Jen King and Shawn King are a Married team on The Amazing Race Canada 2.

After barely surviving the first leg due to Shahla & Nabeela's penalty, they vowed that they would be moving up in the ranks. They were beginning to live up to that promise, passing a couple teams on the Detour, but while attempting the surfing challenge, Shawn dislocated his shoulder, requiring him to go to the hospital. They were forced to withdraw from the Race in 10th.



Age: 40
Occupation: Holistic Nutrition Practitioner
Current City: Halifax
Hometown: Oromocto, N.B.
Strengths: Independent, well-travelled, known teammate for majority of life
Fears/Phobias: None
Favourite Travel Destination: Kelowna, B.C.
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "He is a little obsessive."


Age: 41
Occupation: Partner, President, and Chief Creative Officer of an Advertising Agency
Current City: Halifax
Hometown: Carbonear, N.L.
Strengths: Engaging, detail-oriented, known teammate for majority of life
Fears/Phobias: Snakes
Favourite Travel Destination: Italy or Germany
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She gets 'hangry' (hungry and angry) and everything has to stop until she eats. It can be a pain sometimes."

These charismatic East Coast sweethearts met when Shawn was in a band and Jen was dating a jock. Friends first, they have now been married for 15 years and work hard to maintain a strong bond and loving relationship. This edgy, tattooed couple claims they are fun while still dedicated to their careers and family. Neither is shy about pointing out the other's mistakes but after more than 20 years, these two have a remarkable capacity to hash things out quickly, albeit sometimes loudly. Both Jen and Shawn are concerned that their age might play a factor in the race. Although both are in great shape they worry about the physical challenges might trip them up. These two often finish each other sentences and agree that their relationship is their greatest asset. "Having a teammate who's known me for more than half my life is a strength," said Jen. "It's how we work together," agrees Shawn. "We know each other very well." As parents, they are focused on staying in touch with what is going on in their 17-year-old son's life. They're the "cool parents" that all the kids come to for advice, which helps them maintain a close relationship with their own teenager. Jen and Shawn would like to prove to their family, and themselves, that they are up for 'The Amazing Race Canada' challenge and that not giving up is what life is all about. There's a sense that both of them are ready to prove to the world that their "cool" factor hasn't disappeared. Winning would also help them with their son's impending college finances.

The Amazing Race Canada 2

Race History

Jen & Shawn's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Alberta → British Columbia No Detour Jen 10 of 11 [1]
2 2 British Columbia Sharp Knives / Sharp Eyes Did not perform 10 of 10 [2]
Average 10.00
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Jen & Shawn withdrew from the race due to an injury sustained by Shawn at the Route Marker task.


Canada Records

  • Jen & Shawn are the first team to withdraw from the race.
  • First team to finish the race in 10th place.

External links


  • Ruth Myles at Calagy Herald (July 2014): Injury shoulders the blame for Jen and Shawn's elimination on The Amazing Race Canada

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