The Amazing Race 11 (titled The Amazing Race: All-Stars) was the eleventh installment of the popular six-time Emmy Award winner reality television show, The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 11 featured eleven teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world.
Shortly after filming of the Race completed, approximately late December 2006, a detailed boot-list spoiler surfaced and quickly circulated among several Internet discussion boards. The list showed a completely accurate elimination order, including the exact order of finish for the final three teams.
This season's 11 teams were selected from past contestants, representing seven of the series' first ten editions. Keoghan personally submitted a list of 15 teams that he thought should return. Ten of them were chosen. The one he didn't choose was Eric & Danielle, who did not previously race together. Keoghan said, "I didn't think of that new combination, which actually is a really good one. He also added that the production team's goal for the race "wasn't to pick the best racers", but "to pick the teams that have earned the most attention over the last 10 seasons". Some former racers were angered by their omission from All-Stars, most notably Chip and Kim (Season 5) and BJ and Tyler (Season 9) who publicly criticized CBS' casting process. Colin and Christie (Season 5) were expected to be in All-Stars but could not participate due to Christie's pregnancy.
|Relationship||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks |
|Eric & Danielle|
Season 9: 2nd/8th
|Dating||4th||4th||3rd||2nd||6th||5th||5th||5th+||3rd<||4th||3rd<6||2nd||1st||Eric 6, Danielle 4|
|Dustin & Kandice|
Season 10: 4th
|Beauty Queens||6th||6th||4th1||5th||2nd||4th||1st||3rd^||1st>||2nd||1st||1st||2nd||Dustin 5, Kandice 5|
|Charla & Mirna|
Season 5: 6th
|Cousins||8th||8th||8th||7th||1st||1st||4th||4th^||2nd||3rd||2nd||3rd||3rd||Charla 6, Mirna 4|
|Oswald & Danny |
Season 2: 4th
|Best Friends||2nd||2nd||5th||1st||4th||2nd||2nd||1stƒ~||4th||1stƒ||4th>||4th||Oswald 4, Danny 4|
|Uchenna & Joyce|
Season 7: Winners
|Married||7th||5th||2nd||6th||7th||3rd2||3rd||1stƒ~||5th||Uchenna 3, Joyce 25|
|Joe & Bill|
Season 1: 3rd
|Life Partners||5th||3rd||7th||4th||5th||6th||6th||6th+3||Joe 2, Bill 4|
|Teri & Ian|
Season 3: 2nd
|Married Parents||3rd||7th||6th||3rd||3rd||7th||Teri 2, Ian 3|
|Rob & Amber|
Season 7: 2nd
|Newlyweds||1st||1st||1st||8th||Rob 1, Amber 2|
|David & Mary|
Season 10: 6th
|Coalminer and Wife||9th||9th||9th||David 1, Mary 1|
|Kevin & Drew|
Season 1: 4th
|Lifelong Friends||10th||10th||Kevin 1, Drew 0|
|John Vito & Jill|
Season 3: 5th
|Formerly Dating||11th||John Vito 0, Jill 0|
CBS posted short videos on its website after each episode aired in the Pacific time zone to show the eliminated teams interacting at the villa.
In the first Detour of the race, teams had to chose between Wrangle It and Recover It. In Wrangle It, teams had to help local cowboys lasso, tie down, and groom one wild horse whose hooves grow so long that they prevent them from walking properly. Team members had to use traditional tools to clip its hooves to a safe length and to trim its mane and tail. In Recover It, one team member had to put on an historical military uniform. Then, the team must search the field for three items missing from the uniform: an epaulette, a button and a sword.
The Roadblock for this leg was to enter the ground floor boardroom and search the boardroom for letters of the alphabet that were on display. Teams needed to figure out that the majority of the letters when unscrambled would spell out one of the ten destinations inscribed on the plaques hanging on the wall. When they think they solved the puzzle, they had to show their answer to the security guard who would hand them their next clue if they were correct. The Detour was By Hand or By Machine. In By Hand, teams had to choose a two-ton tire and, by properly aligning the bolts and washers, finish securing it to a dump truck. In By Machine, each team member had to take a turn driving a huge front loader to transfer enough gravel to cover a marked yellow line on a stick.
