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Jude Richards and Shannon Nay are a team of Mums on The Amazing Race Australia 5.

In the three legs they raced, the Mums struggled to find themselves in the front of the pack, finishing in the lower half of the first leg, and finishing last on the second due to not checking in with their backpacks. Although they were saved by a non-elimination, they were issued a sabotage by Jaskirat & Anurag, forcing one team member to not speak for the next leg. This put them behind for the entirety of the next leg, and despite coming very close to overcoming their disadvantages, they finished just too late and were eliminated in 13th.


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Jude and Shannon are best friends who met through their kids, nearly 20 years ago. As devoted mums, running the Race means they'll finally be able to do something for themselves - with no husband or kids to wrangle!

For these outgoing mums, their social game will be their strength. Their warmth and banter are enough to win anyone over.

Ultra-competitive, loud, and secret comedians, Jude and Shannon feel they're often underestimated, but are ready to make their kids proud!

Get to know Team Mums[]

What's the best/ worst part of travelling with your teammate?
Jude: Best part is that there are zero boundaries between us so we are 100% ourselves. We call it as we see it and are constantly laughing (note to self… we need to practice our pelvic floor exercises!). Worst is waking up early, because Shannon rises with the sun.
What would you do with the prize money?
Shannon: We would combine our families and go for a fabulous night out. Some to the kids to help with uni debt and the boring mortgage.

The Amazing Race Australia 5[]

Race History[]

Jude & Shannon's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Queensland Food / Bev No Roadblock 10 of 14
2 2 Queensland Swim to the Beat / Snappy Feet Shannon 12 of 13 [1]
3 3 Queensland Pick / Polish No Roadblock 12 of 12§
Average 11.33
     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
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
ֆ This team was given a Salvage, giving them an advantage in the leg
§ This team was given a Sabotage, penalizing them throughout the leg
⏭︎ The team used the First Class pass to skip the leg

1: Jude & Shannon initially arrived 11th but were forced to backtrack as they did not have their backpacks. Holly & Dolor checked in during this time, dropping them to 12th.

Post Race[]


  • Jude & Shannon are the first team to be given a Sabotage Pass.
    • Only team to be given the Sabotage pass and be eliminated in the following leg.
  • First team to finish in 13th place on a single leg before the introduction of two new teams.

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Kimberly Cousins
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 Holly & Dolor
Power Couple
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Super Sikhs
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 Jobelle & Rani
Daughter & Dad
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 Jordan & Violeta
Dancing Exes
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 Jude & Shannon
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 Malaan & Tina
Childhood Friends
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 MJ & Chelsea
Footy Mates
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 Shane & Deb
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 Stan & Wayne
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