|First Aired||13 April 2013 - 30 May 2013|
|Filmed||25 November 2012 - 23 December 2013|
|No. of Episodes||12|
|Winners||Valeria Nikiforets &|
|Distance Traveled||21 700 miles (35 000km)|
|No. of Legs||12|
|1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11· 12|
Velyki Perehony (Ukrainian: Великі перегони; English: Great Race) is a Ukrainian reality game show based on the American series, The Amazing Race. and airs on 1+1. The show premiered on 13 April 2013 at 20:00 EEST. The prize for winning the show is ₴500,000.
Beauty Queens Valeria & Bohdana were the winners of the first season of Velyki Perehony.
It was announced on 23 July 2012 that Ukranian television network, 1+1 had acquired the rights to make a version of the show. On 23 November 2012, it was revealed that Ukrainian hip-hop singer Alexander "Fozzy" Sidorenko would host the show.
The show began filming on 25 November and lasted for 4 weeks.
The show is produced by Sister's Production (Сістерз Продакшн), in association with ABC Studios. It is also co-produced by activeTV. The first teaser for the show was released on 16 January.
Production arrived in the Philippines only a few days before the region was struck by Typhoon Pablo. The fifth episode makes many remarks about the coming storm, and heavy rainclouds, wind and thunder can be seen while the teams are racing.
|1, 2||United Arab Emirates||1|
|2, 3, 4||Sri Lanka||2|
|5, 6, 7||Philippines||2|
|7, 8, 9||South Africa||2|
|10, 11, 12||Poland||2|
Casting for the show was announced on the website of 1+1 on 23 July 2012.
The following teams participated in the race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order:
|Team||Relationship||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks performed|
|Valeria & Bohdana||Beauty Queens||2nd||4th||1st||3rd||5th6||3rd||2nd||1st8||1st||1st||1st||1st||Valeria 6, Bohdana 7|
|Alexey & Olena||Common-Law Married12||9th1||7th2||7th||2nd||7th6||2nd||3rd||4th||2nd||3rd||3rd11||2nd||Alexey 9, Olena 4|
|Constantine & Jacob||Father/Son||8th1||5th||4th||1st||2nd||1st||4th||2nd||3rd||2nd||2nd||3rd||Constantine 6, Jacob 7|
|Alexander & Vladimir||Physicians||7th||9th3||6th4||6th||1st||5th||5th||5th||4th9||4th||Alexander 6, Vladimir 5|
|Ihor & Vasil||Friends/Athletes||1st||2nd||2nd||4th||6th6||4th||1st||3rd||5th10||Ihor 5, Vasil 5|
|Natalia & Tatiana||Friends||6th||6th||5th||5th||4th||6th||6th7||Natalia 5, Tatiana 3|
|Andrey & Irina||Dating||5th||1st||3rd||7th||3rd||7th||Andrey 4, Irina 3|
|Anna & Roman||Married Actors||4th||3rd||8th||8th||Anna 1, Roman 3|
|Alla & Alexandra||Mother/Daughter||3rd||8th||9th||Alla 2, Alexandra 1|
|Vladimir & Irina||Father/Daughter||10th1||Vladimir 1, Irina 0|
- A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
- A blue team placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg of the race and was "Marked for Elimination"
- An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team would receive a 1-hour penalty upon completion of the next leg.
- An italicized blue team placement indicates that the team had to complete a Speed Bump on the next leg of the race.
- An underlined leg number indicates that there was no mandatory rest period at the Pit Stop and all teams were ordered to continue racing.
- Constantine & Jacob and Vladimir & Irina and Alexey & Olena arrived 8th, 9th and 10th respectively. However, they were issued penalties (Constantine & Jacob and Alexey & Olena, 60 minutes because they were unable to complete the Roadblock due to dusk; Vladimir & Irina, 4 hours for quitting the Roadblock). Constantine & Jacob's placement was not affected. Since Vladimir & Irina had a longer time penalty, Alexey and Olena were allowed to check in immediately for a 9th place finish. Vladimir & Irina were checked in at last place, resulting in their elimination.
- Alexey & Olena initially arrived third, but were issued a four-hour penalty because Alexey failed to complete the Roadblock. Four teams checked in during their penalty time, dropping them to 7th.
- Alexander & Vladimir initially arrived eighth, but they did not pay their taxi driver. They were required to settle the bill before being allowed to check in. During this time, Alla & Alexandra, the only trailing team at that point, checked in at 8th place. Dropping them to last place, but they were spared elimination since it was a non-elimination leg.
- Alexander & Vladimir initially arrived fourth, but received a 1-hour penalty for being "Marked for Elimination" and not arriving in first. Two teams checked in during their penalty time, dropping them to 6th.
- Only Jacob and Roman completed the Roadblock on the fourth leg. The rest were applied 4 hour penalties at the site of the Roadblock.
- Because Valeria & Bohdana, Ihor & Vasil, and Olena & Alexey rented a jeepney to themselves, they were applied 1 hour penalties. According to race rules, once teams rent public transportation (i.e. Jeepneys) for themselves, it is considered private transportation which they are prohibited from using.
- Tatiana failed to complete the Roadblock in Leg 7 and received a 4-hour penalty. Since they were the last team to arrive, they were eliminated without the penalty being applied.
- Valeria & Bohdana initially arrived first but received a 1-hour penalty for taking a local with them in their car and having him guide them throughout the entire leg. This did not affect their placement.
- Alexander & Vladimir initially arrived 1st, but had been marked for elimination and received a 1-hour penalty. They dropped to 4th.
- Host Fozzy Sidorenko came out to the Roadblock location to eliminate Ihor & Vasil
- Alexey & Olena initially arrived 2nd, but they asked two different locals to help guide them as they drove during leg 11. They dropped to third, but were not eliminated.
- Alexey proposed to Olena at the Leg 11 Pit Stop and Olena accepted.
|Legs||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12|
|Countries||Ukraine • UAE • Sri Lanka • Singapore • Philippines • South Africa • Netherlands • Poland|
|Teams||Alexander & Vladimir • Alexey & Olena • Alla & Alexandra • Andrey & Irina • Anna & Roman • Constantine & Jacob • Ihor & Vasil • Natalia & Tatiana • Valeria & Bohdana • Vladimir & Irina|