The Amazing Race 19 Leg 1
|Starting Line||Hsi Lai Temple|
|Pit Stop||Martyrs' Shrine|
|Winners||Ernie & Cindy|
|Last Place||Bill & Cathi|
Hsi Lai Temple
- Hacienda Heights, California, United States of America
- Starting Line
The race began with Phil welcoming the eleven teams, explaining the basic rules of the race, introducing the Express Pass and the Hazard, and shouting "Go!" Teams then had to solve a word puzzle. They had to search through hundreds of oil-paper umbrellas, each one adorned with three letters. They must find the umbrella with the correct three letters, 'TAI', which when combined with the provided group of six other letters, 'WANPEI', would reveal their first destination: Taipei, Taiwan. They would then be instructed to proceed to Los Angeles International Airport. The last team to complete the task would have to complete the Hazard later in the leg.
Los Angeles International Airport
- Los Angeles
- Distance: 25.4 miles
The first eight teams would fly with China Airlines and arrive first, while the last three teams would fly with EVA Air, departing 20 minutes later.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
- Taipei, Republic of China
- Distance: 6798 miles
Ximending Commercial District
- Distance: 17.1 miles
Teams were told to "look up" once they reached this location. They would have to figure out that their next clue was written in Chinese on a digital billboard overlooking the main square. When translated, the text would read 'Confucius Temple', directing them to their next location.
Taipei Confucius Temple
- Distance: 2.1 miles
Roadblock: Here, teams discovered the first Roadblock of the race. Confucius says 'Who's ready to play telephone?' The chosen team member had to dial a number on the temple's payphone and listen to a Confucius proverb spoken by a Chinese person. In order to use the payphone, which was a real functioning phone, they would have to go and purchase a phone card. Without taking any notes, they then had to recite it word-for-word to a monk. If they successfully repeated the proverb, they would receive their next clue.
- Amani, Andy, Cathi, Cindy, Ethan, Sandy, Jennifer, Lisa, Zac, Liz, Ron
Core Pacific City Mall
- Distance: +3.35 miles
Hazard: One team member from Kaylani & Lisa, the penalized team, would have to complete an indoor bungee jump inside of the mall's main plaza. After the frightening leap, they could continue with the race.
Dajia Riverside Park
- Distance: 1.79 miles
Teams had to join a team of professional dragon boat racers once they reached this park. One team member would have to paddle while the other had to keep the rhythm of the drum as the whole team paddled. Once they completed the river course, the boat captain would give them their next clue.
- Distance: 0.8 miles
|Ernie & Cindy||1st||6th||A||A||5th||2nd||1st||1st||1st||1st||Ernie 0, Cindy 1|
|Jeremy & Sandy||1st||5th||4th||1st||3rd||3rd||2nd||2nd||Jeremy 0, Sandy 1|
|Justin & Jennifer||1st||10th||2nd||4th||2nd||2nd||3rd||3rd||Justin 0, Jennifer 1|
|Ethan & Jenna||1st||4th||6th||6th||4th||4th||4th||4th||Ethan 1, Jenna 0|
|Amani & Marcus||1st||2nd||1st||3rd||5th||7th||7th||5th||Amani 1, Marcus 0|
|Laurence & Zac||1st||9th||8th||8th||6th||6th||6th||6th||Laurence 0, Zac 1|
|Andy & Tommy||1st||1st||7th||7th||8th||5th||5th||7th||Andy 1, Tommy 0|
|Ron & Bill||1st||7th||3rd||5th||7th||8th||8th||8th||Ron 1, Bill 0|
|Kaylani & Lisa||1st||11th||B||B||10th||9th||9th||9th||9th||9th||Kaylani 0, Lisa 1|
|Liz & Marie||1st||3rd||9th||10th||10th||10th||10th||10th||Liz 1, Marie 0|
|Bill & Cathi||1st||8th||C||11th||11th||11th||11th||11th||11th||Bill 0, Cathi 1|
- A bold team member in the Roadblock count indicates the team member who completed this leg's Roadblock.
- An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg.
|The Amazing Race 19|
|Legs||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12|
|Countries||United States • Taiwan • Indonesia • Thailand • Malawi • Denmark • Germany • Belgium • Netherlands • Panama|
|Teams||Amani & Marcus • Andy & Tommy • Bill & Cathi • Ernie & Cindy • Ethan & Jenna • Jeremy & Sandy • Justin & Jennifer • Kaylani & Lisa • Laurence & Zac • Liz & Marie • Ron & Bill|