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The Amazing Race 7
TARlogo-USoriginal
Version United States
Continents visited 5
Countries visited 10
Cities visited 25
Distance traveled 40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Starting line Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
Finish line Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Filming dates November 20, 2004 - December 19, 2004
Season run March 1, 2005 - May 10, 2005
Number of legs 12
Number of teams 11
Winning team Uchenna & Joyce
Runner(s)-up Rob & Amber
Ron & Kelly
Cast
TAR7cast
Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race 6
Next Season The Amazing Race Family Edition
Greeters

The Amazing Race 7 is the seventh season of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on March 1, 2005 with a two-hour premiere and ended on May 10, 2005 on CBS.

Synopsis

"Eleven new teams await the starting gun as the next the race is about to the begin.

In September 2004, The Amazing Race was awarded the Emmy Award for Best Reality program for the second consecutive year."[1]

Development

The seventh season of The Amazing Race was filmed between November and December 2004 for which they traveled 40,000 miles (64,000 km), spanning 10 different countries in 5 continents.

Travelocity, Toyota, and JVC were the official sponsors of the seasons and would provide the prizes awarded to first place teams on certain legs.

Teams

UchennaJoyce7
 1st place 
Uchenna & Joyce
Married
RobAmber7
 2nd place 
Rob & Amber
Engaged
RonKelly
 3rd place 
Ron & Kelly
Former POW/pageant queen
MeredithGretchen
 ELIMINATED 
Meredith & Gretchen
Married/retired
LynnAlex
 ELIMINATED 
Lynn & Alex
Boyfriends
BrianGreg
 ELIMINATED 
Brian & Greg
Brothers
RayDeana
 ELIMINATED 
Ray & Deana
Dating on and off
SusanPatrick
 ELIMINATED 
Susan & Patrick
Mother/son
DebbieBianca
 ELIMINATED 
Debbie & Bianca
Lifelong Friends
MeganHeidi
 ELIMINATED 
Megan & Heidi
Roommates
RyanChuck
 ELIMINATED 
Ryan & Chuck
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 "Courteous? This is a Race!" March 1, 2005 United States → Peru Debbie & Bianca Ryan & Chuck 1st Eliminated
11th Place
2 2 "The Whole Country Hates Me" March 8, 2005 Peru → Chile Rob & Amber Megan & Heidi 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
3 3 "Do You Need Some Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation?" March 15, 2005 Chile → Argentina Lynn & Alex Debbie & Bianca 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
4 4 "What A Gaucho You Are!" March 22, 2005 Argentina Rob & Amber Susan & Patrick 4th Eliminated
8th Place
5 5 "I've Been Wanting A Face-Lift for A Long Time" March 29, 2005 Argentina → South Africa Ray & Deana Meredith & Gretchen Non-Elimination
Leg
6 South Africa → Botswana Ron & Kelly Ray & Deana 5th Eliminated
7th Place
6 7 "Houston, We Have An Elephant" April 5, 2005 Botswana Rob & Amber Brian & Greg 6th Eliminated
6th Place
7 None "They Saved The Eyeball" April 6, 2005 Recap Episode
8 8 "Mow'em Down Like Grass" April 12, 2005 Botswana → India Rob & Amber Meredith & Gretchen Ordered to
Continue Racing
9 "We Have A Bad Elephant" April 19, 2005 Uchenna & Joyce Lynn & Alex 7th Eliminated
5th Place
10 9 "We Got a Gnome! We Got a Gnome!" April 26, 2005 India → Turkey Uchenna & Joyce Ron & Kelly Non-Elimination
Leg
11 10 "The Devil Made Me Do It" May 3, 2005 Turkey → United Kingdom Rob & Amber Meredith & Gretchen 8th Eliminated
4th Place
12 11 "Five Continents, 25 Cities, And More Than 40,000 Miles" May 10, 2005 United Kingdom → Jamaica Ron & Kelly Uchenna & Joyce Non-Elimination
Leg
12 Jamaica → Puerto Rico → United States Uchenna & Joyce Ron & Kelly 3rd Place
Rob & Amber 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 Uchenna & Joyce 8 4 2 3 6 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 1 3.08 6-5
2 Rob & Amber 3 1 5 1 5 2 1 1 3 3 1> 2 2 2.42 6-6
3 Ron & Kelly 10 2 4 4 2 1 2 2 2 4 2< 1 3 3.08 6-6
4 Meredith & Gretchen 6 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 4 2 4 5.40 6-4
5 Lynn & Alex 5 5 1 5 4 4 4 4 5 4.13 4-4
6 Brian & Greg 4 9 3 2 3 6 6 4.71 3-3
7 Ray & Deana 7 3 6 6 1 7 5.00 2-2
8 Susan & Patrick 2 8 8 8 6.50 1-2
9 Debbie & Bianca 1 6 9 5.33 2-0
10 Megan & Heidi 9 10 9.50 1-0
11 Ryan & Chuck 11 11.00 0-0
Notes [1] [2][3] [4] [5]
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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield





Notes
1: Rob, Meredith and Deana decided to forfeit the Roadblock; their teams were all issued 4-hour penalties at the Roadblock site starting from the arrival of the next team.
2: Uchenna & Joyce initially arrived 3rd, but they didn't complete the Roadblock correctly and were forced to finish it. This did not affect their placement.
3: Meredith & Gretchen initially arrived 4th, but they missed their final clue at the end of the Roadblock, Lynn & Alex checked in during that time period, dropping them to 5th.
4: Leg 8 was double-length with two Detours and two Roadblocks shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point. The leg's Fast Forward was offered after the halfway point, and thus permitted Uchenna & Joyce to skip only the second set of challenges. The Yield appeared before the first Roadblock.
5: The finishes in the first half of the superleg in Leg 8 are not counted as part of the average. Only the final finish in the leg is counted toward the average.

Memorable Moments

Good Situations

  • Meredith & Gretchen overcoming the non-elimination penalty from the Leg 5 and getting 5th place in the subsequent leg.
  • Brian & Greg overcoming a car accident and beating Ray & Deana in a footrace to the pit stop.

Bad Situations

  • Debbie & Bianca going two hours in the wrong direction.
  • Gretchen gashing her head at the Detour in Leg 5.
  • Brian & Greg flipping over their car in Leg 6, injuring their cameraman.
  • Lynn & Alex's cab driver drove them to the wrong palace in search of the pit stop in Leg 8.

Records

Franchise

  • First season not to circumnavigate the globe.
  • First time visits to Peru, Chile, Botswana, Turkey, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.
  • First season to implement the penalty for the last team to arrive at the non-elimination leg were forced to surrender all of their possessions (except for their passports and the clothes they were wearing, for the remainder of the race).
    • This was in addition to already being stripped of all their accumulated money and not receive any money on the next leg.
      • Teams were also not allowed to beg for money prior to the start of the next leg.
  • Second season that the final three teams were all co-ed teams.
  • Third season where all the final three teams are co-ed teams.
    • Coincidentally again, all the final three teams were involved in a love relationship.

Pit Stop Greeters

Click here for this season's Greeters

Reception

  • Maureen Ryan at Chicago Tribune (03/01/2005): "Amazing Race picking up speed"

External links

  1. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2005/01/18/eleven-new-teams-await-the-starting-gun-as-the-next-the-amazing-race-is-about-to-begin-17648/20050118cbs01/

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    • Why is the United Kingdom shown on team profiles, routes, flags, etc. instead of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland?
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