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The Amazing Race Family Edition
TARlogo-USFamilyEdition
Version United States
Continents visited 1
Countries visited 4
Cities visited 50
Distance traveled 11,000 miles (18,000 kms)
Starting line Empire–Fulton Ferry State Park, New York City, New York
Finish line Joseph Davis State Environmental Park, Lewiston, New York
Filming dates July 7, 2005 - July 31, 2005
Season run September 27, 2005 - December 13, 2005
Number of legs 11
Number of teams 10
Winning team Linz Family
Runner(s)-up Bransen Family
Weaver Family
Cast
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Opening Sequence
The Amazing race 8 Intro00:45

The Amazing race 8 Intro

Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race 7
Next Season The Amazing Race 9

The Amazing Race Family Edition also known as the Family Edition, is the eighth season of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on September 27, 2005 and ended on December 13, 2005 on CBS.

Teams

LinzFamily
 1st place 
Linz Family
Siblings
BransenFamily
 2nd place 
Bransen Family
Dad and daughters
WeaverFamily
 3rd place 
Weaver Family
Widow and kids
GodlewskiFamily
 ELIMINATED 
Godlewski Family
Sisters
PaoloFamily
 ELIMINATED 
Paolo Family
Dad, mom and kids
GaghanFamily
 ELIMINATED 
Gaghan Family
Dad, mom and kids
SchroederFamily
 ELIMINATED 
Schroeder Family
Dad, stepmom and kids
AielloFamily
 ELIMINATED 
Aiello Family
Father and sons-in-law
RogersFamily
 ELIMINATED 
Rogers Family
Dad, mom and kids
BlackFamily
 ELIMINATED 
Black Family
Dad, mom and kids

Route Map

Episodes

Episode # Leg # Title Air Date Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(in millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 1 "Go, Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them!" September 27, 2005 New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania Godlewski Family Black Family 1st Eliminated
10th Place
2 2 "How Do We Know We Aren't Going to Get Shot?" October 4, 2005 Pennsylvania → District of Columbia → Virginia Weaver Family Rogers Family 2nd Eliminated
9th Place
3 3 "I Don't Kiss, I Make Out!" October 11, 2005 Virgina → South Carolina → Alabama Bransen Family Aiello Family 3rd Eliminated
8th Place
4 4 "Think Like An Office Chair" October 18, 2005 Alabama → Mississippi → Louisiana Bransen Family Schroeder Family 4th Eliminated
7th Place
5 5 "We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls" October 25, 2005 Louisiana → Panama Paolo Family Godlewski Family Non-Elimination
Leg
6 6 "I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do" November 1, 2005 Panama → Costa Rica Paolo Family Gaghan Family 5th Eliminated
6th Place
7 7 "You Look Ridiculous" November 8, 2005 Costa Rica → Arizona Godlewski Family Bransen Family Non-Elimination
Leg
8 Arizona Godlewski Family Paolo Family 6th Eliminated
5th Place
8 9 "How's That Face Feel?" November 22, 2005 Arizona → Utah Linz Family Weaver Family Non-Elimination
Leg
9 10 "Don't Talk to Me Like I Was an Animal or Something" November 29, 2005 Utah → Wyoming → Montana Bransen Family Godlewski Family Ordered to
Continue Racing
10 "The Family Christmas Card" December 6, 2005 Godlewski Family Paolo Family 7th Eliminated
4th Place
11 11 "25 Days, 50 Cities, And More Than 600 Consecutive Hours Together as a Family" December 13, 2005 Montana → Canada → New York Bransen Family Weaver Family Ordered to
Continue Racing
Linz Family Weaver Family 3rd Place
Bransen Family 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 Linz Family 9 2 2 3 4 2 3 2 1> 3 2 2 1 2.82 5-4-2-4
2 Bransen Family 7 6 1 1 3 3 5 4 2 1 1 1 2 3.18 4-5-4-2
3 Weaver Family 3 1 5 5 2 5< 2 3 4< 2 3 3 3 3.27 2-4-2-7
4 Godlewski Family 1 3 4 4 6 4 1 1 3 4 4 3.10 4-5-2-2
5 Paolo Family 6 8 6 2 1 1> 4 5 4.13 1-1-3-2
6 Gaghan Family 2 7 7 6 5 6 5.50 2-2-1-1
7 Schroeder Family 5 4 3 7 4.75 2-0-1-1
8 Aiello Family 8 5 8 7.00 0-0-1-2
9 Rogers Family 4 9 6.50 0-0-1-0
10 Black Family 10 10.00 0-0-0-0
Notes [1] [2] [3][4][5] [6]
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: An additional task in Leg 4 was presented to teams as a Roadblock but was aired as a miscellaneous task. This roadblock tally is included for this leg as every team was shown having a particular member performing it.
2: Leg 10 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, and shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
3: Leg 11 was also double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams picked up a charter flight to a mystery destination at Olympic Stadium, the leg's halfway point. This leg, was shown over a single two-hour episode.
4: The Weaver Family was not shown performing the Roadblock on air, as the Linz and Bransen Families had already crossed the Finish Line. The interview after the race with the family revealed that Rebecca was the team member who did the Roadblock.
5: The Bransen Family won "The Final Amazing Challenge" task shown on the CBS website after the end of the race.
6: The finishes in the first half of the superlegs in Leg 10 and Leg 11 are not counted as part of the average. Only the final finish in the leg is counted toward the average.

Records

Franchise

  • First time visits to Panama and Costa Rica.
  • First season not to have a team penalized nor have been told to go back and fix the mistake before checking in.
  • Most number of participants in a race: 40 people.
  • Third season to have back-to-back non-elimination legs (after Seasons 3 and 5).
  • First time that the penultimate leg was a Double-Length Leg.

US

  • Least number of countries visited, 4.
  • One of three seasons to have no teams returning in All-Stars.

Pit Stop Greeters

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