The teams began in Beijing, China. Their first task was to head to Tiantan park and retrieve the clue from a kite being flown by a local. From there they headed to the Great Wall for a Detour. They had to chose between walking up steep steps in close range or flat steps farther away. All the teams chose the steep steps. In this task, we began to see some problems with Frank/Margarita's relationship. Margarita later said they had to work as a team, always in order to win the race. At the top of the Great Wall, there is a clue. The teams have to get to a bed and breakfast in Anchorage, Alaska. All the teams got tickets to San Francisco and from there to Seattle and finally to the destination (Anchorage, Alaska.) When in Alaska, they stayed the night at the bed and breakfast. In the morning they had to perform an old Alaskan ritual, called a "Blanket Toss" to find where the next clue was, in which they were "trampolined" by the locals. The next clue involved them getting to a glacier, where in a Roadblock, one of them had to climb it. Joe and Bill did not make it to this task yet and did not arrive at the pit stop in this episode. No teams were eliminated in this episode.
Season 1 Episode 12 of The Amazing Race resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The Amazing Race is an adventure reality show hosted by Phil Keoghan that pits 10, 11, or 12 teams of 2 or 4 people against each other in a race around the world for approximately 40 days. In a leg, they go to destinations where they will complete a roadblock, a task where 1 person completes (Season 1-7) or 2 people (Season 8), a detour, where you have to decide between two tasks that are usually opposite of each other, and a miscellaneous task.
After they complete all these tasks, they will be directed to go to a Pit stop where they will have a 24 hour rest period where they will be able to eat, drink, sleep, and mingle with other teams. The last team to check into the Pit Stop usually is eliminated, but sometimes there is a non-elimination leg in which no one is eliminated. After all teams are eliminated except for 3, these three race to the finish line where the winning team wins 1 million dollars.