The Amazing Race X
Season run October 3, 2011
– December 13, 2011
No. of episodes 12
Winning team Craig & Emma Barrington
Continents visited 5
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 22
Distance traveled 30,000 miles
(48,279 kilometres)
Season chronology
Next The Amazing Race X2

The Amazing Race X (now referred to as The Amazing Race X1) is the first installment of a reality television show based on the reality television series The Amazing Race. It premiered on October 3, 2011 and ended on December 13, 2011 on RFF TV. The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan.

Father and daughter Craig and Emma Barrington were the winners of the race, and are the first parent/child team to win the competition.


Development and filmingEdit

The first season of the The Amazing Race X traveled 30,000 miles across 9 countries and 5 continents. Filming started on October 3, with teams leaving from Los Angeles International Airport and heading for New Zealand. This is the first season of The Amazing Race not to visit any new countries.


Applications for the first season of The Amazing Race X opened on September 5, 2011. The eventual cast of eleven ranged from family members to best friends and couples.


The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Craig & Emma Father/Daughter 9th 6th 5th 1stƒ 2nd 4th 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 3rd 1st Craig 6, Emma 5
Bernard & Thomas Partners 1st 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 1stε1 3rd 2nd 2nd 4th 1st 2nd Bernard 5, Thomas 6
Alexa & Karina Best Friends 5th 1st 3rd 8th 7th 2nd 5th 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd Alexa 6, Karina 6
Lisa & Kelly Teachers 3rd 4th 7th 7th 5th 5th 1st 3rd 5th 3rd 4th Lisa 6, Kelly 5
Stefan & Kat Stepsiblings 2nd 5th 6th 5th 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 3rd 5th Stefan 5, Kat 5
Yulia & Cecilia Street Magicians 8th 8th 8th 3rd 6th 6th 6th Yulia 4, Cecilia 3
Diamond & Pearl Dentist/Hygienist 6th 9th 1st 4th 1st 7th Diamond 3, Pearl 3
Esther & Jace Dating 4th 2nd 2nd 6th 8th Esther 3, Jace 2
Otto & Ford NASCAR Drivers 10th 7th 9th Otto 2, Ford 1
Lance & Lalaine Twins 7th 10th Lance 1, Lalaine 1
Robert & Lee Law Students 11th Robert 0, Lee 1
  • A red team placement means the team was eliminated.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward.
  • A purple ε indicates that the team decided to use the Express Pass on that leg.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump during the next leg of the race.
  • A brown ⊃ or a cyan ⋑ indicates that the team chose to use one of the two U-Turns in a Double U-Turn; or indicates the team who received it.
  • An underlined leg number indicates that there was no mandatory rest period at the Pit Stop and all teams were ordered to continue racing. The first place team was still awarded a prize for that leg.
  1. ^ Bernard & Thomas used the Express Pass to bypass the Roadblock in Leg 6.

Episode title quotesEdit

Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.

  1. "I Like Pink, I Don't Like Heights! (New Zealand)" – Karina
  2. "I Felt Like a Piñata! (New Zealand)" – Stefan
  3. "It's Anyone's Game Now... (Malaysia)" – Yulia
  4. "Pure Chaos (India)" – Cecilia
  5. "I'm an Accountant, I'm No Tradesman (India)" – Craig
  6. "A Screaming Metal Death Trap Awaits! (United Arab Emirates)" – Karina
  7. "Hot Mess (Zambia)" – Cecilia
  8. "Wonder Woman Is Tired (England)" – Kat
  9. "I'm Here To Give You a New Hairdo! (England)" – Kat
  10. "To The Pantry! (France)" – Craig
  11. "I Need My Beauty Sleep! (Canada)" – Craig
  12. "Don't Despair! (Philadelphia, USA)" – Thomas


The prize for each leg is awarded to the first place team for that leg.

  • Leg 1 – 3 extra attribute points and The Express Pass – an item that can be used on the race to skip any one task of the team's choosing.
  • Leg 2 to Leg 11 – 3 extra attribute points
  • Leg 12US$1 million

Race summaryEdit


The route of the 1st Amazing Race X.

Destinations Legenda lotnisko Air travel   Legenda kolej Railroad   Legenda prom Water travel   Bus-logo Bus travel
Route Markers Detour Detour   RBlock Roadblock   U-turn U-Turn   Intersection Intersection
F-Forward Fast Forward   Speedbump Speed Bump   TAR-pitstop-icon Pit Stop