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Sam's Amazing Race 3
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Season Run October 19 – December 21 2008
Filmed August 2 – August 25 2008
Continents Visited 5
Countries/Territories Visited 10
Cities Visited 31
Winning Team Teri & Ian
Distance Travelled 41,000 miles
Number Of Legs 10
Number Of Teams 9
All-Stars Charla & Mirna
Oswald & Danny
Season chronology
Sam's Amazing Race 2 Sam's Amazing Race 4

This is the third installment of the fictional reality series, Sam's Amazing Race.

ProductionEdit

Applications for this race were due on 12 July 2008 and there were interviews for the top 50 teams on 29-30 July. The race was filmed in August and September 2008. There was rule changes in this race. There was no limit to the amount of Roadblocks that a team member could do in previous seasons, but now team members can only do a limit of 4 each until Leg 9, where they may freely choose who does the Final Roadblock. The Yield is now gone, and have been replaced by the U-turn. The U-turn allows 1 team to make another team do the detour that they did not complete. There is now a new non-elimination penalty. The Speed Bump has been introduced, making the team that finishes last on a non-elimination to complete an extra task before continuing with the race.

ResultsEdit

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks
performed
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Teri & Ian Married Parents 8th 6thB 5th 4th 5th 5th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st Teri 4, Ian 5
Joe & Bill Life Partners 6th 4thC 1stƒ 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd Joe 4, Bill 4
John Vito & Jill Formerly Dating 4th 6thD 7th 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 3rd John Vito 4, Jill 5
David & Mary Coalminer & Wife 3rd 3rdB 3rd 6th 6th 6th 1stƒ 2nd 4th David 4, Mary 3
Charla & Mirna Cousins 2nd 1stA 2nd 1stƒ 1st 2nd 5th 5th Charla 3, Mirna 3
Oswald & Danny Best Friends 5th 2ndA 6th 5th 4th 1stƒ 6th Oswald 3, Danny 2
Uchenna & Joyce Married 1st 5thC 4th 7th Uchenna 1, Joyce 2
Eric & Danielle Formerly Dating 7th 8thD Eric 0, Danielle 0
Kevin & Drew Lifelong Friends 9th Kevin 0, Drew 0
  • Red means the team was eliminated.
  • Green ƒ means the team won the Fast Forward clue. A green-colored leg number indicates that the Fast Forward was available for that leg but not used.
  • An underlined Blue team's placement means the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump task in the following leg.
  • A brown means the team chose to use a U-Turn; indicates the team who received it.
  • Matching letters means the teams paired up at an Intersection.

Episode Title QuotesEdit

  1. And So it Begins... - Eric
  2. Is Morse Code Some Sorta Monkey Language? - Mary
  3. Lawyers Can't Do Everything, Mirna - Charla
  4. Technology is Ruining Us - Mirna
  5. You are Just Like Hitler - Teri
  6. This is Like a Television Show! - Jill
  7. Are Chickens This Important? - John Vito
  8. These People Aren't Fighters - Ian
  9. It Tastes Like Feet - Teri
  10. It All Comes Down to This - Joe

Leg PrizesEdit

  1. A Trip for two to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2. A Trip for two to Tanzania
  3. A Trip for two to Krakow, Poland
  4. A Trip for two to Hawaii
  5. A Catamaran each
  6. A Trip for two to Guam
  7. A Trip for two to Petrohué, Chile
  8. A Trip for two to Alaska
  9. A Trip for two to Zanzibar
  10. $1,000,000

Race SummaryEdit

Plane Air travel destination    Bus Bus travel destination    Train Railroad destination   Ferry Water travel destination   Helicopter Helicopter travel destination
Detour Detour   RBlock Roadblock   Intersection Intersection   U-turn U-Turn   F-Forward Fast Forward   Speedbump Speed Bump   TAR-pitstop-icon Pit Stop
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Route map

Leg 1 (United States → Federated States of Micronesia)Edit

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In Leg 1, teams had to deliver a piece of Yap Money to a village for their next clue.

The first detour was Speed or Stamina. In Speed, teams must ride a speedboat around the perimeter of the island going to small villages along the way. Teams must collect a flag from each of the 4 villages and they must give them to a fisherman, who would have team’s next clue. In Stamina, teams must ride a kayak to a small island called Mangrove Island, 9 miles away.

Additional Tasks
  • In Guam, teams had to sign up for 1 of 2 charter planes to Yap, Micronesia.
  • At the Bridge, teams had to deliver a 5½ ft tall piece of Yap Money to a village 1¾ miles away to get their next clue.
  • At the Manta Ray Bay Hotel, teams had to sign in for 1 of 3 departure times - 8am, 8.30am and 8.50am.

Leg 2 (Federated States of Micronesia → Australia)Edit

The detour on this leg of the race required teams to choose either Bite it or Shell it. In Bite it, teams must go to the Lindt Chocolate Café and then bite through the 13000 chocolates until they find 1 of 10 with a white center. In Shell it, teams must go to a restaurant at Circular Quay and then shell 13kg of prawns. The Roadblock required one team member from each team to decode a message in Morse Code. This code would reveal the location of the team’s next pit stop.

Leg 3 (Australia → Hong Kong)Edit

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At the beginning of Leg 3, teams had to walk to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for their next clue.

