Run, Babushka, Run is the sixth episode of The Amazing Race 17.
The order of departure from Ankenes Marina are as follows:
- Nat & Kat (8:26 pm)
- Gary & Mallory
- Jill & Thomas
- Michael & Kevin
- Brook & Claire
- Nick & Vicki
- Chad & Stephanie
Only Nat & Kat's departure time was shown on-screen. The other teams were seen boarding the 10:26 am train to Sweden.
Teams must travel by train to Stockholm, Sweden, then fly to Saint Petersburg, Russia. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Vasilievsky Island and search for the Rostral Columns to find their next clue.
Choice A: Classical Music
Teams would have to travel to Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace and listen to three different compositions, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, and Tchaikovsky's Troika, playing on three numbered gramophones. They then have to enter a music hall full of pianists playing several different compositions and have to take a copy of the sheet music from the pianists playing each of the three compositions. Teams will receive their next clue from the maestro after putting the correct compositions in the correct order.
Choice B: Classic Cinema
Teams would have to travel to Lenfilm and search through several hundred filmstrips until they find one matching the film playing in the theater, Sergei Eisenstein's Octobe. When they show the correct filmstrip to the projectionist, he will give the teams their next clue.
Teams must travel by taxi to Palace Square to find their next clue.
Teams must travel by taxi to Alexandrovskaya and search for a marked local store, to find their next clue.
The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to dress up like a babushka, pick up a sack of 50 potatoes, and fill a wheelbarrow with cow manure. A babushka will then show them how to properly plant the potatoes, and she would give them their next clue once the planting is completed.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
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 episode's title is said by Vicki to Nick as encouragement at the Roadblock.
- 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.
- This occurred as production errors affected several teams during the leg, most notably Nick and Vicki at the Classical Music Detour.