The Amazing Race Celestial Edition 1
ARC Edition Logo
Season Run 6/3/10 – 12/19/10
Filmed 10/1/10 – 10/21/10
Continents Visited 6
Countries/Territories Visited 10
Cities Visited 28
Winning Team Zoey White & Oliver Wood
Distance Travelled 40,000 miles
Number Of Legs 10 (13 episodes)
Number Of Teams 13
Season chronology
First Installment ARC Edition 2

The Amazing Race Celestial Edition (ARC) 1 is the first installment of Caelestor's Fantasy Game version of the Emmy award-winning reality competition show The Amazing Race. Legs 1-8 were hosted at the Online Reality Game (ORG) Tavern in Zetaboards, while the last two were hosted at the Reality TV Tavern in Zetaboards.

Development and FormatEdit

ARC Edition 1 was a traditional non-live ORG that began on 6/3. In the fictional timeline of the race, filming began on 10/1/10 and ended 10/21/10. The race spaned 10 countries over 6 continents, including exotic locales such as Guatemala, Indonesia, the Maldives, Azerbaijan, and Rwanda. Locations scouted for this edition of the race but were ultimately unused included Italy, France, Monaco, and Bahrain.

The inaugural edition of the race introduced three elements not seen in the original version of the race. The first was the Indefinite Yield, a variant that allowed teams to be yielded for either one hour or until another team showed up. The second was the Tollway, which allows one team to force another to surrender all local currency they have on hand. The last was the Bypass, a special Pit Stop prize that allows one team to nullify one COP used against them. In addition to these elements, the Switchback (a memory-based task or a memorable previous challenge) was also featured in the final two legs of the race.


The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note this table does not necessarily reflect all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order.

Team Relationship User Position (by leg) Roadblocks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Zoey & Oliver Dating Realshowfan 1st 4th 1st 1st 2nd 1stƒ 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st Zoey 4, Oliver 5
Andrea & Alexandra Unemployed Sisters Jerseydude 7th 5th 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 1stƒ 1st 1st 2nd Alexandra 4, Andrea 5
Seto & Emil Dating Hotel Managers Autowil 3rd 3rd 2nd 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd Seto 5, Emil 5
Patricia & Terry Dating Widow & Widower Redwings8831 4th 2nd 4th 6th 6th 4th 4thƒ 4th 4th Patricia 4, Terry 4
Mixxo & Kennedy Gate Crashers Bryanpasa 6th 8th 8th 8th 7thƒ 5th 5th 5th Mixxo 1, Kennedy 1
Glenn & Kelly Media Stars Snooky 5th 7th 5th 4th 5th 6th 6th Glenn 1, Kelly 1
Mina & Lita Sailor Scoutz / Friends Nimberlane 2nd 6th 6th 2ndƒ 4th 7th Mina 1, Lita 1
Roxy & Ronnie British Sisters Sam 10th 10th 7th 7th 8th Roxy 1, Ronnie 0
JD & Turk Doctors Zachary Busch 9th 1stƒ 9th 9th JD 1, Turk 1
Matthew & Louise Siblings Mooyou 8th 9th 10th Matt 1, Louise 1
Jenna & Ethan Dating Lexington11 11th 11th Jenna 0, Ethan 1
Apple and Raymond Dating Celebrities Obby 12th Apple 1, Raymond 0
John and Imma University Students / Friends David 13th John 0, Imma 0

  • Red means the team was eliminated.
  • A Green ƒ means the team won the Fast Forward clue. A green-colored leg number indicates that the Fast Forward was available for that leg but not used.
  • A yellow » means the team chose to use a Yield; « indicates the team who received it.
  • A brown » means the team chose to use a U-Turn; « indicates the team who received it.