For the Roadblock on this leg of the race, one team member had to choose an 1800-gallon fish-breeding tank, jump in, and catch and transfer all 80 flounder from the breeding tank to a holding tank at the other end of the farm. Once finished, their clue would be revealed at the bottom of the tank. The Detour was a choice between Vertical Limit or River Wild. In Vertical Limit, teams had to walk to a cliff where both team members needed to complete a rock climb. Each team member would grab one half of their clue at the top of the climb. In River Wild, teams had to backtrack two miles (3 km) to the banks of Rio Petrohué where they would complete a two and a half mile white water rafting course through level 3 and 4 rapids.
Teams chose between Navigate It and Sign It for this leg's Detour. In Navigate It, teams had to use a map of Punta Arenas to get to the town plaza where a sailor would hand them a compass. Then, using the compass, the teams needed to walk directly south to find the Nautilus Building, a deep-sea salvage business. In Sign It, teams had to choose a pole and building supplies and carry them up a flight of stairs to Magellan's Map. Using the map as a reference, teams needed to figure out his journey around the world began and ended in Seville. Then, they had to build a traditional local signpost listing in order the fourteen ports of call in his voyage. While the signs didn't have to point in the right direction, all the cities had to be spelled correctly. The Roadblock on this leg was to sort through 1,600 pieces of mail and find one of two messages addressed to their team, written by one of the other teams from their season. The team member then had to read the message inside it to their partner, after which they received their next clue.
For the Roadblock, one team member had to use a rat to find a race marker above a deactivated mine. Once their rat gave the signal that it found something, an Apopo Mine Technician would search the area. When the Race marker was found, the team would receive their next clue. This leg's Detour was Pamper or Porter. In Pamper, teams had to travel half a mile to the Maputo Central Market, choose a nail polish kit, and convince people to pay them to paint their nails, which in Maputo is a job usually performed by men. Teams needed to earn at least 30 meticals, which is about one U.S. dollar, to receive their next clue. In Porter, teams made their way two miles to Market de Janet where they would use their bare hands to fill 10 large 45-pound bags with coal and sew each of them shut. Then, teams had to carry one of the ten heavy bags to a specified address where the owner would hand them their next clue.Additional task
The Detour for this leg was Solve It or Schlep It. In Solve It, teams had to make their way one third of a mile to the Beyt al Chai hotel where they would put together a 62-piece puzzle that recreates an image from a style of local artwork known as Tinga Tinga. In Schlep It, teams made their way one mile to the Kijangwani Lumber Yard. Once there, they had to choose a local handcart and load two 50-pound logs into their cart. Once loaded, teams had to travel more than a mile to deliver the logs to a shipyard. This leg's Roadblock had one team member learn how to use a traditional wooden weapon called a rungu used by members of the Maasai people by throwing it to destroy clay targets in order to retrieve their next clue from inside.
The Detour was Perfect Pitch or Perfect Angle. In Perfect Pitch, teams had to make their way three-quarters of a mile to the Prymas Palace and choose a grand piano. Then, they needed to use the provided tools to tune one key of the keyboard. Once the concert pianist played a piece of Chopin's music and determined that their piano was in tune, he would hand them their next clue. In Perfect Angle, teams made their way approximately half a mile to the Escada Boutique to pick up a mannequin and carry it another to the Panoramik Laboratory. Once there, teams had to use an x-ray machine to locate a clue embedded somewhere inside their mannequin which needed to be positioned at a very specific angle for the image to capture the name of their next destination and commemorate Marie Curie. The unaired Roadblock required teams to row a boat out onto the reflecting pool in front of the palace. The objective is unknown.
