The Amazing Race 8 Leg 5

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Leg 5
Panama
Starting Line Preservation Hall
New Orleans
Louisiana Flag of Louisiana.svg
Pit Stop Miraflores Locks
Panama City
Panama Flag of Panama.svg
Winners Paolo Familyƒ
Last Place Godlewski Family
Surrender Money
and Possessions
Distance 1675.7 miles
Contains Detour.png Roadblock.png F-Forward.png

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Louis Armstrong International Airport

Tocumen International Airport

  • Panama City, Panama Flag of Panama.svg
  • Distance: 1602 miles

Here, teams had to choose a 'Red Devil Bus', known locally as Diablo Rojo, which they would use to transport themselves for the rest of the leg.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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Barro Colorado Island
  • Gamboa
  • Distance: 22.6 miles

Here, teams boarded a motor boat that would take them to their next destination.

Barro Colorado Island

  • Distance: 8.93 miles

Teams had to search the island for a man named Ricardo Diaz, who would hand them their next clue. They then had to return by boat to Gamboa and re-board their Diablo Rojo.

Pier 12

  • Balboa
  • Distance: +24 miles

F-Forward.png Fast Forward: Families wishing to pursue the Fast Forward had to find this pier along the Panama Canal. They had to ascend to the top of a crane and would then perform a tandem bungee jump, two team members at a time, from a distance of 140 feet above the ground. Once all four team members had made the leap, they would receive the Fast Forward clue.

Paolo & Family

Casco Viejo / El Parque Metropolitan

  • Panama City
  • Distance: 26.4 miles/23.1 miles

Detour.png Detour

Rhythm: Teams had to travel to the old town of Panama, where they had to search on foot for four musical instruments. They had to find a saxophone at the Teatro Nacional de Panamá, a trumpet at Escuela Simón Bolívar, a conga drum at Casa Góngora and a trombone at the Instituto Nacional de Cultura. Finally, they had to deliver all four instruments to the Take Five Jazz and Wine club where the band leader would hand them their next clue.
Gaghan Family, Godlewski Family, Linz Family
Coos: Teams had to find Panama City's Metropolitan Park, where they had to find an overlook. There, they would find binoculars and a bird identification chart. They had to search the park's trees for five distinct wooden birds, and had to circle these five species on the chart. If they were correct, they would receive their next clue.
Bransen Family, Weaver Family

Estadio Juan Demostenes Arosemena

  • Panama City
  • Distance from Take Five Jazz and Wine Club: 1.44 miles
  • Distance from El Parque MEtropolitan: 1.72 miles

Roadblock.png Roadblock: At this baseball stadium, teams would find a Roadblock clue. Who can hit in a pinch? The chosen team member would step up to the baseball plate and had to face off against a champion little league pitcher. If the team member could successfully hit a base hit or a home run, they would receive their next clue. Only one team member at a time could attempt this challenge, but they would return to the back of the queue if they failed three times.

Beth Bransen, Bill Gaghan, Sharon Godlewski, Nick Linz, Rolly Weaver

Miraflores Locks

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Miraflores Locks
  • Panama City
  • Distance: 3.84 miles

PitStop8.png Pit Stop: This was a non-elimination leg. The last-place team was required to surrender all of their accumulated money, begin the next leg with $0 to their name, and also surrender all possessions they had except the clothes on their backs and their passports.

Prize: Gamboa Rainforest Resort package at the Panama Canal, Panama provided by Travelocity

Results

Team PH LAI Plane.png STR BCI Detour.png JDA Roadblock.png MFL PitStop.png Roadblocks
Paolo Family 2nd A Steady2.png 1st Decrease2.png 2nd F-Forward.png Increase2.png 1stƒ Steady2.png 1stƒ Steady2.png 1stƒ Steady2.png 1stƒ Tony 1, Marion 0, DJ 2, Brian 1
Weaver Family 5th B Decrease2.png 5th Increase2.png 3rd Increase2.png 2nd B Steady2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd Linda 0, Rebecca 2, Rachel 0, Rolly 3
Bransen Family 1st A Decrease2.png 3rd Decrease2.png 4th Increase2.png 3rd B Steady2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Wally 1, Beth 2, Lauren 1, Lindsay 1
Linz Family 3rd Decrease2.png 2nd Decrease2.png 5th Increase2.png 4th A Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Nick 2, Alex 1, Megan 0, Tommy 2
Gaghan Family 6th B Steady2.png 4th Decrease2.png 6th Steady2.png 6th A Steady2.png 6th Increase2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th Bill 2, Tammy 1, Billy 1, Carissa 1
Godlewski Family 4th Decrease2.png 5th Increase2.png 1st Decrease2.png 5th A Steady2.png 5th Decrease2.png 6th Steady2.png 6th Michelle 1, Sharon 2, Christine 1, Tricia 1
  • An A indicates that teams completed the Rhythm Detour, while a B indicates that teams completed the Coos Detour.
  • 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 8
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Countries United StatesPanamaCosta RicaCanada
Teams Aiello FamilyBlack FamilyBransen FamilyGaghan FamilyGodlewski FamilyLinz FamilyPaolo FamilyRogers FamilySchroeder FamilyWeaver Family
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