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Lynette "Lyn" Turk and Karlyn Harris are a team of Single Moms/Friends on The Amazing Race 10.

Though not as physically-adept as most of their competitors in the race, Lyn & Karlyn relied on their navigation skills, as well as their "Six Pack" alliance with David & Mary and Erwin & Godwin, to stay in contention. Unlike their allies, however, they saw that constantly waiting for each other would be to their detriment, thus branching out from their alliance whenever the need arose. Despite often being underestimated by those outside their alliance, their cunning and navigation skills not only allowed them to be the last one standing from the Back Pack, but also become the first ever all-female team to make it to the final three. Though they held the lead at several points during the final leg, they made the mistake of first going to Orly Airport instead of Charles de Gaulle Airport en route from Paris to New York, putting them last on the waiting list for the first flight. This resulted in them failing to get onto that flight with the other two teams, leaving them to finish in 3rd place.


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Lyn & Karlyn have been friends since the ninth grade, but the humorous banter that these single moms share makes them seem more like sisters. Referring to themselves as the "Black Debutantes" of the Race, this Alabama duo intends to compete with style, class and dignity.

Lyn lives in Birmingham, Alabama and teaches high school. A mother of three, she enjoys traveling, reading and meeting new people. Karlyn is a programming analyst who lives in Helena, Alabama with her daughter. She can be described as crazy, loud and creative and has a fear of flying.

The friends are excited about traveling abroad for the first time together and believe that their resourcefulness and ability to improvise will make them the Team to beat.[1][2]

The Amazing Race 10

Race History

Lyn & Karlyn's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China Labor / Leisure Karlyn 9 of 12
2 2 China → Mongolia Take It Down / Fill It Up Lyn 9 of 10
3 3 Mongolia → Vietnam Fuel / Fowl Karlyn 6 of 9
4 4 Vietnam Over / Under Karlyn 6 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → India Wild Things / Wild Rice Lyn 5 of 7
6 6 India → Kuwait Manual / Automatic Karlyn 4 of 7
7 7 Kuwait → Mauritius Salt / Sea Lyn 5 of 6 [1]
8 8 Mauritius → Madagascar Long Sleep / Short Letter Lyn 5 of 6
9 9 Madagascar → Finland → Ukraine Swamp This / Swamp That Karlyn 3 of 5 [2]
10 Make the Music / Find the Music Lyn 4 of 5
11 10 Ukraine → Morocco Throw It / Grind It Karlyn 2 of 4<
12 11 Morocco → Spain Lug It / Lob It Lyn 2 of 4
13 12 Spain → France → United States Art / Fashion Karlyn 3 of 3
Average 5.00
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

1: Leg 7 featured an unaired Roadblock. Lyn completed the Roadblock, as Karlyn was shown to have completed seven Roadblocks by the end of race.
2: Leg 9 was a double-length leg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.


  • Just days before the season finale aired, Lyn's home was burglarized and almost of all her possessions were taken.[3]
  • In 2008, Lyn remarried her first husband (with whom she had three kids).[4]
  • Karlyn refused to sign the letter sent by Lyn to Dustin & Kandice during the Roadblock in the fourth leg of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.


Franchise Records

  • Lyn & Karlyn are the first all-female team to reach the final three and qualify for the final leg. By extension, they are the first all-female team to cross the Finish Line.
  • First team to reach the final three without winning any previous legs.
  • First team to finish the race without winning any leg.

US Version

  • First team to perform 13 Roadblocks in a season.
  • Lowest racing average of an all-female team who completed the race at 5.00.

External links


  • Eric Goldman at IGN (12/13/2006): "Amazing Race Exclusive Interview: Lyn & Karlyn"
  • Jenn Brasler at Reality News Online (12/18/2006): "You'll Never Know How You'll React Unless You're There"

Social Media Profiles


The Amazing Race 10 Teams
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Best Friends
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 David & Mary
Coalminer and Wife
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 Duke & Lauren
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 Dustin & Kandice
Beauty Queens
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 Erwin & Godwin
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 Kellie & Jamie
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 Lyn & Karlyn
Single Moms/Friends
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 Peter & Sarah
Recently Dating
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 Tom & Terry
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 Vipul & Arti
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