ImANewUser Amazing Race 13
Season Run January 7, 2018*
No. Of Legs 15
Continents Visited 5
Countries & Territories Visited 10 (as of Leg 10)
Cities Visited 16 (as of Leg 10)
Distance Traveled 21,400 miles (34,439 kilometres)
Season Chronology
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ImANewUser Amazing Race 13 is the 13th installment of the fictional series, ImANewUser Amazing Race.


Development and Filming

The route spans thousands of miles and covers 5 continents. In a season promo, it was revealed that the race will visit Canada and South Korea, as well as the countries of Ghana and Tanzania for the first time. Previously unvisited countries also include Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire. Like all other IANU AR seasons, this season will feature a visit to Russia.

This season will introduce the Salvage Pass. The Hazard penalty has been retained from recent seasons.

This season is notable for the production delays that resulted in delayed airings of succeeding episodes. The first two episodes aired on July 1, 2013, with a third episode airing on July 8 and a fourth episode on July 22. The fifth episode aired on January 20, 2014, after a six-month hiatus. The next 4 episodes aired on 4 succeeding Mondays, before taking an indefinite hiatus. To revive interest in the series, the first 10 episodes will be aired again weekly, starting January 7, 2018, before airing the final 5 episodes.


Casting occurred during the first two weeks of March 2013. The cast includes two former Mossad agents, double dutch teammates, dating theater performers, grandmothers, models and fraternal twins.


Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblock Tally
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Chloe & Lisa Sisters / Models 15th 11th 2nd 5th 7th 10th 7th 9th 3rd 1st Chloe 5, Lisa 4
Julia & Machlah Former Mossad Agents 1st 2nd 6th 7th< 4th 9th 10th3 6th 4th 2nd Julia 5, Machlah 4
Kwasi & Rut Cousins 7th 4th 5th 8th> 11th 4th 6th 7th 1st 3rd Kwasi 5, Rut 4
Chris & Zar Fraternal Twins 3rd 7th 13th 10th 1st 7th 9th 4th 5th 4th Chris 4, Zar 6
Mond & Seph Brothers 2nd 8th 11th 2nd 9thε1 2nd 2nd 3rd 8th 5th Mond 6, Seph 4
Geert & Hode Married Parents 4th 5th 7th 3rd 5th 6th 3rd 2nd 7th 6th Geert 5, Hode 5
Julius & Martina Dating Theater Performers 12th 10th 4th 4th 6th 3rd 5th 5th 6th 7th Julius 5, Martina 5
Sasha & Alfred Siblings 6th 6th 10th 12th 10th 8th 8th 1st 2nd 8th Sasha 4, Alfred 5
Parvati & Seema Best Friends 9th 14th 8th 11th 2nd 1st 4th 8th 9th Parvati 4, Seema 4
Raymond & Ray High School Buddies 8th 13th 12th 6th 3rd 5th 1st 10th Raymond 4, Ray 3
Emma & Sarah Grandmothers / Friends For 60 Years 14th 1st 3rd 9th 8th 11th Emma 3, Sarah 2
Raven & Rebecca School Pals 11th 9th 9th 1st 12th2 Raven 2, Rebecca 2
Daniel & Danielle Double Dutch Teammates 5th 3rd 1st 13th Daniel 1, Danielle 2
Marius & Mohan Second Cousins 13th 12th 14th Marius 2, Mohan 1
Lisa & Janine Sisters 10th 15th Lisa 1, Janine 1
Neil & Amanda Friends 16th Neil 1, Amanda 0

Note 1: Mond & Seph elected to use the Express Pass to bypass the Detour during Leg 5.
Note 2: After the Roadblock, Raven & Rebecca went to a hospital to get Rebecca checked. After 2 hours passed since the last team checked in at the Pit Stop, Phil met them at the hospital and eliminated them.
Note 3: Julia & Machlah elected to use their Salvage Pass to save themselves from elimination.

