The Amazing Race 8 Leg 3

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Leg 3
United States
Starting Line Welbourne Manor
Virginia Flag of Virginia.svg
Pit Stop Space Shuttle Pathfinder
Alabama Flag of Alabama.svg
Winners Bransen Family
Last Place Aiello Family
Distance 918.46 miles
Contains Detour.png Roadblock.png

Washington Dulles International Airport

Charleston International Airport

The Battery

  • Charleston
  • Distance: 10.9 miles

Teams picked up their Detour information from here.

Wando Shrimp Co. / Ridgeville Mud Run

  • Charleston/Ridgeville
  • Distance: 2.94 miles/34.3 miles

Detour.png Detour

Forrest Gump: From Wando Shrimp Co., teams would be taken out into the bay on a shrimp boat. On board, teams would have to de-head 200lbs of shrimp by hand. Once they finished, they would receive their next clue and be taken back to shore.
Bransen Family, Godlewski Family, Linz Family, Schroeder Family, Weaver Family
Muddy Waters: Teams had to find the Ridgeville Mud Run. There, they had to successfully drive a 4x4 SUV through a 400ft. course in thick mud. If they could traverse the entire course without getting stuck, teams would receive their next clue.
Aiello Family, Gaghan Family, Paolo Family

Charleston Visitor Center

  • Charleston
  • Distance from Wando Shrimp Co.: 2.99 miles
  • Distance from Ridgeville Mud Run: 33 miles

Here, teams would sign up for one of two charter buses that would take them to an unknown destination.

Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center

  • Huntsville, Alabama Flag of Alabama.svg
  • Distance: 406 miles

Edward O. Buckbee Hangar

  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville
  • Distance: 4.13 miles

Roadblock.png Roadblock: Inside of this hangar, teams found a Roadblock clue. Who's ready to feel the pull of more than 3 G's? This Roadblock was for two team members. The two chosen team members would have to ride a centrifuge as it spun them around and took them up to 3.2g. After their wild ride, they would receive their next clue.

David & Matt Aiello, Lindsay & Beth Bransen, Bill & Billy Gaghan, Christine & Michelle Godlewski, Alex & Tommy Linz, Tony & Brian Paolo, Stassi & Mark Schroeder, Rolly & Rebecca Weaver

Rocket Park

  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Distance: 0.1 miles

Here, teams needed to enter the nearby space mission to find a set of computers. There, they would log into their AOL e-mail accounts to receive a video message from Phil, identifying the location of the Pit Stop.

Space Shuttle Pathfinder

  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Distance: 0.21 miles

PitStop8.png Pit Stop

Prize: Gasoline for life for each team member from BP and ARCO


Team WM WDI Plane.png TB Detour.png CVC Bus.png EBH Roadblock.png S5 SSP PitStop.png Roadblocks
Bransen Family 6th B Decrease2.png 7th Increase2.png 4th A A Steady2.png 1st Steady2.png 1st Steady2.png 1st Wally 1, Beth 1, Lauren 0, Lindsay 1
Linz Family 2nd A Decrease2.png 3rd Increase2.png 2nd A Decrease2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd Nick 1, Alex 1, Megan 0, Tommy 1
Schroeder Family 4th Steady2.png 1st Steady2.png 1st A Decrease2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Mark 2, Char 0, Stassi 1, Hunter 0
Godlewski Family 3rd Decrease2.png 5th Increase2.png 3rd A Decrease2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Michelle 1, Sharon 1, Christine 1, Tricia 0
Weaver Family 1st Decrease2.png 2nd Decrease2.png 8th A B Steady2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th Linda 0, Rebecca 2, Rachel 0, Rolly 1
Paolo Family 8th C Steady2.png 8th Increase2.png 7th B Decrease2.png 6th Steady2.png 6th Steady2.png 6th Tony 1, Marion 0, DJ 1, Brian 1
Gaghan Family 7th B Steady2.png 6th Increase2.png 5th B Decrease2.png 7th Steady2.png 7th Steady2.png 7th Bill 1, Tammy 1, Billy 1, Carissa 0
Aiello Family 5th A Decrease2.png 4th Decrease2.png 6th B Decrease2.png 8th Steady2.png 8th Steady2.png 8th Tony 0, Kevin 0, Matt 1, David 2
  • An A indicates that teams completed the Forrest Gump Detour, while a B indicates that teams completed the Muddy Waters Detour.
  • A bold team member in the Roadblock count indicates the team member who completed this leg's Roadblock.

The Amazing Race 8
Legs 1234567891011
Countries United StatesPanamaCosta RicaCanada
Teams Aiello FamilyBlack FamilyBransen FamilyGaghan FamilyGodlewski FamilyLinz FamilyPaolo FamilyRogers FamilySchroeder FamilyWeaver Family