The Amazing Race/Season Five

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Season Five
The Amazing Race
Season Premiere July 6, 2004
Season Finale September 21, 2004
Episode Count 12
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Season Five of The Amazing Race premiered on July 6, 2004.


  • Contestant Information: Information of all the teams on the season and their placements throughout the race
  • Placement and Results: A table listing of the results of every leg on the race, including leg-to-leg results of each team


# # Title Airdate
49 1 Clearly, I'm More Intelligent Than You July 6, 2004
50 2 It Turned Ugly Just Now July 13, 2004
51 3 I Got Electrocuted July 20, 2004
52 4 Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat? July 27, 2004
53 5 Are You Good at Puzzles? August 3, 2004
54 6 Why Can't We Get a Camel? August 10, 2004
55 7 Are You Sure This Is Safe? August 17, 2004
56 8 I'm Going to Jail August 24, 2004
57 9 If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up! August 31, 2004
58 10 They're Screwing the Helmet to My Head -- It Can't Be Good! September 7, 2004
59 11 It's Okay, Run Them Over! September 14, 2004
60 12 You've Just Made Me a Millionaire September 21, 2004


11 teams set out from Santa Monica and raced for $1,000,000. Jim injured his knee badly, but he and his daughter, Marsha got on the flight in time. In Uruguay, teams struggled to carry a 55 pound slab of meat. Dennis politely gave the taxi to Colin & Christie upsetting Erika. Chip & Kim and Kami & Karli missed the cluebox. But Dennis & Erika couldn't recover and were eliminated.

In the next leg, teams grew frustrated with dogs during the detour. Alison & Donny fared the worst. Teams kept on switching buses and taxis. Alison & Donny couldn't recover and were eliminated.

In the next leg, Jim & Marsha suffered a ticketing error and were left stranded. Marshall can't get his teeth to work at the Roadblock. But Jim & Marsha couldn't catch up and were eliminated.

In the next leg, teams scrambled for a flight to Saint Petersburg. Colin & Christie led the way, until a roadblock involving eating caviar made Christie squirm. Chip's iron stomach propelled him and Kim to first place. Nicole became ill, but confidently finished it. Bob & Joyce couldn't recover from a ticket snafu and were eliminated.

In the next leg, teams flew to Cairo, Egypt where Colin & Christie took the Fast Forward and triumphed.

Then in Giza, Marshall's aching knees put him and Lance to the back of the pack. The brothers arrived last at the Roadblock and they became the first team in Amazing Race history to quit.

In the next leg, Colin & Christie tries to block Charla & Mirna. But some fancy footwork helped the cousins and Linda & Karen in the lead, until an airport delay put them in the back of the pack. In Tanzania, Brandon & Nicole argued with their bus driver over a full fare, while Chip & Kim bonded with the locals at the Detour. Colin found the going rough at the Roadblock and Chip excelled again. Charla & Mirna couldn't make up lost time and had an emotional farewell.

In the next leg, Colin had an argument with the cab driver and was led to the police station. His protests couldn't get the boss's attention and payed the fare the cab driver wanted and stormed off and tensions rose between him and Christie. But they reconciled after landing first once again.

Then in Dubai, Linda & Karen were met with a somewhat similar predicament like Colin's. But it was all settled peacefully. Then in India, Brandon & Nicole went for the Fast Forward. But they found out that they have to cut off all their hair and came in last but were not eliminated.

In the next leg, Kami & Karli had some airport woes. Then they got lost on the way to Rotorua and after a near prank by Chip, they couldn't catch up and were eliminated.

In the next leg, Linda & Karen were at each other's throats upon navigation. Chip & Kim yielded Colin & Christie. Then the dating couple clashed at the detour, but were not eliminated.

In the next leg, Colin & Christie remained last, until Karen struggled to ascend a rock wall at the roadblock, and the bowling moms were eliminated.

In the final leg, teams flew to Canada where Brandon & Nicole floundered at the Detour, while Chip & Kim took a couple of wipeouts. But even though they arrived last the airport, they discovered that the American Airline flight to which Colin & Christie and Brandon & Nicole booked on was delayed by the fog. The married parents booked the United Airlines flight which is faster. When the other teams found out, they tried desperately to join the married parents on the United flight. But in Denver, they received a nasty shock when they found out their bags that were tagged on the American Airlines flight meant they could not switch to United. They offered to ditch the bags, but it was against the rules of the FAA. The mishap allowed Chip & Kim to run across the finish line and become the official winners of The Amazing Race.

The Amazing Race Seasons
Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6 | Season 7 | Season 8 | Season 9 | Season 10 | Season 11 | Season 12 | Season 13 | Season 14 | Season 15 | Season 16 | Season 17 | Season 18 | Season 19 | Season 20 | Season 21 | Season 22 | Season 23 | Season 24 | Season 25 | Season 26 | Season 27 | Season 28 | Season 29 | Season 30  | Season 31