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A Clue Box is a metal box that contains clues for the teams of The Amazing Race. Most clue boxes have large yellow and red Route Marker flags attached to catch the eyes of the teams. Teams commonly run toward the box, grab a clue envelope, and read the clue aloud to their teammate and the camera. Some clue boxes are attached to Intersection or Speed Bump signs. Clues found inside Clue Boxes include Detours, Roadblocks, Fast Forwards, and other Route Information.

Some Clue Boxes have numbers attached for teams to take, indicating their place in a line.


At the end of most Roadblocks and Detours, a local judge or instructor will award the team with their next clue. Some Route Information clues instruct teams to find a certain individual, commonly in costume. At the Starting Line, the first clue is usually on their luggage, unless there is a Starting Line challenge. During Superlegs, or after No-Rest Legs, host Phil Keoghan will hand teams their next clue on the mat.

Clues & Other Route Markers

Clue-routemarker · Clue-Detour · Clue-FastForward · Clue-Roadblock · Clue-information · Clue-Face-Off · Icon-Intersection · Clue-SpeedBump · Clue-Yield · Clue-Uturn · Icon-Hazard
Others: Handicap · One Way · Date Night · Switchback · On Ramp· Pass

The Amazing Race Format

Challenges: Assist · Clues · Clue Box · Double Battle · Express Pass · Resurrection Card · Salvage Pass · Save
Pit Stops: Elimination · Finish Line · Marked for Elimination · Megaleg · No Penalty · No-Rest Leg · Non-Elimination Leg · Pit Start · Pit Stop · Starting Line · Superleg
Rules: Money · Rules and Penalties
Others: Date Night · Discharged · Ejection · Evacuation · Medically Exempt · Overnight Rest · Quit · Switchback
Twists: City Sprint · Departure Time Penalty · Double Elimination · Double Your Money · First Class Pass · Hazard · Marked for Elimination · On Ramp · One Way · Partner Swap · Pass · The Scramble · Salvage & Sabotage · Starting Line Task · Surprise Elimination · Surrender Money · Surrender Money and No Supplied Vehicles · Surrender Money and Possessions · U-Turn · Yield