Additional Notes

  • The roadblock tally does not include unaired roadblocks.
  • Leg 1 was a double-length leg. Penalties for speeding in Texas and not walking on foot to La Merced Church were assessed at the end of the leg.
  • Leg 2 contained an unused blind Indefinite Yield.
  • Leg 3 contained an unused Regular Yield and unused U-turn.
  • Leg 4 was a double-length leg. JD and Turk were eliminated at the midpoint for being over 10 hours behind the second-to-last team. JD and Turk attempted to use the Indefinite Yield on Mixxo and Kennedy, but because the latter had already passed the clue box, it failed to work.
  • Leg 5 contained an unused Tollway.
  • Leg 6 contained an unused Marked for Elimination Booth and unused U-turn.
  • Leg 7 contained 2 Fast Forwards and an unused Tollway.
  • Leg 8 contained a Blind U-turn and a Regular Yield.
  • Leg 9 contained an Indefinite Yield and a U-turn.


Multiple prizes were awarded throughout the race.

  • Leg 1. Mina and Lita won a bypass for coming in first at the leg midpoint, while Zoey and Oliver won an additional COP for coming in first at the pitstop.
  • Leg 2. JD and Turk were awarded a $10 USD credit for coming in first at the pitstop.
  • Leg 3. Zoey and Oliver were allowed to take $15 USD from one team (Glenn and Kelly) as a reward for coming in first at the pitstop.
  • Leg 4. Glenn and Kelly earned 100,000 Rp for arriving first at the leg midpoint, while Zoey and Oliver won a bypass for coming in first at the pitstop.
  • Leg 5. Alexandra and Andrea won an additional COP for arriving first at the pitstop.
  • Leg 6. Zoey and Oliver were awarded a $10 USD credit for coming in first at the pitstop.
  • Leg 7. Alexandra and Andrea were awarded a map of England for arriving first at the pitstop.
  • Leg 8. Alexandra and Andrea were awarded a $25 USD credit for arriving first at the pitstop.
  • Leg 9. Alexandra and Andrea were awarded a $10 USD and $20 USD credit for arriving first at the leg midpoint and the pitstop respectively.
  • Leg 10. ARC Edition 1 Winners Title.

Episode Title QuotesEdit

  • Leg 1. Is this the producer's way of sabotaging and killing us all? - Emil
  • Leg 2. We're stripping down our money like it's pole dancing! - Matt
  • Leg 3. It's a rich girl's world! - Andrea
  • Leg 4A. At the end we'll take a Ferrari and drive it to the finish! - Kelly
  • Leg 4B. This is girl power! - Andrea
  • Leg 5. The chicks and the chickens will look at me as their god! - Kennedy
  • Leg 6. Imma Beckslappin' yo girl, punk! - Kelly
  • Leg 7. Do we have to be last again?! - Mixxo
  • Leg 8. We need tons more drama here! - Zoey
  • Leg 9A. Now I know why you failed drivers Ed! - Andrea
  • Leg 9B. Tá siad ar buile! - Bystander
  • Leg 10. This is it, Do or Die! - Seto

Race SummaryEdit

Airplane Air Travel    Bus Bus Travel    Ferry Water Travel    RailTravel Rail Travel

Detour Detour    Roadblock Roadblock    FF Fast Forward    Yield Yield    U-turn U-Turn    SwitchbackLogo Switchback    Pitstop Pit Stop

ARC Edition 1 Route

The complete route of the race.

San Jacinto

The San Jacinto Monument was the starting line and site of the final task of ARC Edition 1.


The first elimination of the race took place at the largest water fountain in La Antigua Guatemala, inside the La Merced Church.


The second half of the first leg took place around Lake Atitlan.

Leg 1 (USA → Guatemala)Edit

  • Bus La Antigua Guatemala (Santa Catalina Arch) to Santiago Atitlan (Cojolya Weaving Center and Museum)

In the first roadblock of the race, one team member had to find a Mayan calendar in Kaminaljuyu that would enable them to convert the data from its Gregorian to its Mayan counterpart. This leg’s detour was a choice between Zip and Zoom. In Zip, teams made their way to the top of the reserve and rode a zipline to receive their next clue. In Zoom, teams, with only a photograph, had to identify the White-Nosed Coati and use a camera to take a video of the animal in action.