  • Red means the team was eliminated.
  • Blue means the team came in last at a non-elimination leg and had to face a Hazard, a penalty in the following leg that will increase the difficulty of a certain task for them.
  • An italicized 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.
  • Green means the team won the Fast Forward clue. A green leg number means no team took the Fast Forward for the leg.
  • A ε means the team used their Express Pass.
  • An underlined placing means that the team used the Salvage Pass that leg.
  • A < means the team was Yielded. A > means the team used their Yield. A <> indicates an unused Yield.
  • A or indicates that the team chose to use a Blind U-Turn or one of the two U-Turns in a Double U-Turn while or indicates the team who received it. A ⊂⊃ indicates an unused U-Turn, while a indicates an unused double U-Turn.
  • Matching colors of symbols indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of the Intersection.

Episode Quote Titles

Titles for legs are often taken from quotes made by the racers. The quotes are sometimes slightly changed for humorous effect.

  1. "Oh My Goodness, We’re Going To See Jesus!" – Lisa (of Chloe & Lisa)
  2. "They Have Insurance! We Can Crash This And We’ll Be Fine!" – Hode
  3. "You Need To Buy Yourself Some Manners!" – Machlah
  4. "Yes, 'Cause People Now Just Give Away Gold Bars For Free" – Zar
  5. "You Can Even See His Skin And Bones!" – Mond
  6. "I’m Really Just Not A Seafood Kind Of Girl" – Emma
  7. "I Don’t Care What It’s Called, It Tastes Delicious" – Ray
  8. "Another Leg, Another Set Of Problems" – Alfred
  9. "Get The Hell Away From My Feed, You Cretins!" – Parvati
  10. "They'll Probably Blindfold Us And Tie Us Up" – Julius


  • Leg 1 – The Express Pass (for the first team to finish the start line task, can be used until Leg 8); A trip to Serengeti National Park (for the first team to arrive at the Pit Stop)
  • Leg 2 – $5,000 per team member (for the first team to arrive at the Pit Stop); The Salvage Pass (for the first team to arrive at the Pit Stop without the help of a Fast Forward, can be used until Leg 9)
  • Leg 3 – A trip to Cancun, Mexico
  • Leg 4 – A 12-foot catamaran for each team member
  • Leg 5 – An all-terrain vehicle for each team member
  • Leg 6 – A trip to Whistler, Canada
  • Leg 7 – A scooter for each team member
  • Leg 8 – $10,000 per team member
  • Leg 9 – A trip to Paris, France
  • Leg 10 – A trip to London, United Kingdom
  • Leg 15 – $1,000,000

Elimination Station

The first ten eliminated teams were sequestered in Hanoi, Vietnam. Subsequent eliminated teams continued to run the race as decoys.

  • After Leg 1, Neil & Amanda arrived at Elimination Station. They reflected over their short stay, and expressed some regret over not asking for proper directions. Neil then decided to head to the market and buy dinner for him and Amanda.
  • After Leg 2, Lisa & Janine joined Neil & Amanda at Elimination Station. The sisters relayed their traffic problems, which ultimately led to their elimination, over lunch. The two teams then decided to play a game of poker to pass the time.
  • After Leg 3, Marius & Mohan arrived at Elimination Station. Mohan questioned Marius on the events at the Roadblock, leading to a little argument between the second cousins. Teams then took a cyclo tour around the city.
  • After Leg 4, teams decided to go into the city and sample local phở recipes. Daniel & Danielle then surprised the teams when they returned to the hotel, and told the others of their Detour mishap.
  • After Leg 5, teams received a call from Raven & Rebecca, who told the other teams about Rebecca's medical emergency and that they had to stay in the hospital for a day before flying in to join them. The eliminated teams then played a game of Twister to determine who would choose where they would eat dinner.
  • After Leg 6, teams welcomed Raven & Rebecca who had just arrived. The teams ate lunch, after which they played a little game before Emma & Sarah arrived and told the teams of their trouble at the Roadblock.
  • After Leg 7, teams waited in their rooms for the next team to arrive, but soon surmised that the leg was most probably a non-elimination leg. The teams then lounged around in the pool area.
  • After Leg 8, teams welcomed Raymond & Ray to Elimination Station, and the duo told the other teams about their transport problems in Tanzania. The teams then went out for a night on the town.
  • After Leg 9, Parvati & Seema arrived at Elimination Station, to the disappointment of Raymond & Ray and Lisa & Janine. They told the other teams about their problems at the Roadblock, then had an outdoor barbecue.
  • After Leg 10, Sasha & Alfred arrived at Elimination Station and told the teams about their difficulty in counting at the Roadblock. After a few cocktails, Sasha & Alfred led the group in an aerobics session, as the newcomers.

