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Go Big or Go Home is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 25.

Story

Route Markers

The race begins at the Duffy Square portion of Times Square in New York City, New York, United States.

Teams must make their way to the location of the first Finish Line of The Amazing Race, which they must figure out was the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Park, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must fly to Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. The first flight, American Airlines, could carry five teams and is scheduled to depart 40 minutes ahead of the second flight, Delta Air Lines. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to the Vendors Plaza, where they must sign up for one of six chartered flights on seaplanes, each carrying a maximum of two teams, destined for Lovango Cay, where they would find their next clue.

Once at Lovango Cay, teams must take a boat to Carvel Rock, climb up and along its length, then jump into the Caribbean Sea once they have reached end of the islet. After both members have jumped, they must retrieve their next clue located in a series of floating bottles.

Teams must take a boat to a pirate ship named Blackbeard's Revenge, a replica of Blackbeard's flagship Queen Anne's Revenge. There, a Blackbeard impersonator would give teams their next clue.

Using a rowboat attached to a rope-line, teams must pull themselves to the shores of Hans Lollik Island, where they would find their next clue.

"Who digs?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must use a traditional liquid compass, a shovel marked 1 yard, and a unique set of coordinates, in which they must start off at one of four landmarks on the beach (an anchor, a set of barrels, a ship's bell, and a ship's wheel). Starting from their assigned landmark, they must search the beach for a treasure chest, marked with their unique coordinates, containing their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Keith, Lisa, and Scott all decided to quit the Roadblock, all exhausted and unable to find their clue, and take the four-hour penalty.

Teams must make their way to Fort Christian to check in.
For coming in first place, Misti & Jim won the Save.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Misti & Jim
 1st place 
Misti & Jim
Married Dentists
Tim & Te Jay
 2nd place 
Tim & Te Jay
College Sweethearts
Kym & Alli
 3rd place 
Kym & Alli
Urban Bike Racers
Brooke & Robbie
 4th place 
Brooke & Robbie
Dating Pro Wrestlers
Adam & Bethany
 5th place 
Adam & Bethany
Married Surfers
Amy & Maya
 6th place 
Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
Dennis & Isabelle
 7th place 
Dennis & Isabelle
Newly Dating
Shelley & Nici
 8th place 
Shelley & Nici
Mother/Daughter
Keith & Whitney
 9th place 
Keith & Whitney
Engaged
Michael & Scott
 10th place 
Michael & Scott
Firefighters
Lisa & Michelle
 11th place 
Lisa & Michelle
Realtor Sisters

Trivia

Reception

  • Emily Longeretta at Hollywood Life (09/26/2014): "Amazing Race Premiere: Bethany Hamilton Is Not Messing Around"
  • Jessica Liese at Rob Has A Website (09/27/2014): "The Amazing Race 25: A Love Letter to the Diehards"

References

The Amazing Race 25 Episodes

"Go Big or Go Home" · "When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go" · "Get Your Sheep Together" · "Thinly Sliced Anchovies" · "Morocc' and Roll" · "I Feel Like I Just Kissed a Goat" · "Pretty Fly for a Food Scientist" · "Hot Sexy Knights" · "You're Taking My Tan Off" · "Smells Like Dirty Tube Socks" · "Hooping It Up" · "All or Nothing"

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