cody paired with Jen, Jessica paired with Kristi, Lucas paired with Conor, Brittany paired with Alex, Henry paired with Eric, and Evan paired with Daniel. The finishes on Leg 7 are not averaged in with the other legs teams raced due to the twist.
3: By the time Lucas & Brittany arrived at the Bahrain Financial Harbour in Manama, all teams had already checked in at the Pit Stop. Phil came out to their location in order to inform them of their elimination.
4: After all the other teams checked in, Phil went to Lan Kwai Fong to meet with Alex & Conor to inform them of their elimination.

Trivia

US

  • This marks the first time a season premieres in January.
  • At a total of eight weeks, The Amazing Race 30 is the shortest season in terms of seasonal run.
  • This is the first US season to feature the Double Battle (known as the "Head-to-Head").
  • The first season to not feature the Express Pass since its introduction in The Amazing Race 17.
  • The first season to not visit the Los Angeles Area since The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007).

Season

  • The top five teams were the only ones who won legs this season.

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