Nanna Is Kickin' Your Butt is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 16.


Route Markers

The race begins at Vista Hermosa Natural Park in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Teams must fly to Santiago, Chile. Before departure, teams must use public transportation to Los Angeles International Airport. The first three teams that arrive at LAX would receive tickets on a flight to Chile one hour ahead of the second fight. However, due to mechanical failure, all three teams were rebooked on the second flight. Upon arrival in Santiago, teams must travel by bus to Valparaíso, where they will find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Wulff Castle to find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Ascensor Villaseca to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to cross a tightrope the length of a football field suspended 120 feet above the ground to the end of the valley to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must ride a funicular down the mountain to find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Paseo Templeman. At the templeman, they must pick up painting supplies (4 paint cans, paint brushes, and a ladder) and have to find a group of house painters next to a house matching the color of their paint. Once at the house, they had to finish painting a portion of the house to receive their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Palacio Baburizza to check in.

For coming in first place, Jordan & Jeff won a trip for two to Vancouver, British Columbia provided by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
S16 JordanJeff
 1st place 
Jordan & Jeff
Newly Dating
S16 MoniqueShawne
 2nd place 
Monique & Shawne
S16 JetCord
 3rd place 
Jet & Cord
S16 SteveAllie
 4th place 
Steve & Allie
S16 JoeHeidi
 5th place 
Joe & Heidi
S16 CarolBrandy
 6th place 
Carol & Brandy
S16 BrentCaite
 7th place 
Brent & Caite
Dating Models
S16 DanJordan
 8th place 
Dan & Jordan
S16 LouieMichael
 9th place 
Louie & Michael
S16 JodyShannon
 10th place 
Jody & Shannon
Grandmother/ Granddaughter
S16 DanaAdrian
 11th place 
Dana & Adrian
High School Sweethearts


  • This episode's title is said by Michael to Louie, referring to Jody beating him while racing to the bus station in Los Angeles.


  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (02/15/2010): "Dummies clear the way for Jeff and Jordan to check in first after not-quite-Amazing Race"
  • Josh Wolk at Vulture (02/15/2010): "World, Meet Our Reality Castoffs and Viral-Video Stars"


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