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The Amazing Race 30
TAR29 Logo
Version United States
Countries visited 10
Cities visited 21
Starting line Washington Square Park, New York City, New York
Filming dates October 1, 2017 - October 24, 2017
Season run January 3, 2018 - February 21, 2018[1]
Cast
TAR30 Cast
Opening Sequence
The Amazing Race 30 Intro

The Amazing Race 30 Intro

Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race 29
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
 Racing 
Cody & Jessica
Dating
S30 CedricShawn
 Racing 
Cedric & Shawn
Retired NBA Players
S30 KristiJen
 Racing 
Kristi & Jen
Professional Skiers
S30 TrevorChris
 Racing 
Trevor & Chris
Dating Violinists
S30 AlexConor
 Racing 
Alex & Conor
IndyCar Drivers
S30 LucasBrittany
 Racing 
Lucas & Brittany
Dating Lifeguards
S30 JoeyTim
 Racing 
Joey & Tim
Competitive Eaters
S30 HenryEvan
 Racing 
Henry & Evan
Dating Debaters
S30 EricDaniel
 Racing 
Eric & Daniel
Twin Brothers
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
4 "Gotta Put Your Sole into It" January 24, 2018 4 Morocco → France
5 France

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
Cody & Jessica 2 1 1-1
Cedric & Shawn 9 2 0-2
Kristi & Jen 1 3 1-1
Trevor & Chris 4 4 1-1
Alex & Conor 5 5 1-1
Lucas & Brittany 7 6 1-1
Joey & Tim 6 7 1-1
Henry & Evan 3 8 1-1
Eric & Daniel 8 9 1-1
10 April & Sarah 10 10~ 10.00 0-2
11 Dessie & Kayla 11 11.00 1-0
Notes [1]
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 that lost the Double Battle.

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.

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 will be the first US season to feature the Double Battle (known as the "Head-to-Head").[9]

Reception

Gallery

Videos

References

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