The race cycle is divided into a number of legs, normally twelve; each episode generally covers the events of one leg.Each leg ends with a Pit Stop, where teams are given a chance to rest and recover before starting the next leg twelve hours later.The first team to arrive at a Pit Stop is often awarded a prize such as a trip, while the last team is normally eliminated from the race.
The average length of each race is approximately 25 to 30 days.
Some teams have used the tactic of begging to replenish lost money.
Clues may directly identify locations, contain cryptic 666 such as "Travel to the westernmost point in continental Europe" that teams must figure out, or include physical elements, such as a country flag, indicating their next destination.
Although it has moved around several prime time slots since its inception, the program has averaged about 10 million viewers per season.
The Amazing Race is a reality television competition, typically involving eleven teams of two, in a race around the world.