Race Locations

Flight Logo Air travel    Bus Logo Bus travel    Ferry Logo Water travel    Railway Logo Rail travel   

Detour Detour    Roadblock Roadblock    Fast Forward Fast Forward    Yield Yield    U-Turn U-Turn    Hazard Hazard    Pitstop Pit Stop

Leg 1 (United States Of America → Canada)


For the first leg, teams flew to the city of Calgary, Canada.

  • Phoenix, Arizona US-Arizona, United States Of America UnitedStates (Pueblo Grande Ruin And Irrigation Sites) (Starting Line)
  • Flight Logo Phoenix (Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport) to Calgary, Alberta Canada-Alberta, Canada Canada (Calgary International Airport)
  • Calgary (Canada Olympic Park) Fast Forward
  • Calgary (Olympic Oval) Roadblock
  • Calgary (Eau Claire Market) Detour
  • Calgary (Heritage Park Historical Village) Pitstop

In this Roadblock, one team member had to score a hockey goal against one of Canada’s professional hockey goalies in order to claim their next clue. The Detour for this leg was a choice between Beef or Booze. In Beef, teams had to purchase the ingredients necessary to make Canadian-style ginger beef, deliver the ingredients to the Silver Inn Restaurant and watch a preparation of the dish before receiving their next clue. In Booze, teams had to head to the Westin Calgary, find the hotel bar and, using only a map of the bar for reference, successfully deliver 50 orders of a Bloody Caesar before receiving their next clue. To claim the Fast Forward, teams had to gather materials lying around the tent area and assemble a tipi, a traditional dwelling used as shelter by the nomadic tribes of the region, to the satisfaction of the tribal chief.

Additional Tasks

  • At the Starting Line, teams had to arrange the animal faces on seven totem poles in alphabetical order. Once all the animal faces are in place, the totem poles would give out letters spelling their first destination: Calgary, Canada. The first team to finish the task won the Express Pass.
  • At Canada Olympic Park, teams had to complete a 500-meter snowbiking course down the hill. After completing the course, teams received one of three departure times for the next morning (8:00 am, 8:20 am, and 8:40 am), at which point they received their next clue.

Leg 2 (Canada)


The Detour for the leg took place at the Frontenac National Park.

  • Flight Logo Calgary (Calgary International Airport) to Montreal, Quebec Canada-Quebec (Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport)
  • Montreal (Saint Joseph’s Oratory) Fast Forward
  • Les Appalaches (Frontenac National Park) Detour
  • Quebec City (Parc Aquarium Du Québec) Roadblock
  • Quebec City (Château Frontenac) Pitstop

For the Detour, teams had a choice between Oak Chop or Maple Tap. In Oak Chop, teams had to head to a marked lumber yard and, using a large saw, work together to cut down five red oak trees for lumber processing. Once five trees had been cut down, the lumberjack handed them their next clue. In Maple Tap, teams had to head to a row of marked maple trees and, using traditional methods, fill up an entire bucket with maple sap. Once the sap had been refined to form the syrup, the farmer handed them their next clue. In this Roadblock, one team member had to enter one of the park’s polar bear pens and groom a polar bear until its fur is deemed clean (and without any dirt) by the zookeeper, who handed them their next clue. The Fast Forward for this leg was claimed by the first team to find it somewhere inside the church, using only a picture for reference.

