"The Amazing Race" is, in my opinion, the best reality game on TV today. It is 100% merit-based: you win or lose based on how well you did, not on how much the other players like you. If you are fast, clever and resourceful, then you might just take home the million dollars.

Other websites recap the entire episodes and all the drama, so this site will not. Instead, here you will find the courses for each race, along with maps and websites for the places visited by the teams. (And the occasional commentary, because who can resist?) Maps are grabbed off many different sites, and Google Earth. In all cases, the locations listed are, as best I can tell, the ones visited on the show. (I know of several tasks that were cut from the final broadcasts completely.) Some editing may have occurred—most often this consists of adding an attribution for the site where I found the map, labels for relevant locations, and less often, cutting large pics down for size (or converting inappropriately .jpg'd files to .gifs).

It should be noted that although commentary is made regarding the contestants and their behaviour, there is editing, there is stress, and there is manipulation. The Team Reports here can only be about the on-screen personas that the contestants presented in their time on our screens. Of course they're very different people when they're sitting at home, relaxed and among friends and family. If anything, the characters they wind up portraying are critiqued here, not the contestants themselves.

Those of you who already know the show well can link to the race courses here:

Select a Season

For everyone else, follow this link.