Season 1, Episode 1 The Race Begins

First Aired: September 5, 2001

The 11 teams begin the first leg of their global journey, racing from New York City's Central Park to Johannesburg, South Africa. During the initial leg, the teams visit Victoria Falls, use a zip line to cross a valley and bungee jump off of a steep cliff. The pit stop is at Songwe Village. Phil Keoghan is the host.

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  • Premiered: September 5, 2001
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • User Rating:4.46 out of 5 (65 ratings)
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  • Premise: An entertaining around-the-world race for $1 million featuring 11 two-member teams. The fun in seeing which team wins is greatly enhanced by watching people deal with the stress of travel and witnessing the effects it has on their relationships. The series… (more)

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