Additional Tasks

  • At Saint Joseph’s Oratory, teams had to receive a blessing from the priest before receiving their next clue.

Leg 3 (Canada → Burkina Faso)


At the Maison Du Peuple, one team member had to successfully recreate the design of a Dogon mask.

  • Flight Logo Quebec City (Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport) to Ouagadougou, Kadiogo Province, Burkina Faso BurkinaFaso (Ouagadougou Airport)
  • Ouagadougou (Moro-Naba Palace) Fast Forward
  • Ouagadougou (Maison Du Peuple) Roadblock
  • Ouagadougou (Naba Koom Monument) Detour
  • Ouagadougou (Rood Woko) Pitstop

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to enter the main stage and successfully recreate the intricate design on a traditional Dogon mask, using a picture for reference. For the Detour, teams had a choice between joining a group of mourners in a traditional Mossi funeral ritual (Bury A Body) or retelling a tale of Mossi history using a corresponding pictogram (Tell A Tale). To claim the leg’s Fast Forward, teams had to crack kola nuts using their teeth, until they found the one kola nut with red food coloring inside.

Additional Tasks

  • At the Moro-Naba Palace, teams had to take witness to the Moro-Naba Ceremony. Teams got their next clue once beer and kola nuts were served.
  • After completing the Roadblock, teams received a picture with the words "Find Me" at the back. This led teams to the Naba Koom Monument, located in front of the Ouagadougou Train Station.

Leg 4 (Burkina Faso → Ghana)


The Fast Forward for this leg was hidden on the base of the world's tallest Peace Pole.

  • Ouagadougou (Place Des Nations Unies)
  • Flight Logo Ouagadougou (Ouagadougou Airport) to Accra, Ghana Ghana (Kotoka International Airport)
  • Bus Logo Accra (Kotoka International Airport) to Kumasi (Kejetia Bus Station)
  • Kumasi (Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital) Fast Forward Detour
  • Kumasi (Kejetia Market) Yield Roadblock
  • Kumasi (Manhyia Palace) Pitstop

To complete the Detour, teams had a choice between Source Of Money or Source Of Energy. In Source Of Money, teams had to run to a nearby laboratory marked off by army guards and search among 1,000 standard-issue gold bars for one that matches the serial number present in their clue. In Source Of Energy, teams had to head to the rooftop of a nearby building marked by black and white flags, and successfully assemble & install two solar panels on the building’s rooftop. Once their work is deemed satisfactory, they will get their next clue. For the one Roadblock, one team member had to search the market for a cloth-processing station and produce an adinkra cloth to the satisfaction of the clothmaker. This leg’s Fast Forward was hidden at the base of the world’s tallest Peace Pole, located somewhere on the hospital grounds.

Additional Tasks

  • At Place Des Nations Unies, teams received a hilt and a scroll detailing the Ashanti legend of Okomfo Anokye. Teams were then directed to deliver the hilt to the sword's supposed burial site, in the grounds of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Leg 5 (Ghana → Côte d'Ivoire)


Teams visited Bassam Beach this leg.

  • Bus Logo Kumasi (Kejetia Bus Station) to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire CoteDIvoire (Abidjan Bus Station)
  • Grand-Bassam (Bassam Beach) Fast Forward Roadblock
  • Abidjan (Parc Du Banco) Detour U-Turn
  • Abidjan (Port-Bouet Military Base) Pitstop

For the Roadblock, one team member had to find a marked fast food stall on the beach, order a plate of fried plantains known locally as an alloco and consume all the contents of the plate to get their next clue. For the Detour, teams had a choice between Clean Now or Clean Later. To complete Clean Now, teams had to head to the outdoor launderette and find a marked bag of laundry. Going through one article of clothing at a time, teams had to find the one with the coat of arms of Abidjan printed on it all the while cleaning the other articles of clothing they have rummaged through. To complete Clean Later, teams had to head to a marked mahogany trail, transfer five mahogany logs to a clearing, and completely sand one of the logs for processing into furniture. The unaired Fast Forward required teams to search the marked tropical mansions lining Bassam Beach for the one mansion that contains a clue box with the Fast Forward.

