I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 17.
The order of departure from Alexander Garden are as follows:
- Jill & Thomas (8:30 am)
- Brook & Claire (8:35 am)
- Michael & Kevin (8:40 am)
- Nat & Kat
- Chad & Stephanie
- Gary & Mallory
- Nick & Vicki
Nat & Kat's, Chad & Stephanie's, Gary & Mallory's, and Nick & Vicki's departure times were not shown on-screen.
Teams must travel by taxi to Avtovo Circus to find their next clue.
Choice B: Circus Clown
Teams would have to learn how to spin plates. Once 10 plates have spun simultaneously for 10 seconds without falling, they'll receive their next clue from a clown.
Teams are given a "Russian Mystery": find the canal bridge guarded by four creatures with golden wings. Once they figure out it is Bank Bridge, teams must travel by taxi there to find their next clue.
Teams must travel on foot to 1 Vladimirsky Prospekt Tower and climb up the tower, which one person from each team must climb up (which only two people can be up at a time), where they will find a figurine leading them to the Church of the Savior on Blood, where they must also walk on foot to. At the church, teams will find their next clue. Teams are not allowed to have a taxi lead them to these locations.
Teams are given a riddle: "What am I? Peter the Great is buried inside me". Once they figure out it is referring to the Peter and Paul Fortress, teams must travel by taxi there to find their next clue.
The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to clear three gorodki pin formations before the pins are reset, to receive their next clue.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must travel on foot to Naryshkin Bastion inside the Peter and Paul Fortress to check in.
For coming in first place, Nat & Kat each won $5,000.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward • ϵ 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
- This episode's title is said by Brook while heading for the Detour.
|The Amazing Race 17 Episodes|
"They Don't Call It The Amazing Race for Nothin!" · "A Kiss Saves the Day" · "In Phil We Trust" · "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" · "Tastes Like a Million Dollars" · "Run, Babushka, Run" · "I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong" · "Ali Baba in a Suit" · "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" · "I Hate Chinese Food" · "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" · "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race"