The Amazing Race 3
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Season Run September 8, 2012 – September 16, 2012
Continents Visited 6
Countries/Territories Visited 6
Cities Visited 6
Winning Team Andy & Cameron
Number Of Legs 6
Number Of Teams 6
Season chronology
Preceded By The Amazing Race 2
Followed By The Amazing Race 4
The Amazing Race 3 is the third season of the competitive reality series pss817's The Amazing Race. It featured seven teams of two racers racing through eight different countries. After a season featuring six legs, spanning six continents, six countries, and six cities, Andy & Cameron became the winners after being the first team to cross the Finish Line on the Final Leg.


Team Position (by leg)
1 2ƒ 3 4 5 6
Andy & Cameron 3rd 4th 1st+ 2nd 2nd 1st
Dylan & James 1st 1st 4thε+ 1st 1st 2nd
Matthew & Nikki 2nd 5th 2nd^ 3rd 3rd 3rd
Dusty & Austin 6th 2nd 5th~ 4th 4th
Austin & Lincoln 5th 3rd 3rd^ 5th
Devin & Tyler 4th 6th 6th~
Alex & Matt 7th
  • red team placement means the team was eliminated.
  • green ƒ next to a leg number indicates that the Fast Forward was available for that leg but not used.
  • 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.
  • 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; ⋐⋑ around a leg number indicates that only one of the two available U-Turns was used.
  • purple ε indicates that the team decided to use the Express Pass on that leg.
  • Matching colored symbols (orange +brown ^, and magenta ~) indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of an Intersection.


The seven teams were Andy & Cameron, Dylan & James, Matthew & Nikki, Dusty & Austin, Austin & Lincoln, Devin & Tyler, and Alex & Matt. Andy, Dylan, James, Matthew, Nikki, Dusty, and Devin returned to race in The Amazing Race 4, where they placed 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 1st, 7th, 8th, and 3rd, respectively.


The Amazing Race 3 had racers circumnavigate the globe, visiting six different countries, six different cities, and six different continents.

Leg 1 (United States → Venezuela)Edit

Air-Travel Racers flew from the United States to Caracas, Venezuela.

  • Teams completed sliding puzzles of the flag of Venezuela. The Amazing Race
  • Speak: Teams listened to various Spanish words and then had to write them out based on their pronunciation; Serve: Teams identified the names of different Spanish cocktails from their ingredients. The Amazing Race-1
  • Teams checked in at the Casa del Liberadator. The Amazing Race-2

Leg 2 (Venezuela → Botswana)Edit

Air-Travel Racers flew from Caracas, Venezuela to Gaborone, Botswana.

  • Teams completed paths from bananas to different monkeys in order to feed them and earn a score of at least 12,000. The Amazing Race
  • Teams played and won the ancient African game of Mancala in order to win the Fast Forward. The Amazing Race-4
  • Animal Facts: Teams answered various questions related to African wildlifeAnimal Names: Teams identified various African animals by their African names. The Amazing Race-1
  • Lincoln & Austin U-Turned Dylan & James, who happened to be ahead of them, thus voiding the U-Turn; The second U-Turn was not used this leg. The Amazing Race-5
  • Teams checked in at the Three Dikgosi Monument. The Amazing Race-2

Leg 3 (Botswana → Romania)Edit

Air-Travel Racers flew from Gaborone, Botswana to Bucharest, Romania.

  • Devin & Tyler answered various trivia questions related to Romania. The Amazing Race-3
  • Count: Teams counted the amount of Tarot cards on a board; Combination: Teams cracked a number code by answering number-related questions about Romania.The Amazing Race-1
  • Andy & Cameron were paired with Dylan & James; Matthew & Nikki were paired with Austin & Lincoln; Dusty & Austin were paired with Devin & Tyler. The Amazing Race-6
  • Intersected teams took part in the fictional activity of vampire staking by staking twenty fake vampires. The Amazing Race
  • After becoming un-intersected, teams had to find an impersonator of the author of the original Dracula novel, Bram Stoker, from whom they would receive a combination.
  • Teams checked in at the Romanian AthenaeumThe Amazing Race-2

Leg 4 (Romania → Ukraine)Edit

Air-Travel Racers flew from Bucharest, Romania to Kiev, Ukraine.

  • Making Music: Teams wrote a rap song recounting the past countries they've visited thus far on the Race; Finding Music: Teams searched through a stack of sheet music to find the sheet music for a specific song. The Amazing Race-1
  • Dylan & James U-Turned Matthew & Nikki; Dusty & Austin U-Turned Austin & Lincoln. The Amazing Race-5
  • Teams completed a word search, containing words related to Ukraine, in under five minutes.The Amazing Race
  • Teams checked in at Kiev City Hall. The Amazing Race-2

Leg 5 (Ukraine → Mongolia)Edit

Air-Travel Racers flew from Kiev, Ukraine to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

  • Teams mastered the art of archery using a bow and arrow, a Mongolian weapon. The Amazing Race
  • Teams translated Mongolian letters to uncover the phrase 'Good Luck.'
  • Picture It: Teams searched through Mongolian photo albums to find a specific photo; Pick It: Teams looked through a list of Mongolian letters to find the one letter without a match. The Amazing Race-1
  • Teams solved a word puzzle to find the name 'Ghengis Khan.'
  • Teams checked in at Sukhbaatar Square. The Amazing Race-2

Leg 6 (Mongolia → United States)Edit

Air-Travel Racers flew from Ulaanbataar, Mongolia to New York City, New York.

  • Teams dressed three different mannequins exactly as the example mannequins were dressed. 

    Carnegie Hall, this season's Finish Line.

    The Amazing Race
  • Teams went to the roof of a marked building to search the city for a code written on a bus.
  • Teams had to climb up the outside of the Empire State Building and rappel down again in two inute and forty seconds. The Amazing Race
  • Teams matched up a random selection of statements (including phrases, eliminated teams, it Stop locations, etc.) to their corresponding statements. 
  • Teams finished the Race at Carnegie Hall, the location of the Finish Line. The Amazing Race-2


  • This season marks the first appearance of the Express Pass.
  • This season marks the first appearance of the Intersection.