Leg 6 (Côte d'Ivoire → France)


The Opéra Municipal served as the Pit Stop for this leg of the Race.

  • Flight Logo Abidjan (Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport) to Marseille, France France (Marseille Provence Airport)
  • Marseille (Phare De Sainte Marie)
  • Marseille (Theatre Du Gymnase) Fast Forward Detour
  • Ferry Logo Vieux Port to Frioul Archipelago
  • If Island, Marseille (Château d'If) Roadblock
  • Ferry Logo Frioul Archipelago to Vieux Port
  • Marseille (Opéra Municipal) Pitstop

The Detour gave teams a choice between Feast For The Eyes or Feast For The Hungry. In Feast For The Eyes, teams had to find an artist’s studio and correctly solve three slide puzzles of works by French artist Paul Cezanne to get their next clue. In Feast For The Hungry, teams had to find the Miramar Restaurant, find a table with 100 bowls of bouillabaisse and eat their way through the bowls of bouillabaisse until they find one of eleven with a red-and-yellow engraving at the bottom. Once teams found a bowl with a red-and-yellow engraving, they could exchange it for their next clue. For any bowl they found without an engraving, teams had to eat the bouillabaisse before they could try for another one. For the Roadblock, one team member had to escape from a cell within the fortress while avoiding the stationed guards. Once a team member was able to exit the front gate of the fortress, they would get their next clue. To win the Fast Forward, teams had to enter the Theatre Du Gymnase and successfully perform the French national anthem, La Marseillaise.

Additional Tasks

  • At the start of the leg, teams were provided a Tarot De Marseille card with a lighthouse printed in the back. Teams had to figure out that their next clue was located at the Phare De Sainte Marie (the lighthouse printed in the back of the card) in the city of Marseille (the place with which the tarot deck was named after).

Leg 7 (France → Germany)


For the Roadblock, one team member had to enter the Das Feuerschiff and match a beer stein inside with the one in their possession.

  • Railway Logo Marseille (Gare De Marseille Saint-Charles) to Hamburg, Germany Germany (Hamburg Hauptbahnhof)
  • Hamburg (Landungsbrücken)
  • Hamburg (Das Feuerschiff) Fast Forward Roadblock
  • Hamburg (Millerntor-Stadion) Detour
  • Hamburg (Tierpark Hagenbeck) Pitstop

For the Roadblock, one person had to get a beer stein from the doorman, enter Das Feuerschiff and search among tables of customers to match the stein they are holding. If they found the right diner, they received their next clue. If they found the wrong diner, the diner will take the stein and the person had to go to the back of any line that had formed. To complete the Detour, teams had to either carry a Beatles drum set three-quarters of a mile to the Indra Musikclub (Beatles) or carry a folder of sheet music four-fifths of a mile to the spot where Johannes Brahms was born, located near the Johannes Brahms Museum (Brahms). To win the Fast Forward, teams had to consume two orders of frikadelle, a German meat patty said to inspire the American hamburger.

Leg 8 (Germany → Tanzania)


Teams visited the city of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Flight Logo Hamburg (Hamburg Airport) to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania (Julius Nyerere International Airport)
  • Dar Es Salaam (Concorde Studios) Fast Forward Hazard
  • Dar Es Salaam (Mafuta House) Roadblock
  • Dar Es Salaam (Askari Monument) Detour
  • Dar Es Salaam (University Of Dar Es Salaam – Nkrumah Hall) Pitstop

