In season 29, in a brand-new twist, all 22 Racers are complete strangers who will meet on the starting line. Before “GO,”Racers will immediately compete in a challenge that will determine the order for picking a Teammate, based on nothing but first impressions. These new pairs of Teammates will then have mere moments to learn their traveling companion's name before beginning a race around the world that will span 9 countries, 17 cities and 36,000 miles.
Season 29 begins with 22 strangers meeting at the starting line in Los Angeles and then pairing up to form 11 teams who then fly to the first destination, Panama City.
Teams travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil where tensions rise between two teams when one goes back on their word.
Racers travel to Zanzibar, Tanzania where teams build and deliver desks to a local school. Also, tensions rise when teams face a blind double U-turn, and one team's Race may be in jeopardy when they misplace their passports.
A previously played U-turn causes friction between two teams in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Racers take on a record setting Roadblock by helping build a 13-story bonfire in Ålesund, Norway.
Several teams come together and target one set of Racers at the double U-turn in Lake Como, Italy.
Teams race through Venice, Italy where one team reaches a breaking point in a frantic search for a water taxi.
The race continues in Athens, Greece.
An extreme fear of heights paralyzes one Racer at a Roadblock when faced with bungee jumping 240 feet from a bridge into the Corinth Canal.
Teams battle the scorching heat while transporting shrimp baskets for one mile to a local fisherman, and one Racer approaches their breaking point during the exhausting Roadblock.
The final four teams race through Seoul, South Korea to clinch a spot in the finale and a chance to race for the one million dollar prize.
The final three teams race to Chicago where they must complete their last challenges within the city's most iconic landmarks, including Wrigley Field, the home of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, before they dash to the finish line. After nine countries, 17 cities, and 36,000 miles, one team will be crowned the winners of the amazing race and awarded the one million dollar prize.