Additional Tasks
  • Upon arrival in Guatemala, teams had to search for the largest "jaguar" in the country: the Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias.
  • At the Centro Cultural, teams were instructed to find the city buried under the capital, a reference to Kaminaljuyu.
  • At the Cerro de la Cruz, teams had to create a traditional alfombra de aserrin resembling the Amazing Race Clue Envelope. Once the instructor approved, they needed to proceed on foot to the largest water fountain in Antigua Guatemala and sign up for one of three departure times to a mystery destination the next day.
  • At Santiago Atitlan, teams had to find Maximon using only a photo.
  • At the reserve, teams were given a picture of an adult butterfly. They then had to locate the egg, larva, and pupa of the species somewhere within the preserve.

Leg 2 (Guatemala → Ecuador)Edit


Leg 2's pitstop was located at the middle of the world.

  • Calacali, Quito (Equator Monument) Yield Roadblock

In this leg's roadblock, one team member had to assemble a map of the world and answer 6 mystery questions. To win this leg's Fast Forward, one team had to follow a priest to the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús to pay their respects to the Patron Saint of Ecuador, Mariana de Jesús.

Additional Tasks
  • Teams traveled by TelefériQo to reach the summit of the volcano.
  • At the summit, teams had to herd 10 llamas along a marked trail in order to receive their next clue.

Leg 3 (Ecuador → Australia)Edit


Leg 3's pitstop was located at Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens.

In this leg's detour, teams chose between Blow and Throw. In Throw, teams had to learn how to use the boomerang, a traditional aboriginal hunting tool, to knock down 5 pots hanging in the air. In Blow, teams had to learn to play the didgeridoo and then perform a duet to the satisfaction of the instructor. Teams may then knock down more targets or perform to the public to obtain more money. This leg's roadblock had one team member searching the busy streets and narrow alleys of Melbourne for a specific street art painting and its author, who would hand them the next clue.

Additional Note
  • After the detour, teams could only make their way around the city via tram or by walking.

Leg 4 (Australia → Indonesia)Edit


Teams were told to travel to the City of Heroes at the start of this leg.


In Leg 4's roadblock, one team member had to win a game of Surakarta.


Leg 4's pitstop was located at the Borbudur Mahayana Buddhist monument.

  • Surabaya (Monkasel at Delta Plaza) Detour
  • Malang (Padepokan Seni Mangun Dharma)
  • Ngliyep Beach (Leg Midpoint, Teams are told to continue) FF

The detour for this leg was Labor or Leisure. In Labor, teams made their way to Tanjung Perak, one of the busiest ports in Southeast Asia, and hauled 20 barrels of rice from an obscure shipping container to a truck. Once complete, the foreman would give them their next clue. In Leisure, teams made their way to the House of Sampoerna and learned the art of Wayang Kulit. They had to put on a skit to the satisfaction of three judges, who would hand them their next clue after a job well done. Teams could earn more money by hauling additional barrels of rice or performing to the public. This leg's roadblock had one team member facing a local in a game of Surakarta. To win this leg's fast forward, one team had to dig up a token depicting the komodo dragon buried deep beneath the sands of Ngliyep Beach.

Additional Tasks

  • At the start of the leg, teams were given an image of the Heroes Monument and told to fly to the "City of Heroes."
  • At the Heroes Monument, teams were given a model of Delta Plaza, where they had to search one of two nearby monuments for their next clue.
  • At Padepokan Seni Mangun Dharma, teams had to search through thousands of batik cloths for one that contained their next clue.
  • At Ngliyep Beach, teams had to dig up and assemble a puzzle depicting Sukarno, the first president of Indonesia. They then had to figure out that their next clue was located at his grave in Blitar.
  • At Kotagede, teams had to paint a traditional batik painting resembling the model given to them. Once the instructor approved, teams would receive their next clue.

Leg 5 (Indonesia → Maldives)Edit


Teams raced through the Maldivian capital of Malé in Leg 5.

