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Neil Lumsden and Kristin Lumsden are a Father/Daughter team on The Amazing Race Canada 3.

Aside from a first place finish in leg three, they mostly finished in the latter half of the standings, never finishing higher than 6th in all other legs. Upon arrival at Saskatoon's airport, they immediately found themselves overwhelmed with the Airport Flight Plan task, prompting Neil to tell the judge that they had decided to take a penalty after seeing Dujean & Leilani do the same, despite Kristin wanting to continue on with the task. But while Dujean was able to breeze through the Trampoline Roadblock, Neil ended up struggling to complete the task, and they could not catch up to them. While they initially checked in the leg's Pit Stop in 4th, the other 3 trailing teams managed to check in, resulting in their elimination in 7th.



Age: 62 (December 19, 1952)
Occupation: Sport Marketing and Events Consultant/Football Coach
Current City: Burlington, Ont.
Hometown: Burlington, Ont.
Strengths: Mental toughness, calm under pressure, and determination.
Fears/ Phobias: Snakes
Favourite Travel Destination: Greek Islands
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Too loud."


Age: 31 (May 10, 1984)
Occupation: Makeup Artist/Skincare Specialist
Current City: Toronto
Hometown: Burlington, Ont.
Strengths: Determination, adaptation, and photographic memory.
Fears/ Phobias: Centipedes
Favourite Travel Destination: Costa Rica
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "He can be a bit of a know-it-all."

Neil and Kristin are an enthusiastic and humorous father/daughter team who bring physical strength and athletic prowess to the race. Neil is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer turned football coach who has three Grey Cup rings with the Edmonton Eskimos. Quick-witted Kristin is a makeup artist and sales/education executive for a skincare company.

Neil has a dry sense of humour and winning spirit while Kristin has a big heart and lots of tenacity. The two feel their biggest challenge has always been communicating and stubbornness. They both like to have the last word in an argument and often, it comes down to the loudest person who wins.

As for the team's biggest roadblock? While both are physically strong, Neil and Kristin are hopeful the race doesn't involve any crazy science challenges. "We have very similar strengths and weaknesses so that in itself is a roadblock. But really – no science experiments please," says Kristin.

As a football coach, Neil has learned a lot of valuable skills that he believes will be an asset in the race. Kristin has overcome learning disabilities to graduate from two post-secondary programs so she feels confident that she can handle any obstacle thrown her way.

Neil's son and Kristin's brother, Jesse Lumsden, is a retired CFL player turned Olympic Bobsledder for Team Canada – but it will be Neil and Kristin who hope to slide across the finish line before their competitors this time.

Neil and Kristin feel that 'The Amazing Race Canada' will strengthen their relationship. They would love to win the prize money so that their wife/mom can retire and relax, and Kristin would love to buy property in Toronto.

Fun Facts[]

Motto: "Play like a champion today!"
Team they most associate with from Season 1 or 2: "Tim & Tim, their perseverance got them to the final."
What fruit or vegetable matches your personality and why?

  • Neil: Tomato - smart, wise, and goes with everything.
  • Kristin: Carrot – long, sweet, and crunchy.

If your life was being made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?

  • Neil: Tom Selleck
  • Kristin: Sandra Bullock

What's in your backpack? 2 pair shorts, 2 T-shirts, 4 pair underwear, 4 pair socks, 1 warmer jacket, 1 hat, 1 diary, 1 pair gloves, 1 pair of long traning pants, 1 sunglasses, 1 reading glasses, lots of Aleve and vitamins, 4 power bars, 1 water bottle (Neil)
How did you train for the race? Extended my regular gym sessions to be more overall body strength and more running. (Neil)
Why did you choose this as your racing outfit? Ask my partner. I only picked the shoes. (Neil)
How did you choose your team colour? Brings out my eye colour. Matches with my funky head scarves. (Kristin)
What's your must-have beauty/grooming item? Curling Iron, Bronzer (winter was cruel). (Kristin)
How did you train for the race? Running, swimming, memorizing menus, watching previous seasons multiple times (Kristin)

The Amazing Race Canada 3[]

Race History[]

Neil & Kristin's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Quebec → Ontario No Detour Neil 10 of 12 [1]
2 2 Ontario → Chile Motion / Emotion Kristin 6 of 11
3 3 Chile → Argentina Dance / Dine Neil 1 of 10
4 4 Argentina → Nova Scotia Bubbles / Suds Kristin 6 of 9
5 5 Nova Scotia → Quebec Ride It / Pull It Neil 7 of 8 [2]
6 6 Quebec → Ontario Analyze / Synchronize Kristin 6 of 8
7 7 Ontario → Saskatchewan Nimitook / Mikwap Neil 7 of 7 [3]
Average 6.14
     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: 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: Neil & Kristin initially arrived in 6th place, but received a 4-hour penalty for failing to complete the Face Off. Nic & Sabrina checked in during this time, dropping them to 7th place.
3: Neil & Kristin initially arrived in 4th place, but received a 2-hour penalty for failing to complete the Route Marker task. 3 teams checked in during this time, dropping them to 7th place and eliminating them.


  • In the 2022 Ontario Provincial Election, Neil was elected Progressive Conservative MPP for the riding of Hamilton East-Stoney Creek. He was then named Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.[1]


  • Neil & Kristin (alongside Simi & Ope) are the first Parent/Daughter team to compete on The Amazing Race Canada.

External links[]


  • Bill Brioux at Toronto Metro News (07/02/2016): "CFL star Neil Lumsden vies for 'Amazing Race Canada' win"
  • Marci Ien on Canada AM (08/20/2015): "End of the road for father-daughter duo"
  • Ruth Myles at Calgary Herald (08/20/15): "Neil and Kristin Lumsden have no regrets"

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