"We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race: Family Edition
Episode No.: 5/11 (090)
First Broadcast: October 25, 2005
Viewership (in millions): 10.38[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.1/10
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Think Like an Office Chair"
Next: "I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do"

We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.


Teams are ecstatic to trade their car keys for plane tickets to their next destination out of the country.

The families depart from New Orleans, La. and head to Barro Colorado Islanda in Gamboa, Panama. One racer repeatedly strikes out during a road block and gets irritated by the incessant encouragement from fellow teammates. Two teams race for the first Fast Forward on the course where they must face a fear of extreme heights. Under enormous pressure and afraid of falling behind, one family gets heated with their driver for wanting to pick up other passengers.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Preservation Hall are as follows:

  1. Bransen Family (12:40 am)
  2. Paolo Family (12:41 am)
  3. Linz Family (12:49 am)
  4. Godlewski Family (1:39 am)
  5. Weaver Family (1:52 am)
  6. Gaghan Family (1:54 am)

Teams must fly to Panama City, Panama. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Gamboa and find the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Once there, teams must cross the Panama Canal to a nearby island and find a scientist named Ricardo Diaz, who would give their next clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after receiving their clue from Ricardo Diaz.

Teams must make their way to Balboa and find Pier 12 on the Panama Canal. At Pier 12, they will find a crane and in pairs, must tandem bungee jump. Once all members have completed the drop, they would win the Fast Forward. The Paolo Family won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Rhythm
Teams must travel by Diablo Rojo to Casco Viejo. They must visit several locations to collect four musical instruments – saxophone (in Teatro Nacional de Panamá), trumpet (in Escuela Simón Bolívar), conga drum (in Casa Góngora) and trombone (Instituto Nacional de Cultura). Once they've retrieved all the instruments, they must deliver them by foot to Take Five Jazz and Wine where a band leader would hand their next clue.

The Gaghan, Godlewski, and Linz Families chose this task.

Choice B: Coos
Teams must travel by Diablo Rojo to El Parque Metropolitan and use binoculars to search within the rainforest canopy for wooden replicas of five local bird species. They have to circle the correct bird species discovered on a chart on the provided bird identification card. When all five are circled, they must present the card to the bird expert to get their next clue. However, if they circle the wrong birds, they would have to repeat the task until getting it right.

The Bransen and Weaver Families chose this task.

Teams must travel by Diablo Rojo to Estadio Juan Demostenes Arosemena and find their next clue on the grounds of the stadium.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to step up to the baseball plate and face off against a champion little league pitcher. If the team member could successfully hit a base hit or a home run, they would receive their next clue from the umpire. Only one team member at a time could attempt this challenge, but they would return to the back of the queue if they failed three times.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to the Miraflores Locks to check in.

For coming in first place, the Paolo Family won a Gamboa Rainforest Resort package at the Panama Canal, Panama provided by Travelocity.

For coming in last place, the Godlewski Family would have to surrender all of their money and possessions, except for the clothes they're wearing and their passports, and they would not receive any money at the start of the next leg.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S8 PaoloFamily
 1st place 
Paolo Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
S8 WeaverFamily
 2nd place 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids
S8 BransenFamily
 3rd place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
S8 LinzFamily
 4th place 
Linz Family
S8 GaghanFamily
 5th place 
Gaghan Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
S8 GodlewskiFamily
 6th place 
Godlewski Family


  • This episode's title was said by Tommy of the Linz Family.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Panama.


  • Fara Kearnes at (10/26/2005): "The Pink Ladies are Sparred"
  • Reagen Sulewski at Box Off Prophets (11/07/2005): "Family Edition Episode 5 Recap"