Phillip “Chip” McAllister and Kim McAllister are a team of Married Parents and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 5.

They started off barely scraping by for the first three legs. They would get brought into the spotlight upon Charla & Mirna's elimination, with their surreptitious plotting against Colin & Christie becoming the major storyline at the tail end of the season. They would fall behind in the final leg, which would ultimately give them an advantage when they were the first to discover that the first flight to Dallas/Fort Worth had been delayed, and were able to snatch up the last tickets on the second best flight. The ten minute lead that flight would get them was what they needed to pull out the victory over the dominant Colin & Christie.


Chip & Kim have been married for over 25 years, are raising three children and reside in Coto de Caza, California. They met at a party in the summer of 1978. Kim caught Chip's eye as she was on the dance floor doing "the freak" in her Jordache jeans. When Chip introduced himself to Kim and asked if he could treat her to a drink of her choice, she flatly refused. He was undaunted, however, and kept persisting, finally obtaining her phone number. At first, Kim was not interested in Chip at all, but over time, he managed to change her image of him, especially when she saw him two months later cruising down Crenshaw Boulevard in his brand new royal blue 280Z sports car.

Kim is the owner of an information technology recruiting company. She says that her proudest accomplishment is marrying Chip and having their three children, Elon, Phillip III and Kristen. She says that she and her teammate are soul mates with the same life goals who want the best for each other.

Chip is the owner of a web technology company. Aside from marrying Kim, he said his second biggest accomplishment was finishing college at age 38. He said he most resembles boxer George Foreman, minus his money, and his wife looks like Olympic runner Florence Griffith Joyner!

Chip & Kim say they decided to apply for THE AMAZING RACE 5 because "several of our friends and family members have made calls to us to express their strong feelings as to why we should be on the show. That is why we started watching. Now, THE AMAZING RACE is our favorite show."

The Amazing Race 5

Race History

Chip & Kim's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Uruguay Zips / Chips No Roadblock 8 of 11 [1]
2 2 Uruguay → Argentina Perro / Tango Chip 8 of 10
3 3 Argentina Smooth Sailing / Rough Riding Chip 7 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Russia Block 5 Shots / Drink 1 Shot Chip 1 of 8
5 5 Russia → Egypt Rock & Roll / Hump & Ride Chip 4 of 7
6 6 Egypt Herd It / Haul It Kim 2 of 7
7 7 Egypt → Kenya → Tanzania Buzzing / Busy Chip 1 of 6
8 8 Tanzania → United Arab Emirates Off Plane / Off Road Chip 2 of 5 [2]
9 9 United Arab Emirates → India Heavy but Short / Light but Long Chip 2 of 5
10 10 India → New Zealand Clean / Dirty Chip 4 of 5
11 11 New Zealand → The Philippines Plow / Fowl Chip 1 of 4>
12 12 The Philippines Unknown Chip 2 of 4 [3]
13 The Philippines → Canada → United States Slide / Ride Chip 1 of 3 [4]
Average 2.46
     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

1: Chip & Kim initially arrived 1st, but they had missed the clue to the Detour, having simply arrived by chance at one of the options. They had to go back and retrieve the clue before checking in, causing them to fall to 8th.
2: Leg 8 had an unaired Roadblock involving buying and delivering nuts. Chip was shown in promotional material performing the Roadblock, and with a bag of nuts search for the port in the episode. In addition, Linda & Karen stated in a post-race interview that the women on the co-ed teams did not do another Roadblock after their first.[1]
3: Leg 12 had a Detour, however, all teams were shown performing the same task, and was aired as a miscellaneous task.
4: Leg 13 had an unaired Roadblock that involved pitching a teepee. Chip has been confirmed to have completed the task.[2]


  • Along with BJ & Tyler, Chip and Kim expressed disappointment at not even receiving a call from CBS for a possible invite on The Amazing Race: All-Stars.[3]
  • Chip & Kim founded PeopleStar Filmworks along with their son, CJ.[4]
  • As of 2016, Chip & Kim are realtors.[5]


Franchise Records

  • First team to arrive first on the first leg, but not be allowed to check-in.
  • First team to use the Yield.
  • First African-American team to win the race.
  • First team to win the race without using the Fast Forward.
  • First co-ed couple to win the race.
  • Oldest averaged aged team to win the race, being 45 years old while racing.
    • Kim was the oldest woman to win the race being 44 at while racing.
  • Chip and Brandon have currently performed the most Roadblocks out of any contestants, both performing 11 during The Amazing Race 5.
    • This record is unlikely to be broken due to rule changes forcing each partner to perform at least 5 Roadblocks during the course of the race.

External links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (09/22/2004): "Amazing Race Champs Get Paid"
  • Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (09/24/2004): "Chip and Kim's TAR Triumph"
  • Toyia Baker at The Tavis Smiley Show (10/11/2014): "Amazing Race Winners Chip and Kim McAllister"
  • Brian at Reality Shack (Fall 2004): "Interview with Chip McAllister, Winner of The Amazing Race 5"
  • Allan Johnson at Chicago Tribune (11/21/2004): "Race Champ Chip McAllister: He gives life everything he's got"
  • TARflies interview (12/14/2004): "Meet Mr. Caviar"

Social Media Profiles

  • YouTubelogo Chip & Kim's YouTube Channel: /mcallpl


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