For the Roadblock, one person had to listen to a muziki wa dansi playlist playing on loop, search the Mafuta House for a room with a stereo set that is playing the same playlist and leave their recording in the room in place of the CD playing the playlist, which has their next clue printed on it. For the Detour, teams had a choice between Dala Dala and Tinga Tinga. In Dala Dala, teams had to choose a local form of transport called a dala dala and get 30 passengers to their respective destinations, all within a four-mile radius. Once all 30 passengers arrived at their destinations, the conductor handed them their next clue. In Tinga Tinga, teams had to head almost 4 miles to the Tingatinga Arts Cooperative Society and search an exhibit of tingatinga paintings for one with their next clue printed on it. To win the leg’s Fast Forward, teams had to head into one of the studios and successfully complete a voiceover reel for a local comic strip.

Additional Tasks

  • At Concorde Studios, teams had to enter one of the company’s recording studios and record a traditional folk song. Once the song was recorded, teams would get a demo of their recording with their next clue printed at the back. For their Hazard, Julia & Machlah had to record two songs to get their next clue (compared to one song for the rest of the teams).

Leg 9 (Tanzania → Turkey)


At Kariakoo Market, teams received a souvenir, like the one pictured above, resembling the Göreme Open Air Museum.

  • Dar Es Salaam (Kariakoo Market)
  • Flight Logo Dar Es Salaam (Julius Nyerere International Airport) to Ankara, Ankara Province, Turkey Turkey (Esenboğa International Airport)
  • Göreme (Göreme National Park) Fast Forward
  • Göreme (Göreme Open Air Museum) Detour
  • Samsun (Belediye Park) Roadblock
  • Samsun (The SS Bandırma) Pitstop

To complete the Detour, teams had a choice between preparing plates of pigeon feed for the pigeons that visit the Uçhisar Pigeon Valley (Feed The Birds) or preparing Turkish flatbread and serving five flatbread dishes (Feed The Masses). For the Roadblock, one team member had to choose a marked briefcase, open it and search through countless 100,000 Turkish lira bills for the single bill that did not have the statue of Kemal Atatürk printed on its front. Once they found the odd bill out, they could exchange it for their clue. To claim the Fast Forward, teams had head to the town of Göreme and search for the town’s hoodoos, also known as “fairy chimneys”. The Fast Forward was located at the base of one of the many hoodoos that dot the town’s landscape.

Additional Tasks

  • At Kariakoo Market, teams received a souvenir along with their clue. It was revealed later on that teams would have to figure out that the souvenir was a replica of the location of their next clue: the Göreme Open Air Museum.

Leg 10 (Turkey → Russia)


Teams signed up for a ferry to a mystery destination, later revealed to be the Port of Novorossiysk.

  • Ferry Logo Samsun (Port Of Samsun) to Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai, Russia Russia (Port Of Novorossiysk)
  • Novorossiysk (Malaya Zemlya Memorial Complex) Fast Forward Roadblock
  • Novorossiysk (Village Of Abrau-Dyurso) Detour
  • Novorossiysk (Novorossiysk TV Tower) Pitstop

For the Roadblock, one team member had to correctly count the number of discernible faces carved on the Malaya Zemlya monument. The Detour had teams choose between Grapes and Grains. In Grapes, teams had to walk a quarter mile to a nearby marked vineyard, head to the grape vines and pick enough grapes to fill up 5 baskets. After picking enough grapes, teams had to then smash a basket of grapes to produce enough grape juice to fill two glasses. In Grains, teams had to walk half a mile to a nearby grain mill and find a marked pile of homegrown grains. After sorting the homegrown grains into four separate piles, teams had to properly package them up into four separate sacks as shown in a demonstration. To claim the Fast Forward, teams had head to the town of Göreme and search for the town’s hoodoos, also known as “fairy chimneys”. To claim the Fast Forward, one team had to correctly drop off ten marshrutka passengers along a predetermined taxi route.

Additional Tasks

  • At the Port of Samsun, teams signed up for a ferry to a mystery destination, later revealed to be the Port of Novorossiysk.

Leg 11 (Russia → ???)

  •  ???

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