The Fast Forward required teams to find the Travelocity Roaming Gnome in amongst many Buddha statues. The Roadblock on this leg of the race required one team member to take a lesson in making a wax model. Teams must then make a wax model of their partner to get their next clue. The detour on this leg was Chinese Characters or Chinese Food. In Chinese Characters, teams must search the market to find the stall with the next clue. The only clue teams are given is the name of it in Chinese. In Chinese Food, teams must find a clearly marked area near the entrance to the market. Once there, teams must eat some of the dishes found in a dim sum meal to get their next clue.

Additional Tasks
  • At the Sydney Harbour Bridge, teams had to walk up it to get their next clue.
  • At the Bank, teams had to count a bowl of Hong Kong money. If they count the correct amount, they will receive their next clue.
  • At the JUSCO store, teams were required to search for "a friend", which turned out to be the Travelocity Roaming Gnome. Once teams found one, they would find their next clue on the bottom of it.

Leg 4 (Hong Kong → Japan)Edit

The Speed Bump required John Vito & Jill to take part in goldfish scooping. They had scoop 30 goldfish with rice paper paddles that disintigrate easily in water. Once they got the 30 fish, they could continue racing. The detour on this leg was Ancient or Modern. In Ancient, teams must collect two ancient lanterns and deliver them to a Buddhist shrine where a monk would give teams their next clue. In Modern, teams must go to an internet café and play a video game on the Nintendo Wii. Teams must beat their opponent at this game to get their next clue. The Fast Forward required teams to go to a room filled with televisions and then turn on the televisions until they see one with the clue on the screen. The Roadblock required one team member from each team to solve a Sudoku puzzle.

Leg 5 (Japan)Edit

The detour on this leg was Sumo or Sushi. In Sumo, teams must go to a local sumo ring and then both team members must force a sumo wrestler out of the ring to get their next clue. In Sushi, teams must go to a local restaurant and eat a plate of sushi each. The Roadblock required one team member for each team to make a kimono that is suitable for a geisha. If a geisha is happy with the team's efforts, they will receive their next clue.

Leg 6 (Japan → South Africa → Zambia)Edit

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Leg 6's detour was centered around Victoria Falls.

The Speed Bump required David & Mary to complete a gorge swing to the bottom of the gorge. Then, they could then continue with the race. The Fast Forward required teams to complete a bungee jump into the Zambezi River. The detour was a choice between White Water and Clear Skies. In White Water, teams had to find Bundu Adventures. Teams then white water rafted down the Zambezi River to get to a route flag. In Clear Skies, teams went to a company called Del-Air and take a helicopter ride over the beautiful Victoria Falls. Teams had to spot the same route flag as the other detour and get their pilot to land next to it so that they can collect their clue. The Roadblock required one team member to learn and perform a traditional tribal dance.

Leg 7 (Zambia → South Africa → Morocco)Edit

The Fast Forward had teams drive 3 laps of the track in a racing car. The Roadblock had one team member fit parts of a car in its shell and then change the 4 tyres of it. The Speed Bump, which was not completed due to David & Mary completing the Fast Forward, required them to search piles of Moroccan spices. The objective was unknown. The detour on this leg of the race was Halal or Kosher. In Halal, teams must collect a chicken and search for a hard to find stall. Once there, the team must get their chicken blessed and take it to a house very far away to get their next clue. In Kosher, teams had to buy 5 kosher foods in Judaism. Teams must take their foods to a house that is very nearby, where they would get their next clue.

Leg 8 (Morocco → Bolivia)Edit

The detour choices on this leg of the race was Build it or Building. In Build it, teams must go to the nearby Musical Instrument Museum and then put a saxophone back together to get their next clue. In Building, teams must use a photograph to find a specific building somewhere in La Paz. Once teams find this building, they must go inside to get their next clue. The Roadblock required one team member from each team to defeat a "fighting cholita" at wrestling.

Additional Task
  • At the Peña, teams must play a Bolivian folk song correctly to get their next clue.

Leg 9 (Bolivia)Edit

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The first destination of Leg 9 was the Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba.

The detour was a choice between Drink the Drink or In the Drink. Drink the Drink required teams to go to La Cancha and find a small stall selling a Bolivian corn based beverage called Chicha. Each team member must drink this beverage to receive their next clue. In the Drink required teams to go to Huayallani Hang gliding Station and complete a 600m tandem hang glide. Teams must the get their clue from a buoy in the lake. The Roadblock on this leg required one team member to block 5 penalty kicks from teenage soccer players.

Leg 10 (Bolivia → Guatemala → United States)Edit

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The intermediate destination on the final leg was Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The detour on the final leg was Compass or Costume. In Compass, teams had to go to Mapa en Relieve. Once there, teams must collect a compass and use it to find a shop in the area, where they would get their next clue. In Costume, teams must go to the Ixchel Museum of Traditional Costumes. Once there teams must use a small piece of fabric to find a costume that it fits into to, to get their next clue. The Final Roadblock required one team member to climb the underside of the Brooklyn Bridge on a rope. Teams must collect a clue in the middle and then go back to their partner.

Additional Tasks
  • At the Apartment Block, teams had to climb to the top to get their next clue.
  • At Times Square, teams had to look at the screens for one with their next clue on it.
  • At Battery Park, teams collected a Kodak camera, and took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty. On the ferry ride there, teams had to take a photo of the statue. Teams then had to get a return ferry back to the mainland and develop their photo at the Kodak Store to get their next clue