The race probably takes a couple of weeks, but we watch it over an entire season. The teams fly from one country to the next following clues and participating in competitive events all related to the culture of the country they are in. The last team to arrive at the final location for that show are usually eliminated from the race.
This is the host of The Amazing Race, Phil. He is one awesome dude!Watching what happens to the pairs as the stress builds is sometimes interesting as they learn things about one another that they never would have known if not for this game, but the part I like best is seeing little bits of a lot of different countries that I know I will never see in my lifetime. I take in all that I can as the teams race through crowded markets, or float down little dirty rivers in boats, or get stuck in traffic in a cab or bike down country roads. I turn my head when the game includes eating foods that I can't even look at without wanting to barf...much less watch someone eat it. Ewwwww!
My daughter-in-law checked into trying out for the show, but you have to be able to fly out at a moments notice if you are selected and being teachers that wouldn't work for her and Michael. I kind of wonder how so many people are able to do that! They must have nice bosses or else they are unemployed or self employed.
Each week now gets more and more intense as we get down to the finale. If you want to watch, the show is on Sunday evenings on CBS at 7:00 Central. It's the only show that can drag me from my workshop right now....and it drags me out for an hour every week!