  • Yogyakarta (Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat)
  • Hulhulé Island (Airport Jetty) FF Roadblock
  • Ferry Maldives Victory to Malé (Jetty No. 8)
  • Malé (Islamic Centre) Detour
  • Ferry Malé to Vihamanaafushi Island Pitstop

The roadblock for this leg was to explore the Maldives Victory wreck, searching for eight gold coins and a special insignia to trade for the next clue. The detour was a choice between Fishy and Fruity. In Fishy, teams had to sail out to a marked area in a dhoni, where they had to obtain five tunas using traditional fishing gear. They could then proceed to a fisherman and exchange their catch for their next clue. In Fruity, teams had to make their way to Maarukeytu Hota and prepare Raa, a sweet and flavoursome toddy tapped from the crown of palm tree trunks. They must serve Raa to thirsty patrons, accumulating enough tips to earn 50 Rufiya in order to receive their next clue. The Fast Forward of this leg was awarded to the first team to assemble a traditional dhoni on the beaches of Hulhulé.

Additional Tasks

  • At the airport jetty, teams chose one of ten marked dhonis as water transportation for the rest of the leg.

Leg 6 (Maldives → Azerbaijan)Edit


Teams received a 10-manat bill at the start of the leg, which was a clue for them to travel to the Baku Old City.


The second half of Leg 6 took place in Khachmaz.

  • Vihamanaafushi Island (Dock)
  • Ferry Vihamanaafushi Island to Hulhulé Island (Airport Jetty)
  • Baku (Fountain Square) U-turn
  • Khachmaz (Sarkartapa) Pitstop

This leg's detour was a choice between Ethnic Feast and Exotic Dance. In Ethnic Feast, teams made their way to the local resturaunt and consumed a traditional 5-course Azeri meal. When they had finished their food, the chef would hand them their next clue. In Exotic Dance, teams made their way to the Azerbaijan Philharmonic State Hall, where they had to learn a traditional Azeri dance and perform it to a panel of judges. If the panel of judges approved of their performance, they would receive their next clue; otherwise, they would have to wait ten minutes before trying again. In this roadblock, one team member had to search Bostanly Village for five plaques depicting titles of famous Central Asian works. They would then be able to go to the village bookstore, weigh the books, and use the mass as the password to a safe containing their next clue. The catch was that the plaques were not only written in Azeri, but decoys written in other languages such as Persian, Arabic, and Turkish, were also present. This leg's Fast Forward was awarded to the first team to deliver silk via a karabakh horse to two people and return to the Old City with proof of payment.

Additional Tasks
  • Teams were given a 10-manat bill at the start of the leg. They had to realize their next destination was depicted on the back of the bill.

Leg 7 (Azerbaijan → Rwanda)Edit


The Hotel des Mille Collines, a refuge for displaced people during the Rwandan Civil War, was the seventh Pit Stop of the race.

  • Nyamata (Genocide Memorial) FF Detour
  • Kigali (Bourbon Cafe) Roadblock
  • Kigali (Kimihurura)
  • Kigali (Hotel des Mille Collines) Pitstop

This leg's detour was a choice between Perfect Aim and Perfect Balance. In Perfect Aim, teams had to use three traditional African weapons to hit three targets away. In Perfect Balance, teams had to transport 10 liters of water from a nearby well to Nyamata, a chore commonly performed by women and children in Africa. The roadblock was to prepare a batch of coffee, one of Rwanda's most famous products, and then sell and/or drink all of it.

Leg 8 (Rwanda → England, UK)Edit


Teams had to find the home of famed playwright William Shakespeare at the start of the leg.

  • Stratford-Upon-Avon (Royal Shakespeare Theater) U-turn

This leg's detour was a choice between two tasks related to William Shakespeare's plays: Comedy (The Merchant of Venice) and Tragedy (Romeo and Juliet). In Comedy, teams searched on foot for Basanio to receive a sack of money. They then had to find a bank nearby and deliver the payment before Shylock takes a pound of Antonio's Flesh. In Tragedy, teams must locate Friar Lawrence in the city church and help him deliver a message to Romeo about Juliet. In this leg's roadblock, one team member had to help Robin Hood and his Merry Men find a treasure chest in the Sherwood Forest.

