I Don't Kiss, I Make Out! is the third episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.


Teams are sent on a journey to a mystery location where they must perform a challenge that is out of this world.

Tensions mount at the airport when families show signs of wear and tear and biting words are exchanged. One racer turns a cumbersome task into playtime, goofing off and annoying her family in the process. After many failed attempts at a task and with no end in sight, elimination seems imminent for one family.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Welbourne Manor are as follows:

  1. Weaver Family (2:26 am)
  2. Linz Family (2:27 am)
  3. Godlewski Family (2:29 am)
  4. Schroeder Family (2:35 am)
  5. Aiello Family (2:37 am)
  6. Bransen Family (2:38 am)
  7. Gaghan Family (2:43 am)
  8. Paolo Family (3:05 am)

Teams must fly to Charleston, South Carolina. Upon arrival, teams must drive themselves The Battery and find the gazebo to find their next clue.

Choice A: Forrest Gump
Teams must drive 7 miles to Wando Shrimp Co. in Mount Pleasant and hop onto a shrimp boat and use their hands to de-head 200 pounds of shrimp to receive their next clue.

The Bransen, Godlewski, Linz, Paolo, Schroeder, and Weaver Families chose this task.

Choice B: Muddy Waters
Teams must drive 37 miles to Ridgeville and find Ridgeville Mud Run and drive a 4x4 SUV through an obstacle course to a 400 feet gully filled with mud. They must make one complete round course before receiving their next clue. If they got stuck, they would have to wait to be towed out and restart the course.

The Aiello and Gaghan Families chose this task.

Teams must make their way to the Charleston Visitor Center either on foot, if they chose the Forrest Gump Detour, or by driving, if they chose the Muddy Waters Detour, and sign up for one of two charter buses departing at 3:00pm and 5:00pm to a mystery destination, Huntsville, Alabama. The first bus would carry the first four teams, while the second bus would carry the last four teams. They would find their next clue at the bus terminal in Huntsville.

Teams must drive themselves to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and find the Edward O. Buckbee Hangar to find their next clue.

"Who's ready to feel the pull of more than 3 Gs?"

The two team members assigned to perform this Roadblock must ride a centrifuge and endure a gravitational pull of 3.2 g to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way on foot to Rocket Park and find the Saturn V. Teams must enter the nearby space mission and search for computers and log on to their AOL account to receive a video clue.

Teams must make their way on foot to the Space Shuttle Pathfinder to check in.

For coming in first place, the Bransen Family won free gasoline for life for each licensed team member from BP and ARCO.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S8 BransenFamily
 1st place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
S8 LinzFamily
 2nd place 
Linz Family
S8 SchroederFamily
 3rd place 
Schroeder Family
Dad, Stepmom, and Kids
S8 GodlewskiFamily
 4th place 
Godlewski Family
S8 WeaverFamily
 5th place 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids
S8 PaoloFamily
 6th place 
Paolo Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
S8 GaghanFamily
 7th place 
Gaghan Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
S8 AielloFamily
 8th place 
Aiello Family
Father and Sons-In-Law



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