Run, Babushka, Run is the sixth episode of The Amazing Race 17.
The order of departure from Ankenes Marina are as follows:
Teams must take train to Stockholm, Sweden, then fly to Saint Petersburg, Russia. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Vasilyevsky Island and search for the Rostral Columns, where they would find their next clue.
Choice A: Classical Music
Teams must travel to Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace and listen to three different compositions—Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Troika—playing on three numbered gramophones. They must then enter a music hall full of pianists playing several different compositions and take a copy of the sheet music from the pianists playing each of the three compositions. Teams must put the correct compositions in the correct order to receive their next clue in the form of a record from the maestro.
Brook & Claire, Gary & Mallory, Jill & Thomas, Michael & Kevin, and Nat & Kat chose this task.
Choice B: Classic Cinema
Teams must travel to Lenfilm Studios and search through several hundred filmstrips until they find one matching the film playing in the theater, Sergei Eisenstein's October. When they show a correct filmstrip to the projectionist, he would give the teams their next clue in the form of a film canister.
Teams must make their way to the location depicted on either their record or their film canister, Palace Square, where they would find their next clue.
Teams must take a taxi to Alexandrovskaya and follow a marked path to a local neighborhood store, where they would find their next clue.
"Who's ready for a Russian Drag Race?"
The team member assigned to this Roadblock must dress up like a babushka and follow a series of clues to find a sack of 50 potatoes and a wheelbarrow, which they would have to fill with cow manure. A babushka would then show them how to properly plant the potatoes, and would give them their next clue once the planting is completed.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must make their way to Saint Isaac's Cathedral to check in.Nick & Vicki would not have to perform a Speed Bump, due to production errors at the Classical Music Detour.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward• ϵ Used the Express Pass• ⊂ User of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⊃ Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⋐ User of the second Double U-Turn slot • ⋑ Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
- This is the first episode to air on Halloween since "Competition to the Fullest".
- This marks the first time since "He's a Couple of Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack" that a team was not penalized for coming in last on a Non-Elimination Leg.
- The episode title is said by Vicki Casciola.