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

The two initially feuded with Kami & Karli, with Chip & Kim beating out the twins in a race to avoid elimination in New Zealand. They also allied with Colin & Christie but Yielded them after seeing how dominant their allies were throughout the race. They would fall behind in the final leg, which would ultimately give them an advantage when they were the first to discover that the earliest flight to Dallas had been delayed, and were able to snatch up the last tickets on the next best flight. The twenty-minute lead that flight gave them over the other teams was handed them enough of a cushion to pull out the victory.


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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."[1]

When and where did you meet?
Chip: We officially met at a party in the recreation room of the Oakwood Garden Apartments in Marina Del Rey in 1978. I was so spellbound with Kim's beauty that, though she was not overwhelmed with me, I persisted to get her phone number…then her heart. I saw the diamond in the rough.
If you could describe your relationship in one phrase or sentence, what would it be?
Chip: We praise God that we have one of the most healthy and happy marriages that we know of. By design, Kim and I spend approximately 23 hours a day together. We work, play, exercise, eat, party, sleep, love, laugh, argue, fuss and strategize together. We are soul mates, due to our life priorities.
Have you ever traveled together before? If so, what were the best and worst aspects of traveling together?
Chip: We have traveled together throughout many of the United States, Hawaii included. We have also traveled to Jamaica, Cancun, the Bahamas and Virgin Islands. We love most aspects of traveling together. Since I am a large individual, I am especially uncomfortable sitting in very small coach seats. Why did you decide to team up for THE AMAZING RACE?
Chip: One of our favorite television shows is THE AMAZING RACE. Also, Kim and I are very competitive. We always aim to win at anything in which we participate. Kim absolutely loves to travel, and I love to compete in athletic competitions. So it was natural for us to want to participate in THE AMAZING RACE. As you begin the Race, how do you think this experience will affect your relationship?
Chip: Kim and I have absolutely no expectations as far as THE AMAZING RACE affecting our relationship. We know that we have a strong relationship going into it.
What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team?
Chip: I am an ex-athlete (not professional). I can do most athletic things well. I also have good people skills. I am the heart of our Team. I make certain that others are well managed while we win. My weakness is that I may care too deeply for my competitors because they can't win too.
What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?

Chip: Kim is a fierce competitor: she must win! Kim is also the consummate strategist. She is the brains and passion of our Team. She is unable to discuss anything less than winning it all; she is a winner! Kim's weakness is that she may not consider other competitors' feelings.[2]

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 → Philippines Plow / Fowl Chip 1 of 4>
12 12 Philippines Unknown Chip 2 of 4 [3]
13 Philippines → Canada → United States Slide / Ride Chip 1 of 3 [4]
Average 2.46
     The team keep racing
     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 or keep racing on a No-Rest 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.[3]
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.[4]


  • Along with BJ & Tyler, Chip and Kim expressed disappointment at not receiving a call from CBS for a possible invite on The Amazing Race: All-Stars.[5]
  • Chip & Kim founded PeopleStar Filmworks along with their son, CJ.[6]
  • As of 2016, Chip & Kim are realtors.[7]


Franchise Records

  • Chip & Kim are the 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 age average of a team to win the race, being 45 years old while racing.
    • Kim was the oldest woman to win the race, being 44 at the time.
  • Chip is tied with Brandon Davidson for the most Roadblocks done in a single race, with both performing 11 in The Amazing Race 5.
    • This record is unlikely to be broken due to rule changes forcing each team member to perform at least five 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"

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