At the Intersection, teams had to join with one other team to complete tasks and make decisions together until further notice, including completing the Fast Forward. The Fast Forward was to have each team climb a set of stairs up two different towers (the tower of St. Mary's Basilica and the tower of Town Hall) and count how many stairs there were. They then had to add up the result and tell it to a guard, who would give them a clue directing them to the Pit Stop. The Detour for this leg of the race was Eat It Up or Roll It Out. In Eat It Up, the intersected teams would make their way one and a half miles to an old market. Once there, each team member had to use traditional methods to make one three-inch length of Polish Kielbasa sausage. After finishing, the teams would be served eight feet of cooked Kielbasa. Once each person ate two feet of sausage, the teams would receive their next clue. In Roll It Out, the intersected teams would make their way one and a half miles to the J. Mazurek bakery and properly roll out twenty bagels. When finished, they would make their way on foot one quarter of a mile to a nearby restaurant with a delivery of fresh bagels for the headwaiter. In the Roadblock, one team member had to don a full suit of authentic medieval armor and lead a horse half a mile through the forest to the castle gates. Once at the castle, they had to deliver the horse to the stable boy, enter the courtyard, and search for the Pit Stop.Additional task
At the elevated walkway near the Kampung Baru mosque was the first of two Yields in the race. The Detour for this leg of the race was a choice between Artistic Expression or Cookie Confection. In Artistic Expression, teams needed to travel one third of a mile on foot to Dewan Lama. Once there, they had to use an ancient technique known as batik to exactly duplicate one of three patterns onto and then dye a piece of cloth. In Cookie Confection, teams made their way on foot half a mile to Chow Kit Bomba and had to search through 600 boxes of traditional Malaysian festive cookies, by biting into them, and find the one cookie that had a black licorice center. The Roadblock on this leg of the race was a nod to Malaysia's eco-friendly practice of recycling. Team members had to choose a bicycle with a side cart attached and then scour the neighborhood Taman Sri Hartamas for residents willing to give them their used newspapers. Once they had collected enough newspapers to make a stack eight hands (approximately six ft) high, they would receive their next clue
In the second of only two Fast Forwards on the race, teams had to travel five miles (8 km) to a film set located at the former Kai Tak Airport where a high-speed stunt was being filmed for an action movie. When they arrived, they had to get in a car with a professional stunt driver and complete a stunt course, involving sharp turns and the car flipping over. This leg's detour was Kung Fu Fighting or Lost in Translation. In Kung Fu Fighting, teams had to travel five miles (8 km) to Tonkin Street and find a nearby building (The location was the Former Cheung Sha Wan Police Quarters, but this information was not mentioned). Once there, they had to climb up an 11-story bamboo scaffold while avoiding an ongoing battle between stunt kung fu experts to reach the top and retrieve their next clue. In Lost in Translation, teams needed to make their way four miles to Kowloon City and find Nga Tsin Wai Road. Once there, they had to search among hundreds of similar-looking Chinese signs for the specific sign shown in a photo in their clue. When they matched the photo with the correct store sign, the owner would hand them their next clue. In the Roadblock for this leg, one teammate had to kick down doors, and search the rooms behind the doors for their clue.Additional task
Right outside the elevator in the inner rim in Macau Tower was the second of two Yields in the race. In the Roadblock for this leg of the race, teams had to perform the world's tallest Skyjump, walking around the outer rim of the observation deck, and then take a tethered jump off of the tower. The Detour for this leg of the race was Noodle or Dragon. In Noodle, teams had to make two bundles of traditional Chinese noodles. In Dragon, teams had to carry a dragon head and drum and carry it ¾ of a mile to Nam Van Lake to find the one dragon boat the dragon's head matched. After the Detour, teams had to locate a marked Mini Moke and drive themselves to the Pit Stop.
In the Detour for this leg of the race, teams had to choose between Care Package or Engine Care. In Care Package, teams must fill a 500 pound package with various humanitarian aid items for a neighboring island. Once complete, the teams must then board onto a transport plane and participate in an air drop training exercise. Though easier, the mission would take at least half an hour. In Engine Care, teams had to clean an engine pod and associated flap section on the wing of a B-52 bomber until one of the base's sergeants feels the portion of the plane is clean enough. In the Roadblock, teams had to perform a search and rescue mission. Using a GPS receiver, team members had to find a pilot in the Guam forest, receive new GPS co-ordinates from him, locate the landing zone, and signal for a helicopter to pick them up and bring them back to the naval base.
In the Detour for this leg of the race, teams had to choose between Under or Over. In Under, teams had to swim into a cave where their next clue would be anchored to the floor of the cave. In Over, teams had to use a paddle board to reach a buoy that had their next clue. Photos on the official CBS website suggest that the unaired Roadblock involved jumping off a cliff into the water below, as Mirna and Danielle were shown doing this task in the photos. Footage of Charla & Mirna approaching jeeps with the clue inside each jeep after their helicopter landed in Lanai suggest that the location of the Roadblock was most likely in Hawaii before the Detour, though the exact location is unknown.Additional tasks