Season 26 begins with 11 dating couples, including five pairs who meet for the first time at the starting line at California's Castaic Lake. The pairs navigate a muddy obstacle course before flying to Tokyo where they will face a double U-Turn.
On the 1st Episode of this Season 26 on Wednesday, the very first couple was eliminated in Tokyo, Japan. They were dating couple Jeff Magee who is an Airplane pilot and Lyda Grawn who is a Flight attendant. In tonight's 2nd episode which is leg #2 the 10 remaining couples are starting where they ended on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. This leg will be completed when they reach Nagano, Japan. Nagano (??? Nagano-shi?) is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, which is located in the northern part of the prefecture near the confluence of the Chikuma and the Sai rivers, on the main Japanese island of Honsh?.
Tension rise in Phuket, Thailand as one team forgets their fanny pack, putting them behind; and one Racer celebrates the end of the leg when they pop a very special question.
Teams face a race within the Race when they attempt to navigate the chaotic streets of Bangkok, and Racers eat a traditional delicacy - a "10,000 year old egg".
Racers strap on lederhosen for a trip to Oktoberfest in Bavaria, Germany, and one team finds their race in jeopardy after losing their fanny pack.
For the first time, the Race travels to Monaco, where one team takes a big risk to gain an edge on the competition.
In the wild of Namibia, teams made grass huts alongside local Bushmen. A daring scramble up a rock led to a narrow win for Matt & Ashley, but Aly & Steve never recovered from a flat tire. They came in last, but were spared by non-elimination.
Teams race across Namibia where they are tasked with interpreting a clue in German, before sparks fly at the Double U-Turn board when battle lines are drawn.
The competition heats up as the final five teams race to Amsterdam and take a dip in a floating hot tub in search of their next clue.
The final five teams travel to Peru, where the Race gets physical and teams use their fitness trackers to help find their next clue. Also, Blair and Hayley's communication issues reach a boiling point.
In the penultimate leg, the final four teams race through Peru for a spot in the finale and a chance at the million prize.
With the one million dollar prize on the line, the final teams race from Peru to Dallas, where they go to great heights at the top of AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, join a Texas cattle ranch and rappel 500 feet down the Reunion Tower.