Kenneth McAlpine and Ryan Lachapelle are a team of Best Friends on The Amazing Race Canada 5.


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Age: 25
Occupation: Chef
Current City: Rossland, BC
Hometown: Collingwood, ON
Strengths: Putting others first, inspiring, chefin it up!
Fears/Phobia: Regrets
Favourite Travel Destination: Lombok, Indonesia
Pet Peeve about Teammate: Ryan doesn't know how to slow down or stop


Age: 25
Occupation: Events Coordinator at Red Mountain Resort
Current City: Rossland, BC
Hometown: Collingwood, ON
Strengths: Communication, motivating people, and defining the word GIVE'R
Fears/Phobia: Regrets
Favourite Travel Destination: Anywhere with good surf, warm water, good people and good food.
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "He can't say NO."

Team Bio

Kenneth and Ryan are best friends who can come across as goofballs – which they are – but they have a surprising depth and perspective on the way they approach life. Kenneth and Ryan live their lives by one word – GIVE'R. Their personal motto, this pairs gives everything 100% passion and commitment. They live life to the fullest with no regrets.

Growing up in Collingwood, ON, the pair often crossed paths in town and became fast friends as teenagers, sharing a passion for skiing. The defining moment in their relationship came when they decided to pack up and move to Australia out of the blue. It was in Australia that they discovered another passion to share – surfing. Their lives now revolve around chasing adventure across the globe every chance they get.

When it comes to THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, Kenneth and Ryan know that individually they are awesome, but together they believe they are unstoppable. Where Kenneth is calm and collected, Ryan is hyper and always on the go. While they're both a little worried about any mental and memory challenges that they might encounter, they know their energy and motivation will help them through anything.

Fun Facts

Motto: "GIVE'R"
If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? THE GIVE'Rs
Walk on Song: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
Team they most associate with from previous seasons: Mikey and Pete (Season Two) If you could be an animal what would you be?

Ryan: "A crazy Monkey that wears a cheetah thong!" | Kenneth: Orca

The Amazing Race Canada 5

Race History

Kenneth & Ryan's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Newfoundland and Labrador → British Columbia Pedal / Paddle Ryan 1 of 10
2 2 British Columbia → Alberta Pump It / Pull It Kenneth 5 of 9
3 3 Alberta → British Columbia Strike It / Throw It Ryan 6 of 8ϵ [1]
4 4 British Columbia → China In Sync / In Line Kenneth 4 of 7
5 5 China → Thailand Bling It / Shred It No Roadblock 4 of 7
6 6 Thailand → Ontario → Quebec Tiptoe Through the Tulips / Get the Picture Ryan 5 of 6
7 7 Quebec → Ontario → Newfoundland and Labrador Find Your Dory / Family Story Kenneth 2 of 6
8 8 Newfoundland and Labrador → Panama Up For a Drink / Down For the Count Ryan 2 of 5 [2]
9 9 Panama → Saskatchewan The Cart / The Horse Kenneth 2 of 5
10 10 Saskatchewan → Ontario Alpac-It / I'll Cast It Kenneth 3 of 4
11 11 Ontario → Quebec No Detour Ryan 2 of 3 [3]
Average 3.28
     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
~ The team that lost the Double Battle.

1: Kenneth & Ryan used their Express Pass to bypass the Detour.
2: Kenneth & Ryan initially choose Up for a Drink before switching to Down for the Count.
3: Leg 11 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.

Post Race

  • Kenneth died on August 26, 2019 in a hiking accident on Mount Gimli in British Columbia.[2]


  • Kenneth & Ryan are the first team to win 3 Express Passes.
  • Among racers who have passed away, Kenneth was the youngest by both age and date of birth.

External links


  • Sheri Block at (09/13/2017): "‘Amazing Race Canada’s’ Kenneth and Ryan want to continue to inspire others with their Give’r lifestyle"

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