Run Like Scalded Dogs! is the third episode of The Amazing Race 16.


Route Markers

The order of departure from the Gruta de la Virgen are as follows:

  1. Jet & Cord (11:20 pm)
  2. Joe & Heidi (11:55 pm)
  3. Carol & Brandy (11:55 pm)
  4. Monique & Shawne (1:22 am)
  5. Jordan & Jeff (2:01 am)
  6. Steve & Allie (2:23 am)
  7. Dan & Jordan (2:25 am)
  8. Louie & Michael (3:12 am)
  9. Brent & Caite (4:25 am)

Brent and Caite left the Pit Start 3 hours and 5 minutes after their initial departure time (1:20 am) in Puerto Varas because both had to be treated for dehydration at the emergency room in a local hospital.

Teams must travel by bus to San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. Upon arrival, teams must drive themselves to the El Boliche Viejo. Once there, teams must win a game of five-card stud against the Travelocity Roaming Gnome to receive the gnome, which has their next clue on the bottom.

Teams must travel on foot to Peña Gaucha to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to choose a roping station and use a lasso to rope a steer-horned hay bale target 18 feet away. They must pull the target back towards them to receive their next clue attached on the hay bale.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Puente Ñirihuau and search the cliffs overlooking the river to find their next clue.

Choice A: Horse Sense
Teams are given a set of directions by a gunslinger and using only a stationary compass as a navigational aid has to find a bag of loot buried in a field. Once the've found the correct bag, they then have to deliver the bag to the lead bandit at a nearby train station, and if the markings on their bag matched the coordinates given to them, he would give the team a coin as their next clue.

Jordan & Jeff and Monique & Shawne chose this task.

Choice B: Horse Power
Teams would have to go to a polo field and using a wooden practice horse have to get a goal within 9 strokes to receive the trophy as their next clue.

Brent & Caite, Carol & Brandy, Dan & Jordan, Jet & Cord, Joe & Heidi, Louie & Michael, and Steve & Allie chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Estancia Fortin Chacabuco to check in.

For coming in first place, Jet & Cord won a trip for two to Patagonia, 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 JetCord
 1st place 
Jet & Cord
S16 SteveAllie
 2nd place 
Steve & Allie
S16 CarolBrandy
 3rd place 
Carol & Brandy
S16 JoeHeidi
 4th place 
Joe & Heidi
S16 JordanJeff
 5th place 
Jordan & Jeff
Newly Dating
S16 DanJordan
 6th place 
Dan & Jordan
S16 BrentCaite
 7th place 
Brent & Caite
Dating Models
S16 LouieMichael
 8th place 
Louie & Michael
S16 MoniqueShawne
 9th place 
Monique & Shawne


  • This episode's title is said by Jet, referring to the advantage of leading the pack.


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