Additional Tasks

  • Teams were given an image of Shakespeare at the start of the leg and told to travel to his home.
  • After the detour, teams had to descend into Nottingham's cave network and search the labyrinth of tunnels for their next clue.
  • After finding their clue in the caves, teams had to drive themselves to Robin Hood's hideout.

Leg 9 (England, UK → Ireland)Edit

British Band

In the penultimate leg, teams made their way to the only museum in the world devoted solely to the Beatles.


St. George's Hall was the midpoint of this leg.


Teams visited Dublin Castle in the second half of the leg.


King John's Castle in Limerick was the final Pit Stop of the race.

  • Liverpool (Heritage Market) U-turn
  • Ferry Liverpool (Liverpool Harbour / Birkenhead) to Dublin, Ireland (Dublin Harbor)
  • Clondrinagh, Limerick (Country Road) Roadblock

The first Detour of this leg had teams choosing to either Raise the Mast or Have a Blast. In Raise the Mast, teams made their way to Stanley Dock and helped a sailor raise the mast of a sailboat. Once the sailor deemed their boat safe, they could then sail out to a buoy in the harbor and pick up their next clue. In Have a Blast, teams made their way to Atlantic Park and learned morris dancing from a professional dance troupe. Once they could execute their moves properly, a panel of judges would award them their next clue.

In this leg's second detour, teams chose between Four-Leaf Clover and Four-Wheel Drive. In Four-Leaf Clover, teams made their way to St. Stephen's Green and searched a pile of shamrocks, the national symbol of Ireland, for a four-leaf clover that would give them good luck and that they could exchange for their next clue. In Four-Wheel Drive, teams made their way to Harold's Cross Greyhound Stadium and participated in Rally Racing. Each member had to complete 5 laps of the course within a time limit in order to receive their next clue. This leg's roadblock had one team member playing Irish road bowling along the Clondrinagh country road. They had to complete the course in as few throws as possible to avoid time penalties. In the first Switchback of this race, teams had to count potatoes, a staple part of the Irish diet. They had to present the cleric with a number of potatoes equal to the total amount of USD given to them at the start of each leg (excluding monetary prizes) so that they would be allowed to proceed to the Pit Stop.

Additional Tasks

  • At Old Trafford, teams had to keep a soccer ball in the air for two minutes in order to receive their next clue.
  • The clue at the Piccadilly Gardens had teams search for the only museum in the world solely devoted to the Beatles.
  • At The Beatles Story, teams had to listen to a band play five popular British songs. Then, they had to search for the CD that corresponds to each of those songs. When they have found the correct 5 CDs, the vocalist will hand them their next clue.
  • After the detour, teams were only given an image of the Phoenix Monument as their clue.

Leg 10 (Ireland → USA)Edit

  • La Porte (San Jacinto State Park - USS Texas)
  • La Porte (San Jacinto State Park - San Jacinto Monument) SwitchbackLogo

In the final Roadblock of the race, one team member participated in a game of horseshoes. Each player had to pitch horseshoes so that three of them hit the target spire. In the Switchback and the final task of the race, teams completed a "monumental" challenge: given 24 pictures of monuments and statues, they had to identify the 9 that had been featured on the race. When they obtained the correct answer (GALVESTON), they then had to figure out the location of the finsh line at Galveston's most famous landmark: the Moody Gardens.

Additional Tasks

  • At Minute Maid Park, teams had to search through the five major venues of Houston's Theater District (Alley Theatre, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Bayou Place, and Wortham Theater Center) to obtain puzzle pieces. They then had to piece their puzzle together at the venue of the only opera company in the U.S. to win a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy (the Houston Opera Company) - Wortham Theater Center. Their puzzle would reveal their next destination, the Reliant Astrodome.
  • After the Roadblock, teams were told to find Mission Control, a reference to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Once there, they went to a virtual simulation room, where they had to successfully recreate the famed landing of the Eagle when Apollo 11 first arrived at the moon in order to receive their next clue from the astronaut.
  • Upon completing the virtual simulation task, teams were given an image of the USS Texas, their next destination. There, the teams were then told to make their way on foot to where the race began: the San Jacinto Monument.
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