|The Amazing Race Family Edition|
|Distance traveled||11,000 miles (18,000 kms)|
|Starting line||New York City, New York|
|Finish line||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|
|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.
|Episode #||Leg #||Title||Air Date||Destination||First Place||Last Place||Finish|| Viewership|
|1||1||"Go, Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them!"||September 27, 2005||New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania||Godlewski Family||Black Family|| 1st Eliminated|
|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|
|3||3||"I Don't Kiss, I Make Out!"||October 11, 2005||Virgina → South Carolina → Alabama||Bransen Family||Aiello Family|| 3rd Eliminated|
|4||4||"Think Like An Office Chair"||October 18, 2005||Alabama → Mississippi → Louisiana||Bransen Family||Schroeder Family|| 4th Eliminated|
|5||5||"We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls"||October 25, 2005||Louisiana → Panama||Paolo Family||Godlewski Family|| Non-Elimination|
|6||6||"I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do"||November 1, 2005||Panama → Costa Rica||Paolo Family||Gaghan Family|| 5th Eliminated|
|7||7||"You Look Ridiculous"||November 8, 2005||Costa Rica → Arizona||Godlewski Family||Bransen Family|| Non-Elimination|
|8||Arizona||Godlewski Family||Paolo Family|| 6th Eliminated|
|8||9||"How's That Face Feel?"||November 22, 2005||Arizona → Utah||Linz Family||Weaver Family|| Non-Elimination|
|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|
|10||"The Family Christmas Card"||December 6, 2005||Godlewski Family||Paolo Family|| 7th Eliminated|
|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|
|Linz Family||Weaver Family||3rd Place|
|Bransen Family||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||Average|
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.
- 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.
- Least number of countries visited, 4.
- One of three seasons to have no teams returning in All-Stars.
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