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I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 17.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Saint Isaac's Cathedral are as follows:

  1. Jill & Thomas (8:30 am)
  2. Brook & Claire (8:35 am)
  3. Michael & Kevin (8:40 am)
  4. Nat & Kat
  5. Chad & Stephanie
  6. Gary & Mallory
  7. Nick & Vicki
Only Jill & Thomas, Brook & C;aire, and Michael & Kevin's departure times were shown. The other four teams' departure times are unknown.

Teams must take a taxi to Avtovo Circus, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Circus Band
Teams must learn how to play a Russian folk song, Ivan Larionov's Kalinka, on the accordion. Once they have played the song correctly, the band leader would give teams their next clue.

Chad & Stephanie, Gary & Mallory, and Nat & Kat chose this task.


Choice B: Circus Clown
Teams must learn how to spin plates. Once 10 plates have spun simultaneously for 10 seconds without falling, a clown would give teams their next clue.

Brook & Claire, Jill & Thomas, Michael & Kevin, and Nick & Vicki chose this task.

Teams must solve a "Russian Mystery" by making their way to "the canal bridge guarded by four creatures with golden wings", which teams must figure out referred to Bank Bridge, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must make their way on foot to 1 Vladimirsky Prospekt Tower. At the top of the tower, only one team member from two teams at most may look around for a clue to their next destination: a figurine leading them to the Church of the Savior on Blood, where they must also make their way on foot to. At the church, teams would find their next clue. Teams are not allowed to have a taxi lead them to these locations.

Teams must solve a riddle directing them to the Peter and Paul Fortress, where they would find their next clue at the gorodki courts.

"Between the two of you, who's the real player?"

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must clear three gorodki pin formations to receive their next clue. After two attempts at a formation, the pins would be reset.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way 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.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     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
Nat & Kat
 1st place 
Nat & Kat
Doctors
Brook & Claire
 2nd place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
Nick & Vicki
 3rd place 
Nick & Vicki
Dating
Gary & Mallory
 4th place 
Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
Jill & Thomas
 5th place 
Jill & Thomas
Dating
Chad & Stephanie
 6th place 
Chad & Stephanie
Newly Dating
Michael & Kevin
 7th place 
Michael & Kevin
Father/Son

Trivia

References

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"