Reggie Black, Kimberly Black, Kenneth Black, and Austin Black are a team of Dad, Mom and Kids on The Amazing Race: Family Edition.

The Black Family was plagued by navigation issues throughout the first leg, which constantly put them at the back of the pack. After finishing the Detour tied for last with the Linz Family, the siblings found a better route to a Pit Stop than they did, causing them to be the first team eliminated.


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The Black family is from Woodbridge, Virginia. Reggie and Kimberly, who met in undergraduate school, have been married for over 17 years. Their two sons, Kenneth, 11, and Austin, 8, round out this team of four who compete competitively in Tae Kwon Do tournaments.

Reggie, 42, is the team leader. He is a high school teacher who describes himself as calm yet competitive. Reggie graduated from Norfolk State University with a degree in mathematics.

Kimberly, 40, is a fifth grade teacher who considers herself to be witty and determined. She earned her Masters in Education from Marymount University.

Kenneth is entering sixth grade. His favorite hobbies are soccer and Tae Kwon Do. Kenneth earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do over 2 years ago.

At 8 years old, Austin is the youngest contestant ever to compete in THE AMAZING RACE. He will be in fourth grade and has an advanced brown belt in Tae Kwon Do. Austin plans on earning his black belt within the next few months.

The Black Family is the epitome of dedication and heart. Despite their limited traveling experience, they are determined to show they have what it takes to compete on THE AMAZING RACE.[1]

The Amazing Race: Family Edition

Race History

The Black Family's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania Build It / Buggy It No Roadblock 10 of 10
Average 10.00
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield



  • Austin is the youngest racer to compete, being 8 at the time of racing.
  • The Black Family are the first team to be eliminated in the United States.
  • The Black Family are the first team to place 10th and be the first team eliminated from a season.


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (09/28/2005): "Virginians First to Lose Race"
  • Jenn Brasler at RealityNewsOnline (09/29/2005): "That Was the Biggest Disappointment"
  • The Connection (11/02/2005): "Reggie and Kimberly Black recount their adventures on Race"


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